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Arnaud's

4.6
4187 reviews
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$50 and over
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Creole
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Jazz Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(866) 230-8895
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Tommy DiGiovanni
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Bourbon & Dauphine Streets
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Public transit
Near Streetcar Line
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Entertainment
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 4187 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 17 hours ago

It was fantastic! The whole experience was wonderful. This was a very pleasant respite/haven from all the less than positive things going on in the world today.

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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

We loved everything from the music, to the food and the service

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Arnaud’s continues to deliver an excellent menu in its own fine way. French 75’s in the bar by the same name before dinner, followed by Oysters Katherine, Crabmeat Karen, Asparagus with hollandaise, and Strawberries Arnaud’s for desert, washed down with a nice pouilly fuisse. Outstanding meal, with topflight service!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful restaurant but the ambiance was lacking. No music and a rather dry experience.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious. The only downsize was that the waiter poured the beer into the glass like you would pour water. Most of the beer was foam.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I read a lot of reviews priore to making a reservation for my husband's birthday. All in all was disappointing, as food was over rated and wasn't impressive. I had some black drum and don't even remember the rest of the dishes we ordered. Service was prompt and attentive though.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely overrated. Just for tourists.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Three piece band doing charming table to table jazz standards while enjoying world class food ambience and service made this one of the highlights of our five day visit. Band was not too loud and husband was amusing me by knowing each song! (He’s got those skills) We recommend requesting balcony (where we were) if noise level is of concern to you too. Note: one flight up, no elevator. Band does come up briefly for 2-3 songs both even then not too loud because upstairs better acoustics. Tin ceiling and marble floors downstairs means sound bounces.

Food: price of entree included salad dessert and appetizers so I consider this a deal! I got a peach Bellini that was less peachy and more champagne than I asked for but otherwise no complaints.

Loved that servers all wear tuxedos and head server Douglas has “Captain” on his name tag. Douglas was our server and was outstanding! props to his kind and patient way in training two other staff on complex techniques including training Svetlana in cinnamon, orange liqueur, orange, clove table side coffee. Husband loved his tiny waffle in two fruit compotes, with side of sugar cane syrup (aka molasses).

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was great! Drinks where amazing. Try thr French 75

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My favorite New Orleans restaurant.
When my date had a question and challenge with her entree, the staff immediately worked to resolve it.
I was very happy with the quality of the food and service.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was disappointing, but the service was not bad. The table was against the wall rather than being in the main dining with the high ceiling. The veal and the crab cakes were average, and the crawfish with puff pastry was too salty.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely wonderful food and service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner at Arnaud’s was delicious and delightful. We were greeted pleasantly, provided with helpful menu and specials information and recommended fresh, locally sourced desserts. The dining experience is everything one would expect from a great restaurant, except the noise level was pretty intense.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious from start to finish! Settle in for a relaxing meal. Each course was fabulous.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This has been my favorite restaurant for over ten years. I guess anyone can have an off night. For an appetizer I had the mushrooms and they were fabulous. Usually my favorite item is the soufflé potatos, this time they were a disappointment; cold and lacking flavor. For my entree I had the crispy fish that was anything but crispy. The coating was soggy and the fish was bland and a bit dry. I will return and give them another try.
The dress code has been relaxed too much in my opinion but perhaps others will be happy. I do not appreciate getting dressed up for a special occasion and the next table is wearing jeans with holes and unpressed, untucked plaid work shirts.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Arnaud’s was amazing! Busy weekend but still friendly and prompt service. Met head waiter and owner. Both extremely professional and courteous. My guest and I felt extremely welcomed on our first time in New Orleans. Oysters n filet charlemond👌🏼👌🏼!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic experience to have dinner at Arnaud’s.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food and ambiance was spectacular. Great traditional New Orleans menu. Well worth it. Great place.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I highly recommend Arnouds for anyone looking for an experience in true fine dining. It was absolutely AMAZING! From the food to the service. My wife and I were celebrating our 15th anniversary, and she is one of the most finicky eaters I know. She was blown away by there potato soufflé! I had their famous shrimp appetizer and the turtle soup. It was one of the best dining experiences we have had yet. When back in Nola, we will certainly be eating here again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

