7 New Brunch Spots In New Orleans You Must Check Out
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
There are many excellent reasons to visit New Orleans, and its impressive food scene is as good as any. If you are looking for the best spot to enjoy everyone’s favorite late morning, early afternoon meal, from Cajun to Mexican, here are some of the newest and most highly-rated brunches in the Big Easy.
A manifestation of New Orleans’ love and celebration of food (and drink), Jack Rose is a lively, new restaurant in New Orleans’ historic Pontchartrain Hotel. Jack Rose features menu items that are a mix of New Orleans’ “crave-able” Italian, French and Spanish dishes. The website boasts that the cuisine is unpretentious and skillfully executed. That certainly goes for its Sunday brunch menu which includes chicken and waffles, crispy fish and grits, steak and eggs, and so much more.
Otra Vez is located in the South Market District of New Orleans where Chef Akhtar Nawab is cooking innovative Mexican cuisine. According to the website, they aim to provide thoughtful and delicious food, beverage and hospitality in a warm and inviting environment. Stop by for their weekend brunch menu featuring everything from pancakes and steak and egg sandwiches to Mexican Roti and breakfast tacos.
Located on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line in New Orleans, Delmonico is a legendary, century-old institution and an icon in the restaurant industry since 1895. In 1997, Chef Emeril Lagasse assumed the reins of this cornerstone of traditional Creole dining and undertook an extensive historic renovation. Just last month, they launched their hearty brunch menu including panéed pork chop with sunny side up egg, roasted poblano grits, and creole mustard jus; a crabmeat omelet with Boursin cheese; citrus French toast with whipped cream cheese, pecans and citrus marmalade; and a few of the restaurant’s famed steaks.
At Toups, you can expect to find Slow cooked, meltingly tender Lamb Neck, Confit Chicken Thighs with chicken liver and cornbread dressing, and other substantive dishes that reflect Chef Isaac’s sophisticated approach to Cajun cuisine. They recently launched their Saturday and Sunday brunch service with much talked about items like Hogs Head Cheese Kolaches, Shrimp & Grits Po Boy, French Toast Sandwiches, and Hot Fried Quail.
Bordeaux derives its heritage from southwestern France, the area known internationally for its outstanding wine and cuisine. Located among the beautiful oak trees at the intersection of Magazine and Bordeaux streets, Bordeaux chooses the fresh catch of local fishermen and the produce from regional farmers to provide fresh, inviting and sustainable dishes. Some of the menus highlights include Croque Monsieur, or Madame, pork benedict, and the grilled gulf fish sandwich to name just a few.
In 2018, Gris-Gris was named New Orleans’ best new neighborhood restaurant by featuring refined, Southern cuisine, and local favorites in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. They recently launched their brunch menu, adding yet another reason to visit this local favorite. The new, weekend menu includes chicken biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, grits, and a lot of reasons to come back