In December, co-workers and friends celebrate the season with festive meals. Old-line French-Creole restaurants are the tradition's standard-bearers, but new options are on the table this year. Mondo
(900 Harrison Ave., 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
) recently added lunch (Wednesday-Friday), and Ralph's on the Park
(900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
) has expanded its lunch service (Wednesday-Friday). GW Fins
(808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
) is altering its service schedule for December only, with lunch offered on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.