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10 New Orleans Brunch and Dinner Specials this Mother's Day

07:00 May 09, 2024
By: Janay Major

Mamas, grandmamas, aunties, and all other maternal figures, a million "thank yous" cannot begin to encompass the love and safety you have shown your kids since the moment you knew they were coming, so a brunch/dinner will just have to do.

Y'all deserve to be pampered throughout the year; however, Mother's Day is an excuse to love on you even more. Get out your pen and paper, kids. Here are 10 New Orleans restaurants serving delicious Mother's Day meals, which are all perfect for bonding with the most important woman in your life.

1. Tujague's

429 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676


Tujague's [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

Executive Chef Gus Martin will be offering a special Mother's Day brunch featuring a three-course meal from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Starter options will include shrimp and goat cheese crepes, a Tujague's house salad, and boudin balls served with a pepper jelly.

Featured entrees will include BBQ shrimp and grits, crab cakes and eggs, and a grilled filet mignon. For dessert, options will include a strawberry shortcake and bread pudding.

2. Compere Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119


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Show your mother how much you love her by reserving a table at Compere Lapin. Chef Nina Compton will be featuring an enthralling brunch menu catered towards Mother's Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The menu will include buttermilk biscuits with a strawberry jam and whipped ricotta, fried chicken with biscuits and hot honey, bread pudding with bananas foster and buttermilk ice cream, and a mango creme brûlée. Pair your meal with their bottomless mimosas for only $25.

3. Alma Cafe

800 Louisa St., (504) 381-5877


Alma Cafe [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

Nothing screams bonding time more than spending brunch with your favorite person. Alma Cafe's Executive Chef/Owner Melissa Araujo invites guests and their mothers to indulge in food in tribute to the chef's grandmother.

Enjoy dishes like fritas hodureñas, huevos rancheros, pancakes with crema fresca and strawberry jam, and the Charlotte Bowl—made with housemate yogurt, granola, roasted carrots, berries, and seasonal marmalade.

4. Commons Club

550 Baronne St., (504) 603-8000


Commons Club [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

Spoil your mother by wining and dining her at the Commons Club, located in the Virgin Hotel. Executive Chef Chris Borges is offering a spectacular Mother's Day brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brunch specials will include shrimp and asparagus benedict, a roast beet salad, a blueberry and lemon waffle, and crawfish rangoon egg rolls—crawfish and cream cheese stuffed egg rolls paired with a spicy aioli and a caramel fish sauce.

5. Beggars Banquet

1330 Prytania St., (504) 766-6711


Beggars Banquet [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

Beggars Banquet is named after a popular album by the Rolling Stones, and the restaurant is just as cool and psychedelic as its namesake. Owned by the Dilonno family, they are pulling out all of the stops to give guests one of the most flavorful Mother's Day brunches they ever tasted.

Options will include cream cheese toast with figs, a crab cake benedict, buttermilk biscuits with homemade jam, and more. The brunch will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., so make sure not to miss it.

6. Costera

4938 Prytania St., (504) 302-2332


Costera Restaurant [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

This Spanish restaurant invites guests to celebrate Mother's Day with them for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. The special dinner menu will include braised duck breast with charred radicchio, apple fennel, and sour cherry molasses.

They will also offer a family-style course tasting only priced at $70 per person. The four-course meal will include marinated olives, blistered shishito peppers, grilled sourdough with boquerones and olive tapenade, American red snapper crudo with pistachios and chilies, mixed roasted mushrooms, and a seafood paella. They are so many more options, so bring your family and an empty stomach.

7. Osteria Lupo

4609 Magazine St., (504) 273-1268


Osteria Lupo [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

Osteria Lupo is a Northern Italian restaurant home to some outstanding dishes you will ever sink your teeth in. They are offering a four-course lunch/dinner for Mother's Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., only priced at $65 per person.

Dishes will include burrata con panna with pistachios and balsamic, marinated mushrooms, grilled hanger steak with crispy potatoes and salsa verde, and wood-fired oysters with Calabrian chilies.

8. Birdy's

1320 Magazine St., (504) 302-2992


Birdy's [Provided by Brustman Carrino PR]

Birdy's is filled with Instagramable moments, great vibes, fantastic food. It should also be the place to spend your Mother's Day.

They will be serving a wonderful Mother's Day brunch that will include huevos rancheros, bruleed bananas fosters waffle, a pulled pork benedict, a Louisiana crawfish melt with pepper jack cheese, and more. The brunch will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9. Cafe Normandie

1000 Magazine St., (504) 528-1941


Cafe Normandie [Courtesy of the Higgins Hotel]

Consider treating your mother to some history by bringing her to the National WWII Museum. Before you tour around the museum, definitely bring her over to the nearby Higgins Hotel and treat her to a special Mother's Day brunch at the hotel's Cafe Normandie restaurant.

The brunch menu will feature tasty dishes including crab stuffed Creole tomato and smoked salmon pappardelle, as well as bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. The brunch will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10. Ralph's on the Park

900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000


Ralph's on the Park [Courtesy of Ralph's on the Park's Facebook]

Situated inside a beautiful house from the late 1800s, Ralph's on the Park is an ideal choice for a Mother's Day get together. The restaurant will be offering a three-course Mother's Day menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $75.

Some of the many dish options to choose from include turtle soup, grilled ribeye steak, crawfish cake, scallops, strawberry doberge, and so much more. Ralph's on the Park will also be offering specially selected sparkling wine by the glass and by the bottle.

Honor Your Mamas

Celebrate the maternal figures in your life by bringing them to an amazing restaurant. Maybe you cannot fit how much you appreciate them in one day; however, feeding them soul-enriching meals is a great start.

Thank you mamas, grandmamas, aunties, and everyone in-between for sacrificing so much in order to give us a whole lot more. We honor your strength, fortitude, and tenacity through tribulations, and we uplift you for extending us your love, safety, and support. Enjoy your meal, Mama, and have a wonderful Happy Mother's Day.

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