A New Orleans favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner spot since 1985, Russell’s Marina Grill serves traditional breakfast and lunch items along with a variety of healthy items, such as eggwhite omelets, multigrain pancakes and waffles, fresh fruit, in house roasted turkey, as well as ten different salads and a number of wraps. All desserts such as White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Blueberry Basil Pie, and Lemon Ice Box Pie are made on the premises. Eat inside at our counter, in our dining room or outside on our pet friendly patio.
“ Fresh ingredients well prepared. The BBQ shrimp and grits are just too good … Pair it with Big Al’s blood Mary and you will be set for a NOLA kind of day!!!” July 7, 2013
” Friends took us to breakfast. It’s a landmark in the area. Breakfast was very good and fast. Server did very good job” November 22, 2013″Before Katrina New Orleans was a twenty-four hour city. The Walgreens on Canal Street had not closed in living memory. Cafe du Monde and Morning Call served Cafe Au Lait and Beignet around the clock. Party goers would stop there on their way to the 3am (fishermen’s) mass at St. Roch’s Church.More recently, but clearly part of the tradition, Russell’s Marina Grill operated around the clock. It too was a favorite of those late to bed or early to rise. It also served breakfast to those late to rise. After Katrina Russell’s served only breakfast from 5am until noon. The problem was not so much lack of patronage as lack of staff. Russell’s is now open to 10pm; a measure of the City’s return to normalcy.So, Russell’s is part of the tradition of New Orleans breakfast. It sits between the cafe’ and fine dining Breakfast at Brennan’s. It has a vast menu. Breakfast includes everything from pancakes and pain perdue to omelet’s to Eggs Benedict. The quality and variety of these dishes is several notches above what one might expect from a pancake house or diner, at least in part because of the volume.Some of you may have eaten an Onion Mumm at the Outback Steakhouse chain. It got there from Oz via Russell’s which introduced it to the US.
While always crowded, somehow the wait is rarely very long and the service very prompt. While large family parties are popular and welcome, the wait may be a little longer. I usually give my name to the hostess and then order my Bloody Mary at the bar. By the time I have had my first sip, the hostess is calling my name.
Russell’s is a part of my every visit to New Orleans. Great New Orleans dishes are served at family prices Make it part of your next visit. June 2013″