New Orleans pulses with history, culture, and culinary delights, where boozy brunch with a classic cocktail isn't just a meal—it's an experience woven into the city's identity.

From elegant jazz brunches to lively drag affairs, New Orleans offers a brunch scene for every taste. Picture plates piled high with fluffy pancakes, eggs Benedict crowned with creamy hollandaise, and crispy fried chicken served alongside biscuits and gravy.

Libations flow freely, from bottomless mimosas to inventive craft cocktails. Gather your friends and embark on a culinary journey through Uptown's historic charm to the eclectic energy of the Bywater. Each neighborhood offers its unique twist on brunch, where every meal feels like a celebration of New Orleans style.

Cheers to brunch in the Crescent City, y'all! Don’t forget, these are just some of the many brunch stops in our culinarily inclined city. Find more here!


Paul Broussard

Uptown Brunch

14 Parishes

14 Parishes is a family-owned Jamaican restaurant, showcasing authentic Jamaican dishes crafted by Chef Charles Blake. Nestled on Oak Street Uptown, it's the perfect spot to indulge in a culinary adventure! Picture this: bottomless Ruomosa's (Rum Punch and Champagne) alongside mouthwatering treats like oxtails and grits. Your taste buds are in for a treat!


Atchafalaya’s brunch is wonderful for so many reasons. The menu is delicious and has something for every taste palate - everything from low country shrimp & grits to classic quiche Lorraine. And let’s not forget the boozy brunch cocktails – their bloody mary is a must-try. Best of all, Atchafalaya is one of the only places that extends their brunch offerings outside of the weekend. Enjoy their brunch menu Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 


Located along the bustling six miles of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars that is Magazine Street, Apolline is a delight for those that take their brunching seriously. Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys are only $20 and pair fabulously with a menu that includes cinnamon pecan bacon, smoked pork enchiladas, and shrimp and grits made with Abita beer, cremini mushrooms, and smoked andouille sausage.

Justen Williams
Jack Rose

Jack Rose

Tucked inside the Pontchartrain Hotel, Jack Rose offers a funky space with a killer menu. Brunch is offered on Sundays and includes menu items like calamari, chicken and waffles, and duck and andouille gumbo. Make it a party with their disco punch, which serves up to 10 people and comes served in an actual disco ball!


Columbian native Edgar Caro sought to open a restaurant where our abundance of fresh, local seafood is celebrated. Basin is his second of three restaurants in New Orleans, but the only one that offers brunch. Fish tacos, chicken and waffles with cayenne honey butter, and brioche French toast are a few favorites. Bottomless mimosas are also offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Outdoor dining is also available (sidewalk and courtyard).

Paul Broussard
Brunch at Brown Butter

Mid-City Brunch

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen

Brown Butter’s cozy atmosphere and classic Southern menu is ideal if you want to try lots of unique dishes, like the brunch burger with brie on a brioche bun or the brunchy salad with cornbread croutons, boiled egg, and sugared bacon. Make it boozy with the restaurant’s $15 bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. The casual spot is a great end to your weekend trip. 

Ralph’s on the Park

Located across the street from the picturesque City Park, the ambiance at Ralph’s is second to none. Enjoy $20 bottles of bubbly or one of their breakfast cocktails with your choice of juice to sip in between bites of crab and avocado toast, turtle soup, and steak and egg hussarde with hollandaise, roasted mushrooms and poached egg. Outdoor dining is available.


Katie’s brunch may only be on Sundays, but it’s one you won’t want to miss. Order a red or white sangria, a double bloody mary at the price of a single, or a bottle of bubbly for the table to go with one of their filling and revitalizing menu options. Try a hot breakfast po-boy – hot sausage patties, grilled ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, and American cheese pressed on French bread – plus biscuits and country gravy. 

Colton Clifford, New Orleans & Co.

Nice Guys NOLA

You know that place that's always just a vibe? Well, *this* is that place, and let me tell you, it gets us excited! Every day is a new adventure here, and when we’re craving a brunch that's poppin' with flavorful bites of delicious delights, from the Praline Chicken & Waffles to the boozy good pours, you know where to find us!

Toups Meatery

Celebrity chef Isaac Toups prepares a decadent brunch full of Southern flavors. Star dishes include foie gras torchon, fried catfish Benny, and Louisiana blue crab claws. Wash down the heavy dishes with a delicious brunch-time cocktail and save room for a slice of doberge cake!


