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Arnaud's

4.6
4.6
6054 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole, French

  • Hours of operation

    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (866) 230-8895

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Tommy DiGiovanni

  • Private party facilities

    Arnaud's is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner or a rollicking party. Each of our 13 private dining rooms is exquisitely appointed. The rooms and two private balconies, can accommodate events for 12 to 220 guests and can be reserved individually or together.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Drury: (855) 831-6924

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street

  • Parking details

    We recommend Premium Parking (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)

  • Public transit

    Near Streetcar Line

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • COOLinary

    $45.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Aug 20, 2022
    Come in, cool off with our three course menu! Menu- Choice of: FRIED OYSTERS Summer corn Maque Choux and Habanero Aioli or VICYSSOISE ~ Choice of: GULF FISH VERONIQUE Sauce Mousseline and red grapes or GRILLED PORK CHOP Tomato Gastrique and succotash ~ Choice of: CHESS PIE or CHERRY CLAFOUTIS

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What 6,054 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Creole

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  1. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quintessential New Orleans! From the minute you walk in the door you feel the true spirit and history of New Orleans. Started with a drink at French 75, pure class, excellent service and a fabulously made French 75. Dinner was equally impressive…each course was delicious, service attentive, and the table side dessert service is delicious and entertaining! After dinner we toured the museum upstairs, all the dresses, hats and history or the founders wife and early historic New Orleans. It was an absolute treat!
  2. LP

    LesPoche

    New Orleans

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here many times and it’s always outstanding. We had soufflé potatoes to start & the Coolinary menu. It did not disappoint. Excellent service, atmosphere, cuisine. One of my favorite restaurants.
  3. JE

    JeanetteE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very attentive and courteous! Food was amazing and the table side bananas foster was divine!
  4. RB

    RowlandB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service. The best there is.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    When we arrived, we were not greeted. Three young people talking and on their phones. I made reservations including notes about our special day. Nobody mentioned our anniversary. Comparing with other high end restaurants in the area, Arnaud was our least favorite. Nothing special and overpriced. There was a delay with our food and after the long wait my wife’s plate was missing items. Overall, this restaurant was ok but nothing to remember. We will not be back.
  6. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    10 years ago this place was great. In 2022 things have changed. The food was still good but the experience was made frustrating by inattentive and disorganized service. No longer a premium fine dining experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were not seated in the main dining room because it had been reserved for a private event. No doubt we would have enjoyed the ambiance more, otherwise. It was still a great dining experience.
  8. GS

    GinnyS

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at Arnaud’s. Very good service and the traditions are wonderful, including the classic Creole dishes. The Trout Amandine and Crab Cakes were excellent. The puffy potatoes are purely addictive. There was a private party in the main dining room, so we were seated in the Bistro. Beautiful large room with the original tile floors and large windows overlooking the pedestrian streets. I wanted to see the Mardi Gras Museum upstairs (beautiful costumes) but couldn’t access it because of the private party. So Yon, Asst Maitre d,’ graciously offered to take us up the back stairs. On the way, we saw several stunning private dining rooms, some of them very large. Thank you, Yon, and the staff of Arnaud’s for a very special evening!
  9. JP

    JorgeP

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Oysters : amazing Chocolate desert: amazing Main course: We’ve had better fish in other restaurants The A/C was really cold. Bring a jacket Location: Bourbon street is kind of scary
  10. DC

    DanielC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Didn't meet expectations. Nothing was bad but the food was just okay. The service was great and the staff was friendly.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mushrooms & crab dip apps were amazing!
  12. L

    Ljgq

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Horrible walk up Bourbon St to get to restaurant. Pompano badly overcooked. “Bread” overlay on escargot doesn’t work. With the sad state of the quarter we’ll eat elsewhere whenever we can. We are residents of Metairie.
  13. JL

    JasonL

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal as usual. Doug was great tableside taking care of our requests for future dining and very knowledgeable about the menu. Alhenry was great too! Kaitlin has been great with event planning too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  15. RS

    RonS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great fresh catch Snapper and duck dinners. Banana foster, was terrific. Flamed at our table.
  16. GZ

    GregZ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Arnaud's is a true classic. They embody the best New Orleans traditions while remaining fresh and exciting. We've been many times and will be back many more. Thank you to the amazing team that keeps this place so special.
  17. WW

    WarrenW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The best Quail I ever had. The noise was overwhelming at times because I have hearing issues but that won't keep me from coming back. The food and staff were great!
  18. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was very good we had the oysters bienville as a starter and the Pontchartrain as our entree both were spot on good. We had the bananas fosters for dessert and it was also very good. Nice meal and nice service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a CLASSIC experience start to finish. The service…WOW. The food…perfect. The cocktails…on point. Each server was so congenial and on top pf their respective responsibilities. The ambiance was elegant. Yea, it was expensive, but in this case you genuinely get what you pay for. I would definitely visit again
  20. BD

