Arnaud's

4.6
4651 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Jazz Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(866) 230-8895
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Tommy DiGiovanni
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street
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Parking details
We recommend Premium Parking (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)
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Public transit
Near Streetcar Line
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Incredible service and gorgeous old New Orleans charm but the ambiance lacked a bit, it was too too quiet.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had a wonderful pre-game brunch in the main dining room on January 13. We enjoyed fantastic appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts while listening to the lively-house-jazz band, and enjoying the energetic ambiance. As always the food and service were outstanding. Arnaud's is our go-to brunch spot on Sundays. Arnaud's is family friendly for all ages, and a true and accurate representation of New Orleans cuisine and culture. Thank you to the wonderful service staff for a perfect-local-dining experience.

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DS
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saints Playoff Game!

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OT
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and amazing service ! 👍👍

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A New Orleans landmark. Excellent food, wonderful staff. Can be a bit loud and be prepared to sing “Happy Birthday” more than once on weekend nights.

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Baltimore
126 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 3 great meals there. Everything on menu is excellent. The service the best. We been going there for over 20 years. Never disappointed! Ask for Doug or if you lucky to be there on Sunday and he is there-Charles.

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WN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasatic experience at Arnaud's. This is truly a gem of New Orleans. The ambiance is beautiful but not stuffy at all. The food is very creative, very delicious and the presentation is great. We had the mushrooms Veronique which was smothered in cheese and delicious, I had the Crab Karen which was a flaky puff pastry in the shape of a crab around delicious fresh crabmeat. We also had a vegetarian dish which is very hard to find in New Orleans - a local squash stuffed with an eggplant mixture which was very nicely prepared. The puffed potatoes were very light and flavorful. For dessert we shared a chocolate bomb. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. All in all a great experience.

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FP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday. The staff at Arnauds made us feel welcomed and at home. They were kind, cordial, warm, and wonderful. The food especially the OYSTERS were phenomenal. So was the tableside Bananas Foster. Loved this experience.

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Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Like many of the old New Orleans restaurants, their attraction is name and history. Frankly the food is mediocre compared to many restaurants we have been in. I suppose for a US tourist city (and I'm from Nashville) it is acceptable, but by International standards not very impressive. The Oysters Bienville were good, the Crabmeat Karen (crab in a Wellington type pastry) only acceptable. The pastry is too heavy and the crab not very tasty.

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HM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just spectacular food. Beyond words. Old world service. Not inexpensive but a truly memorable experience.

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New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Great atmosphere & excelleny service. Drinks were pricey, but still worth the price, especially for a special occasion.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came home here over 20 years ago and loved it then. This being my sweethearts first time in The Big Easy, I wanted her to share in some of my previous pleasures. There was no disappointment here! Everything was as exceptional as I remembered it !

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KB
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The shrimp starter was nothing special - bland flavor. The entre was cold, especially the risotto. The dessert, which our server recommended was too sweet and neither of us finished it. Would not return.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dining experience. Food was wonderful and service was great. We introduced friends that just moved here from Jackson, MS to a real New Orleans tradition. We had one of our son’s rehearsal dinner at Arnaud’s and it was such a memorable night.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and food excellent!

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JM
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Can never go wrong with the Arnaud’s signature dishes. Wonderful restaurant for a business dinner! Thanks as always!

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arnaud's was incredibly good. Top shelf service start to finish. The highlight of the evening was the tableside Banana's Foster. Perfectly prepared and tasted amazing. Highly recommend!

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ZC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We tried many restaurants during our New Year's family vacation to NOLA and Arnaud's was definitely one of our favourites. The prix-fixe menu was an excellent value and the food was absolutely delicious. The dining room was beautifully decorated for the holiday season which added to the festive ambience. Definitely worth dressing up for this special occasion restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing trifecta....food, service and atmosphere, thank you for a great experience. We tried 9 dishes and all were amazing.