Vessel is housed in a stunning, revitalized 1914 church, where Chef Amandalynn Picolo sources fresh, local ingredients for their new American cuisine while honoring many New Orleans traditions. Add to that some big brunch energy and mimosa bottle service, and going to church on Sunday might just take on a whole new meaning for you!

Justen Williams
Chicken Fried Duck & Cornbread Waffle - Copper Vine

Downtown/ Central Business District Brunch

Commons Club

After visiting the Commons Club located in Virgin Hotels New Orleans, you'll find yourself daydreaming about their Banana Bread Old Fashioned Cocktail and their LA Wagyu smash burgers. I mean, we certainly do! This hotel not only offers chic and sexy accommodations, but Trixie Minx also frequently produces burlesque and drag brunches here. Make sure you check out her show lineup and see if you can get a side of glamour for you and your friends heading out to brunch!

Compère Lapin

James Beard Foundation Award-winning Nina Compton’s warehouse district restaurant is the place to find a melding of Caribbean, Creole, French, and Italian fares. Here, classic bottomless brunch deals are available to pair with the scramble with toasted brioche and arugula... or if you're feeling a little too woozy for more boozy, try out their Phony Negroni and treat yourself to a yummy New Orleans mocktail!

Copper Vine

Just a few blocks from the Caesars Superdome, you’ll notice a lush patio full of greenery. Copper Vine is the ideal spot if the weather is lovely, although the interior is just as gorgeous. From brunch classics to flat breads and sandwiches, there is plenty to choose from. Not to mention, they offer over 30 wines on tap, plus pitchers of four different types of sangria. 


Couvant is the perfect place to head once you roll out of bed for brunch after a night out in the city, and it's even quicker if you stay at The Eliza Jane Hotel where this brasserie is located. I mean, who doesn't love comfort and opulent duck confit waffles to pair with their morning cup of... mimosas?


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Miss River

Miss River

At The Four Seasons New Orleans, tucked away by the Miss River, your favorite caffeinated vodka bursts into flames in the form of their Flaming Espresso Martinis. I mean, you had us at daytime espresso martinis, but flaming? Once your heart and belly are ablaze with flavor and you've gotten lost in the menu selections offered at brunch, head on up to Vue Orleans. There, you can learn so much more about the city of New Orleans and take in 360-degree observation deck views that you simply can't get anywhere else in the city!

Sofia NOLA

Named after Miss Sofia Loren, this Italian-inspired restaurant on Julia Street is one of the most upbeat dining scenes in town. You won’t find traditional brunch fare on their menu, but you will find a breakfast pizza with creamed leeks, crispy speck, and fontina. The mainstays like meatballs, ricotta with grilled bread, pasta alla vodka, and cacio e pepe are available for brunch, as well. Enjoy your choice of bottomless Aperol spritzes, pomegranate mimosas, or classic mimosas. 

Randy Schmidt, Willa Jean
BBQ Shrimp Toast - Willa Jean


A 'Trenasse' is a man-made waterway designed to navigate the marsh to reach a favorite fishing spot or “honey hole.” Trenasse pays homage to those who came before them and frequently features fresh Gulf fish and shellfish, duck, lamb, beef, and frog. For brunch, don’t miss out on “The Rock Star,” a crawfish pie topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise. All of those beautifully sfresh flavor pair perfectly with the “Orange Blossom,” their take on the mimosa, and let me tell you, it is mighty fine!

Willa Jean

The pastries at Willa Jean are out-of-this-world good, and the brunch menu doesn’t disappoint, either. Think fried chicken and tabasco honey biscuits, BBQ shrimp toast and monkey bread. Their drink menu is just as exciting with various boozy coffees, frosé, Aperol spritz, and more. 

Zack Smith
Cane and Table

French Quarter Brunch

3rd Block Depot Kitchen + Bar

Who doesn't want a pair of stunning legs with their eggs, am I right? Well, if I am, Legs and Eggs Brunch is the burlesque breakfast of all your dreams, and at 3rd Block Depot, Bella Blue can be found twirling here too. So, order up a ‘Bella Blue Sparkler’ to sip on and don’t sleep on the blueberry white chocolate bread pudding with limoncello glaze, because honey, you are about to see stars!

