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About Arnaud's

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.

813 Rue Bienville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Creole, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Jazz Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Bourbon & Dauphine Streets

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(866) 230-8895

Website:
http://www.arnauds.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Near Streetcar Line

Executive Chef:
Tommy DiGiovanni

Additional:
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.

Arnaud's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Good for a Date (69)
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Romantic (67)
Authentic (65)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Local Ingredients (47)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Business Meals (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
People Watching (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Good for Groups (26)
Great for Brunch (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Fun (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Cozy (16)
Live Music (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Scenic View (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Spicy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good, enjoyable

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·Dined 3 days ago

We mentioned when we made the reservation it was for an anniversary but they never mentioned it. Still had a great time and delicious dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Booked a late Valentine's day date which was totally worth it. Food was excellent. Had the quail and the filet au poive. Staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Cocktails we're superb. Had their signature French 75 and my wife had the Pono Punch

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·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional service!! Fantastic food! Very cozy comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Best service I've ever had. Food came out quick and perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Try the Crabmeat Karen. Its a beef wellington but with crabmeat, sitting in a pool of amazingly delicious sauce.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was great. Can't ask for anything better than that!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is ok. The menu is tired. I get that there is something to be said about legacy dishes and or tradition However, this menu is best suited for the 65 and older crowd. The bread was good. I did really like the bread. For the price, you can get a better meal elsewhere.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food !great atmosphere ! great service !
Just the best of the best

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·Dined 6 days ago

Cocktails are on the small sized, as is the wine pour. The oysters Rockefeller were mostly spinach. The Filet Charmound was excellent, as were the deserts.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Our culinary experience at Arnaud’s was extraordinary! Everything from the ambiance, service and tour was exquisite. We will definitely visit again the next time in NOLA!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great brunch and birthday celebration on the Sunday before Mardi Gras! The food and service were outstanding and our out-of-town guests really appreciated the Jazz trio and lively second line around the restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The staff was courteous and friendly. The brunch and music was exceptional.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I was by myself, and the staff was attentive, and went out of their way to make sure I got everything I needed. They are doing the restaurant's 100 year old menu right now with original recipes, as an option. I decided to try it, imagining what food was like 100 years ago, and it was great. It was a good value, and interesting to eat. I recommend it. Of course, the bread they bring to the table is wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, this New Orleans institution did not disappoint. Was worth the hassle of navigating french quarter traffic during mardi gras. Crawfish bisque is best in the city...love the bread, the seafood, souffle potatoes, the orange crepes and topped it off with cafe brulot. This has become our special occasion favorite.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Dining room appeared to be hosting a cocktail party. Very loud and annoying. Waitress barely spoke with us. Very rushed and unhelpful. Food was mediocre to average. Would not come back or recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Loving fine dinning, we were disappointed that the table was small. No bread plate. We were told it was tradition to have a mess. We were not able to have plates even at our request. This was fine dining and we did not want to be sitting in crumbs. I also ordered shrimp with a sauce. The plate was so small - no charger for appetizer, once you cut your shrimp you had nothing to place your saucy knife on and it got all over the table cloth. Again - we are dressed for a night out.

The table leaves hung low down by your knees. It was very uncomfortable. The leaves generally go under the table and not hanging by your knees. Also seats uncomfortable and unfriendly waitress. The noise level was a bit too loud. Food no complaints. The rest of the employees were excellent. The few little bumps did not hinder our ability to enjoy the good food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, New Orleans style atmosphere, impeccable service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The bananas foster was perfect! Celebrated a reunion of college friends. Lovely night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Arnaud’s never fails to deliver. First rate service, consistently beautiful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had jazz brunch at Arnaud’s. I haven’t been here in 25 years and it is still as excellent as I remembered. Cocktails and food were wonderful. These jazz trio were great and fun. Visit the museum upstairs filled with Mardi Gras gowns.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always enjoy for Sunday brunch. The food is always awesome and the entertainment spectacular. The wait staff seemed very rushed for the 11 am seating. We ordered two bottles of Moet Chandon, the first served by what we believe was the som, although the waiter re- pours and open of the 2nd bottle were less than one would expect. The waiter did mot know to pour the wine with a round up finish and dripped several drops many times on the table and on one of our guests. Just need to take a bit more time and learn that finish on the pour. All else was awesome

