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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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  1. 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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    1. re: laytonj1

      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. 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.

      Enjoy,

      Hunt

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      1. re: Bill Hunt

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

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        1. re: BayouTeche

          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.

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

          1. re: CharlieH

            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.

            1. re: ericmschmidt

              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.

              Enjoy,

              Hunt

              1. re: ericmschmidt

                Like Vegas.

              2. re: CharlieH

                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.

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

            2. 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.

              1. Has anyone tried the Veranda at the Intercontinental?

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                1. re: ericmschmidt

                  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.