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Acadiana

4.3
4.3
5348 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Acadiana offers the flavors, culture and the warmth of the seductive southern region. They offer the perfect balance of the old and new...taking advantage of the rich bounty found in the Mississippi Delta, Bayous and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday Supper 5:00pm-9:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (202) 408-8848

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Tunks/Brant Tesky

  • Private party facilities

    For all your private entertaining, the light and elegant interior of Acadiana has a variety of flexible options. We have two private dining rooms that combined, can accommodate up to 175. Custom 3-4 course menus begin at $40/person. An array of passed hors d’oeuvres is also available.

  • Private party contact

    Darnell Howell: (202) 525-3912

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    k street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking begins at 5:30pm every evening of business as well as Sunday afternoon beginning at 11:00am, up until the close of the restaurant. Valet Price is $10 per car. Valet is located at the intersection of 9th & K Streets (due to one-way streets guests must approach from 9th Street heading south then turn right onto K Street)

  • Public transit

    Closest Metro is Gallery Place Chinatown on the Yellow, Green and Red Lines. Washington Circulator bus stops directly in front of restaurant on the New York Avenue Side.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. RR

    RRZ9

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It will be missed. We certainly hope it finds a new home downtown.
  2. CB

    CarlaB

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m so glad we were able to enjoy one last meal at Acadiana before they closed. Thank you for the many delicious memories over the past 13 years or so. You will be missed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We feel in love some years ago with Acadiana. And, have been going as much as we can. So sad to see them closing.
  4. GH

    GeneH

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sorry to see that Acadiana has closed. Each time we were there was filled with excellent food and great service in a fun atmosphere.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nye was overpriced
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal!
  7. PF

    PamelaF

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  8. LB

    LarryB

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Next to last night to be open. Sorry to see them go as they were a great restaurant. Great food, great service, and a great venue.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    This restaurant has closed, and that is probably a good thing. I had visited this restaurant years ago and remembered the food to be good. My boyfriend and I took his son there so we could recreate our trip to New Orleans and hopefully get some great authentic new orleans-style food. Unfortunately, this place disappointed us. Granted they were closing in a week so maybe they weren't putting in as much effort. I was very disappointed.
  10. ZD

    ZinDC

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    great ambiance, great costumer service. food is fair. great presentation and great attempts but knowing the real thing from personal experience cooking, other restaurants and eating in New Orleans, some of the main flavors are missing. Great for happy hour, appetizers (grilled oysters), drinks during sunday brunch jazz, or lunch during weekdays.
  11. BR

    BigRube

    Washington DC

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our brunch at Acadiana was a sad occasion as they were closing in two days. We were very lucky to get a table for their final brunch. The only negative, besides this being the end, was that they were beginning to run out of some supplies, and there wasn't a tea bag in the house. Aside from that, they had everything we wanted. Two of us started with the creamy corn and crab soup and the other two had their luscious pan perdu (a wonderful French toast.) Actually, I just remembered that I treated myself to half a dozen perfect oysters on the half shell. I was too full to eat my main course, crawfish etouffe, so I took it home, and it will be dinner tonight. Although I always contended that it is a Creole dish and shouldn't be spicy, it's still delicious and I don't know where I'll get it in the future. The rest were very happy with their meals. For dessert, I got the bananas Foster ice cream, but it tasted to me of chemicals and alcohol, and I hated it. No problem. They replaced it with a finely layered cake, yellow cake with chocolate, much like Smith Island cake. Yum!
  12. NT

    NicoleT

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Sad to see them close!! Excellent food as always
  13. C

    Chuck

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a super fine dining experience on excellent Cajun food.
  14. MG

    MarkG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry to see that the restaurant is closing. Maduro is an excellent waiter!
  15. R

    Rams

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food and service were excellent. My husband and I have been dining here since they first opened and every meal has been wonderful along with outstanding and friendly service. Unfortunately, Acadiana is closing on 12/31/18 and we are really going to miss this restaurant, we feel as if we are losing a family member.
  16. LR

    LisaR

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Acadiana was amazing. I had the pork chop which was moist and flavorful. My friend had the fried catfish which was crunchy and not at all greasy. We also shared the trio of deviled eggs and the sautéed mushrooms. Service was attentive but not disruptive. I am so sad to hear they are closing this week. I routinely recommended Acadiana to clients who were in DC for business. I hope the owners decide to re-open elsewhere (NoVa please!)
  17. N

