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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

American Restaurant

$$$$
The Ruby Slipper Cafe24.5
brunch • biscuits • eggs benedict • french toast

200 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130, US
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  • Photo of Richard Perkal
    2 years ago
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    2 years ago
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  • Photo of Joe P
    3 years ago
    Excellent food and staff
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  • Photo of Lindsay Kaplan
    5 years ago
    Go to the Ruby Slipper for brunch and get as much southern food as possible, including fried green tomatoes.
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  • Photo of djbeason52
    5 months ago
    Great atmosphere and staff. Definitely a must when in New Orleans. The pancakes are to die for. Long line but worth the wait.
  • Photo of 309376
    5 months ago
    Very popular place so u may be waiting 20 minutes but it is well worth the wait, best place for food and probably the best service we got in New orleans restaurant wise, defantely recommended and would go back again any day
  • Photo of imagem55
    5 months ago
    Our last day of the trip found us looking for a convenient yet yummy breakfast and we saw The Ruby Slipper was a well-regarded restaurant in our neighborhood. We were able to get seats at the bar so we could enjoy the theatre of employees hustling to make signature mimosas and sturdy Bloody Marys while recording orders, providing directions for tourists and delivering platters of interesting meals. I loved the pork debris eggs Benedict, one of the house specialities while my husband built his own omelet. The menu choices included some of my breakfast favorites, such as the Costa Rican breakfast and migas, but I wanted to make the most of my travel experience. My only regret? I only had one breakfast. The restaurant anticipated the challenge the menu provides so offers diners a chance to mix their egg Benedicts, but I really wanted to have a week of breakfasts here.
  • Photo of Angelle V
    5 months ago
    My husband and I have eaten here several times and every time it’s very good. This time I ordered fish Saint Pierre end it was one the best meals I’ve had a brunch ever. Even the people around me were inquiring about my meal, it was that impressive even when they put in front of me! The wait is long but the food is worth it!
  • Photo of DiAnna_7545
    5 months ago
    You HAVE to eat here! I'm not a big breakfast eater but I love trying new things. The waitress sold me on the French toast with cheesecake filling, topped with blackberries. Incredible flavor combo! Comes with applewood smoked bacon, which you need to offset the richness. We had a side order of fried green tomatoes and my friend had a huge breakfast sandwich with bacon, eggs and hollandaise sauce. We were stuffed happy. Prices are very reasonable. The restaurant name is a reference to the Wizard of Oz phrase, "There's no place like home"... a tip of the hat to those who survived Katrina and returned to New Orleans to rebuild. TIP: Download the app for this location and bypass the crowds. Locals know that if you have the app you skip the waitlist and get first available table.
  • Photo of Dan H
    5 months ago
    Wife and I had an outstanding brunch at the original location in Mid-City. Always busy, so expect a wait. If you can't wait a bit for excellent breakfast there are hundreds of other options in NOLA, but not many better this.
  • Photo of carebear031
    5 months ago
    On the recommendation of the concierge we went to Ruby Slipper for breakfast. So glad we did! We liked it so much the first morning we went back a second time! First morning we had pigs omelet with a pancake and the bam bam breakfast sandwich. Both were great - pancake best we ever had, the pig candy - yummy- also great to have biscuit and fries green tomatoes. 2nd day - cinnamon stack with pig bacon and the peacemaker with the chicken benny and pork debris benny also mimosas! I NEVER eat eggs Benedict as i do not care for poached eggs - our amazing waitress though talked me out of the southern breakfast (too boring) and said they would be happy to scramble my eggs. So i had an amazing breakfast! Great twist on the hollandaise by the way. My only complaint - meals are huge we could have split a meal each morning - would love it if there were half portions available. Also we ran out of time and were not able to go back for the french toast. But you should go!
  • Photo of robeggeling
    5 months ago
    My girlfriend and I had breakfast here this morning and the place was packed (which is usually a good sign). We ordered and slowly realized that everyone that had come in after us was receiving our food and we still were waiting for ours. I informed the waiter politely that we had not received our food and there were others that had come in after us that had. He seemed uninterested but did check and we were told that our order was the next to come out. That wasn't the case as plate after plate kept coming out to other tables. We had two other waiters check on two different occasions until I finally asked to speak to a manager. The manager, who also seemed uninterested, went in and checked but never came back to appologize or inform us of what was going on. Finally the meal came out and we had no utensils to eat with. When we asked if we could have some silverware, one of the waiters that we dealt with earlier slammed some down on the table. We almost walked out right there. I will say that the food was good, but the service was so poor that we both felt it was important to write this review to let people know that you shouldn't expect much especially if there is a mistake in your order or it is late.
