This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in
or immediately around the resort, but it seems to have suffered a little through the recession. the Brennan family is still intimately involved with every aspect of the menu, but both quality and presentation suffer between visits from the New Orleans crew. Servers, including actual Southerners and even a smattering of Louisiana natives, exude a laid-back (sometimes too laid-back), gracious attitude. add live jazz to the mix (the zydeco brunch is really fun), and you have one of Disneyland's better dining experiences.
Small children (and probably even preteens and teens) aren't going to appreciate the finer qualities here, this is a dining experience best suited to adults.
For a quick early breakfast, the sugar-dusted beignets and hiory offe from the adjoining quick-service counter can't be beat. The n'awlins Bruch Fest menu (featuring chicken and waffles and Cajun omelets) is offered every Sunday morning (10am-3pm), accompanied by a made-to-order Blooy Mary bar and table-side card tricks.
Setting and Atmosphere
Take a step back in time and space to the 19th-century French Quarter of New Orleans. almost half the seating area is an open-air courtyard surrounded by wrought iron, hanging ferns, and milled hardwood. above a small stage where live jazz plays daily, there's a pounded-copper ceiling; to stage left is a beautiful enamel-finished grand piano. You can people-watch from a balcony dining area, but no matter where you sit, you're going to enjoy the ambiance.
Gumbo Ya-Ya, blackened fish, and New York steak with horseradish madeira demi-glace.
BBQ shrimp and grits, filet mignon medallions, and pasta jambalaya are all good. A $33 three-course special is a good value.