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Arnaud's Jazz Bistro, New Orleans, LA

Arnaud's Jazz Bistro

4.5
4.5
942 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro is the relaxed dining option of the venerable Arnaud's Restaurant. Located next door to Arnaud's Main Dining Room, guests enjoy classic Creole cuisine in this lively setting, overlooking Bourbon Street, featuring a three-piece jazz band for an additional $6.00 per person. Named a top New Orleans restaurant by Southern Living magazine, Arnaud’s offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience. A Sunday Jazz Brunch is served weekly in Arnaud's Main Dining Room (Reservations Recommended).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 523-5433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tommy Digiovanni

  • Private party facilities

    Arnaud's is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner or a rollicking party. Each of our 13 private dining rooms is exquisitely appointed. The rooms and two private balconies, can accommodate events for 12 to 220 guests and can be reserved individually or together.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Drury: (504) 523-0611

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Bourbon Street

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking at Premium Parking Lot (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 942 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Hot spot

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Hot spot

  • New Orleans

    Creole

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  1. TR

    TerriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant. Excellent service. Outstanding delicious dinner.
  2. TI

    ThisIsWhyImFat

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This will always be my favorite restaurant. Have been four times in the last year alone and it’s been an A+ experience every time. Recently had friends in town and went to Antoine’s and Galatoire’s- both of which I consider comparable on the surface- but in both service and food quality, neither comes close to comparing to Arnaud’s.
  3. L

    Leanny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a highlight. Fantastic food. The jazz band offering personal service making rounds playing for each table - outstanding and a sweet memory! Thank you.
  4. LG

    LisaG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the band was amazing. Truly a unique experience.
  5. CE

    CEOParents

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business trip with group.
  6. o

    out2eat

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Service was exceptionally poor. The cocktail/wine server was inept, rude and argumentative. She could not locate the first wine we ordered so we chose another. She couldn’t find that either. After 30 minutes, she brought the 3rd choice. She had no idea how to open it. All service was exceedingly slow. The food, on the other hand, was excellent when it finally arrived.
  7. B

    Bananers

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, food, musicians all contributed to a fabulous dining experience for us. Thank you!
  8. LR

    LauraR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was ok, underwhelming for price and accolades. Cocktails were good. Most disappointing was choosing the jazz bistro as our spot for dinner based on the impression there would be live jazz during supper. We arrived a little early for our reservation so managed to hear a couple of songs (which were lovely) But then 2 of the musicians took a break from 8.30 to 9.35 leaving 1 musician sitting and scrolling phone in a quiet and kind of boring dining room instead. Charged $12 music charge, which would have been happy to pay, and more, had we actually been able to experience music during meal. Had we known we would’ve chosen a different spot as limited time in the city and it felt a bit like time/money wasted tbh
  9. n

    northendfoodie

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We loved our evening at the Jazz Bistro. The musicians make the atmosphere really enjoyable and they put in special effort to help all diners feel involved and special. This is not our first time dining here, but we must admit that it was not quite as good as last time. We were told that they did not have any steak knives when my husband asked for one for his entree—he was forced to cut his steak with a butter knife (actually, the same exact knife he used for his appetizer and bread and butter) which was kinda odd. There also seemed to be some confusion around which tasks belonged to each staff member—our water glasses were not regularly filled because it seemed like the the sever was waiting for someone else to do it and the staff also took a very long time to get a bottle of wine to our table after ordered (despite ordering it during our first course, our entrees were proactively done by the time it got to us). Over all, it was a good experience but not quite as great as previous visits. We will be back though!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere with wonderful jazz trio. Service was amazing. Food was great. Gave us a nice card and small dessert for our 25th wedding anniversary. Special!
  11. LF

    LuvFood

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We were in the Jazz bistro so we had nice music but it was quiet when they were not playing. Service was marvelous, very attentive. It's a little pricey but it was very enjoyable.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    New Years Eve dinner with family. Nice atmosphere, but food was disappointing and expensive
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Classic New Orleans. I highly recommend a visit.
  14. SA

    SashaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! It was the perfect dining experience to end our vacation.
  15. FM

    FrankM

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The music was great and the food amazing…….
  16. j

    jaa03

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Mediocre service and average food. The music: it ain’t Jazz.
  17. MB

    MiaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress (curly hair) was amazing and the food was incredible!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arnauds never disappoints. An amazing holiday dinner with my family in the Jazz Bistro.
  19. j

    jennad

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Warm and friendly atmosphere in a beautifully appointed space. Service was timely, staff were professional and helpful, and the jazz band made the experience tip-top. When ordering soup and salad, we mentioned we were going to share and they brought it out pre-split so we each had our own plate/bowl; a thoughtful touch. Reasonably priced considering location and quality/quantity of food. Our meal: crab claw app, turtle soup, salad, filet au poivre, veal tournedos, two sides, one dessert, two glasses of wine, cognac, and port:$240 pre-tip.
  20. SH

    SteveH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lady at main desk a little rude because I came thru restaurant door instead of bistro. I did not know the difference have done it several times before must be a covid thing Every body else very very nice. Service quick food great Jazz trio very good. Servers very knowledgeable. Not rushed Great evening will be back hopefully. Definitely one of the best restaurant I have been.
  21. M

    Momo1145

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brady and brandan made this outstanding! Thank you
  22. MB

    MyersB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best fine dining meals I've ever had. Beautiful and unique atmosphere with a dixie-jazz band that was just the right volume. Food was absolutely stellar and the wait staff were all over it and understood the pace and vibe we wanted.
  23. K

