Here’s Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Reston Area

Do you have plans for this year’s Mardi Gras celebration? The annual holiday, which translates to "Fat Tuesday," is a carnival celebration that takes place in New Orleans and is marked by parades, parties and other revelry. If you want to celebrate Mardi Gras with New Orleans-style celebrations and traditional Creole cuisine, here’s where to find them in the Reston area.

Mokomandy
Celebrate Mardi Gras with traditional New Orleans dishes like the Cajun Cassoulet, jambalaya and fried catfish at this Creole-fusion eatery in Sterling. If you’re looking for a low-key way to enjoy New Orleans tradition without the huge party, this is a great option for your Mardi Gras celebration.

Chasin’ Tails Crawfish
Looking to enjoy some classic Cajun cooking with a bit more excitement? Chasin’ Tails in Arlington is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration with food and drink specials all night long. You’ll find crawfish buckets, jambalaya, festive cocktails and more at this rowdy restaurant that’s sure to be a good time.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish 
This chain of casual Creole eateries has locations all over the country, and the Falls Church location is a great option for your Mardi Gras celebration. They’re hosting a Mardi Gras party on the night of March 5, and it will feature drink specials and the World Famous Crawfish Eating Contest. Whether you want to test your eating skills or just hang out and enjoy the fun, it’s one of the best options in the area for a true taste of New Orleans.