Arnaud's

4.7
5583 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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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Valentine’s 7 Course Tasting Menu available for dinner $75.00 per person 2/12, 2/13, 2/14. Menu includes Arnaud's favorites, such as, our signature dish Shrimp Arnaud and Soufflé Potatoes as a starter. Table participation is required. Give the gift of a Mardi Gras Float Flower $25.00.

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vipmarkbtr
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Outstanding!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything there was totally perfect, as always.

Food, service, ambience, tradition, all as I remembered it from every previous visit over the years.

They even gave my wife a nice card and a special min-baked Alaska for our anniversary!

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vipPete
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always you can find the Gold Standard at Arnaud. Superb service coupled with excellent food and great ambience. A 10 on my list.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our friends birthday and she loves haunted things. So we chose this place and it did not let us down. Best food ever!

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ElizabethR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Fabulous brunch
From the moment we arrived
We were greeted with a welcome of
from the jazz trio!
Cocktails, food and our special ordered
Baked Alaska all 💯

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EmilyS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience!

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BarryL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a great dining experience and food is great
Staff is great and will return every time I am in the NOLA overnight

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at Arnaud’s! Incredible food and the staff were all fantastic and attentive. We will return when we make our way back to NOLA!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Very special occasion with wife which we unfortunately had to celebrate by ourselves due to COVID. Dont think twice and order the potato soufflé for the table

JB
JanetB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Arnaud's 75 for drinks then to Arnaud's for a birthday dinner celebration.
This was during Covid, so it was very quiet but the food and service was impeccable.
The staff was friendly and accommodating. Always opt for the table side bananas foster presentation. Miss the live music, but we had a memorable time!!

One of my favorite special occasion restaurants in New Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The turtle soup was the best i have had. Highly recommended! We may have gotten a newer server since he could have been slightly more attentive. All said, though, the meal was an amazing experience. I would go back now if I could.

MR
vipMichaelR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever!

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DeirdreK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh My! It was over the top! The service was spot on and the food and overall ambience was so elegant but yet warm and inviting no matter who you were. Everyone was treated with utmost glamour and respect. I had never been before and will definitely be back anytime I am in New Orleans! The food was amazing. Please try the Soufflé Potatoes. They are a side but great for an appetizer. Absolutely loved the Bananas Foster cooked and served table side. *5 stars all around!

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CCinNOLA
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arnaud's IS gracious Southern hospitality and Creole New Orleans cuisine at it's finest. Go for the experience. The food is equaliy wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly incredible dining experience. Turtle soup and oyster Arnaud were both phenomenal. Sommelier on duty was extremely helpful. Service and ambiance couldn’t have been better.

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JamesC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. Wine and cocktails very good. Filet excellent. Fish ponchatrain average. Shrimp bisque and gumbo too cold. Sent it back and still not hot enough. Cappuccino and crepe brûlée the best. Cocktails at French 75 never disappoint. Will be back. Hopefully menu will be back to normal.

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Vance
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and perfect preparation of creole classics. Main dining room is beautiful albeit at times loud; an obnoxiously boisterous group at a table near ours made the first half of the meal less enjoyable than the remainder of the meal. Very knowledgable and helpful sommelier was a nice touch. Don't miss out on the elegant table side preparation of Cafe Brulo and/or Bananas Foster.

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Andre
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Greatest Bartenders ever

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

From the moment we walked in the service was poor. Do yourself a favor and save your money and time. The service was horrendous and the food was decent. There are so many other restaurants in New Orleans that put this place to shame, we definitely regret staying and eating here. This experience completely put a damper on our evening.

Here is how our night went. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and we're asked to wait until a table was ready, which was completely fine seeing as we were early. 2 separate couples came in minutes after us both saying they had reservations for the same time as us and they were sat immediately at a table. I went to ask how much longer till a table was ready, she escorted us to the bar area so we could have drinks, probably trying to distract us from the fact she clearly forgot about us. We sat in the bar for 20 minutes PAST our original reservation time waiting to be seated.

This is a total of over 30 minutes of watching other people get seated before us and being consistently forgotten.

We finally got to sit down, and we were eager to turn our night around. Unfortunately that did not happen. It took another 15 minutes for someone to come to the table to take our orders. Multiple people came to the table trying to take our orders after we had already placed them, the communication between staff was poor. Our water glasses were never filled, my first course was brought out before my boyfriend's, no one came to check on us the whole evening.

