Celebrate New Year’s Eve at One of These Top New Orleans Restaurants

Jewel of the South

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Treat yourself to the crème de la crème as you ring in 2020 while enjoying top-of-the-line cuisine and delectable libations at New Orleans’ quintessential hotspots:

Compère Lapin

Satiate your appetite on the final night of 2019 at nationally-acclaimed Chef Nina Compton’s flagship restaurant – Compère Lapin. Fusing the flavors of Compton’s Caribbean roots and love for French and Italian cuisine while capturing Louisiana’s culinary essence – guests can look forward to a unique family-style menu ($125 per person) that will surely earn the New Year’s Eve dinner stamp of approval. Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. For more information or reservations, please call(504) 599-2119, or visit www.comperelapin.com

Bywater American Bistro

Seasonal ingredients, smart sourcing, and bold flavor combinations play a big role at Chef Nina Compton’s second restaurant, Bywater American Bistro (BABs). On New Year’s Eve, diners are invited to enjoy a creative five-course prix-fixe menu combining Compton’s culinary craftmanship alongside Partner/Chef Levi Raines. Priced at $100 per person (excluding tax, beverage and gratuity) the menu will include delicious offerings such as Seared Chesapeake Bay Scallops with curried pumpkin purée, satsuma and roasted root vegetables; Duck Breast “Rossini” served with potato purée, foie gras, black truffle and Madeira jus; and a delectable Chocolate Tart with pecan caramel, dark chocolate, carrot mole crumble, and lemon yogurt. Guests looking to elevate their experience may round out their dinner with the available wine-pairing offerings, priced at an additional $50 per person. Bywater American Bistro is located at 2900 Chartres St. in New Orleans. For reservations or more information, please call (504) 605-3827 or visit www.bywateramericanbistro.com


Toups’ Meatery

The Crescent City’s famed contemporary Cajun restaurant, Toups’ Meatery – which doubles as the perfect stage for the dynamic personality and authentic cuisine of Louisiana born-and-raised, star-studded Chef Isaac Toups – will showcase the best of Toups’ carnivorous yet refined cuisine this New Year’s Eve. The sumptuous four-course prix-fixe menu ($85 per person) will be available for dinner service, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Complements of Beverage Director Bryson Downham, guests will receive a surprise New Year’s Eve shot at the final hours of 2019. Toups’ Meatery will be open on New Year’s Day for lunch 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and dinner 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., and will offer the regular a la carte menu. Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. For more information, please call (504) 252-4999 or visit www.toupsmeatery.com


Jewel of the South

Culinary and cocktail gem co-owned by James Beard Award-winning bartender, Chris Hannah, and Co-Partner, Nick Detrich are at the helm of New Orleans’ buzzy two-story indoor-outdoor, Jewel of the South. On New Year’s Eve, diners will delight in a family-style four-course dinner highlighting Chef Philip Whitmarsh’s cuisine. Priced at $75 per guest (excluding tax, beverage and gratuity), offerings include Scallop and Crab Raviolo served with crab bisque and mustard greens; and Roast Sirloin and Bone Marrow with savoy cabbage and Yorkshire pudding. Guests looking for a more veggie-centric spread can choose from the separate New Year’s Eve Vegetarian Menu which includes dishes such as Crumpets with crème fraiche, eggplant caviar and a “mimosa” garnish; and the Salt Baked Mangelwurzel with carrot, magnolia, and egg-yolk emulsion. The dessert for the evening – which is also vegetarian-friendly – is a Chocolate Cremosa with peanut butter ice cream, marmalade and gingerbread. Jewel of the South is located at 1026 Saint Louis Street in New Orleans. For reservations or additional information, please call (504) 265-8816 or visit www.jewelnola.com


Copper Vine

The stunning eatery located in New Orleans’ Central Business District, Copper Vine, will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menucurated by Chef Amy Mehrtens. Priced at $36 per person with an optional sommelier’s wine pairing ($20) and a sommelier’s reserve wine pairing ($35), the menu will be available from Dec. 23 – Dec. 31 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Copper Vine is located at 1001 Poydras St. in New Orleans’ Central Business District. For more information or reservations, please call (504) 208-9535 or visit www.coppervinewine.com


Jack Rose

Named the #1 “Best Hotel Restaurant 2019” by  USA TODAY 10Best, and awarded Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards: “Award of Excellence” in 2019, the lively atmosphere at Jack Rose is perfect spot for New Year’s Eve revelry. Guests can expect the Crescent City’s joie de vivre atmosphere coupled with creative interpretations of classic dishes by renowned Chef Brian Landry. The four-course prix-fixe menu($50–$60, depending on main course) will be offered from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Menu offerings include Pompano en Papillote with turnips, fennel, and tarragon; Beef Coulotte with a coffee rub, Brussels sprouts and charred peppers; and King Trumpet Mushrooms with wild mushroom velouté and bucatini. Bid farewell to 2019 on a sweet note with Jack Rose’s Mile High Pie topped with chocolate sauce or the Spiced Ginger Cake with brandy sabayon. Jack Rose is located at the Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St Charles Ave. in New Orleans. For more information or reservations, please call (504) 323-1500 or visit www.jackroserestaurant.com


Hot Tin
Enjoy panoramic views of Downtown New Orleans while marveling at firework displays throughout the city for New Year’s Eve at the Pontchartrain Hotel’s crown jewel rooftop bar, Hot Tin. While counting down to 2020, locals and visitors alike can enjoy elevated cocktails such as the Wolf in Lambs Clothing – gin, lemon, basil, honey, Lambrusco; Skyliner – Cathead honeysuckle vodka, Italian aperitif, lime, grapefruit, habanero bitters; and the Champagne Safari – 3rd Ward gin, Pimm’s, Aperol, cucumber, lemon, sparkling. Hot Tin will open from 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31 and will require $20 admission, based on a first-come, first-served basis. Hot Tin is located at the Pontchartrain Hotel at 2031 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.hottinbar.com



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