  • Photo of worktotravel14
    5 months ago
    Everything about this breakfast was heaven. I overordered and took some back to the hotel. Though it wasn't as great later on, it still brought a flutter to my heart. First of all, as a tea drinker, it is just amazing when a place brings out hot, hot water, nice tea, and doesn't hesitate when you ask for steamed milk. That alone would keep me coming back. But then there is the actual food and the service. The service was very attentive and the food came out quick. I ordered fried green tomatoes at breakfast because I could. They would good tomatoes. I also ordered the fried chicken eggs benedict with tasso ham on a biscuit. It was such perfection. And to top it off, you get the absolutely romantic architecture of New Orleans and some time to take in the local scene. I will stop here every time I come back to NOLA and hopefully at some time when I can take in the brunch drinks.
  • Photo of LuMar G
    5 months ago
    We had brunch here. My husband had the stuffed French toast and liked it. I had an egg dish that had tortilla chips in it. The egg part was good the tortilla chips stale (?) definitely not crisp. Table could have been cleaner. The service was fast though and were checked on as we ate.
  • Photo of JBMcGraw
    5 months ago
    Great breakfast and brunch! Friendly staff with great food! Moderately priced. All of the Benedict choices are great! Several locations in NOLA to choose from.
  • Photo of Zack A
    5 months ago
    I had read a few reviews and talked with some folks that live here. They said the Ruby Slipper was the place to go and they weren't wrong. I had the Eggs Cochon and it was delicious! I would also recommend sitting at the bar if you get the chance and if there is room.
  • Photo of Benay A
    5 months ago
    Had a wonderful breakfast here! We went on a busy Saturday morning as a party of eight, the expected wait was a half an hour but we were seated in about 20 minutes. The waitress served us drinks on the sidewalk while we waited, so we didn't mind not having a table ready immediately. The food was amazing, traditional breakfast fare was available as well as meals with a New Orleans style twist. Strongly recommend!
  • Photo of lucypinebar
    5 months ago
    Best Migas I ever had! I was seated at the bar instantly, made friends with my neighboring diners, and was excellently served by Derek (Biscuit Boss). It will be a must visit on any subsequent trips.
  • Photo of kathymickey
    5 months ago
    this eatery was about 2 blocks from the hotel St. James, while the wait was about 30 minutes it was worth the time eveything was fresh and served with a smile, the Bloody Mary was top notch. Pacakes were delicous. While the omlet I had was great.
  • Photo of Sheila F
    5 months ago
    At breakfast here. It is connected to the Pellum Hotel where we stayed. It was busy as usual, but well worth the wait. Plenty to look at while you wait. The food was excellent. Large portions.
  • Photo of Howbre
    5 months ago
    I love sitting at the counter here. Tons of tables though. I always arrive early since I'm sure the line is tremendous later on. Great coffee with a cup to go. Had a goat cheese and spinach/mushroom omelet. Side of bacon and it comes with grits and a biscuit to die for. I really shouldn't of eaten it all...but I did.
  • Photo of Jennifer C
    5 months ago
    Excellent restaurant with fantastic service!!! The food was amazing. Awesome menu selections. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Our entire group enjoyed their meal! Will definitely comeback!!!
  • Photo of MrsSandro
    5 months ago
    I love brunch and I don't mind having to wait. When we travel I always seek out the best breakfast place. I perhaps jumped the gun on this place or I just didn't take the full time to read the reviews. The food was average but maybe I just picked boring things. I think for the price though I should have chosen better. The biscuit I had was dense and doughy. The grits were good and the fried green tomato satisfying but a little under cooked maybe. Husband got a omelet and said it was average but nothing to remember. The bar service was good and quick. The bloody mary is very spicy and we couldn't drink it. That could be on us though as it was the first one to try.
  • Photo of JodyLovesTravel
    5 months ago
    We arrived around 9 and had a 40 minute wait. I ordered a special cajun eggs Benedict and my husband enjoyed an omelet. Service was just okay - they were very busy, which shouldn't have been a surprise to them. My meal was delivered and in my first bite, I crunched on an egg shell the size of my little fingernail. I set it aside. However on my four bite I saw another piece of shell that was even bigger. I couldn't eat any more, just to grossed out. It took quite some time for our server to check on us and he was very apologetic. I asked to speak to the manager and he told us they had a new guy on the poached eggs and he comped my meal and discounted my husbands. He really enjoyed his omelet and if we'd had more time, I'd have ordered again.

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