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Ten Places to Get Eggs Benedict in NOLA

07:00 March 26, 2024
By: Eliana Sarfati-Magill

New Orleans is a city rich in delicious food options and brunch is no exception. Whether it be shrimp and grits, waffles, biscuits and gravy, or eggs, NOLA has an abundance of great places to go. Eggs Benedict is a brunch favorite of many.

A classic eggs Benedict is composed of two open face halves of an English muffin with Canadian bacon and a poached egg on each, topped with hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise sauce is made by emulsifying egg yolk, butter, and lemon juice to create a rich and delicious pairing with a runny poached egg. Here are 10 spots to order eggs Benedict in NOLA.

10 Eggcellent Options for Eggs Benedict in NOLA

1. Ruby Slipper

Multiple locations, rubybrunch.com

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Ruby Slipper is an obvious choice when it comes to eggs Benedict. Ruby Slipper serves brunch everyday from open to close, ready to satisfy an eggs Benedict craving not only on the weekend.

They currently have five delicious eggs Benedict options on the menu including Chicken St. Charles, Eggs Cochon, Bayou Shrimp, and more. Each is plated on a buttermilk biscuit, putting a Southern twist on a classic. Those having trouble picking just one of these egg dishes will happily order the Peacemaker and have a half and half combination of any two. Whichever of their locations you choose, be sure to join the virtual waitlist before heading over to be seated quickly.

2. Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-509-7334, willajean.com

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Willa Jean is a favorite local brunch spot with great ambience and delicious fresh food. Make sure to come during brunch service to be able to order their take on eggs Benedict. Their beet cured salmon Benedict is plated on fresh Challah with spinach Madeline, whipped hollandaise, and, of course, a poached egg.

Order one of their many delicious coffees to go with your meal or perhaps even one of their four specialty espresso martinis. They started only taking walk-ins this year and you can join the virtual waitlist online.

3. La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St., 504-891-3377, lapetitegrocery.com

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La Petite Grocery serves French twists on many classic Southern dishes in a fine dining setting. The century old building was originally a grocery store and continues serving food to locals to this day. Brunch is served on Sundays only and their take on the classic is a fried oyster Benedict.

Two poached eggs are plated over fresh cornbread, with asparagus, sauce Choron, and a leafy side salad. Sauce Choron is a traditional béarnaise sauce with tomato puree added. Order their brunch exclusive Big Red Hammer Bloody Mary topped with Gulf shrimp and pickled vegetables to pair perfectly with this seafood eggs Benedict.

4. Achafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave., 504-891-9626, atchafalayarestaurant.com

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Achafalya is a local favorite for upscale twists on classic New Orleans cuisine. Their brunch menu includes two delicious spins on eggs Benedict. Their Eggs Achafalaya includes poached eggs served over fried green tomatoes with lump crab meat and hollandaise. Their Eggs Treme has the expected poached eggs served on French bread with boudin and hollandaise.

While you're there, head over to their well-known Bloody Mary bar to build your own tomato-based beverage. Enjoy the music as the band plays all weekend long while waiting for the food to arrive. Brunch can book up quickly, so be sure to reserve a spot!

5. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Multiple Locations, anotherbrokenegg.com

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Another Broken Egg is a classic Magazine Street brunch spot that also has a location in Lakeview. The name says it all; they serve eggs every way, all day. Their Hashbrown Benedict includes potato croquettes stuffed with ham and cheese topped with poached eggs, as well as mushroom hollandaise.

Their Eggs Blackstone Benedict is made up of grilled tomatoes on an English muffin with bacon, hollandaise, and eggs. Lastly, their Smoked Salmon Benedict is served on toasted bagel with cream cheese, poached eggs, smoked salmon, and capers. Each is served with the option of grits or potatoes.

6. Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221, commanderspalace.com/index.htm

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Commander's Palace is a famously bright blue Victorian Mansion in the Garden District. They are well known for their jazz brunches and 25 cent martini happy hours. Their twist is Cochon de Lait Eggs Benedict. Slow cooked pork shoulder is served on fresh buttermilk biscuits with sauce forestière, mushrooms, and caramelized onions. The poached eggs are then topped with a tasso hollandaise to finish off this decadent breakfast.

Commander's is not only a New Orleans institution but also a famously fun place to dine. Enjoy the plethora of balloons and ornate interior while listening to classic local jazz play before digging in.

7. Brennan's

417 Royal St., 504-525-9711, brennansneworleans.com

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Brennan's is another local classic, especially when it comes to brunch. They serve their Artisanal Eggs Benedict on house made English muffins. They also serve a few twists on the classic. Their Eggs St. Charles features fried fish, creamed spinach, and a blood orange hollandaise. Their Eggs Hussarde include coffee cured Canadian bacon as well as a Marchand de Vin sauce. Lastly, the Eggs Sardou include crispy artichokes, creamed spinach, and sauce Choron.

Order a Brandy Milk Punch or house Bloody Mary to pair with any entrée and enjoy this New Orleans institution. Reservations open up 60 days in advance and book up quickly, so be sure to plan ahead!

8. Saint John

1117 Decatur St., 504-581-8120, saintjohnnola.com

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Saint John serves upscale yet approachable takes on Creole cuisine and the cultural melting pot it embodies. Their spin is a Boudin Benedict. Cochon de lait boudin is plated over fried green tomatoes, served with a fried egg, and topped with sauce Choron.

Order their brown butter corn and braised Southern greens to go with this delicious dish. This French Quarter spot has a beautifully designed interior so explore and enjoy the stained glass and 3D mural while waiting for the food.

9. Elizabeth's Restaurant

601 Gallier St., 504-944-9272, elizabethsrestaurantnola.com

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Elizabeth's Restaurant's motto is "real food done real good" and they live up to it every day. They serve breakfast during the week and brunch on the weekend, but luckily both include their Eggs Elizabeth. The dish consists of grilled French bread with ham, poached eggs, and hollandaise.

Their Redneck Eggs feature fried green tomatoes, poached eggs, and hollandaise. Finally, their Eggs Florentine include creamed spinach and fried oysters served over potatoes with eggs and hollandaise. Brunch is first come first serve on Saturdays and Sundays.

10. Lula Distillery

1532 St. Charles Ave., 504-267-7624, lulanola.com

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Lula Distillery is conveniently located right on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District. Lula is a great spot to grab a bite and a drink with friends and enjoy their daily happy hour. Many people enjoy their weekend brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays. Their Cochon de Lait Benedict is served over Indian fry bread with slow cooked pork, breakfast potatoes, and hollandaise.

Their simple and streamlined menu has something for everyone and is a not to miss brunch spot in New Orleans. Order their frozen Blueberry Gin Sour with any dish. Lula is the only distillery restaurant in the city and guarantees a unique setting.

Eggs Benedict Across NOLA

Easter is nearly here in New Orleans, making it the perfect time to schedule a fun and festive brunch with friends. Those craving eggs Benedict of any kind will be happy to find a plethora of options at restaurant across the city. Before making a reservation or heading out to eat, make sure your desired restaurant is serving their breakfast or brunch menu!

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