These are Nola's Best COOLINARY Menus For Dining Cheap in August

By Gwendolyn Knapp | Eater New Orleans

Where to eat lunch, brunch, and dinner for less in August.

New Orleans' month-long COOLinary dining promotion will soon be underway for the entire duration of August, which means some of our city's top restaurants will be offering affordable prix fixe menus in hopes of perking up summer snoozeville. It's a good way to experience fine dining without the steep price tag, with over 50 restaurants offering lunch menus for $20 or less, dinners for $39 or less, and new this year: BRUNCH at $39 or less. There are also a handful of lagniappe specials including happy hours and discounted parking in the Quarter.

While most of these restaurants run their specials on different days of the week, calling ahead/making reservations is encouraged. Here now is a look at the best COOLinary menus of the bunch.


Broussard's: $35 gets you a classy three-course feast—hello, raspberry mascarpone stuffed pain perdu— in one of the best brunch spots in the Quarter.

Antoine's: The French Quarter icon throw in a complimentary mimosa at their $33 jazz brunch.

Commander's Palace: The Garden District icon offers the biggest selection of brunch items to choose from—shrimp and grits, cochon du lait eggs Benedict, carrot cake and scones galore— from $36-$39 depending on entree.

Mizado: Queso, brunch carnitas, and a churro for $25? It's on at this margarita-hub on the border of Mid City and Old Metairie. (More options also available for this three-course brunch.)

Trenasse: This new CBD restaurant throws in a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with the $35 three-course brunch, including boudin hash and eggs, warm key lime crepes, and more options.


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