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Where to Eat in New Orleans on Thanksgiving Day

23 New Orleans restaurants where you can have a top-notch meal on Turkey Day

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Turkey day is around the corner, the annual belly busting feast of turkey, pumpkin pie and football. If years past have been closer to a Salvador Dali than the iconic Norman Rockwell scene, maybe it’s best to go out. Here’s a list of 21 restaurants, many in hotels, but not all, that will take care of the cooking and the clean up — just make a reservation and chow down.

Prices exclude tax and tip unless specified otherwise, so keep that in mind.

If you really want to stay home watching the Saints play the Falcons, you can still have turkey dinner. Willa Jean, Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie all offer soup to nuts Thanksgiving to go. Bellegarde Bakery is also offering pies, sweets and rolls for the table. Or try a pecan smoked bird or breast with a menu of sides from Blue Oak Barbecue, from giblet gravy (best $7 you’ll ever spend) to shrimp and andouillie dressing.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ralph's on the Park

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900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-1000

Ralph’s on the Park is serving a $58 three course meal on Thanksgiving Day, with turkey and andouille gumbo, blackened redfish, grilled filet mignon, fried oyster crepe and others. The classic Mid City restaurant will also offer a kids (under 12) menu for $21.

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2. Jack Rose

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2031 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 323-1500
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Jack Rose chef Brian Landry offers a four-course prix-fixe menu ($60–$69, depending on main course) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Hotel. Of course there’s turkey with cornbread stuffing, but you can also have black angus daube (stew) grilled snapper or a vegetarian-friendly course with king trumpet mushrooms and pasta. Dessert can be pumpkin spice cake, but how can you resist the signature mile high pie with chocolate sauce?

The Pontchartrain Hotel
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3. Copper Vine

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1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 208-9535
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Copper Vine, the pretty wine pub on Poydras, offers a full a la carte menu along with holiday specials from 3 p.m. Options include chicken and boudin gumbo; short rib with whipped parmesan, edamame and veal demi; and goat cheesecake with basil ice cream for dessert.

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4. NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

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317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(844) 439-1463
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NOPSI Hotel is offering a buffet Thanksgiving in the lovely Dryades ballroom — just one of the hotel’s many gorgeous historic spaces. With seatings every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the feast includes seafood gumbo, glazed ham, shrimp Creole, turkey and trimmings and all the traditional-style sides with pies for dessert. Add $12 for bottomless champagne and mimosas. $75, $30 for kids 4-10.

5. Josephine Estelle

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600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 930-3070
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Have turkey and pasta too at this hot spot in the Ace Hotel, which offers a four-course Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu for $65. Josephine Estelle’s menu includes choice of two salads, fusilli or gnudi and turkey breast or grilled swordfish, vegetarian option on request. Chocolate tart with chantilly for dessert.

Josephine Estelle
Josephine Estelle in the Ace Hotel
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6. Red Fish Grill

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115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 598-1200
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Yes, Red Fish Grill does seafood well, but on Thanksgiving, they’ve got the bird. Served from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving buffet with more than 30 menu items from hot seafood gumbo and bisque to carved turkey and prime rib, along with a grand seafood display. There’s also a dessert bar and a kid’s mini buffet - priced at $59.95 for grown ups, $21 for kids 12 and under and free nibbles for the two and under set.

7. Bourbon House

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144 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-0111
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Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Bourbon House’s Thanksgiving menu is sumptuous, from seafood gumbo to oyster dressing with the turkey. It’s all priced a la carte and the regular menu will also be offered. Twin stuffed quail with sweet potato cornbread, braised mustard greens, cranberry thyme jus might be a nice riff on tradition for $32.

8. Galatoire’s

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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Galatoire’s will serve its usual a la carte menu along with a traditional Thanksgiving dish of fried turkey breast with seafood eggplant stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy.

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Dining room at Galatoire’s
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9. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

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215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 335-3932
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Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak will offer a holiday feast for $85 ($40 for kids 12 and under), with a soup or salad option then all the trimmings served family style, from a vanilla bourbon brined bird AND prime rib to cornbread, green bean and mushroom casserole and pumpkin pie or sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

10. Arnaud's

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813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 523-5433
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Arnaud’s will serve a $55 four-course menu including an appetizer, salad, an entrée choice of seared black drum with shrimp and mirliton dressing, traditional bird or braised pork short ribs.

For dessert, chocolate pecan pie or pumpkin cake.

