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Arnaud's

4.7
4.7
5943 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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Booked 35 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Cocktails

  • French 75$13.75

    Courvoisier VS, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Moët & Chandon

    • Yuletide Fashion$11.75

      Wild Turkey 101, Dark Maple Syrup, Luxardo Syrup, Yuletide Bitters, Rosemary

      • St. Erasmus$13.00

        Dorothy Parker Gin, Cynar, Aperol, Dry Vermouth

        • Bobby Oakes$15.00

          Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, Laphroaig, Galliano, Coffee Infused Meletti, Dubonnet, Tobacco Bitters

          • The Longest Night$15.00

            Rittenhouse Rye, Amer Picon, Benedicitine, Allspice Dram

            • Sazerac$9.00

              Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Peychaud's Bitters, Herbsaint, Sugar

              • Oaxacan Wassail$13.50

                Espolon Tequila, Vida Mezcal, Wassail, Lime Juice

                • Kapu Kapu$12.50

                  Don Q Anejo, Hamilton Gold Jamaican Rum, Plantation Overproof, Hibiscus, Honey, Vanilla Nutmeg Syrup, Cinnamon, Allspice Dram. Herbsaint, Orange Juice, Lime Juice

                  • The Countess$10.50

                    Dorothy Parker Gin, Cranberry Cordial, Meletti Amaro, Darjeeling Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sage

                    • Martinez$11.50

                      Dorothy Parker Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Luxardo Liqueur, Orange Bitters

                      • Champs Elysees$16.00

                        Hennessy V.S., Yellow Charteuse, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters

                        Bar Menu

                        Served from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. nightly

                        • Soufflé Potatoes$10.00

                          • Gougères$9.00

                            Gruyère Cheese puffs stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Prosciutto

                            • Boudin Wontons$8.00

                              Fried Boudin stuffed wontons served with pepper jelly

                              • Brie and Jalapeño Stuffed Shrimp$8.50

                                Fried Jumbo Gulf shrimp stuffed with Brie cheese and jalapeño peppers

                                • Crabmeat Prentiss$15.95

                                  Louisiana crabmeat baked in a delicate cheese sauce. Served with baguette crisps

                                  • Shrimp Arnaud$12.50

                                    Gulf shrimp marinated in our famous tangy Creole Remoulade Sauce

                                    • Escargots en Casserole$11.25

                                      Burgundy snails baked individually in ceramic pots with garlic-herb butter and a dash of Pernod. Capped with flaky pastry

                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                      What 5,943 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                      4.7
                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.7Food
                                      • 4.7Service
                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                      • 4.4Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      Loved For

                                      • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                        Creole

                                      • New Orleans

                                        Creole

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New Orleans

                                        2 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined today

                                        overall2food1service2ambience5

                                        We save Arnaud’s for special occasions and have always had excellent food and service but last night was a disaster. The food was poorly cooked and the servers were weird. My wife had a fish entree that was dry, tasteless and inedible and I had a fish dish with a sauce that tasted like brown gravy for mashed potatoes. My wife couldn’t eat her dinner and sent it back leaving me to eat mine alone which I didn’t do. We also had a shrimp appetizer that was six tiny shrimp in a boring sauce. We ordered Brabant potatoes that came to the table in a tiny plastic cup. About 6 cents worth of greasy diner quality potatoes for $10. They comped my wife’s entrée, I didn’t eat mine, we paid the bill, left a generous tip and left hungry and very disappointed. Extraordinary prices for very ordinary food. Great restaurant but needs a chef. Not keeping pace with all the great restaurant options available in NOLA.

                                      2. M

                                        Michelita44

                                        Las Vegas

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined today

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellence service and food.

                                      3. HF

                                        HenryF

                                        Montreal

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined today

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        What a fantastic experience! Arnauds always delivers. Doug and Randy and their team made tonight super special for my wife and our 3 yr old daughter. Her first Bananas Foster made her smile and laugh. The kitchen staff made a special pasta dish for her. Shrimp Creole for dad and roast chicken for mom we’re each exceptional. Thanks Arnauds for making us feel like family!

                                      4. CR

                                        CRAIGJ

                                        New Orleans

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined today

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Impeccable service, truly exceptional food with a menu fit for all of us. Prices are too high for the miniscule portions.

