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Where to Feast on Christmas Eve in New Orleans

Feasts of the Seven Fishes, Reveillon dinners, and more on the night before Christmas

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If you’re facing down a day full of cooking on Christmas, dining out for Christmas Eve may be important to maintaining good cheer. Dinner on Christmas Eve affords additional opportunities to try something out of the ordinary as well — in New Orleans that means special Reveillon menus, traditional Feasts of the Seven Fishes, and Christmas cocktails like crazy. Reserve a spot early and put off the workload for one more day.

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1. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

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741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 266-2810
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Picnic is closed for Christmas Day, but you can pop in on Christmas Eve to pick up necessaries like fried chicken, collards, and cornbread. Catering orders are available for delivery and carry out too — just in case you need some last-minute help. Sneak out of the house for a cocktail and catch happy hour prices from 3 to 4 p.m.

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5908 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 509-6550
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The Feast of Seven Fishes is a longstanding — and labor intensive —  tradition in old school Italian families. AVO chef Nick Lama does the work for you through December 28 (closed on Christmas Day). The $67 menu includes choices like shrimp spiedini, spaghetti ai gamberi with crawfish, and branzino three ways. 

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3. Toups’ Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Chef Isaac Toups’ Mid City restaurant Toups’ Meatery will be open for the first time this year on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The full a la carte menu (say yes to the meat board) will be served along with specialty dry-aged steaks for $60. A happy hour to celebrate the season runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Toups, home of the city's finest marrow bone
Toups Meatery
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4. Gris-Gris

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1800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 272-0241
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Order four holiday courses at Gris-Gris, chef Eric Cook’s boldly delicious Southern comfort food emporium, and prepare to be sated. The Lower Garden District restaurant is open Christmas Eve, offering four holiday cocktails for its own holiday menu twist, from hot buttered rum to Zombi Nog (a cocktail flight is $19). The regular food menu will be served.

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5. Jewel of the South

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1026 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 265-8816
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Yes, Jewel of the South pours spectacular cocktails from Chris Hannah and his team, but if you haven’t had chef Philip Whitmarsh’s eye-popping vegetable-forward fare, get ready to swoon. A $75 Reveillon and vegetarian Reveillon will be served Christmas Eve from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Beef Wellington or king brown mushrooms with thyme gnocchi and soft egg? One of each please.

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6. Galatoire’s

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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Galatoire’s is serving its Reveillon menu for Christmas Eve, four courses priced from $45 to $60 depending on what you choose for the main. Start with shrimp remoulade or fried oysters with Tabasco aioli and then head for the likes of fancified duck confit, roast chicken, or filet mignon.

7. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

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215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 335-3932
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Next door at Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, chef Philip Lopez is featuring Reveillon on Christmas Eve, a $60 to $75 four-courser that might include crab agnolotti with vermouth cream, lobster bisque, pan roasted halibut, or grilled eye of ribeye with a fig demi. The lovely setting is the perfect backdrop for a Sazerac or three.

8. GW Fins

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808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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If you crave seafood on Christmas Eve, there’s no better spot than GW Fins, where chef Michael  Nelson trolls sea, bayou, and river for the freshest sustainable options. The regular menu is on tap for the holiday. Remember to get parking validated if you park at Premier on Dauphine between Iberville and Bienville.

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9. Tujague's

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823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-8676
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Served on Christmas Eve, the Reveillon menu at Tujaque’s is epic — the last time the feasting will be done in the original location before the 2020 move up the street. Chef Thomas Robey will prepare a pre-fixe $54 four-course meal that includes duck confit crostini, lobster bisque, braised Colorado lamb shank and bananas foster bread pudding.

Inside Tujague's
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1. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

741 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Beth D’Addono/Eater NOLA

Picnic is closed for Christmas Day, but you can pop in on Christmas Eve to pick up necessaries like fried chicken, collards, and cornbread. Catering orders are available for delivery and carry out too — just in case you need some last-minute help. Sneak out of the house for a cocktail and catch happy hour prices from 3 to 4 p.m.

741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. Avo

5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Avo
Avo
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The Feast of Seven Fishes is a longstanding — and labor intensive —  tradition in old school Italian families. AVO chef Nick Lama does the work for you through December 28 (closed on Christmas Day). The $67 menu includes choices like shrimp spiedini, spaghetti ai gamberi with crawfish, and branzino three ways. 

5908 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Toups’ Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Toups, home of the city's finest marrow bone
Toups Meatery
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Chef Isaac Toups’ Mid City restaurant Toups’ Meatery will be open for the first time this year on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The full a la carte menu (say yes to the meat board) will be served along with specialty dry-aged steaks for $60. A happy hour to celebrate the season runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Gris-Gris

1800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Gris-Gris
Katherine Kimball/Eater NOLA

Order four holiday courses at Gris-Gris, chef Eric Cook’s boldly delicious Southern comfort food emporium, and prepare to be sated. The Lower Garden District restaurant is open Christmas Eve, offering four holiday cocktails for its own holiday menu twist, from hot buttered rum to Zombi Nog (a cocktail flight is $19). The regular food menu will be served.

1800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Jewel of the South

1026 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Beth D’Addono/Eater NOLA

Yes, Jewel of the South pours spectacular cocktails from Chris Hannah and his team, but if you haven’t had chef Philip Whitmarsh’s eye-popping vegetable-forward fare, get ready to swoon. A $75 Reveillon and vegetarian Reveillon will be served Christmas Eve from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Beef Wellington or king brown mushrooms with thyme gnocchi and soft egg? One of each please.

1026 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70112

6. Galatoire’s

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire’s is serving its Reveillon menu for Christmas Eve, four courses priced from $45 to $60 depending on what you choose for the main. Start with shrimp remoulade or fried oysters with Tabasco aioli and then head for the likes of fancified duck confit, roast chicken, or filet mignon.

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

215 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Next door at Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, chef Philip Lopez is featuring Reveillon on Christmas Eve, a $60 to $75 four-courser that might include crab agnolotti with vermouth cream, lobster bisque, pan roasted halibut, or grilled eye of ribeye with a fig demi. The lovely setting is the perfect backdrop for a Sazerac or three.

215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Sam Hanna

If you crave seafood on Christmas Eve, there’s no better spot than GW Fins, where chef Michael  Nelson trolls sea, bayou, and river for the freshest sustainable options. The regular menu is on tap for the holiday. Remember to get parking validated if you park at Premier on Dauphine between Iberville and Bienville.

808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. Tujague's

823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Inside Tujague's
Inside Tujague’s
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Served on Christmas Eve, the Reveillon menu at Tujaque’s is epic — the last time the feasting will be done in the original location before the 2020 move up the street. Chef Thomas Robey will prepare a pre-fixe $54 four-course meal that includes duck confit crostini, lobster bisque, braised Colorado lamb shank and bananas foster bread pudding.

823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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