Arnaud’s
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11. Mr. B's Bistro

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201 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-2078
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Mr. B’s turkey day menu is still being finalized, but it will similar to last year’s, which was most of the regular menu items and the addition of farm-raised turkey with sage sausage and cornbread dressing, mashed sweets, haricots vert, cranberry relish and house made gravy for $42. Service is always a highlight at this French Quarter classic.

12. Broussard's

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819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3866
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Savor French Creole cuisine from chef Jimi Setchim at Broussard’s, with the main event Creole smoked turkey, which topped the Food Network’s five best thanksgiving dishes in America - quite a rec. The $55 prix fixe menu also includes ginger whipped sweets, haircot verts with a bacon demi and homemade pecan pie.

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13. Palace Café

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605 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-1661
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It’s Thanksgiving central at the Palace Cafe from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., making lunch or dinner an option. The price is right too - $28 for roast turkey with shrimp and mirliton dressing, mashed potatoes, haricots verts, honey cornbread, gravy and cranberry sauce. Filet mignon and grilled Gulf fish round out the menu.

14. Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

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315 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 324-5400
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Love this French bistro in the Eliza Jane Hotel, definitely a swank place to celebrate. Four courses at Couvant are $62, with choice of starters (turkey leg & foie presse with sour cherry marmalade is a must) roast turkey as the main and sides served family style. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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15. Compère Lapin

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535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-2119
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James Beard-winning chef Nina Compton puts her Caribbean twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast with an $85 (plus tax and gratuity) three-course menu available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family-style all-inclusive menu at Compere Lapin includes a roasted fall veg salad, roasted turkey leg with jerk sweet potatoes and pumpkin flan.

 

A Look Inside Compere Lapin, Opening June 2 in The Warehouse District
Compere Lapin
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16. Brennan's

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417 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-9711
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The French Quarter landmark, known for its endless breakfast service, serves up three courses for $65 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Brennan’s menu includes choice of soups (turtle or gumbo), salad or appetizer, main options from turkey to egg dishes, rabbit, seafood and, of course, bananas foster as just one dessert option. Kids can dine for $25.

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Brennan’s dining room
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17. SoBou Restaurant

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310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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Get your Thanksgiving on at SoBou, which will offers its holiday turkey plate — a steal for $27 — from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Light and dark brined bird, Creole oyster dressing, shrimp and tasso mirliton stuffing, spiced pecan and marshmallow whipped sweet potatoes, gravy and Bayou satsuma rum spiked cranberry sauce round out the meal. Kids get a version for $12. The regular menu is offered as well.

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SoBou
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18. The Grill Room

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300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1994
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The elegant Grill Room in the Windsor Court Hotel serves a four-course $100 prix fixe menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Expect refined and global options, from pumpkin ravioli and tuna sashimi to four entrees choices of roasted turkey, red snapper, pork chop and strip steak are some of the items featured on the menu.

19. Poydras & Peters

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300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 595-3305
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Hotels are safe bets for holiday fare and Poydras & Peters at Loews New Orleans proves the point. Chef Drew Mills offers three courses from noon to 7 pm Thanksgiving Day. Parents take note — adults pay $60 but kids 12 and under eater free. Besides braised turkey legs and Cajun fried turkey breast, savor the likes of smoked duck and andoullie gumbo, mirliton dressing, and butternut squash ravioli. For dessert, pecan and sweet potato pies are available. Thankfully valet parking is free.

20. Kingfish

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337 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 598-5005
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This year’s menu is still in the works, but likely will follow year’s past along the lines of $55 for four courses with a choice of smoked ham or roasted turkey as the main event, along with soup and salad and dessert. Kingfish’s cocktail program makes the bar a worthwhile stop.

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21. Tableau

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616 St Peter
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 934-3463
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Dickie Brennan’s Jackson Square restaurant offers a special three-course menu for Thanksgiving, priced at $38 or $48, depending if you want the bird or prime rib. Both come with choice of starter and dessert and sides. Tableau’s balcony is one of the best seats in town, weather permitting.

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Tableau’s balcony
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22. Tujague's

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823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-8676
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This is your last chance to have turkey day at Tujague’s in the original historic French Quarter location — still can’t believe the restaurant is moving four blocks upriver in 2020. Step up a $48 three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Entrée options include Thanksgiving plate — white and dark meat, excellent — beef short ribs, Abita Amber bbq shrimp and grits or braised Colorado lamb shank.

