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Christmas Day late lunch

lawstudent Dec 7, 2011 12:40 PM

Locals -

Mom has decided she is on strike this year and will not cook. Where should myself and about seven others go for Christmas lunch? Something casual (read: inexpensive), yet festive. Are any of the hotel buffets any good? What about somewhere that might be a little offbeat and under the radar? Or is there somewhere that is so perfect it is worth a splurge? We will have one child with us, a four year old who is not a terror, but not quite accustomed to sitting down for long periods of time, either.


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    califkatie Dec 8, 2011 09:05 AM

    nomenu.com has a list of who is open on christmas day. other than that, i don't know who to recommend. look at the list and pull up some menus to peruse. i like cafe adelaide but it may be too eclectic for your family.

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      Littleman Dec 8, 2011 09:17 AM

      Here's a link to NOLA restaurants for Christmas. I think you would enjoy Domenica or Luke. Enjoy your visit.






      1. uptownlibrarian Dec 8, 2011 09:54 AM

        Domenica in the Roosevelt is perfect for this! It's not very expensive (wine will add up of course), it's child-friendly, it's a bit offbeat, and the lobby of the Roosevelt has the most beautiful and festive decorations in the city. No brainer.

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          lawstudent Dec 9, 2011 06:11 PM

          Great idea! Thanks.

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