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Arnauds is absolutely gorgeous. My best friend and I attended the Sunday Jazz Brunch and it was fantastic! The service was impeccable and the food delicious. The staff made us feel like royalty. Not to mention the incredibly talented jazz musicians who stop at each table to play a request. I cannot recommend this jewel enough. Definitely a highlight of our vacation.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was good but expected more. Food was good not grest, they should enforce their dress code

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I chose to dine at this restaurant because of its unique history, opening in 1918 by a French wine salesman and only having changed ownership once intrigued me.

It is a staple in New Orleans fine dining for the past 100 years for its creole cuisine. While the dining experience was an unforgettable one. There are many reasons why:
there were no minorities dining there, my friends and I stuck out like a sore thumb. However, the wait staff were of different ethnic backgrounds. They charged $6 per slice to cut a cake that we purchased outside of the restaurant.

The drinks were great however the food selections that we chose were just okay. Nothing to rave about and there was nothing that stood out, or shouted that I have to come back again. Maybe next time I'll just visit the museum.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Arnauds was not our first choice for dinner as we were looking for a steakhouse. We were thrilled we came. Service was impeccable and food was as good as any steakhouse we could have went to. Next time in New Orleans I would come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 29, 2018

We were visiting in New Orleans and it was my birthday. We were dressed casually due to walking thru the streets sightseeing and it was raining. My husband was in a Ralph Lauren two piece leisure suit but was told he needed to wear a jacket with a collar. Staff brought one (this in itself is not what was upsetting - Atlanta used to do this type thing in the early 70’s but I haven’t seen the practice in decades). However what was upsetting was the staff never smiled or engaged - basically acted somewhat robotic and the food was just Bailey fair - not what u expect from a $200 plus meal. There was a balloon tied to my chair but no mention of Happy Birthday or “let me bring u a small dessert or tart afterwards” . .. Just very disappointing all around and not what we expected .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Just really good, high-quality food and excellent service. Nice. Go. Spend and enjoy. Oh, and it’s on bourbon street.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great! Awesome food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sunday brunch, live jazz music amazing, food amazing, drinks awesome, overall amazing new Orleans experience

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

One of New Orleans Grande Dame Restaurants.....top 5.
Sunday Brunch is excellent, service impeccable, minus 1 for noise level, but then again, this is New Orleans. Beautiful, cozy bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a great time st the Jazz brunch on Sundays.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I were in town for a convention and wanted to dine at a fine restaurant. The atmosphere was very festive which we enjoyed but it was difficult for us to converse due to the noise. The architecture was beautiful and we enjoyed looking at the collection of Mardi Gras costumes upstairs. Finally the food was very good. We both got seafood based items that were well prepared an d fresh

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful experience!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful service and the meal was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My college roommate and I were having a get together in NOLA. We certainly made the right choice when we booked a table at Arnaud's! Everything was amazing from the service to the food. Perfectly cooked fish! We shared several dishes and there was never an issue with us sharing, which is often not the case in some restaurants. Thank you Arnaud's for a delightful evening!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fabulous in every way

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and food. Came for the oysters Bienville and was great

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Definitely an experience to remember! Amazing food and ambiance, truly a wonderful way to finish our visit to New Orleans. Made sure to visit the collection of Mardi Gras costumes before leaving, too!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We heard a ton of great things and, when visiting Nola, seek out the best. Although the old school ambiance is definitely neat, everything else is overrated. The food is ok. The service (very dressy and very attentive...which means a little stuffy) is fine, nothing to critique. The food is the issue. It’s just ok...maybe even kinda good. We tried all the baked oysters, and I’ve had plenty better in town at “dive” bars. Shrimp Arnaud, again, just ok. Did the Meunière and the Arnaud’s crab cakes...again, just ok. Clearly you’re paying for name and ambiance here. I’ll say this, the pecan pie was out of this world good, so maybe a spot for dessert.

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