Tujague’s Is Hella Haunted By a ‘Cross Dresser’ & More Ghosts
Tujague’s balcony
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23. The Elysian Bar

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2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 356-6769
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Chef Alex Harrell and his team are serving delicious-sounding a la carte menu, with starters including a ‘Grandmother’s Cornbread’ with pumpkin butter and smoked collard green gumbo, as well as cornbread mushroom dressing and stuffed turkey breast roulade. Guests will be able to order from the Thanksgiving Day menu from 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. The Elysian Bar’s regular menu will not be available this day — visit the website for reservations after 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving pies available for pick up at the Elysian Bar through November 27
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1. Ralph's on the Park

900 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Ralph’s on the Park
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Ralph’s on the Park is serving a $58 three course meal on Thanksgiving Day, with turkey and andouille gumbo, blackened redfish, grilled filet mignon, fried oyster crepe and others. The classic Mid City restaurant will also offer a kids (under 12) menu for $21.

900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Jack Rose

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Pontchartrain Hotel
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Jack Rose chef Brian Landry offers a four-course prix-fixe menu ($60–$69, depending on main course) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Hotel. Of course there’s turkey with cornbread stuffing, but you can also have black angus daube (stew) grilled snapper or a vegetarian-friendly course with king trumpet mushrooms and pasta. Dessert can be pumpkin spice cake, but how can you resist the signature mile high pie with chocolate sauce?

2031 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Copper Vine
Brandt Vicknair/Official

Copper Vine, the pretty wine pub on Poydras, offers a full a la carte menu along with holiday specials from 3 p.m. Options include chicken and boudin gumbo; short rib with whipped parmesan, edamame and veal demi; and goat cheesecake with basil ice cream for dessert.

1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

4. NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

317 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112

NOPSI Hotel is offering a buffet Thanksgiving in the lovely Dryades ballroom — just one of the hotel’s many gorgeous historic spaces. With seatings every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the feast includes seafood gumbo, glazed ham, shrimp Creole, turkey and trimmings and all the traditional-style sides with pies for dessert. Add $12 for bottomless champagne and mimosas. $75, $30 for kids 4-10.

317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

5. Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Josephine Estelle
Josephine Estelle in the Ace Hotel
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Have turkey and pasta too at this hot spot in the Ace Hotel, which offers a four-course Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu for $65. Josephine Estelle’s menu includes choice of two salads, fusilli or gnudi and turkey breast or grilled swordfish, vegetarian option on request. Chocolate tart with chantilly for dessert.

600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Red Fish Grill

115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Yes, Red Fish Grill does seafood well, but on Thanksgiving, they’ve got the bird. Served from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving buffet with more than 30 menu items from hot seafood gumbo and bisque to carved turkey and prime rib, along with a grand seafood display. There’s also a dessert bar and a kid’s mini buffet - priced at $59.95 for grown ups, $21 for kids 12 and under and free nibbles for the two and under set.

115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Bourbon House

144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Bourbon House’s Thanksgiving menu is sumptuous, from seafood gumbo to oyster dressing with the turkey. It’s all priced a la carte and the regular menu will also be offered. Twin stuffed quail with sweet potato cornbread, braised mustard greens, cranberry thyme jus might be a nice riff on tradition for $32.

144 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Galatoire’s

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Friday lunch at Galatoire's
Dining room at Galatoire’s
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Galatoire’s will serve its usual a la carte menu along with a traditional Thanksgiving dish of fried turkey breast with seafood eggplant stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy.

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

215 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak will offer a holiday feast for $85 ($40 for kids 12 and under), with a soup or salad option then all the trimmings served family style, from a vanilla bourbon brined bird AND prime rib to cornbread, green bean and mushroom casserole and pumpkin pie or sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112

10. Arnaud's

813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Arnaud’s
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Arnaud’s will serve a $55 four-course menu including an appetizer, salad, an entrée choice of seared black drum with shrimp and mirliton dressing, traditional bird or braised pork short ribs.

For dessert, chocolate pecan pie or pumpkin cake.

813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

11. Mr. B's Bistro

201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Mr. B’s turkey day menu is still being finalized, but it will similar to last year’s, which was most of the regular menu items and the addition of farm-raised turkey with sage sausage and cornbread dressing, mashed sweets, haricots vert, cranberry relish and house made gravy for $42. Service is always a highlight at this French Quarter classic.

201 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Broussard's

819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Broussard’s
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Savor French Creole cuisine from chef Jimi Setchim at Broussard’s, with the main event Creole smoked turkey, which topped the Food Network’s five best thanksgiving dishes in America - quite a rec. The $55 prix fixe menu also includes ginger whipped sweets, haircot verts with a bacon demi and homemade pecan pie.