    Nicole

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My god-sister and I decided to go one last time! Surprised and disappointed that Acadiana will be closing at the end of the year. We always enjoy our experience at Acadiana. Wishing everyone the best!
  18. t

    thomass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felt like, I mean, tastes like New Orleans Extensive menu selection makes it hard to choose just one delight!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining for special birthday & Christmas. Food fabulous. Service exceptional. Came highly recommended & did not disappoint.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was good as always. Sad to see them go!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see you go! Lots of good memories at Acadiana. Always have fabulous food and excellent service. Thanks and good luck!
  22. BA

    BrianA

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We are sad it will be closing! We continued to enjoy the dishes and the service.
  23. r

    rossmck

    Raleigh

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Acadiana has been a great place to have lunch or a group dinner. Sad to see it close. I hope they move somewhere in DC - many of us will follow!
  24. H

    Happy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you for making my coworker’s retirement gathering a success.
  25. S

    Sukki10

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have enjoyed this resturant over the years and sad to see that it is closing on 12/31. I am glad that I could dine there one last time for my birthday. I have always had a good experience at the resturant. I wish the Acadiana resturant family best wishes!!!
  26. PA

    PeteA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were outstanding. Very sorry to hear they are closing down due to building renovations and big jump in the rent. Sounds like they may pop back up somewhere else, but I'll miss their great Cajun recipes! Best roast duck I have ever had! Get there soon. Closing at the end of the year.
  27. F

    Flinney

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was the second time I've eaten at Acadiana and it was as good as the first time. The bread for the Po boy sandwich is flown in from NOLA. The music was really loud at lunch so we asked that it be turned down and it was (the speaker was right over our table.) I asked if the rice could be served on the side of my jambalaya and it was. Our server was very responsive and personable.
  28. P

    Pammy

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really hate to see Acadiana close! I have taken my staff to Acadiana for lunch on special events. We always had wonderful times there. I have also had my Thanksgiving dinners catered by Acadiana. I will miss you very much!
  29. RB

    RobertBs79th

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my husband here for his 79th birthday; everything about the outing was wonderful, and he's still talking about the food and service.
  30. JB

    JanelleB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    going to miss them soooooooooooo much!!!! everything was always spot on
  31. NY

    NattiY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I'm so glad I was able to go before the closing. Always great food and fun.
  32. NB

    NatalieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants...I will miss this place!!!
  33. RF

    RaminaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Everything was great but the chicken that was didnt taste very well, dry.
  34. AW

    AlWaysHungry

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant and hate ghat it’s closing. We went for one last brunch and was not disappointed. The duck was fabulous as were the oysters (iced and broiled). I wanted to lick my plate after the pecan tart. Just lovely...
  35. LD

    LisaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please find a new locations. I have patronized and love your dishes and the ambiance since 2005. Acadiana present needs to be here in DC. I have 2 weeks left to enjoy and definitely be there to shut it down Dec 31st.
  36. KH

    KareyH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will miss Acadiana so much! It was a go to spot for me!
  37. G

    Goodtimes

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, although the doberge cake was pretty pedestrian with any lemon flavor it might have had overwhelmed by a surfeit of chocolate. It really should be a round layer cake with not quite as many layers. The service was attentive, unobtrusive, and congenial - could not have been more "user-friendly." Great jazz, too. Sorry to see it close and hoping it finds another location, and soon.
  38. MB

    MichelleB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was delicious, so sad they're closing. Happy we were able to try the brunch out before they closed.
  39. TD

    TamaraD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we walked in the service was exceptional. I ordered the duck that I get every time I go to Acadiana
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant closing 😖😖😖

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Acadiana is rated 4.3 stars by 5348 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    k street

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday Supper 5:00pm-9:00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking begins at 5:30pm every evening of business as well as Sunday afternoon beginning at 11:00am, up until the close of the restaurant. Valet Price is $10 per car. Valet is located at the intersection of 9th & K Streets (due to one-way streets guests must approach from 9th Street heading south then turn right onto K Street)

  • Public transit

    Closest Metro is Gallery Place Chinatown on the Yellow, Green and Red Lines. Washington Circulator bus stops directly in front of restaurant on the New York Avenue Side.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Tunks/Brant Tesky

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 408-8848

  • Private party facilities

    For all your private entertaining, the light and elegant interior of Acadiana has a variety of flexible options. We have two private dining rooms that combined, can accommodate up to 175. Custom 3-4 course menus begin at $40/person. An array of passed hors d’oeuvres is also available.

  • Private party contact

    Darnell Howell: (202) 525-3912

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