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Acadiana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.acadianarestaurant.com/acadiana.html
  • Phone: (202) 408-8848
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday Supper 5:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Tunks/Brant Tesky
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: They offer one private room accommodating 100 or two rooms accommodating 60 and 40. They also have semi-private space for events up to 15 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: k street
  • Public Transit: Closest Metro is Gallery Place Chinatown on the Yellow, Green and Red Lines. Washington Circulator bus stops directly in front of restaurant on the New York Avenue Side.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking begins at 5:30pm every evening of business as well as Sunday afternoon beginning at 11:00am, up until the close of the restaurant. Valet Price is $7 per car. Valet is located at the intersection of 9th & K Streets (due to one-way streets guests must approach from 9th Street heading south then turn right onto K Street)
A word from Acadiana
Acadiana offers the flavors, culture and the warmth of the seductive southern region. They offer the perfect balance of the old and new...taking advantage of the rich bounty found in the Mississippi Delta, Bayous and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Diner Reviews
  • "From seafood crepes and pain perdu to shrimp & grits and NOLA style eggs benedict and even beignets for dessert, the food is fantastic. Throw in a little Dixieland jazz and attentive servers, and it's a great brunch. I would go to Arcadiana before Commander's Palace (even if they were in the same town!)."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "...in January was barely warmer than our inside table in July. Food and service were great. But you have 45 seconds to dine before things got cold. Server said AC adjustment was above his pay grade, but he said it very nicely, so apparently there is nothing that can be done. Suggestion: request an outside table...even in the worst DC August weather."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I made a reservation and arrived a bit early, and decided to wait for my guest at the bar. The bartenders ignored me, seemed annoyed that I was asking about draft beer, never asked if i was waiting for supper, and never returned. When my friend showed up, we left and ate at another restaurant. I'll never go back, nor recommend the place. I've never understood why some restaurants don't emphasize service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great menu. Great food. Great table service. But hostess was not very accommodating to the needs of a business dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I made reservations for four -- one bowed out at the last minute. We were seated and then 3 others emailed us that they wanted to join us. Our servers were fabulous! They moved us to a larger table with no problem. The food and drinks were terrific. It was my first time there and I was very impressed. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent menu selection and very knowledgeable staff. Menu options can vary from week to week , everything is delicious."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We love to dine here for both business and personal evenings, so I made a reservation for my husband's birthday. The event we attended prior to dinner ended early and we arrived at the restaurant almost 90 minutes before our reservation. They knew instantly who we were, seated us immediately, and had personalized menus at the table wishing my husband a Happy Birthday! Our food was delicious perfection and we got a dessert to go because we were full. The staff still brought out a gratis plate of sweets with Happy Birthday beautifully written in chocolate around the rim. Upon our departure, my husband was presented with a ribboned copy of his birthday menu and wished a happy birthday. What a nice place with very thoughtful people!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I am sure that I will never find finer cuisine anywhere. My future dining experiences will all pale to the delightful oysters, and the unbelievable crab cakes! My husband and I were here in D.C. For business/pleasure. And what a pleasure for us to dine at Acadiana!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "OK, it was convenient to our hotel, but would have travelled an hour for a repeat meal. (See previous review). This time I took Chris' advice and went for the duck - fabulous!! My wife went for a repeat on the Sazerac and a shrimp entrée. Eduardo, another manager came over and spent 15 minutes talking about the owners. And kudos to Britanny - best waitress ever!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "What a find!! Visiting DC for a week, and was lucky to find this gem 2 blocks from our hotel, a blessing for my wife (who has trouble walking long distances) and me. My wife is a bourbon Manhattan drinker, but never had tasted a Sazerac. Between the wonderful waitperson, Amber, we convinced her to try one. After cautioning her that my wife didn't like real sweet drinks, she came back with "the smallest sugar cube I could find". She loved the drink, and things only got better from there. We both love spicy food, me more so, and the menu had a plethora of choices. As we were finishing the main course, Chris, one of the managers came over and jokingly chastised for not having the duck (I opted for the special, bbq'ed shrimp)."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Let Acadiana know, through OpenTable, that it was our 9th Anniversary dinner. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" and our menus were specially printed with "Happy 9th Anniversary" on it. They also decorated our dessert plate with "Happy Anniversary" and gave it to us free. Very happy with Acadiana (and the food was very good as well)!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Location, food and service was great. Wait staff was not pushy or in your face every five minutes. One thing was perfect, wait staff kept my ice tea glass full. Food was served hot and flavorful. Would def visit again!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Delicious food, graciously served, and a unique change from other American food offerings."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What stands out for me from our lunch the other day is the service. The "gentlemen" that waited on us were exceptional."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I brought my husband here for a birthday dinner and he had a great time! He loved the ambience, the food, the service and the location of Acadiana. We will definitely visit this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I wanted to surprise my girlfriend for her 30th birthday. Arsalan went beyond the call of duty! He worked with me and kept a constant level of communication with regards to the set menu options, cake options, and other considerations. Our party of 10 sat in a private area. My girlfriend had her own take-home menu that was specialized for her. The appetizers, entree and the red velvet cake all tasted wonderful!!!!!!! I felt as though it was my birthday the way our server was so attentive. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place has some pretty amazing food. Its unique in that it is Cajun/Comfort food with a fancy twist. You actually leave here FULL. No tiny portions. The meals are actual meals. The Chef's are awesome and can pretty much fix anything you could want. Excellent Seafood. Service was good, not amazing, but the food made up for that easily. Definitely a great spot to go for a special occasion!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went with parents, family, and significant others on a random weekday. There was a good bar crowd for happy hour and great drink deals. All of us had FANTASTIC food. Crab Cakes, Gumbo, Soup, Fish, Grits, Salads, Beef etc. I mean everything. Desserts were lovely as well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food, reminded me of New Orleans. Presentation of the Sazerac was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our party of 4 had, soup trio, still excellent, squash blossoms stuffed with pimento cheese, very savory, watermelon salad, and chicken and andouille sausage gumbo for starters. Some menu standards and some new, no complaints. Entrees were, pork five ways, i.e., bacon wrapped andouille, we didn't get the point on this dish, blackened redfish, the original Prudhomme fish which was excellent, seafood gumbo, and duck with dirty rice and collard greens stuffing which was new to me and an excellent combination. A long a time favorite which has kept the favorites, but continues to tweak the menu. A must for me when I come to DC."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I used to go to lunch once a month with a colleague who also enjoys Louisiana seafood, but since he left my visits have been less frequent. It was great to go back and see many of my favorites on the menu, like turtle soup, with more po' boy sandwiches and the specials were excellent."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The gulf oysters were excellent, the gumbo was great. Good service, nice place, would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good food prepared in Louisiana-rich character. Service is impecccable in a neighborhood really coming into its own."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was good (particularly the fried green tomatoes), but I'd imagine you can get better cajun food for much cheaper elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The gulf coast has nothing on this place. The Chargrilled oysters are spectacular, as is the seafood in general. I had the gumbo for dinner. My friends enjoyed wine, fried green tomatoes, and the grouper. We are looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great experience, as usual. Food and service great. We keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Three for brunch, two of whom had been here for and enjoyed brunch before. Very good mimosas at a good price. Sauce on shrimp with fried green tomatoes was more like a cocktail sauce rather than remoulade as advertised on menu. Bland hollandaise on eggs sardou. Shrimp and grits was more like shrimp and heavy cornmeal patty, losing some textural interest. Swordfish skewer special was a TINY portion -- four or five one inch cubes -- with a big salad; guest would not have ordered it if he had been warned. Desserts -- beignets and sweet potato pie -- were quite good. Service could not have been improved on. Too bad the food didn't measure up."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love brunch at Acadiana, even more than dinner because they don't serve crawfish etouffee at dinner. And the perdu pain (French toast) is delectable, creamy and sweet."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server Tiffany was phenomenal! Her recommendations were excellent and she did a great job with her interaction with the group. We all appreciated her hard work and look forward to sitting at her table again in the future."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "i had some out of town friends staying in a hotel nearby and wanted a nice restaurant within walking distance. dinner and service were excellent. everyone loved their dinner and even became adventurous witht the 3 soup trio! it was catch up time, so restaurant lended itself to conversation with no background noise, etc."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I recently enjoyed dinner with a friend on the patio, which is huge and elegantly decorated. Service was great and noise was low without being too quiet. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fabulous service even better food. Good choices of Louisiana dishes. Enjoyed dessert"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Acadiana offered a wonderful, food and wine. Enjoyed the brunch and would definitely go back. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits, and fried green tomatoes. Wonderful atmosphere as well. Would definitely go back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Three course brunch. Seafood crepe and oysters were great. Shrimp with grits wow. Finished with beignets!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It was a nice variety of food on the brunch menu to choose from. My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and having the menu with our names on it was a great touch! The presentation of the food was also nice and very filling. We had to take desset with us."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. After dinner he told me this was one of the best meals he had ever eaten. He had the BBQ Shrimp and I had the Veal. I am not typically a huge fan of Veal but something drew me to it and it was highly recommended by our server. It was absolutely delicious. There was a lot of flavor and the meat almost melted in your mouth. Our server was fantastic and made our dining experience very enjoyable. We will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went there for 35th wedding anniversary and it was a great experience Highly recommend to all my friends Once they found out it was our anniversary game over They could not do enough unique things to make us happy From Champaign through dessert outstanding"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We knew the menu looked delicious, but Acadiana far exceeded our expectation. Great service and even better food. Will definitely be going back for another meal soon!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The restaurant was extremely cold. So cold it is impossible to eat your food in a warm/hot state. The portions small."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Polished traditional american style food. Good service. Since this is an American food restaurant, I would like to see more American wine on the Wine List."
    Dined on 6/17/2014