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Sunday Brunch BUFFET!!!!

ericmschmidt Aug 24, 2011 10:51 AM

Im really having trouble not finding a restaurant sponsored review of some of the hotel brunches around town. Im looking for something grandiose and awesome.

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    laytonj1 RE: ericmschmidt Aug 24, 2011 11:04 AM

    Not a hotel brunch, but the brunch at Court of Two Sisters is beautiful, delicious and quintessential New Orleans... Not to mention live Jazz music!! Definitely a highlight during our trip.

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      hazelhurst RE: laytonj1 Aug 24, 2011 11:27 AM

      Well, we just had a chat on here about the Court of Two Sisters (or "Twin Sisters" as a carriage driver used to call it. If the words used by one reviewer were artillery shells the place would be a smoldering ruin.

      I a damned if I can think of a decent Sunday Buffet..I know there must be something I am not thinking of . . . .brunch buffets are not things I "do" unless invited to the Country Club or something like that.

    2. Bill Hunt RE: ericmschmidt Aug 24, 2011 09:32 PM

      I am anything BUT a buffet fan, so am not the right person to comment, but for Sunday Brunch, the two places that have wowed me (no buffet) have been, Brennan's and Ralph's on the Park. They are both menu brunches, but then the dishes are made for you, with no heat lamps, or steam tables involved.

      The two best brunch buffets one Earth are not in NOLA, and one no longer exists. The best - the Marquesa, at the Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ (now gone), and then Orchids at the Halekulani in Waikiki, O`ahu, Hawaii. Now, those were/are the ultimate, and the paradigm, by which all others should be judged. Alas, only the Orchids brunch is around, but going strong.



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        Delucacheesemonger RE: Bill Hunt Oct 18, 2011 10:28 AM

        Checking on other N.O. sources and saw your post. Try the buffet brunches at:

        Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta
        Lacroix at the Rittenhouse in Philadelphia.

        l am a big caviar fan and both have it, all you could ever want.

      2. BayouTeche RE: ericmschmidt Aug 25, 2011 06:15 AM

        "Grandiose and awesome" = Buffet? Does not compute.

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          CharlieH RE: BayouTeche Aug 25, 2011 08:56 AM

          I think what you want is Begue's at the Royal Sonesta in the Quarter. Not sure but maybe Le Pavilion or the Veranda at the Intercontinental Hotel might have something.

          Begues's Restaurant
          300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            ericmschmidt RE: CharlieH Aug 25, 2011 12:11 PM

            This is what Im looking for. Here in CA all the high end joints like the Ritz and JW Marriots have crazy buffets, and am hoping to find something like that.

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              Bill Hunt RE: ericmschmidt Aug 25, 2011 05:51 PM

              The Ritz does (or did) have a buffet brunch, as did the Royal Orleans. I was totally unimpressed by either, so have not even checked to see if they are still doing them.



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                CharlieH RE: ericmschmidt Aug 27, 2011 03:53 PM

                Like Vegas.

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                FoodChic RE: CharlieH Aug 27, 2011 02:54 PM

                Begue's is currently closed, as it is being remodeled to become Restaurant Revolution to open in August/Sept 2011. The Sunday brunch is still available, but is in a ballroom; not the restaurant.

                Begues's Restaurant
                300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

            2. kukubura RE: ericmschmidt Aug 25, 2011 03:30 PM

              Not at all grandiose but certainly awesome: brunch buffet at LIl DIzzy's in Treme. They have a branch in a big downtown hotel the Whitney?) but when we stopped in there a few years ago we though the atmosphere was depressing. Treme was rocking. That buffet was off the chain. And it's byob so bring some bubbly and they'll make you some mimosas.

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                ericmschmidt RE: ericmschmidt Sep 8, 2011 08:16 PM

                Has anyone tried the Veranda at the Intercontinental?

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                  jdm40 RE: ericmschmidt Sep 20, 2011 02:34 PM

                  I had the brunch at Veranda, but it was in 1999 so it has been some time to say the least. It was good at the time if my memory serves, but not spectacular. I simply can't put buffet and spectacular in the same realm.

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