The Country Club
We are booked up for Drag Brunch six months out, HOWEVER, as people cancel reservations they immediately become available online, so be sure to check back often. For Parties over 20 people please contact us directly.
Hidden away in the Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautiful restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. We offer the perfect setting to enjoy chef-driven cuisine inspired by Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages. From bourbon lacquered quail, to saffron mussels our menus by Chef Chris Barbato, formerly of Commander’s Palace, has all the foodies talking. Our wine program features more than 140 bottles from 13 countries and its very own private label wines. 21 & up only. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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Excellent food, service and happy to see they are following proper protocol for covid prevention
Pleasant atmosphere. Food was very good. Service was great. Enjoyed
The staff were amazing especially with the covid restrictions. It made me feel comfortable dining.
So good to be back! We noticed exceptional attention to COVID safety. Service was as kind and fun as always, great food, tasty and creative drinks.
Out of town
Our drag brunch experience was one to remember! The atmosphere and service made it so memorable. The food was delicious, but as a vegetarian I had limited options.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us. We have recently expanded our lunch ,dinner and small plates menus to include more vegan and vegetarian options and many of our dishes can be made specifically for vegetarians, just be sure to ask your server. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you'll dine with us again.
No what I was expecting
It is always amazing here. When we booked we didn’t realize that the Show was on Sundays now also. Have been trying to book the show for a few years. So it was a nice surprise for us. Totally enjoyed it.
What a lucky surprise! As you know our drag brunches are normally booked out months in advance so it's wonderful that you were able to get in. We try to remind people to check back a day or two prior just in case there are cancellations or new seats open up. We also have about 30 seats around the bar which are available on a first come, first serve basis a half hour prior to each show. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Best Brunch I have ever been to...the staff is over the top!!! The show is beyond fun and we made so many new friends. I encourage going to the pool after!
We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with us recently and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
I read a couple of write ups in New Orleans publications on The Country Club prior to reserving. Reviews stated that the food was delicious and the "girls" were gorgeous. While both of those statements are a stretch, it was enjoyable. First, absolutely love the house that the restaurant is located in. Very quirky, yet well put together invigorating decor. We were excited from the minute we walked in. Given a lovely table and the bottomless mimosas were delicious and indeed bottomless. The food on the other hand was very meh. The guys in our party ordered the chicken and waffles. We have sampled chicken and waffles in many variations and this one was about the most lackluster we've experienced. Flavorless fried chicken on probably the toughest, driest excuse for a waffle we've ever eaten. I ordered the fried green tomatoes with egg, etc. Suffice it to say that someone got very excited with the garlic in the kitchen. I took one bite and thought maybe I had just gotten a clove or something. Had a second taste and was done. Couldn't taste anything but garlic for the duration of the meal. Eggs were cooked perfectly and I think the other flavors would have been great, but just could not surmount the mountain of garlic...and I like garlic. We ordered the boudin but never received it. They asked if we still wanted it, but we were done eating by that point so we said no. They said they would take it off the bill no problem, but lo and behold when the bill arrived, we were charged for it. Truffle mac and cheese was delicious though. The girls were entertaining and fun, but the beauty I had read about wasn't really on display. Having been to other drag shows, they weren't as refined as previous experiences and didn't really perform nearly as much in terms of dancing as I had hoped. All in all, a fun experience, but not sure I would repeat again based solely on the lackluster food. Maybe just drinks in the future.
We were sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your meal the other day and appreciate your feedback. We encourage all of our guests to let us know if there is a problem with their food as we strive to provide exceptional food and experiences to all. I am sending you a direct message for further follow up, so please be on the lookout for that. We were happy to hear you enjoyed the decor and ambiance of the environment and hope you'll join us for drinks and perhaps dinner in the future.
Such a fun experience! The drag show was just as amazing as the delicious food!
We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time and hope you'll come visit us again in the future.
I came here on a Friday and it was a blissful respite from the touristy areas. With half off the pool fees I felt $7.50 was reasonable to use the pool. Could do with a few more cocktails on the menu maybe- there weren’t any refreshing ones though the bartender kindly made me a bellini. Great place!
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll come visit us again in the future.
I was really excited to visit for brunch but the drag show was disappointing. I was expecting more performance from the girls but their focused seemed to be on picking up $1 from the customers (seemed kind of tacky). The food presentation was beautiful but I’ve tasted way better for a lower price. Our server and the staff were amazing. I just don’t envision myself going back.
We are so very sorry to hear you were disappointed by your brunch experience. Our goal is to provide exceptional food and experiences for our guests and we are sorry to hear we let you down. We will pass your review along to the performers and be sure to let your servers know you were pleased with them. We do hope you'll come back again in the future, perhaps for a dinner or happy hour with small plates instead. We'd love the chance to make it up to you and hope to see you again.
We were celebrating my daughters Bday and We had such a fun time!
We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful birthday celebration with us! We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon.
Server was aloof, unprofessional and uninformed. As a local NOLA resident that visits this restaurant often...this was not an enjoyable dining experience. It was very unfortunate.
We are deeply disappointed to hear that you had a negative experience with us the other day. As a repeat customer you know this is unusual for us and we appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please be on the lookout for a private message from us. I can assure you we will bring this up to waitstaff on duty that day and we hope we get the chance to make it up to you in the future.
Excellent spot in the Bywater. Service was amazing. Food was just OK.....can't be beat for a great drink.
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to serving you again and finding some food to truly WOW you with.
The thing about the Country Club is that the food is mostly so/so. I never feel cheated by poor quality, but I never really feel bowled over, either. The welcoming atmosphere, the service, and the drinks, pool, and jacuzzi are what always put it over the top. It was the perfect end to Carnival, and I think my companion and I have hit upon a new tradition.
Thank you for your review. We are excited that you have included us in your annual tradition and look forward to finding an exceptional dish to really wow you next time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
My second time attending the Diva Drag Brunch and loved it every time!! Will definitely be back!!!
We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Celebrated my birthday and Lundi Gras here and it was an amazing time! The Drag Show was fun and interactive and the food was great. Bottomless mimosas were truly bottomless. Thanks for a great time, I went twice during Mardi Gras!
We are thrilled you had a wonderful time with us on both occasions and that we got to celebrate your birthday with you! We hope to celebrate with you again in the future.
I have been to drag brunch at the Country Club before & loved it, so I was really excited to bring two of my friends who were visiting from out of town to drag brunch a couple of days ago. To be honest, the food was pretty good, but everything else was horrendous. The drag show was a complete BORE. The laziest performers I have ever seen just walking around & collecting cash. No excitement or energy whatsoever. I kept telling my friend, "don't worry.. it will get better!" Unfortunately, it never did!! I actually spoke to two other people who attended the same drag brunch who agreed completely. Then, when we were paying the bill, we tipped our server 20% ($24 on a $120 bill)...and right in front of us he became visibly upset. Looking at us and saying "...damn....." right to our faces. It was probably the rudest thing I have ever witnessed. I am super disappointed to be writing this review, because again, I enjoyed the brunch so much when I went about 2 years ago. But this experience was enough to make me never want to go back.
Our goal is to provide exceptional food and experiences to all of our guests and we are sorry to hear your experience the other day was unpleasant. We agree that a server should never respond in the manner described and have sent you a private message concerning that. As far as the performances, we believe the tech problems we had with our new AV system threw the performers off that morning (now resolved). We appreciate your feedback and look forward to doing better in the future.
A beautiful start to our day. Everyone was very happy!