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Ted Brennan’s Restaurant opens in French Quarter

Brennan family opens Decatur Street restaurant

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Ted Brennan's Decatur (309 Decatur St., 504-512-9290; www.facebook.com/tedbrennansdecatur) opened Aug. 27.

  The restaurant originally was to open under the leadership of Theodore "Ted" Brennan, who along with brothers Pip and Jimmy ran Brennan's at 417 Royal St.

Theodore died last year at the age of 68. His children, Bridget Brennan Tyrrell and Teddy Brennan, have opened the new restaurant in homage to their late father. The Brennan brothers ran the Royal Street institution for 40 years before their branch of the family business closed its doors in 2013. Ralph Brennan and Terry White bought the Royal Street restaurant and reopened it.

  Ted Brennan's is a two-story restaurant with a classic old New Orleans feel. It has pale pink walls and checkered tile floors. Executive chef Lazone Randolf, who started working at the Royal Street restaurant when he was 17 and served as executive chef for several years after Hurricane Katrina, helms the kitchen.

  The restaurant opened for brunch with an abbreviated menu and announced a full menu would be available after Labor Day. The preview menu included eggs Sardou, bananas Foster, lemon curd crepes, turtle soup, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp with tasso grits and sauteed veal with artichokes, mushrooms and lemonbutter sauce.

  Brunch cocktails include a Creole bloody Mary Boyce, brandy milk punch blanco, a bloody bull and the Mr. Herman, made with Champagne, cranberry juice and peach schnapps. The full cocktail list features a range of classic quaffs, including a pisco sour, lemon drop and a Moscow mule.

  Ted Brennan's Decatur is open daily for lunch and dinner.

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