Here’s to saying goodbye to 2023 and welcoming a new year. Here are ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve New Orleans 2023 and New Year’s Day 2024 in New Orleans featuring events and special offerings by restaurants and local businesses.
New Year’s Eve is Sunday, December 31 and New Year’s Day is Monday, January 1.
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New Year’s Eve New Orleans 2023 and Day Brunch 2024
This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Jane’s French Cuisine
Jane’s French Cuisine is offering New Year’s Eve reservations.
The Pelican Club
The Pelican Club is offering a New Year’s Eve 4-course menu. Priced at $138 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Peacock Room at The Hotel Fontenot
Peacock Room at The Hotel Fontenot is offering a New Year’s Eve 4-course prix-fixe dinner. Priced at $95 per person.
Josephine Estelle is offering a New Year’s Eve 4-course meal. Priced at $95 per person excludes taxes and gratuity.
Seaworthy is offering a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu. Priced at $130 per person, taxes and gratuity not included. Full cocktail, wine and beer menu will be available.
Menu includes: Raw oysters, Lobster and Shrimp
Choice of: Roast Biftek & Gravy; Blackened Salmon & Vichyssoise; Roasted Cauliflower & Mushroom Sauce. All served with a Pea Salad & Roasted Carrots finished with dessert.
M Bistro is offering a New Year’s Eve 5-course dinner perfectly paired with exquisite wines. Priced at $275 per person. Jeremy Davenport begins performing at 9PM and will host the countdown to a champagne toast at midnight.
Yo Nashi is offering a New Year’s Eve omakase dinner. Priced at $150 per person.
Hard Rock Cafe – New Orleans
Hard Rock Cafe – New Orleans is offering a Remix Holiday menu. Priced at $46.89 per person include all tax & gratuity. Get a choice of a Caesar or Blue Cheese Chopped Salad to start or you can skip the salad to leave room for Caramel Apple Cheesecake for dessert. Your Main Course options will include Full Rack of Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Bruschetta Chicken, Grilled Salmon, NY Strip with Marinated Mushrooms, Mushroom & Swiss Burger, Surf & Turf Burger, Original Legendary Burger, or our Impossible Burger. Complimentary soda, tea, or coffee is included, as well.
There’s always fun to be had at Mister Mao and New Year’s is no exception. Helmed by Chef/Owner Sophina Uong, ring in the new year on Sunday, December 31st with House of Prime Rib – a festive four-course prix fixe dinner. Featuring signature bold and inventive dishes for $85 per person, diners can start with a Little Gem Salad with pickled beet, egg mimosa, fried oyster crackers, scallion, and pink dressing. The main course, served family-style is Roast Prime Rib of Beef with turmeric creamed greens, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, Dutch baby cream of hot ass horseradish, and beef tallow jus. Save room for Dark Chocolate Peppermint Tart or a delightful Bananas Foster Cream Pie. Mister Mao will also offer vegetarian-pescatarian-gluten-free options (must be pre-ordered), such as Puppy Drum (4lbs GLUTEN FREE) with fingerling, asparagus, saffron, and pimento aioli; and King Trumpet Mushroom with fennel, satsuma, spinach risotto, and herb salad. Mister Mao is open on New Year’s Eve with seatings at 6PM and 8:30 PM.
Mister Mao will also kick off the new year with its a la carte Walk of Shame Dim Sum brunch on Monday, January 1st. With three seatings at 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM, the restaurant will offer an array of dim sum, available off the menu, as well as rotating on the pushcart, including Chinese Sausage + Crab Fried Rice with schmaltz; Sheng Jian Bao – pan fried pork dumplings; Char Siu Chicken Baked Buns with Dutch Crunch; Singapore Curry Fried Tofu; Star Anise Pork Belly + Braised Soybeans; Boiled Shrimp Dumplings with black vinegar sauce; and more. Boozy and non-alcoholic libations are also available
Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans is offering dinner specials on December 31. Items include:
- Roasted Gulf Oysters with Calabrian chili butter, parmesan, and lemon panna grata.
- Roasted Chesapeake Bay Scallops/Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Tail with black truffle beurre blanc, celery root, brussels sprouts, and baby carrots.
- Angus Filet Mignon with duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach, bordelaise sauce, and chive butter.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve (12/31) in style on the 2nd floor with a live performance by the legendary, Where Y’acht. From 8PM – 1PM, indulge in the New Year festivities with a private bar, exclusive party favors, picturesque moments, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
Pleasure Savior & Freewater are teaming up for the first time to throw the ultimate New Year’s Eve party on the rooftop of Virgin Hotels New Orleans featuring your favorite DJs – Spinelli, QBaby worldwide, and PR_CK from 8PM – 1AM. Sip on specialty cocktails, and take in the views while the clock counts down to midnight! Enjoy a midnight toast complete with complimentary bubbly and a dazzling fireworks display. Fun activations for the night includes a video confessional booth for guests to share their best stories + moments from 2023 and manifest the very best for 2024.
