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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in New Orleans

Forget the cooking and cleaning - treat yourself on Christmas Day to an elegant (or not so much) meal with these places open on Dec. 25.

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Sometimes, all you want for Christmas is for someone else to take the reins when it comes to turning out delicious food for the special occasion. In New Orleans, check out these places all over the city. Also included: three places to get food to pick up and eat in the comfort of home.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

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300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 595-3305
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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: The special Christmas menu includes turducken and redfish specials.

2. SoBou

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310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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FRENCH QUARTER: Open regular hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with its regular menu.

3. Compère Lapin

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535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-2119
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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: Family style meal with porchetta as the star, and pesto pasta, oyster dressing, and charred green beans with tomato sofrito. Start with a choice of apps, like curried pumpkin soup or scallop crudo with satsuma and green apple.

4. Morton's The Steakhouse

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365 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-0221
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FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 2-9pm on Christmas.for steaks, wine, and good times.

5. The Rib Room

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621 Saint Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 529-5333
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FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 11:30am-7pm with a special 3 course brunch, $52-62 depending on the main course ordered. Try the prime rib or crispy leg of confit duck. Or, for the more traditional touch, turkey ballontine

6. Restaurant R'evolution

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777 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 553-2277
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FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. for French Quarter elegance on Christmas Day.

7. The Bombay Club

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830 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 577-2237
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FRENCH QUARTER: Check out Bombay Club's Reveillon menu with rabbit and andouille gumbo, foie gras poached flounder, and as a lagniappe, Preakness Eggnog.

8. Borgne

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601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 613-3860
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CBD: Enjoy a 4-course Christmas menu including Chef Landry faves like shrimp toast, blue crab bisque, a whole flounder stuffed with crab and shrimp, and much more.

9. Chiba

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8312 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 826-9119
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RIVERBEND: Treat yo'self to some sushi on Christmas Day.

10. Chophouse New Orleans

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322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-7902
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CBD: Go Flintstonian with giant cuts of 28 day dry aged beef.

11. Nirvana Indian Cuisine

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4308 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-9797
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UPTOWN: Get your curry on during dinner hours on Christmas Day.

12. Fountain Lounge

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130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 648-5486
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CBD: Get a four-course dinner in the middle of the Roosevelt's Christmas decoration extravaganza featuring dishes like oyster artichoke veloute, roasted duckling with foie gras rice dressing, and lobster ginger ravioli.

13. Tujague's Restaurant

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823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-8676
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FRENCH QUARTER: A traditional Creole Reveillon menu shines at this historic FQ restaurant with a recently revamped menu.

14. Lüke

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333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-8890
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CBD: Open all day, check out Luke's four course prix fixe menu for $60, featuring items such as stuffed P&J oysters and grilled veal loin. They will also be serving a limited a la carte menu with some of their classic dishes like Flammenkuchen (Alsatian flatbread), buttermilk fried quail, and moules et frites​.

15. Besh Steak

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228 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 427-7247
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CBD: Take a break from gambling your Christmas pennies away and check out Besh Steak for a high end steak dinner.

16. Desi Vega's Steakhouse

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628 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-7600
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TAKE OUT (WAREHOUSE DISTRICT): This steakhouse is offering turkey breast with all the trimmings for takeout, but hurry up - the deadline for ordering is December 17.

17. Willa Jean

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611 Okeefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 509-7334
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TAKE OUT (WAREHOUSE DISTRICT): Get some sides and desserts at Willa Jean, for pickup on Christmas Eve and the Christmas morning.

18. St Roch Market

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2381 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
TAKE OUT (ST. ROCH): Get all the holiday fixins to go from the vendors at St. Roch, including Shank Charcuterie, the Mayhaw, Elysian Seafood, King Creole, La Mezcla, and the Sweet Spot.

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1. Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: The special Christmas menu includes turducken and redfish specials.
300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. SoBou

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
FRENCH QUARTER: Open regular hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with its regular menu.
310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: Family style meal with porchetta as the star, and pesto pasta, oyster dressing, and charred green beans with tomato sofrito. Start with a choice of apps, like curried pumpkin soup or scallop crudo with satsuma and green apple.
535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Morton's The Steakhouse

365 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 2-9pm on Christmas.for steaks, wine, and good times.
365 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. The Rib Room

621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 11:30am-7pm with a special 3 course brunch, $52-62 depending on the main course ordered. Try the prime rib or crispy leg of confit duck. Or, for the more traditional touch, turkey ballontine
621 Saint Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. for French Quarter elegance on Christmas Day.
777 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. The Bombay Club

830 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
FRENCH QUARTER: Check out Bombay Club's Reveillon menu with rabbit and andouille gumbo, foie gras poached flounder, and as a lagniappe, Preakness Eggnog.
830 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. Borgne

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
CBD: Enjoy a 4-course Christmas menu including Chef Landry faves like shrimp toast, blue crab bisque, a whole flounder stuffed with crab and shrimp, and much more.
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

9. Chiba

8312 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
RIVERBEND: Treat yo'self to some sushi on Christmas Day.
8312 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

10. Chophouse New Orleans

322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
CBD: Go Flintstonian with giant cuts of 28 day dry aged beef.
322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Nirvana Indian Cuisine

4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
UPTOWN: Get your curry on during dinner hours on Christmas Day.
4308 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Fountain Lounge

130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
CBD: Get a four-course dinner in the middle of the Roosevelt's Christmas decoration extravaganza featuring dishes like oyster artichoke veloute, roasted duckling with foie gras rice dressing, and lobster ginger ravioli.
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

13. Tujague's Restaurant

823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
FRENCH QUARTER: A traditional Creole Reveillon menu shines at this historic FQ restaurant with a recently revamped menu.
823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

14. Lüke

333 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
CBD: Open all day, check out Luke's four course prix fixe menu for $60, featuring items such as stuffed P&J oysters and grilled veal loin. They will also be serving a limited a la carte menu with some of their classic dishes like Flammenkuchen (Alsatian flatbread), buttermilk fried quail, and moules et frites​.
333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Besh Steak

228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
CBD: Take a break from gambling your Christmas pennies away and check out Besh Steak for a high end steak dinner.
228 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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16. Desi Vega's Steakhouse

628 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
TAKE OUT (WAREHOUSE DISTRICT): This steakhouse is offering turkey breast with all the trimmings for takeout, but hurry up - the deadline for ordering is December 17.
628 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

17. Willa Jean

611 Okeefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
TAKE OUT (WAREHOUSE DISTRICT): Get some sides and desserts at Willa Jean, for pickup on Christmas Eve and the Christmas morning.
611 Okeefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

18. St Roch Market

2381 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
TAKE OUT (ST. ROCH): Get all the holiday fixins to go from the vendors at St. Roch, including Shank Charcuterie, the Mayhaw, Elysian Seafood, King Creole, La Mezcla, and the Sweet Spot.
2381 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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