Arnaud's Jazz Bistro

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Creole
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro is the relaxed dining option of the venerable Arnaud's Restaurant.

Located next door to Arnaud's Main Dining Room, guests enjoy Dixieland Jazz and classic Creole cuisine, nightly, in this lively setting overlooking Bourbon Street ($4.00 music charge per person).

Our award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes.

Named a top New Orleans restaurant by Southern Living magazine, Arnaud’s offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.

Sunday Jazz and Brunch is served weekly in Arnaud's Main Dining Room. Reservations are required in Arnaud's Main Dining Room.

Arnaud's Jazz Bistro is one of four dining options in the Arnaud's Family. Arnaud's Jazz Bistro, Arnaud's Main Dining Room and the Arnaud's French 75 Bar are all located within one complex with entrances on Bienville Street. Remoulade, the casual side of Arnaud's (does not accept r
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AmberL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite meal out of our 4 days in New Orleans! The food, service and atmosphere was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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ErinnM
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service food and music
And museum upstairs too!

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Dan46
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed two different redfish entrees. Soufflé potatoes as a side are a must experience. And don't miss the bananas foster prepared tableside

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vipKellyD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our wait staff were amazing

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deborahw
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was good and the musicians wonderful. Unfortunately the food was less than impressive. My snapper dish was awful. The fish tasted off-like it was not fresh. While the management graciously took the charge off the bill it was disappointing. I had looked forward to our dessert of bananas foster. Problem was that the bananas were so underripe that they were hard and tasted raw. I understand you need to use a banana that won’t fall about but this was a bit much. If it wasn’t for the lovely service and music I would have given less stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Arnaud’s 50 years ago on our honeymoon. Been there many times in between. Always an impeccable experience. Thank you Arnaud’s for another perfect evening!

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LisaHK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Classic dining room feel with attentive service and excellent food. Jazz musicians roamed around to play fo the different tables. Good location in French Quarters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz musicians, food and service were a perfect trio to make an experience much more fabulous than I even expected, and I expected the food and service to be top notch. The music amped it up it all the best way! Not so loud as to impede conversation, but personal, speciali, varied and a pleasant sound level. This was our first time and will definitely be a repeat place on our list of NOLA favs!

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vipDeepfried
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Music was great while it lasted, then they went to another room. Food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Waited on Appetizers for at least 45 min, then when they figured it out the manager came and advised us we wouldn’t be paying for it... which was fine. Trout was over cooked ... Music good, wait staff wonderful, disappointed in the food.

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CathyS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience—the room was cozy and the music was great, top notch 3 piece jazz band playing requests table side. Excellent service, very friendly staff who treated customers well! Prices are high (tiniest $40 steak I’ve ever seen) but it’s all about the experience at Arnaud’s.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service. Waited 10 minutes to be greeted by server after being seated. That only occurred because we flagged a server. We left after our Oyster Bienville appetizer was served because it looked like something out of Gordon Ramseys kitchen nightmare show. We’ve never bolted between courses but we too afraid of what might be served next. Don’t eat here.

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EmmaA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with excellent service and authentic New Orleans food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday and Mardi Gras!

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vipmay515
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have been here for dinner but not brunch. Sadly the food just does not match up. Eggs Hussarde were so far below the standard set by Brennan's. Ambiance is great with music and the room is bright and sunny—just the food was below par.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but this was no 5 star place. I’d give this 4 stars for a 3 star restaurant.

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FaithJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fabulous experience. Lovely dinner, music was beautiful, atmosphere was wonderful. I would recommend this place highly.

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Toots
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The live jazz was great. Service was phenomenal. Atmosphere was just right. I highly recommend this place. Food was scrumptious. Specially the potatoes and the drinks were beyond. Can’t wait to come back!

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ColleenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the music. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An excellent dining experience. Food was excellent!

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vipBobD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th wedding anniversary for a couple who honeymooned in New Orleans. Couldn’t have been more memorable. Felt like home. - Bob Dotson, former NBC News Today Show National Correspondent

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CristinaS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It is a classic restaurant . The service is ok and the food is ok too. The restaurant is beautiful and the music is amazing. The location is good. I don’t agree that you paid for the music in your table because is part of the restaurant service.

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vipStephenb
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good jazz and good company. What more could you ask for?

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ewwiot
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

nice place for dinner or date.
we went there for the jazz... the jazz band went around to various tables but did not come close to us unfortunately. the food is a bit pricey

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great for ambiance and music, but the service isn’t what you typically get at a restaurant at the price point. Food was average.

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AKtravelguru
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The atmosphere was nice and the food tasty but our dining experience was ruined by the poor service from our waiter. First, he ignored us and I suspect his other customers since he never checked on how our food was and when we needed him several times we had to ask someone to get him because he was nowhere to be seen. My daughter was given the wrong gumbo and when we were able to get him to the table he gruffly responded "We'll just change it." That was an empty non-apologetic response. By the time she received it I was completely finished with my meal. We waited a long time after the appetizer for the rest of our meal and more than 10 minutes for a dessert menu after main dishes were cleared. When we received the bill there was an added dish we did not order. I asked it to be removed and the waiter snatched the bill from my hand again with no apology. Frankly with service like this the price of the food was not worth it. A professional waiter should be much better than he in an establishment such as Arnaud's. We went and were fine with prices for the complete dining experience but he ruined that experience and we will never return. Too many other great restaurants in New Orleans. He was the worst waiter we had during our entire stay which included all types of restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was just ok. Drinks were great!

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vipKateM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food (we ate light) and great music. We went late (9pm) so missed most of the music, as they ended @10pm. We enjoyed it while it lasted!

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SherriR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had high expectations for this infamous bistro. Service was very slow but friendly. Food was good but definitely not worth the cost. I will not return.

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LD11
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. One of our servers,Cali, was exceptional. He went above and beyond to make our dinner experience great. He was professionally friendly and enlightened us with the history of the restaurant.

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vipDavidJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food, service and the jazz trio was perfect for setting a New Orleans vibe.

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OrSha
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, the most yummy bread. The live Jazz music was an added bonus.

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ChingaderoBorracho
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We had multiple waiters...some were good, some were pushy on ordering food and some had no idea what they were doing. The quality of the food was just OK and way overpriced IMO. There are much better places to eat in NOLA. We had street performers right outside our window playing drums on 5 gallon buckets that was so loud we couldn't hear the band. When leaving one of the band members pointed towards his tip bucket...needless to say he got no tip. They have been around forever and are living on a reputation of the past. Today's standards have passed them by...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great music, great service! A must stop in NOLA

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JordiB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lots of character and ambiance, very good food, and the jazz trio was on point.

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MB85
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Fun experience with the jazz trio. The service was very good. Nice job pacing the meal and providing recommendations. I would recommend.

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vipAnneW
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to start off our New Orleans adventure! Food and service were amazing!

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AshleyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, music, and experience. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had my one year anniversary dinner at Arnaud’s Jazz Bistro and loved every part of it! Delicious food and cocktails, and the jazz trio was super fun!

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