Brunch, that lazy, decadent meal that allows for sleeping in late and languishing over a full plate for hours, is still an ideal way to start a Sunday (and sometimes Saturday too) in the Big Easy. Often enjoyed between sips of champagne and Bloody Marys in lush shady courtyards, the best brunches are accompanied by live music, often with a stand-up bass player keeping the beat. Brunch in New Orleans is a longstanding tradition that makes weekends special. After a late night listening to music on Frenchmen Street, brunch, a deliciously hybrid feast is just what the doctor ordered.
For early birds, brunches can start as early as 10 a.m., with sleepy-eyed stragglers listing in until around 2. The hungry traveler has plenty of time to stumble out of bed and walk/streetcar to the nearest establishment. The drinks are one thing, the food is another. New Orleans is known for its culinary creativity and love of seafood. Brunch menus will be packed with seafood/breakfast food options that you simply will not find anywhere else on the globe. The brunch menu at Commander's Palace proves this point. Add in live jazz, and you know you aren't brunching in any other city in America