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.
We gathered a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving around the New Orleans area. Space at many of these restaurants fill up fast. 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:
Annadele’s Plantation: The restaurant at the Covington bed and breakfast opens for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annadele’s will offer a three-course menu for $65 per person. Children’s meals will also be available.
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.
Belle Époque Absinthe Lounge: The recently opened Belle Époque Absinthe Lounge will serve a three-course Thanksgiving menu in addition standard offerings from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving Day. At $55 per person, the Thanksgiving menu includes a glass of red, white, or sparkling wine with the entrée course. The menu features an Apple and Arugula salad with Jalapeno-Cranberry vinaigrette, Thanksgiving Dinner En Papillote and Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll with Brown Sugar Caramel and Toasted Pecans.
Bijoux: Le Pavillon Hotel’s signature restaurant, Bijoux, hosts an à la carte Thanksgiving dinner on from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bijoux welcomes guests to pick and choose their Thanksgiving dining experience with dish options including butter roasted turkey, seared French chicken breast, yellow stone cheese grits, fire-roasted corn pudding and honey chipotle-sesame glazed carrots to name a few. Holiday sweet tooth cravings will be satisfied with pumpkin pie, sweet bourbon pecan pie or triple chocolate cake.
Bombay Club: It’s a New Orleans-inspired Thanksgiving feast at the Bombay Club. Twenty-five dollars will get you roasted turkey with sides like oyster dressing, smothered green beans, brandied sweet potatoes, whipped potatoes, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. The restaurant serves this feast in addition to an abbreviated dinner menu. Service is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Boulevard American Bistro: The Metairie restaurant is serving a three-course menu for $28. The dishes include turkey and a choice of starter and dessert.
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. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Broussard’s: This elegant French Quarter restaurant offers a special Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu for $40. Items include a choice of soup or salad, a choice of entrée and Oreo pumpkin cheesecake or bread pudding for dessert. Service is from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Chophouse: The steakhouse is open on Thanksgiving from noon to 8 p.m. There isn’t a special holiday menu.
Commander’s Palace: The grand dame of New Orleans restaurants opens on Thanksgiving with a holiday menu.
Compere Lapin: James Beard-winning chef Nina Compton offers a family-style Thanksgiving menu at her flagship restaurant. Priced at $85 per person, the three-course menu includes roasted turkey leg, jerk sweet potatoes and cauliflower gratin, along with other starters, sides and sweets. The menu is available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Copper Vine: The CBD’s popular wine pub and eatery will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving day and feature the full a la carte dinner menu, in addition to holiday specials. Sumptuous offerings include roasted chicken and boudin gumbo; short rib with whipped parmesan, edamame and veal demi; pork belly with braised collards, cornbread pudding and mushroom demi; and more.
Copeland’s of New Orleans: Participating locations will open on Thanksgiving Day during regular hours offering a special menu, holiday buffet and pilgrim platters. Participating locations in the New Orleans area are in Harvey, Clearview, Kenner, Slidell and Covington.
Couvant: For Thanksgiving, the restaurant features a special prix fixe menu featuring a Wild Mushroom Veloute, Turkey Leg & Foie presse with sour cherry marmalade and Roasted Turkey Breast, among other options. Pricing is $62 per person. Seating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dakota Restaurant: The contemporary restaurant in Covington features a special Thanksgiving menu. Main courses feature items like a roasted turkey Thanksgiving plate, sauteed veal medallions, beef tenderloin, Redfish Almandine and Gulf shrimp and scallops. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse: A Dickie Brennan’s a special three-course Thanksgiving menu will be served in addition to the regular menu. Carved turkey, prime rip, roasted bell pepper and andouille soup and sweet potato pecan pie are some of the menu options. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Domenica: The restaurant located within the Roosevelt Hotel will have a four-course menu with choices of wild mushroom soup, pumpkin tortellini, fried turkey, red fish and wagyu beef short rib, among others. The prix-fixe menu is $60 per person.
Galatoire’s: Galatoire’s will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving plate consisting of Fried Turkey Breast accompanied by seafood eggplant stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Galatoire’s a la carte menu will also be available.
Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak: Galatoire’s “33” Bar & Steak’s Thanksgiving menu includes a dessert choice, choice of Roasted Chicken Soup or Frisee and Roasted Squash Salad, along with family style pairings of Thanksgiving sides. Thanksgiving dinner is $85 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Kids 12 and under $40. It’s available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last seating).
