From king cake cocktails to decadent, multi-course menus, local restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make Mardi Gras 2021 special. Some have king cake-inspired desserts, like the GW Fins praline-stuffed soft pretzel king cake and Reginelli’s skillet king cake bread pudding. Others include rabbit, lamb, scallops, crawfish, and glitter chicken and waffles (shoutout, Galentine’s Day at Jack Rose). Whether you chose to dine in or would prefer to order take out, enjoy the best of NOLA cuisine this Mardi Gras season.

Brian Landry, courtesy of Jack Rose
Glitter Chicken & Waffles - Jack Rose

Restaurants with Mardi Gras Menus

  • Celebrate culinary tradition at the oldest restaurant in New Orleans that is still operated by the fifth generation grandson of the original founder Antoine Alciatore. For 183 years, we have proudly...
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  • Classic Creole cuisine in the heart of the French Quarter. Featuring the traditional nostalgic Main Dining Room or the lively Jazz Bistro with a strolling jazz trio. Experience our unique Mardi Gras...
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  • At Cochon, Chef Donald Link has reconnected with his culinary roots serving the traditional Cajun Southern dishes he grew up with. Chef Link and chef/co-owner Stephen Stryjewski are working with...
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  • The ultimate New Orleans experience - Food, Fun and Hospitality, Copeland's offers a wide variety of appetizers, fresh salads, burgers, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, seafood and desserts. Try the...
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  • Delightfully Southern. Relax with wine and dine in a gastropub in the midst of New Orleans’ bustling downtown business district. Savor the food, tease your palate and come enjoy a glass with us....
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  • Coastal contemporary seafood restaurant. We cook whole fish on the briquette. We feature steaks, pork and pasta. Located in the former Rodd Brothers Molasses Refinery. We have a craft cocktail bar and...
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  • New Orleans premier, upscale seafood destination. Serves only the freshest local, national, and international seafood at its seasonal peak with a menu that changes daily, created by Executive Chef...
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  • Revived and Reimagined Hyatt Centric French Quarter features 254 guest rooms, 10,000+ sq. ft. of meeting space, 3 F&B outlets, outdoor pool and in-room dining. Renovated in 2022, this hotel exudes an...
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  • A manifestation of New Orleans’ love of celebration through food (and drink), Jack Rose brings an eclectic and fun dining experience to the Garden District.
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  • We offer exclusively hands-on cooking classes, private events, team building events, and catering. Take your team offsite for a fun and engaging experience where they’ll learn to collaborate,...
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  • - Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril’s lively neighborhood restaurant. Meril showcases some of Lagasse's favorite dishes offering a diverse menu complete with craft cocktails and...
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  • A traditional Creole restaurant offering a taste of New Orleans either in our romantic courtyard, fine dining room or our fun oyster bar. Oyster Happy Hour daily 3-6pm.
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  • Menu highlights are the Sun Pie (marinara sauce, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and mushrooms) and the Irish Feast (garlic herb sauce, chicken breast, new potatoes, tomatoes, rosemary...
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  • Full-service kitchen, bars and AV capabilities on each of three decks. Top deck viewing. From her French Quarter dock, she will welcome daily cruises, groups, charters, special events, concerts,...
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  • Harbor jazz brunch and dinner jazz cruises on the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a unique visit to the engine room to see the workings of 100-year-old steam engines, it is...
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  • A full-service restaurant and bar proudly highlighting locally sourced American cuisine. We are a neighborhood restaurant first and foremost with menus that are ingredient driven and determined by...
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  • Chef Richard Hughes offers the rich legacy of Louisiana cuisine with contemporary preparations of the finest fresh ingredients including Gulf fish and seafood and Prime steaks in a historic French...
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  • The second oldest restaurant in New Orleans. Tujague's has retained its reputation for providing an unforgettable dining experience. A favorite for more than 165 years, entertaining and satisfying the...
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  • Serves homemade, from scratch Mexican fare featuring fresh-squeezed margaritas, award winning tacos, burritos and more. Dine inside or on the covered patio overlooking Magazine Street. Del Fuego is...
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