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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (69)
Business Meals (52)
Special Occasion (52)
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Fit for Foodies (48)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Comfort Food (39)
Romantic (38)
Casual (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Authentic (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Great for Brunch (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Cozy (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Spicy (15)
Live Music (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Seasonal (10)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 11, 2010

Great atmosphere! They have a nice little jazz combo playing in the background while you enjoy the best creole food outside of Louisiana. The "Grillades and Grits" is succulent and delicious and the blood orange mimosas (25 cents each) are to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2010

The food was very good, as usual. Our waiter, Moe, was wonderful. Informative, friendly, and there when he was needed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2010

We were extremely disappointed with the food - very bland and not at all reflective of New Orleans cuisine. It was overpriced and for the money, there are plenty of other great restaurants we'll visit instead.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2010

My overall experience at Acadiana was very positive-from the warm greeting from the Maitre d', the very helpful bartender and the waitstaff to the outstanding food and drinks. I was not familiar with the cuisine, and I liked it very much. The bartender and the waitstaff helped me navigate the menu in a very nice way. Acadiana is great from happy hour, dinner, and brunch, etc. It's got a lot to offer. I am always looking for a unique place to entertain and bring friends on various occasions and Acadiana is it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 9, 2010

It was our first time at Acadiana and hopefully will not be our last. The ambience was awesome and definitely fell under the Romantic category...very special. Service was awesome and the food and drink we had was amazing. From appetizer to entree to dessert...did not disappoint! Would definitely recommend to friends and when back in DC will definitely consider going ther again! One of those 'Finds' that you hang onto for a long time! Bon Apetit!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2010

GREAT restaurant for food lovers!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2010

Bar service was very slow as compared to other times. It wasn't like there was a big crowd in the bar area. It took, what seemed like, a long time to get acknowledgment from a bartender that we were there, and then the drinks and food were slow in coming. Once we were seated at our table, not surprising, drinks were slow in coming.

The food, as always, was excellent, and the bar area service I will consider to be a bad day.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2010

I've been to Acadiana several times and have been consistently impressed. The food there reflects the cuisine of one of my favorite places: New Orleans. And they do it spectacularly. The seafood is very fresh and well seasoned. The jambalaya has the right amount of kick. I recommend it without hesitation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 5, 2010

The food is delicious and the portion size is great for anyone that might be watching their waistline. The menu items are diverse, there is something for everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2010

Our Easter day brunch was excellent - both service and food! The fresh biscuit basket with pepper jelly/butter was a great way to start the meal. All of us ordered something different - from appetizer to entree and not a complaint from anyone! The beignets for dessert were a wonderful reminder of New Orleans and the chocolate alligators with the bill were a smart and tasty way to close out a great experience. We are looking forward to a return visit very soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2010

We went here for brunch on Easter Sunday. It was the Mardi Gras brunch, ironically enough. It was good food, the eggs benedict were good, as was the tilapia. The desserts were awesome - the pecan tartlet in particular. There was live jazz, which certainly many people enjoy, but we were initially seated right next to the trio, and it was too loud to hear each other talk. After being moved, it was nice enough. The waiter was particularly inattentive though.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 3, 2010

We had an 8:00 reservation and were seated immediately. It was a Saturday evening and was quite noisy. Our server was knowledgable about the menu and wine list and made a great wine recommendation. The food was very good and so was the pace of its arrival until dessert. It took about an hour from the time we ordered dessert until the time our check was presented. Our server was busy but I did not feel neglected until about 2/3 of the way through the meal; he seemed to ignore us after pulling out of his busy period.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 3, 2010

The food was excellent but the service was a little inattentive: did not explain the menu well; left the bread basket and plates on an over crowded table, etc. (although the wait staff servicing the table near us seemed very good). Notwithstanding the lapses in service, we would definitly go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 3, 2010

I can't gush enough about this place. You have a regular customer out of me, that's for sure! The prices may be a little up there, but the portions were huge, and the drink menu was fantastic. Get the beignets!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2010

Food was pretty good. I was steered in the wrong direction by our more VERY assertive waitress (read: while we appreciate hearing opinions of waitstaff--that's not license to talk down your menu or be abrasive--ALSO who doesn't know what a dark and stormy is?!). The appetizers/salads were actually better than the entrees. That was sad. The drinks on the other hand were fabulous! Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. We had a rather large group--6 people--so maybe that's what made the service less than fab.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2010

My night and meal were all that I have come to expect from Acadiana.The food was excellent, the wine superb and the service above reproach. The atmosphere was romantic without being overbearing. As an upscale establishment it is a pleasant and rare to find it "kid friendly". It made it possible to enjoy a special meal and have a child with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2010

My wife and I enjoyed the dining experience and will continue to frequent Acadiana.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 1, 2010

Acadiana had a very New Orleans feel. The dishes were right out of Louisiana and artfully prepared. Our table was a bit close to the kitchen and definitely too close to the two tables on either side of us. We felt like the six of us could have had one conversation instead of three separate ones. The service was good, if not exceptional. Overall, a very pleasant evening, but not a remarkable one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2010

We went for happy hour (in the bar area only). They had discounted drinks ($5 Specialty Cocktails $5 and selected wines, $4 all 12 oz. draft beer), and all bar food was half-priced.

