Brennan's Restaurant, at 417 Royal Street in the French Quarter, is world famous, and rightly so. It re-opened on June 8, 2006, following renovations made necessary by the Hurricane.
The Brennan Family:The Brennan Family is renowned for its restaurants both in New Orleans and around the country. Owen Brennan started the dynasty, which includes Commander's Palace, Dickie Brennan's, The Palace Cafe, Ralph's On The Park, The Bourbon House, The Redfish Grill, Adelaide's, and The Palace Cafe. Some of these establishments are run by various branches of the family, all of whom adhere to the tradition of excellence.
The Dining Rooms:
There are 12 dining rooms that seat 550 persons. Most rooms overlook the courtyard, which is also used for dining. A former slave quarter building now protects the huge wine collection (35,000 bottles.)
Breakfast served from 9:00 a.m. to 1: p.m. can typically consist of a Brandy Milk Punch, Eggs Hussarde, and Bananas Foster. Not exactly cornflakes, folks. Brunch is available on weekends.
Brennan's is not open for lunch. Dinner, however, is served these days from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday, although these hours will likely be expanded in due time. For dinner, Brennan's is known for its turtle soup. Shrimp Sardou and Redfish With Lump Crabmeat Jaime (named after the chef) are excellent choices. For dessert, everyone should try Bananas Foster at least once (you'll be hooked.)
Brennan's is a quintessential New Orleans experience, and we love it as much as it loves us.