A réveillon is a long dinner, and possibly party, held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The name of this dinner is based on the word réveil (meaning "waking"), because participation involves staying awake until midnight and beyond.
Reveillon in New Orleans is celebrated nightly during the Christmas season in restaurants throughout the city. Menus combine ageless Creole cuisine with more contemporary New Orleans dishes, but the spirit of the past remains. In fact, three of our Reveillon restaurants -- Commander's Palace, Galatoire's, and Tujague's -- are more than 100 years old! So revel in nostalgia. Join us for the Reveillon -- the authentic taste of Christmas New Orleans Style.
French Quarter Festivals website lists the 2006 Reveillon menus in NOLA.
Check out Tom Fitmorris's FoodFest website where he keeps an updated list of reopened restaurants.