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Arnaud's

4.7
4.7
5938 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole

Often said the most beautiful dining room in New Orleans, Arnaud's offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.
Remaining true to its traditions and courtesies, Arnaud's has served exceptional Creole cuisine for nearly 100 years. Our award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes.

Serving dinner nightly and Brunch with Live Dixieland Jazz on Sundays.

Arnaud's Main Dining Room is one of four dining options in the Arnaud's Family.
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro, Arnaud's Main Dining Room and the Arnaud's French 75 Bar are all located within one complex (entrances on Bienville Street).
Remoulade, the casual side of Arnaud's (does not accept reservations), is located around the corner on Bourbon Street.

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Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole, French

  • Hours of operation

    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (866) 230-8895

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • 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: (855) 831-6924

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    Near Streetcar Line

  • Entertainment

    Strolling jazz trio for Sunday's Jazz Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arnaud's Jazz Bistro offers a live Dixieland jazz trio nightly from 6:30pm - 10:00pm for a $4.00 per person music charge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Cocktails

  • French 75$13.75

    Courvoisier VS, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Moët & Chandon

    • Yuletide Fashion$11.75

      Wild Turkey 101, Dark Maple Syrup, Luxardo Syrup, Yuletide Bitters, Rosemary

      • St. Erasmus$13.00

        Dorothy Parker Gin, Cynar, Aperol, Dry Vermouth

        • Bobby Oakes$15.00

          Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, Laphroaig, Galliano, Coffee Infused Meletti, Dubonnet, Tobacco Bitters

          • The Longest Night$15.00

            Rittenhouse Rye, Amer Picon, Benedicitine, Allspice Dram

            • Sazerac$9.00

              Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Peychaud's Bitters, Herbsaint, Sugar

              • Oaxacan Wassail$13.50

                Espolon Tequila, Vida Mezcal, Wassail, Lime Juice

                • Kapu Kapu$12.50

                  Don Q Anejo, Hamilton Gold Jamaican Rum, Plantation Overproof, Hibiscus, Honey, Vanilla Nutmeg Syrup, Cinnamon, Allspice Dram. Herbsaint, Orange Juice, Lime Juice

                  • The Countess$10.50

                    Dorothy Parker Gin, Cranberry Cordial, Meletti Amaro, Darjeeling Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sage

                    • Martinez$11.50

                      Dorothy Parker Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Luxardo Liqueur, Orange Bitters

                      • Champs Elysees$16.00

                        Hennessy V.S., Yellow Charteuse, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters

                        Bar Menu

                        Served from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. nightly

                        • Soufflé Potatoes$10.00

                          • Gougères$9.00

                            Gruyère Cheese puffs stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Prosciutto

                            • Boudin Wontons$8.00

                              Fried Boudin stuffed wontons served with pepper jelly

                              • Brie and Jalapeño Stuffed Shrimp$8.50

                                Fried Jumbo Gulf shrimp stuffed with Brie cheese and jalapeño peppers

                                • Crabmeat Prentiss$15.95

                                  Louisiana crabmeat baked in a delicate cheese sauce. Served with baguette crisps

                                  • Shrimp Arnaud$12.50

                                    Gulf shrimp marinated in our famous tangy Creole Remoulade Sauce

                                    • Escargots en Casserole$11.25

                                      Burgundy snails baked individually in ceramic pots with garlic-herb butter and a dash of Pernod. Capped with flaky pastry

                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                      What 5,938 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                      4.7
                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.7Food
                                      • 4.7Service
                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                      • 4.4Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      Loved For

                                      • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                        Creole

                                      • New Orleans

                                        Creole

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                                      1. PC

                                        PaulC

                                        Richmond

                                        8 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                        Comparing to similar high cost/quality options, does not seem they have come back to the top level experience you would expect. Food was very good but overall service and experience has room to improve or perhaps just an off night.

                                      2. JW

                                        JanW

                                        Sacramento

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Top notch food. Jazz musicians played for us at or table. Bananas Foster at table side. Friendly wait staff. Famous for a reason!

                                      3. RB

                                        ReginaB

                                        Singapore

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                                        The food was OK, I have had better in New Orleans. The cost point did not match the food. The service was very good the waiter was on point. It was truly New Orleans traditional brunch.

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Memphis/West TN

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                        The food was delicious. The noise level is quite loud and the service is a little chaotic on a busy night. They try very hard though to meet all expectations. We needed a separate check and it took quite a long time. If it was going to take over half an hour for a check we would have just taken one and figured it out amongst the other couple with us. The ambiance is nice but loud if you are in main dining room. All the dishes are delicious. I loved the shrimp bisque and the crab cakes. The dress code is strictly enforced so definitely take this serious!

                                      5. TL

                                        TerriL

                                        Little Rock

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Such a special place to celebrate our anniversary while in NOLA. My only negative was that it was a bit on the loud side. But even being extremely busy, the service and attentiveness were excellent as was the meal.

