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MAIN DINING ROOM - Arnaud's, New Orleans, LA
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Arnaud's

4.6
4.6
6884 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creole, French
  • Hours of operation
    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (866) 230-8895
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Tommy DiGiovanni
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Drury: (504) 523-0611
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Cross street
    Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street
  • Parking details
    We recommend Premium Parking (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)
  • Public transit
    Near Streetcar Line
  • 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

What 6,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Creole

6,884 Reviews
  1. Regular

    Los Angeles

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience. We come from SoCal to NO about once per year for one primary reason. The incredible restaurants. Arnaud’s is one of those. From the tuxedo wearing wait staff who supply top notch service and genuinely seemed pleased you are there to the great food. We had the Oysters Arnaud, crab cakes, crab claws, stuffed mushrooms, Crabmeat Karen and ended with baked Alaska. Wow! That’s all I need to say. You won’t be disappointed at Arnaud’s. Do adhere to their recommended business attire dress code. Or you will definitely look like someone’s loser relative. You don’t want that.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST time at dinner last night!!!! Augie, Michael, and crew were so incredible. The food, the ambiance, the service was A++++

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  3. NancyR

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitstaff made the evening enjoyable. Two of us ordered pompano which was dry and disappointing. Our expectations were not met. Loved the ambience.

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  4. EricS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really great place that was recommended by a colleague. We wanted to experience the New Orleans food and charm and Arnaud's delivered. Expect atleast 5 people taking care of you and a really great experience. We really enjoyed it.

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  5. StevenC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit noisy in the main dining room, but food and service were excellent. We will be back

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  6. ANNIEC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the Arnaud’s oysters medley. Delicious. We also had the escargot which we felt was a little overcooked. My redfish almandine had tons of buttered almonds and did not disappoint. My nephew had the creole shrimp. The shrimp was sweet and fabulous. My husband had the sheep head fish meunière everyone loved their dinner! If you have time, stop in the bar to have a drink. Absolutely beautiful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived at 5:20 as per our reservation was for 5:30. Seated promptly. Literally, 15 minutes till we even got a glimpse of our waiter. Barely saw him throughout our whole dinner except a few quick fly-bys. Ordered drinks, appetizers and meals. Drinks were ok but no one ever asked if we wanted another so only had one. Salad was warm (like been sitting out for awhile) but enjoyable. I ordered the duck breast. It was good, nothing special, and it was Luke warm. My wife ordered Pompano. Fish flavor was good, but coating on fish was very salty and needed to be scraped off. Probably would have sent back, but no one ever came by to check on us. For dessert we ordered the Bananas Foster. This was probably the best part of meal, not due to the Bananas Foster, but because the Waiter who made the dessert was Literally the only one the whole night who asked how the meal was since he saw we didn't eat all the dessert. Kudos to him, but the rest of the dining experience was sup-par. Noise level at 5:30 was extremely loud. There are a lot of great places to eat in NOLA, I will not be back here.

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  8. Christine

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arnaud’s is a must visit while you are in New Orleans if you love great food and attentive service. It was hard to choose dishes because there were so many great options. We chose the escargot and smoked fish for an appetizer, veal medallions and their signature fish fillet for entrees and crème brûlée and baked Alaska for dessert. All were superb!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it was not what I expected. It exceeded my expectations. The amount of people working there keeps that place well oiled. Best service I’ve had in a long time. Food was spot on as well. I’d definitely go back.

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  10. LisaA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I attended the Jazz Brunch. It was a wonderful experience. Absolutely beautiful ambiance, stellar service and delicious food. The Jazz trio was superb.

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  11. EdwardH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent jazz brunch. Fish of the day was very good, perfectly fried, my wife's griaddes and grits were was also very good with favorite being the superb grits. Bread pudding amazing. Evangeline creole cream cheese merely good. The strawberries in Port over ice cream had an unusual flavor that was different and interesting. Service amazing, jazz band good, but background noise made it hard to hear. Recommend

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  12. Porsche62

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch was great. Both the grilades and grits and the eggs Benedict were perfect. Service was great as well.

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  13. CharlieW

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded expectations. Usually these large, established places no matter how nice, have very average food. Not Arnuads. Our fish was perfectly cooked, and the green beans (a good measure) were crisp and flavorful. Service was outstanding ( our server was Travis and his team). The potato soufflé is a must.

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  14. LisaW

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myra and the other gentleman who served us were amazing. The food, ambience and service were amazing. We highly recommend Arnaud's.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just great dinner and service. Food terrific. Friendly staff.

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  16. Lfood

    Alabama

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Favorite place to dine in New Orleans. Turtle soup is divine. This time we had fish ponchatrain and the frog legs. Both were excellence. Service is perfect.

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  17. JeanM

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellant. I would highly reccomend it. I will definately return.

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  18. MichaelR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the six course tasting menu and were glad we did as it allowed us to try a variety of dishes. The turtle soup was amazing! I would have happily had several more cups. The service was superb, attentive without being intrusive. A truly memorable experience.

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  19. JeffreyG

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joel and the entire serving staff were fabulous, including maitre’d Auggie. Superb meal and Joel handled the bananas foster like a pro!

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  20. JoeBW3rd

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Pontchartrain, which was Sautéed Black Drum fillet topped with fresh Louisiana crabmeat, was delicious, as was the Seafood Gumbo. Service was great. Would highly recommend.

