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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us in our festive Jazz Bistro featuring a three-piece Jazz band that plays while you dine. We offer our a la carte menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Excellent service and great food!

TL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Nola. Steaks you can cut with a butter knife.

SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Jazz Trio was wonderful. The bananas foster was amazing!!

P
Washington DC
201 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintessential New Orleans. Beautiful bistro. Fabulous service. Wonderful food. Great jazz!
Five stars.

a
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great and the service excellent.
A beautiful, historical restaurant in New Orleans. I enjoyed the jazz and vibe. The waitstaff was impeccable. The cocktails were good. However sorry to say the food was not the best.
The puff potatoes were cold, the dipping sauce congealed. The shrimp appetizer was plentiful however (to me) the sauce had a bitter taste at the end. I also had the okra which was good yet a small portion for the price. The shrimp creole was uneventful creole tomato sauce, and shrimp on a bed of rice. The other people in my party had the chicken and the crab cakes. They said it was ok yet again nothing special in taste or presentation not what we expected for the price or the hisory/reputation of Arnaud's. For desert we shared bread pudding and the chocolate bomb. The bread pudding was warm yet just served on a plate with a small amount of sauce drizzled over it. At least the chocolate bomb had whipped cream and a cherry. There was an added fee to each diner's dinner tab for the jazz for music/musicians (which I understand) however we had a late reservation so we only got to hear about 30 minutes of music. I had not been to Arnaud's in many years. I am glad we went yet a little disappointed overall compared to other dining experiences during our holiday weekend. When spending over $200 for dinner in the heart of Bourbon Street I expected more.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter’s 10th birthday and the staff treated her like a princess. An experience we will remember.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The Jazz band took frequent breaks, we heard about 10 minutes of music in 1.5 hours. The food was lackluster at best. The service was good and the staff was friendly. This is the worst fine dining experience I've had in New Orleans.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took several customers here during a recent convention to enjoy a great meal in a classic New Orleans restaurant. Order Cafe Brulo at the end of the meal for a little extra experience and fun.

RG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food outstanding! Gluten free items clearly listed! Music outstanding! Noise level perfect! Staff OUTSTANDING! Drinks outstanding! I could not have expected anything better!

VS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Great ambiance. Wish they had given us bread plates or at least swept the table of crumbs. Other than that, good food, good music.

DL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect location for a very special occasion! The music was phenomenal, and they even did table to table serenades! Everything was perfect!

b
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and excellent food. Great Jazz trio.

SL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Wonderful food, jazz and service.

RG
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience in the French Quarter! The service was outstanding and the food couldn't have been better. The Jazz musicians were friendly and accepted requests. I would highly recommend.

GS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. I didn't want to leave after our dinner. The food was delicious, loved the music. We sat near a window with a view of Bourbon Street and all that was happening there. We will definitely go back when in New Orleans again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiente muy agradable , buena comida

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Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling across country to see our grandchildren and planned a quick overnight to New Orleans and dinner at Arnaud's. It did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Ending the meal with Bananas Foster was the perfect dessert. Worth the visit.

BG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Great music - particularly with the requests at the tables for folks at dinner.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Arnaud's bistrot! Great music from the trio, delicious food (a revalation were the pommes soufflées). Also very good cocktails and we had a peak at the museum with the colorful dresses! All in all a very good night, highly recommended!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

It’s a tourist trap and the food is not very good at all. So sorry...

TC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great, the jazz trio delightful. Our waiter(s) were excellent!! And the food was absolutely delicious!!

BL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fine-dining experience! Service, very professional, attentive, polite and personable. Enjoyed the ala cart menu, the food was delicious. Wonderful dining experience enjoying the view of the people walking along Bourbon St and being entertained by the "Gumbo Jazz Trio" playing while we dined and then they strolled around the dining room taking requests. A true New Orleans experience!

NW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Dixieland jazz trio plus excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

RN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Place is nice. Great location. Music was nice but its a restaurant so here is my comment
The food was not high value. The cakes at the end were the not tasty. I would go eat in another place.

JH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little pricey but the food was excellent, best we had in NOLA....a definite must if you are visiting!

DH
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service!

MW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant and the finest people in New Orleans.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious -the wait staff were attentive without being invasive. Musicians were fun. Great overall experience!

ZS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a wonderful mix of traditional French and Creole dishes. The music was very nice and the musicians were friendly as they went around to tables to take requests. It was a very pleasant experience.

JP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience. While we were waiting for our table, Shane (Manager) offered up a tour of the building. He was really super nice and great with taking photos of our family on the balcony. We browsed the museum. Our server was Mary - she was super helpful with the menu, and it was fun to spend our time chatting with her during the meal. The Jazz was excellent, after a bit, they came around to each table and played requests which was a total surprise. The food was perfect.

F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first fine dining experience, and it was wonderful in every way. The atmosphere, service, food, wine, cocktails, and music were all great.

PF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal. Great atmosphere. The sauces, French bread, potatoes, hen and were wonderful. Crab cake was ok.

SA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jasper was amazing and Derick !!! Food delicious, highly recommended.

L
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation but had to wait for 30 minutes for our table. The food was not as promised on the almond encrusted fish, almonds on top had great flavors; not too salty; and reasonable portions.
The service was ok but not outstanding considering 10 servers on the floor. We hoped for more music but it was also short duration and not loud enough for the crowd

PT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, fabulous jazz trio! Perfect for our anniversary dinner.

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Soufflé potatoes were very underwhelming. They tasted like a dry, empty French fry. Couldn’t even taste my steak because it was drowned in a Béarnaise sauce. Service was outstanding. Jazz band didn’t start until half-way through our dinner and we were still charged the music-fee.

CS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our family's first visit to New Orleans. We were very pleased with Arnaud's. We stopped in the bar area first. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful food. The band was a perfect compliment to the room. Not too loud, just the right dixieland-style early jazz. Great experience.

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent Music thoroughly enjoyable. Musicians were excellent

CH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic oysters, and the best gumbo I’ve ever eaten. Music was a nice touch.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was not very good. The water server was very attentive but our main server never came back to check on our meals. When my sister found crab shells in her dish, I told the waiter at the end but he didn't seem to care. The fish was over done.

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