Arnaud's

4.6
5527 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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RussL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Jazz brunch ended before the 1st course was served.
Our waiter even though a Captain was not friendly and made us feel not wanted, the drink server tried to interact and seemed caring but was dismissed from or table each time.
If looking for a 5 star experience try G.W. Fins next door. It was amazing.

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vipCraig
Orlando
94 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic New Orleans dining with amazing service! Brunch with live Jazz Music - loved it

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TeresaC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter and all the staff were so attentive. The food was excellent.

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WGLL
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the service was superb, the ambiance is very nice. There was plenty of spacing between the tables for safe distancing. All the staff wore face masks.

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vipEnjoyEatingOut
San Antonio
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Arnaud's is a must while dining in the French Quarter! Service was impeccable, thanks Augie and staff!

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NinaD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, dishes were amazing, and the jazz band was the icing!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our evening at Arnaud’s was an experience. The venue is perfectly restored to its glamorous, old-world charm with well-appointed décor. A beautiful, beveled glass wall separates guests from the grit of the French Quarter nighttime scene and fully transports visitors to another, more opulent time. The staff are gracious and knowledgeable, providing impeccable service which perfectly walks the line between attentive and respect for the preservation of ambiance and privacy. The food is exquisite. Every course is well-portioned, perfectly cooked and seasoned, and plated with care. We enjoyed the Crab Claws Provencale as an appetizer, the Shrimp Bisque and Belgian Endive Salad as starters, the Pompano David and Breast of Chicken Heffner accompanied by Soufflé Potatoes and Sautéed Wild Mushrooms as mains, and the Bananas Foster to finish. We left delighted and satiated, with plans to return on our next trip to town.

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Ashley
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have eaten here, it has been fantastic!! Highly recommend!

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MelissaK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice dinner in historic building. Pricey compared to other fine dining in the quarter.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Too many fire trucks with red/blue lights going by the windows. Food was great!

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TimothyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food but way over priced. For the money the food should be phenomenal. Great service though.

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JamesB
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Nola classic always leaves us wondering why we don’t go back more often. The food, service and ambiance combine to create what can only be described as a master piece dining experience. If you haven’t been here yet go now, if you have go back soon!

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vipJohnC
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was excellent. Misty and Dustin outdid themselves. Never a bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun experience! Is there anything better than a three-course Sunday Jazz Brunch in New Orleans? The answer is no. Ordered the Shrimp Remoulade, Crab Cakes (EXCELLENT), and the Banana Foster. Service and atmosphere was fantastic. Will absolutely recommend to family and friends.

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vipBallzito
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch. My wife and I were both extremely pleased with the service and food. Arnaud’s is on our list of restaurants that will be dining at when we visit NOLA.

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LindseyJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The turtle soup is a must- I don't care if you've had it elsewhere, it's not this. Service is phenomenal and they are doing an excellent job with Covid procedures.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The shrimp Arnaud were amazing. Fish Duarte,and fillet mignion were outstanding, and creamy spinach was a perfect addition. Everyone loved desert presentation. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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vipPL923
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful old school New Orleans dining for my dad’s 90tg birthday!

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lsturdev
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and delicious food! Perfect for celebrating our 35th anniversary.

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UliG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful. We were early from 5:30 to 7pm. Easy to talk to each other with normal voice. Service and attention throughout the time attentive, continuously observing, without being intrusive. Tasty escargots, duck, outstanding mushrooms and delicious cream spinach. I love duck breast medium rare, tender and tasty but one got to screen the pieces prior searing to remove the few chewy sections to enhance the tasting experience.
When in NO we try to have one dinner there. Recommendable!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service even better. Cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert, everything was impeccable. The maitre d’ Augie Spicuzza made our experience unforgettable. Highly recommend for fine dining.

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BrookeA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, the food exquisite. Best part of our trip to New Orleans.

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Julie
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining with Arnaud’s; we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! All the way around!!!

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vipbobc
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, cocktails and wine. The only disappointment was that we could not get seats in the French 75 Bar after dinner, as Arnaud's was seating by reservation only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a beautiful space! Excellent service too.

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blessed
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!!! So was the staff!!

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MattRx
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our honeymoon brunch with high expectations that were actually EXCEEDED. Shrimp Arnaud was best appetizer, but everything was delicious. Bananas Foster was a fun finale. The Mardi Gras museum upstairs was a great bonus. DEFINITELY plan to return at some point!

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JohnFV
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience! Excellent food and service. Delightful ambience. A perfect, relaxed dining experience. One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans!

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Helenl
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MUST visit. The Veal Chantal is to die-for good. Arnaud's is back after a 7 month hiatus and with a flourish.

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AprilB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good - the 2nd best we had in our 8 day stay. The escargot was exceptional.

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WilliamP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worked in NO 60 years ago, dined with customers many times. This return was just as wonderful as before. Quality and Service still great.

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GiGi
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience on our anniversary!

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vipChaseF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bachelor party and I was a bit over served prior to dining. Some old Marine buddies and lawyer buddies were struggling to corral me. The staff did a marvelous job attempting to mitigate my unruly behavior so as not to disturb the other patrons. They dutifully provided the fine dining one expects from such a lovely establishment, even fulfilling some of my more outlandish requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure class and deliciousness.

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PatS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best meal I have had in years. The restaurant is beautiful, classic old world elegance with dark wood paneling and classic tile floors. The tables were well spaced for the current COVID restrictions, and as we had the earliest reservations the dining room had not filled in yet.

Service was outstanding. The dining room is staffed like a state dinner, water and wine kept filled before you even realize you need more. There is always someone on hand if you need anything. Our head waiter was attentive and even went out of his way to take my dining companion up to the second floor to check to see if he was correct in recognizing the displayed artist.

The steaks were hands down the best that I have had. Turtle soup and escargot were delicious.

Since the French 75 was open we decided to head over for an after dinner drink or two. The dining room manager went over to ensure there was a table available and walked us over personally.

Out of all the places we ate this past week Arnauds was the only one that actively enforced dress codes in the dining room, which I was glad to see.

Overall this is one of those places that, if you find yourself in New Orleans, you cannot pass up.

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Marcia
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic traditions menus
Just Wonderful
service over the top

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vipDeniseS
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back! Was fabulous as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

There was over an hour wait to be seated even though we had reservations.

The Maître d’ was polite and came up to us after waiting for 45 minutes and tried to explain the situation.

Food was great but the amount of time that we waited to be seated and then receive our food was exhausting.

Being that we spent over $300, I expected a different experience.

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Arnaud's is rated 4.6 stars by 5527 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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