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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

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Authentic (56)
Good for Birthdays (54)
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Good for Anniversaries (53)
Romantic (53)
Good for a Date (53)
Business Meals (39)
Local Ingredients (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Fun (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
People Watching (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Live Music (15)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Sophisticated but welcoming and relaxed. Enjoyed the entire meal much like classic French fare. Bread was light and crusty which is not always the case even in upscale N. O. Restaurants. Crab dish and sauce were delicious. Other high points of the meal were our server, Lizzie and her Cafe Brulot presentation. Every coffee lover should experience Arnaud’s Cafe Brulot! It will live in your sweet dreams.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

To my horror, we sat down for dinner and my cutlery of a single fork and knife was on the wrong side.
Our wait staff did not come by to check on our dinner and one person ordered medium veal and it was well done.
we were very disappointed in the overall experience. Do not waste your money going to Arnaud's - there are so many wonderful eateries to choose from.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I was in town with my wife and we were looking for a quintessential fine dining option for a dinner date. I am so glad we chose Arnaud's! We stopped in at the French 75 Bar before dinner and ate in the main dining room which was decorated wonderfully for Christmas. The food was AMAZING! I highly recommend the speckled Trout Meuniere and the Strawberries Arnaud for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Love Arnaud’s every time ! Jazz brunch is so happy and festive during the holidays 🌲🎄. Turtle soup is delightful, seafood gumbo yummy!! Filet and eggs fauxchraux amazing!! Love this place 💕

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I had an amazing dinner last evening. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and very festive feeling. Great cocktails and our dinners were delicious. Filet Mignon could be cut with a fork and the Pompano fish was prepared perfectly. Service was impeccable. Prices were not unreasonable. Would definitely return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service from arrival to exit, and a charming atmosphere. Prices were very reasonable for fine dining (~$200 check for a couple with drinks, appetizers and dessert). Table-side bananas foster is an absolute treat. Seafood is fresh and well-prepared. Puffed potatoes underwhelming despite reputation, steak a bit salty but of good quality, and bar drinks small and disappointing. Overall, would return in the future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined 7 days ago

A Grande Dame, well worthy of its reputation. Great opportunity to share an old New Orleans tradition with old friends. Everything one would expect in such a storied restaurant. Everything about our night together met or exceeded our expectations. Long may this establishment reign.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Classic NO restaurant. Excellent food. Classy atmosphere. Great service.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Mobile)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Loved the Christmas decor and ambiance. Service was typical Pro NOLA. The fish was very fresh and cooked perfectly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We dine a few times per year at Arnaud's and it never disappoints. The service is professional, polite and helpful. The ambiance is nice and the main dining room is vibrant without being too loud. The food has never been anything other than incredible. Highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Oysters and crab cakes. Very attentive service. Friendly. So many tasty, and classic options it was hard to choose.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a most delicious, well presented dinner for two in this famous restaurant. The servers were very attentive without being intrusive and the food itself was all very tasty. I had fillet mignon with a bernaise sauce which was done to perfection and was very tender. My wife had Pompano David which was most flavourful. There is a wonderful old world charm to the place which was enhanced by the wait staff. My one complaint is that there was not a gluten-free option for the bread served prior to the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful evening! After all these years, still fantastic food and service. Maitre d' set the stage for this special occasion and server Sarah did an outstanding job of accommodating our wishes. We'll be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I would recommend Arnaud's to anyone for its history, excellent wine, menu and ambiance. However, we had a fresh baked loaf of bread, cold butter, and no bread plate. We did not receive clean knives after the salad course. Four people waited on us, which are three too many. My husband wore the required sport coat, but obviously a policy not followed. Our meal was very good, and dessert was excellent. A few minor adjustments, however, in the name of fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Attentive service. Filet chateaubrien was amazing and so was the chocolate bombe!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Quintessential NOLA gem. Excellent attentive yet unobtrusive service by Liam and his krewe, completely en pointe. We went for brunch for our final meal, on the final day, of a long Thanksgiving weekend visit. All dishes were prepared to perfection and absolutely delectable. The live trio was such fun, they stroll the room and take songs upon request - we threw them for a slight loop with the Stray Cats - followed by Etta James and they performed both perfectly making it a memorable finale tour trip. What’s not to love about NOLA and Arnuad’s?!!? We will most definitely return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sheepshead is not a substitute for Speckled Trout, especially in a $30.00 or $36.00 entree.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful, as always. By far our best meal out during our three days in NOLA over Thanksgiving weekend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service and food. We recommend Arnaud’s for any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Lights out, one of the ten best meals I have ever had! Had the combination plater, with crawfish, veal and crab cake. Service was spot on. My partner had the shrimp creole and was awesome.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner at 5;00 with a reservation for 5:00. We were seated promptly. It was very chaotic with wait staff running crazy. Food was all great and served in good time and warm. Our servers were friendly and on the spot. Just a bit too chaotic and seeming disorganized as to who was doing what with the holiday.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family had Thanksgiving dinner there and we all ordered the typical Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Not sure if it was because of the holiday rush, but the service was slow, especially the drink service. Service was professional and formal. The food was well prepared and everything tasted good, but was not exceptional. The restaurant is upscale formal. Sport coat is requested of gentlemen. It was very noisy when we were there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time eating here but was not impressed. Perhaps poor service was due to Thanksgiving crowd. Too many wait staff per table and none knew what the others were doing. Brought dessert for one in our party. Had to flag someone down after at least 10 minutes to ask for everyone else's dessert. Grumpy person did not even acknowledge the mistake. Bill brought to table before requested coffee was served. Very crowded, tables on top of one another. Not inclined to return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We've been here for two years in a row for Thanksgiving, and will probably return next year. Elegant with amazing service and an extensive menu of classics. Beautiful room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We were treated to a very experienced waiter who knew how to run a table. The water glasses were never empty. Each course had a good period of time between them. The escargot was served HOT and the shrimp cocktail cold. The steak was expertly cooked to desired levels. The bread pudding had a marvelous whisky sauce and it was properly warming on the cool evening we were there. The museum of Miss Galatoires gowns and hats is worth a walk through to understand some of the social history of the Quarter.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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