Thanksgiving Specials at New Orleans Restaurants

Jazz it up this year by enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving feast at one of the New Orleans restaurants listed below.  Some even offer live jazz or other entertainment while you dine.  Be sure to call ahead as some require reservations.  Prices shown do not include tax and tip.

5 Fifty 5 – Reservations Required.  Salads and Displays:  Antipasto with Capicola, Provolone, Marinated Vegetables.  Artisan Cheese Display.  Roasted Acorn Squash and more.  Seafood Bar: Garlic & Herb marinated Crab Claws, Spicy Peel and Eat Shrimp, Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, Smoked Salmon.  Carving Station:  Southern Fried Turkey, Garlic Herb Crusted Ribeye.  Main Attractions:  Apple Stuffed Pork Loin, Chef Jason’s Oyster Pecan Dressing, Clove Spiced Carrots & Parsnips, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb, Pumpkin Ravioli, Seared Gulf Fish, “Mom’s” Green Bean Casserole, Cinnamon Sweet Roll French Toast.  Chef’s Homemade Cakes, Pies and Individual Desserts.  555 Canal Street.  504-553-5555.

Arnaud’s – $47 per person.  Appetizers: Choice of Shrimp Arnaud or Artichoke Bisque.  Spinach Salad.  Entrees: Choose between Gulf Fish Amandine, Traditional Roasted Turkey or Blackened Pork Flat Iron Steak.  Old Fashioned Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake.  813 Rue Bienville.  504-523-5433.

Cafe Giovanni – $45 per person.  1st Course (choice of one): Mushroom & Truffle Risotto,  Eggplant LoCicero, Crawfish, Corn & Crab Bisque, Spicy Seafood Caprese, Caesar Salad, Bruschetta, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Fried Green Tomato, Seafood Martini, Ravioli Bolognese or Caprese Salad.  Entree (choice of one): Cajun Roasted Duck Breast, Grilled Fresh Fish of the Day, Chicken Quattro Formaggio al Forno, Roasted Pork Rib Eye, Tournedos of Beef, Roasted Turkey & Ham.  Dessert (choice of one) Tiramisu, White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Berries and Cream, Crème Brulee, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie or Pecan Pie.  117 Rue Decatur Street.  504-529-2154.

MiLa Restaurant – $55 per person.  Reservations Required.  Seatings from 12 pm – 3 pm. First:  Choice of Salad of Young Lettuces, Autumn Squash Soup or Smoked Redfish Salad.  Second:  Choice of Roasted Turkey Breast, Braised Veal Cheeks or Sautéed Salmon.  Third:  Choice of Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding, Red Velvet Financier Cake or Granny Smith Apple Sorbet.  817 Common Street.  504-412-2580.

N’Tini’s – Adults $39, Children 6-12 $20, 5 and under free.  Reservations Required.  Seating from 11 am – 3 pm. First:  Turtle Soup, Duck & Andouille Gumbo, Red Beans & Crawfish Soup.  Second:  Louisiana Wontons, Bloody Mary Oysters, Boston Butter Wedge, Caesar Salad.  Third:  Traditional Roasted Turkey, Roasted Pork loin Sauce Piquant, Prime Rib Filet, Redfish Almondine.  Fourth: Pecan or Pumpkin Pie, Apple Cobbler Bread Pudding.  2891 Hwy. 190.  985-626-5566.

Palace Cafe – Available all day.  Starters: Crameat Cheesecake, Shrimp Rémoulade, Oysters Pan Roast, Fried Oyster “Loaf”, Crab Claw Bordelaise.  Soups & Salads:  Turtle Soup, Opelousas Sweet Potato & Crab Soup, Seafood Gumbo, Duck & Roasted Garlic Gumbo, Crabmeat Ravigote Salad, Café Spinach Salad, Werlein Salad, Bleu Cheese Salad.  Entrées:  Roasted American Turkey, Kids Turkey, Shrimp Tchefuncte, Grilled Gulf Fish Panzanella, Catfish Pecan, Rib-eye and Shrimp, Veal Chop, Andouille Crusted Fish, Pepper Crusted Duck Breast.  Desserts:  Apple Cobbler, Honey’s Carrot Cake.  See pricing.  605 Canal Street.  504-523-1661.

Ralph’s on the Park – $46 per person.  Kids menu available.  Appetizers:  Turtle Soup, Roasted Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup, Blue Crab Beignets, Pickled Shrimp Remoulade Salad, Smoked Fried Oysters, City Park Salad.  Entrees:  Slow Cooked Turkey, Duck Two Ways, Blackened Redfish, Veal Paillards, Grilled Filet Mignon, Double Cut Pork Chop, Pan Seared Lemon Fish.  Desserts:  Pumpkin Cheesecake, Molten Chocolate Cake, Cafe Au Lait Creme Brulee, Caramel Apple Bread Pudding, Ice Cream or Satsuma Sorbet.  900 City Park Avenue.  504-488-1000.

Red Fish Grill – Adults $47, Kids 12 and under $15, Kids 6 and under free.  Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosa, Bubbly Bar.  Soups:  Turducken Gumbo, Butternut Squash & Louisiana Blue Crab Bisque.  Salads:  Seasonal Baby Greens, Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad.  Seafood:  Shucked P&J Oysters, Al’s Gumbo City Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters, Louisiana Boiled Shrimp Luge, Marinated Louisiana Blue Crab Claws, Blackened Redfish Salad, Black Pepper Seared Yellowfin Tuna.  Mains:  Grilled Redfish, BBQ Shrimp & Corn Grits, Blackened Catfish Court-boullion.  Carving Station:  Cajun Fried Tanglewood Farm Turkey Breast, Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Prime Rib.  Sides include Cornbread & Alligator Sausage Stuffing, Gulf Oyster Dressing, Shrimp & Mirliton Casserole and more.  Dessert:  Warm Praline Bread Pudding, Chocolate Doberge, Apple Streusel, Assorted Petite Pastries, Fresh Fruit Display.  115 Bourbon Street.  504-598-1200.

Rib Room New Orleans – For the Table:  Popovers with Mushroom Catsup.  First Course Selections:  Seafood Gumbo with Green Onion Popcorn Rice, Butternut Squash Bisque with Candied Pecan Cream, Charred Chicken Oysters, P&J Oyster Gratin, Rib Room Salad.  Main Course:  Rotisserie Turkey Roulade (48), Roasted Prime Rib of Beef (55), Blue Crab Crusted Red Fish with Oyster Stuffing (52), Boudin Benedict (42).  Dessert:  Warm Sweet Potato Pie with Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Praline Cheesecake.  Entree price includes appetizer and dessert.  621 St. Louis Street.  504-529-7046.

The Grill Room – $95 per person.  11 am – 9 pm.  First:  Roasted Gulf Oysters En Persillade, Seared Diver Scallops, Shaved Foie Gras.  Second: Sunchoke Soup, Local Mixed Greens, Blue Crab Salad.  Third: Smoked Heritage Breed Turkey, Painted Hills Beef Tenderloin, Pan Roasted Black Grouper, Local Speckled Trout, Red Wine Poached Venison Loin.  Finish: Fried White Chocolate Apple Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Carrot Cake.  300 Gravier Street.  504-522-1992.