Brunch and Mother’s Day go together like sparkling wine and fresh squeezed orange juice, and this year New Orleans has a whole crop of new places to bring Mom! Whether you’d like to enjoy the day with a wide selection of fine whiskeys or have brunch-time cocktails in a centuries-old mansion, we’ve got you covered. Check out the following list for our top five recommended places to bring mom this Mother’s Day.
Executive Chef John Bell heads the brunch program for Meauxbar, a bistro located on North Rampart St. in the French Quarter. Bell says the Mother’s Day brunch menu will be a pre-fixe three-course meal and cost $40, with the option of adding on bottomless mimosas. Pro tip: don’t pass up on the mimosas, you’ll get a full bottle delivered to your table with a whole selection of add-ins such as aperol and bitters. A whole bottle.
New to the Uptown restaurant scene, Kenton’s is a classy yet comfortable restaurant and whiskey bar that will get mom adequately boozed up this Mother's Day. The gorgeous bar and extensive whiskey and cocktail list complement the hearty brunch menu, making for a day mom won't forget... unless she enjoys a bit too much of their fantastic bourbon selection.
Executive Chef Nina Compton runs this Warehouse District favorite, where you can expect to find a Caribbean and European inspired food menu complimented by a strikingly talented bar staff. The website says that “meals are about moments, memories and those who surround you at your table,” which sounds like the perfect place to bring mom this Mother’s Day. Can't wait for the holiday to get a taste of Compère Lapin? Check out their beautiful Instagram feed @comperelapin.
A true gem of the Lower Garden District, Coquette offers a brunch menu dreamed up by Executive Chef Michael Stoltzfus. Start off with a glass of sparkling rosé at the downstairs bar for a classy and cool beginning to your day.
Located on Magazine St. in the Garden District, Cavan has quickly become a city-wide favorite with its promise of delicious coastal-inspired cuisine by new Executive Chef Ben Thibodeaux. The restaurant is housed in a 19th-century mansion, offering two main dining rooms (each with its own bar), one private dining room that can seat up to eight, and a breezy and relaxed front patio. Be sure to check out Cavan for a taste of what is sure to be New Orleans’ hottest new weekend morning brunch spot.