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Mother's Day in New Orleans

April 20 2018 | What's New

Know what your mom loves almost as much as she loves you? Brunch, lunch or dinner out in NOLA. 

Press her and she’ll admit the main reason she gave birth to you was the guarantee of Eggs Sardou every May at one of New Orleans’ finest restaurants. Here’s a list of some great New Orleans restaurants that are pulling out all the stops for mom.

Acme Oyster House

Show mom you think she's totally rawsome at Acme Oyster House. They'll be open on Mother's Day, serving up the foods New Orleans has loved for more than century – raw and chargrilled oysters, the Peacemaker Po-Boy, the 10-Napkin Roast Beef Po-boy, the Fried Seafood Platter, Max's Banana's Foster Cheesecake and more. Make reservations now.


Treat mere to one of the most famous restaurants in the world – Antoine's. For $54 per person, you can choose between options like Oysters 1-1-1, featuring one Oyster Rockefeller, one Oyster Thermidor and one Oyster Bienville. Entrees include Grilled Drum, a pecan crusted grilled drum over cauliflower mash, topped with a creamy meniére sauce. For dessert, go for the Pecan Bread Pudding or the Chocolate Cheesecake. Make reservations now.

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

Come celebrate Mother's Day at a restaurant named for one of NOLA's favorite sons, former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert. We're partial to the Cam Cam Bam Bam Buffalo Wings, Buddy D's Red Beans and Rice, and Bobby and Deke's Mardi Gras Pasta, but mom might prefer JoJo's Salad, invented by Bobby's wife herself. For dessert, how about the Butterfinger Crumble cheesecake? Who could say no? Book your table today.


One look at Brennan's Mother’s Day Brunch menu and she’ll forget every screw up you ever made in your life. Highlights include New Orleans BBQ Lobster, Blue Crab Toast, Eggs Hussarde, Eggs Sardou (there it is!), Baked Pompano and desserts like White Asparagus & Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Dark Chocolate Pot Du Creme and Banana’s Foster. Mother's Day Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and you'll enjoy three courses for $65. For a happy mom, visit Brennan's

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Life may be a box of chocolates but mom deserves more than candy for Mother's Day! Treat her to a trip to the French Quarter for a meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. She'll love their menu which includes items like Mama Blue's Southern Fried Charmed Shrimp, Steamed Crab Legs, Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs, and Mama's Best Strawberry Shortcake.

Court of Two Sisters SOLD OUT!

If weather allows, celebrate mom with an al fresco celebration at the Court of Two Sisters, one of the best brunch spots in New Orleans. Over the years, this Vieux Carré favorite has garnered more than its fair share of accolades including "Best Brunch" from Gambit Weekly, "Best Outdoor Dining" from New Orleans Magazine and "Best Breakfast/Brunch" from Southern Living. Reserve your place in the fun.

Hard Rock Cafe

Some moms like to celebrate with  Hurricane and a Legendary Burger! Hard Rock Cafe is open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Mother's Day. Click here for reservations of up to 14 guests or call the sales team for group dining information for 15 or more.

The Maison 

Take mom to Frenchmen Street for Mother’s Day Brunch or Mother's Day Dinner – an experience she’ll be talking about all year long. Learn more and reserve your table here

Morton's The Steakhouse

Men aren't the only ones who love a good steak. Morton's is opening at noon for Mother's Day and is offering a special of Filet & Lobster for $59! If you have don't have room for dessert, MAKE SOME! Mom will adore their Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake®. Space will fill up quickly so reserve your table now.

Oceana Grill

Wrap mama and dem up in New Orleans love at Oceana Grill. Mother's Day, like every day, is a chance to enjoy inspired Louisiana specialities like Gator Tail Bites, the "Jazzy Crab Cake Platter," Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and Redfish Oceana. If you're lucky, you'll get a table in the courtyard. This is New Orleans at its best! Book now.

Olde NOLA Cookery

Mom has a secret: she really digs Bourbon Street! At least she loves the food and atmosphere at Olde NOLA Cookery. Chef specials include Redfish Cookery, "Knife and Fork" BBQ Ribs, and Blackened Bayou Duck. Save room for the Bananas Foster Ice Cream Cake. It's worth every bite. Reserve your table.

Pascal's Manale

Pascal's Manale is open for lunch on Mother's Day. If mom can pass on the Original Pascal's Barbecue Shrimp  (a major feat, if she can do it), she can choose from some wonderful Mother's Day specials. The regular menu is also available. View it here and make reservations.

Pelican Club

Impress mom with reservations at one of  "America's Top 250 Restaurants," according to Conde Nast Traveler. Pelican Club, owned by Chef Richard Hughes and his wife Jeanne, is one of New Orleans' best kept secrets. Chef's special Mother's Day menu includes choices like Shrimp, Andouille and Duck Gumbo, Creole Shrimp Remoulade Salad, Fried Chicken and Pecan Waffles, and Grillades and Cheese Grits. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Validated parking is available at The Hotel Monteleone garage. Personally, we can't wait. Book now.

Ralph’s on the Park 

She took you to City Park’s Storyland, the Carousel and Big Lake when you were a kid. Now you can take her across the street to Ralph’s on the Park for Mother’s Day. This restaurant is a real mom-pleaser. Get your reservations right now

Red Fish Grill 

The Mother’s Day Buffet at Red Fish Grill from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will have mom admitting you’re her favorite child. Tempt her with offerings like Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, Grilled Redfish Salad, Hickory Grilled Redfish, New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp with Stoneground Grits and more. There will also be three carving stations with Steen's Cane Syrup Glazed Ham, Slow Cooked Prime Rib of Beef and Cajun Fried Turkey Breast, as well as assorted desserts to tempt your sweet tooth. Adults are $59.95, age 12 and under are $20, and age 2 and under dine for free. Did we mention there will be a three-piece jazz band? Reserve a table at Red Fish Grill

Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House

Follow the aromas of rich Sicilian sauces, tempting meats and savory Creole-Italian spices to Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House on the site of the former Tony Angello's in Lakeview. They'll be open for Mother's Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $40 per person ($15 for children under twelve). Read our review of Rizzuto's hereReserve your table today.

Steamboat Natchez 

Take mom for brunch in 1862 on the Steamboat Natchez. The Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise includes a delicious buffet with reserved seating and a live jazz band. The price is $51.00 for adults, $27.50 for children (ages 6-12) and $17.50 for children under 6. Make reservations at Steamboat Natchez

Tujague's Restaurant 

For more than 160 years, New Orleanians have been taking their moms to Mother’s Day Brunch at this classic New Orleans restaurant. Choices include Louisiana Shrimp and Goat Cheese Crepes, Crab and Brie Bisque, Speckled Trout Amandine, Roast Duckling Madison, White Chocolate Bread Pudding and more. The brunch menu will be served between 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is $48 per person. There will also be dinner service from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 504-525-8676 to reserve your table. Learn more here.

Stay tuned. As we learn about more Mother’s Day menus, we’ll share them here.

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