Court of Two Sisters, The, New Orleans

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613 Royal Street 504-522-7261

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    Court of Two Sisters: A New Orleans tradition

    by Virtuous_Tourist Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Unforgettable dining, thanks to a large courtyard and an extensive brunch buffet.
    Fountains and a playful jazz band create a soothing atmosphere under a canopy of wisteria in the French Quarter's biggest courtyard for dining. Inside is elegantly done with white linen and mirrors.
    One of the very best outdoor dining locations in the city of New Orleans.

    Favorite Dish: Too many choices on the Jazz Brunch to decide a favorite dish. Try the grits and grillades.

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    court of the two sisters: historic restaurant

    by doug48 Updated Jun 1, 2009

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    the court of the two sisters is an excellent cafe style restaurant located in the french quarter. they specialize in local seafood and also serve steaks and american fare. the court of the two sisters is one of the better restaurants in new orleans.

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    Court of Two Sisters: Serenity...Brunch...And A Little Bit of Jazz

    by aphrodyte Written Aug 19, 2003

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    The location of The Court of Two Sisters dates back almost to the founding of New Orleans. In 1886, the Camors sisters opened what the French would call a "rabais shop" in an ancient building on Royal Street. The Shop of the Two Sisters offered many things of interest to the public, from little notions to the elegance of a ball dress.

    Unfortunately, the prosperity the sisters enjoyed during the latter part of the nineteenth century quickly faded in the years of the Great Depression, and the lovely little curio shop was destined for new ownership. The building passed through many hands for the next few decades, serving as a bistro, a refreshment stand and even a speakeasy.

    Amid flowering plants and quietly flowing fountains in a courtyard accented by old-world French architecture, The Court of Two Sisters offers a world-famous daily Jazz Brunch Buffet with a delicious display of hot and cold dishes. For sentimental and romantic occasions, The Court of Two Sisters could be considered a destination for families and couples. By night, the courtyard truly comes alive with flickering gas lights and candle-lit tables.

    Favorite Dish: Having brunch here is a definite "do". The crawfish etoufee is a favorite of mine. I would finished off the meal with a cup of coffee and creme brulee, a delectable treat that is quite rich.

    My daughter likes the selection of breads, and the omlette table during brunch.

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    The Court of Two Sisters: Great brunch!

    by mesoblonda Written Feb 24, 2004

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    The food was local fare...with other things mixed in as well. Everything from crawfish to Eggs Benedict to pasta salad to champagne! A little pricey but a great experience! There is a a beautiful courtyard with a fountain. My recommendation is to try a little bit of everything!

    Favorite Dish: Mmmm, the bread pudding and rum sauce! The Eggs Benedict were great as well!

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    Court of Two Sisters: evening elegance

    by Jonathan_C Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    The Court of Two Sisters boasts the largest courtyard in the French Quarter. Here you'll find locals and tourists out for an elegant evening away from all the chaos of Bourbon St. They actually have two entrances: one on Royal and one on Bourbon. If you really want to experience what I love most about the French Quarter -- concurrent alternative realities -- spend half an hour on Bourbon St. before coming here. Tour past the loud bars, the street performers, the hand grenade stand, the drunks, the topless/bottomless spot, etc. until you've had enough. Then dive into the Two Sisters Bourbon St. entrance for a radically different reality. The two are just a few feet apart. It's amazing!

    Favorite Dish: I shot my wad and had the prix fix menu at a table disappointingly occupied only by myself. The service was excellent but the food itself showed the strain of hundreds of customers per day. It was all good but nothing was outstanding; nothing was unique. The salad, in fact, was downright plain. I guess it's only served to tourists like me, though. True southerners always sautee their greens in butter and cream. To top everything off you should finish with Bananas Foster.

    Based on other tips I've read I'd probably recommend the Two Sisters for the Jazz Brunch but not necessarily for dinner. I do feel like I got value for my money, though. One has to pay for ambience and good service and that was served up in abundance.

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    Court of Two Sisters, The: I Didn't See Any Sisters...

    by BigBlueOne Updated Mar 27, 2007

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    Beautiful courtyard in a city that is full of beautiful courtyards. If you come here, make sure you're seated as the sun goes down so you can enjoy the full spectrum as the lights creep down the buildings and the courtyard lights take over.

    Favorite Dish: The filet was very good besides being a tad raw for my taste.

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    Court of Two Sisters: Incredible brunch to live jazz...

    by sunlovey Written Feb 6, 2005

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    This place seems of another era... the setting is truly lovely, the music- live jazz- is great, the brunch buffet was enormous and delicious...

    tons of seafood, paté, cheeses, meats, fresh fruit, banana's foster, bread pudding, i can not begin to remember all it offered, but i know it was plenty and good.

    The staff was friendly and accommodating. I think having brunch here is a must while in New Orleans.

    We sat indoors in the terrace room (beautiful) as it was chilly that day but they do have a beautiful courtyard you can sit in too.

    Favorite Dish: I had the brunch... everything was scrumptious. It is a bit expensive but worth it.

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    Court of Two Sisters: You have to Include the Jazz Brunch in your Trip

    by maestrousmc Updated Apr 30, 2008

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    A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without enjoying the live Jazz Brunch Buffet served in what they claim to be the French Quarter’s largest courtyard.

    Enjoy standard brunch classics such as Eggs Benedict and not-so-standard spicy Oysters Bienville while musicians move around the dining area.

    For a quiet, romantic evening enjoy a Creole Dinner featuring dishes such as Veal Oscar and Crabmeat, Shrimp, and Crawfish Penne Pasta.

