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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Good for a Date (59)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
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Authentic (52)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (44)
Business Meals (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Local Ingredients (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (17)
People Watching (17)
Live Music (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent! Is all that needs to be said. First class at every turn

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Over priced, sub par New Orleans food. Their signature dish was over sauced and under marinated. Omelette was overcooked and barely had cheese. The bananas foster tasted like rubbing alcohol, couldn't even finish it. Every time we ordered a drink, it tasted different and have different garnishes. Our waiter was quite loud and not a representative of fine dining. $90 for brunch and left with a stomachache. Skip this place if you visit New Orleans.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

The service and food were awesome! I really enjoyed the soufflé potatoes & cafe brulot! The attention to detail was greatly appreciated!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Arnaud's is still the best Classic Creole restaurant in New Orleans. Beautiful setting. Classic dishes of New Orleans. Great service. It is a little hard to get to at present. Lots of construction in the Quarter. A good choice during the holidays.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Lily our server was great ! We are local and love Arnauds !

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our experience was AWFUL!
Arnaud's has changed Owners, I hear, and it is evident. The restaurant was one third full at that prime time on Tuesday 11/14/17.
We were seated at a nice table for our 7 pm reservation.
Took a while for complimentary bread to arrive. No bread plates. 'We don't use bread plates'
My Wife'-s shrimp creole was tepid and void of any flavor.
My speckled trout meuniere was actually sheep's head, battered and deep fried. I was charged the speckled trout price, $29.95, for something I could have gotten at a fast food joint for $4.99.
WE WILL NEVER GO BACK...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A CLASS ACT!!! Arnaud's...does not disappoint. The room is quintessential New Orleans, the food is well prepared. Everyone is professional. The Maitre D is one of the most fabulous and "he's on it" with respect to how the restaurant is run. Fresh fish choices are recommended.
The Jazz Bistro is worth a great second trip back to eat in a slightly more informal manner and listen to great music. The French 75 Bar, also part of, is a classy, intimate (but Loud) place to have your before dinner cocktails. The bartenders know what they're doing. Classic Whiskey Sours ROCK!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed an extraordinary dining experience at Arnaud's. The restaurant and its staff impressed us from the moment we walked through the entrance to the time we finally departed well more than two hours later. The cocktails were unique and delightful. The wine was superb, and the food was truly exceptional. All was experienced in a very warm and rich setting. Each course was presented beautifully in a relaxed atmosphere. The entrees , salads, and soups were prepared to utter perfection. Even the bread was among the best we ever tasted. Our dinner concluded with a desert of Bananas Foster prepared table side with flaming splendor. We want to acknowledge the outstanding and welcoming service provided to us by Augie, Doug, Dustin, and Michael during and even after our dinner. Our dining experience at Arnaud's was a truly memorable one in every aspect!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive servers and amazing food!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Arnauds is one of our New Orleans favorites. Try the puff potatoes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Arnaud’s seems to be more of a tourist restaurant. Very crowded, they want to get you in and out. Several items (including red specials in the menu) were not available. The food was really just ok.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had 6 for dinner at 6:30. The dining room was filled quickly after we were seated.
Staff was attentive to getting us drinks and our order but didn't rush us through the meal.
Food was delicious from appetizer, to dinner to dessert.
I had escargot which was delicious.
This is a meal that you can count on being very good and that everyone would enjoy.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was professional, musicians quite good

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are here for a international meeting and never have enjoyed your Jazz Brunch, only dinner! Wow! What fun!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best place in New Orleans for Sunday Brunch. Live music, great food and service. Classy and fun.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Live Music, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had Sunday jazz brunch and it was a terrific experience! The food was yummy and the jazz band was wonderful. They went around the room and played at individual tables. It felt like a real New Orleans event. The price tag is rather high so you have to know that going in. The food is great but you are truly paying for the whole experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Afternoon Tea
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was amazing

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing. Do yourself a favor and experience this fine NOLA dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very expensive price to pay for dining factory-style. Why do waiters rush to remove your plate even before you’ve completed your meal (or before your dining partner has completed their’s). This happened repeatedly throughout the night, with drinks, the bread and butter, etc. it’s not like they had people waiting for the table (there were empty tables - although I don’t think that’s an excuse).
The Dining room was loud, and it was difficult to have conversation with my dining partner. I was underwhelmed. I do believe the food was probably quite good, but I was distracted by the deficiencies mentioned above.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Second time around in 4 years on second visit to NOLA. Repeat excelent experience.Would recomend anytime.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Elegant dining, friendly and attentive wait staff, a long ago favorite that does not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautifully presented local classic specialities. Food was delectable. The local seafood is very fresh. All the classics are here to savour. Staffa are super friendly and helpful and atmosphere is great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Outstanding meal! Beautiful presentation and great service ,but very pricey. Almost $200 for 2

