OutstandingFood was outstanding and our server was the best!! I would recommend this to anyone looking for good food and a special night out.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and LocationYou can't go wrong with Acadiana. Excellent food and drink!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice atmosphere and food.Very nice atmosphere and food. Parking is the only challenge.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst rate food and drinksDelicious drinks, great charbroiled oysters and fried green tomatoes, loved the duck entreat, crab cakes excellent too.
Pineapple upside down cake amazing.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great anniversary!Me and my boyfriend went here for our three year anniversary. It was our first time there and we saw the menu online. We ordered a soup and a entree. The waiter asked were we celebrating any occasions and I mentioned the anniversary and automatically he stated that the dessert would be "on the house ". We were surprised at how sweet that gesture was ! Loved the food. Great size portions and the food was extremely flavorful ! I would attend this place again. And bring friends and family with me !6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy shortribs were cold inMy shortribs were cold in the middle and I sent them back to the kitchen. That should not happen. The waiter apologized and I was satisfied after the meal was reheated. The meal was delicious, the service was excellent. I can't wait to return for another lunch.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious - always funOur food was very good. Our service was a little slow but otherwise excellent. Baked oysters were a hit with the table. Crispy duck was loved - but it is large so be prepared. I had the special - blackened mahi mahi - amazing.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Creole in DCEntrée went with the pan roasted duck. Phenomenal; perhaps one of the best duck dishes I have ever had. It was so tender you hardly had to cut it, and the seasoning was fantastic especially with the cane syrup glaze. It's a somewhat a shame that I got it; now every time I go back to Acadiana I will have to get it again. They give you half a duck so you have a breast, leg and wing so a great mix of white and dark meat. I mentioned to the server how good it was and he went into detail on the cooking process; basically it's a two day process of receiving the ducks from Long Island, curing them with a mierpoix, roasting then pan frying to order. Cannot recommend this dish enough.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, band was goodFood was great, band was good but a bit loud. We asked to be moved and were accomdated. Enjoyed our food, service was great.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove and Beyond!Went here for a friend's birthday and couldn't have been more impressed. They had personalized "Happy Birthday" menus for us and the entire staff stopped by the table to wish her a happy birthday. They also wrote "Happy Birthday" on her dessert plate. Excellent food, staff and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back for another Jazz Brunch!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Birthday CelebrationLovely ambiance, impeccable service, amazing food and exquisite attention to details made for a very special birthday celebration!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLouisiana Cooking in Heart of DCWe found this gem in the heart of the tourist hotel district, serving delicious Cajun and creole with a flair. Great menu with a lot of variety. I had the the moistest, tender mahi mahi ever! Good portions and value for the price. The crawfish étouffée was too salty, but other than that, everything was great!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthdayWe were there to celebrate a relative's birthday. The extra special touches were appreciated. Our waiter was fantastic...always checking but not hovering over us. He was a pro!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSourthern seafoodThe menu is full of seafood choices and we sampled a few... all were excellent. It is a very big restaurant so event though it was full, we felt like we had plenty of space. The server was very friendly and was able to describe all the menu questions we threw at him.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome HomeMy mom's a KY girl at heart, and has been missing true Southern cooking - from start to finish each bite was followed with an "oh my god." Although the mission of our return was for their light, fluffy homemade biscuits w/ cream cheese & pepper jelly, you won't be disappointed with any dish. I'm a sucker for the smoked trout nicoise, & the rest of my party only raved about the flavors accompanying their ribeye steak and duck. Whatever you're craving, consider the carrot cake to polish off your meal - great balance with the pear! And from the smiling hostesses and attentive waitstaff, service is nothing short of excellence. Definitely be back to try the bar bites and drinks!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Business LunchVisited the restaurant for a lunch to catch up with a business associate and had a great meal and a wonderful time. The noise level was moderate enough to allow for conversation across the table. We had a lot to discuss and were not hurried by the staff. I had the shrimp & grits which was really tasty and a nice deconstruction with the grits in a cake form. One of my favorite places when I am in DC on business.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI've eaten at Acadiana manyI've eaten at Acadiana many times and greatly enjoyed the experience every time.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBam!Acadiana is consistant with the quality food, I know that if I'm taking someone there for the first time or the third time we are going to be treated to a wonderful meal. I make everyone try the deviled eggs, charbroilded oysters and the bbq shrimp as they are my favorites when they are underdecided and they has not yet been a disappointed person in the bunch.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DiscussionI reserved a table for six for a business lunch. The round table was ideal for the needed conversation, and there were clean plates all around. The prices were reasonable. The ambiance supported the importance of the discussion. I had the fried catfish entree. Excellent. My only suggestion would be to put a plate under the wire basket, in case the diner is using a knife and fork to eat.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great; theThe service was great; the food was divine. Highly recommend. I went with 10 friends for my birthday brunch and everyone remarked what a great decision it was to go to Acadiana.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCajun brunch with jazzLoved our experience - prix fixe menu didn't allow for strong mimosas, so we just got champagne instead. Everything else was perfect. Its only $2 mimosas and bloody marys with the brunch menu. Allowed us to try new things we wouldn't normally get.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Derby crowd. We hopedFun Derby crowd. We hoped to enjoy the patio but we wimped out (like everyone else sitting outside) and moved inside after a drink. Everyone was very understanding and accommodating. We always enjoy their food and atmosphere. Thought we would start with some nice gulf oysters but since it was chilly by dinner, I opted for the gumbo and my husband the spicy grouper. Both delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable food! I willUnbelievable food! I will absolutely be returning.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasing dinner, will go againThe fried soft-shell crab special was excellent. I thought the green beans would be a bland side dish--but they were also flavorful, seasoned by shallots and the brown-butter sauce that was drizzled over the crab.
Husband ordered the duck. A delicious and generous portion, they could probably cut back on the amount of sauce they pour over it. It is very rich.
Apps were fine. Fried green tomatoes were good. Could have skipped the alligator fritters--more dough than alligator. Charbroiled oysters were great. Turtle soup was good, but not really something to order again.
Dessert: Blondie sundae was great, except it lacked the walnuts I was expecting to give the dessert a nice crunch. But still tasty. The husband's pecan tart was nice, too.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect birthday celebration!I was pleasantly surprised that the noise level was so much better than a few years ago when I ate there - of course, it was for lunch and this was an early dinner reservation. Also, I thought it was great that two of us were seated before our other two guests arrived, which isn't of the norm in most upscale DC restaurants. The waiter could not have been more delightful - Daniel I think? Food extremely high caliber. Not too many restaurants that advertise jumbo lump crab cakes actually serve lump crab. The wine suggestions of the waiter were perfect too, as well as the special drinks to the toast.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiences!I can't say enough about how the restaurant went out of its way to make my wife's birthday a very happy one. The food, as always, was excellent. We were also given birthday treats which were fun, as well as surprising! It seemed as if the entire restaurant was doing everything to please us and we felt like we were the only customers.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat D.C. FindThe food and service at this restaurant were great! A rare combination to find in the D.C. area.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my mother'sWe celebrated my mother's birthday, it was very special. The food was outstanding even to my mother and that is saying something! The birthday presentation was so nice!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of three doingWe were a party of three doing a pre theatre dinner. We are from NY and 2 of us are in the food industry (meaning we are picky). The food was fantastic.. Especially the charbroiled oysters. The cocktails were a highlight. Our server Meg walked us though the details of the menu and then of the individual drinks and dishes we were considering. Because it was our first time to the restaurant, her patience and advice made all the difference.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSauce with the shrimp was amazingThe sauce with the shrimp was exquisite. The restaurant was also very gracious when we had a piece of grouper that came out dry by replacing it promptly with another meal.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was cooked perfectly. The grouper was moist and flavorful. The gumbo was fabulous.
Our very favorite item was the three fried pies which were perfection. Also, we loved the butter/pepper jelly combo on the biscuits.
The service was professional and friendly. If we are ever in DC again, Acadiana is on the circuit.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous baked oysters!The Parmesan oysters are out of this world. We went back on our last night in DC specifically for them . Highly recommend Acadiana for anyone wanting fresh wonderful exciting food. They have a bar drink, River Tea, that is so tasty. Highly recommend it to anyone who likes a subtle cocktail.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI did note that we were celebratingI did note that we were celebrating Administrative Professional Day. I would have expected the waiter to at least acknowledge that. Other than that, it was a great experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is great! Started withFood is great! Started with oysters on the half shell & chargrilled oysters (my favorite). The group ordered gumbo, boneless short ribs, oyster po-boy, BBQ shrimp (Sooo good and buttery) & fish special. Nothing was left on our plates. Beignets were good (considering they weren't from New Orleans' Cafe du Monde)and key lime pie was great, too. Always a good experience at Acadiana.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNOLA FlashbackIndulged in a blackened catfish po'boy (dressed) and Abita Amber draft for lunch -- scrumptious! The po'boy's lighter-than-air Leidenheimer bread made even that huge sandwich do-able, although I could have handled even more kick in the blackening spices. Served with Zapp's chips for an authentic Louisiana experience (just visited NOLA three weeks ago). Ready to go back and try Acadiana's version of shrimp and grits!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe charbroiled oysters wereThe charbroiled oysters were amazing as usual! The wahoo (sp?) special for the day was superb. An overall delightful dining experience for us 3 former college roomies, one of whom was visiting from Kingston, Jamaica.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here twice in the pastI went here twice in the past month and both times was very pleased. The food is outstanding and the service is helpful. Overall, I would definitely recommend Acadiana.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here severalWe have been here several times, never have been disappointed. The restaurant still shines as new, always clean and inviting and service is superb. The food is wonderful, but the pork dishes do tend to be on the salty side. This past visit we had the smoked chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, the roasted sweet corn and blue crab soup, the portabello mushroom salad, the meat pie trio, the pork boudin balls and the jalapeno cheese grits. We arrived early for our reservation and so ordered a cocktail at the bar to wait for our table. Great Bloody Mary's, again perfect service, a very comfortable place.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there and lovedFirst time there and loved the high end cajun food including soups and roasted duck!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food overall was good;The food overall was good; the blackened Taliapa was a little bit too blackened; one order had to be returned because of this. Our waiter was not really into us -- five middled aged women celebrating a friend's birthday, but was courteous.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence PracticedI'm new to this area of DC and recently handicapped. Acadiana has installed a lift that handily eases me to the dining room floor without fuss or bother to other diners. My meals have been refreshingly novel because of the slight twist the chef adds to each food choice. Presentation is appealing which excites the desire to dine. And, most importantly, there are sufficient portions to create a thoroughly wonderful impression and satiate your hunger. Yes, I've found a seat at Acadiana several times and expect to find myself with friends there several more times. Oh! and lest I forget, the waite staff team members are unobtrusive, knowledgeable, perceptive and kind.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDuck is awesomeSecond time at Acadiana and I got the duck again. It's redonkulous. Possibly the best duck I've ever had. Plus, all the biscuits you can eat. Food here is great.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAS USUAL THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.AS USUAL THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. ABSOULTELY WONDERFUL AND COMPLETELY CONSISTENT. NO WEAK POINTS.
WE HAD A DIFFERENT TABLE THIS TIME. IT WAS ONE BY THE WINDOW WHICH WAS GREAT BUT IT WAS BOOTH STYLE AND WAS VERY CRAMPED. THIS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED OUR ENJOYMENT OF WHAT IS A REALLY LOVELY RESTAURANT. WHILE I KNOW SOME PEOPLE ENJOY BOOTHS (DON'T KNOW WHY) THIS ONE, ESPECIALLY, PROVIDED FOR VERY LITTLE ROOM BETWEEN THE TABLE AND THE SEAT AND REALLY PUT A DAMPENER ON THE BRUNCH. WE WILL ASK FOR A NORMAL TABLE WITH CHAIRS NEXT TIME.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAcadiana has become a favoriteAcadiana has become a favorite for us. Food and service are consistently excellent. Sunday brunch is a real treat - though I didn't get to indulge this trip. Beignets are incredible - they are available as both dessert (3 of them!!!) and brunch.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious food,Absolutely delicious food, incredible and fun cocktail list, and overall a great space that is good for any occasion!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Not Great ServiceGreat food! Veal medallions with grits were fantastic! Fried green tomatoes didn't taste like anything but horseradish. Waiter was not warm and friendly at All, minus him, it was a great experience and what a great setting for 11 people! (We always felt like we were "bothing" him! Not a good quality in wait-staff.) That back room that can hold 15 or so people is great! I will definitely come back again when need a venue for a big group!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI've literally never had foodI've literally never had food that melted in my mouth the way Acadiana's did. Their southern twist from their drinks to their deserts is wonderfully refreshing.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSat outside, and the ambianceSat outside, and the ambiance was wonderful for a lunch business meeting. Would definitely go back!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Acadiana severalHave been to Acadiana several times and, as usual, service and food is very good. Love it here!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great! WeThe service was great! We had a very nice waitress! The crab soup was the best thing I ate (part of the soup sampler appetizer). I ordered the duck and was a little disappointed. The waitresses description(of this entree)was inviting but I thought the duck was a bit tough and overcooked. There were other things on the menu that I would like to try if I were to return. We had to take an early reservation (that was all that was available)~ 6:00. We actually arrived closer to 5:30. There were few others there at this point. We asked if we could sit by the window and were told no. Those table were being saved for larger parties. No one ever filled those tables while we were there. So that was a bit annoying.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM