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The Best of What's Open on Christmas Day, 2013

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Not a huge shock, but very few restaurants will actually be open on Christmas Day in New Orleans. And those that are open, generally speaking, offer a separate special menu. So if you're the type that prefers going to a restaurant over cooking for the fam and friends, here's a map of the best of what's open on Christmas Day. As of this writing, all of the restaurants listed here have reservations available. Just call to make 'em.

Have suggestions on where to take holiday guests to eat while they're in town? Leave your suggestions on our latest Holiday Open Thread. Eater will unveil the results in a map of the Best Show-Off Restaurants for Holiday Guests this coming Monday, December 16.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. SoBou

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310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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Where: 310 Chartres What: SoBou will be open with their normal hours (11:30 am - 10:00 p.m., bar open until midnight) with their regular menu items and few specials too. Call: (504) 552-4095

2. Tivoli and Lee

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Where:936 St Charles Ave, in The Hotel Modern What: Serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, and then will close for the remainder of the day. Call: (504) 962-0909

3. Fountain Lounge

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Where: 123 Baronne, inside The Roosevelt What: Probably one of the most festive experiences you'll find resides in the Roosevelt Lobby. Fountain Lounge will offer an all-day dinner, from 2 to 8 p.m. $78 per person and $28 for children 6 to 12. Call:(504) 648-5486

4. Borgne

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601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 613-3860
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Where: Hyatt Regency, 610 Loyola Ave What: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an all day 3-course prix fixe (plus a dessert) ranging from $49-$58 depending on entree Call: (504) 613-3860

5. Chiba

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8312 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 826-9119
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Where: 8312 Oak Street What: If you're in the mood for extraordinary sushi, Chiba will be open for dinner on Christmas Day, starting at 4 p.m. Call: (504) 826-9119

6. Tujague's Restaurant

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823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-8676
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Where: 823 Decatur What: The legendary Decatur Street restaurant and bar will be open from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. with a five-course prix fixe including roasted turkey, oyster stuffing, cranberry sauce and all dat good stuf for $45.99. Call: (504) 525-8676

7. The Grill Room

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300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1994
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Where: 300 Gravier St., inside The Windsor Court What:There are a limited number of seat available during brunch, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., for the four course prix fixe menu, $110 per person, (tax and tip not included) and of course, kids options are availalble too. Call: (504) 522-1994

8. Café Adelaide

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300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 595-3305
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Where: 300 Poydras, in the Loews Hotel What: Serving from 11:30 a.m. to 8p.m., and filling up fast. Cafe Adelaide is only taking reservations for parties of 2 and 4 for their Christmas Day four-course Reveillon dining at $55/person. Call: (504) 595-3305

9. Waldorf Astoria Ballroom Brunch

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123 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 648-1200
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Where: The Waldorf Astoria Ballroom in the Roosevelt What: Brunch goes from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $89 for adults, $39 for children 6 to 12 years of age, complimentary for children 5 and younger Call: (504) 335-3129

10. Vacherie Cafe

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827 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 207-4532
Where: 827 Toulouse Street, between Dauphine and Bourbon What: Christmas Day brunch Buffet, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at $22/adult and $10/child under 12 years of age. Lunch/dinner buffet is $42/adult and $19/child, erved from 1 to 7 p.m. Call: (504) 207-4532

1. SoBou

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Where: 310 Chartres What: SoBou will be open with their normal hours (11:30 am - 10:00 p.m., bar open until midnight) with their regular menu items and few specials too. Call: (504) 552-4095
310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Tivoli and Lee

New Orleans, LA 70130
Where:936 St Charles Ave, in The Hotel Modern What: Serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, and then will close for the remainder of the day. Call: (504) 962-0909

3. Fountain Lounge

New Orleans, LA
Where: 123 Baronne, inside The Roosevelt What: Probably one of the most festive experiences you'll find resides in the Roosevelt Lobby. Fountain Lounge will offer an all-day dinner, from 2 to 8 p.m. $78 per person and $28 for children 6 to 12. Call:(504) 648-5486

4. Borgne

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
Where: Hyatt Regency, 610 Loyola Ave What: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an all day 3-course prix fixe (plus a dessert) ranging from $49-$58 depending on entree Call: (504) 613-3860
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

5. Chiba

8312 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Where: 8312 Oak Street What: If you're in the mood for extraordinary sushi, Chiba will be open for dinner on Christmas Day, starting at 4 p.m. Call: (504) 826-9119
8312 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

6. Tujague's Restaurant

823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Where: 823 Decatur What: The legendary Decatur Street restaurant and bar will be open from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. with a five-course prix fixe including roasted turkey, oyster stuffing, cranberry sauce and all dat good stuf for $45.99. Call: (504) 525-8676
823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

7. The Grill Room

300 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Where: 300 Gravier St., inside The Windsor Court What:There are a limited number of seat available during brunch, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., for the four course prix fixe menu, $110 per person, (tax and tip not included) and of course, kids options are availalble too. Call: (504) 522-1994
300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Café Adelaide

300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Where: 300 Poydras, in the Loews Hotel What: Serving from 11:30 a.m. to 8p.m., and filling up fast. Cafe Adelaide is only taking reservations for parties of 2 and 4 for their Christmas Day four-course Reveillon dining at $55/person. Call: (504) 595-3305
300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Waldorf Astoria Ballroom Brunch

123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Where: The Waldorf Astoria Ballroom in the Roosevelt What: Brunch goes from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $89 for adults, $39 for children 6 to 12 years of age, complimentary for children 5 and younger Call: (504) 335-3129
123 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

10. Vacherie Cafe

827 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Where: 827 Toulouse Street, between Dauphine and Bourbon What: Christmas Day brunch Buffet, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at $22/adult and $10/child under 12 years of age. Lunch/dinner buffet is $42/adult and $19/child, erved from 1 to 7 p.m. Call: (504) 207-4532
827 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

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