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Mobile)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Sunday Jazz Brunch is a classic. 4 courses to choose from and a live 3 piece trio playing guests' requests. Not overly priced considering all you get.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Live jazz during Sunday brunch was delightful
The brunch menu had great options. The salad that was included in the brunch, however, was quite ordinary. We expected a more flavorful dressing and a better presentation for the salad. Overall the Sunday brunch was a grand event I plan to do again

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful Sunday brunch for any size group. Great cocktails, food and most of all wonderful service and live music!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

An exceptional dining experience which we could not fault. Food was excellent and as for the bananas Foster, has to be one of the best desserts we have ever had ! The staff are so helpful and pleasant. A thoroughly good experience from start to finish.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I Have a lot of food restrictions. I was disappointed that they did not make any accommodations. All the people I ate with however loved their meals. Several raves about the Tuttle soup and steak. We had a small private room which was perfect and the service was impeccable.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

First, the various baked oyster apps were excellent. Sauces not as flavorful as I remember. The mushroom sauce on my filet mignon was too salty. The weight staff were very pleasant, but we waited a full 25 minutes after our starters and salad to get our entrees. I think someone forgot them somewhere.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Way too noisy. Shrimp creole ordinary. Crab cakes Devine
The host never came to get us in the bar when our table was ready
Boorish loud man next to us ruined our evening. Some friend of the management. They catered to him all evening
So sorry we wasted our money.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Last minute decision to do Sunday Brunch and it was delightful. We had not been in a while and did not realize it was a four course which was definitely more food than we wanted but it was all good and there were a few things you could choose on the lighter side. They have the best French 75 in NOLA but I think they created the drink?? Jazz band is fun, service is good and food is good and definitely New Orleans style. Great place to celebrate or just have a Sunday brunch for two! The crepes for dessert are worth the upcharge!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went here for a jazz Sunday brunch, and there are quite a few in New Orlean's, but after researching all the brunches decided on Arnaud's. Very glad we did, as we spent a couple of hours enjoying a fantastic jazz trio, a beautiful New Orleans fine dining room, wonderful service by everyone, and excellent food and presentation. If you aare looking for a great Sunday jazz brunch experience, I would definitely go here. You will love it. Get dressed up and enjoy a few hours of Sunday afternoon and give yourself a special treat that you will really enjoy.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our experience at Arnaud's was absolutely amazing. It is not necessarily a romantic restaurant due to the noise level but it was still a wonderful experience. I look forward to going back again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful food & service but quite noisy - not for a romantic evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great dining experience in the French Quarter. It was a little bit louder than I had anticipated , but overall it was a pleasant dining experience. The cocktails were superb and the turtle soup was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on October 26, 2017

As requested, the Chef agreed to prepare my favorite Entrée ever. This had been on Arnaud's menu for years but, had been left off in recent years. Crabmeat Imperial is the very best preparation of Crabmeat that you can imagine. It is delicate, succulent and a real pleasure for your palate. I have been enjoying this dish for over 60 years and at this particular time I would rank it among the very best.

Douglas, Dustin and Irvin served our every need and as usual, we were made to feel like family. My wife and I have been coming to Arnaud's for almost 50 years including our Honeymoon Dinner but, this time, we were with friends who also had the opportunity to enjoy the food and service for their first time. To them, it was as memorable as it has always been for us. Thank you for making my Birthday so special and for always welcoming us home to Arnaud's.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was excellent. The bread was delicious. My entire party was thoroughly pleased with their meal selections, and all 6 of us chose something different for each course. Would highly recommend, and will definitely come back on my next visit to the area.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fabulous food and dining experience. Lots to pick from in this traditional French Quarter restaurant. Staff is friendly and helpful. Interesting evening watching flaming desserts and drinks being prepared with great skill and showmanship! Highly recommend Arnaud's.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was outstanding - Linda, Casanova & Douglas were great!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Classy restaurant with excellent food and service. We were in town for vacation and our dinner here was a true high point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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