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bataille2 Jun 4, 2010 11:26 PM

hello new orleans, we'll be there for our semi-not annual trip june 10th & i'd like some interesting brunch suggestions. we're staying at the lamothe house. we have done commander's & mr b's many times. i'll actually be there for TWO sundays but my better half will only be there the first sunday. just looking for something different that i might be overlooking in my planning.
i've been to new orleans many many times. i'm not a newbie. however, not getting there several times a year(like i used to)& only once every two years or so means we're not up on the latest openings or hot spots. mainly, though, we just want great food(which is one reason we've been to commander's a number of times).
several places we're considering:

ralph's on the park.


  1. uptownlibrarian Jun 5, 2010 07:30 AM

    Patois has a fantastic brunch, and it's on the newer side so you may not have been there before. Definitely go there with your better half. Every dish I've had there has been great, and in my opinion the prices are a steal for the quality you get. If you're meat eaters, definitely try the lamb ribs starter.

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    1. re: uptownlibrarian
      BayouTeche Jun 5, 2010 08:25 AM

      What the librarian said.

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      Littleman Jun 5, 2010 09:40 AM

      I really like Cafe Atchafalaya in the Garden District. They have Sunday Brunch with live music. The new owners are doing a great job.

      Cafe Atchafalaya @ 901 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 891 - 9626.


      Cafe Atchafalaya
      901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

      1. nola79 Jun 5, 2010 09:52 AM

        I really love Elizabeth's for lunch. Surrey's is also nice. I like EAT but they get mixed reviews on here. Cafe Amelie is good too, with a gorgeous courtyard.

        A bit more 'no frills' than the places you've mentioned, but you could also try Slim Goodies or Huevos for nice egg concoctions.

        Cafe Amelie
        912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

        4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

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          Hungry Celeste Jun 5, 2010 10:55 AM

          Here's a vote for brunch at Domenica...the usual menu is available, plus three or four brunch specials and several brunch cocktails.

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          1. re: Hungry Celeste
            hazelhurst Jun 5, 2010 01:03 PM

            I agree..it is a lot of fun...and an approriate day for the restauran't name, n'est pas? I've gotten in and out on several occasions for reasonable money which is amazing considering the location. It helps that a couple of the waiters are friends from other shops but that is only a personal pleasure and not something that is necessary

            1. re: hazelhurst
              kibbles Jun 7, 2010 10:37 AM

              Domenica's new 1/2 priced drinks and pizzas happy hour is a bonus. several new pizza recipe additions to try.

              123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

          2. kukubura Jun 6, 2010 06:56 AM

            If you want a totally different experience consider LIl Dizzy's in Treme. It's down-home cooking and local vibe all the way. It's BYOB so bring a bottle of champagne. And it's a buffet with all slammin food. Plus it's inexpensive.

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            1. re: kukubura
              roro1831 Jun 7, 2010 07:20 AM

              kukubura, good to see you survived eating the expires olive mix!

              1. re: roro1831
                kukubura Jun 7, 2010 05:57 PM

                So far sooooo good!

                I have a sweet pic of the fridge jammed with the bottles that I've been meaning to post...

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              CharlieH Jun 7, 2010 09:30 AM

              Some good suggestions there, a few are more what I would call just breakfast places. Dante Street is good also. Patois is a must though, if you can go for dinner, even better.

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                nonative Jun 7, 2010 11:12 AM

                I had a wonderful brunch yesterday at The Blue Room in The Roosevelt Hotel. Fabulous food, great service, free champagne and the James Rivers Movement playing NO music the entire time! Just great!

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