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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.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Jazz Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Between Bourbon & Dauphine Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Near Streetcar Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Our restored, turn of the century private dining rooms feature antique furnishings, crystal chandeliers, & rich draperies. A perfect setting for an intimate dinner or a rollicking party. Our friendly & attentive tuxedo-clad wait staff are committed to making your party memorable.
Arnaud's Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Jazz Brunch several times and although the service and food were up to par, was disappointed in the "jazz". We only heard the band play 3 songs, and they never came anywhere near our table. In the past they made their way around to each table.
Absolutely the worst meal I’ve had in more than a decade.
The service staff is just going through the motions.....likely because the restaurant is full of tourists that they will never see again. Our server spilled a glass of our $175/bottle of wine and the only thing that was said was, “we will get you more bread.”
The food is absolutely wretched.....cold and no flavor. We each took two bites of our meal and left the rest.....no one even asked if there was a reason why we didn’t eat the food.
Chef Boyardee would be a huge step up from what comes out of this kitchen.
This restaurant is all reputation and hype; do not waste your money on this place.
I went to Arnaud’s for a special occasion and had nothing but the best service. Doug was super nice, but the best part of the experience was my server Bobby- his skill, professionalism, attention to detail, and knowledge made him an incredible asset to my evening. Irvin gave me a tour of the place, and I was one awe. Amazing food, great waitstaff, excellent evening. Thank you!
We did expect more and better. How ever the service was good and they treated us well. The Souffle Potatoes are very good. We also had Black Drum Amandine, which was heavy and not memorable. I topped it of with Profiteroles I would rate that as Okay. My wife had the Pecan Pie and liked it!
Dinner at Arnaud's began with Shrimp Arnaud and oysters Arnaud for appetizers, then pampano duarte for my husband Gar and sweetbreads with menierre sauce for me and potato souffles which were absolutely awesome!. Creme brulee for Gar and chocolate toffee bombe for me probably the best dessert on the menu!
My husband and I came here for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had a reservation and it still took over 20 minutes to have a waitstaff to even acknowledge us. The only reason anyone even came to the table was because my husband asked the host if we had a server. After questioning if we had a server we were given water and a drink menu. After another 15 minutes a server came to take our drink order. After another 10 minutes we were finally given a food menu. Our food did come quickly after we ordered. My husband enjoyed his crab cakes. The filet was underwhelming and they did not provide a steak knife to cut the steak. You had to saw the filet with a dull butter knife to cut the steak. Quality service did not seem to be a concern for the staff. We should have found any other restaurant to celebrate our anniversary at than Arnaud's.
Arnaud's was great! The number of servers we had was a little confusing but overall it was a really great spot. I was unsure if we were supposed to eat bread prior to the meal since we had no bread plates or if we were supposed to eat it with our meal.
It would have been nice to be recommended to get some side dishes as the main meals were mostly garnished with the items listed on the menu.
Unfortunately this classic has become quite tired. From dirty menus to uninspired (and over cooked) shrimp creole this wonderful landmark has sadly deteriorated. It needs a total makeover. I am hoping this happens because it is an amazing institution that needs to return to glory. Go for the drinks and music next door in the meantime
We went to Arnaud's for the second NYE in a row. It is so beautifully decorated that it feels luxurious to spend a special occasion there. We started with the French 75, which was a festive start to a holiday meal. The captain suggested it and we were please to also follow his suggestion as to a bottle of wine to go with dinner. We had the Oysters Rockefeller. The best ones I've ever had. We also had the escargot. I loved the puff pastry on top. Perfect to go with the butter and herbs. I had the Crabmeat Karen with is served in pastry shaped like a crab. It would be easy to overcook the crabmeat inside, but at Arnaud's they are specialists and the seafood was sweet and tender, not at all chewy. My date had the Chicken Pontalban, which he seemed to really enjoy. We finished with bread pudding. The service was spot on.
Most disappointing meal of our entire week in New Orleans! The dining room was gorgeous & our waitress India very attentive, but that is where the pleasant experience stopped. The Oyster Bienville was very tasty, but others were relatively bland. The signature "shrimp Arnaud" was disgusting. We could not even eat it. We did not expect the dish to be cold, however we could have gotten over that but the horseradish was beyond overpowering and the shrimp were very small. With all of the fantastic dining options in this city, the ambiance alone is not worth returning to this overrated restaurant!
The service was impeccable. We were addresses by the staff as, Mrs. Speelman or Mr. Speelman. Each course came in a timely manner, accompanied by the proper eating utensils. Our food was fantastic, cooked properly. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone going to New Orleans, just be sure to dress properly (highly recommend a jacket for men and absolutely no jeans).
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