Arnaud's

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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StaceyB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Arnauds and try to visit each time we are in New Orleans! Phenomenal service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was so amazing! From beginning to end i had no complaints. There is a reason this restaurant has been open for as long as they have and if I’m back in New Orleans i will definitely be back. Thanks so much.

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writerchick
Shreveport
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arnaud’s is a solid choice for celebrating with the grandparents or taking out a business client. The menu is traditional rather than creative with standard classic dishes. The ambience is quiet and genteel, and the service impeccable if not overly friendly.

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KateT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good but not what I was expecting. The waiter would not bring us a plate to cut our bread on, he said they didn’t mind if you made a mess with the bread crumbs. Finally had to get them from the appetizer server. Ambiance was nice as was dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Famous Potato Soufflé was very salty. Entrees were very good but not great. Shrimp Arnaud was very good.

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KarenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arnaud’s is a lovely place. The crab cakes were delicious but the baby vegetables had no flavor. My husband enjoyed the escargot and had a delicious and tender steak. The potatoes were unusual. He would have preferred a baked potato or potatoes au gratin. The bananas foster was delectable! We were there on a Thursday evening and the service was slow. Not sure why since it wasn’t that busy. For the price, the service should be beyond reproach and the sides should be as good as the main courses.

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WilliamC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu with impeccable service! Definitely a must stop when in New Orleans!

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ShawnK
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good selection and some great food. Had an issue with the temperature of my steak and the wait staff brought the issue to mgmt themselves. We plan to go back the next time we are in NOLA

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vipSylvester
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with excellent wait staff

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FineD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Disappointing food, horrible service. At this level I expect a seasoned veteran to be serving me not somebody that hasn't mastered the basics. Food was overly salty and in general not very tasty. Service was slow an inattentive.

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KarrieD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town. Great evening, the service was impeccable!!

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RuthM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this NOLA institution. 75s in the bar & Oyster Arnaud at dinner. What’s not to love!? Don’t miss it anytime I’m in town.

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vipjaynea
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Old fashioned . Somewhat pretentious.
Needs to move on

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vipMarlajfish
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on a long weekend with some girlfriends and we decided to splurge it out. This was a fabulous place to do it, the service was impeccable and the food was a treat. even though the setting was elegant, the waiter was funny and charming. We will definitely be back.

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AllieB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was part of a mither-daughter weekend. Everything was wonderful, although I wish they offered a main dish for vegetarians. The cheese omelette was skimpy on the cheese. Otherwise everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent, except for the Crabmeat Karen, which unfortunately was full of crab shells. The appetizer portions are very, very small, which wasn’t unexpected. The waitstaff was very attentive and the restaurant is beautiful.

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GlennC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

March 7, 2020.Brothers birthday and his 1st visit to New Orleans . Arnaud’s staff, food selection and presentation were outstanding as expected. Special thanks to Doug and Kendall for attending us. The fellow before Doug was rather snobbish when we asked for a clarification of a menu item (the 4 of us felt his sting). Other than that the experience was exceptional.

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Alex
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not what it used to be. The menu and service seemed tired and touristy. For the price, I would not recommend this restaurant. I ordered the Pampano David for close to $30 and got a thin, overcooked fillet in the middle of a bare plate.

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MartinaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a classic New Orleans dining experience in a beautiful, history-packed setting. The food was good but if you’re from a great food city like NYC or Chicago, it might seem rather expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was amazing.

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vipReviewerBB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-go place to understand classy old New Orleans.

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vipWSpickard
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Arnaud’s for a Birthday dinner. The food, service and ambiance were amazing!!! Definitely will recommend to friends and will return again!!!

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michael49
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything spot on.The wine list was over priced but the food bill was fair.Service exc .Best frog legs!!!

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vipSeidelsprayco1
Miami
125 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

History was great. Reminds you of an old hotel dining room. Food was very good. Service was mediocre as the waiter could have cared less about us. Desserts were average. Most all the items were fairly salty. Glad we went once. Not sure I would go back again.

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SaraD
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience- it was everything I had imagined. My two boys who are 8 and 12 also enjoyed their experience and the staff was incredibly professional. Thank you for making our trip to NOLA so memorable.

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Dawned
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This restaurant was highly recommended and I had great hope that it would be a wonderful experience. The service was amazing, the atmosphere beautiful, the food was just okay and unfortunately the noise level was extremely high. We ordered the mushroom appetizer which wasn’t special at all. I had the crab Karen and my daughter ordered the crab cakes. The crab Karen lacked flavor and crab. The crab cakes were pretty decent.

The atmosphere although beautiful lends itself to a very loud room. With the ceiling as high as it is at Arnaud, noise is unavoidable.

We did not order dessert.

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vipPaulW
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on Arnaud’s for wonderful food and outstanding service!

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vipMichaelR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food,service, and ambiance as always!

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GerardK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

No lump crab meat in crab cheesecake
The waiter was angry and rude

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Brunch with my cousin and her hubby and mine. We were visiting NO and found this on Tripadvisor so I booked us for brunch. Bar area is beautiful and quiet during brunch. The acoustics in the dining area however are very loud. The musical trio playing tableside was very nice! I would think the required collared shirt on a Sunday at brunch would be more relaxed as my husband had a collared sweater but they still made him wear one of their jackets. Not necessary! Food was very good.

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williamg
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Arnaud's numerous times and it is always an outstanding meal. We enjoy the atmosphere of the Jazz Brunch on Sundays. You can expect to spend $50-$75 per head ( depending on your beverage choice). Dress is business casual, but always fun to dress up a little.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy and great service.

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vipDeborahK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good not excellent

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vipLive2eat
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Table and chairs not up to standard with the level of restaurant
Food decent
People and service 5 star
Flooring of restaurant not updated

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AndyB68
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Delia was first class

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LindaF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the exceptional service and the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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heatherc
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderfully attentive. The ambiance was elegant and relaxing. Our food was amazing! The bar next door was delightful!

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GlendaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent however I was disappointed in the food. Crab cakes very small and over cooked. Veal ok but over priced for the quality. Banana foster was a big disappointment. We did have a $90 bottle of wine so with appetizer main coarse and desert the cost for two people was over $300.

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