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Show Mom She's the Bomb This Mother's Day

April 27 2023 | 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.

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 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 LivingReserve your place in the fun.

Grand Isle Restaurant

Blow mom away with a visit to Grand Isle Restaurant on Fulton Street. Their menu is a real winner. (She'll be raving about this Blackened Gulf Fish & Crawfish dish for years to come.) Make reservations. 

The Pelican Club

Impress mom with reservations at one of  "America's Top 250 Restaurants," according to Conde Nast Traveler. The Pelican Club, owned by Chef Richard Hughes and his wife Jeanne, is one of New Orleans' best kept secrets.  Validated parking is available at The Hotel Monteleone garage. Book now.

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. See Mother's Day menu. Read our Rizzuto's reviewReserve your table today.

3rd Block Depot Kitchen + Bar

 3rd Block Depot in the French Quarter 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.

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. This year, Tujague's will be offering choices such as Crawfish Cakes & Eggs, BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Grilled Filet Mignon, and Crème Brûlée, Bread Pudding or Louisiana Strawberry Shortcake with sweet double cream for dessert!  View Tujaque's Mother's Day Menu. Call 504-525-8676 or reserve your table here.

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.

Riverboat City of New Orleans

Take mom for brunch in 1862 on the Riverboat City of New Orleans. The Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise includes a delicious buffet with reserved seating and live music. Make reservations

Messina's Runway Cafe

Treat mom to a trip the art deco New Orleans Lakefront Airport for a Mother's Day feast at Messina's Runway Cafe. Reservations are required. Call 504-241-5300.

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.

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.

Landry's Seafood House

Celebrate mom with great food and great views of either the Mississippi or Jackson Square. Landry's Seafood House is located in Jackson Brewery. They also have a superb restaurant at the Lakefront. You can't go wrong. Learn more.

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.

Houmas House

About 45 minutes from New Orleans is Houmas House Estate & Gardens, the Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will be celebrating with an outdoors Mother's Day Buffet. View complete menu.  Reservations are required. Call 225-473-9380. Learn more.

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

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