819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

13. Palace Café

605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

It’s Thanksgiving central at the Palace Cafe from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., making lunch or dinner an option. The price is right too - $28 for roast turkey with shrimp and mirliton dressing, mashed potatoes, haricots verts, honey cornbread, gravy and cranberry sauce. Filet mignon and grilled Gulf fish round out the menu.

605 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

315 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The dining room at Couvant
Couvant/Official Photo

Love this French bistro in the Eliza Jane Hotel, definitely a swank place to celebrate. Four courses at Couvant are $62, with choice of starters (turkey leg & foie presse with sour cherry marmalade is a must) roast turkey as the main and sides served family style. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

315 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
A Look Inside Compere Lapin, Opening June 2 in The Warehouse District
Compere Lapin
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

James Beard-winning chef Nina Compton puts her Caribbean twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast with an $85 (plus tax and gratuity) three-course menu available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family-style all-inclusive menu at Compere Lapin includes a roasted fall veg salad, roasted turkey leg with jerk sweet potatoes and pumpkin flan.

 

535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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16. Brennan's

417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Breakfast At Brennan’s
Brennan’s dining room
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The French Quarter landmark, known for its endless breakfast service, serves up three courses for $65 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Brennan’s menu includes choice of soups (turtle or gumbo), salad or appetizer, main options from turkey to egg dishes, rabbit, seafood and, of course, bananas foster as just one dessert option. Kids can dine for $25.

417 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

17. SoBou Restaurant

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
SoBou
SoBou
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Get your Thanksgiving on at SoBou, which will offers its holiday turkey plate — a steal for $27 — from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Light and dark brined bird, Creole oyster dressing, shrimp and tasso mirliton stuffing, spiced pecan and marshmallow whipped sweet potatoes, gravy and Bayou satsuma rum spiked cranberry sauce round out the meal. Kids get a version for $12. The regular menu is offered as well.

310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

18. The Grill Room

300 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The elegant Grill Room in the Windsor Court Hotel serves a four-course $100 prix fixe menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Expect refined and global options, from pumpkin ravioli and tuna sashimi to four entrees choices of roasted turkey, red snapper, pork chop and strip steak are some of the items featured on the menu.

300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130

19. Poydras & Peters

300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Hotels are safe bets for holiday fare and Poydras & Peters at Loews New Orleans proves the point. Chef Drew Mills offers three courses from noon to 7 pm Thanksgiving Day. Parents take note — adults pay $60 but kids 12 and under eater free. Besides braised turkey legs and Cajun fried turkey breast, savor the likes of smoked duck and andoullie gumbo, mirliton dressing, and butternut squash ravioli. For dessert, pecan and sweet potato pies are available. Thankfully valet parking is free.

300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

20. Kingfish

337 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Kingfish’s dining room
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

This year’s menu is still in the works, but likely will follow year’s past along the lines of $55 for four courses with a choice of smoked ham or roasted turkey as the main event, along with soup and salad and dessert. Kingfish’s cocktail program makes the bar a worthwhile stop.

337 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

21. Tableau

616 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116
Tableau exterior
Tableau’s balcony
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Dickie Brennan’s Jackson Square restaurant offers a special three-course menu for Thanksgiving, priced at $38 or $48, depending if you want the bird or prime rib. Both come with choice of starter and dessert and sides. Tableau’s balcony is one of the best seats in town, weather permitting.

616 St Peter
New Orleans, LA 70116

22. Tujague's

823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Tujague’s Is Hella Haunted By a ‘Cross Dresser’ & More Ghosts
Tujague’s balcony
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

This is your last chance to have turkey day at Tujague’s in the original historic French Quarter location — still can’t believe the restaurant is moving four blocks upriver in 2020. Step up a $48 three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Entrée options include Thanksgiving plate — white and dark meat, excellent — beef short ribs, Abita Amber bbq shrimp and grits or braised Colorado lamb shank.

823 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

23. The Elysian Bar

2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Thanksgiving pies available for pick up at the Elysian Bar through November 27
The Elysian Bar/Facebook

Chef Alex Harrell and his team are serving delicious-sounding a la carte menu, with starters including a ‘Grandmother’s Cornbread’ with pumpkin butter and smoked collard green gumbo, as well as cornbread mushroom dressing and stuffed turkey breast roulade. Guests will be able to order from the Thanksgiving Day menu from 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. The Elysian Bar’s regular menu will not be available this day — visit the website for reservations after 5 p.m.

2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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