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Seriously....Brennans is soooo over-rated!

rchill | Apr 13, 2008 08:54 AM

Brennan's Brunch was terribly disappointing for myself and my guests. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to have Sunday Brunch. The morning started off bad when we realized that the silverware was disgusting with hardened food on 3-out of-4 place settings at our table. The waiter was nice and noticeably embarrassed. The brunch price was $34/person (no alcohol) but most items required an up-charge. (i.e. add $7 for the banana foster, $9 for gumbo, etc.) Unless you wanted a baked apple with cream or strawberries and cream for your first course, you had to pay an up charge for all the other items. I ordered an egg dish with shrimp that was swimming in oil. It was NOT good and I wish that I was exaggerating but It was really BAD. So far it has been one of my worst dining experiences in New Orleans. By the end of brunch, each of us spent $65 per person and we just stared at each other. We couldn't believe that after such a great weekend, we had been hoodwinked into an expensive, over-rated tourist trap. My friends ended their visit on a really bad note and I wished that I had just cooked brunch for them.....

I must admit that I've had trouble finding a great brunch in New Orleans. I've been to the Sheraton Hotel for their Jazz Brunch, The Court of Two Sisters, and Cafe Adelaide. Unfortunately, none of them have impressed me; and none were as disappointing as Brennans. Is there a nice brunch with Jazz music and really good food? It doesn't have to be fancy..... just not a place getting by on their name and the good old days.

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