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Best Restaurants for Holiday Meals


In New Orleans world class food is common, as are world class restaurants. If you find yourself in New Orleans over a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas, there are some wonderful restaurants to experience that will make you glad you came.

1. Commander's Palace

The Grand Dame of Uptown Restaurants, Commander's Palace is a great place for a Sunday Jazz Brunch. It's open for Thanksgiving, but not for Christmas.

2. Brennan's

Breakfast at Brennan's is a must for any New Orleans visitor. On holidays, the wonderful brunches are even better.

3. Begue's

Begues, located in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter has a special buffet for Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. It also has Christmas Reveillion menu throughout December.

4. Arnaud's

Arnaud's, one of the premier restaurants in the French Quarter of New Orleans serves a Table D'Hote fixed menu usually for about $45 to $50 per person.

6. Bayona's

Bayona is set in a 200-year-old Creole cottage in the French Quarter. But the food is decidedly international. The best holiday meal at Bayona is their special New Year's Eve diner. It's Closed Christmas day, but open Christmas Eve.
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