417 Royal St When you want to drop serious cash on breakfast and not regret a single thing, this newly renovated classic-cuisine-meets-modern-interpretation spot is the way to go. Yes, you’ll spend $50 bucks on eggs, cocktails, dessert, and coffee before noon, but oh mama, what a way to go. Start with an iced cafe brûlot Bitterman, made with dark roast coffee and chicory, cognac, Clement Creole Shrubb, and spiced syrup. Then indulge in the egg yolk carpaccio, corned duck hash, or eggs Cardinal with lobster-shrimp boudin, spinach, and creole mustard hollandaise. Then try the dessert that Brennan’s invented way back in the day: bananas Foster. Then go into debt when the check comes.
739 Iberville St When you want some chargrilled oysters without waiting in line for 45 minutes, walk past the line for the restaurant across the street and settle in at the oyster bar at Felix’s. The shucker will hook you up (shuck
you up?) with a plate of raw Gulf oysters on the shell, or you can get them grilled up with butter and garlic. Throw a few back, and then get back to wandering the Quarter with a happy belly.