Fifty Best Restaurants Open On Christmas Eve.

This year, Christmas is Tuesday. That puts Christmas Eve–one of the busiest days of the year for first-class restaurants–on Monday evening. A lot of restaurants are closed on Mondays, but for this Monday, you will find that many of those places will be open and packed. Reservations will be essential, and needed now. On the other hand, many restaurants–especially among the ethnic and neighborhood places–may well be closed. To untangle the confusion, I offer you this list of not only fifty restaurants that will be open, but the ones that my research tells me will be the best such places. The relative excellence of the restaurants is noted by our ratings from zero to three four Christmas ornaments.

The restaurants are listed in reverse alphabetical order. (It’s our policy at NOMenu to let the restaurants in the W’s and R’s and Q’s get the attention that the A’s and D’s and especially the C’s always get.


Following this list is a second one that gives the same information for Christmas Day. Far fewer restaurants are open for that sacred day, and the demand is less than on Christmas Eve.

In both lists, there is some flux. Restaurants have been known to close on days when they said they’d be open. If you operate a restaurant and will be open for either day, if you’re not on the list, let me know and I will add your place to the list, if I possibly can. (I will be singing in at least four venues around the city on each day, but that’s hardly worth cataloguing.

Merry Christmas!

Tastefully yours,
Tom Fitzmorris

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Windsor Court Grill Room. CBD: 300 Gravier. 504-522-1994.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Vacherie. French Quarter: 827 1/2 Toulouse St. 504-207-4532.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Tujague’s. French Quarter: 823 Decatur. 504-525-8676.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments1 Trenasse. CBD: 444 St Charles Ave. 504-680-7000.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Tommy’s Cuisine. Warehouse District & Center City: 746 Tchoupitoulas. 504-581-1103.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments1 The Steakhouse. CBD: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, 8 Canal. 504-533-6111.

Sushi Brothers. Uptown 1: Garden District & Environs: 1612 St Charles Ave. 504-581-4449.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 SoBou. French Quarter: 310 Chartres St.. 504-552-4095.

Shaya. Uptown 2: Washington To Napoleon: 4213 Magazine St. 504-891-4213.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Metairie 2: Orleans Line To Houma Blvd: 3633 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-3600.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Ruth’s Chris Steak House. CBD: 525 Fulton St. 504-587-7099.

Royal Sonesta Ballroom. French Quarter: 300 Bourbon. 504-553-2278.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Roux On Orleans. French Quarter: 717 Orleans (Bourbon Orleans Hotel). 504-571-4604.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Rib Room. French Quarter: 621 St Louis St83. 504-529-7045.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Restaurant August. CBD: 301 Tchoupitoulas. 504-299-9777.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 R’evolution. French Quarter: 777 Bienville (in the Royal Sonesta Hotel). 504-553-2277.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Pelican Club. French Quarter: 615 Bienville. 504-523-1504.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Pardo’s. Mandeville: 5280 L. Hwy. 22, . 985-893-3603.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Maple Street Cafe. Uptown 4: Riverbend, Carrollton & Broadmoor: 7623 Maple. 504-314-9003.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Lüke. CBD: 333 St Charles Ave. 504-378-2840.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Lebanon’s Cafe. Uptown 4: Riverbend, Carrollton & Broadmoor: 1500 S Carrollton Ave. 504-862-6200.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Latil’s Landing. River Parishes: In Houmas House Plantation. 225-473-9380.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Kingfish. French Quarter: 337 Chartres St. 504-598-5005.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Gumbo Shop. French Quarter: 630 St Peter. 504-525-1486.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Gallagher’s Grill. Covington: 509 S Tyler. 985-892-9992.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Galatoire’s. French Quarter: 209 Bourbon. 504-525-2021.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Fountain Lounge. CBD: 123 Baronne, Roosevelt Hotel. 504-648-1200.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Drago’s. CBD: 2 Poydras. 504-584-3911.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Doris Metropolitan. French Quarter: 620 Chartres St. 504-267-3500.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Domenica. CBD: 123 Baronne (Roosevelt Hotel). 504-648-6020.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Dakota. Covington: 629 N US 190. 985-892-3712.

Curio. French Quarter: 301 Royal St. 504-717-4198.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Crystal Room. CBD: Le Pavillon Hotel, 901 Poydras. 504-581-3111.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Criollo. French Quarter: 214 Royal. 504-523-3341.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Crescent City Brewhouse. French Quarter: 527 Decatur. 504-522-0571.

