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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, 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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (44)
Fit for Foodies (41)
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Business Meals (39)
Authentic (29)
Comfort Food (29)
Romantic (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Brunch (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Cozy (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Casual (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Fun (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Live Music (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Spicy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

The brunch was very enjoyable. The service was great and we didn’t feel rushed at all. The prefix course will definetly have you full

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Always reliable. The duck is one of my favorite dishes in DC.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Our waiter was great but I forgot his name. The food recommendations were great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

For Sunday brunch service was slow but not out of the norm for the high volume of customers. My friend had a few dishes that were under seasoned, but the waitress was very accommodating (offering substitutions etc). The prefixe menu was a good deal, but I'll probably avoid those underseasoned dishes.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Bourbon Lemonade 🙌🏾
Biscuits with pepper jelly 🙌🏾
Shrimp 🍤 and Grits 👍🏾
Beignets 👌🏾

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. I would go back again any time I am in the DC area.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great gumbo. I requested and received a quieter area . So nice to be able to hear each other!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Anniversary brunch

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I ordered the catfish and slaw main course and received deep fried breading. There was no fish there at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Cajun and New Orleans cooking - the menu is diverse enough for a wide array of choices is the cajun/southern cuisine. Corn and blue crab soup you could drink from a vat. Jambalaya is so good.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Outstanding staff; lunch favorites include crawfish etouffe (neat enough for a formal business lunch) and cochon d’lait (sloppy yet delicious).

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great meal, excellent service and reasonable prices describe this well-located restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A friend and I had a wonderful experience here. Everything was delicious.. we had Charbroiled Oysters, Shrimp & Grits and Beignets for dessert. Very authentic and flavorful. The jazz was the perfect touch as well, not intrusive but enjoyable. Great experience here all around!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was better than average. The service was good. There was a jazz trio playing but they were hard to hear. This the experience was not what I had hoped. I picked Acadiana for the Jazz Brunch. I enjoyed the brunch would have liked more jazz.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Acadiana is my favorite restaurant. This was my first visit for dinner as I usually go for brunch. Very cozy and peaceful. My name was printed on my menu with a birthday message, nice touch!
Our coffee could have been hotter along with the fried green tomatoes but the overall food was delicious. Still my #1 restaurant in D.C.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Go back every chance I get. The roast duck was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The lemon hand pies were creamy and sweet. Can’t say enough good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

From start to finish everything was on point. The barrel aged Manhattan's, the turtle soup, and the charbroiled oysters were all a great start. Service was attentive and happy, unusual for .any DC restaurants, and we wanted for nothing.

The duck is just flat out awesome and the veal and grits give it a run for its money. Desert and cordial rounded out the evening unrushed and delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing all around!!! Food was outstanding as always and service was on point. Brittany took such good care of us!!! Would recommend to anyone wanting some real Cajun Creole Cuisine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Brunch was phenomenal. Food was good. Service was better. And the Jazz was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Acadiana was tremendous as usual. It is our favorite restaurant in Washington, DC area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the very few restaurants in the DMV that offers authentic, original, Creole-style, Nawlins food that you will keep coming back for. The service was great and the location is easy to get to. The restaurant is spacious and can accommodate all size groups.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was tasteless and the service was mediocre for the high prices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall dining experience was good. The food was delicious, the server was friendly, and the restaurant has a good ambience. My only issue is how long it took to get out food out. We were heading to an event at 11 p.m. so I figured a 9:30 reservation/ 1.5 hours was more than enough time to eat and get there. Unfortunately we didn't get it appetizers until 45 minutes after we sat down, so that threw us off schedule off the bat. I ended up having to leave my friends and skip dessert so that I could check in at the 11pm event. The food I had was tasty and the waiter has handsome and a fun spirit, so I'll let the delay slide 😉

