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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.
Washington, DC 20001
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
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.
Jeff Tunks/Brant Tesky
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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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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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