Who doesn't like brunches with unlimited drink specials, especially in an internationally famous food and drink city like New Orleans? Well, everything always tastes a little bit better when enjoying some pleasant company with friends and family. So with the weather finally starting to warm up and the city opening more and more during the pandemic, take your favorite group to these five spots in the Greater New Orleans Area to enjoy some delicious food and all-you-drink goodness.
Thanh Thanh Restaurant
This authentic Vietnamese eatery serves brunch from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with a bottomless mimosa and a Bloody Mary bar each available for $17. While enjoying the drinks, you can choose from a multitude of entrees like Unde Vu (buttermilk fried chicken with Belgian waffles and chopped bacon), Betty Boo's Burger (a flame-grilled burger with fried eggs and grilled onions and served with truffle parmesan fries), and Pad Thai noodles with a choice of chicken, shrimp, veggies, or a combo. Other items include healthy options such as the avocado toast with two poached eggs, as well as sweet dishes like Belgian waffles, French toast, and cinnamon rolls with topping options of strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or chocolate chips. 131 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, 504-368-8678, t2restaurant.com.
This spot serves a fusion of Caribbean and European accents with traditional New Orleans flavors. For just $20, customers can enjoy some Bottomless Brunch Punch. Some of the menu items for brunch include an everything bagel with tuna tartare and Calabrian crema, hot fire chicken with biscuits and pickles, and chia pudding and berries. For only $35, customers can take an optional "Prix-Fix" deal to choose one food option from each of the three sections on the menu: small plates, large plates, and desserts. 535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-599-2119, comperelapin.com.
This cozy place offers native Louisiana dishes made with local ingredients. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $18. You can select either charbroiled oysters or cinnamon bacon for a starter, while entrees include poached eggs with a house-made biscuit, smoked andouille sausage, and crawfish tails, as well as smoked pork enchiladas with guajillo pepper, fontina, salsa verde, and a sunny egg. 4729 Magazine St. 504-894-8881, apollinerestaurant.com.
This sophisticated locale specializes in contemporary Cajun and Creole cuisine. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, with bottomless mimosas for $15. In true New Orleans fashion, Trenasse offers beignets from the French Market with either café au lait, cappuccino, or espresso for starters. Brunch specialties include shrimp and grits with house andouille and roast corn, as well as an angus New York strip with eggs to order, breakfast potatoes, scratch biscuit, and herb butter. Some other attractions on the menu include the fowl gumbo with chicken, duck confit, and house andouille, as well as buffalo shrimp po-boys. 444 St. Charles Ave., 504-680-7000, trenasse.com.
Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard
This historic, circa-1920s, fine dining hot spot specializes in high-end Creole cuisine. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday to Sunday with bottomless rosé or bottomless mimosas for $15. There are also a variety of other "eye opener" drinks like absinthe suissesse, brandy milk punch, ramos gin fizz, and the big hopper. Broussard's brunch classics include cochon de lait benedict with cornbread, roasted pork, poached eggs, crystal hollandaise, and pickled shallots; Napoleon benedict with an English muffin, Canadian bacon, asparagus, poached eggs, and hollandaise; and a crawfish and brie omelet with leeks, oyster mushrooms, brie fondue, and lyonnaise potatoes. 819 Conti St., 504-581-3866, broussards.com.