                                      6. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous dinner with exceptional service. My water glass was never even close to being empty! The noise level was a little loud but that could be overlooked by the meal and ambiance. Would definitely recommend!

                                      7. LM

                                        LesliM

                                        Fort Lauderdale

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Wonderful fine dining experience! Augie took great care of us. A must in NOLA!

                                      8. BM

                                        BMan

                                        Chicago

                                        59 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        59 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Arnauds continues to deliver the very best of the New Orleans culinary experience. Starting with a French 75, accompanied by Shrimp and Oysters Arnauds lays the foundation for an exceptional evening. The service is second to none as the staff graciously attends to all your needs without intruding. Our party all had 3 different fish dishes, Amandine, Fried and Pontchartrain with crab were all exceptional. Finished with Strawberries Arnoud and a tour of the upstairs museum This was my 3rd visit to New Orleans and my 3rd trip to Arnauds, it certainly won't be my last!

                                      9. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New England

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Had a great time- Julie and Kyle were amazing and super helpful. Noise level is loud but heck- you are in NOLA!!

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was a delightful evening out on our trip to New Orleans. The food was excellent and served in a graceful manner. Our head waiter patiently explained the specials and answered all of our questions.

                                      11. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Orlando

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                        This was always a fine dining place when we lived in NOLA. However, our experience last night was less than fine…MUCH less! The food was only ok. The service, slightly better than the food, but not much. My shrimp creole was severely lacking in the flavor that creole food normally is known for. The Court of Two Sisters has MUCH better food and a better selection. Don’t waste your money here. I wasted mine. Never again!!!

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Shreveport

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Sat in the bar for a couple of drinks before dinner — dark, cool, and refreshing, just as we had hoped. Dinner was outstanding, no snobbery, just a great experience and great service. TR

                                      13. r

                                        ronie23

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent experience! Every dish unique and the potatoes are a must ! The staff was amazing even with our two children they were so welcoming . I would definitely come back !

                                      14. FC

                                        FrankC

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        The quality of the food was so bad at the bar we left after being seated for dinner because of the noise level. Hadn't been there in 50 years but we believed the write-ups which we obviously way overstated.

                                      15. LG

                                        LinetteG

                                        New Orleans

                                        3 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall3food4service3ambience2

                                        The noise level was ridiculously loud and made it difficult to have a nice meal. The food was overall good the service was lacking however.

                                      16. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New Orleans

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Mother’s Day

                                      17. PH

                                        PattyH

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful Sunday brunch accompanied by jazz!!! This was the best food experience of the week. Will be back!

                                      18. SM

                                        StevenM

                                        New York Area

                                        19 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        Disappointed in the quality of the food, except for the crabcakes. Especially the sides which were tiny portions, and seemed like they were from a frozen supermarket box.

                                      19. f

                                        foodieluv

                                        Washington DC

                                        15 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        Overall, a great experience. The only complaint was that the waiter gave us our menus without asking for our cocktail order. In the end, the service was great as was the food.

                                      20. DR

                                        DREW

                                        Houston

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First rate. Special

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Service is impeccable and the food always is very good. A classic for a reason.

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Exclusive

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall2food3service2ambience1

                                        Bland food and poor service.

                                      23. S

                                        Sally

                                        Memphis/West TN

                                        75 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        75 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Loved the food, as always. I have to admit that the noise level was so loud that it almost ruined the meal. Conversation was impossible…. It was just exhausting. While I love the main dining room, I may have to eat upstairs next time

                                      24. DD

                                        DavidD

                                        Columbus

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Arnaud’s continues to be one of the quintessential New Orleans restaurants by which all are measured. It is still worthy of its long and storied reputation

                                      25. CS

                                        ClintonS

                                        San Antonio

                                        12 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                                        Service was great, nice old New Orleans building. Food was ok and dining room was loud with a few large groups

                                      26. WB

                                        WBNOLA

                                        New Orleans

                                        16 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic as always ! A true dining experience.

                                      27. t

                                        travel2eat

                                        Phoenix

                                        32 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        32 reviews

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Soufflé potatoes were fantastic! The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and the pompano Duarte was delicious. The room was beautiful, the service attentive and the flaming desserts were spectacular. Highly recommend.

                                      28. EM

                                        EvansM

                                        New Orleans

                                        15 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best New Orleans dining experience in town!

                                      29. BT

                                        BarbaraT

                                        Denver

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was fabulous, Doug took great care of us.

