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Oct 25, 2011 06:18 PM

Christmas Eve recommendations??

Hi all----
Has anyone had a good or bad experience or have any recommendations about Christmas Eve dinner? I checked the holiday website for offerings and I'm considering Galatoire's, Commander's Palace, Upperline, maybe Pelican Club???? We've been to Galatoire's & Commander's but not for this kind of fixed menu thing.......
Any ideas or thoughts welcome ! Thank you in advance !

Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

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  1. Last year we had a beautiful dinner on Christmas Eve at La Provence in Lacombe.

    La Provence
    25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA 70445

    1. I like the hotel restaurants, since the hotels are beautifully decorated. Rib Room at Omni Royal Orleans or Sazerac at The Roosevelt would be lovely.

      Rib Room Rotisserie Extrrdnr
      621 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70140

      The Sazerac Restaurant-Roosevelt Hotel-New Orleans
      123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112

      1. We have had Christmas Eve dinner for three years now at Impastatos in Metairie. Very nice atmosphere normally with someone either singing Christmas songs or playing a horn in the background of our meal. Normally like a 3 or 4 course meal on the Eve, quited packed so reservations are a must. Great Italian, warm, cozy, Christmas feeling every year.

        1. We just had Thanksgiving dinner at Commander's Palace and loved it! Judging by how they handled that holiday, I bet they'll do very well with Christmas Eve. The menu offered a lot of variety--they had special holiday choices as well as some of their traditional menu items. You picked an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, and they had some additional side items that you could add on. The atmosphere was fancy but festive, and the service was stellar. I think they're a safe bet for your special holiday meal.

          1. A couple of years ago, we had Christmas eve dinner at Bayona. It was perfect....sweet environment, lovely staff and excellent food. It was a romantic, yet festive environment.