Arnaud's

4.7
5871 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.

Experiences

  • Jazz Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Come experience a Classic New Orleans Jazz Brunch featuring a three piece jazz band that plays while dine on our three course menu for the price of your entrée. Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!!!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5871 people are saying
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TravisB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service, as always. Food was spectacular.

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Megan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to the Sunday jazz brunch at Arnaud's and it was like eating inside a jewel box. Everything harkened back to an earlier time in a lovely way. The floor to ceiling windows are breathtaking and the service was impeccable. The music was great. The three course prix fixe is a deal, and both coffee and drinks were very good. The cream cheese Evangeline was light and smooth, the waffle was adorable, the grillades and grits had some of the best grits I've ever had and the gulf fish meuniere was crunchy and tasty. The strawberries Arnaud and Cheesecake we're great. All in all, a wonderful place for a date, families, a birthday, anything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited New Orleans for a girls’ weekend to celebrate our Mother’s birthday, and did the Jazz Brunch at Arnaud’s. It was our favorite experience of the whole weekend! The food was amazing, and the Jazz trio just MADE the whole experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

We entered the restaurant and did not know collard shirts were required. We had 2 men with us who had on very nice polo sweaters, dress pants, and dress shoes (they were dressed nice). We were approached by a male waiter who said they were not permitted to go into dining room because collard shirts were required. He offered a coat he had in the back which had a collar and allowed men to go to dining room. We sat down and started getting appetizers and food. He decided to take off the coat because the coat was about a 2/3x and he is much smaller so the sleeves were dipping into the food. The man then approached us again and said rudely (you must wear the coat. That’s why I gave it to you” in front of a whole room of tables with many people. Very embarrassing. I understand that there is a dress code but many men were wearing button up flannels (not nice shirts) and some men didn’t have on collard shirts at all. Many men were also wearing sweaters and had on a coat with a collar and took off their coat and hung them on the coat rack on the wall. I do not understand why he was picking. The waiters that waited on us were super great and sweet! And the food was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit. We were seated at the owners table. First alcohol my wife had two Burbon cocktails both were excellent. I had three glasses of wine one domestic Pinot and two French Syrah. The French Syrah was much better. The bread is warm and come with delicious butter. Had two loves of bread. My wife had the crab cakes and I had the Louisiana Drum. Both were excellent. We had the bananas foster for two. Definitely get the bananas foster. Great food and definitely a must place when you visit New Orleans.

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viplovetodineout
London
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish (Drum) was delicious tonight. As was Shrimp Arnaud and the seasonal cheesecake, perfect dessert for Mardi Gras. And as always the best wait staff in New Orleans.

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DennisV
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with great friends. The food, the service, and the ambiance was outstanding.

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CassieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We expected the food to be very good, but it was even better than we expected. What we didn't expect was how good the service was. In the traditional French way, we had a team of five servers, from bus-person to headwaiter. All were completely professional and they were engaging, witty and just fun. It was well worth the cost and gave us a night we'll remember for ever.

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vipSusanN
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Our first night in town go to restaurant!

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vipBillM
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding and the Turtle Soup was excellent.

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vipNolalover
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a little worried when we were “greeted” by two very unfriendly women when we checked in at the host stand. We commented to each other that we hoped it got better. It did! Our team of waiters did a fabulous job taking care of us. It’s a beautiful dining room with impeccable service. The food was delicious. Just subtracted a star because of those two women who “greet” guests.

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vipSusanO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very disappointed with the food. Shrimp Arnaud-their signature dish was not good. The shrimp were small,the dish is cold and the 4 of us didn’t finish it-because no one cared for it. The potato soufflé was interesting and good.

My friends had the crème brûlée which they said was not very good either I will not go back.

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jhsellers42
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service was top notch. Food was great. Highly recommend the turtle soup, crab prentiss, crab cakes, and fish pontchartrain. Great overall experience. Always love stopping at Arnaud's when in NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Jason
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am really glad myself and my now fiancee started our trip to New Orleans here. The service and food were beyond amazing. It really started our trip off right. We will definitely be back on our next trip to New Orleans.

