"Court of Two Sisters is home to the largest outdoor dining Courtyard in New Orleans. We also are the only restaurant that offers a daily Live Jazz Brunch Buffet," Aynsley Fein, director of group sales for the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant and daughter of the late Jerome "Jerry" Fein, co-owner of the Court of Two Sisters.
Food & Drink
If you are dining during the daily Live Jazz Brunch Buffet, include these selection in your meal:
- Eggs Benedict
- Any of the specialty omelets
- Chicken Curry salad
- Cajun Corn salad
But if plans become dinner times, consider these selections:
- Shrimp & Grits
- Chicken Oscar
- Blackened Pork Medallions
The most adventurous item on both the brunch and dinner menus is the Turtle Soup au Sherry. "Most people shy away from the turtle," Fein said. "This is a classic New Orleans/Creole soup that is served in most New Orleans restaurants."
Because of its renowned courtyard dining, the restaurant receives not only out-of-town visitors but also locals, who live within a 90-mile radius, Fein said.
Focused on customer service, the restaurant places comment cards to encourage diners to share their insights, feedback and reviews on all aspects of the establishment. As a reward, the diners receive a quarterly recipe email when customers provide their e-mail addresses.
The restaurant was named after one of its many owners throughout history. The two sisters, Emma and Bertha Camors, born within two years of each other in 1858 and 1869 owned the "rabais," or notion shop, outfitted many of the city's finest women with Mardi Gras costumes, formal gowns, laces and perfumes imported from Paris. In addition to a trendy dress store, the sisters engaged with their favorite customers, offering tea and cakes in the large courtyard.
The two sisters were not the original owners of the buildings. It changed hands twice before the sisters owned the property. Owning the property between 1886 to 1904, the sisters passed the property to their children. During the next three decades, the property was owned by seven different owners, who managed businesses such as a refreshment stand, speakeasy and a restaurant.
The Fein family took ownership of the property in 1963. The late Joe Fein, Jr. began building the restaurant and preserving the structure's historical integrity. Joe II and the late Jerry Fein took over the property, continuing the legacy of their father. Currently, the property is managed by the third generation of Fein.
Because of its storied history in the French Quarters, the restaurant represents all things New Orleans. Owners and the management team wants diners and out-of-town guests to have "an incredible New Orleans dining experience," Fein said.
Guests, wandering around the establishment will have access to these key historical markers:
- Charm Gates at the 613 Royal entrance: Queen Isabella of Spain blessed these gates.
- Flags: Displayed in the front entrance, the flags are four of the ten sovereign flags that flown over Louisiana.
- Stuffed bird: Visible above the second desk in the Carriageway, this bird was an actual South American Macaw named Nickie, who lived in the property between 1950 and 1981.
- Carriageway: A painting, showing the cover of one of the establishment's dinner menu, was created by the famous Louisiana artist Clarence Miller around the 1930s.
- Wishing Well in the courtyard: Also known as the Devil's Wishing Wells pays tribute to the legendary voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
The daily Live Jazz Brunch Buffet
Adults - $29
Child - $12.50
For dinner, the restaurant's four-course, price-fixed Table d'Hote menu is $45 per person. If choosing a la carte, prices will range from $25 to $35.
- Largest courtyard dining
- Only restaurant in the French Quarters to offer a trio of live musicians daily
- Creole cuisine offered buffet style
613 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 522-7261
Fax: (504) 581-5804
Tip #1: Bring home a book about the history of the French Quarters and the establishment. It provides a sense of history to those who visit the place. In addition, the book titled, Court of Two Sisters Cookbook, is filled with the restaurant's recipes, a treasure trove of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Avoiding an overweight luggage, buy your copy online. Fein shared the book is one of the most popular items in their online store.
Tip #3: Consider this establishment for reunions, weddings and special occasion celebrations. "In addition to the largest outdoor dining courtyard, Court of Two Sisters also has three indoor dining rooms that offer the perfect space for any event," Fein said.
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