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Where to Find the Best Réveillon Dinners in New Orleans 2017

It’s the most festive time of the year

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Once a home-cooked Catholic feast following Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, multi-course Réveillon dinners have become the edible provence of restaurants city wide all holiday season long. With so many menus to choose from, eateries are eager to put forth their best, offering indulgent and inventive spreads that, while not cheap, can offer tremendous value and the chance to savor multiple dishes from some of the the Crescent City’s most renown chefs.

It would be impossible to include all the Reveillon menus below; we’ve let creativity, value and variety be the rule of thumb. Those seeking traditional Creole preparations would be well-served to consider French Quarter pillars such as Arnaud’s, Antoine’s, and Galatoire’s (as well as its more casual offshoot Galatoire’s 33 Bar and Steak) all of which offer four-course Reveillon menus with prices coming in around $49.

Finally while it can be tough to find non-carnivore options, Vacherie’s menu includes vegetarian-friendly dishes.

As usual, this map is listed by geography rather than ranking.

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Rue 127

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Located in a quaint, converted shotgun cottage on busy Carrollton Avenue, this upscale Mid City eatery’s five-course Réveillon menu takes on bold, off-the-beaten path flavors. A second course features honey-glazed quail with coconut and cilantro, while a third course offers a Chinese-style pork belly with candied jalepeño and black vinegar. Diners can choose between puppy drum or fried lamb shank for entrees. $65 per person.

The Country Club

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Located in recently renovated elegant cottage, The Country Club has long been a key Bywater social fixture. Five courses divided evenly between the sea and land with crab and caviar and redfish courses as well as black truffle roasted poussin and oxtail ragu, both with hearty and savory sides, followed by the love child of two classic desserts: Baked Alaska Jubilee. $60 per person.

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Muriel's Jackson Square

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This four-course plus eggnog menu from this French Quarter icon offers both lighter and heavier options, all with Louisiana-inspired flavors. For the truly ravenous: a first course of fried oyster chowder with corn, leeks, potato, and applewood bacon starter or the seared venison with port wine and currant reduction entree. $55 per person.

Broussard's Restaurant

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With a classic, understated elegance, this French Quarter staple offers a moderately priced four course menu with an eye towards deep, rich flavors, including crispy oysters Bienville, brandy duck liver mousse with apricot creole mustard glaze, and a butternut squash bisque with leeks and truffle cream. End with a choice between two naughty and nice Christmas desserts: peppermint panna cotta with dark chocolate ganache or praline bread pudding with eggnog custard and bourbon sauce. $48

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The Bombay Club

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While known mostly for its martini menu, Southern flavors seep into the venerated walls of this ye olde English gentleman’s club-like French Quarter stronghold. A four-course menu includes some serious stick-to-your-rib options such as rabbit and tasso gumbo with potato salad, pecan and andouille crusted redfish with oyster and artichoke stew and a dessert option which, depending upon how you look at it, either signals the end of all ambition or its apex: eggnog spiked espresso cake with chocolate streusel. $49 per person.

Rib Room

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Hearty options abound in a four course menu. A substantial first course features either fried chicken livers, a lump crabmeat salad, or chorizo-stuffed portobello mushroom followed. A trio of entree choices delves into deeply savory territory: prime rib, fried oysters, or bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. $55 per person.

SoBou Restaurant

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Those looking for a decidedly different flavor profile may want to consider Sobou’s mid-range Puerto-Rican inspired Réveillon menu from Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez. The four-course plus eggnog line-up includes plenty of bright winter citrus flavors paired with kumquat barbecue lamb steamed buns, crusted yellowfin tuna pinchos, and braised beef tongue tamales with black garlic crispy masa. $44 per person.

Fountain Lounge

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The Fountain Lounge’s lunch-only, three-course meal serves up a solid, budget-minded choice for those looking to partake more lightly. The three entree choices feature cool weather flavors: puppy drum with winter squash hash, rosemary strip loin roast with Abita demi-glace, or cherry-glazed smoked duck breast. Plus, it’s inside the gloriously decked-out-for-the-holidays Roosevelt Hotel. $24 per person.

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Criollo

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One of the more substantial Reveillon menu options with an amuse bouche plus five courses. Genuinely inspired first course options include: lamb with scallops and red beet puree, rabbit and sweetbreads fricassee, and foie-gras stuffed quail with cherry and pistachio chutney. The variety extends to an intriguing choice between four entree options: lamb, seafood, venison and in the ultimate Christmas touch, goose. $75 per person.

Palace Café

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With its spacious and airy, turn-of-the-century dining room, the Palace Cafe offers a lovely spot to celebrate the season. The four-course menu includes one of the more distinct and decidedly festive salad options on this list: a crab and spinach salad with candied kumquats and gingerbread crouton. Entrees include pompano with a potato apple latke and caviar cream, a mustard crusted wild boar tenderloin, or veal blanquette with mushrooms, pearl onions and cream. $65

The Grill Room

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This elegant dining room in the Windsor Court serves up a four-course menu with wide-ranging tastes including a mushroom fricassee with truffled puree potatoes and caviar, ginger anise beef short ribs, or red snapper with crawfish and corn ragout. Finish on an indulgent note with a chocolate and orange brandy crepe with Creole cream cheese custard. $54 per person.

Brigtsen's Restaurant

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This longtime Riverbend staple quietly continues its tradition of paying homage to Louisiana’s culinary traditions. The four-course, comfort food Réveillon menu offers plenty of choice and is a good bet for those looking to accommodate dining companions with varied tastes. Oysters or New Orleans style barbecued shrimp are available for the second course, Entree options include: duck a l’orange, seafood stuffed flounder, or a pork chop with apple cider gravy. $55 per person.