Gio’s Villa Vancheri: The popular Italian eatery in Mandeville opens from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m on Thanksgiving.
Jack Rose: This Thanksgiving, step into one of New Orleans’ liveliest eateries for what is sure to be a memorable feast. The Thanksgiving meal features a range of offerings combining seasonal and Cajun flavors. Thoughtfully crafted by Chef Brian Landry, the four-course prix-fixe menu ($60–$69, depending on main course) will be offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Josephine Estelle: The Italian by-way-of-American-South restaurant inside Ace Hotel from James Beard award-winning chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman in collaboration with executive chef Chris Borges open for Thanksgiving. For Thanksgiving, chefs are offering a four-course menu for $65.
Luke: Luke offers a Thanksgiving menu featuring a choice of one entree and two sides for $28. Entrees include turducken with wild mushroom and giblet gravy, mayhaw glazed pork shank and cortbouillon.
Muriel’s: This Jackson Square gem has a three-course prix-fixe menu for $62 and includes choices like gumbo ya ya, turtle soup, coffee-brined duck, oven roasted turkey and filet mignon.
Nathan’s Restaurant: The Slidell restaurant opens for Thanksgiving with a special menu from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations required.
Oxlot 9: The Northshore upscale southern bistro located on the ground floor of the Southern Hotel opens for Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Palace Cafe: The restaurant will serve special Thanksgiving favorites in addition to its regular menu. Entrees include roasted turkey, filet mignon and grilled fish. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Poydras & Peters: Diners can enjoy a three-course menu experience from Executive Chef Drew Mills at this restaurant located at Loews New Orleans Hotel. Choose from first course starters like Roasted Baby Beets or Smoked Duck & Andouille Gumbo. Second Course main entrees include Duo of Turkey or Butter Nut Squash Ravioli. Choices for dessert include Mini Pecan Pie or Sweet Potato Pie. Restaurant hours on Thanksgiving is noon to 7 p.m. Pricing is $60 per person. Children ages 12 and under are complimentary. Reservations are required.
Ralph’s on the Park: Fifty-eight dollars gets you three courses on Thanksgiving Day at this restaurant overlooking City Park. Some of the items include turkey and andouille gumbo, blackened redfish, grilled filet mignon and others. The restaurant will also offer a kids menu for $21. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Seaworthy: The oyster bar and sustainable seafood restaurant set in a classic Creole cottage at Ace Hotel puts a different spin on Thanksgiving. For Thanksgiving, Seaworthy is offering a Shrimp Boil from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., for $32 per person. The Shrimp Boil features two pounds of Louisiana shrimp, andouille sausage, red potatoes, corn and button mushrooms. There will also be happy hour specials with local breweries.
SoBou: Diners can join SoBou for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. with service lasting until 9:30 p.m. featuring a special Thanksgiving menu. Items include an autumn apple cider brined turkey plate, blacked Yellowfin Tuna, sweet potato beignets and a chargrilled berkshire pork chop.
Tableau: Dickie Brennan’s Jackson Square restaurant offers a special three-course menu for Thanksgiving. You have a choice of soup or salad and entrees like prime rib roast or a traditional turkey dinner. Cap your dinner off with dessert. Pricing ranges from $38 to $48 based on entree. Thanksgiving hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Chimes Covington: There’s something to satisfy most appetites at The Chimes’ Covington location. The restaurant opens from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
The Country Club: This Bywater spot serves up a Thanksgiving Feast featuring a special menu. Starters include items like crab beignets and crispy Gulf oysters. Entrees feature roasted turkey, double-cut pork chop, braised lamb shank and grilled drum. Guests can also select from typical Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. Pricing varies. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Soups, salads, small plates, desserts and four entrees choices of roasted turkey, red snapper, pork chop and beef strip 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. and a Thanksgiving-inspired, four-course dinner served in the Fountain Lounge from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The brunch is $89+ for adults and $35+ for children ages 3 to 10. Dinner is priced at $69, plus tax and gratuity.
Tujague’s: This historic French Quarter landmark serves up a three-course menu. Entrée options include Tujague’s Thanksgiving plate, slow-cooked beef short ribs, Abita Amber BBQ shrimp and grits or braised Colorado lamb shank. The restaurant prices the holiday meal at $48 per person.
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