Broussard’s Restaurant

This 100-year-old French Quarter restaurant is a stunner in more ways than one. With a beautiful courtyard that’s home to the oldest wisteria vine in the city, immaculate private dining rooms, and a menu that boasts some classic Creole and French cuisine, you’ll want to put Broussard’s on your list. We love their brandy milk punch, and crawfish and brie omelet with oyster mushrooms and Lyonnaise potatoes. Bottomless mimosas or rosé are just $18 with the purchase of an entrée. 

Cane and Table

Known for their cocktails, it is no surprise that Cane and Table is great for a boozy brunch. Caribbean-inspired cocktails are always creative and refreshing. Indulge in sweet plantains, empanadas, or a Cuban sandwich for brunch. And you can even add bottomless mimosas to the mix for $25 (requires full table participation and entree orders). Sit inside or out - either way, you’ll definitely feel like you are in the historic French Quarter

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Palm & Pine

This vibrant New Orleans restaurant is nestled in the French Quarter, with a menu that explores the food and drink of Louisiana, the South, and the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America! At the Pine Bar, you'll find classic and original cocktails. Whether you decide on a classic brunch or their Bottoms Up Pole Brunch, where New Orleans burlesque sensation Bella Blue pairs well with your LA Blue Crab Pupusas and an array of cocktails you couldn't resist trying!

Saint John

At Saint John, the pork belly cassoulet will serenade you with its melody of white beans, salted pork, braised pork belly, and cornbread gremolata, wishing you a good morning and afternoon. You'll feel like you're in the right place. Speaking of the right place, don't miss out on their “Right Place, Wrong Time” Bourbon cocktail or their drag brunch every Sunday hosted by Debbie With A “D” and Laveau Contraire!

Paul Broussard
Bananas Foster French Toast - Stanley


Stanley overlooks iconic Jackson Square, so come here for the quintessential NOLA brunch experience. Plus, the restaurant serves breakfast and brunch all day, so feel free to sleep in as late as you’d like. The menu includes Creole classics that never disappoint, and the boozy drinks here include the brunch standards - mimosas, bloody marys, etc. - but also include specialty Stanley milkshakes like a White Russian Milkshake, an Irish Coffee Milkshake, and a Brandy Milk Punch Milkshake. Sip on a boozy shake, or grab one to-go and stroll by St. Louis Cathedral as you take in the French Quarter.


As the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, Tujague's has retained its reputation for providing an unforgettable dining experience. A favorite for more than 165 years, it continues to entertain and satisfy the delightfully robust appetites of French Quarter patrons. Pair their bottomless mimosas with the Tujague’s brisket bowl, a melody of tender brisket, peppers, onion, tomatoes, and garlic tossed with fried new potatoes, and topped with fried eggs.

Paul Broussard, NOTMC



Elizabeth’s is a stand-out boozy brunch for so many reasons. The atmosphere is cheerful and bright, since the walls of the restaurant are lined with Dr. Bob’s iconic artwork (pro tip: pay a visit to his studio down the street after brunch). The menu is decadent and full of dishes made from scratch, and while Elizabeth’s has daily rotating specials, the one dish you can’t miss out on here is the praline bacon. Sugar-coated bacon is best accompanied by a cocktail, so treat yourself to one of the drinks or specialty cocktails on the menu from the full bar. 

Justen Williams
The Country Club

The Country Club

This is not your typical Country Club. Overflowing with Southern and New Orleans classics, indulge in boudin boulettes, fried green tomatoes, shrimp & grits, and other favorites. Add a carafe of mimosas or a brandy milk punch to your meal and you’re dining in New Orleans style. But, the true perfect pairing with this delicious weekend brunch menu is the drag show that accompanies it. Bring your cash in small bills to tip your performers as they sashay through the restaurant! 

Rebecca Todd


Located on St. Claude Avenue, Morrow’s is a hip spot that has remained popular since its opening in 2018. The menu includes lobster mac & cheese, gumbo ramen and more. For $40, enjoy a bottle of mimosas for the table with your choice of juice, including strawberry, pineapple, mango, or the traditional orange. The swanky restaurant plays 90’s R&B music throughout the day.

Paladar 511

Every neighborhood wishes they had a Paladar 511, but it’s the Bywater dwellers that get easy access to this culinary gem and its house made pastas, pizzas, and more - all made with seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients. Brunch includes the farm egg pizza with applewood bacon and braised collard greens, huevos rancheros, lemon ricotta pancakes, and their twist on the classic eggs benedict with lump crab, jalapeños, and cornbread. Classic brunch cocktails, like bloody marys, mimosas, or brandy milk punch are available by the glass.