Arnaud's
Arnaud's

Arnaud's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arnauds.com/
  • Phone: (866) 230-8895
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Jazz Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Tommy DiGiovanni
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Strolling jazz trio for Sunday's Jazz Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arnaud's Jazz Bistro offers a live Dixieland jazz trio nightly from 6:30pm - 10:00pm for a $4.00 per person music charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bourbon & Dauphine Streets
  • Public Transit: Near Streetcar Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Arnaud's
If you are looking to dine in style, reserve a table in our nostalgic Main Dining room, with its gorgeous mosaic floors and beveled glass windows, or in our Jazz Bistro, were you can indulge your appetite for food and Jazz. A $4.00 per person music charge will be added to the bill in the Jazz Bistro. Both dining rooms offer the same menu and service, so you can chose the atmosphere that would please you most while dining on our wonderful Creole Cuisine. We hope you let us show you a fabulous New Orleans dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Arnaud's reviews from OpenTable diners
302 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (212)fit for foodies (151)romantic (134)good for groups (100)notable wine list (92)great for brunch (70)neighborhood gem (68)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (26)great for lunch (14)late-night find (12)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Food and ambiance just great-
    silverhorse
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    All good except dress code which is obviously not enforced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Dined here on our first trip to New Orleans for Sunday brunch. Service was fantastic, food was exceptional, and the experience (music included) was a lovely way to start our day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Sunday NO brunch
    Zenana
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Such a fun place for sunday brunch; mix of tourists and locals, roving jazz trio, terrific friendly service, and classic Creole cooking you don't see much of any more. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A happy, noisy place with great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We have been here several times and enjoy the food and the music. Over the years, the level of service has remained constant. We especially love brunch, and the Eggs Arnaud, for those of us who can't decide. The musicians were superb. As we have aged, our hearing isn't what it used to be. This has detracted from our experience in the main dining. We plan on returning because of the food, but to the upstairs dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Been going to the French 75 bar a lot and finally decided to try the restaurant. Fabulous! Everything was so delicious and the service was spot on. Will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic new orleans experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This restaurant and a variety of delicious options that are authentic to New Orleans. The staff was polite and accomodating. Overall it was a fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing service and food!
    Jenoc
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I have to say- out service was impeccable and so was the food. Keep in mind this is fine dining and high quality food so obviously the portions are a bit smaller. We had the oysters bienville, escargot and the Brie soup. Then we had the crab cakes petite filet and a side of mushrooms and okra. Everything was so good. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arnaud's is a very classic, old style place to be
    Dutchgirl
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Arnaud's is a treasure we have to take care off. There are not many places left which have these kind of ambiance, style and good food. The warmth atmosphere, the classic style of the staff...... I just love to be there!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A PERFECT Dining Experience
    HollyMVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We arrived early, sat in the quaint bar and enjoyed a French 75, and a Ramos Gin Fizz. Bartenders were prompt, friendly, and skillful. We were seated at a nice table in the dining room. Our server was gracious, efficient, helpful with suggestions, and charming. We enjoyed the Oysters Bienville and Shrimp Arnaud to begin with. For the main course I had the veal Wohl, and my husband had the Drum Ponchatrain. Both were beautifully prepared and delicious. To end our meal, we had Cafe Brulot. It was prepared tableside, which was a delightful show. It was also delicious. Arnaud's lived up to my expectations, which were quite high. The next time we visit New Orleans, we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    CEPlusCD
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Arnaud's. It definitely lives up to its reputation as an outstanding restaurant choice in New Orleans. The Trout Amandine was easily the best I've ever eaten, and the entire evening was very enjoyable. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, exceptional service.
    PMontclairVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great old world food, great creole. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service in a beautiful restaurant.
    mmjones4
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The staff was very accommodating and professional and the restaurant is beautiful with a wonderful ambience. The food wasn't quite up to expectations, but still very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and music
    JP2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Randomly booked Arnaud's after looking up jazz brunches, and am I glad I did. Everything was absolutely delicious and the music added a really nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arnauds before phantom
    Lauridale
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I was a little disappointed with the jazz brunch at arnauds. The turtle soup was delicious and so was the bananas foster. My main chicken dish was breaded which was a disappointment and very salty. My companions said the pork was good. The space was very crowded but the music was good. Overall ok brunch but food could definitely have been better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch
    savvysales
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We enjoyed brunch at Arnaud's and our waiter Jasper made it a highlight of our trip! Excellent food, service and jazz!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequent visitor to NOLA
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    An excellent old New Orleans restaurant that is still run "the right way." fantastic ambience with a jazz room facing Bourbon St, & quieter formal dining room away from the crowd. great bar in between. Service was first class w/ staff in tux attire and professional to the max. owner/mgr made a point to greet us. very enjoyable evening. food was excellent, priced appropriately, but not over the top. i will look forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    dauphine335
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Has been a few years since I last ate their sorry it was so long it was fantastic. Lilly my server was excellent although she had a large table of about 8-10 people and 4 other tables everyone got good service. The food was great crabmeat Prentiss and pompano David were perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I have always been told I had to eat here, at least once. Ok, glad that's over and I don't need to return. It never felt like a relaxed, enjoyable experience. Ordering was a beating, I guess you are supposed to have the menu and wine list committed to memory or suffer the forbearance of the Good Cop/Bad Cop tag team of servers. The food was good, but not at the level of my expectations given this place's reputation. It's probably all "me" and everyone else loves this place, especially the room full of obviously "out of town" guests. Arnaud's clearly doesn't need my patronage. I did enjoy the jazz trio whom we had seen at breakfast that morning at another restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful experience
    gaines11
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    It was my wifes birthday and she had a great time. The food was amazing and the wait staff was perfect.. Could not have asked for a better time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return to Arnaud's
    Delightmytongue
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I had eaten lunch at Arnaud's, fifteen years ago, when in town for a conference. It was remarkable then. When passing through town with my wife, I took her there. I do not know which was better, the service or the food. Both were exceptional. The oysters were the best my wife had eaten. The drinks served were well prepared and delicious. The shrimp creole she had was the best she had tasted, and my founder was superlative. Our only regret was that we had to leave town the next day, and could not eat there again. We intend to visit New Orleans in the new year, and dine again at Arnaud's. It is difficult for even a fine restaurant to maintain a high level of quality. Arnaud's has done this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of New Orleans
    Tigerfan16901
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    With the emergence of new contemporary cuisine based restaurants taking over the New Orleans restaurant scene, it's refreshing to dine where old world atmosphere and detail to service not only exist, but flourish. The food was amazing; Classic French dishes and techniques with a touch of creole influence. But the highlight, in my opinion, was the detailed service. Our server Christine and server assistant Inna, along with the support staff, gave us the best personal service without being intrusive. With all the gems in New Orleans, i.e. Antiones, Arnauds provides the ultimate dining expirience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arnaud's still the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was a return visit for three of us and a first time for the fourth who also was in NO for the first time. Arnaud's was the perfect choice for a first dinner in the Big Easy. The ambiance is classical and lovely, the food over the top good and the service as good as it gets anywhere -- attentive, informative, not intrusive and friendly. We ended with the amazing coffee with flaming orange peel, prepared table side and great fun both to see and to consume. I love this restaurant and will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arnaud's 20 years later
    AccidentalDinnerGuest
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Twenty years ago, my wife and I ate brunch at Arnaud's at a table purchased by someone with the same last name. It was a wonderful meal and a unique experience. So for a recent trip to New Orleans, I booked the same table and invited two friends who live in the area to join me. The service and drinks were outstanding. The oysters (prepared variously) were fantastic. The entrees, however, left a bit to be desired. My wife and a guest both had crab cakes that were a bit salty and lukewarm. Mostly, however, the food did not seem to justify the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a N.O. favorite
    Jbooks
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Exceptional meal that all at the table agreed had no "off" items. The Ponchartrain featuring drum and crabmeat was great, as were the souffle potatoes. Service lagged a bit at first, but overall was attentive and what you would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. Nicely done, as always. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, great food!