                                      5. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Baltimore

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined today

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Jacob was great

                                      6. DK

                                        DanielK

                                        Dallas

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing experience in New Orleans. A classic restaurant, and absolute must to visit while in town. Great food and impeccable service. Must try the Baked Alaska.

                                      7. SP

                                        SamanthaP

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        If you are travelling to New Orleans and are looking for amazing food, amazing service and an overall amazing experience you HAVE to go here. The crab cakes and fish are sensational and the tableside Bananas Foster was delightful. Can't say enough good things about it, our best part of the trip for sure was having dinner here!

                                      8. B

                                        650Boomer

                                        San Francisco

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A classic New Orleans dining experience. Do not miss!

                                      9. JA

                                        JarlA

                                        Fayetteville

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        On a scale 1 to 10 where 10 is the best ~ Arnaud’s is a 10.

                                      10. AC

                                        ArthurC

                                        New Orleans

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Arnaud's is a classic New Orleans restaurant. I never disappoints with great atmosphere and food.

                                      11. SD

                                        SaraD

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The jazz brunch was the highlight of our weekend- wonderful service, music and food was excellent. We had a birthday at the table and staff surprised us with a complimentary baked Alaska. Strongly recommend!

                                      12. J

                                        Jules

                                        Pittsburgh

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Service was impeccable, tasting menu was delicious and ambiance was wonderful. Highly recommend for a special evening out in NOLA.

                                      13. GA

                                        GorettiA

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Obviously an historical place but was a bit disappointed with the food. Smaller portions than expected and quite salty. The soufflé potatoes were just fried puffy potatoes but didn’t have any kind of unique taste that I would write home about. Good to go once but wouldn’t necessarily go again knowing other restaurants in the same class that are much better.

                                      14. M

                                        Michelle

                                        New Orleans

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best food in the world! Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner!

                                      15. L

                                        Luisa

                                        Caribbean

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent meal, very good service and elegant ambiance. The only drawback was the noise level. You could hardly hear the waiter or have a conversation. Noise reduction would be welcome.

                                      16. r

                                        rtfsouth

                                        Atlanta

                                        29 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on May 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent as always. Arnaud’s is a must do for us whenever we are in New Orleans.

                                      17. m

                                        momsinc

                                        Philadelphia

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was all my husband wanted for his 65th birthday…to dine at Arnaud’s! It was a wonderful evening! We started with cocktails at the French 75. They acknowledged his birthday when we were seated, and presented him with a mini baked Alaska for dessert. An amazing evening!!

                                      18. PC

                                        PaulC

                                        Richmond

                                        8 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on May 19, 2022

                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                        Comparing to similar high cost/quality options, does not seem they have come back to the top level experience you would expect. Food was very good but overall service and experience has room to improve or perhaps just an off night.

                                      19. RK

                                        RebeccaK

                                        Chicago

                                        27 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        27 reviews

                                        Dined on May 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        The service was excellent and the food was delicious! The best escargot I’ve ever had! My boyfriend ordered the duck and I had the crab pastry (crab Karen, I believe?). Both were very good! Noise level was a tad loud since it’s one large room but it was a great dinner. We will definitely be back on our next trip to New Orleans!

                                      20. JW

                                        JanW

                                        Sacramento

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Top notch food. Jazz musicians played for us at or table. Bananas Foster at table side. Friendly wait staff. Famous for a reason!

                                      21. RB

                                        ReginaB

                                        Singapore

                                        13 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                                        The food was OK, I have had better in New Orleans. The cost point did not match the food. The service was very good the waiter was on point. It was truly New Orleans traditional brunch.

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Memphis/West TN

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                        The food was delicious. The noise level is quite loud and the service is a little chaotic on a busy night. They try very hard though to meet all expectations. We needed a separate check and it took quite a long time. If it was going to take over half an hour for a check we would have just taken one and figured it out amongst the other couple with us. The ambiance is nice but loud if you are in main dining room. All the dishes are delicious. I loved the shrimp bisque and the crab cakes. The dress code is strictly enforced so definitely take this serious!

                                      23. TL

                                        TerriL

                                        Little Rock

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Such a special place to celebrate our anniversary while in NOLA. My only negative was that it was a bit on the loud side. But even being extremely busy, the service and attentiveness were excellent as was the meal.

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous dinner with exceptional service. My water glass was never even close to being empty! The noise level was a little loud but that could be overlooked by the meal and ambiance. Would definitely recommend!

