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About Acadiana

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.

901 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
k street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 408-8848

Website:
http://www.acadianarestaurant.com/acadiana.html

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)

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.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Tunks/Brant Tesky

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
They offer one private room accommodating 100 or two rooms accommodating 60 and 40. They also have semi-private space for events up to 15 guests.

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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.

Acadiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (47)
Business Meals (46)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
Comfort Food (39)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Romantic (32)
Casual (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Authentic (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Great for Brunch (25)
Cozy (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Spicy (12)
Live Music (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

I make it a point to always go there when I am in DC. I enjoy the food and the service is always great and it is quiet

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time as usual. I am a constant fan. It's almost like being in the Big Easy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, closest thing to New Orleans cuisine in Washington DC

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Acadiana never disappoints. Deliciously prepared food, with great wine list and recommended parings. I never have to wait, get the red carpet treatment from always friendly, welcoming hosts/hostesses, and highly trained servers never make me wait for anything at the table either. Great if you are meeting old friends and need to be able to hear to catch up!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nicely cooked and friendly helpful staff, pleasant atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been numerous times and the food is always good. This time though the jazz band is way too much noise in the small venue. The drums echo and we were sitting at other side of restaurant and visiting with family from out of town. Our service was awful. I never got asked to refill my coffee and always had to hunt the waiter down. We didn't even realize the brunch special is three courses, something been nice to know as we sat down or were told about when being told about the special of the day. I would say this was my worse experience at the restaurant and felt embarrassed to bring my family who never travel to Washington DC here for brunch.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was in town an had time for a dinner, so I thought I'd try this Cajun restaurant, as I had planned for many years already.
The appetizer etouffe was more a gumbo. Nicely spiced but the crawfish were quite chewy. The pork chop was nicely smoked but dry.
We got a seat in the back (on the way to restroom/banquet hall and in front of the kitchen window... probably because I came with a little one. That was quite hectic there. But the restaurant itself appeared to be hectic an noisy as well.
No need to come back for me (should have gone to R.T.'s instead...)

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves very much at Acadiana. The food was good and our waiter Rob was very attentive!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always, excellent. Acadiana never disappoints. One of my favorites.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I love Acadiana! I try to schedule all of my business lunches at Acadiana.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It has been a while since we had the opportunity to enjoy Acadiana - and it certainly did not disappoint. Great Brunch! We had eggs benedict, Acadiana benedict, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, French toast, and Shrimp Etouffee and it was all wonderful!! $5 cocktails were great!
Service was spectacular.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waitress was a bit hit-or-miss, but food was delicious. Pork boudin balls appetizer is sooo, sooo good, and shrimp and grits is full of flavor (and shrimp! Acadiana is NOT stingy with the shrimp!!) Fried green tomatoes were a mushy disappointment, though. If you go for the fun jazz brunch, ask to sit in the back of the restaurant if you want to have and hear conversation over the music, because it's pretty loud (but fun)

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and service was very good. Without asking, the server staff filled water glasses and took empty plates away. The biscuits provide at the start of dinner were very good and when we inquired about them, the staff provided us with additional ones. Since the occasion was a celebration of our 42nd wedding anniversary, the ambiance was important. It was quiet and romantic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service from our server JP. Others who served us were just as outstanding. Had wanted to go to this restaurant for quite awhile and I can say it was well worth the wait. The experience was made even better by it being my birthday.and the staff made sure to recognize the occasion by specially designing my desert plate. I highly recommend Acadiana for great authentic Cajun cuisine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I’ve been to Acadiana a few times over the years, and the food is pretty consistent. My mom was with me, however, and it was her first time. Mauro, our server, was also great! Super friendly, and not overbearingly so; made awesome recommendations for my mom; and, quite hospitable.

Offering traditional Louisiana (New Orleans) dishes, you can’t go wrong with any of the options on the menu—honestly. Even better, the prices are pocket friendly. I’ll be back soon!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Consistently excellent. Favorite restaurant in Washington DC.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was disappointed that their online menu was not what was available. I was so eager for Jambalaya by authentic chefs. It was not a menu option when I arrived. The food was good but not amazing. Loud and crowded environment. Dessert was equisite...I recommend the bread pudding.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Being from Louisiana, I can be picky about restaurants saying they serve Louisiana food. Everything we got was delicious: gumbo, duck, veal, grits. I can’t wait to go back. Service was great too. Our waiter was great about making recommendations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I visit DC about three or four times a year and always try to squeeze in a dinner at Acadiana! I love the NOLA barbecue shrimp, the bourbon and wine selections! This time didn’t disappoint. I’ll be back next time because I’ll get to DC again before I get to NOLA!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. The wait staff is excellent, the food is delicious, and they always acknowledge the special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing and Alice was great, she had the best recommendations and was super professional!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great time, the band was good and the food was excellent. Sat at the bar, it was a little busy so it took a second to get service but once he made it over to us, the bartender was exceptional.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We’ave been to Acadiana on several occasions, and we always love it. I had the crab cakes and, as usual, they were delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've eaten here several times, always a treat. Great service and top notch Cajun/Creole. Gumbo is consistently a good starter. Any of the main dishes are winners. My favorite is the expertly blackened Redfish.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Special recognition to our host/waiter. He did an outstanding job!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food as always. Definitely a staple in downtown DC!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great time with a friend, comfortable booth, elegant dining room without being too fancy or stuffy, attentive and helpful and timely service from a nice and informed server. Great bourbon/rye list for me, and my friend was pleased with the by-the-glass wine selections. Delicious oysters and amazing crab cakes. Back again sometime, for sure.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food is always good--shrimp and grits got rave reviews

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The overall meal was delightful as always, however the server that tended my table was regretful. Her performance and cameo appearances at my table made me question my choice of venue for the evening.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Convenient to my hotel and decided to give it a try. Excellent authentic food made me feel like I was in the heart of the French Quarter. Food was well-seasoned, but not spicy hot. Wines were limited to California and France, but nice selections.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very enjoyable Cajun food. Place to go if like that type of cuisine.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My first time was thoroughly enjoyable. The service is excellent and the food was quite tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good quality and tasty food. I spent my Summers in Natchitoches, LA so it was nice to see the meatpies on their menu. The ambiance is fantastic. The duck is more than filling. The crab cakes are on the small side but slightly tall and full of meat. Your sides are just enough to make you want to order extra. All in all it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The area was very nice. Unfortunately, the food was not up to the price charged.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always enjoy dining here. The crab and corn chowder is amazing but this time I tried the charbroiled oysters and they were phenomenal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Better than ever. Excellent Cobia special and swordfish entree.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This restaurant served the best and most creative Cajun food that I've had north of New Orleans.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our business dinner at Acadiana was perfect. Everyone loved the food, service and ambiance. There were so many different choices and even those who went out of their comfort zone were pleasantly surprised. Great choice overall!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

I enjoyed the Shrimp and grits. It was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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