Acadiana

4.3
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5927 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern

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About

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.
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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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Darnell Howell: (202) 525-3912
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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
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It will be missed. We certainly hope it finds a new home downtown.

CM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad we were able to enjoy one last meal at Acadiana before they closed. Thank you for the many delicious memories over the past 13 years or so. You will be missed.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel in love some years ago with Acadiana. And, have been going as much as we can. So sad to see them closing.

GH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sorry to see that Acadiana has closed. Each time we were there was filled with excellent food and great service in a fun atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nye was overpriced

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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PF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

LB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next to last night to be open. Sorry to see them go as they were a great restaurant. Great food, great service, and a great venue.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This restaurant has closed, and that is probably a good thing. I had visited this restaurant years ago and remembered the food to be good. My boyfriend and I took his son there so we could recreate our trip to New Orleans and hopefully get some great authentic new orleans-style food. Unfortunately, this place disappointed us. Granted they were closing in a week so maybe they weren't putting in as much effort. I was very disappointed.

ZD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

great ambiance, great costumer service. food is fair. great presentation and great attempts but knowing the real thing from personal experience cooking, other restaurants and eating in New Orleans, some of the main flavors are missing. Great for happy hour, appetizers (grilled oysters), drinks during sunday brunch jazz, or lunch during weekdays.

BR
Washington DC
141 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch at Acadiana was a sad occasion as they were closing in two days. We were very lucky to get a table for their final brunch. The only negative, besides this being the end, was that they were beginning to run out of some supplies, and there wasn't a tea bag in the house. Aside from that, they had everything we wanted. Two of us started with the creamy corn and crab soup and the other two had their luscious pan perdu (a wonderful French toast.) Actually, I just remembered that I treated myself to half a dozen perfect oysters on the half shell. I was too full to eat my main course, crawfish etouffe, so I took it home, and it will be dinner tonight. Although I always contended that it is a Creole dish and shouldn't be spicy, it's still delicious and I don't know where I'll get it in the future. The rest were very happy with their meals. For dessert, I got the bananas Foster ice cream, but it tasted to me of chemicals and alcohol, and I hated it. No problem. They replaced it with a finely layered cake, yellow cake with chocolate, much like Smith Island cake. Yum!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Sad to see them close!! Excellent food as always

C
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a super fine dining experience on excellent Cajun food.

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to see that the restaurant is closing. Maduro is an excellent waiter!

R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service were excellent. My husband and I have been dining here since they first opened and every meal has been wonderful along with outstanding and friendly service. Unfortunately, Acadiana is closing on 12/31/18 and we are really going to miss this restaurant, we feel as if we are losing a family member.

LR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Acadiana was amazing. I had the pork chop which was moist and flavorful. My friend had the fried catfish which was crunchy and not at all greasy. We also shared the trio of deviled eggs and the sautéed mushrooms. Service was attentive but not disruptive.

I am so sad to hear they are closing this week. I routinely recommended Acadiana to clients who were in DC for business. I hope the owners decide to re-open elsewhere (NoVa please!)

N
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My god-sister and I decided to go one last time! Surprised and disappointed that Acadiana will be closing at the end of the year. We always enjoy our experience at Acadiana. Wishing everyone the best!

t
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like, I mean, tastes like New Orleans
Extensive menu selection makes it hard to choose just one delight!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining for special birthday & Christmas. Food fabulous. Service exceptional. Came highly recommended & did not disappoint.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good as always. Sad to see them go!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to see you go! Lots of good memories at Acadiana. Always have fabulous food and excellent service. Thanks and good luck!

OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We are sad it will be closing! We continued to enjoy the dishes and the service.

r
Raleigh
241 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Acadiana has been a great place to have lunch or a group dinner. Sad to see it close. I hope they move somewhere in DC - many of us will follow!

H
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for making my coworker’s retirement gathering a success.

S
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have enjoyed this resturant over the years and sad to see that it is closing on 12/31. I am glad that I could dine there one last time for my birthday. I have always had a good experience at the resturant. I wish the Acadiana resturant family best wishes!!!

PA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. Very sorry to hear they are closing down due to building renovations and big jump in the rent. Sounds like they may pop back up somewhere else, but I'll miss their great Cajun recipes! Best roast duck I have ever had! Get there soon. Closing at the end of the year.

F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was the second time I've eaten at Acadiana and it was as good as the first time. The bread for the Po boy sandwich is flown in from NOLA. The music was really loud at lunch so we asked that it be turned down and it was (the speaker was right over our table.) I asked if the rice could be served on the side of my jambalaya and it was. Our server was very responsive and personable.

P
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really hate to see Acadiana close! I have taken my staff to Acadiana for lunch on special events. We always had wonderful times there. I have also had my Thanksgiving dinners catered by Acadiana. I will miss you very much!

RB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my husband here for his 79th birthday; everything about the outing was wonderful, and he's still talking about the food and service.

JB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

going to miss them soooooooooooo much!!!! everything was always spot on

NY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I'm so glad I was able to go before the closing. Always great food and fun.

NB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants...I will miss this place!!!

RF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Everything was great but the chicken that was didnt taste very well, dry.

AW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and hate ghat it’s closing. We went for one last brunch and was not disappointed. The duck was fabulous as were the oysters (iced and broiled). I wanted to lick my plate after the pecan tart. Just lovely...

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please find a new locations. I have patronized and love your dishes and the ambiance since 2005. Acadiana present needs to be here in DC. I have 2 weeks left to enjoy and definitely be there to shut it down Dec 31st.

KH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will miss Acadiana so much! It was a go to spot for me!

MB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious, so sad they're closing. Happy we were able to try the brunch out before they closed.

G
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, although the doberge cake was pretty pedestrian with any lemon flavor it might have had overwhelmed by a surfeit of chocolate. It really should be a round layer cake with not quite as many layers. The service was attentive, unobtrusive, and congenial - could not have been more "user-friendly." Great jazz, too. Sorry to see it close and hoping it finds another location, and soon.

TD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in the service was exceptional. I ordered the duck that I get every time I go to Acadiana

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant closing 😖😖😖

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