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Here’s Where to Find Last Minute Thanksgiving Reservations

Time is running out to make plans

Group of people eating thanksgiving dinner with Turkey, red wine, Brussels sprouts and vegetables
Group of people eating thanksgiving dinner with Turkey, red wine, Brussels sprouts and vegetables
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There is a time to leave the cooking to the experts, to give the fire department a break from saving the house from fried turkey grease fire, and to actually relax on Thanksgiving. Maybe you’re a little late to realizing that what you really want for Thanskgiving this year is a reservation.

Eater rounded up some of the the tastiest Thanksgiving meals in New Orleans taking place outside of the home kitchen last week and several of them have already filled up. Here now, a list of the spots from the list that still have reservations.

  • Curio — From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the two-month old Royal Street restaurant will feature a $35 three-course dinner with a choice of salad or gumbo for the app.
  • Andrea’s (only two spots left) — Ravioli, shrimp eggplant parmigiana cheese soup, or an Italian salad before heading into the main course, with options that range from traditional turkey and sides to Veal scaloppine piccata with mushroom Marsala sauce.
  • Restaurant R’evolution (one spot left) — One of the ritziest fine dining restaurants in New Orleans, this T-Day menu is full of options: Creole cream cheese mashed potatoes, sweet potato bisque, sugar-cured ham or roast turkey, French bread oyster dressing, shrimp and mirliton casserole, crab mac and cheese, and much more. A la carte style menu.
  • Tujague’s — This French Quarter landmark serves up a prix fixe with loads of revelry and regulars from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The four-courses include choices of roast duck, Kobe short ribs, speckled trout, and more.
  • Cavan (very limited space left) — The grand, Uptown restaurant/mansion promises a festive Thanksgiving with boudin tater tots, turkey neck gumbo, satsuma ponzu turkey, drunken pumpkin pie, and more.
  • Public Service — For Thanksgiving, the restaurant features a three course, $35 Thanksgiving meal full of all the traditional foods, like turkey and dressing.
  • Josephine Estelle — A four course Thanksgiving Day prix fixe for $55 per person (children under 12 eat for $25 each) with salad, appetizer, choice of entree, and dessert.
  • Cafe Adelaide — From 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cafe Adelaide in the Loews Hotel has a serious Thanksgiving spread with loads of choices, from shrimp and tasso corndogs to Cajun Gulf oyster dressing.
  • Compère Lapin (very limited space left) — Compère Lapin, named one of Eater’s best restaurants in America, gives Thanksgiving a Caribbean twist. The three-course menu offers options for each choice.


Where To Eat on Thanksgiving in New Orleans [ENOLA]

Cafe Adelaide

300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504 595 3305


429 Decatur Street, , LA 70130 (504) 525-8676 Visit Website

Andrea's Restaurant

3100 19th Street, , LA 70002 (504) 834-8583 Visit Website

Public Service

311 Baronne Street, , LA 70112 (504) 962-6527 Visit Website


301 Royal Street, New Orleans,

Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas Street, , LA 70130 (504) 599-2119 Visit Website


3607 Magazine Street, , LA 70115 (504) 509-7655 Visit Website

Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet Street, , LA 70130 (504) 930-3070 Visit Website

Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 Visit Website