Brennan's

8 recent ratings
$$$ • French Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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8 ratings

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417 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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We had a lovely experience at Brennan's! Our waiter was very kind and patient and he was very knowledgeable about the menu options I could not eat. There were only a few things that I could not have so I was very pleased to still have good options. We ordered the oysters, the duck, the lobster/veal cheek, and bananas foster for dessert! The bananas foster is the only gluten free dessert on the menu but it's also the most fun because you get to enjoy them making it table-side. All in all a great experience with no issues or concerns about gluten!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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What a great experience! The waiter came and marked what was unsafe for me to eat. The food was so good and the waiter was so kind and considerate. We also got the bananas foster for dessert which is a must do in New Orleans! Overall this was probably my favorite restaurant in the city!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Waiter was initially a little awkward and brought out allergy list to table. I then brought said list to the host, who immediately alerted the manager and then came over to a table and walked me through it was possible and the precautions they took. I ended up getting a steak along with a few sides and everything was delicious. Based on other reviews it seems like the weight staff could use a bit more training, as the initial experience almost led us to walk out of the restaurant. Overall, the food is here is amazing and definitely worth it, just make sure to let the restaurant know ahead of time and be very clear and ask for the manager if you do not feel like you are getting what you need to be safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • French
  • Restaurant

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Symptomatic Celiac

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I made the mistake of telling the waiter I had celiac disease and needed to be gluten free when he was taking drink orders and he then proceeded to make several announcements about when it was the right time to announce food allergies. He kinda had it out for me after that. Got my food order wrong and told me this was what I ordered and my friend stepped in and said that he was wrong. My dessert got set in the middle of the table and the other people ate the dessert thinking it was for everyone to share. When I asked about it he said they ran out and couldn’t make another one and that he had already made an announcement to the table about it (which nobody else seemed to hear). A few of my friends mentioned how uncomfortable the waiter made it for everyone.

I didn’t get sick though and the food was pretty good. Just wish the waiter didn’t make me feel bad about it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Absolutely amazing experience. Upon getting a menu I asked what was gf and had a menu brought back with only gf options. I got the heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, steak Diane, and bananas foster. It was all amazing!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Unfortunately I did not find it as GF friendly and accommodating as previous reviews described. Maybe I did not get the right waiter? I felt more of an inconvenience for him to explain the options. I even told the host when I made the reservations the day before of my intolerance and they seemed to be making a note of it. I went here looking for hassle free GF dining since it’s been a stressor for me while traveling and eating out in general and I did not find that. The food ended up being good but ruined by the experience

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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We came here for the bananas foster and let me tell you it was delicious! However, here is the other things you can also eat here if you want more than sweets! A deff must in New Orleans!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Asked the waitress which menu items were gluten free. She took my menu and the chef checked off the items that were unsafe. Still a fair number of delicious sounding options, but of course many cajun staples were not an option. Banana’s foster was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed the gulf fish.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Let the waiter know celiac or NCGS and they will alert the kitchen to avoid all cross contamination

The food here is divine. I just love it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No gluten free menu - but the staff was knowledgeable about what was gluten free. VERY good food - definitely get the bananas foster

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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There is no gluten free menu, but the waiter directed me to several gluten free options. The food was delicious and I didn't get sick. Win, win.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Not much for celiac. Service was poor.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and there were plenty of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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So good we ate here twice! A little pricey but worth it; delicious food, great service, and full of southern charm.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The staff is very knowledgeable, made excellent suggestions and the chef modified to accommodate all my allergies. I can’t say enough about the service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They did not have a specific gf menu. However the staff was very knowledgeable, & helpful. They have gf Apps, entrées, & Desserts! Including there most famous dessert... bananas foster!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Horrible staff, the juice for breakfast is over priced and only 2 items on the breakfast/brunch menu is Gluten Free. The waiter took, looking at the menu as time for the check. Also, there is a dress code.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Overrated and far over priced comparer d to the app. Do not believe the reviewers

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very accommodating. No GF marked items but the wait staff very helpful. Got scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes with no butter and they really promoted their in-house sausage. Was good but has a kick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was super nervous I'd be glutened, but wasn't and the food was out if this world delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I loved it! Food was fantastic! Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We did brunch in the back garden room just off of the patio and it was laid-back-upscale New Orleans dining at its finest... In my option a classic

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good food and good atmosphere. Solid experience. Holindaise sauce was fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Went for brunch -- The cheddar grits will change your life! They had several menu/off-menu options but I ended up going with a MTO omelette. They were super friendly & helpful about accommodating me!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was very knowledgeable. We went there for brunch so there weren't as many gluten feee items, but there were enough! Eggs nouvelle and strawberry & cream are both must haves.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was very knowledgeable about our gluten free options and the food was amazing! I highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the pastrami hash. Food was delicious and the servers were so knowledgeable and friendly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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waiter was excellent wirh gf! best meal i had in new orleans. he assured me banana foster was gf entire meal great. no probs 4days later

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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No gf menu but waitress was helpful. I had the summer fruit and cream to start and then crab and chanterelle mushroom omelette and both were delicious!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wait staff was very knowledgable. No separate GF menu, and not a lot of options on the menu that are GF. Great atmosphere though!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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