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I am looking for a Saturday brunch with about eight 30 year old guys that are visiting New Orleans for the weekend on May 10th. We will be staying by Bourbon Street, but leaving the area for brunch would be welcomed, but also happy to stay in the area.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer a place that has a lively atmosphere and good food. I tried to get a reservation at Cochon, but they could not accommodate us.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!!

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  1. Over the last 10 years, the two brunches, that have drawn us back, and pleased, have been Ralph's on the Park (we often do their brunch, before the flight back to PHX), and Brennan's on Royal Street.

    Many here do not like Brennan's, and I was once in their corner, until about 6 years ago, when we went back. They have impressed us on each visit, and also our guests.



    1. Luke's brunch on Saturdays is great. It is a more casual atmosphere then Brennans or Ralph's and it is relatively close to Bourbon, probably about 6-10 blocks depending on where on Bourbon you are staying.

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      1. re: localfoodie

        That is good to know. Though we are fans of Chef Besh's, and have dined at several of his restaurants, we have never done Luke.

        Thank you,


      2. Atchafalaya has excellent food and a make-your-own bloody mary bar. It's much less crowded on Saturdays than Sundays, in my experience. They might take reservations. You'd need to take a cab, probably [it's walkable if you feel like a long walk]. It's my favorite brunch place in town. Try the Eggs Atchafalaya and the grits.

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        1. Ruby Slipper. There are three locations, one just a block outside the Quarter on Magazine. Super delicious and unique food (you hardly ever find unique breakfast food), huge mimosas and strong bloody marys. Its nice but not super fancy. I've taken out of town guests there and a couple have said it was their favorite meal spot - And I take my folks to the greats.