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Commanders is booked - any other Sunday brunch recs?

Heading to New Orleans this upcoming weekend. Heard great things about brunch at Commanders, but they're all booked. Any other Sunday brunch ideas? We won't have a car but anything a street car or cab ride from the Quarter is doable. I don't care about price - just want some delicious food! A bloody mary or two wouldn't hurt either ;)

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  1. Elizabeths, Dantes, Surreys, EAT, Cafe Amelie, Huevos. My personal favorite is Elizabeth's. I usually order the praline bacon, eggs florentine, or duck waffle.

    Surrey's Juice Bar
    1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Eat Restaurant
    900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

    Dante's Kitchen
    736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

    Elizabeth's Restaurant
    601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117

    Cafe Amelie
    912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

    4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

    1. Don't know if you want more formal or casual but,
      The first 2 are New Orleans classic "old school" IMO. (The Roosevelt is beautiful and worth a visit or a cocktail)

      Arnaud's, jazz brunch:

      Antoine's jazz brunch:

      Muriel's jazz brunch:

      Blue Room at the Roosevelt:

      Palace Cafe:

      Arnaud's Restaurant
      813 Rue Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

      Palace Cafe
      605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Antoine's Restaurant
      713 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Muriel's Jackson Square
      801 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

      1. We'll be there too. I have reservations for brunch at Commanders, but my DH often changes his mind and prefers to walk somewhere. If that's the case, you can have my reservation...

        1. I am the lone voice on this board, but have done Brennan's for Brunch (Sat & Sun) on three trips, and enjoyed each visit. I did not think that I would ever type that, but they impressed me.

          On four trips, we've done Ralph's on the Park for Sunday Brunch, before we flew out of MSY, and each time, have greatly enjoyed the meal.

          Now, they have dumbed down their wine list too much for me, but it's still OK - I just miss the white Burgs. Also, ask to be seated away from the piano in the bar. That was just too loud to enjoy our meal.

          Good luck,


          1. If you want to go a very different way, Lil Dizzy's in Treme is a very local brunch option with incredibly good down-home food and a ridiculously good price (I think $15 for all you can eat). It's BYOB which also brings down the cost, so grab a bottle of champagne at Rouse's and have them mix you up some mimosas.

            Lil Dizzy's Cafe
            1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

            1. This Jazz Fest I will be trying Cafe Atchafalaya for brunch on the recommendation of a local. Sound and looks (online) great.

              Cafe Atchafalaya
              901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

              7 Replies
              1. re: Ciao Bob

                I just had Sunday brunch at Atchafalaya for the second time in a month. A great suggestion. Patois is my current favorite for brunch

                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  The Shrimp and Grits are INCREDIBLE!

                    1. re: nikinik

                      Shrimp and Grits were one of the dishes my friend suggested.
                      What can you tell me about the Bloody Mary Bar at Atchafalaya? She mentioned that too.

                      1. re: Ciao Bob

                        It works like a salad bar. Vodka, tomato juice and all the fixin's. You make em like you like em.

                        1. re: BayouTeche

                          Nice! Never had such an experience. Looking forward.

                          1. re: BayouTeche

                            Blood Mary bars are great, I may have to hit that one when I come to town. I went to one in Chicago that was huge. My friend tried doing one at his bar in New Orleans and it never took off, but he didn't serve food. The one I went to in Chicago had multiple brands of mix, all sorts of stuff to put in, my mouth is literally watering thinking about making my own bloody mary