Couvant. CBD: 317 Magazine St. 504-324-5400 .

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Court of Two Sisters. French Quarter: 613 Royal. 504-522-7273.

Compere Lapin. CBD: 535 Tchoupitoulas. 504-599-2119.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Commander’s Palace. Uptown 1: Garden District & Environs: 1403 Washington Ave. 504-899-8221.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Charlie’s Steak House. Uptown 3: Napoleon To Audubon: 4510 Dryades. 504-895-9323.

Cavan. Uptown 2: Washington To Napoleon: 3607 Magazine St. 504-509–7655.

Cafe Minh. Mid-City: 4139 Canal. 504-482-6266.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Brennan’s. French Quarter: 417 Royal. 504-525-9711.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Borgne. CBD: 601 Loyola Ave (Hyatt Regency Hotel). 504-613-3860.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Bistreaux. French Quarter: 1001 Toulouse St. 504-586-8000.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Bayona. French Quarter: 430 Dauphine. 504-525-4455.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Arnaud’s. French Quarter: 813 Bienville. 504-523-5433.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Antoine’s. French Quarter: 713 St Louis. 504-581-4422.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Andrea’s. Metairie 2: Orleans Line To Houma Blvd: 3100 19th St. 504-834-8583.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Albertine’s Tea Room (Columns Hotel). Uptown 2: Washington To Napoleon: 3811 St Charles Ave. 504-899-9308.

Fifty Best Restaurants Open On Christmas Day.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Windsor Court Grill Room. CBD: 300 Gravier. 504-522-1994.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Vacherie. French Quarter: 827 1/2 Toulouse St. 504-207-4532.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Tujague’s. French Quarter: 823 Decatur. 504-525-8676.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments1 Trenasse. CBD: 444 St Charles Ave. 504-680-7000.

Sushi Brothers. Uptown 1: Garden District & Environs: 1612 St Charles Ave. 504-581-4449.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 SoBou. French Quarter: 310 Chartres St.. 504-552-4095.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Shaya. Uptown 2: Washington To Napoleon: 4213 Magazine St. 504-891-4213.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Metairie 2: Orleans Line To Houma Blvd: 3633 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-3600.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Royal Sonesta Ballroom. French Quarter: 300 Bourbon. 504-553-2278.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Roux On Orleans. French Quarter: 717 Orleans (Bourbon Orleans Hotel). 504-571-4604.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Rib Room. French Quarter: 621 St Louis St83. 504-529-7045.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 R’evolution. French Quarter: 777 Bienville (in the Royal Sonesta Hotel). 504-553-2277.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Maple Street Cafe. Uptown 4: Riverbend, Carrollton & Broadmoor: 7623 Maple. 504-314-9003.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Lüke. CBD: 333 St Charles Ave. 504-378-2840.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Latil’s Landing. River Parishes: In Houmas House Plantation. 225-473-9380.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Kingfish. French Quarter: 337 Chartres St. 504-598-5005.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Fountain Lounge. CBD: 123 Baronne, Roosevelt Hotel. 504-648-1200.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Doris Metropolitan. French Quarter: 620 Chartres St. 504-267-3500.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Domenica. CBD: 123 Baronne (Roosevelt Hotel). 504-648-6020.

Curio. French Quarter: 301 Royal St. 504-717-4198.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Crystal Room. CBD: Le Pavillon Hotel, 901 Poydras. 504-581-3111.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Criollo. French Quarter: 214 Royal. 504-523-3341.

Couvant. CBD: 317 Magazine St. 504-324-5400 .

Compere Lapin. CBD: 535 Tchoupitoulas. 504-599-2119.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Charlie’s Steak House. Uptown 3: Napoleon To Audubon: 4510 Dryades. 504-895-9323.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments3 Borgne. CBD: 601 Loyola Ave (Hyatt Regency Hotel). 504-613-3860.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Bistreaux. French Quarter: 1001 Toulouse St. 504-586-8000.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Andrea’s. Metairie 2: Orleans Line To Houma Blvd: 3100 19th St. 504-834-8583.

ChristmasRatingsOrnaments2 Albertine’s Tea Room (Columns Hotel). Uptown 2: Washington To Napoleon: 3811 St Charles Ave. 504-899-9308.