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Ted Brennan's Decatur is now open in the French Quarter at 309 Decatur St.,
Following several years of planning and renovations, Ted Brennan’s Decatur
(309 Decatur St.) opened quietly on Aug. 27 for brunch.
The restaurant originally was to open under the leadership of Theodore “Ted” Brennan, the longtime Brennan’s proprietor who passed away last year at the age of 68. Now, Brennan’s children, Bridget Brennan Tyrrell and Teddy Brennan, have opened the restaurant in homage to their late father, who together with his brothers Pip and Jimmy ran the Royal Street institution for 40 years before their branch of the family closed its doors in 2013.
The new two-story restaurant has a classic, old New Orleans feel with 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, is helming the kitchen.
The opening menu, an abbreviated list that will be expanded after the Labor Day, is classic New Orleans, with dishes such as eggs Sardou, bananas Foster, turtle soup, oysters Rockefeller and shrimp with tasso grits.
Brunch “eye opener” cocktails include the 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. For more information, or for reservations, visit their website here.