Muriel’s has a great jazz brunch, where a three piece band plays some nice tunes as you dig in. My wife and I loved this spot so much on our trip in 2009 that we went twice, and we even had the band play a request for us.
The restaurant is a beautiful converted townhouse near Jackson Square.
I started with a bloody. I love the addition of spicy pickled beans and okra in the bloodies down here.
And I also devoured some of their toasty, buttery table bread with whipped butter.
This place makes a great turtle soup, classically prepared with a drizzle of sherry at the end. Still as delicious as I remember it.
But I was really blown away by this stack of fried green tomatoes, shrimp and remoulade. I have a deep love for fried green tomatoes for some reason.
I ordered a pork chop for my entree. It was decent, but a little bit sweet. I guess since this was brunch, they were using more maple flavors in the preparation than savory flavors.
For dessert, I had a bite of my wife’s bread pudding. I loved it. I’m a big fan of bread pudding. It was soft inside, and caramelized on the outside. Perfect.
That about does it.
801 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116