Lunch/Brunch/Dinner - if this is our first time visiting, which should we try first? and why?
We only had dinner this trip but I'm sure whichever you choose, the service and the food will be impeccable. Something to consider though is what else you will be doing on the day. We chose dinner as there is a dress code therefore we could go out and do what we wanted dressed casually during the day and then get ready at our hotel and then have dinner. The area is lovely and in the middle of the Garden District where there are many walking tours in the day time. I just couldn't imagine walking around in the morning in the heat of NOLA and then going straight to lunch at such a nice place or having lunch/brunch there nicely dressed and then heading out to a walking tour in our nicer outfits (and heels for me). So basically, practicality did influence our choice of meal there. Hope that helps.
We always have lunch here - it is less expensive and beautiful sitting in the garden room with the sunshine and trees all around us.
We take the trolley - wear sundress with sandals. This last time we had the turtle soup, gumbo, fish, quail and the "to die for" bread pudding of course. We were in heaven with the service. My friend asked where the restrooms were. She received an armed escort. Couldn't believe it!
Mr. Brennan stopped to visit - he is very charming! I asked him if we could see the kitchen and he said absolutely!
We have to go there every time we go to New Orleans!
You can't go wrong with any choice...having had dinner, I would, on next visit, love to try the brunch. If you've seen the documentary I mentioned in my review, you will see that it can even turn into a conga line! I love the celebratory nature of NOLA. But you will have the same quality of food and service whichever meal you choose to eat there. Enjoy!
We had lunch. I thought our waiter was joking when he told us that the restaurant offers $.25 martinis. For us, that was a pleasant surprise. I agree with others that I think it is possible to get the full experience with a lower price at lunch. After we finished our meal, I had a lovely conversation with a local woman from the Garden District. She gave me a great deal of insight into the area. My friend spoke with a young couple they gave her a different insight. It’s just to say that the patrons are friendly.
During the day, it is possible to tour the Lafayette Cemetery across the street.
We can only speak about our dinner experience made for a King, Queen & Family.
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