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Mother's Day in New Orleans

April 16 2019 | 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.


Holidays are always special at Andrea's, one of the best Italian restaurants in the New Orleans area. Enjoy a three-course Mother's Day meal even Marie Barone would approve of between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on May 12! All mammas will receive a rose and a $5 bottomless mimosa. Make reservations

Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy

Take mom to Toulouse Street for an experience she’ll be talking about all year long. Learn more and reserve your table.

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. For a happy mom, visit Brennan's

Café Degas

If mom loves to drink mimosa and brunch outside, she'll adore Café Degas on Esplanade Avenue, featuring authentic Gallic cuisine from French Chef Laurent Rochereux.  Read our review. Get reservations.

Cafe Amelie

Treat mom like a queen with a Mother's Day meal in the Princess of Monaco Courtyard at Cafe Amelie where the first American Princess of Monaco, Alice, played as a child. Learn more and make reservations.

Commander's Palace

You simply can't go wrong with Commander's Palace where every meal feels like a major celebration, including Mother's Day. Not only is every dish and cocktail Instaworthy. but a local jazz trio will go from table to table, asking mom what she'd like to hear.  She'll remember this Mother's Day for years to come. Make resrvations now.


Want to hit Bourbon Street with mom? We think the mother who gets to spend Mother's Day on the balcony at Cornet is a lucky woman! She'll love their cocktail menu (their Bloody Mary is award winning) and local cuisine like the Tour of New Orleans which features three of the city's favorite's: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Jambalaya & Couchon du Lait. Make reservations now.

Court of Two Sisters 

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.

Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Come celebrate Mother's Day at Felix's in the French Quarter or at their Lakefront locations overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. They'll be serving their regular fabulous menu along with freshly boiled crawfish. Come peel out with mom! Get reservations.

Hard Rock Cafe

Some moms like to celebrate with  Hurricane and a Legendary Burger!  Click here for reservations of up to 14 guests or call the sales team for group dining information for 15 or more.

Houmas House

About 45 minutes from New Orleans is Houmas House Plantation & Gardens, the Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they're serving a special Mother's Day Buffet that includes choices like Bisque of Curried Pumpkin, Crawfish and Corn, Louisiana Seafood Pirogue, Garlic Cheese Grits, Roasted Breast of Duck with Praline Sauce, Ham with Cane Syrup Glaze, a Carving Station of Prime Rib, White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Pecan Pie and so much more. The price is $75 for adults and $25 for children. Reservations are required. Call 225-473-9380 or learn more about Houmas House.

Landry's Seafood House

When was the last time you went to the French Quarter as a family? Landry's has a great view of the river on one side and Jackson Square on the other, and mom will love their Mother's Day special, Crescent City Snapper and Salmon with Crab-stuffed Shrimp. Learn more and make reservations.

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 a classic for Mother's Day or any 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.  Join them for treats like Smoked Duck, Andouille & Shrimp Gumbo, Scallop Stuffed Artichoke, Chef Richard's Chicken & Waffles and Grillades and 4 Cheese Grits, They will be serving a special Mother's Day Menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mother's Day and will be closed that night. Validated parking is available at The Hotel Monteleone garage. 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 

A Mother’s Day meal at Red Fish Grill. will have mom admitting you’re her favorite child. She'll love the decor, the live music, and never underestimate the power of their Double Chocolate Bread Pudding. 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 in Lakeview. This Mother's Day, they're offering a four-course prix fixe dinner between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., starting at just $35 per person. Choose between tantalizing opttions such as Oyster Rizzuto, Crab Cake Benedict, Veal Milanaise, Gulf Fish Piccata and top it all off with a Lemon Tarte or Mini Cannoli. See special Mother's Day menu. Read our Rizzuto's reviewReserve your table today.


Mom will adore SoBou in the French Quarter. This member of the Commander's Family of Restaurants is great for moms who love creative cuisine and fun cocktails. On Sundays, they offer a Burlesque Brunch; Legs  and Eggs! Mom will get a kick out of it!  Reserve your table.

Steamboat Natchez 

Take mom for brunch in 1862 on the Steamboat Natchez. The Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise at 11:30 a.m. includes a delicious buffet with reserved seating and live music from the Steamboat Stompers. Make reservations

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. Enjoy a four-course meal with options like Smoked Redfish Crostini, Tujague's House Salad, Crawfish Benedict, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel. View Tujaque's Mother's Day Menu.  Price $52 per person. Brunch will be served between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Call 504-525-8676 or reserve your table here.

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

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