    Concerning who the two sisters are, their website says: "The restaurant is named for two sisters, Emma and Bertha Camors, born 1858 and 1860 respectively, who belonged to a proud and aristocratic Creole family. Their "rabais", or notions shop, outfitted many of the city's finest women with formal gowns, lace and perfumes imported from Paris. The sisters died within two months of each other in 1944. United in death as in life, the sisters lie side by side at St. Louis Cemetery #3. "

    Favorite Dish: The Jazz brunch ($35.00) is a must for any visit to NOLA. It's an institution among locals. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

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    Court of Two Sisters, The: For the ultimate French Quarter Tourist Experience

    by cromette Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    Court of Two Sisters is a traditional standby for us. Historically, the food is not remarkable, but is good. The restaurant is consistent, the food is never bad, the selection is great and the waitstaff is very attentive. They have recently pared down their buffet selection, and I believe that I have seen an improvement in the food quality as a result.

    If you have never been, you should go. The atmosphere is very nice, with the live jazz music, and the breeze flowing through the courtyard. Their buffet selection is incredible consisting of Turtle Soup au Sherry, boiled shrimp and crawfish, fruits and cheeses and an incredible cold bar with pasta salads, pates, and ceviche; a carving station; a hot station with traditional breakfast fare as well as Duck a l’Orange , Oysters Bienville, and Grillades and Grits. The dessert bar is magnificent with a beautiful selection of cakes and pies and home churned vanilla ice cream. The Mimosas on the courtyard are one of my favorite French Quarter experiences.

    Peter was our waiter. He came to New Orleans because of Katerina, and the opportunities that followed in the service industry. He was very attentive and did a perfect job of serving. My seafood eating daughter named this one as her favorite pick.

    Favorite Dish: It's a buffet, plenty to choose from. This is a great place to try the traditional New Orleans dishes that you've been afraid to order other places such as:

    Oysters Bienville
    Grits & Grillades
    Crawfish
    Eggs Benedict

    and many others.

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    The Court of Two Sisters: Saturday Jazz Brunch - great day!

    by LadeeInAZ Updated Feb 17, 2011

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    We were fortunate to sit outside in the courtyard for the Saturday Jazz Brunch. The Jazz band played throughout the restaurant and it was delightful when they played in the courtyard. The service by Troy was very attentive and we never lacked for coffee or other drinks. We sat at a table for six, and all had the buffet lunch. The variety of food was good, with a hot line (and hot desserts) and a salad/cold line (and more desserts. The food and ambiance was well worth the price. Would recommend this.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish? It's difficult to say with a buffet but the turtle soup was yummy. It was thick and tasty, with a free pour of the sherry.

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    Court Tavern Po-Boy: Quick bite to eat on Bourbon Street

    by meteorologist1 Updated Mar 30, 2013

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    Feeling hungry and just want a quick bite to eat of authentic New Orleans food? The Court Tavern Po-Boy on Bourbon Street belonging to the Court of Two Sisters is a good place to stop. The prices are reasonable and you can satisfy your cravings of jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys.

    Favorite Dish: Jambalaya was very good. Authentically spicy! (Hint: Very spicy)

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  • Court of Two Sisters, The: Not much of a Jazz Brunch

    by cindyabs Written Aug 9, 2006

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    We went there using a coupon and I am glad we did-50.00 for what we got was way too steep.
    The Jazz Brunch consisted of one person playing for a bit and then disappearing. The website shows a trio.
    Eggs Benedict was Egg Benedict-singular and the Hollandaise sauce was barely warm.
    Service, or at least our waitress was not the most attentive-slow.

    More of a two star deal for us.

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  • Court of Two Sisters: brunch is a treat

    by HolgerK Written Aug 16, 2004

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    The atmosphere sitting in a secluded courtyard and garden within the French Quarter with some background live-jazz is un-repeatable! The variety of the buffet is big, so you get an opportunity to try all major cajun specialities, although other food is offered too. The quality, considering the big number they cater for, is acceptable. The service certainly is stressed in such a full place, especially on such a day when it starts to rain without end and all guests including their food and drinks have to be placed inside suddenly. But they coped with it with great ease and remained to be very helpfull and polite.

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  • Court of Two Sisters, The: Lovely courtyard, mediocre food

    by cfischer Written Jan 5, 2008

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    The courtyard is lovely -- even in winter, it's usually mild enough to sit outside under the vines. Service is thoughtful and attentive, although they are busy.

    The food, however, is nothing to write home about. My mahi-mahi was overdone, and the accompanying sauce and shrimp too salty to be edible. My companions had similar complaints about their dishes. The desserts seemed pre-packaged (especially the pecan pie), although the flambeed ones were entertaining.

    They can accommodate large groups, which is nice, but if you're a small party, I'd try for someplace smaller with better food.

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  • Court of the two Sisters: Worst experience ever!

    by Elorac28 Written Jun 17, 2010

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    JUNE 2010 - This restaurant is OVER RATED, OVER PRICED AND REALLY NOT RESPECTFUL OF THEIR CLIENTS. NEW OWNERS, EVERYTHING IS HORRIBLE AND IT COSTS US $400 USD. We arrived at 8h00pm, we sat only at 8h45, they have 4 courses meal and it costs 50$ USD and more. The entree was pretty long to come, so for the main course we took a second bottle of wine (around 9h30), at 9h45pm they started to close the lights, remove chairs, closing the terrasse but naturally we didn't have the time to finish the wine yet, neither our meal. We didn't have our dessert or coffee yet neither. At 10h00, they started to push us to pay and at 10h15 they litterally kick us out of the restaurant. The manager came and said we should have known it was closing at 10h00!!! He started to scream, did not want at all we finish our meal, wine and dessert and treathen us to call the police if we didn't leave!!!

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