Not Cooking? Here’s Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Whether you’ve slammed shut the cookbook on Thanksgiving this year or need suggestions to offer loved ones visiting the city, we’re here to help if your plan is to dine out. Make your reservation before time runs out. Check back for updates as we get them.

Here’s a look at some restaurants in the New Orleans area open on Thanksgiving and offering special holiday menus:

Arnaud’s Arnaud’s will serve a $55 four-course menu including an appetizer, salad, an entrée choice of fish, turkey or pork and a dessert.

Bombay Club It’s a New Orleans-inspired Thanksgiving feast at the Bombay Club. Thirty-nine dollars will get you three-courses with choices being smoked rabbit and andouille gumbo, pumpkin gnocchi, roasted turkey breast, boudin stuffed porchetta and dessert.  Dinner is served from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Borgne From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Borgne is serving a special four-course holiday menu with a selection of seafood, poultry, vegetables, beef and sweets.

Boulevard American Bistro:  The Metairie restaurant that took over Houston’s spot is serving a three-course menu for $26.  The dishes include turkey and a choice of appetizers and desserts.  Hours are noon to 8 p.m.

Bourbon House:  Another Dickie Brennan favorite opens its doors on Thanksgiving Day with a holiday menu featuring acorn squash salad and a selection of entrees like roasted turkey, stuff quail or prime rib.

Brennan’s:  The French Quarter landmark, known for its famous breakfast dishes, serves up a three-course meal for $65.  The menu includes soups, salads, turkey, egg dishes, rabbit, seafood and, of course, bananas foster.

Broussard’s: This elegant French Quarter restaurant offers a special prix fixe menu for $38.  Items include a choice of soup or salad, a roasted turkey entrée or stuffed pork loin and pecan pie or bread pudding for dessert.  Service is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Café Adelaide:  If you are looking for something non-traditional on Thanksgiving Day, then the chefs at Café Adelaide may have something great for your plate. The restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu for you that includes a soup or salad,  an entree choice of roasted quail, turkey or shrimp and cornbread and a dessert. You can also order a la carte to build a more traditional Thanksgiving feast.

Café Sbisa: This French Quarter restaurant offers a prix fixe menu with choices of two appetizers, three entrees and two desserts.  Entrée options include roasted turkey, braised lamb shank and crispy whole fish.  Prices vary depending on which entrée you order.

Caribbean Room From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Pontchartrain Hotel restaurant will have a special holiday four-course menu with 20 different items to choose from including seafood, poultry and beef.

Cavan The Magazine Street restaurant is serving a holiday menu including a choice of appetizers and entrees such as duck breast, chicken fried rabbit, pumpkin spice jerk fish and bbq shrimp.

Chophouse From noon to 8 p.m., the steakhouse will be serving their regular menu.

Commander’s Palace The grand dame of New Orleans restaurants will offer a special holiday menu.

Compere Lapin Top Chef contestant Nina Compton puts her Caribbean twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast with a $75 three-course prix fixe menu that includes curried butternut squash soup, mojo turkey, jerk sweet potatoes as well as other sides and sweets.

Court of Two Sisters The French Quarter restaurant will be serving their traditional brunch with Thanksgiving items from 9am – 3pm.  They will also be open for dinner from 5:30pm – 10pm.

Curio From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the new Royal Street restaurant is offering a three-course $35 prix fixe menu. Diners will have a choice of appetizers, turkey en papillote and apple cobbler.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse Enjoy a Thanksgiving steak and this French Quarter restaurant.

Domenica The restaurant located within the Roosevelt Hotel will have a three-course menu with choices of squash, shrimp, sweet potato gnocchi, roasted turkey, short rib, redfish and lasagne bolognese.

Fogo de Chao Celebrate Thanksgiving Brazilian style with meats carved at your table.  Thanksgiving items include roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, sausage and apple dressing and sweet potato casserole.  Hours are 11am – 9pm.

Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak: The bar and restaurant located next to the famous Bourbon Street institution a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu which includes turkey, seafood eggplant stuffing, sweet potatoes, spinach Rockefeller, green bean casserole, dirty rice and a carving station with prime rib and pork tenderloin.  The cost is $75 for adults and $40 for children.  For $25 more, adults will get free-flowing champagne.

Josephine Estelle:  This hot spot in the trendy Ace Hotel offers a Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu starting at noon for $55 for adults and $25 for kids under age 12. The menu includes a salad, ravioli, roasted turkey or grilled fish and spice cake.

Kingfish: A $38 three-course dinner at this French Quarter restaurant gets you a choice of smoked ham or roasted turkey, an appetizer and a dessert. Seating starts as early as 10 a.m. and runs through 10 p.m.

La Provence The Northshore restaurant offers a prix-fixe Thanksgiving brunch menu. Items include pickled shrimp, salad, butternut squash bisque, duck gumbo, smoked turkey, shrimp and grits, prime rib and desserts.

LMNO at Le Meridien:  This hotel restaurant opens at 11 a.m. and serves a Thanksgiving buffet until 5 p.m. Stations include a raw bar with Gulf shrimp cocktail and oysters; candied brown sugar yams; Roasted mirliton and shrimp casserole; cornbread and tasso ham stuffing with dried cranberries, wild mushrooms and apple cider butter; fried garlic and herb stuffed Cajun turkey; house-smoked bone-in ham with Abita Root Beer Creole mustard glaze and cinnamon-spiced pumpkin pie. The cost is $58 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.

Meaux Bar: From 5pm – 10pm Meaux Bar will serve their regular menu along with some Thanksgiving inspired items.

Muriel’s This Jackson Square gem has a three-course prix-fixe menu for $58 and includes choices like gumbo ya ya, turtle soup, pumpkin gnocchi, shrimp and goat cheese crepes, roasted duck, oven roasted turkey, panko crusted salmon and filet mignon.

Palace Cafe:  A special Thanksgiving menu includes crab and artichoke gratin for $14 and roasted turkey dinner for $28.

Ralph’s on the Park:  Fifty-four dollars gets you three courses on Thanksgiving Day at this Mid-City restaurant. Some of the items include Parmesan fried oysters, blue crab beignets, slow-cooked turkey, redfish, veal and filet mignon. The restaurant will also offer a kids menu for $21.

Restaurant R’evolution:  Hop on a holiday-themed brunch offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at this chic French Quarter establishment.

Tableau: Dickie Brennan’s Jackson Square restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu for $42.  You have a choice of soup or salad, turkey or prime rib and pumpkin pie or bread pudding.

The Country Club:  This Bywater spot serves up a holiday menu which includes a choice of six different appetizers and six different entrees such as roasted turkey, chargrilled lamb t-bones, rabbit stracci and redfish. Guests can also select from typical Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts.  Price varies with entree choice.

The Grill Room The elegant restaurant 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 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Soups, salads, small plates, desserts and four entrees choices of roasted turkey, scallops, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and chateaubriand are some of the items featured on the menu.

The Roosevelt Hotel: The historic hotel offers two Thanksgiving Day specials, a luxurious brunch buffet served in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live entertainment and a Thanksgiving-inspired four-course dinner served in the Fountain Lounge from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The brunch is $85 for adults and $35 for children ages 3 to 10.  The four-course dinner is $69 for adults and $39 for children.

Tommy’s The Warehouse District restaurant delights guests with a four-course prix fixe menu featuring butternut squash bisque, a fall salad, a choice of a roasted turkey dinner or satsuma glazed ham and a choice of desserts, either bourbon cranberry bread pudding or pumpkin pie. The entire meal is only $35 and will be served from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tujague’s: This historic French Quarter landmark serves up a four-course menu from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Entrée options include Kobe short ribs, speckled trout, roasted duck and a grilled double-cut pork chop. The restaurant prices the holiday meal at $58.

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