Brunch is always a good idea. So why not incorporate it into your birthday plans at one of the many restaurants in the city.
Planning a birthday party as an adult can be a daunting task when you have to accommodate different schedules and interests. If you’d like forgo the hassle of planning a big shindig but want to do something other than dinner, brunch is always a feasible and fun option. That’s if you find the perfect spot. Luckily there are plenty of restaurants throughout the city to choose from when planning your next birthday brunch. To help you get started in your planning, we’ve put together a list of places that range from back-yard style venues to upscale restaurants.
Babalu Tapas and Tacos, Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM-3 PM
Good for small to large size parties who want to share small plates, while enjoying a casual but trendy brunch experience.
If you’re looking for a hip restaurant that is both trendy and casual, Babalu is an ideal spot. Generally known for their gourmet tacos and Spanish tapas, some of the items on their weekend brunch menu include chorizo frittatas, steak and eggs, and of course chicken and waffles. Plus there are tons of drink selections with wine offerings from a combination of domestic and Spanish vineyards.
The Second Line , Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM-2 PM
Offers New Orleans-inspired cuisine in a trendy, mid-town location with an amazing patio.
The Second Line serves gourmet New-Orleans style cuisine and is housed in an unassuming space; but don’t let the exterior fool you. Inside the restaurant is both cool and trendy with an amazing patio housed in the back. If you want to get a large party together, request the patio, where there is also a separate bar. Although they only offer four dishes during their weekend brunch, each entree offers a hearty, mix of New-Orleans goodness. One of their most popular dishes is the Boudreaux Benedict. It’s a buttermilk biscuit, topped with hot sausage, poached eggs, crawfish, and gravy.
Alchemy, Sunday 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Chic, trendy restaurant in Cooper-Young that offers an extensive menu and a private room, available upon request.
Alchemy is upscale with a Cooper-Young edge. Offering a pretty extensive brunch menu, your guests are sure to find something that they can enjoy. While the dining room can accommodate large parties (up to 15 guests), you can also request the backroom if you’re looking for something more intimate. Although there is a minimum purchase fee, it’s a good option if you want to a bit more privacy to entertain guests.
The Kitchen Bistro ,Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-3 PM
Offers a relaxed brunch experience at a farm-to-table style restaurant.
The Kitchen Bistro is an American-style restaurant that serves food sourced from local farmers. Located at Shelby Farms, the Bistro is a good option for ‘brunchers’ looking for clean-eating, gourmet options with a relaxed ambiance to match.
Owen Brennan’s, Sunday, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Offers a large selection of food options, including a gourmet New-Orleans style buffet.
Live jazz and an extensive gourmet New-Orleans style buffet, make Owen Brennan’s appealing to a diverse audience. If you want to ensure that your guests have a variety of options to choose from, this restaurant won’t disappoint. The Sunday Buffet is offered at a set price of $39.95 per adult and $19 per child.
The Beauty Shop,Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM
Offers a fun brunch experience with a 50’s-style theme.
The Beauty Shop Restaurant is fun, hip, and trendy. If you’re looking for a theme-style venue, this Cooper-Young gem won’t disappoint. It’s reminiscent of a 50’s-style beauty shop and offers a variety of dishes ranging from buttermilk biscuit sandwiches to shrimp and grits.
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM
Good for small to medium size parties, looking for an upscale brunch experience.
Looking for something a bit more formal? Named one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table, Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar’s brunch offers everything from a raw bar to chocolate chip pancakes. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Company, Sunday, 10:30 AM-3 PM
A lively, casual brunch experience with a live jazz band.
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Company (also known as Boscos Squared) has a lively, brunch offering a large selection of entrees and desserts. If brunching with beer is your thing, this mid-town gem is a good choice. Plus there is a live band every Sunday. If you want to make your dining experience a bit more intimate, they have a private dining area that acommodates up to 30 guests.
Loflin Yard, Sunday, 11 AM-3 PM
Good for medium to large parties who want to enjoy a fun, back-yard style brunch at a trendy downtown venue.
Loflin Yard is the ultimate ‘Sunday Funday’. If you’re looking for a laid-back brunch, Loflin offers a large space that gives off a cool back-yard vibe. Speciality cocktails and a small but eclectic food selection are offered during their popular brunch. They even offer a ‘build your own Bloody Mary bar’.