    Keri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a 5 star birthday dinner for my husband, complete with a jazz serenade. We had the crab claw app and shrimp bisque- perfection. I had the filet mignon with wild mushrooms, him the fish with spicy shrimp and the flambéed coffee for dessert. Everything was perfectly cooked, perfect temp, and presentation. Couldn’t have asked for more.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had as a solo traveler. Ordered the Reveille menu. I was not offered the bread service that everyone around me was enjoying. I had to ask for my first course, after they’d already brought the second. There was a vegetable on my plate that was clearly burned and I got zero response from the server when I questioned it. I ordered desert to go and it was basically thrown in a box like a huge mess with no napkins or tableware. Most of us are staying in hotels here. Would not go back.
  25. AF

    AlanaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    I’ve been to Arnaud’s Jazz Bistro many times before and this was the first time I was disappointed. We sat at 9:00 pm for our reservation. We were served cocktails almost immediately, which was great, but they didn’t come back to take our food order for another 30 min. Food was slow out of the kitchen and they forgot to put in one of our courses. After all of the delays, we did not get our entrees until 11:05 pm, which was frankly just too late to be eating a steak. We did not leave there until almost midnight. The servers were as nice as can be and genuinely looked flustered, but this was a dinner that should have taken 90 min and ended up being over 3 hours.
  26. ST

    SteveTheTraveler

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing food, atmosphere, music, and Mallory the Captain makes it all worth it!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not knowing that the Bistro was a separate dining room, I made reservations through Open Table weeks prior, no place did it say where you we’re going to be dining. Unfortunately we were not able to sit in the main dining room 😕 I understand if your booked but the hostess was very abrupt and not accommodating at all! They said food was exactly the same menu! WRONG!! It was limited and pretty basic, out of some items, and for the $$$$ average on the portions and taste! Our waitress acted as if she wanted to be some place else. The service was lacking and it seems as it’s a overflow room for the main dining room if you don’t have reservations. It’s been a couple years since or last visit, but it’s sad to see how Covid has changed the culture and the reputation of what Armand’s used to be!!!
  28. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, buffet brunch and nice jazz music.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went at 9pm for drinks, appetizers, and dessert. This place is a MUST!! The sinbread and gumbo are amazing! If you are a coffee lover you have to get the coffee burate on the dessert menu. We had Cornelius (I think he said he was in training) and he was the sweetest, and most attentive server and made the best coffee burate!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We had jazz dinner booked in advance. The food was average, the shrimp arnauld was cold Shrimp with arnauld sauce which is cold cocktail sauce with strong Worcestershire flavor. They had jazz music played for us but didn’t specify that they are going to charge for that. Overall not a great place. Would avoid goin in the future.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The food was dynamite. Mallory and MonaLisa were amazing servers and took great care of us.
  32. JM

    JoelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historically … always been my favorite. Exceeded my expectations this visit.
  33. AD

    AbbyD

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A cover charge was added to the bill. There was no mention of this on the reservation platform, confirmation of the reservation or as we were seated. Also, we did not receive what we ordered: lump crab was added to my fish dish and the side dish was not correct. The jazz music was great, the wait staff friendly and the food good.
  34. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, music and atmosphere. We were surprised at the end with an Anniversary dessert and card when we didn't even tell them it was our anniversary! Definitely a spot to visit if your in New Orleans!
  35. CS

    ChristieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top of the line food, service and music! We appreciated the special attention paid to my mother’s birthday!
  36. RC

    ReinaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a special dinner at a historical restaurant. Service was impeccable. So nice to see waiters in formal wear. It was a step back to a more refined era. Best crab cakes we ever had which says volumes since we are from San Francisco. Caesar was fine but the Filet Au Pouvrie was delicious. Bananas Foster flambe’ at the table was impressive and delicious. There was a jazz combo consisting of a bass, bass and trumpet. The trumpet player sang. They went table to table asking for requests. I asked for Moon River and it was a lovely rendition. I did not know there were two dining rooms. I would highly recommend the bistro. It was intimate and special. Loved seeing the private rooms as we walked out. So reminiscent of earlier times when important diners wanted to entertain their guests in private. Say cheers with a French 75!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Arnaud’s was a fun date spot! Food was good. Not great. Filet was cooked perfectly but it was topped with the wrong sauce. We definitely recommend the crab cakes! The ambiance was fun with the jazz trio walking around. Overall, it was just a bit expensive for what it was
  38. TG

    TaranG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the Jazz Bistro and it was amazing! Great ambiance, and the food was the best we had in New Orleans. We got the puff potatoes, Fish Almandine, Oysters, bananas foster, escargot- it was all incredible. Full of flavor and nothing was oily or greasy. I will recommend this to anyone and we WILL be returning to this restaurant. Thank you for making our anniversary so memorable.
  39. AD

    AnnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the Jazz Bistro, which appeared to be quieter than the main dining room, despite the playing of the wonderful jazz trio. Our waiters, Eric and Cornelius, were very good - friendly and informative without being overbearing. Food was classic Arnaud’s and beautifully prepared and served. The jazz trio was outstanding, adding just the right note to the evening.
  40. KH

    KellyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, food, and cocktails were all outstanding. 5 stars the whole way. Dress code at Jazz Bistro was generally a button down and nice jeans for men, though we did see a polo/golf shirt or two. Women wore dresses. Great experience, we will return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Arnaud's Jazz Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Arnaud's Jazz Bistro

813 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bourbon Street

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking at Premium Parking Lot (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tommy Digiovanni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (504) 523-5433

  • Private party facilities

    Arnaud's is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner or a rollicking party. Each of our 13 private dining rooms is exquisitely appointed. The rooms and two private balconies, can accommodate events for 12 to 220 guests and can be reserved individually or together.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Drury: (504) 523-0611

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