Welcome back to Day 5 of our French Quarter travel guide series! (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4 posts here in case ya missed ’em!) Today, Jenn (Haute Off the Rack) and I are pulling out the stops to bring you the best when it comes to fine dining in the Quarter – Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. We will also be getting a little nightcap at one of the most famous spots on Bourbon Street, Pat O’Brien’s.
See the full post for all the food, cocktails and fun!
If you’re in New Orleans and are looking for a first-class dining experience, put Dickie Brennan’s at the top of your list. This famous steakhouse has been around for 60 years and knows how to serve up an amazing selection of food and the best of southern hospitality. We had such a fun night in one of the six private dining rooms taken care of by Roy – our waiter extraordinare. We started our dinner with specialty cocktails, fried P&J oysters and shrimp and grits. I love a good dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives to begin the night!
I also love a good turtle soup especially in the winter, so I opted for that over one of the salads. I almost regretted it after seeing Jenn’s delicious wedge though. You can see from the presentation that our dishes and drinks were just beautiful. Now let’s talk main courses because I seriously stuffed myself on the most amazing entree. Mine was an osso buco special that evening that literally melted in my mouth. For my side, I ordered the mushrooms – ugh they were SO good. I order mushrooms as my side quite often, and these were by far some of the best I’ve ever had!
During dinner we even had a visit from Chef Sara. I was so surprised because I had known Sara in college and had NO idea that she was now the head chef at Dickie Brennan’s! I loved finding out that all this unbelievable food was actually made by someone that I had a personal connection with. (She even brought us our own paper chefs hats which we were REALLY excited about.)
After dinner, we visited the main dining room and sat in one of the spacious booths to indulge in a little dessert and coffee. We were best friends with Roy by then, so we made him join us too! The atmosphere out in the main room was jovial and upbeat, so after coming from our private and intimate dinner, we were able to experience the best of both worlds that night in the restaurant.
One of the most memorable fine dining visits I’ve ever had – thank you, thank you to everyone at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse who helped make our night so perfect! Learn more and make your reservation by visiting the Dickie Brennan’s website!
After dinner drinks were next up…
A trip to the French Quarter is never complete without a stop at Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street for one of their famous hurricanes. So before the end of our stylcation series, we made sure to drop by for one last cocktail and one last cheers to a successful mini vacation in New Orleans! The Pat O’s courtyard tables surrounding the fountain are coveted by locals and tourists alike, so try to snag one if possible especially in good weather. For those who would rather listen to live music, head to the piano bar to hear the dualing pianos – one of my favorite parts of visiting Pat O’s!
And don’t forget to try the famous hurricanes – but beware! They’re more potent than you think. 😉
ps. See what I wore to dinner and after dinner drinks in my Sequin Pants Outfit Post.