Arnaud's

4.6
4344 reviews
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$50 and over
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Creole
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Arnaud's is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner or a rollicking party. Each of our 13 private dining rooms is exquisitely appointed. The rooms and two private balconies, can accommodate events for 12 to 220 guests and can be reserved individually or together.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

To start with, I was required to wear pants but the mouse running all over the floor wasn’t even wearing shoes! But seriously, the service staff was impatient, unfriendly and behaved like they couldn’t wait to leave...offering to clear plates when we were still eating, bringing the check while we were still eating not offering coffee tea or dessert and no offer of help/assist with the menu.
Incredibly disappointing, would never recommend this place to anyone too many other great places to eat here in NOLA. The bar was great however and would have a drink there again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with the wife for our anniversary: excellent service, cocktails and service! The team of servers (3-5 of them in total) truly made us feel welcome from a table reserved with a heart shaped balloon, throughout dinner, and concluding with a guided tour of their historic facility. The atmosphere is definitely old school fine dining, figure the portraits of the founders and owners to the hand laid mosaic floor. If you are looking something modern and chic, this isn't the place. While it has been renovated throughout the past century, it still maintains it's piecemeal charm of turn of the century iron work in the main dining room, Deco ballroom, and touches of 1950s and 80s remodeling. Filled with historicity (I think I counted 5 presidents on the walls), it makes a nice oasis in the midst of tacky bourbon street.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmaZing food and service (staff and maitre d), and the Jazz group were so so Cool!!!

Looking forward to my next dining experience!!❣️

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The dining area is so open and tables so close together that it was uninviting and loud. The staff had trouble moving around to serve. The wine list was good. We were very disappointed with the food. Very bland. Expected more flavor, more seasoning. Was nothing special.

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GP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was my wife's first trip to New Orleans. As a fine dining chef from Thailand, I wanted her to eat the best of the best in terms of classic creole cuisine.
The food was ok, but did not blow us away.
We subsequently made friends with a woman who invited us for home made shrimp and grits at her house. It was the most heavenly dish we've ever had for breakfast.
Arnaud's is lovely for the history, but the menu could use some adventure and passion.

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Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to this wonderful place, but we shall return. The place is beautiful, the service is first class. We started with drinks at French 75. We were seated right on time. Started with escargot and smoked pompano. Both were great. Thin sliced fish with wonderful toppings. Snails cooked in garlic butter and covered with a light pastry.
Crab Karen was my entree. Creamy crab covered with a wonderful pastry in the shape of a crab. Wife had the stuffed quail. Nice sauce covering two semi boneless quail.
Finished the meal with two coffees and an order of peppermint glacé. This place is amazing.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. A must see when in New Orleans!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both outstanding.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had early reservation so not many multiple there yet so had the attention of almost all the waiters. Lol Food was phenomenal! Had French Onion soup to start. Main course Veal Tournades with Risotto. Dessert was Chocolate Bomb

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DN
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meals and great memories. The service was impeccable. We tried several appetizers. The crab cakes, crab dip and puffed potatoes we’re scrumptious! The entrees were deliciously prepared. Save room for dessert: Bananas Foster! Yummy!

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food here was outstanding.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unusually quiet night was enjoyable. Another wonderful Arnaud’s dinner!

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SC
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We were disappointed in the food. Average at best. Service was good.

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WJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room for a great New Orleans brunch with traditional Jazz Trio playing the room. Experienced wait staff led by MaitrD Charles is flawless. Just a pleasant dining experience.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Arnaud’s. It is my favorite! The service is great (they’re in teams) and the food is classic New Orleans.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very professional, we did have one meal come out overcooked, but it was handled quickly and the manager came over to make sure the replacement waa correct.

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JE
New Orleans
73 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arnaud’s is the whole package for gracious, mouth watering New Orleans dining. The only problem was my wife would not share her mixed oysters appetizer.

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

Anniversary Dinner. Food was great although portion size was small. Atmosphere very “old school New Orleans” but still enjoyable. The main problem was the price. Very inflated for such small portions and I was charged for every refill of Coke without being informed that refills weren’t free.

