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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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Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: The special Christmas menu includes turducken and redfish specials.
FRENCH QUARTER: Open regular hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with its regular menu.

Compère Lapin

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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.

Morton's The Steakhouse

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FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 2-9pm on Christmas.for steaks, wine, and good times.

The Rib Room

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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

Restaurant R'evolution

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FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. for French Quarter elegance on Christmas Day.

The Bombay Club

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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.
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.
RIVERBEND: Treat yo'self to some sushi on Christmas Day.

Chophouse New Orleans

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CBD: Go Flintstonian with giant cuts of 28 day dry aged beef.

Nirvana Indian Cuisine

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UPTOWN: Get your curry on during dinner hours on Christmas Day.

Fountain Lounge

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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.

Tujague's Restaurant

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FRENCH QUARTER: A traditional Creole Reveillon menu shines at this historic FQ restaurant with a recently revamped menu.
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​.

Besh Steak

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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.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse

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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.

Willa Jean

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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.

St Roch Market

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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.

Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: The special Christmas menu includes turducken and redfish specials.

SoBou

FRENCH QUARTER: Open regular hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with its regular menu.

Compère Lapin

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.

Morton's The Steakhouse

FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 2-9pm on Christmas.for steaks, wine, and good times.

The Rib Room

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

Restaurant R'evolution

FRENCH QUARTER: Open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. for French Quarter elegance on Christmas Day.

The Bombay Club

FRENCH QUARTER: Check out Bombay Club's Reveillon menu with rabbit and andouille gumbo, foie gras poached flounder, and as a lagniappe, Preakness Eggnog.

Borgne

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.

Chiba

RIVERBEND: Treat yo'self to some sushi on Christmas Day.

Chophouse New Orleans

CBD: Go Flintstonian with giant cuts of 28 day dry aged beef.

Nirvana Indian Cuisine

UPTOWN: Get your curry on during dinner hours on Christmas Day.

Fountain Lounge

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.

Tujague's Restaurant

FRENCH QUARTER: A traditional Creole Reveillon menu shines at this historic FQ restaurant with a recently revamped menu.

Lüke

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​.

Besh Steak

CBD: Take a break from gambling your Christmas pennies away and check out Besh Steak for a high end steak dinner.

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Desi Vega's Steakhouse

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.

Willa Jean

TAKE OUT (WAREHOUSE DISTRICT): Get some sides and desserts at Willa Jean, for pickup on Christmas Eve and the Christmas morning.

St Roch Market

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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