                                      25. LM

                                        LesliM

                                        Fort Lauderdale

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Wonderful fine dining experience! Augie took great care of us. A must in NOLA!

                                      26. CM

                                        CindyM

                                        San Francisco

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great overall experience, food was awesome!! Try the Bananas Foster for sure!!

                                      27. BM

                                        ButchM

                                        Richmond

                                        22 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        22 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                        I really wanted to love Arnaud’s. It’s one of the oldest, finest, and most upscale of New Orleans restaurants. It drips with history, along with Antoine’s, Gallatoire’s, and a few others. The decor is impressive - sort of old-school fancy. All the waiters are dressed in tuxes, making the ambiance feel more formal and special, and all the employees were cordial and friendly, with the exception of our waiter, Kyle, who had no noticeable personality or sense of service. We saw him three times - when he brought our menus, he took our orders, and brought the check. There didn't offer any explanations about the menu or check to see how we were doing after our food arrived. The food was OK, but nothing more. The exception was the Shrimp Arnaud, which was very good – cold shrimp in a tasty remoulade sauce. Both the turtle soup and the gumbo were watery. We had had great gumbo and turtle soup the evening before at another restaurant, and Arnaud’s versions didn’t compare. Both our fish dishes were nicely fried, but the creole meuniere sauce on mine actually tasted a bit like canned brown gravy. The Brabant potatoes had no noticeable seasoning on them, making them taste like cubed French fries, which isn’t bad – just not what I had expected.

                                      28. BM

                                        BMan

                                        Chicago

                                        59 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        59 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Arnauds continues to deliver the very best of the New Orleans culinary experience. Starting with a French 75, accompanied by Shrimp and Oysters Arnauds lays the foundation for an exceptional evening. The service is second to none as the staff graciously attends to all your needs without intruding. Our party all had 3 different fish dishes, Amandine, Fried and Pontchartrain with crab were all exceptional. Finished with Strawberries Arnoud and a tour of the upstairs museum This was my 3rd visit to New Orleans and my 3rd trip to Arnauds, it certainly won't be my last!

                                      29. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New England

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Had a great time- Julie and Kyle were amazing and super helpful. Noise level is loud but heck- you are in NOLA!!

                                      30. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was a delightful evening out on our trip to New Orleans. The food was excellent and served in a graceful manner. Our head waiter patiently explained the specials and answered all of our questions.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Orlando

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                        This was always a fine dining place when we lived in NOLA. However, our experience last night was less than fine…MUCH less! The food was only ok. The service, slightly better than the food, but not much. My shrimp creole was severely lacking in the flavor that creole food normally is known for. The Court of Two Sisters has MUCH better food and a better selection. Don’t waste your money here. I wasted mine. Never again!!!

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Shreveport

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Sat in the bar for a couple of drinks before dinner — dark, cool, and refreshing, just as we had hoped. Dinner was outstanding, no snobbery, just a great experience and great service. TR

                                      33. r

                                        ronie23

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent experience! Every dish unique and the potatoes are a must ! The staff was amazing even with our two children they were so welcoming . I would definitely come back !

                                      34. FC

                                        FrankC

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        The quality of the food was so bad at the bar we left after being seated for dinner because of the noise level. Hadn't been there in 50 years but we believed the write-ups which we obviously way overstated.

                                      35. LG

                                        LinetteG

                                        New Orleans

                                        3 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall3food4service3ambience2

                                        The noise level was ridiculously loud and made it difficult to have a nice meal. The food was overall good the service was lacking however.

                                      36. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New Orleans

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Mother’s Day

                                      37. PH

                                        PattyH

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful Sunday brunch accompanied by jazz!!! This was the best food experience of the week. Will be back!

                                      38. SM

                                        StevenM

                                        New York Area

                                        19 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        Disappointed in the quality of the food, except for the crabcakes. Especially the sides which were tiny portions, and seemed like they were from a frozen supermarket box.

                                      39. f

                                        foodieluv

                                        Washington DC

                                        15 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        Overall, a great experience. The only complaint was that the waiter gave us our menus without asking for our cocktail order. In the end, the service was great as was the food.

                                      40. DR

                                        DREW

                                        Houston

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First rate. Special

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                      FAQs

                                      Arnaud's is rated 4.7 stars by 5943 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                      Booked 35 times today
                                      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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