The simple things — a long bowl of sliced bananas and heavy cream dusted with brown sugar, eggs Benedict done Creole-style, a Cajun breakfast of red-bean-and-ham hash — prove that Lucile's knows how to do comfort food right. For more than 25 years, the kitchen has made everything from its own hot sauce to apple butter, pepper-spiked sausage gravy, Creole seasoning (which the house also sells) and a proprietary blend of house coffee; the biscuits alone are reason to beatify the chef. In all, Lucile's serves up the best New Orleans breakfasts this side of the Bayou.
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- Price: $$
- Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: On-street
- Extra Services: Catering, Private-group dining