Time is ticking and if you have no plans on cooking Thanksgiving Dinner like me, then you need to make reservations like yesterday!

Here are my recommendations for Thanksgiving Day!

  1.  Apolline
  2. Arnaud’s
  3. Brennan’s
  4. Broussard’s
  5. Commander’s Palace
  6. Compere Lapin
  7. The Court of Two Sisters
  8. The Country Club
  9. Palace Cafe
  10. Tableau
  11. Galatoire’s
  12. Josephine Estelle
  13. Seaworthy
  14. Muriel’s 
  15. Ralph’s on the Park
  16. Tujague’s
  17. The Grill Room
  18. Criollo
  19. Bourbon House
  20. Mr. B’s

Tip: Visit Open Table for reservations!

If you would rather stay home and “cook” here are my favorite places for sides like Oyster dressing, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole…

  1.  Langenstein’s
  2. Whole Foods
  3. Robert Fresh Market
  4. The Fresh Market
  5. Gourmet Butcher Block
  6. Chris’s Specialty Foods

Check out Williams Sonoma for all of your Thanksgiving ideas from decor to setting the table!

Let’s not forget about local caterers! My family uses a personal favorite: Erica Bennett of Cakes, Cakes, Cakes,etc.

What are your plans ? Dessert is up next!