Paradise found at Elizabeth’s Restaurant in the Bywater


Elizabeth’s Restaurant is a funky favorite New Orleans haunt in the Bywater where we love to go for brunch. We’ve eaten here at least 4 or 5 times and the food is consistently good. After racking our brains over new places to go before returning to Memphis, we just couldn’t risk going somewhere else which might not be as good for our last meal in the Crescent City. The original owners, Heidi Elizabeth Trull and her husband Joe, brought fame to this restaurant within feet of the Mississippi River when they introduced the world to praline bacon in 1998. But the current owner and Chef Bryon Peck deserves credit for bringing national attention to this corner restaurant for making “real food done real good” from scratch.


Elizabeth’s offers a well rounded list of cocktails for brunch. We both ordered the House-Made Bloody Mary – spicy tomato juice with plump green olives, pickled green beans, and lemon and lime wedges. So nutritious – it’s a salad in your glass with lots of dressing – vodka dressing, that is.

The variety of items on Elizabeth’s standard brunch menu makes choosing your meal a difficult task. But wait! The specials on the chalkboard make choosing even harder!


When our server returned with our cocktails, we chose the Cochon and Boudin Eggs served with grits from the specials menu and the Fried Boudin Balls with Creole Mustard Gravy from the appetizer menu. My conception of heaven includes endless runny egg yolk, boudin, and creole mustard. Paradise found!


Elizabeth’s crispy Boudin Balls with creamy and zesty mustard gravy and a sprinkling of spring onion are Creole comfort food at its best. I can’t resist ordering them when I am here.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Cochon featured handmade patties of tender pulled pork topped with a sweet and savory BBQ hollandaise sauce and poached eggs.   ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Paul’s order of Boudin Eggs came with more fried boudin balls topped with poached eggs and crawfish étouffée. The Cochon was tasty, but this dish had a lot more going on.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

You could pay more for elegant atmosphere somewhere else for brunch in New Orleans, but you won’t eat better food for the price than you will find at Elizabeth’s.



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