Um well a little weird. The waiter told me there were two safe menu options but upon further inquiry he said they just “wipe the breadcrumbs off” of one of them. Obviously I was pretty horrified.... And did not order that. I got the one safe option (mushroom omelette). It was really good though! And at least he ended up telling me the truth. They probably just shouldn’t classify that other one as a gluten free dish.
Claim that “almost anything” can be made GF but most of the menu cannot be. The post below about a dedicated fryer is unfortunately not correct information. Their staff was unaccommodating and unhelpful. After extensive conversation about GF my entree was still served on a crostini. It was replaced but not comped or even really apologized for.
Seriously amazing. Had tempura-fried frog legs (separate fryer), bacon-wrapped tenderloin, and banana's foster made at the table. Waitress was super knowledgeable and could rattle off all ingredients. Would eat here every night if it weren't so pricey.
Brennan’s does not have a gluten free menu, but the waiters discuss what is safe with the kitchen. Our waiter was not as knowledgeable as I anticipated based on other reviews I have read on here, but he suggested I pick several options and he confirmed with the kitchen what I could eat. I ordered the vegetable frittata and felt fine after. Food was good, servers were very friendly. Apparently the bananas foster is gf, but the local brand of ice cream used has warning labels for shared equipment on their package. I wasn’t brave enough to risk it!
Although they do not have a designated GF menu, the servers are well versed on the ingredients in each dish and lots of them are already GF or can be modified. Food was the best I've had anywhere! Creative and perfectly prepared. Thanks Brennan's!
Let me start by saying I had a delicious meal, and did not get sick. That is the most important thing. I just didn't love this restaurant as much as I should have, given how expensive it was. But GF-friendly? Absolutely. And it felt old-school New Orleans.
If I could give 3.5 stars I would. Not because of gf safety--that part was fine. We went for dinner, maybe breakfast or brunch is the better meal to visit. I just expected that at the price point we were dining in, my socks would be knocked off. And the service was good--but not exceptional. We did have a nice dinner, and the ambiance was nice. When visiting NOLA again, I'll try something different. Not worth a repeat. For the record I had the crab remelaude/green papaya app. The redfish almondine and the bananas fosters. They were all gf, so I am thankful for that.
The most famous Breakfast in New Orleans--and has been for many years! Our server was very knowledgeable about GF even though there was no special menu...and suggested the Eggs Sardou for me (with a bit of kitchen alteration) They were delicious. Of course everyone else was equally pleased with their non GF meals.