New Orleans is known for two things above all else: music and food. The best of both worlds combine in jazz brunch, and plenty of restaurants honor the tradition weekly. Come hungry and spice up your brunch NOLA-style with the options below. The following jazz brunches are on Sundays unless otherwise noted.
Commander’s has been a Garden District landmark since 1893, and you can’t miss it’s bright teal exterior. It’s only natural that they have a jazz brunch, complete with traditional Creole food and balloons. Enjoy gumbo, turtle soup, pecan-crusted fish, Creole bread pudding soufflé, and other offerings.
Antoine’s proudly holds the helm as New Orleans’ oldest restaurant, dating back to 1840. These days, old traditions are given new life, like the tableside baked alaska and café brulot diabolique. Indulge in the multi-course brunch special with an option to add on bottomless mimosas. The Jerry Embree Trio performs every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Located in the historic French Quarter, Court of Two Sisters is another classic New Orleans restaurant. They offer a live jazz brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily (not just on Sundays!). Breakfast classics, New Orleans favorites, lunch lagniappe, and delicious desserts are among the spread.
If Arnaud's is known for anything, it’s their eggs - Eggs Fauteux, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Sardou - and the list goes on. Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe jazz brunch with highlights including shrimp bisque, seafood gumbo, veal Holstein schnitzel, and crepes Suzette.
With iconic views of Jackson Square, you can’t pass up Muriel’s for French Quarter dining. They’ve got a Sunday jazz brunch good enough to make your mouth water. There’s Creole crab and artichoke dip, duck and Chaurice hash, Bananas Foster pain perdu, shrimp and grits, and blackened Mississippi catfish, just to name a few. Which will you choose?