Arnaud's
Arnaud's

Arnaud's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arnauds.com/
  • Phone: 8662308895x
  • 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
234 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (159)fit for foodies (111)romantic (111)good for groups (69)notable wine list (60)great for brunch (58)neighborhood gem (56)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (16)great for lunch (10)scenic view (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Cape Cod Liz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything was top notch at this restaurant. We went into the room with Jazz and it was very lively and entertaining. There is a small surcharge for this room but well worth it. We wish we had stuck with the fixed price menu since we got carried away and spent twice as much as we would have if we had
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • do you know what it means?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We definitely knew we were in New Orleans! Wonderful decor with dark wood and chandeliers. The Jazz trio played wonderful renditions of old favorites and was even game when someone requested House of the Rising Sun. The service was excellent! The food very good served with perfectly crusty French bread and including a crisp delicious salad course. It was the desserts that were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sciguyluvs2eat
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a very nice Sunday Brunch at Arnaud's. The food was good, a price fix menu, the service was impeccable and we thoroughly enjoyed the live music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arnaud's never misses
    NOLA
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food and service. Arnaud's, historic French Quarter restaurant never lets us down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    TexanFoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We saved our last night in New Orleans to eat at Arnaud's. It was perfect. The wait staff is the best and were always in sync. Roland was our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    BandC
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We have eaten at Arnaud's twice now in the Jazz Bistro and enjoyed it very much. Try the Mushrooms Veronique appetizer. It is, however, very loud, which kind of cuts down on the romance factor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect evening for us
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We came to the restaurant with friends for an enjoyable and fun evening with great food and music. We were not disappointed sitting next to the trio of musicians in the bistro side of Arnaud's. The music was a great combination with the general ambiance and food. It was definitely an evening to remember
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arnauds
    bogman
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wonderful Service in a classic setting. Food was good, but not exceptional, however the service was exceptional-some of the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • really enjoyed
    jrfranklin
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    truly good restaurant. will return when next in new orleans
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Godfather
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I'm sure Arnauds was one of the finest restaurants in New or lean back in the day, unfortunately the decor has remained the same, the food has not grown withy the times therefore you are getting very traditional dishes made satisfactory but nothing to write home about and the wait staff is a bunch of humorless stiffs. Eat across the street at GW Finn and experience food as it should be!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Arnaud's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Outstanding in all areas. Recommend without reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School dining Excellence
    NikonJeff
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Impeccable service - someone visited our table every few minutes, even if only to top off the water. Each course came out on time, but no sense of being rushed. Formally attired waitstaff was friendly and very helpful in navigating the menu. The food was exquisite, every course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unimpressed
    FoodandTravel
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We walked away from our dinner unimpressed. The old world charm of the restaurant is nice and the service was good. The food was average at best. The toppings on the oysters Arnaud were extremely heavy. The veal Wuhl was very disappointing. I expect veal to be fork tender, this was tough. The crawfish dish was lukewarm and fishy tasting. After many visits to New Orleans this was my first and will be my last visit to Arnaud's
    • Food
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  • WGVMEV
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The best dining experience of our four days in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Idonthave1VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was good, just not great. However, my wife had the trout almandine with sheepshead substituted for te trout and said it was the best fish dish she has ever eaten. Sorry for the ambiguity.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic NewOrleans experience
    Bobby
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Sunday Brunch with class and style and ambiance. The food, the drinks and the vibe epitomize "old New Orleans"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bulldog1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the second time we dined at Arnaud's in the last 3 months. Great value and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Manetts64
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We really enjoyed the Jazz Brunch. The food was excellent and the band was great. I recommend Arnaud's to anyone looking for extraordinary food and an even better atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A wonderful experience for jazz brunch! All was perfection! An historic icon that did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glory days are gone
    Divatraveler
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    So disappointed with our experience. Food was mediocre, drinks were not properly done. More "show" in the dining room than quality on the plate.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fine traditional creole dining
    sometimefoodies
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The soups were excellent and spoiled our palate for the gumbos served at all the tourist traps in the French Quarter. I had fish amandine and my husband the shrimp and grits. I think mine was a bit better although his had a really great sauce. We were celebrating a special occasion and this was the perfect spot for that. High quality food without being too over priced and an atmosphere that was elegant without being too stuffy or snobby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch Not to be Missed
    puffynigel
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was so fun! There was a small jazz band, the waiter Jasper (our friendly host) rocked. And all around I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic, Great find
    AverageVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent Service and Food. Great place to take a group or special person. The bread was crazy good. Just don't eat too much of it or you won't eat your dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall, excellent is the word for our total dining experience at Arnaud's! All meals were superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    Marstev
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our fish dishes were delicious! Fresh, flaky & hot! Shrimp bisque was very good too. Desserts were ok.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arnaud's
    Nola
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The overall experience was wonderful. If you go to New Orleans this is a spot you don't want to miss!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great foods, service and atmosphere. I am hard to please and I was pleased!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My daughter and I had a lovely day together, beginning with your divine brunch. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great NOLA Spot
    LoveNola
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    fabulous music and food. awesome service and surroundings The jazz brunch gives you everything New Olreans
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    MACA
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Old school New Orleans. Lovely four course brunch complete with table side jazz ensemble. Great food and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCMar
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food. Amazing waiter and great music. Truly a gem. Made our last night in New Orleans truly special. The soufflé potatoes were so amazing we had to get a second order!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    RaineVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my birthday-and our first visit to Arnauds...for years we went to Brennan's when we were in town. Though the food was good, our service was far less than I had hoped for, the tables felt crammed in and the overall feeling was one of being at a chain restaurant. Very disappointed.
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  • Major Favorite
    Brad
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    In a class all its own, if you're looking for a classic mainline New Orleans favorite, you can't beat Arnaud's. Service is always outstanding. Food quality and selection are outstanding. My crabmeat karen, with a side of asparagus, was perfect, after the shrimp arnaud starter. And, always enjoy saying hello to the owner or other family members usually there to oversee things. And, Charles does a great job as maitre'd, as did Hannibal as our waiter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Elegant, charming, a landmark
    MacNRobVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A true Classic new Orleans experience. Should definitely be on one's bucket list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best brunch in NOLA
    RemyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Everything here is special..the room, the staff, the food are all most exceptional! If you haven't gone yet? Just GO!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sept. 19, 2014
    CarolineBergen
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been to Arnaud's once before and knew I wanted to come back. The food was divine and the staff are beyond gracious. This last time, however, I was appalled at the lack of self-control exhibited by not one but two groups of people sitting next to us. Feeling the need to yell at the top of their lungs, they made certain they were the center of attention. I was trying to have a nice candlelit, romantic evening with my sweetheart and though we were sitting right next to each other, could not even hear our own conversation. For a place like Arnaud's, a place where one should be able to experience that five-star restaurant feel, this was an event that could tarnish my thoughts of returning next time unless it is corrected.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence appreciated!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've dined at Arnaud's for over 25 years and have never been disappointed! This was a wrap-up of our visit and the evening was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in New Orleans
    BrooklynBobVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A classy bar to have a drink before dinner. An elegant dining room with tuxedo clad waiters. Friendly service. Great food. It was our best meal in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, underwhelming food
    kking39
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    For the price, I had hoped for much more exciting food. The cocktails and gumbo were good, the pork tenderloin was okay (but rather boring), and the pecan pie was actively bad. It is a pleasant space and the service was very attentive. But, for the same price, I think one can find a much more delicious meal elsewhere in New Orleans.
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  • Great classic Nawlins restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great venue for Sunday brunch old style Nawlins with good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.