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Arnaud can’t wait to go back

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DI
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Well appointed classic New Orleans Restaurant and been around for years. As always, the service is awesome. Was a little disappointed in the food quality. Thought is was just not what I remembered. It was tasty enough just didn't seem up to par with the reputation of the "famous" Arnauds. Would I go there again? Yes I think I would.

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SD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this visit was amazing. Best place in NOLA, I've found thus far.

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KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to New Orleans, this place is a must for dinner. Everyone is so sweet and the food is so good.

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BD
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Excellent, friendly, fun musicians. 4 course menu was delicious. Atmosphere lovely -- feels like Paris. Go!

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EP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here was incredible even by New Orleans standards! The menu doesn’t have a wide variety of foods, which I consider good. They know their strengths and focus on them. The main dining room is a little loud and echo-ish but it is still an amazing experience!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends getting together after 44 years

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fabulous place to eat!! We came here to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. All the staff were attentive and helpful. The food was amazing! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited New Orleans many times over the years and eaten at all of the most popular restaurants. Arnaud's was really our best meal when visiting last year and again this past week. It is truly underrated for what they have to offer. I ate at GW Fins (across the street) and the food was good, but nothing special. Arnaud's was special - fantastic bread, wonderful seafood, amazing service, and they have the best bread pudding of all the restaurants in town.

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M
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary while in New Orleans at Arnauds main dining room. The service was very good, and the food was delicious. We had a filet minion topped with a soft shell crab, and fillet of fish with crabmeat topping that was superb. Didn't try desserts, as the entrees were sizable portions. The soufflé potatoes were wonderful. Ambiance was elegant, though a bit cold, and the decor was just ok. Definitely recommend.

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D
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the mainstays that still deserves credit for maintaining high standards. Service, ambiance, sophistication and food were all top drawer as expected. A total joy to experience our anniversary dinner there!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father's Day brunch was delightful! We enjoyed every aspect, the food, the entertainment, presentation and service were excellent! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Arnaud’s was the last meal of our NOLA honeymoon weekend. The Sunday jazz bistro 4 course meal was spectacular. The added occasion of Father’s Day celebrations put some pressure to live up to. The food, ambiance, considerate service, thoughtful hosts and jazz band really made the brunch so amazing. Arnaud’s reputation lives up to their quality, customer service and heart-felt experience. Bravo!

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father’s Day brunch ! It was all over the top.

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Jazz Brunch, awesome experience! Must do in NOLA!

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K
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Arnaud’s was an amazing experience. The food was wonderful. The staff was attentive and professional. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. I look forward to returning.

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KP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with excellent food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arnaud’s is always a fabulous dining experience. We always enjoy a meal here when we visit New Orleans.

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B
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best dinner in the "Big Easy"!!!!! Great food and fabulous service!!!!

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n
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a little pricey, but it's the best in New Orleans, which is really saying a lot.
My husband and I have eaten there many times, and the meal is always a delightful and delicious experience.

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MG
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Broad menu offering featuring lots of seafood. They have a variety of baked oysters; fortunately one selection was a plate with one of each. My wife had Dorado fish. It wa cooked nicely with lots of flavor. I had crawfish with rice. It was good but the sauce becomes overpowering. Drink menu is broad. In NOLA at a 100 year old restaurant the price was justifiable high but not outrageous.

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F
Orlando
74 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love this place -a classic dining experience - a French Quarter classic menu - My oysters on the half shell appetizer - delic - my husband's baked oyster trio - well prepared and tasty. We ordered the very traditional Pommes de Frites and asparagus as sides for our entrees. WOW - both vegetables and entress first served luke warm - but this was rectified immediately - the table was cleared and we received hot dishes. - I had the pompano with herbes - I would not get again - too herby without the lushness of butter - my husband's drum fish to die for - Anastasia, our server, was very professional , attentive and knowledgeable. A must do experience !

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