Nutless Me in New Orleans - Day 5

Court of Two Sisters Restaurant. Ignore the "the."

If you have already read through the forums at some dated recommendations of places that are safe in New Orleans, one place that probably came up over and over again is The Court of Two Sisters restaurant. It’s a landmark, and is as cool as all of the reviews have stated. We actually ate there years ago for the Sunday jazz brunch and were looking forward to going back.

Disclaimer: Hey, whenever we recommend a product or restaurant, it’s still up to you to make sure that they are safe for you or whoever it is with a peanut or tree nut allergy. We are not responsible for any allergic reactions, okie-dokie?

We walked there this afternoon and found the place to be very quiet with only a few tables taken (this appears to be a theme on this trip). As we entered through the old tunnel, we met the host and told him about the peanut and nut allergies. He gave us a binder which we could take with all of the ingredients of the dishes they use in the buffet. This was incredibly helpful as we chose the dishes to eat. A few were not in the binder but there was plenty of staff in the buffet line to answer questions. Strangely enough, the binder would place in all caps next to the relevant items, “THIS ITEM CONTAINS GLUTEN.” However, the items with nuts said nothing. Oh, modern world.

The Sign Above the Bar

The Court of the Two Sisters completely lived up to the hype in terms of allergy-friendly food. The service completely exceeded all expectations and was, quite honestly, the best staff of servers I have ever encountered in my life. The outdoor dining in the courtyard was exceptional in terms of ambiance. The three-piece band playing was fantastic. The place is just so darn cool. Bravo, The Court of Two Sisters, bravo. Slow clap.

Also, we ended the day back at Cafe Du Monde for beignets again. I want to marry that place.

The Court of Two Sisters website does have a few recipes available, but the restaurant has a cookbook that you can buy on Amazon or, if you’re secretly a superhero, on

First image from Flickr user Gary J. Wood. Creative Common License