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Arnaud's Details

  • 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: Creole, Continental, French
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
Diner Reviews
  • "Service excellent. Very attentive. Food very good but over priced."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "One of the Best Fine Restaurants in New Orleans Chas W"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "With all the rave about this being a New Orleans icon we were disappointed. the food was good but not outstanding. The fish of the day was overcooked, the crab cakes were good but not outstanding either. For the price there's better in the french quarter! The server repeatedly tired to upsell more food. We had to repeatedly say no and apologize for doing so."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Without question, the best Sunday Brunch in New Orleans. It is a four course meal and the prices range between $30 to $40; quite a bargain. Service is very sharp and the jazz band added a lot to the total experience. I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We went to Arnaud's for our 30th anniversary. We could not sit in main dining room because I had on shorts. Pretty antiquated for New Orleans in July but we enjoyed the jazz bistro. Band was very good even though we had to pay an upcharge of $8.00 to hear the music. Oh well, our decision I ordered the pompano en croute which was a tiny and I do mean tiny piece of fish smothered in this puff pastry which was so thick it appeared to be a biscuit. All I tasted was the pastry. What a waste of money. My wife had the drum Mitchell. She thought it was ok but very over priced. For my first course I had oysters on the half shell. Several of the shells had cracked so I spent most of my time picking shells out if my mouth. I will never be back"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Classic New Orleans food was great and service was wonderful. We had a fantastic Friday night dinner!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It has been about 10 years since we last visited Arnaud's. We were not disappointed with our latest visit. Food and service were wonderful. It is an experience that is uniquely New Orleans and famously romantic. There are newer places to experience, but Arnaud's will always be special as long as food and service quality continue to be outstanding. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "A real great SundY bruch, great food at a moderate price!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The potential was there , chaos was obvious. Unfortunately we do not plan to visit again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It had been 15 years since our last visit and we were pleased that it lived up to our memories. Classically appointed dining room, impeccable service and every dish was perfect. Crawfish O'Connor was the best crawfish dish ever. A perfect dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Arnaud's for years. The food has always been excellent as is its location to our favorite hotels. This time we decided to break with tradition and dine in the jazz bistro portion of the restaurant. I wish we hadn't. The food was as good as ever. The service was a step below what we have come to expect and it was LOUD. It wasn't so much the three piece band, but the conversation level in the room echoed. We literally had to strain to hear the person just across the table. Fortunately, we had a late reservation and a big portion of the crowd cleared out midway through our dinner. We still had a wonderful time, but it was a step below the excellence that is their norm."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Enjoyable but rather overpriced given the food and service. Music was good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great music and wonderful food with attentive service."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We went to Arnaud's expecting a fabulous dining experience. The first waiter was rude so we asked for another waiter, then the service was excellent. The food was ok, not as good as other NO restaurants we have been to. It was very noisy."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Found on Bourbon street, Arnaud's combines cajun cuisine with a fine dining experience. Service was great, due to a service team led by a Captain. Food was tasty and wine list was good. Best part, was the live music. There is something really great about a Jazz Trio and Cajun cuisine."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "It was an exquisite dining experience. This restaurant has excellent food and service. I would definitely recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Save your coins! This is worth every penny you will spend. The French 75 is all that. The service and food are top notch."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I absolutely adore Arnaud's. The staff, the food, the ambiance; all add up to a wonderful brunch experience. There are truly no words to express my admiration. You will just have to check it out for yourself."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I loved everything about this Resturant!!! The four courses were almost to much, make sure your really hungry. I'm not used to being serenaded while eating and this was a winner for me. Every entree was timed perfectly and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Arnaud's brunch is a worthy alternative to the New Orleans tradition of Sunday brunch at Commander's. I thought the food was top-notch (shout-out to the terrific Crab cheesecake), and the service was excellent. Special note: the jazz trio is a particular delight since it combines a soprano (!) saxophone, guitar and base. The result is a somewhat softer take on jazz brunch, but one that allows more conversation, even when they are close by. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was our 46th wedding anniversary dinner! Everyone made us feel so special-from the waiters to the band and all those in between! The food was excellent and the portions generous! The band even played a special song for us at our table and insisted we dance! This was a memorable experience that we will treasure! They even had us a heart balloon to mark our table."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The restaurant is over rated. Did not receive value for the money."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Arnauds! The food was delicious from start to finish. We greatly appreciated the serenade from the jazz band for the birthday girl. Made it a memorable moment for our family, thank you!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everything you could possibly want in a New Orleans Sunday Jazz Brunch! Superb food, Superb Music, atmosphere and Service. We ended our visit with brunch and couldn't have been better"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food & service! Only negative was a large party at a nearby table with very loud people. Will definitely return when in New Orleans."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lovely Room. Wonderful Food. Great Service. Would definitely return on next visit!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We ate in the room with the musicians playing jazz. I had shrimp remoulade followed by trout meuniere and then bananas Foster. My Loyola bound son had turtle soup and then a chicken entree and shared the Foster. The meal was my favorite in New Orleans in years."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was a very good place to eat. The snail appetizer was amazing! Very delicious! However, I got a fish entree, David I believe, and it was not very good at all. Everything else was very good, I was just disappointed with the fish. I would eat here again"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was our first time at Arnaud's, and it lived up to its reputation! What a great French Quarter restaurant experience! The only reason we gave the ambience a slightly lower rating is that it was pretty loud in the dining room... but we didn't let that bother us too much. I would love to go again! Appetizers, entrees, and dessert, it was all delish!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food and service were great. The music was excellent and the combo was very personable. It was a truly memorable experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nothing better than a first class French restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Arnaud's is that restaurant. Old world ambiance. Attentive service. Varied menu with superior food quality and presentation. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I booked a business dinner here originally for 7 but had to move it up to 8 at the last minute. The entire staff could not have been more friendly, professional and accommodating. Outstanding, upscale New Orleans staple - everything was exceptional from the wine to the bread pudding. The adjacent cigar bar is a great spot to finish the evening - much more intimate and quiet for conversation."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Outstanding brunch!!! The menu is original and inventive, the food is outstanding, and the service is superb! Sitting in the Jazz Bistro section of the restaurant allows diners to enjoy a trio of old-time-jazz singers that serenade the clientele. It's a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Made the reservation a month in advance. Received a phone call two days later letting me know my Reservation confirmed and "looking forward to see us". On the day of, food and service was 5 star! very classy. They are so confident with their steaks that they don't use knifes!! Filet Mignon was outstanding. Ambience, music..highly recommend it!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary in the Jazz Room. Excellent service, food and music."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Words cannot describe how fantastic our dining experience was at this restaurant. Everything from the ambience, to the service, and most importantly, the food. Every bite was scrumptious and heavenly. We had the shrimp creole and the crawfish Oconnor. I would also recommend their signature cocktail, the French 75. The service was 5 star. The setting was georgous. You will not disappointed. Make sure to visit the maradi gras museum upstairs after your meal."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We come back to Arnaud's every time we visit New Orleans, typically for brunch. This was our first time for dinner and they did not disappoint. The Stuffed Quail was delicious and the staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely be back for dinner next visit."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We loved our brunch at Armand's . Service was top notch and every course was perfect."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Big crowd (Father’s Day Jazz Brunch). Staff made it look easy. All food arrived at one time, was hot, and presented with a flourish. Cost was a bargain."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Arnaud's a couple of years ago for their Jazz Brunch and swore we would not go back, especially with our choices of great restaurants in NOLA. At that time the food was mediocre and the service was horrible. We only went back recently because my dad wanted to go for Father's Day. He had never been to Arnaud's and, well, it was his choice after all. I must say that the restaurant has redeemed itself. The food was fantastic and the service was great. This is what I would expect from one of the oldest and well respected restaurants in New Orleans."
    Dined on 6/15/2014