    Bucky20625
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very nice experience with an exceptionally well managed staff, delicious food and warm atmosphere. Not inexpensive and not quiet, but deserving of its highly rated reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS
    Annie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    If you have it in your mind that NOLA is about Bourbon Street.... It is just a blip on the radar. This classic NOLA restaurant is an AMAZING throw back to days gone by. The jazz brunch was outstanding as was the atmosphere, service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An outstanding brunch experience
    Gelfla
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Enjoyed our brunch at Arnauds once again. My only complaint was that we were seated in an upstairs loft overlooking the dining room. The space was small and cramped and requested a move. After moving downstairs, we had excellent service, great ambiance and fantastic menu selections. Enjoyed the eggs Benedict with smoked Pompano fish and dill cream sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit too much for Sunday brunch
    Texasfamilyoffour
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We enjoyed trying the traditional New Orleans restaurant scene and chose the Sunday Jazz Brunch at Arnaud's. The jazz was excellent, the food was good, but a four course brunch is really just too much. Appetizer, salad, entrée, and desert is just not something my body is ready for at 10 am. This would be a much better 1 pm brunch spot and the menu is geared toward afternoon fare. I was disappointed in the variety of "breakfast" type items. Service was well timed - the servers asked all guests if they were trying to make another engagement and seemed to do a really good job of getting folks out the door when needed. We enjoyed the Arnaud's experience, but I would not return for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening!
    Notaspringchicken
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Thank you to Ronald, Lauren and Olga for making our dinner at Arnauds so wonderful. The service was impeccable, warm and friendly. All six of us had a delicious meal and felt we were treated like family. I don't ever remember hugging a waiter for such great service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewOrleansFoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was excellent! I loved the recommendations from the servers. I loved my flounder! And the desserts were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snpts
    snpts
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a delightful table with a lovely view of the room. Our service was excellent. The food well presented and extremely flavorful. A nice wine and great after dinner coffee.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    EMOOREVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Arnaud's is and always provides outstanding food and service. It is a must for anyone who comes to New Orleans and is a person who enjoys good food and outstanding service. The Oysters Arnaud, sweetbreads, and bananas foster were the best I have ever had. I will be back. My highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointing experience
    Taigadining
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The old-world ambiance is a treat but it deteriorates from there. Our waiter was rude and pretentious. He would not explain dishes and instead told us: "we've been open for 100 years and everything is good on our menu". I had the fish meunière, highlighted as one of their specialty. The fish was heavily breaded and fried, the brown sauce was disappointing. It is expensive for mediocre food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Quarter favorite
    cfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Arnaud's has a legacy but it has not become self-righteous or stuffy. Great food and very attentive service. The price-fixed menu is a steal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    Wkdcanadian
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Made to feel special, food amazing, service second to none. Even with my husband's special request , they provided the food without any problems. A very happy birthday meal. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not enough to eat
    Nanny68
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    For the price we all thought the portions of fish were far too small. We were still hungry (and disappointed) when we left. Otherwise the shrimp appetizer was delicious. Enjoyed the band and our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent meal
    RickEVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I had the best dinner we have had in some time at Arnaud’s. The food was excellent, and a team of servers couldn’t have been more accommodating, offering helpful suggestions, and anticipating our every need. We would recommend the seafood gumbo, shrimp creole, crab cakes and bananas foster. A few nights later, we dined at Arnaud’s Jazz Bistro, and although we found the music tastefully subdued but uninspired, we enjoyed another excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA Visitor
    NOLAvisitor
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excellent food and service. I have several food allergies, and they were very accommodating and thoughtful about substitutions. The jazz brunch was just plain fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining on the Titanic
    Marty
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The well-appointed, large dining room evokes an old world feel. My date's reaction, "It's like we're dining on the Titanic." We sat in a corner table and enjoyed a delicious meal and stimulating conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Acadian
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Good atmosphere . Appreciated being seated along wall with a good view of the whole room and away from personnel va et viens . Waiters assisted one another very well (especially to serve the wine) . Would go back and will recommend .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate