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Where to Brunch in New Orleans [May 2022]

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Looking for somewhere new to brunch in New Orleans in 2022? From benedicts to boudin, crab cakes to Shakshouka, these brunch restaurants in New Orleans are a must try. Some of our New Orleans brunch favorites for May 2022 highlighted below include Commons Club, Junior’s on Harrison, Saint John, Tujague’s, and Toups Meatery.

Where are you brunching?

Commons Club

What: Located inside the newly opened Virgin Hotels New Orleans and led by Chef Alex Harrell, Commons Club’s refreshed brunch menu is a must-try. With an eye for using local ingredients, Chef Harrell’s goal is to get people to try things they may be familiar with and experiencing them in a different way. Brunch is served Friday – Sunday.
Friday Brunch Only: Sip on bottomless bubbles while you dine! Choose from Bottomless Mimosas, Brut Rosé, or Veuve Cliquot Champagne – available during Friday brunch.
MUST TRY: Crispy Boudin – Bayou Cora red corn grits, sunny-side up egg red eye gravy
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday – Sunday: 9am – 2pm, 4pm – 10pm
550 Baronne Street


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Junior’s on Harrison

What: Brunch on Harrison at Junior’s, your “strangely familiar neighborhood joint.” With a combination of snacks, handhelds, and unique breakfast dishes, wash it down with specialty brunch cocktails or a cup of coffee. Brunch is served on Sunday mornings only, so plan accordingly!
MUST TRY: Chilaquiles Nachos – salsa rojo pork, cheddar, sunny up egg, black beans, salsa verde pico, avocado, cotija cheese
MON-WED 11-9pm
TH – SA T 11-10pm / BAR TILL 11pm
SUN 9-3pm
Address: 789 Harrison Avenue


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Saint JohnSaint John

What: Now available Friday – Sunday, Saint John’s brunch is a CAN’T MISS brunch in the French Quarter. Led by Chef Eric Cook (whose name might sound familiar for those that are lovers of Gris-Gris), Saint John Saint John specializes in “Haute Creole” selections with inspiration from “simple, sustainable family dishes meant to feed the masses.” And feed the masses they do!
MUST TRY: Oysters Sardou – Crispy Gulf Oysters, Spinach and Artichokes in Double Cream with Sauce Béarnaise
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday & Thursday: Dinner 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: Brunch 11 am – 3 pm / Dinner 5 pm – 10 pm
Sunday: Brunch 11 am – 3 pm / Dinner 5 pm – 9 pm
Address: 1117 Decatur Street

Tujague’s Restaurant

What: Enjoy brunch at the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, Tujague’s! The historic landmark now along Decatur Street offers weekend brunch plus bottomless mimosas for those looking for a boozy option. The menu features locally sourced ingredients in traditional preparations. Brunch is served on Saturday & Sunday mornings.
MUST TRY: Cochon de Lait Benedict –buttermilk biscuits, topped with cochon de lait pork, poached eggs and sauce choron, served with haricot vert
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday: 5–9PM
Friday: 11AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
Saturday: 10AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
Sunday: 10AM–2:30PM, 5–9PM
Address: 429 Decatur Street


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Toups Meatery

What: Contemporary Cajun brunch can be found at Toups Meatery in Mid-City – led by Chef Isaac Toups. With a regularly changing menu sourced with fresh, local ingredients, Toups Meatery is inspired by their family’s deep-rooted Louisiana family traditions. Brunch is served every Saturday & Sunday morning.
MUST TRY: Raynes Farm Wagyu Steak – crispy herbed potatoes, Chef’s T1 sauce, fried eggs
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11-3
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3-5
Brunch: Sat 11-3, Sun 10-3
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5-10, Fri-Sat 5-11
Address: 845 N. Carrollton Avenue


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The Tasting Room

What: From Drag Brunch to a more traditional approach, The Tasting Room is one of our favorite brunch spots uptown, let alone all of New Orleans. With a selection of both bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, this cute Irish Channel gem must be on your radar. The Tasting Room has one of the more popular Drag Brunch events happening at least one time per month. 
MUST TRY: Steak & Eggs –2 Over Easy Eggs, 10 oz Flank, Collard Madeleine, Pickled Onion
Brunch: Sat 12-3, Sun 12-3


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