From the moment we walked in we were forgotten, any requests or orders we made was either delayed or never reached our table. The food was decent, but I have had better. SAVE YOUR MONEY and don't go here.

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vipKsantiquer
New Orleans
95 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Arnaulds. I was excited to support local businesses and bring out of towners to a restaurant they had never been. The ambiance is great and it feels like always a New Orleans old fashioned restaurant. The food was good if not really good. The Potato’s were amazing as always and the trout and steaks were great. The service was the problem. I’m not sure if our waiter was mentally ill or on drugs but that should be the only reason he was so rude and so poor a water. His support staff were trying to make up for it but when the head waiter is so poor it’s impossible to fix it. He answered questions very rudely as well as being generally a smart Alec. He wasn’t very attentive and was late every time he should have noticed and come to the table. The Maitre d was lovely but not wanting to upset my guests I didn’t say anything to him. It was almost comedic as the water would do sobering worse each time he visited the table. He was terrible. Otherwise it was a great evening. Sad that they let these people stay just because they’ve been there a long time. Sometimes it’s better to let a jaded person go and get new blood. I understand you can treat tourists that way as they probably won’t be back but locals ??? Just letting you know. Not fun. Too many options to have this happen.

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vipJamesW
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipbeth
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and great food. Sometimes when going to higher end restaurants, if you are not someone who frequents them often, the service treats you a bit differently. We did not feel that way and enjoyed the welcoming service.

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Lisa
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience at Arnaud's! Such caring staff and delicious food and drinks.

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vipFoodandfriends
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jazz brunch was fabulous. The food and service were spot on! We'll definitely be back.

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BiaBia
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The French 75 drinks were delicious. So was the blueberry duck dish! Beautiful holiday ambiance made for a great dinner with girlfriends.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a marriage proposal. Everything was perfect. The food, ambience and service exceeded all of our expectations. And of course, she said yes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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Stace3
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

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Lulu
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp remoulade was delicious for our appetizer. We had Red Fish Pontchatrain cooked perfectly and Bananas Foster for dessert. Wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. I would highly recommend, especially for a special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We booked Arnauds on OpenTable, but we were led through the big, pretty dining room of Arnauds and put in their Jazz Bistro instead. It was a big bummer because being in the beautiful, festive setting is why we chose Arnauds! Service was great. We did the reveillion dinner, and the pork was way over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

We were sat in the “overflow” section, even though there was few people when we arrived. As we were leaving, myself, my husband and our three children couldn’t help but feel that we were sat in an are away from the main dinning room area occupied by white guest . We totally felt there was some discrimination because of our ethnicity. There is a dress code and we all followed it. The people in the dinning room we were sat in obviously didn’t follow the dress code. In particular there was a couple across from us who made a spectacle of themselves, kissing and fondling each other in front of our young children. We totally felt that we were sat away from the posh guest because of our race. We were sat in in the rift raft section. This made me and my family feel incredibly sad and absolutely disappointed that this took place. Our meals cost the same as those of the other white patrons did. Sad to say , we will never return nor recommend this restaurant to anyone. I do have to say, we had excellent waiters.

DF
DebbieF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at Arnaud's was my favorite part of Christmas. It was a lovely meal and we all enjoyed it very much!

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vipAniaK
Phoenix
141 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Our servers, Marko and Brian, were fantastic and made wonderful recommendations for us. We had the turtle soup, the shrimp gumbo, the escargot, the red fish, the steak and the famous potatoes suffle. Everything was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and prepared. We can't wait to return!

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PeterG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Doug, was outstanding...he recognized the needs of our special needs daughter and made the meal great for her as well as us!

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vipRonaldA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every area: decor, service, musicians, ambiance, vibe and culinary all one of the best in the country for Sunday brunch.

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vipNancyV
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had the fixed price menu .. Perhaps that was a mistake. The risotto was fine but unremarkable. The quail with rice pilaf was a disappointment - the quail were over- cooked, dry and had no flavor. You hate to say that a place is "trading on their name" but what else is there to say? Go to GW Fins across the street - if you can get in :)

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GregP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific experience. Wonderful service. Will be back on our next New Orleans visit.

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HunterA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is the best in NOLA. The menu is one of the best in NOLA. With all of the new restaurants in NOLA this is still one of the best.

KG
vipKristinGS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, impeccable service, friendly staff always smiling. Wonderful ambiance made for a great birthday brunch with friends

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Arnaud's is rated 4.7 stars by 5583 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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