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  21. Line

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Très bon service. Très bon. Si il n’y a plus de places sur Open Table, appelez le restaurant car peu de tables sont sur ce site

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  22. F134

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bon resto et bonne cuisine, lors de notre visite le service a été excellent. La nourriture est bonne. On recommande définitivement la bombe Alaska

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  23. SuzieM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dinner - excellent staff. Thoroughly delightful

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  24. DouglasM

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with a drink in their magnificent bar; their bartenders are very knowledgeable! We had a lovely table and the service was excellent. The food was tremendous from the Oysters Arnaud, the Filet au Poivre, to the Crabmeat Karen. Wonderful evening!

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  25. Maryloubags

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really fantastic. Go for the jazz brunch with prix fixe menu. Crab cakes were meaty, crispy, and cooked perfectly. Service was unbelievable and so welcoming. Get the cafe brulot diabolique for dessert.( It was better than at Antoine's imo. ) Taylor Swift stopped here over the summer I guess...so if she's making the effort with her schedule, you know it's a gem. Whiskey bread pudding was also heavenly. I truly regret not being able to finish it. Bring your appetite. XO

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  26. AmberA

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mother to New Orleans for vacation to celebrate her birthday, and I wanted to also treat her to an elegant brunch. We were very pleased with our visit to Arnaud’s. The food was sensational, and we were serenaded by a lively jazz trio(as were all the guests). This captured the essence of New Orleans where good food and music are cultivated. Myra was also pleasant and very helpful by explaining to us the special selection of the day, and giving recommendations on the entrees. Grand thanks to the her and the rest of the team of Arnaud’s for the wonderful experience!

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  27. Zenerbop

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at the jazz brunch. The staff was very attentive and friendly. They answered all of our questions regarding ingredients and preparation of different dishes. The jazz trio was friendly and played table to table. It was a wonderful way to spend our last morning in New Orleans.

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  28. Stephen

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We did the Sunday jazz brunch and found this place dated and the food mediocre. Would not go back.

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  29. Becki

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time in New Orleans, but this was unfortunately probably the worst part. We were very excited for the jazz brunch and were celebrating a special occasion. The service was incredibly slow, they stuck us in a corner where we couldn’t even see the musicians even though it was really empty when we arrived for our reservation, the music was about 45 minutes late in starting and the food was mediocre at best. Even the presentation of an eggs Benedict was disappointing as they just threw some reheated potatoes on it and called it good. It seems like they’re coasting off of their history instead of focusing on quality. I’d go somewhere else. It’s not worth the time or money.

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  30. JenniferM

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must if you are in New Orleans! Amazing food and staff. They make you feel like you are the only one dining there. Very attentive to every detail creating the ultimate dining experience!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in New Orleans….made a reservation here despite the “locals” telling me it was over rated. Well, they’re wrong. You get what you pay for. And the servers/ staff is what makes an establishment. And ours - Lana, Joseph, and Cali….outstanding. The attention to detail on literally everything we had on the table was great!!! See the photos attached below

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  32. 1stYearAnniversay

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. But it’s like being thrown into the past. In the main dining room, all our waiters that take the tables orders were black. 80% of the patrons, white. The managers do come to the table to check on your experience, which I appreciated. The food was ok. The filet has a funny texture. Or may be just different than California meat? And the fish was just ok. Nothing tasted amazing. Just simple. I did think they served families really well. They have nice round tables where families can all see each other. At a minimum, men must wear a collared shirt, but many men had jackets. It was a nice experience.

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  33. KatieW

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal exceeded our every expectation! Not only was every bite delicious, but the service was also superior. Jeff, Doug and Michael made our anniversary dinner one we will always remember. Can’t wait to revisit again!

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  34. WendyG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We made reservations here as a recommendation from a colleague. This was to be our romantic dinner date on our trip to New Orleans. We were disappointed in the atmosphere. The noise level was so loud we could not even hear each other. The food was just average for a fine dining restaurant. I had crab cakes and Brabant potatoes. The crab cakes were very good but the potatoes were just average with no flavor. My husband had frog legs and sautéed mushrooms. The meat on the frog legs was juicy but overall they were greasy. He only ate a small portion of the mushrooms. The service was very good and attentive. We were welcomed at arrival and wished a good evening at departure. Overall, we would not recommend to friends primarily because of the noise level and the value.

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  35. CharlotteM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so good! One of my favorite restaurants ever.

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  36. Chris

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab claw provencale, oysters Arnaud, turtle, soup, pompano david, and quail were well-liked by myself and guests. We would go back just for the oysters! The server was joyful and friendly, but kept forgetting us. The dress code is not as enforced as the site claims.

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  37. EdwardMunster

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was excellent! The food… delicious! Anyone visiting New Orleans, they need to go to Arnaud's.

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  38. EstherG

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was okay. Appetizers and dessert were very underwhelming. Portion sizes were small. For the amount paid, I feel like we’d be better off going somewhere else. The ambiance was nice. Service could have been better, as we were left unattended for long periods of time. Overall, I would have to try this place again to see if I have a better experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and service are super, our evening was very special

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  40. Brian

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Jazz Brunch was so much fun! Able to provide egg and dairy free options for brunch, that were delicious! Super accommodating!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Arnaud's is rated 4.6 stars by 6884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Arnaud's

813 Rue Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creole, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    We recommend Premium Parking (corner of Iberville Street and Dauphine Street)
  • Public transit
    Near Streetcar Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tommy DiGiovanni
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (866) 230-8895
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Drury: (504) 523-0611
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