The drinks were tasty, and we shared 4 small plates, all of which were quite good:
- smoked chicken and andouille sausage gumbo
- fried green tomatoes
- raw oysters on the half shell
- asparagus salad

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2010

This was my first time here. We has made a reservation due to my mother visiting from out of town. It was nice out so we requested to be seated outside. The food was wonderful (cooked well, nicely presented) as was the service. Desert was defiantly my favorite part.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2010

We had lunch. It was great -- interesting and moderately priced. But their muffaletta was not in the same league as those in New Orleans. But this is Washington! It was fine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 28, 2010

I highly reccomend this restaurant for brunch and dinner for any size party. The food is always spectacular and service is equally great. Anyone can find something delectable on their southern inspired menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2010

The most authentic Cajun food we've had outside New Orleans. The staff has always been gracious and attentive to us and our children. Marti gras brunch is our favorite. It's a great way to sample the diverse offerings, and the $1 mimosas and bloody marys are nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2010

It was my fiance's birthday and the staff took care of us from start to finish. From a comfy booth to a special 'Happy Birthday' menu, it was special from beginning to end.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2010

Food was good but not worth the hype and way over-priced. I probably won't return unless someone else is paying.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2010

My Husband and I went to Acadiana for our First Wedding Anniversary. From the minute we walked in the door, we received outstanding service. They truly rolled out the Red Carpet for us and made us feel very special. The Food was excellent as well as the service. I would suggest dinning at Acadiana for any occasion and we can't wait to visit again!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2010

It was a birthday and they remembered and gave a free dessert. Our waiter made several recommendations which were wonderful and were not the most expensive items as is usually the case. The wine list had several moderately priced bottles of wine which I greatly appreciate. All in all it was a lovely evening. Plan to go soon for my friend's birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2010

We first lucked out by being placed in a quiet area that obviously befitted our desires, which greatly enhanced our enjoyment. My Sazarac was wonderfully smooth and redolent of the right tastes and aromas to set me back in New Orleans, and the meal kept us on a pretty high note throughout. The combo of scallops and pork belly on the main dish menu worked quite well. The veal and grits was piquant and satisfying. One warning -- the bread pudding is not of the hearty New Orleans type redolent of bourbon that I much prefer. It was light, vanilla-flavored, and left me with only a plain vanilla experience. Fortunately, the coffee was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2010

Food was great and more importantly, service was EXCELLENT. This was my second time here and we'll definitely be back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2010

The service was pleasant and efficient and the food was delicious. I had been to this restaurant before for happy hour (last Friday I went for lunch) and on both occasions had a pleasant experience. The biscuits are delicious...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2010

Acadiana is a Washingtonian Magazine top 100 restaurant and the first one we've been to where the food disappointed. The signature dish "new orleans style barbeque shrimp" was not special, just shrimp in some insipid sauce accompanied by a small loaf of supermarket bread. The gumbo was likewise uninspiring, spicy it was not. The ambiance was disappointing too, looked like a 1980's hotel dining room with a big sports bar. It was busy so they must be doing something right, but I couldn't figure out what it was.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2010

seems hit or miss, sometimes service very good, sometimes nonexistent. Menu pretty limited, heard about specials one day and that they never had specials the next.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2010

A great dining experience! The jalepeno grits and deviled eggs were amazing. The entree selections are always excellent as well. And the service here is always superb. Another great dinner at Acadiana!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2010

The food and service was excellent. Our waiter, Henry was very attenative and quite charming!! We celebrated a dear friend's birthday and the staff did everything they could to make it special.... (the menu had her name on it and her favorite dessert was presented on a beautfully decorated birthday plate.
Thank you for a fabulous evening..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2010

Interesting menu with something for everyone. Excellent biscuits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2010

The food, service, and overall atmosphere was great. Acadiana was highly recommended by a co-worker and I'm glad I took his advice. If you are looking for good food and a nice ambiance to impress your significant other this is a great place to do so.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2010

A brunch is not the best way to initially evaluate a restaurant. Will return later for an evening meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2010

Acadiana is the best Nawlins food you can find in the DC area!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2010

I love this restaurant! The brunch on Sunday was delicious and the 25 cent Mimosas were fabulous. I had roasted oysters for my appetizer, grillades and grits for my entree, and the pecan tart for dessert. Everything was wonderful. The service was prompt and friendly, and the live jazz playing in the background was the icing on the cake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2010

The whole dining experience was fantastic and delicious. The menu was very reasonably priced for the quality of food we received (about $100 for a bottle of wine, an appetizer, 2 dinners, and a dessert - all amazing). Cahrbroiled Oysters are a very high recommendation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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