Tommy's Cuisine

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While most Reveillon menus tend to play off Creole and Cajun flavors, it’s Italian fare that rules Tommy’s moderately priced, four-course Réveillon meal. Features include a pasta course with either pasta bolognese or butternut squash gemelli, and either pan-roasted gulf fish or pork chop Milanese for the entree. Chocophile alert: truffle mousse with creme anglaise and toasted almonds. $45 per person

Toups South

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A crab cala kickstarts this Réveillon meal followed by three courses. Diners can choose between two entree options, either speckled trout or paneed veal. Savory and sweet and naughty get all rolled into one in the form of a cinnamon bread pudding with Wild Turkey ice cream. Located within the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on revitalized O.C. Haley Boulevard. $55 per person.

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Commander's Palace

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Pricier than most, but with good reason. This Uptown landmark’s Réveillon menu weighs in with a whopping seven courses and isn’t for the faint of heart. Heavy doses of cream, including a cheese course. A highly inventive line up include lobster and grilled corn pudding and a foie gras and riesling pie a la mode. $100 per person.

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Rue 127

Located in a quaint, converted shotgun cottage on busy Carrollton Avenue, this upscale Mid City eatery’s five-course Réveillon menu takes on bold, off-the-beaten path flavors. A second course features honey-glazed quail with coconut and cilantro, while a third course offers a Chinese-style pork belly with candied jalepeño and black vinegar. Diners can choose between puppy drum or fried lamb shank for entrees. $65 per person.

The Country Club

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Located in recently renovated elegant cottage, The Country Club has long been a key Bywater social fixture. Five courses divided evenly between the sea and land with crab and caviar and redfish courses as well as black truffle roasted poussin and oxtail ragu, both with hearty and savory sides, followed by the love child of two classic desserts: Baked Alaska Jubilee. $60 per person.

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Muriel's Jackson Square

This four-course plus eggnog menu from this French Quarter icon offers both lighter and heavier options, all with Louisiana-inspired flavors. For the truly ravenous: a first course of fried oyster chowder with corn, leeks, potato, and applewood bacon starter or the seared venison with port wine and currant reduction entree. $55 per person.

Broussard's Restaurant

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With a classic, understated elegance, this French Quarter staple offers a moderately priced four course menu with an eye towards deep, rich flavors, including crispy oysters Bienville, brandy duck liver mousse with apricot creole mustard glaze, and a butternut squash bisque with leeks and truffle cream. End with a choice between two naughty and nice Christmas desserts: peppermint panna cotta with dark chocolate ganache or praline bread pudding with eggnog custard and bourbon sauce. $48

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The Bombay Club

While known mostly for its martini menu, Southern flavors seep into the venerated walls of this ye olde English gentleman’s club-like French Quarter stronghold. A four-course menu includes some serious stick-to-your-rib options such as rabbit and tasso gumbo with potato salad, pecan and andouille crusted redfish with oyster and artichoke stew and a dessert option which, depending upon how you look at it, either signals the end of all ambition or its apex: eggnog spiked espresso cake with chocolate streusel. $49 per person.

Rib Room

Hearty options abound in a four course menu. A substantial first course features either fried chicken livers, a lump crabmeat salad, or chorizo-stuffed portobello mushroom followed. A trio of entree choices delves into deeply savory territory: prime rib, fried oysters, or bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. $55 per person.

SoBou Restaurant

Those looking for a decidedly different flavor profile may want to consider Sobou’s mid-range Puerto-Rican inspired Réveillon menu from Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez. The four-course plus eggnog line-up includes plenty of bright winter citrus flavors paired with kumquat barbecue lamb steamed buns, crusted yellowfin tuna pinchos, and braised beef tongue tamales with black garlic crispy masa. $44 per person.

Fountain Lounge

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The Fountain Lounge’s lunch-only, three-course meal serves up a solid, budget-minded choice for those looking to partake more lightly. The three entree choices feature cool weather flavors: puppy drum with winter squash hash, rosemary strip loin roast with Abita demi-glace, or cherry-glazed smoked duck breast. Plus, it’s inside the gloriously decked-out-for-the-holidays Roosevelt Hotel. $24 per person.

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Criollo

One of the more substantial Reveillon menu options with an amuse bouche plus five courses. Genuinely inspired first course options include: lamb with scallops and red beet puree, rabbit and sweetbreads fricassee, and foie-gras stuffed quail with cherry and pistachio chutney. The variety extends to an intriguing choice between four entree options: lamb, seafood, venison and in the ultimate Christmas touch, goose. $75 per person.

Palace Café

With its spacious and airy, turn-of-the-century dining room, the Palace Cafe offers a lovely spot to celebrate the season. The four-course menu includes one of the more distinct and decidedly festive salad options on this list: a crab and spinach salad with candied kumquats and gingerbread crouton. Entrees include pompano with a potato apple latke and caviar cream, a mustard crusted wild boar tenderloin, or veal blanquette with mushrooms, pearl onions and cream. $65

The Grill Room

This elegant dining room in the Windsor Court serves up a four-course menu with wide-ranging tastes including a mushroom fricassee with truffled puree potatoes and caviar, ginger anise beef short ribs, or red snapper with crawfish and corn ragout. Finish on an indulgent note with a chocolate and orange brandy crepe with Creole cream cheese custard. $54 per person.

Brigtsen's Restaurant

This longtime Riverbend staple quietly continues its tradition of paying homage to Louisiana’s culinary traditions. The four-course, comfort food Réveillon menu offers plenty of choice and is a good bet for those looking to accommodate dining companions with varied tastes. Oysters or New Orleans style barbecued shrimp are available for the second course, Entree options include: duck a l’orange, seafood stuffed flounder, or a pork chop with apple cider gravy. $55 per person.