Making Great Reveillon Dinner Picks by Neighborhood

Aside from all the family festivities, the holidays also present a time for some great dining deals. The great Creole tradition of Reveillon dinners in New Orleans offers diners prix-fixe holiday feasts the entire month of December. This year, 52 restaurants across the New Orleans area open doors to the event with menu price points ranging from $34 to $110.

Diners interested in whetting their appetite can find a restaurant offering a Reveillon menu in nearly every major New Orleans neighborhood. Here are some cool picks by neighborhood to try out.

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Uptown/Garden District

Caribbean Room – $95

Located in the restored historic Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue, this spot headed by the Besh Restaurant Group usually blows up social feeds with magazine-worthy, mouth-watering images of elegant plates. This newcomer to Reveillion tips the high-end of this year’s menus. The five-course dinner includes oyster bisque, foie gras, gulf fish, lamb chops and tarte a la bouillie with grapefruit and white chocolate. Plus, while you’re there, make sure to carve out time for a cocktail at Hot Tin, the hotel’s rooftop bar. Photo courtesy: holiday.neworleansonline.com

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CBD/Downtown

M Bistro – $80

Travel down Canal Street among twinkling holiday lights to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant, M Bistro, offers a traditional Reveillon menu including a look towards the past with a strawberry Bûche de Noël, a French Yule log cake. Diners get several options for every course of the four-course prix-fixe menu. Menu selections include great options like sweet potato bisque, seafood gumbo, bon in ribeye, bronzed scallops, BBQ shrimp and a porterhouse pork chop. Photo courtesy: holiday.neworleans.com

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French Quarter

Arnaud’s – $49

The traditional Reveillon menu at this French Quarter staple offers guests four courses for under 50 bucks. That’s a deal you can’t pass up. Plus, diners get options for every course of the prix-fixe menu. Selections include Creole onion soup, seared black drum, seared flank steak and chocolate absinthe trifle. Photo courtesy: holiday.neworleansonline.com

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Mid-City

Cafe Degas – $42

This charming restaurant on Esplanade Avenue throws in some lagniappe with their four-course Reveillon menu. Enjoy a glass of Ruby Port with dessert. Other menu items include duck confit salad, crab and andouille cheesecake, rack of lamb and chocolate pot de creme. Photo courtesy: holiday.neworleansonline.com

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Metairie

Andrea’s Restaurant – $58

Andrea’s stands as the lone wolf in Metairie participating in Reveillon. However, diners here get rewarded with a few options on the four-course fixed menu. Guests can select between four choices for their first and third courses. Menu selections include angel hair with smoked salmon and vodka sauce, rotisserie duck confit and speckled trout royale with crabmeat. Photo courtesy: holiday.neworleansonline.com

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North Shore

La Provence – $79

If you’re on the North Shore, chef John Besh’s La Provence participates in Reveillon. The four-course prix-fixe menu at this French-Creole restaurant in Lacombe lets diners select from two options for each course. Offerings include baked crabmeat and fresh mozzarella cannelloni, truffle-stuffed saddle of wild venison and spiced apple tartine. Photo courtesy: holiday.neworleansonline.com

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