Mother’s Day in New Orleans: Meals Made Just for Mom.
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.
In Italian families, moms are put on pedestals. Chef Andrea put his whole heart in his Mother’s Day menu. Choose from entrees such as Red Snapper Villa d’esta, Roast Prime Rib au Jus, Maple Leaf Duck Breast Prugne and more. For dessert, options include: Italian Cheese Cake Topped with Strawberry Sauce, Carmel Custard, and Andrea’s mother’s chocolate truffle cake. Surprise your own mamma with reservations at Andrea's.
Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon
Named after the famed New Orleans Saints quarterback, the Cajun Cannon combines Louisiana sports culture with authentic Louisiana food culture. For Mother's Day, buy a $50 gift card and receive an additional $10 for free.
Yeah, it’s back and mom wants to go! One look at the Mother’s Day 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!), Grilled Pompano and desserts like Ginger Infused Crème Brûlée, Dark Chocolate Mousse and Banana’s Foster. For a happy mom, visit Brennan's.
B.B. King’s Blues Club
At B.B. King’s, you can enjoy a three-course meal for just $24.95. The offerings include Gumbo or a side salad, Grilled Catfish Nola or Crawfish Benedict and Banana’s Foster Bread Pudding à la Mode. Learn more about the bands that are playing that day here. Make reservations at B.B. King’s.
This year, arrange a date for mom with Old Man River. The paddlewheeler’s Mother’s Day Bubbly Brunch cruise features lives jazz, a magnificent brunch buffet and bottomless sparkling wine and mimosas. If Braised Beef Brisket, Seafood Mac & Cheese, Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes, Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts and White Chocolate Bread Pudding sound good to mom, make your reservations online today at http://www.creolequeen.com.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão, the two-story restaurant and bar inside the JW Marriott on Canal Street, will be giving a complimentary meal card to all mother's who dine with them on Mother's Day (good for one lunch or dinner on a return visit). They’ll be offering the same great menu for dinner all day long. Visit Fogo for reservations.
The Pelican Club
Chef Richard Hughes Mother’s Day Brunch Menu is a masterpiece this year. Start with appetizers like a Seafood Martini Ravigote, Korean 24-Hour Cooked Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Kim Chee, or Scallop Stuffed Artichoke. Entrees include Fried Chicken and Pecan Waffles, Panéed Gulf Fish with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Jalapeno Hollandaise, Grillades and Cheese Grits, and so much more. For reservations at this award-winning French Quarter restaurant, visit http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/pelican_club
Take mom to Frenchmen Street for the Maison’s Mother’s Day Swingin’ Jazz Brunch – an experience she’ll be talking about all year long. Choose from Chicken & Waffle Sliders, Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch, Shrimp & Grits and more. Plus, they’re offering Build-Your-Own Mimosas, Bloody Marys loaded with garnishes, and fun cocktails like the Corpse Reviver #2 and the Dude’s Wake Up Call. If you think it sounds fun, you’re right. For a flat $10 fee, you can reserve a table for 2-8 guests between 11am and 3pm., guaranteeing your party gets the best possible table in the house. Reserve your table here.
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. As you might expect, the menu is a real mom-pleaser with options like Turtle Soup, Fried Smoked Oysters, Cast Iron Seared Redfish, Cochon d’lait and Eggs, Veal Grillades and Grits and more. If you can pass up the Lemon Doberge, try the Cherry Bread Pudding or the Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle. Sounds heavenly, are we right? Get your reservation right now.
Red Fish Grill
The Mother’s Day Buffet at Red Fish Grill will have mom admitting you’re her favorite child. Tempt her with offerings like Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish & Cauliflower Chowder, Louisiana Crawfish Creole Potato Salad, Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters, Blackened Redfish Salad, Shrimp Creole with Green Onion Rice 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. Personally, we’re going just for the Orange Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Double Chocolate Bread Pudding. Mom will get a free glass of champagne which will tickle her nose as she listens to a three-piece jazz band. There’s also cookie decorating for the kids. Reserve a table at Red Fish Grill.
Take mom for brunch in 1862 on the Steamboat Natchez. The Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise menu includes Fresh Beignets, Beef Daube, Frittatas, Corn and Crab Cappuccino, Stone Ground Cheese Grits, Assorted Mini Desserts and more. Plus, you’ll get one complimentary drink ticket per person for a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, House Wine, Beer or Soft Drink. Make reservations at Steamboat Natchez.
Celebrate Mom with Mother’s Day Brunch at Tommy’s Cuisine in the Warehouse District. 11:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The menu includes options like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Sardou, Grilled Pompano and Veal Piccata. For dessert, opt for praline pecan bread pudding, Mascarpone Blueberry Crepes or Chocolate Almond Truffle. Reserve your table now at Tommy’s Cuisine.
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 Crawfish and Goat Cheese Crepes, Creole Turtle Soup, Tujague’s Brisket of Beef, and a Maracaibo Chocolate Torte. The brunch menu will be served between 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are only a few reservations left!
Stay tuned. As we learn about more Mother’s Day menus, we’ll share them here.
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