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were so disappointed with our dining experience at Acadiana on New Year's Eve night. The service was pleasant, but very slow. Even the alcoholic beverage service was tortoise-paced.
Food delivery was slow, and after-dinner coffee was served cold. Key, favored menu items were removed from the special holiday menu, and that was disappointing--understandable, but disappointing. While the signature etouffee was delicious, the crispy duck was over salted and the accompanying greens were overly sweet.
The trout was mediocre, and the sweet tea creme brulee was trying too hard to be special, when the regular creme brulee is exquisite. I'm not sure what happened on New Year's Eve, but I certainly hope that in 2018 Acadiana returns to its normal status of excellent cuisine in Washington, DC.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The music and atmosphere were lively, but the service was dismissive and the food mediocre. My son's fish and chips tasted off but the desserts and fresh biscuits were tasty. For the price, though, I would not recommend the experience to my friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for the Sunday Jazz during brunch. Husband and I are fans of Joe Brotherton and Elijah Easton and we knew the music would be outstanding! But we didn't know how scrumptious Acadiana's food would be. Perfect - We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Arcadiana is my go to spot for Sunday brunch. The bottomless Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's make for a festive time. The entree price includes appetizer, and dessert. I hade the veal and grits which was supreme. Grits were fresh, spicy, and the veal well braised and delicious. My companions enjoyed shrimp and grits and the eggs benedict all of which came to the table hot and ready to enjoy. The appetizers including the Boudain Balls were especially flavorful. Want a great spot for brunch with live jazz, a friendly crew and a clever and thoughtful chef? This is your place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great late dinner downtown.
Service was excellent. Fun knowledgeable waitress gave good advice.
Flavorful dishes without being over seasoned or overdone.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service here is always prompt, courteous, and friendly. The Cajun nature of the cuisine seems to emphasize salt, sometimes too much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The quality of the food has really declined here in the past few years. Soups were good but entrees were poor. Crab cakes were mushy and reds fish was tasteless with poor presentation. Desserts were terrible. Restaurant was only 1/3 full but Manager insisted on sitting us in back by noisy kitchen with ugly view even though we insisted on sitting in main dining room. We were told that this was more fair to their servers and allocation of resources. We were told to take it or leave it. Very rude. They were understaffed and it showed. I will never go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Restrooms are clean. Service was excellent. Drinks were delivered immediately after ordering . Food was on the table within 15 minutes of ordering. Waiter appeared every time a glass was half empty to see if we wanted more. I planned on trying the shrimp and grits to compare with Miss Shirley's version but ordered the bbq cobia special. The rice was hearty and delicious. The fish was firm and flavorful. I would have preferred less bbq sauce but overall, excellent. My husband ordered crab cakes and collards. Both were meaty and seasoned to perfection. Again, a little more sauce than I'd like but my husband loves sauce on everything so they were fine to him. The collards and rice sides were outstanding. They'd be a great meal on their own.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Have never had a bad experience at Acadiana.and this was no exception. I work in the same building complex and frequent it and this was with my AA for Christmas lunch.

Wonderful taste and service

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I was a little disappointed that a man was annoying me while sitting at the bar waiting for my family.

It was somewhat scary

Natalie Durham on 12/19/2017

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This my first visit in a few years. The restaurant has held up very well. The regional specialties were very good, service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We dined here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The food was excellent. The spiced shrimp were not spicy at all, but the richness of cocktail sauce made up for the lack of spice. The charbroiled oysters were to die for! The service was also impeccable!!!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

What horrible service!! We were seated for 15 minutes before anyone came to help us. The biscuits were hard, dry, and cold. Our server literally sat down at the bar and ate without giving us or tab. My friend had to go to the bar and get our checks. I love the food at Acadiana. But I will not be back because the service is that bad.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is my second time to Acadiana. Don't be intimidated by the bent towards seafood. I have seafood allergies and have always had a delicious meal. The veal is wonderful. If you do not want to eat meat, consider putting together a meal of sides.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had an awesome experience...can't wait to go back!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My first time at this restaurant and it is now one of my favorites! I was dining solo, and was greeted warmly from the moment I arrived. The server had wonderful suggestions and I put myself in her hands. My only regret is that I wasn't able to try everything!

Highly recommend the char-broiled oysters. You'll want to dip the delicious French bread into the sauce! She also recommended the deviled eggs so I'll try those on my next visit.

Next was the BBQ shrimp prepared in the traditional Louisiana style. Once again, the sauce was spectacular --and there's bread, too! The shrimp were cooked perfectly and were generously sized. They do come with their heads (and tails) on but they're easily removed.

Of course I was stuffed but had to try the pecan tart. Amazing dessert!

An excellent meal, with top-notch friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend and can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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