Fancy brunch is a thing in New Orleans. When people do a morning meal in this city, they do it well. From a Garden District classic to a newbie with free-flowing Champagne, here are a few of my favorites that are worth putting on your Sunday finest.
Commander's Palace. Located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Commander's does a fine jazz brunch that's at the helm of chef Tory McPhail. We like to sit upstairs in the Garden Room, and make sure you have a song request ready for the musicians.
Jack Rose. Tucked into the the Pontchartrain Hotel, this new-ish restaurant is one of my favorites. The food is fun and fantastic and come Sunday brunch, they offer bottomless Veuve Clicquot (with Chambongs!) for $25.
Atchafalaya. Located in the Irish Channel, this cozy restaurant offers haute Creole cuisine is an unfussy atmosphere. The brunch is complete with live music and a Bloody Mary bar. And the Duck Fat Sazerac is pretty incredible.
Coquette. This pretty spot on Magazine is one of my favorites for an upscale brunch. The cocktails are fantastic; the mimosas are made with hand-squeezed juice; and they serve a big platter of "family style" fried chicken with deviled eggs, pickles, buttermilk ranch, and sides that goes perfectly with Champagne.