New Orleans landmark. Don't miss the Mardi Gras exhibit on the second floor!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always, the classic New Orleans brunch experience. We come here every time we are in the city and it never disappoints. We always feel so welcome, from the staff to the other diners, everyone is friendly and having fun. The musicians are wonderful and entertain each table with personal requests. A must do in New Orleans!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Arnaud’s is a wonderful place that always takes care of us. It’s definitely our favorite spot in the French Quarter. There is no place like it.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Staff started off overwhelmed but got it together and did a great job overall.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dining area was too close together with no space between tables almost touching. Food was average noise level was painful

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful visit. When in New Orleans - go here for dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall quite good service. Food was good, and atmosphere was good although a little bit loud.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Checked off another bucket list item for our visit to New Orleans. This iconic restaurant is upscale and not inexpensive but well worth the trip. Pompano was very good, and the Coquille St. Jacque was rated to the best ever by Janice. Service was well informed and entertaining by our most attentive server, Bailey. Try to get one of his tables when you are there. Definitely worth the trip

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent authentic creole cuisine exceptionally presented by an attentive and professional staff. Possibly the best bread ever. Wonderful meal followed by a nite cap at French 75. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My pompano was over cooked which is a shame since it’s a premium fish. The service was attentive and friendly but at times felt rushed. Noise level high. I feel that most patrons are allured by the restaurants history.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is good, but doesn’t live up to legendary status. Especially for the money. The ambiance is amazing, but the service is hit or miss. If it weren’t so expensive I would recommend it, but there are so many better options.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We unfortunately did not like Arnaud's as much as we had hoped. We had heard many good things about this restaurant but were sadly disappointed. The service was outstanding but the service should never be the highlight of a restaurant that is supposedly held in such high regard. The Veal was ok, my wife asked for medium rare and it came out medium, absolutely no pink in the middle and cooked all the way through. Her veal was much better than my fish though which was basically baked, had some lemon butter and parsley splashed on it and that was it. It was very plain and bland. The escargot for appetizer was quite good as was the gumbo. The Banana Fosters for desert was absolutely fantastic and by far the highlight of the meal.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Arnauds is old time elegance. The service beyond excellent. The French 75 was aromatic and delicious. We loved our meal. Everything was excellent and we enjoyed the bread and permission to be messy. That was sweet. The heart balloon was a superb touch. Will never again visit NOLA without paying a visit to Arnauds for dinner and drinks at the bar. The museum was such a nice touch of history. Loved the monkey lamb. Wish it was for sale. Added so much character. The interior design was superb. Hopefully we can have the potatoes souffle next time. We were told it was unavailable. This dinner was memorable, romantic and elegant. Loved our time at Arnauds.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were disappointed in the service!! I had to ask for refills of my water glass, my dinner was delivered but I had no knife, and my husband ordered a glass of wine but 25 minutes later - after the meal had arrived, we had to ask another staff member to check on the missing wine. The food was delicious however we expected more attention to detail!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Just delicious! She filet mignon was literally so tender they ate it with a butter knife!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter Brunch with our family of eight!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed Easter brunch off of the four-course fixed price menu, and we were not disappointed! The food was divine, and the wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The jazz ensemble provided the perfect, upbeat music, and we were delighted. Arnaud's is known for its reputation, so the standards were high. Perfect experience, and we highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of the great, classic Creole restaurants in New Orleans (along with Antoine's, Galatoire's, Broussard's, and Commander's Palace). It may not be as popular as Galatoire's or Commander's, but I like the room the best of all of them, and when you pair that with the associated French 75 bar and the interesting museum upstairs - along with more than adequate food - you get a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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