NYE in NOLA: Where to Eat & Drink
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The year 2021 is quickly approaching and though plans have changed because the coronavirus, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a good meal to enter into the New Year with. A few local restaurants that are offering delicious NYE prix fixe dinners.
Named the #1 “Best Hotel Restaurant 2020” by USA TODAY 10Best, and awarded Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards: “Award of Excellence”, Jack Rose is perfect spot to bid adieu to 2020. Guests can expect creative interpretations of classic dishes by renowned Chef Brian Landry. The four-course prix-fixe menu ($60–$70, depending on main course) will be offered from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. 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
Satiate your appetite on the final night of 2020 at Chef Nina Compton’s nationally-acclaimed flagship restaurant – Compère Lapin at the The Old No. 77 Hotel. 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 five-course family-style menu ($125 per person) that will surely earn the New Year’s Eve dinner stamp of approval. A cocktail and/or wine pairing is available for an additional $60. Compère Lapin will be open on NYE from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The restaurant is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel at 535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Reservations can be made on Resy. For more information, please call (504) 599-2119, or visit www.comperelapin.com
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’ comforting yet refined cuisine this New Year’s Eve. The sumptuous four-course prix-fixe menu ($85 per person) is nothing short of spectacular and will be available for dinner service, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. A wine pairing will be available at an additional cost. Additionally, Toups’ Meatery will be open on New Year’s Eve for lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Happy Hour 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans. For more information, please call (504) 252-4999 or visit www.toupsmeatery.com
Bywater American Bistro
This New Year’s Eve, Bywater American Bistro (BABs) is inviting guests to enjoy a delicious four-course prix fixe menu curated by award-winning Chef Nina Compton. The dining experience is available in the BABs dining room ($100 per person), or in a heated luxury tent for AMEX cardholders ($150 per person). The upscale tents, also known as the Resy “yurt villages” dining experience, is sponsored by American Express. Reservations for the luxury pop-up are available exclusively to American Express cardholders. Both menus will include delicious offerings such as steak tartare with yolk jam and truffle; polenta with winter vegetable fricassee; chicken and black truffle crepinette with mushrooms and pomme puree; and chocolate with brûléed citrus. Bywater American Bistro is located at 2900 Chartres Street in New Orleans. The restaurant will be open on NYE from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made through Resy. For more information, please call (504) 605-3827 or visit www.bywateramericanbistro.com