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Arnaud's Restaurant
Arnaud's Restaurant
Arnaud's Restaurant

Restaurants open for the holidays

Cheryl Gerber
Galatoire's Restaurant

Sometimes the best way to fa la la is to let somebody else to do the cooking for Christmas. If you’re in New Orleans, the good news is there are a slew of eateries, from swank hotel dining rooms to neighborhood spots and an army of ethnic cafes, serving guests this holiday.  Best to make reservations no matter how many in your party to assure a spot under the mistletoe. See our list below for who’s open:

Acme Oyster House – 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Angeline – 10 a.m. –  2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Arnaud’s – 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Bourbon House – 6:30 a.m. - 'til (Christmas Eve), closed (Christmas Day)
Café Degas – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Crescent City Steakhouse – 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Desire Oyster Bar – 6:30 – 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Dick and Jenny’s – 5 – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse – 5:30 p.m. - 'til (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Domenica Restaurant – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Doris Metropolitan – 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
G.W. Fins – 5 – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Galatoire’s – 12 – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Galatoire’s “33” Bar and Steak – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Hard Rock Café – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); 12 – 11 p.m. (Christmas Day)
House of Blues – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
The Jazz Playhouse – 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Christmas Eve); 6:30 – 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Christmas Day)
Johnny Sanchez – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Lüke –  7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Christmas Eve); 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Christmas Day)
Morton’s Steakhouse New Orleans – 4 – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); 2 – 9 p.m. (Christmas Day)
Oceana Grill – 8 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Olde New Orleans Cookery – 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)​
Palace Cafe – 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Parkway Bakery – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Pelican Club – 4:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Pizza Domenica – 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Ralph’s on the Park – 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Restaurant August – 5 – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Restaurant R’evolution – 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5:30 – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Christmas Day)
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Christmas Day)
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)
Tableau – 10 a.m. - 'til (Christmas Eve); closed (Christmas Day)
Tujague’s Restaurant – 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Christmas Day)
Willa Jean – 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Christmas Eve); Closed (Christmas Day)