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Oct 27, 2009 02:08 AM

Christmas in New Orleans?

Where would you go for a nice Christmas Eve dinner in the city? Tried Cochon, but it's closed on the 24th. Saw one mention here of Lüke for Xmas Eve, which would seem to be about right. Any other ideas?

What about Christmas Day? What do you think will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner? Should we go with Vietnamese or something?

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  1. Your choices are definitely going to be limited, especially on Christmas Day. I found myself in New Orleans on Christmas Day several years ago and had a very enjoyable meal at the Rib Room in the Royal Orleans hotel. The hotel restaurants are going to be your best bet.

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    1. re: Big Easy

      The Rib Room would be lovely. Resv. a window table. The Bl;ue Room at the Roosevelt may also be an option.

    2. I don't think Vietnamese will be an option. Much of the Vietnamese population is Catholic and the restaurants probably won't be open. But I have never actually checked on this, so I could be wrong.

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      1. re: uptownlibrarian

        Good point. Thanks.

        Seems that Lüke is filled up already? I went ahead and reserved at the Rib Room. A bit schmancy for my taste, but it looks very festive.

        1. re: Liana Krissoff

          you'll love it. I do a holiday lunch there every season. love the Qtr all dressed up that time of year.

          1. re: edible complex

            I'm really looking forward to it!

            Any Dec. 25 ideas? It's tough, I know, and I won't mind if we just hit a grocery store for sandwich fixings and root beer, but if anything occurs to you I'd love some options.

            1. re: Liana Krissoff

              I was able to make a reservation for Restaurant August for Christmas Day on Open Table.

              Restaurant August
              301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130