Acadiana

4.6
5877 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Acadiana offers the flavors, culture and the warmth of the seductive southern region. They offer the perfect balance of the old and new...taking advantage of the rich bounty found in the Mississippi Delta, Bayous and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday Supper 5:00pm-9:00pm.
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Phone number
(202) 408-8848
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeff Tunks/Brant Tesky
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
k street
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Parking details
Valet parking begins at 5:30pm every evening of business as well as Sunday afternoon beginning at 11:00am, up until the close of the restaurant. Valet Price is $10 per car. Valet is located at the intersection of 9th & K Streets (due to one-way streets guests must approach from 9th Street heading south then turn right onto K Street)
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Public transit
Closest Metro is Gallery Place Chinatown on the Yellow, Green and Red Lines. Washington Circulator bus stops directly in front of restaurant on the New York Avenue Side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For all your private entertaining, the light and elegant interior of Acadiana has a variety of flexible options. We have two private dining rooms that combined, can accommodate up to 175. Custom 3-4 course menus begin at $40/person. An array of passed hors d’oeuvres is also available.

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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Acadiana, always one of my favorites! So sad they are closing, hope they turn up someplace else sometime soon.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Our server was very helpful in answering questions and making excellent recommendations. Loved the food!

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food amazing ...service slow

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious. Fine dining with being stuffy. Washington DC prices, so not cheap but not excessive. Party of 4 all ordered different items. All superb. Great menu variety. High quality meals. Service a little slow due to crowds. Bar area not sound separate from dining. Loud group at bar disrupted ambience. Restaurant could use a glass/plastic divider between bar and restaurant. Highly recommend.

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EW
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited vegetarian options. Food was oversalted and raviolis were so thick as to be uncomfortably chewy and dense.

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NJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Acadiana never disappoints, which is why I am sad that they will be closing at the end of the year. I have dined at this restaurant countless times and each time the food quality and taste has been exceptional and consistent. The wait staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The cajaun-creole inspired menu makes this place a unique gem in DC.

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t
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm definitely sad to see Acadiana close it has an amazing Creole feel and the food is amazing.

I love the charboiled oysters, BBQ duck with greens and dirty rice as well as the strawberry martini.

I hope they open back up next year in DC in a new location.

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OT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very disappointed that Acadiana is closing! Most hopeful it will reopen elsewhere in DC at a less expensive building. Acadiana is the only authentic southwest Louisiana style cuisine restaurant in Washington- don’t leave!

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ES
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were very disappointed mainly at the quality of the food.
The gumbo didn’t taste right, it was so bland, gumbo should not be bland.
The signature dish of bbq shrimp was awful. The shrimp were definitely the cheaper kind. It also tasted over cooked and mushy. It almost seemed as if this dish was pre made, because the shrimp looked like it didn’t have the flavors of the sauce properly infused into them.
Over all we’ve noticed a big decline in the quality of the food here.
What a shame! This was our favorite restaurant in DC. But I guess times change.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Plus - SALAD was surprisingly good - highlight for both of us - with excellent homemade salad dressing, well balanced, and very fresh ingredients. Service was efficient and adequately attentive.

Minus - Gumbo was good for commercial (versus homemade), but was served barely lukewarm :-(, beignet was heavy and slightly gummy, decor was a bit dated

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this restaurant and I'm so sad they're closing. Where else am I going to find the best charbroiled oysters in D.C.? Also very good shrimp and grits and roasted brussels sprouts.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my dear friend’s birthday. Acadiana is one of our favorite DC restaurants and the noise level isn’t too high for conversation. We ordered drinks then the charbroiled oysters. For entrees, we ordered the swordfish special and catfish entree. It was all really tasty. The birthday boy wanted the lemon bread pudding for dessert. Lemon and blueberry is a delicious pairing.

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MM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific restaurant. I’m totally bummed that they are closing at the end of this month!

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here for lunch during a conference at a nearby hotel. The service and food were wonderful. It is such a shame that it will be closing next month, hopefully it will relocate somewhere close. The shrimp and grits were amazing@

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EO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I was so sad to hear that it will be closing at the end of the year. But I am glad that I was able to enjoy another nice dinner here. My boyfriend had never been to the restaurant, so I was happy that we were able to enjoy Acadiana together before they close.

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C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious dishes but not quite New Orleans Commodore caliber. The 3 soup sampler was enjoyable and lite. The entree BBQ shrimp underwhelmed and I was still hungry. So I had dessert. I never had lemon bread pudding with blueberry ice cream before and it was yummy but safe. The Bartender was terrific. The Basil Belle uses Old Toms and fresh basil. The place was rocking on Sunday night.

