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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 .
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
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!
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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