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huevosverdes Apr 13, 2012 08:38 PM

We will be making our first trip to NO next month and just realized we will be there for Mother's Day. I would love to experience a classic NO brunch, but I'm wondering if this will be the wrong weekend for it. Will every place be a madhouse with double prices? Should we even consider Brennans or are they probably booked already? We will be staying in the French Quarter and will be in town for a week. What do you suggest?

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    Littleman RE: huevosverdes Apr 14, 2012 07:04 AM

    If you want to dine in the FQ go to Antoine's, Muriel's or Arnaud's for Sunday Jazz Brunch. I like Muriel's the best. Be sure to check out Hermes Bar at Antoine's or French 75 Bar at Arnaud's. Mr. B's has an outstanding Sunday Jazz Brunch. It's across from Hotel Monteleone.
    In Mid City near City Park is Ralph's which has a fine SB and outdoor dining. If you go to the GD or Uptown go to Coquette or Patois for Sunday Brunch. Cafe Atchafalaya has a Sunday Jazz Brunch. I really like CA. It's a unique neighborhood restaurant near the Irish Channel W of the GD.
    Dante's is Uptown and has Sunday Brunch.
    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/
    Mr. B's Bistro @ 201 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 2078.
    http://www.mrbsbistro.com/index2.php
    Muriel's @ 801 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 568 - 1885.
    http://www.muriels.com/html/home.html
    Ralph's on the Park @ 900 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 488 - 1000.
    http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/index.php
    Coquette @ 2800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 265 - 0421.
    http://www.coquette-nola.com/index.html
    Patois @ 6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 895 - 9441.
    http://www.patoisnola.com/
    Cafe Atchafalaya @ 901 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 891 - 9626.
    http://www.cafeatchafalaya.com/
    Dante's Kitchen @ 736 Dante St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 861 - 3121.
    http://danteskitchen.com/
    Here's a link to Sunday Brunch restaurants in NOLA.
    http://www.neworleansonline.com/newor...

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      collardman RE: huevosverdes Apr 14, 2012 10:35 AM

      There is a good chance that the good places will be madhouses, but no doubled prices. Your choice may be set by where you can get in. Act now.

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        huevosverdes RE: collardman Apr 16, 2012 01:41 PM

        Thank you both. Just made a reservation for Cafe Atchafalaya. I've heard many good things about it and think it will maybe be less crazy away from the FQ. Will be back in touch with more questions as our trip approaches. Chowhounders are the best!

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          collardman RE: huevosverdes Apr 16, 2012 03:09 PM

          I don't put CA down as a "classic" N.O. brunch but I put it down as a very good brunch with local ingredients. I'm a big fan.

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            huevosverdes RE: collardman Apr 16, 2012 03:59 PM

            I understand what you mean. I think CA sounds more like our style -- we are coming from NYC area and are not so much interested in the exact "classic", food-wise, as much as the Sunday Jazz Brunch experience. I think CA sounds like a winner. Thanks again for your help.

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              Bill Hunt RE: huevosverdes Apr 16, 2012 08:56 PM

              If you cannot do Cafe Achafalaya, due to bookings, I would think about:

              Ralph's on the Park
              Brennan's on Royal Street

              We have done both, many times, and in the recent past, and each can deliver.

              Please make your reservations early, and enjoy.

              Hunt

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