    BigDBev

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  21. RZ

    RossZ

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday Jazz Brunch is a special dining experience. Have enjoyed it many times and highly recommend it. The food is excellent and the ambiance is so nice.
  22. V

    Violet

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was very professional and different from what I’ve had (in a good way). It seems like everyone works together to serve you, even the managers. They treat you like one of their own personal tables and each recall your every order with their own recommendations so it’s not just a basic “Everything okay still?”. The food was good but not great. We did an appetizer, two main entrees, and a dessert. Nothing stood out other than the crawfish dish. If you’re just visiting New Orleans, I wouldn’t make it a priority stop, but if you’ve tried everything and want another option then it wouldn’t be the worst choice.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Every course was great.
  24. SR

    SteveR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience for our anniversary. Both the food and service was excellent. Arnaud's even threw in a little something extra (which was unexpected) to celebrate our day. A+
  25. BW

    BillyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at Arnaud's. Everyone was so very friendly. The fish Amandine with lump crabmeat was delicious. We can also recommend the filet mignon. We would definitely return.
  26. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant. Great experience, would recommend to anyone. It is on the pricey side, however everything we ordered was spectacular and beyond compare.
  27. JM

    JulioM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was amazing, but I cannot speak more highly than I can about the food. Every item we had, from the appetizers, to entrees, wine and dessert were all exquisitely delicious. I had not had food that good in a long time. Pricey, but you absolutely get what you pay for. What an amazing evening!
  28. E

    Empressdye

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arnaud’s never disappoints! The food, the service and the ambiance is top notch. Truly fine dining. I do wish there was a dress requirement “Jackets required” to respect how special Arnaud’s is but sadly that is a thing of the past.
  29. PP

    PaulP

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drum Pontchartrain was outstanding.
  30. C

    Christine

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was average. Not amazing. Service was a little disjointed with many servers. The ambiance was very nice.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening celebrating us. No anniversary or birthday just fine dining at its best.
  32. LD

    LDub

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Server said best thing on menu was fish ponchatrain. Fish was mushy and had a lot of dark pieces. In an attempt to redeem meal, I ordered dessert. They gave me new girl so she could train. She didn’t add enough brown sugar to make sauce and sauce she did make was burnt. I was shocked they charged me for being Guinea pig to trainee. Row of servers leering in background is unnerving. Perhaps meant to get patrons in and out. Don’t get comfortable!
  33. A

    Annie

    New Orleans

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience5
    It was pouring rain when we arrived and we were soaking wet. I asked for cloth napkins to dry ourselvesoff with and was refused. I was told to go to the bathroom and use the paper tissues even though it was obvious there were many cloth napkins available. The two women at the front desk bordered on outright rudeness and when I told her I had a reservation in my name she told me it wasn’t there and later asked me for my phone number which verified who I was. She then told me I had said my name was “Ned” as though maybe I don’t know my own name ? Now for the good news: while one waiter Irina was indifferent to us Mallory stepped in and made the difference. She was friendly and helpful and welcoming as were the bus boys Cali and his new trainee. I have been going to Arnaud’s for over 50 years and never had anything like this happen before. I will not be recommending it to anyone and will think twice about returning even though the food was great. We can always say every restaurant has a bad night with one bad egg if only there were just one bad egg involved here.
  34. JP

    JennP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, wonderful music and Mallory was so fun and upbeat!
  35. WH

    WilliamH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Arnaud’s felt like a classic, unmissable NOLA experience. The ambiance, smart service and outstanding cuisine all added up to a wonderful time for our party of three.
  36. S

    Sallyw

    Mississippi

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Switched up and tried Arnaud’s for brunch and what a delightful change! The selections were excellent and everything was superb-from the food to the service to the overall ambiance. Arnaud’s never disappoints.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday!
  38. SS

    SteveS

    Central Texas

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic NOLA seafood restaurant in the French Quarter.
  39. EL

    EdwinL

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. A touch too noisy.
  40. j

    jenn

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated in the Bistro as the main dinning room was hosting a huge wedding reception. They should not have served that night. The food, ambience & service were all terrible. The manager was kind enough to comp our meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Arnaud's is rated 4.6 stars by 6054 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Arnaud's

813 Rue Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    We recommend Premium Parking (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)

  • Public transit

    Near Streetcar Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tommy DiGiovanni

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (866) 230-8895

  • Private party facilities

    Arnaud's is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner or a rollicking party. Each of our 13 private dining rooms is exquisitely appointed. The rooms and two private balconies, can accommodate events for 12 to 220 guests and can be reserved individually or together.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Drury: (855) 831-6924

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