In a city that centers around eating and drinking, you can imagine weekend brunches would have just that -- delicious food combined with endless drinks. We've compiled a list of the best boozy brunch spots with affordable drink options.
Located in the Warehouse District, Sofia recently launched a weekend brunch. Chef Talia’s brunch menu focuses on modern Italian dishes and classic brunch favorites. Some of the brunch classics include Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes, a dish called Eggs in Purgatory with spicy red sauce and a breakfast sandwich with house-made biscuits. Guests can also enjoy bottomless spritzes and mimosas. Brunch at Sofia is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The culinary crown of the Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue was recently named the “#1 Best Hotel Restaurant” in the country, according to USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019. Now, Jack Rose debuts a new and improved Sunday brunch 2.0, just in time for football season. Tantalizing new menu items include jumbo lump crab cakes, crispy pork belly, crab omelet and roasted cauliflower. Pop some bubbly with brunch bottle specials like yellow-label Veuve Cliquot for $50 or a bottle of rosé for $65. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chef Isaac Toups expands brunch offering to include both Saturdays and Sundays at his Mid-City flagship restaurant Toups’ Meatery. Brunch items include small plates like hot smoked salmon with creamed kale and poached egg and fried boudin with poached egg hollandaise – a playful version of traditional eggs benedict. Large plates include options like lamb grillades with stone ground grits, a French toast sandwich with bacon, brie and cane syrup and roast beef bagel with black vinegar cream cheese. Of course, the famed cracklins, Toups Burger and Meatery board will also be on offer. Boozy brunch offering include a variety of inventive seasonal cocktails and $15 bottomless mimosas. Brunch is served Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seaworthy, Ace Hotel’s charming oyster bar and seafood restaurant, launched weekend brunch at the end of August 2019. Brunch plates include special items like BBQ shrimp, a crab cake benedict and chile relleno with gulf shrimp, poblano pepper and tomatillo corn jack cheese. Round out your meal with bottomless brunch favorites like mimosas for $32, sangrias for $29 or Pimm’s cups for $35. Weekend brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cane & Table
This French Quarter hidden gem, Cane & Table, recently revamped its brunch menu to offer more Caribbean and Cuban centric dishes. There’s also an insane two-hour, all-you-can-drink package complete with punch, mimosas, bloody marys and micheladas for $45. Fans of fried chicken sandwiches will find one on this menu. Other entrees include crawfish curry with coconut grits, biscuits and gravy and a cane syrup French toast dripping in strawberries, almonds and whipped cream.
Have you checked out Otra Vez among the South Market District’s new slate of bustling restaurants? The restaurant with innovative Mexican cuisine from nationally-acclaimed New York chef Akhtar Nawab serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests can opt for the Otra Vez Brunch Special which includes any brunch entree and one hour of bottomless drink refills (margaritas, mimosas, bloody mary, tecate) for $28. Other brunch items include a breakfast quesadilla, Mexican roti with chorizo, asparagus enchiladas and chilaquiles. Brunch hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Available every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekend brunch now features new bottomless specials and a la carte menu offerings. Guests can imbibe on $25 bottomless champagne, mimosas, poinsettias, or sparkling rose. Kick back in the restaurant’s courtyard, dining room or upstairs in one of the delightfully intimate dining spaces. Soak up the booze with an array of creative a la carte offerings like shrimp and grits and chicken fried duck confit with cornbread waffle.
Araña Taqueria y Cantina
The Tasting Room
This wine bar in the Lower Garden District recently reopened under new ownership. The Tasting Room also launched weekend brunch along with the revamp. The new brunch menu prepared by Chef Orlando Harris features several affordable small plates like steak and eggs, French toast and smoked salmon. Enjoy brunch with your choice of bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys. Brunch hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
Since local event promoter and entrepreneur Larry Morrow opened his namesake restaurant with his mother Lenora Chong in 2018, Morrow’s has attracted local crowds and national celebrities like Drake, Michael B. Jordan and Mary J. Blige among others. The spot serves brunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items include banana foster french toast, chicken and waffle, shrimp and grits and Cajun catfish benedict. You can also order a 33-ounce carfare of mimosas that runs around $22.
This Warehouse District spot is extremely affordable with a fun atmosphere. Diners can enjoy bottomless sparkling rosé and mimosas for $12. The spot also features other affordable drink options like bloody marys, frose and an interesting twist on a Moscow Mule called a Hibiscus Mule. Food options are pretty affordable at Flamingo-A-Go-Go as well, with prices ranging from $9 to $21. Hit the patio out back for the ultimate outdoor experience. There’s even seating in the back of a truck which is great for groups.
Situated on the best corner in the French Quarter, Tableau has a great brunch menu with $15 bottomless mimosas all week! The only catch is you have to purchase an entree to partake in the bottomless deal. Entrees include options like chicken and waffle salad, cochon de lait benedict, Redfish Bienville, shrimp and grits and other brunch favorites.
The Country Club
This quaint Magazine Street restaurant offers an upscale brunch with items like duck confit with potato hash and poached eggs. Apolline even serves a version of eggs benedict with andouille sausage and crawfish tails. And who could forget about the avocado toast and honey pecan bacon. Yum! Wash all that delicious food down with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for $18. Brunch is served Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sat and Sun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (walk-in only).
Lula Restaurant and Distillery
Every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana’s first restaurant & distillery serves up brunch with a $20 all-you-can-drink vodka bar. You pick the mixer, and they’ll serve you the vodka. The menu offers entrees like chicken and biscuits, pain perdu, a cochon de lait benedict, omelettes and a fried chicken sandwich, among other items.
One of the oldest restaurants in the French Quarter has one of the finest brunches in a classic setting. Reserve a spot in the courtyard, and enjoy the jazz band while sipping on bottomless mimosas or rosé for only $14. Brunch is served daily from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ralph’s on the Park
Overlooking City Park sits this Ralph Brennan’s restaurant. Weekend brunch as a mix of crowd-pleasing appetizers, dishes for egg lovers and classic brunch items. Brunch is served weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Endless mimosas, champagne or rose will cost you $15.
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