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Family is coming for the holidays and would like to enjoy a traditional jazz brunch. I have not been to Court of Two Sisters, Arnoud's etc in many years. How are they? Any places you would suggest?

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  1. Commanders is generally regarded as being tops in that category. I would stay away from the two sisters.

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    1. re: CharlieH

      What CharlieH said.

    2. Commander's # 1. Antoine's or Arnaud's # 2 and # 3. French 75 Bar at Arnaud's is outstanding.

      Antoine's @ 713 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 581 - 4422.
      http://www.antoines.com/
      Arnaud's @ 813 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 5433.
      http://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/

      1. At the complete other end of the dining spectrum from Commander's, we're thinking of going to Buffa's for their Sunday jazz brunch. Any recent feedback?

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        1. re: gort

          Only to express some surprise that Buffa's does a jazz brunch. Its pretty much a dive bar that makes good burgers. Could be great, who knows, would be interested to know as well.

          1. re: CharlieH

            Yes, I was surprised as well. They apparently have a 3-piece band...? Will definitely report back if we go.

            1. re: gort

              They have a large dining room behind the bar (you'll have seen it if you've used the restrooms) which is where the brunch occurs. I've never had the brunch food, but I frequently go there for the burgers, which I love. They have $2 mimosas during brunch, but they're kind of small. If you go, keep in mind it's cash only, with an ATM in the bar.

              1. re: uptownlibrarian

                Ok, that makes a little more sense.

          2. re: gort

            Just wanted to report back on this. We had a great time at Buffa's. Got there around 11 and walked through the bar to the dining room, although if you don't want to go through a thick haze of cigarette smoke you can use the side doors on Burgundy. Bloody Marys were large and spicy, the omelets were solid and the band was a lot of fun. It wasn't too crowded when we arrived, but when we left a bit before noon most tables were filled. We're looking forward to going back for a burger on our next visit.

          3. Another good Sunday Jazz Brunch spot in the FQ is Muriel's. Definitely listen to Charlie H on the 2sisters scene.