                                      30. PD

                                        PortlandDiner

                                        Portland

                                        38 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        38 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        This was our first visit to this historic restaurant. We ordered a bottle of cava, split Shrimp Arnaud for an appetizer/salad, had Crawfish O'Connor and Fish Pontchartrain (drum) with Souffle potatoes for entrees, and Bananas Foster for two for dessert with a tawny port and coffee. The Bananas Foster, prepared tableside, seemed to be only one banana for two, so was a bit skimpy portion and the coffee was warm and a bit bitter. Total bill was $208 with tax, so was a splurge during our Jazz Fest week. The dinner was very good but did not wow us. I brought a jacket to follow the specified dress code but many men in the dining room did not have them, so was a bit miffed at that. Be sure to visit the Mardi Gras museum upstairs with lot of gorgeous costumes.

                                      31. K

                                        Kewmum

                                        London

                                        13 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Booked this weeks ago as it was on our ‘definite’ list for New Orleans. Service was excellent from the front desk and through the whole meal. Food was great, the Shrimp Arnaud being a highlight. Particular mention to the lovely lady (sorry to have forgotten her name already) who also works as a nurse, you were fantastic and even took us upstairs to the museum.

                                      32. K

                                        Keith

                                        Washington DC

                                        18 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        18 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Enjoyed the attentiveness of the staff and the old school ambiance. The food was tasty and enjoyable if not a bit overpriced. We had fun.

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Portland

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        The food was wonderful. Shrimp Arnaud had a great spice profile with a smooth finish. All of our entrés were well executed. The pommes soufflé with bernasse were Perfect pillows. All the deserts we had were splendid. The service staff were genial and attentive. The dining room ambiance was classic styling. It was busy but not loud. It was a wonderful dining experience!

                                      34. V

                                        Views

                                        Palm Springs

                                        61 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        61 reviews

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Lovely brunch experience, food, service, ambiance, all wonderful!

                                      35. CH

                                        CHARLESS

                                        Palm Springs

                                        139 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        139 reviews

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food and service for the Sunday Jazz Brunch were superb. The ambience was strongly enhanced by the Jazz trio of 3 men who played almost nonstop great jazz music. Loved this Jazz Brunch!

                                      36. SR

                                        ShelbiR

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Arnaud's is an absolute New Orleans classic! From stepping in the front door, to the service, to the food, and the decor Arnaud's is quintessential Cajun fine food and New Orleans hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed the turtle soup, but the crawfish o'connor was the highlight of my meal. I can't recommend it enough! Also we learned Arnaud's is pronounced "Ar-knows" :)

                                      37. SM

                                        SMC1

                                        Seattle

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        1.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                                        This is likely the worst meal that I have ever had in New Orleans. The food was just ok. The place was crowded with awful acoustics which made it very difficult to hear my companions and the waitstaff. This alone would merit 3 stars if it weren't for the awful service we received from the head waiter/captain Darrylle. It took him 30 minutes (not an exaggeration) to provide us with menus then another 10 minutes to come take our order. We would have moved on to another restaurant if it had not already been 9:30 pm by this time and most other places were closed or closing. He was pushy and dismissive and refused to bring my companion a steak knife after it was requested twice because "the steak should be tender enough to cut with a butter knife". At first I thought he was singling us out for some reason but looking around I noticed that many other tables appeared dissatisfied with the service and saw at least two people got up during our time there to talk to Darrylle and complain about the service. The rest of the waist staff was lovely and attentive but for some reason they were not allowed to take our order or bring a menu, only a captain could do that. I cant help but think that service would be better if they would allow a woman or person of color serve in the position of captain (all 6 were white men) since currently they don't seem to be allowed to do anything except bring bread and refill water.

                                      38. P

                                        Patrick

                                        Chicago

                                        26 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        26 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        I have been to Arnaud's a few time while visiting NOLA and always enjoyed , be sure you ask for a reservation in the main dining room. Food and service was good and all a nice experiance yet today with all the options I would say it's a one time experiance to this upscale New Orleans icon. Be sre to ave a drink first in te bar to add to your experiance.

                                      39. KM

                                        KirryeM

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        I am very pleased we decided to spend my birthday dinner here! Jasper was professional and fun. The upstairs museum at the end of dinner was pretty cool.

                                      40. SC

                                        SusanC

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        A New Orleans classic. Great service. We had a nice meal of house salad and pompano David, but the Highlight was the banana foster —delicious !

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                      FAQs

                                      Arnaud's is rated 4.7 stars by 5938 OpenTable diners.

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                                      Booked 28 times today
                                      Google Map for Arnaud's

                                      813 Rue Bienville Street New Orleans, LA 70112

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        French Quarter

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Creole, French

                                      • Dining style

                                        Fine Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Jacket Preferred

                                      • Parking details

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

                                      • Public transit

                                        Near Streetcar Line

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Tommy DiGiovanni

                                      • Entertainment

                                        Strolling jazz trio for Sunday's Jazz Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arnaud's Jazz Bistro offers a live Dixieland jazz trio nightly from 6:30pm - 10:00pm for a $4.00 per person music charge.

                                      • Additional

                                        Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (866) 230-8895

                                      • 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: (855) 831-6924

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