What is French Soul Food?

In 2007 when I decided to open my own little spot, I coined the
phrase “French Soul Food” to describe my personal style of cuisine
that I wanted to bring to the public. What I hope to convey is a
soulful mixture of Southern, Creole and French cuisines presented
in a down-home style and atmosphere.

Fueled by the unwavering desire to charm folks with the tastes of
my hometown, New Orleans, and the support of my amazing partner,
Libby Truesdell, I was able to turn a shoddy Tenderloin greasy spoon
found on Craigslist into my dream restaurant. Thousands of Yelp
reviews later, Brenda’s is still going strong.

So if you’re craving something soulful, satisfying and sexy, come
by and try us out. If you already have, and keep coming back for
more, then—thanks!

Ain’t no shame in your game if
you can’t pronounce a few things…

Beignet (ben-yay): fried doughnut hugely popular in New Orleans

Grillades (gree-ahds): beef cutlet smothered in a spicy gravy

Andouille (ann-dew-ee): spicy, smoked pork sausage

Maque choux (mock shoe): Cajun vegetable stew

Etouffée (ay-too-fay): literally from the French, means “to smother”,
like we do with our chicken with lots of spices and love

Bon appétit y’all!

Monday – Tuesday: 8am – 3pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm 
Sunday: 8am – 8pm
No reservations

Breakfast for Supper Sundays
Served from 5pm / See menu >

We're open everyday except
Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

Every Sunday: 5pm – 8pm
Featuring Goucho Gypsy Jazz >

Order directly from Caviar and
they'll deliver Brenda's to you
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Give your friends some soul >