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Restaurants Open Christmas

December 1 2017 | News
Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy

If you’re in town this holiday season but aren’t able to make a big feast, don’t fret! Some of our favorite restaurants will be serving up the best holiday gift of all—an incredible meal for you and your family and friends. You do, however, want to look at this list and check it twice because most places require reservations and will fill up early.

Tujague’s Restaurant – French Quarter across from French Market

The second-oldest restaurant in the New Orleans French Quarter, Tujague’s carries on holiday traditions begun before carriages had left the city's cobblestone streets. This year, they'll be serving a special four-course Christmas Day menu from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. that includes choices like an Autumn Greens Salad with Roasted Cranberries, Crab & Brie Bisque, Roast Duckling Madison, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding with a Maker's Mark Caramel Sauce. View the complete menu.  Reservations are required due to high demand. Click here.

Amici Ristorante & Bar – Uptown

This fabulous Italian restaurant will be open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, but closed Christmas Day. Shop Magazine Street for last minute gifts then relax and celebrate the season with your favorite Italian entrées, pasta or pizza cooked in coal-fire ovens. Make reservations now.

Bistreaux – French Quarter

Bistreaux in the Maison Dupuy Hotel will be serving up Louisiana favorites with a contemporary flair on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Make reservations now.

Fogo de Chão – CBD

Have your Christmas feast in Brazil (or at least feel like you are) at Fogo de Chão in the JW Marriott on Canal Street. This authentic gaucho-style Brazillian steakhouse will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day. Cost is $50.95 per person all day. Make reservations now.

Hard Rock Cafe – French Quarter

Rock out this holiday season at Hard Rock Cafe in the Vieux Carré. They'll be open Christmas Day from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a menu and service that will make you feel like a star (and we're not talking about the one at the top of the Christmas tree).  Make sure you see Louis Armstrong's trumpet before you leave. Make reservations now.

The Maison – Frenchmen Street

Jazz up your holiday by dining at this beloved restaurant in the Marigny/Bywater. They'll be open from 7 p.m. - 'til on Christmas Day with live music and classic New Orleans fare.  Make reservations now.

Oceana Grill – French Quarter

This popular restaurant on Conti Street is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. With hours like that, you might just bump into Santa and his gang getting a gumbo and crab cake fix after a hard night's work. Make reservations now.

Old New Orleans Cookery – French Quarter

Have yourself a Cajun or Creole Christmas on Bourbon Street at Old New Orleans Cookery. They'll be serving classic New Orleans cuisine from 11:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Christmas Day. Make reservatons now.

SoBou – French Quarter (South of Bourbon)

This spirited restaurant South of Bourbon is one of the Commander's Palace family of restaurants. Celebrate Christmas with inventive cuisine at a table equipped with self-pour beer and wine taps. Make reservations now.

Cello's Catering – Metairie

If your prefer Christmas dinner at home but still want someone else to do the cooking, try Cello's Catering in Metairie. They're offering small and large Roasted Turkeys with Gravy, Low & Slow Brisket, Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin, Spiral Cut Honey Ham, Grillades & Grits and more. Place your order at or send to by Wednesday, December 20th, for pickup Saturday, December 24th, from 1-4 pm.

Enjoy some of our world-famous New Orleans dishes this Christmas! 


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