The holidays are officially in full swing and New Orleans restaurants and establishments are joining in on the fun! From special dinners and dishes to discounted wine paired perfectly with music, these local businesses are offering festive experiences for locals and visitors alike to enjoy this month. 

Palm&Pine

Add some flavor to your Christmas celebrations with delicious tamales and pasteles from Palm&Pine. The restaurant is accepting orders for pickup on December 20, 22, and 23. Each dozen will include several styles including Jordan’s Boudin & Quesillo Hot Tamales with Red Chile Gravy, Pedro’s Green Chile Chicken Tamales, and Jazmyn’s Braised Pork Pasteles. 

Palm&Pine is located at 308 N. Rampart Street

The Bower

Enjoy a new take on the timeless tradition of Reveillon at The Bower. The Latter Hospitality Group restaurant is offering a special four-course vegetarian menu this month that includes delicious options like Squash Carpaccio and Eggplant Parmesan. Created by Executive Chef Marcus Woodham, the meal will showcase the freshest ingredients from partner farm Sugar Roots and is sure to tantalize even all of the carnivores out there. The meal is priced at $54 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

The Bower is located at 1320 Magazine Street

The Chloe

Each Wednesday this December, The Chloe's restaurant's beverage team will offer a rotating menu of wines by the glass at 20% off. The offerings will focus on natural and biodynamic bottles and can be enjoyed while listening to live music on the patio. On Friday afternoons this month, John Michael Bradford, a New Orleans native, will perform on the patio with the sounds of the trumpet and guitar accompaniment. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.

The Chloe is located at 4125 St. Charles Avenue

Tujague's

Finish your Christmas weekend off at Tujague's for a Sunday Funday. On Sunday, December 26, the restaurant will host a three-hour Christmas Drag Queen Brunch with Poppy Tooker. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a vivacious cast of the city's most beloved Queens will entertain guests as they enjoy a multicourse menu featuring a variety of delights as well as bottomless mimosas and coffee. This month also marks the French Quarter restaurant's 165th anniversary and is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans as well as the third oldest continuously operating restaurant in the country.

Tujague's is located at 429 Decatur Street