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TheTrickTopHat
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at Arnaud's to celebrate my birthday. Everything from start to finish was perfect. The service was impeccable and the food was to die for. I had the breast of duck Ellen and it was amazing. My husband had the filet au poivre and said it was one of the best steaks he ever had. We topped the meal off with baked Alaska--it's not something you see on menus a lot and I've always wanted to try it. Simply delicious! Great recommendations on wines to go with our meals as well. A special shout out to Jasper--he was so attentive, funny, and knowledgeable. He was a huge part of making my celebration so special. Will definitely go to Arnaud's again when we make our way back to New Orleans someday.

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ScottH
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arnaud's knows what they are doing. If you want an upscale dining experience accompanied by amazing food, this is it. I can not speak highly enough about this place. This will be a regular stop for us. Ask to see the museum on the 2nd floor as well.

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Stager123
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining room. Quiet…a little too quiet. Would like a little music softly piped in. Food a d service was excellent. Highly recommend if you want an upscale experience and excellent food

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Restaurantgoer
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not pleased with the front desk lady who gave us the worst table on arrival. After I complained to another service , they gave us the table we choose .

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viplovetodineout
London
53 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with lovely jazz. Shrimp Arnaud was delicious followed by eggs benedict. Always love that dish at Arnauds. Just a wonderful way to have Sunday lunch. Best staff in New Orleans.

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MontanaGirl
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Jazz Brunch is fabulous! Wonderful not-to-be-missed treat in NOLA. Be sure to dress appropriately, as this is no Bourbon Street dive.

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TriciaC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect date venue for our first visit to NOLA!

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MrsFrank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Orleans classic! Simply a must when visiting New Orleans.

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vipMkbe
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most exception experience! The service was amazing, the drinks and food were delicious and the ambiance was beautiful. Our servers were kind and attentive. Such a great New Orleans gem!

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LoriM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner! Arnauds knocked it out of the park last night! Delicious and great service!

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HarriW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The food was good, however, the service was nonexistent. Our waiters were Manny and Mike and they all but ignored us. A lovely young man named Eric helped when we needed something.

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airman
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really good time. We especially enjoyed our time in French 75.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - highly recommend the snails! Service was great - we never had an empty glass or wondered where our waiter was. It was my husbands birthday and they were kind enough to give my husband a birthday card and a small baked Alaska (dessert and a show!). Great meal!

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vipdiner
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic NOLA high end restaurant. Excellent service. Great food. Excellent wine list. Been going to Arnaud's for years and years. Always a good experience.

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KristineL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just phenomenal. Old Creole cooking at it's best. Food was high quality and good value. The service was the best I've seen at a restaurant in years. Highly recommend.

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KristenA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mean...what can you say: Arnaud's is timeless with deep roots in the past. The food is spectacular, the service impeccable, the ambience to die--gaslights in the entry just give you a preview of the beauty inside. The bar is intimate and lovely with a busts of Winston Churchill decked out in beads and a crown.

Arnaud's will forever more haunt my dreams. And I'll just spend the hours waiting until I can go back.

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BobC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Larry was fantastic as was the rest of the staff.

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KevinF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!! Jasper was a great waiter. The food was amazing and so was the jazz trio. I love this place!

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RobertM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz Brunch was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and now I know how to make banana fosters

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years. Visiting from Texas

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viprg9166
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful old vintage New Orleans. The food is great. We both had the crab cakes, and they certainly live up to expectations. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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suzie
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Year’s Eve dinner and it was fantastic!! It was also our anniversary and they gifted us an amazing dessert. Good and service were phenomenal! A must visit when in NOLA.

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HowardS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in one of New Orleans’ grande dame restaurants.
We’re natives, but still appreciate what makes this city an international dining destination.
For the full experience, end your meal with Café Brûlot!

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BrianB
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & Food exceptional. Nice ambience, however with a big open room the noise can be noticeable.

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Arnaud's is rated 4.7 stars by 5871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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