Arnaud's

4.6
4713 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, and service was prompt. Definitely had better New Orleans faire for less money and a warmer atmosphere.

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SB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were both excellent. The server gave specific recommendations which were right on target

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, appetizers, entrees and dessert. We will return frequently.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Orleans experience! Food was outstanding and service was impeccable.

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MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. One of the best in the country.

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HP
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner at one of New Orleans legendary restaurants.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the French 75, you won’t regret it ! I had the steak with mushroom sauce and crab claws for an appetizer. Had the creamer spinach and the potato’s .

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RT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a perfect dining experience. We don’t enjoy noisy restaurants and it is loud but I keep our earplugs in my purse and we did need them.

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AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Experience!! We will be back soon. Staff food amazing

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GS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Been going to Arnaud's for 55 years. One of my favorite places. I really enjoy the professional service and setting. It still reminds me of the good old days. The Oysters Bienville is still the best. Too bad we were too full to enjoy the Bananas Foster for dessert.

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Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner. The waitstaff was wonderful and the food was fantastic.

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Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of our trip the staff on top of your needs the food was hot delicious and just enough our waiter gave us a tour and learned so much

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great at making our celebration an event

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb! I went for jazz brunch and the food was amazing, of course. I had the 4 course prix fixe: shrimp rémoulade, a great salad, eggs Sardou, and the egg custard. It was a great deal at about $35. The food was the best part! The service was good, and friendly, but perhaps not as attentive as it could be. I waited a very long time for the waiter to come initially. The main complaint I have is the whole reason I went there: the jazz. I was hoping for traditional Dixieland jazz. Instead it was jazz covers of popular songs like “New York, New York” and Billy Joel’s “Just The Way you Are.” Really disappointing. They did play “When The Saints Go Marching In” finally, at the end. There were only 3 musicians. Also, it was really hard to hear the music. The sound didn’t travel well at all. I was told the band would play right by my table and they never did. I assumed they would play at every table. I guess they only played at tables celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, which were marked by a balloon. So my expectations for the jazz portion of the brunch were not met. At all. Lastly, I’d like to make a commendation for Cody, the hostess. She was particularly helpful and friendly! She took me for a tour of the building, and also told me about the little Mardi Gras museum they have. It was small but very cool. There were costumes dating back to 1939! Definitely worth a visit. Cody made my visit memorable.

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RN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch of entrees Oysters en Brochette and Shrimp Florentine. The Shrimp Arnaud appetizer cannot be missed. It is too delicious, but not too spicy, to miss or share! We did share the Bananas Fosters served at our table. It is quite the show. Our waiters were attentive and the music trio played our favorite, "You Are My Sunshine." Great ambience! Lovely birthday luncheon! You really won't miss the mark by choosing Arnaud's.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After working as a hostess at Arnaud's and then moving away from NOLA almost 28 years ago, it was lovely to finally come home to have a great jazz brunch. The food was superb and the dining room and atmosphere was exactly the way I remember it. My husband thoroughly enjoyed a bit of old New Orleans hospitality. I have always recommended Arnaud's to anyone traveling to New Orleans, and after this trip, will continue to do so.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were really looking forward to the Jazz Brunch, and while it was nice, we were a bit let down. The food was good (not great) as was the service, but for $150 per couple, it wasn't all that. The courses felt rushed, and the bill was set down (with no one asking if we needed anything else) exactly 1.5 hours in, like they needed the table for the next reservation. On the plus side, the restaurant is beautiful, and the jazz trio was spectacular, even finding an impromptu substitution for the birthday girl who didn't want us to sing happy birthday. And the cocktails were delicious!!! I would have had another if they'd asked....

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VA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as only New Orleans can provide

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely.

This website is extremely irritating. May I leave now?

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Meat dish was way too tuf

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the three members of the waitstaff who took care of us were awesome

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and service very good but it took an unacceptably long time for entrees to come out

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EJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Atmosphere was really loud for a fine dining experience.

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PK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall excellent but the length of the dinner was 2 1/2 hours and it was difficult to talk with customer due to the noise

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g
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Arnaud's was wonderful. Excellent coctail, French 75. The Dorado David was simple yet amazing in terms of freshness and flavor. Chocolate toffee mousse rich and delicious. Best of all, prompt service with a smile. I was traveling on business and eating along. Everyone was so welcoming and attentive which truly made the dining experience most enjoyable.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnifico y tradicional

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ED
New Mexico
63 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mary was terrific. And Micah took good care of us, too. Truly, Mary made our meal one of the best we had this week. We are regular visitors and had not been to the restaurant in a while. Turtle soup was hot and hearty. Cannot go there without getting the soufflé potatoes! Yummy! We would not have the Crabmeat Prentiss again; we were expecting more of a gratin dish and it’s more like a dip. Their house salad is very refreshing and enough to share or for a light entrée. We will be back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Going to Arnaud's was an experience I was waiting for and anticipated for many years. The Sunday Jazz Brunch was unforgettable. Everything was just a I imagined except for my wife finding a hair in her salad. We brought that to the attention of the staff and they we apologetic and attentive. When the main course arrived there was a piece of paper in her meal. Looked like a piece of a sugar wrapper. Disappointed to say the least.

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B
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family, including my 4 and 1 year old daughters for the Jazz Brunch. What an absolutely wonderful experience. The service is extremely professional, the food was fantastic, and the music was fun. Special shout out to the entire wait staff. They took care of my girls which makes dining for parents so much better

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive service. It was a very nice evening. Looking forward to the next visit!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful. A New Orleans landmark.

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Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Service was delightful. But this type of food does seem over priced, but if you're going for the experience, the restaurant is quite nice.

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good but it was noisy in the dining room

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BR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service! Enjoyed our evening with friends.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our reservation was at 7:30 but we arrived at 6:30 and they were able to accommodate us. The ambiance was very nice and the food was good. Nice place to go for a romantic dinner, though there were families there as well. For 1 appetizer, 1 bottle of wine and 2 dinners we paid with 20% tip $200. On a scale from one to ten, I would give it a 7.

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SP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, classic new Orleans cuisine for fine dining.

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best Brunch at Arnaud's celebrating my dad's birthday! Great food.. Great service !

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AT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was last at Arnaud's as a young man of around 28. Several decades later, I remain impressed. Our party of four was taken great care of as we enjoyed the Sunday Brunch prix fixe menu. One of our party is a real food snob (in a good way), and she loved every choice, as did the rest of us. Highly recommend this almost 101-year old gem in the French Quarter. The Jazz Brunch will make you smile!

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k
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch on Sunday was the perfect end to a great weekend to NOLA! Driving to the airport, our incredible meal and impeccable service was all we talked about. Everyone of us will be returning.

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