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.