Best Brunch / Jazz Brunch in NOLA?? Need Help
My partner and I will be vising New Orleans for the first time in late August (From Toronto, Canada).
We are looking forward to the FOOD as well as many other aspects of NOLA.
What is hands down the best brunch place in New Orleans? Does it include Jazz?
Thanks for your help.
I've only been for lunch (and once for brunch at their late Vegas branch) but I have to say that this is probably your best option. You want to know what New Orleans is about? Get all gussied up and go to Commander's for brunch.
If you were somehow able to have a SECOND brunch I might suggest going to Lil Dizzy's in Treme for a completely different (and still very, very NOLA) experience. No music, BYOB, but very local and amazing food.
The only other brunch I can remember having in NOLA (except for Court of Two Sisters, avoid) was the jazz brunch at Arnaud's which was actually really great. The savory crab cheesecake or whatever it was was really good. (edit: that was a few years ago, I jsut read some horrible more recent things about Arnaud's on CH)
Also, don't let whatever jazz brunch you go to be your only live jazz music of your trip. It's usually dixieland, which is fine but there's a whole breed of jazz musician that doesn't wake up early enough to play at brunch, I don't think.
I know this will not be a popular CH response, and I know it's touristy, but the jazz brunch at Court of Two Sisters is much fun and I think a rite of passage for NO tourists!!