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Restaurants Open Christmas

November 27 2019 | What's New

'Tis The Season to Let Us Do the Cookin'

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 carries on holiday traditions that began when carriages were the only mode of transporation on the city's cobblestone streets. This year, they'll be serving a special three-course Christmas Day menu for $54  per person plus tax and gratuity. View the complete menu. Reservations are required due to high demand. Click here.

Andrea's Restaurant – Metairie

Andrea's will be serving a special holiday feast on Christmas Eve with options like Crab Meat Ravioli Andrea, Turtle Soup Henry, Roast Prime Rib Au Jus, and Praline Cheesecake. They'll be open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 4:30 to 9 p.m. for dinner. Make reservations now.

Bistreaux – French Quarter 

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

Cafe Carmo

Vegan? Vegetarian? Omnivore? Enjoy a holiday meal at Carmo, a tropical bar and cafe in the Arts/Warehouse District on Julia Street. They will  be open Christmas Eve from 9 am to 10 pm, Christmas Day from 11 am to 10 pm, New Year's Eve from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and New Year's Day from 11  am to 10 pm. 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 Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 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.

Landry's Seafood – French Quarter

Spend the holidays with great food, family and friends – as well as an awesome view of the Mississippi River and Jackson Square. Landry's will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Tip: we highly recommend the Bananas Foster Cake.) Make reservations now.


Come celebrate Christmas with a Cajun flare and enjoy a cocktail on the only rooftop balcony on Bourbon! Mambo's is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

Olde NOLA Cookery – French Quarter 

Have yourself a Cajun or Creole Christmas on Bourbon Street at Olde NOLA Cookery. They'll be serving classic New Orleans cuisine from 11 am to 1 am Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Make reservations now.

SoBou – French Quarter (South of Bourbon)

Celebrate Christmas with modern Creole dishes by Executive Chef Tory McPhail and inventive cocktails that make the food taste even better, all served in a beautiful chic environment in the city’s most historic neighborhood.  Make reservations now.

The Courtyard Bar & Grill at Bourbon Heat – French Quarter

The menu at Bourbon Heat combines Creole and American cuisine with bar favorites (this isn’t your typical bar food). The restaurant will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Christmas day from 5 p.m.  to 10:30 p.m. The bar will stay open until...,Make reservations now.

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


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