Tujague’s Restaurant Celebrates 165 Years With A Drag Queen Brunch

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia


Tujague’s Restaurant celebrates 165 years.  New Orleans’ second oldest restaurant to host festivities all month long, including a Drag Queen Brunch!

The second oldest restaurant in New Orleans and the third oldest continuously operating restaurant in the U.S., Tujague’s Restaurant is the birthplace of brunch and the Grasshopper cocktail.

From Presidential visits by Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and France’s De Gaulle to the many obstacles and challenges the restaurant faced, the story of Tujague’s is multi-faceted. Now, the iconic dining institution is celebrating its 165th anniversary and is inviting diners to help commemorate such an incredible milestone with a series of special events and promotions throughout the month of December.

Starting Wednesday, December 1st, and continuing through the end of the year, Tujague’s is partnering with Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve, NV to offer guests unbeatable specials on the high-end bubbly. Guests can sip on glasses of this sought-after champagne for just $16.50 or enjoy a bottle for the low price of $65. Specials will be available daily during the restaurant’s operating hours.

In addition to Champagne specials, the world-renowned eatery is offering a commemorative 1856 Sazerac Collection. Tujague’s Sazerac Collection includes High West Rye Whiskey ($25) – Peychaud’s Oak Barrel Aged Bitters, Jade ‘C.F. Berger’ Absinthe Supérierure, and Louisiana cane sugar served in a commemorative 1856 Riedel rocks glass; ‘1840’ Pierre Ferrand Grand Champagne Cognac ($18) – Peychaud’s Oak Barrel Aged Bitters, Lucid Absinthe Supérierure, Louisiana cane sugar; and Sazerac Rye Whiskey ($12) – Peychaud’s Bitters, Herbsaint, Louisiana cane sugar. Guests can purchase the 1856 Riedel rocks glasses for $24 a pair, available only during the month of December.


Christmas-themed Drag Queen Brunch

Tujague’s 165th-anniversary celebration wouldn’t be complete without a festive Sunday Funday. On Sunday, December 26th from 11 AM – 2 PM, the restaurant will host a three-hour Christmas-themed Drag Queen Brunch with Poppy Tooker, featuring a vivacious cast of New Orleans’ most beloved Queens. Priced at $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the three-course menu features a variety of culinary delights as well as bottomless mimosas and coffee.


The menu is as follows:
1st Course
choice of
Fried Green Tomatoes
with boiled gulf shrimp and remoulade sauce
Gumbo du Jour
2nd Course
choice of
Shrimp and Grits
pan-seared gulf shrimp simmered in a smoked tomato barbecue sauce served over stone
ground grits
Crab Cakes and Eggs
peppery blue crab cakes with poached eggs, roasted corn sauce, and chive hollandaise
Pork Benedict
slow-roasted pulled pork tossed in a pepper jelly barbecue sauce over an English muffin, finished
with a chive hollandaise
3rd Course
New Orleans Bread Pudding
3 Hours of Unlimited Mimosas, Coffee, and Water

Help celebrate 165 wonderful years of Tujague’s Restaurant by visiting the new French Quarter location at 429 Decatur Street. The restaurant serves dinner Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5 PM – 9 PM; Friday and Saturday from 5 PM – 10 PM. Brunch is served on Friday from 11 AM – 2:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 2:30 PM. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable.


Featured image by Tujague’s Restaurant @tujagues_restaurant

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