On Sunday, December 31st, Tujague’s – the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans – will offer a delicious four-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu prepared by Executive Chef Gus Martin for $90 per person (plus tax and gratuity). From 5PM – 9:30PM, guests will relish in Seafood Gumbo with Louisiana popcorn rice, followed by Truffled Gulf Shrimp and Crab Salad with crisp phyllo and baby lettuces. Third-course options include Lobster Risotto with English peas, carrots, fried shallots, and sauce Americáine; Grilled Filet Mignon with asparagus, caramelized pearl onions, and chasseur sauce; Pan-Roasted Pompano with potato croquette, jumbo lump crabmeat, choupique caviar, and lemon beurre blanc; Pan Seared Maple Leaf Duck Breast with country dirty rice, crisp sweet potato hay, and spiced Louisiana citrus gastrique. Dessert options include Fresh Fruit Pavlova and Crème Brûlée.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a festive four-course dinner menu from 4PM – 10PM at The Bower. Priced at $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity), kick the evening off with Roasted Little Neck Clam with pecorino, salsa verde, and country ham; first-course choice of Smoked Lion’s Mane Mushroom Cappelletti with parmesan Brodo, and preserved lemon; Seared Scallop with blue corn grits, and satsuma butter sauce; second-course options are Tuna Carpaccio with finger limes, pickled shallots, and Calabrian chili vinaigrette, and Snow Crab Salad with blood orange, fennel, parsley, pistachio, and bacon vinaigrette; third-course choices of Filet with cold smoked, sweet potato gratin, chevre, port, and cherry veal reduction; and Lobster Radiatore with sweet peas, pine nut and Calabrian chili pesto, and truffle creme fraiche. Save room dessert…the fourth-course offers choices of Chocolate Torte with whipped goat cheese, sea salt, and spiced pecans; and Triple Cream Cheese with bee pollen, fig chutney, and saba.
Ring in the new year at Chef Nina Compton’s beloved Compere Lapin. On Sunday, December 31st, take part in a decadent feast from the St. Lucian native from 5:30PM – 10 PM for $150 per person. Guests can enjoy some of Compton’s favorite dishes, which include Deviled Eggs with white truffle; Potato Gnocchi with poached lobster and coconut shrimp sauce; Duck Crepinette with pickled collard greens and sour orange; and Black Cake with milk punch and Winter fruit.
As the year comes to an end, Costera invites visitors on a gastronomic culinary journey on Sunday, December 31st, with its exclusive four-course family-style tasting menu. Priced at $95 per person, enjoy first-course dishes, which include Marinated American Red Snapper and Spanish Octopus, LA Blue Crab Croquettes with herb aioli and tomato tapenade, and Crispy Veal Sweetbreads with lemon caper relish. Second-course dishes include Grilled Lamb Pintxo with horseradish yogurt, pickled peppers, and herbs; and Roasted Beets with LA citrus and radicchio salad with pistachio romesco. Third-course offerings include Hudson Valley Duck with pomegranate molasses; Stewed Black Eyed Peas with winter greens; and Crisp Apple and Pear Salad with brown butter vinaigrette. For dessert, enjoy Tres Leches Cake with candied citrus and/or Mango Mousse with torched meringue and pound cake.
Step into the world of Northern Italy at Osteria Lupo this New Year’s Eve (12/31). The Italian restaurant, helmed by Chef Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri, invites guests to savor an exquisite journey of flavors with a special four-course family-style tasting menu for $95 per person. Indulge in the appetizer – the Antipasto Platter with a selection of salumi, formaggi (cheese), and house-made antipasti; Pasta choices include Ricotta Truffle Agnolotti with fresh shaved black winter truffle and Parmigiano Reggiano and Spaghetti alle Vongole with Florida littleneck clams, and garlic and lemon pangrattato; Second-course includes Braised Beef Short Rib with herb and caper salsa verde; Parmigiano Reggiano Polenta with Calabrian chili and roasted mushroom; and Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad with toasted hazelnuts and Meyer lemon. Decadent dessert options include Limoncello Tiramisu and/or Dark Chocolate Budino with maraschino and chestnut cream.
Check out my roundup of restaurants that are offering holiday/Black Friday/Cyber Monday gift card deals 2023 across the US.
Check back later as more offerings are added.