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EO
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tony took amazing care of us! The entire meal and attention to detail was exemplary.

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VA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has a great time, the live jazz was enjoyable and the food was fabulous. Sunday Brunch is highly recommended

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D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner and fantastic service by Garrett. Sorry to hear they are closing. Hope they relocate!

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RC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!!

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LD
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every visit to Acadiana, over the past 10 or more years, has been a positive experience, and leaves us wanting more. The spot-on service, food, and especially the crispy and delicious roasted duck, is always worth a return visit. We will be back!

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MC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, one of the best dinners I’ve had, ever (and I eat a lot). Our food was incredible as was our server, Oscar.
He had excellent recommendations and was very attentive. It was my friend’s last night in DC and this was a perfect farewell. Definitely coming back.

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TM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good place for brunch. Always room at the bar for drinks until your late friends arrive!

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g
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food and drinks. Restaurant/hostesses were extremely accommodating. Live jazz music was a great touch. Our server was kind, although everything we ordered took FOREVER to come. I mean, an uncomfortably long time. Not sure if she just had too many tables or the kitchen/bar were that backed up, but we found ourselves frustrated waiting for food and to pay the tab. Would still try the brunch again.

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CG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Third time for Sunday jazz brunch, which is a good value, fun atmosphere. Food and service usually a tad better than this visit -- charbroiled oysters were delicious, but pork boudin balls had too heavy a hand with the parmesan crust, which overpowered. Bacon was greasy and very smoky flavor so avoid if you don't care for that. Shrimp and grit cake was good -- they're generous with the shrimp and cook it perfectly. Pecan tart was super sweet and runny. Waitress made herself fairly invisible; we would have sent the bacon back if she had checked to see how our meal was.
Musicians were great, and Acadiana is a very pretty, festive restaurant.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome but I wanted to see the band . They have them.set up behind the door.

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TK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Service is awesome. Offers a diverse menu to satisfy any palate!

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a marvelous time. Great food, drinks and ambiance. Would recommend it again and again. My friends are still talking about it 3 days later!

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AP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten dinner and had cocktails several time and fine the drinks unique and the food is consistently excellent.

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Acadiana is my go-to for out of town guests - especially for brunch!
This creole food is tasty, with the right amount of spice, and with great portions - I always need to take some of my meal to-go! They don't skimp on anything from the food to the drinks to the friendly service. Brunch is great for the value and the live band.
I have never been disappointed at Acadiana! I love this place!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All was great. Sat at the bar and ate to avoid the noise.

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DC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was very personable. Food was good.

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B
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, great service, great location near the convention center. A little loud for a detailed business meal but the food and service more than makes up for it! Fifth time I’ve been to a trade show here, but 14th time to eat here. My customers are always impressed!

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MH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific wild mushroom ravioli as a starter, followed by pan-roasted crisped duck breast that was perfectly done, accompanied by dirty rice and collard greens. The lemon bread pudding with blueberry compote was quick good, but the blueberry ice cream accompanying it didn't have sufficient flavor. That was the only part of the meal that was disappointing.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed finding this restaurant. I loved the decor and the wide open feeling of space. The tables were spaced well and we felt we had privacy for our evening. We LOVE seafood and we wanted a bit more quiet evening for our last night in DC. The waiter was helpful and was there when we needed him. Our food was excellent and we were very happy with our choices. The oysters were perfect. We will be back on our next visit to DC.

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HD
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so great at this restaurant that my business colleagues and I came back for seconds. I'm not a fish fan, but I cannot say no to fried Southern catfish. You get two really big pieces of fish with hoppin john and sweet potatoes. I ordered a side of collard greens which were fantastic. My friend ordered the red snapper and it was so good he ordered it again the second night. The second night, I ordered a dinner of sides -- collard greens, red beans and rice, gumbo and roasted brussel sprouts. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you are staying at the Marriott Marquis downtown. It is literally just a one block walk to the restaurant.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The barbecue shrimp was great and the crab cake was unique . The service was great and I will be back again .

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! Everything was excellent, no complaints whatsoever.

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my best friend here for her Birthday Brunch and we absolutely loved it. The food was amazing, and service was fantastic. The birthday menu for my best friend was a surprising and wonderful gesture. Highly recommend for a great Sunday Brunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat! Food was so good! Get the duck entree and the turtle soup!

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