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BT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arnaud's was a great choice for our family to dine on our recent trip to New Orleans. The food was excellent, and the service was particularly outstanding. The staff was very friendly and made us feel very welcome; they were great ambassadors for the establishment, sharing briefly on the restaurant's history, in response to our questions. We will definitely make a return visit when we are back in town.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful old New Orleans building, with impeccable service.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Arnaud’s approach to food is very old school, lacks any real creativity and I suppose they use the old trick, “ if you put enough butter on something it will eventually taste good “. Very disappointing New Years Eve meal in a city where we enjoyed other restaurants immensely. Starting off by being handed soiled menus by disheveled appearing servers, the evening worsened as the minutes ticked by. My
filet of beef was tasteless and the once crispy fried oysters
were drowned by the accompanying sauce on the plate. My husbands fish was swimming in butter, lacking any real flavor by the supposed “herbs “ used. After our server coughed into her hand and immediately used the same one to pour more water, I knew it was time to leave. But somehow , maybe we thought dessert would save the meal ! NO! Not when the strawberries are ice cold and hard as rocks, ugh! If you’re looking for an expensive restaurant in the French Quarter that pays little attention to detail or cuisine creativity, provides very little service ( obviously overwhelmed staff )congratulations, you have found your place!

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are a family of three and visited Arnaud's on New Years Eave. The food was fantastic. We had several traditional creole dishes, which is exactly what we wanted in New Orleans. Lovely atmosphere and professional attitude of servers. I would gladly return for dinner on any occasion.

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WM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, hands down the best restaurant in New Orleans. Being a native Louisianaian, I feel that I can stay this.

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Mississippi
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful experience at Arnaud’s for dinner, that we booked the same table for lunch the next day which was New Year’s Eve and they made it happen. We always have Arnaud’s on our agenda every time we are in New Orleans.

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, decorated and festive for the holidays. Great menu - we had 7 people and sampled many different dishes. Friendly service. Will definitely go back and recommend to others!

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TT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A New Orleans institution...what more to say.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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LF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent in every way. Always our first stop in NOLA

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CM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 50th Anniversary and the night at Arnaud's was very special. We had eaten at Arnaud's on our honeymoon and this brought back wonderful memories. It has been our favorite restaurant in New Orleans now for 50 years. Over the years we have eaten here at least once a year or more. We also have hosted several large parties and have never been disappointed. It was also the choice of our son on the night of his graduation from Tulane. It is truly a New Orleans' treasure.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my top 5 restaurants ever. The food was amazing as was the service. This French Quarter icon is well worth it’s status.

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DG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were in the Mezzanine. A party of 18 celebrating a birthday came in. It was extremely noisy. We were there as a couple. Couples should not have been placed up there with a party. Extremely noisy. Unable to speak to each other.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here during a mini New Orleans - French Quarter vacation. Absolutely fell in love with this place. From the scenery to the authentic food to the amazing waiter staff. If you want a timeless, classic French Quarter vibe, go to Arnauds! I will be going back every time I visit NOLA.

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JW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We stayed in New Orleans on our Honeymoon 45 years ago. Arnaud’s has been on our “bucket list” for a long time. The seafood gumbo, crab cakes and Shrimp Remoulade were delicious.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The good: Beautiful space. Magical.

The bad: a lot. No coordination between servers. Which was annoying. One would come and take our order and another would come and do the same. This happened all night long. Too bad, our female server was so sweet. However, also asked her for bananas foster, but wanted it table-side for my daughter to see the “spectacle.” She said: “maybe.” And then I asked again and she said “if it’s possible.” Asked again and she said “if we can do it.” So strange. Just tell me if you can do it or not!
As far as entrees: My fish was bad. My wife’s fish was great. My daughter had 4 hairs on her steak. No joke. 4. Felt like complaining would be an issue. Never again going here.
BUT - if you don’t care about the food and the service, the atmosphere is magical.

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MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!! It’s a favorite and classic!

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JD
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful way to spend the Holiday. The service and food were wonderful. We will return on our next visit to New Orleans.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is way overpriced and disappointing and portions are small. Service is friendly but we wouldn’t go back.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They stuck us upstairs because our brother has down aundro

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