Ring In the New Year at One of These Fabulous Restaurants or Events

Saint John

1117 Decatur St.

  • Saint John will start the day with its weekly Sunday Drag Brunch – hosted by Laveau Contraire and special guests! Brunch runs from 11 am – 4 pm with drag shows at 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm, plus Saint John’s fantastic brunch menu and bottomless bubbles and Bloody Mary’s.
  • For dinner service, Saint John will offer a three-course pre-fixe menu for $75 – with the option of added wine pairings (+$35) or bottomless Mumm Napa, Brut Prestige or Rose (+$50).
  • Saint Join will also extend its NYE dinner hours until 11 PM – giving guests time to enjoy a fabulous dinner and head out in the quarter for the fireworks!
  • MENU:
    • Course One: Hoppin’ John Salad: Crispy Gulf Oysters, Bibb Lettuce, Bacon, Smoky Black-Eyed Peas, Green Remoulade.
      • Wine pairing: Sokol Blosser, Lucky No. 9, White Blend, OR
    • Course Two: Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb: Roasted Garlic-Parsnip Puree, Heirloom Baby Carrots, Minted Persillade Sauce.
      • Wine pairing: Domaine La Closerie des Lys, Pinot Noir, France 
    • Course Three: Champagne Cocktail Cake: Lemon Twisted Sparkling Cake, Sugar Cube Glaze.
      • Wine Pairing: Bodkin Vineyards, “Where’s Linus?”, Orange, Lodi, CA
  • Saint John will be open with normal hours on New Year’s Day (brunch and dinner).
  • Book reservations HERE.

 Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St.

  • Copper Vine will extend its NYE dining hours until 10 pm and offer a complimentary welcome glass of bubbles for every diner during dinner service. The restaurant will serve its regular brunch and dinner menu, along with its holiday Reveillon Menu (NYE is the last night to try this amazing menu!).
  • On New Year’s Day, Copper Vine will be open for the Sugar Bowl 11 am – 3 pm for brunch, with the last dinner seating at 9 pm.
  • Book reservations HERE.


1800 Magazine St.

  • Gris-Gris will offer a three-course pre-fixe menu (which includes a welcome glass of bubbles) for $70. The restaurant will also extend its hours until 11 pm.
  • MENU:
    • Course One: Fried Brussel Sprout Salad: Roasted Pecans, Feta, Local Satsuma, Citrus Vinaigrette.
    • Course Two (select one): Double Cut Pork Chop: Braised Cabbage and Black-Eyed Peas, Smothered New Potatoes, Blackberry Jus OR Stuffed Mississippi Quail: Oyster Dressing, Whipped Potatoes, Braised Cabbage.
    • Course Three: Lemon Ice Box Pie: Strawberry Coulis, Whipped Cream.
  • Open regular hours on New Year’s Day (brunch and dinner).
  • Book reservations HERE.

 Vintage Rock Club

1007 Poydras St.

  • Vintage Rock Club will open its doors on NYE from 9 pm – 2 am and will serve guests a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
  • The club also encourages VIP reservations (includes reserved seating, bottle service, etc.) on New Year’s Eve – book your reservation HERE.

 Fulton Alley

600 Fulton St.

  • Fulton Alley will be open from 11 am – 2 am on New Year’s Eve for those looking for a fun late-night activity with friends!

Mister Mao 

4501 Tchoupitoulas St

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 schmaltzSheng Jian Bao – pan fried pork dumplings; Char Siu Chicken Baked Buns with Dutch CrunchSingapore Curry Fried Tofu; Star Anise Pork Belly + Braised SoybeansBoiled Shrimp Dumplings with black vinegar sauce; and more. Boozy and non-alcoholic libations are also available. For reservations, visit Resy.  

Virgin Hotel New Orleans

550 Baronne St

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the stylish Virgin Hotel New Orleans. With multiple happenings going around the hotel, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Dinner Specials: Commons Club

  • 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.

2nd Floor

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. To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite

The Pool Club/Dream Boat

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 – SpinelliQBaby 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 activities for the night include a video confessional booth for guests to share their best stories + moments from 2023 and manifest the very best for 2024. To purchase tickets, visit Dice.  


429 Decatur St

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. For reservations, visit OpenTable 

The Bower 

1320 Magazine St

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Bower with a festive four-course dinner menu from 4PM – 10PM. 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. Reservations can be made on OpenTable

Compere Lapin 

535 Tchoupitoulas St inside the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.

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 personGuests 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. For reservations, visit Resy


4938 Prytania St

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 OctopusLA 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. For reservations, visit Resy.  

Osteria Lupo 

4609 Magazine St

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. Reservations can be made on Resy

Galatoire’s Restaurant

211 Royal St

Galatoire’s Restaurant is pleased to announce their annual New Year’s Eve Champagne dinner will be held at Galerie de Galatoire on Sunday, December 31, 2023 from 8 p.m. through Midnight. Ring in the New Year with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres starting at 8 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Phillip Lopez and luxury champagne pairings from the LVMH Portfolio from 9 p.m. through Midnight. Guests will enjoy live music from Anais St. John, a photobooth experience for keepsakes and a full, open bar for the duration of the event.

 The menu for the evening includes:

 Hand Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Wagyu Steak Tartare

Louisiana Lump Crab Maison

Torchon de Foie Gras

Bourbon Smoked Salmon

Paired with Chandon Blanc de Pinot Noir Cocktail


Poached Pear Salad

petit gem lettuce, pumpkin seed brittle, Asher blue cheese

Paired with Moët & Chandon Impérial


Redfish Rockefeller en Croute

satsuma beurre noisette, Herbsaint, tarragon

Paired with Ruinart Rosé


Cohiba Cigar Smoked Wagyu Striploin

Marchand de Vin, chipotle sweet potato, turnip

Paired with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2013


Moroccan Spiced Apple Tart

hazelnut, candied brioche streusel, vanilla bean gelato

Paired with Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec


Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Champagne Dinner are $300 per person, all-inclusive for hors d’oeuvres and four course dinner with luxury champagne pairings from the LVMH Portfolio and open bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase, email sales@galatoires.com or call 504-525-2841, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

Best New Year’s Eve “Vueing” Party in the City 

2 Canal St

Vue Orleans offers an experience to remember this New Year’s Eve. Join the party 34 floors above New Orleans in the city’s highest entertainment venue. With unmatched 360 degrees of city views, guests will have a bird’s-eye view of New Orleans’ spectacular fireworks show. The party includes adult beverages, delicious passed hors d’oeuvres from The Four Seasons, music provided by DJ Bambam Belongé, and a champagne toast at midnight.

The New Year’s Eve celebration is from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets are available for $300 + tax per person here. Tickets are limited, and you must be 21 or older to purchase or attend.

For more information about Vue Orleans, including hours of operation, private event rentals, and more, please visit www.VueOrleans.com. Stay updated on the latest news and happenings by following along on Facebook and Instagram.

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