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Arnaud's

4.7
4.7
6232 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

20:00


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–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: (855) 831-6924

  • Area

    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

    Bar Dining

Popular dishes

What 6,232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Creole

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  1. JB

    JenniferB

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience during jazz brunch. The group of 20 kids that came in near the end of our meal was very distracting but everything else was great.
  2. BB

    BelindaB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Completely lived up to the hype- from cocktails to food to service- everything was top notch. Great wine list and everyone should try the French 75. We enjoyed the shrimp appetizer, their speciality. The chicken Hefner was amazing and the steak charlemond was one of my favorite restaurant steaks ever. Top notch service and beautiful decor dressed up for the holidays. Hope to return!
  3. BM

    BMan

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On my first visit to New Orleans, a local had told me that Arnaud's was the restaurant that was a must! They were right and 7 years and 4 more trips to the Big Easy Arnaud's remains a must Rich flavors, cooked to perfection and delivered by flawless service Oysters Arnaud's, Black Drum, Pompano with shrimp, famous souffle potatoes with a spectacular bananas foster finish. Other than the oysters, which we always order, we are always trying something different and have never been disappointed . We will be back to Arnaud's on our next trip!
  4. MC

    MimiC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely time. The beautiful dining room, great service and of course wonderful food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Duck Ellen was really good! Though the service was a little bit slow but the waiters were very kind and friendly!
  6. g

    glennbob

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional and traditional fine dining. They catered to your requirements and made sure we got to the theater on time. Food was amazing.
  7. JT

    JanaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place to step back in time and experience the charm and ambiance of the past. We were made to feel like royalty as the attention to detail and our comfort were of utmost importance. The food choices were a delight and delivered with impeccable taste. The experience was complete with the strolling jazz band who came to each table. This was our first time to visit and a beautiful memory was made here. Thank you!!
  8. JT

    JohnT

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a joyful meal. Service was impeccable. Made us feel so pampered. Our best meal in New Orleans.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was extraordinary! The food was extraordinary! The drinks were extraordinary! The history is so wonderful!!! A MUST!!! Will always only eat here!
  10. O

    Outoftowner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our two special meals (dinner & brunch) here was amazing. Alana and Kyle know the menu and make recommendations like pros and their service is second only to their sparkling personalities. Our Maître D’ Augie made us feel so at home and like family at Arnaud’s. His wine knowledge is superior and we benefited greatly from his keen menu suggestions! We ate like royalty and enjoyed every morsel of our dishes. Don’t miss the Shrimp Arnaud, turtle soup, Gulf Fish Pontchartrain and Café Brûlot! Can’t wait to see our friends and enjoy all that this special place has to offer on our next trip!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. Service is top notch and world class. The food does not disappoint. Try the Oysters Arnaud to start. Bananas Foster is a delicious and exciting finish.
  12. TS

    TimothyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  13. C

    Crash

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant serving classic New Orleans food.
  14. J

    Jules

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving dinner, and it was amazing! Beautiful interior, the waitstaff was wonderful, and the food was delicious.
  15. MA

    MaryAnnr

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We made reservations in Sep because we know how full it gers. We live far away now but originally from New Orleans. Arnauds was a bucket list restaurant we’ve always wanted to try. But although the food was great our evening was completely by our waiter. We sat for at least 10 min befire he dropped the wine and drinks menu. When he finally cane back. We ordered. Never face any recommendations never really talked yo us at all. Made me and my family very uncomfortable. Finally id had enough snd asked for the maiter d. Augie was great. Very friendly. Comped us deserts. But it didnt matter the night and dinner were ruined. Heads up to Maya who came around and was sweet. We spent 400$ on dinner and dont ever intend to go back.
  16. KA

    KurtA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    One of the better old time restaurants. We dine here every time we visit. Food excellent. Service impeccable. Wish more men wore sport coats. Has gotten more relaxed than last time here. Servers all in tuxes. Wouldn’t that make the visitors want to be more dressed up?
  17. MI

    MINTMAN

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner and was not dissapointed. The history of the space is cool, lots of charm, I like the dresscode to keep hoodies and ripped jeans out, treated appropriately by the staff given it's fine dining. Chris took our drink order and was great, Michael and Dieder handled dinner and were spot on, attentative but not overbearing, good food/wine recommendations, told us about the history of the restaurant. Dinner was staged well, not too fast or slow, enough time in between courses to enjoy. Not sure why people have an issue with noise, was moderate, no music just patrons talking. I will absolutely return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arnaud's is clearly the best dining experience to date for me. Absolutely wonderful evening from start to finish. Excellent staff in full tuxedo. Each table is looked after by three staff members. The wine selection is over the top. The culinary prep is outstanding. The restaurant is beautiful and historical. This place should be on top of the must do list. I can't wait to return.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Service was not very attentive and exceptionally slow
  20. SL

    ScottL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely, time tested grand dame. The restaurant has been in business for owner 100 years. That speaks for itself.
  21. KT

    KevinT

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here after many NOLA trips. I'm sorry we didn't have it on our list sooner. My wife thinks it was her favorite meal in 8 NOLA trips. Another place that excels in making you feel special just for dining there.
  22. S

    Sally

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such excellent knowledgeable servers and friendly. Food delicious as always. Traditional place to go for a solid creole meal with warm welcome.
  23. j

    jgabig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful balance of formality and warmth. Service was over the top.
  24. 1

    1930harley

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressed with the food. I had the quail and it was amazing. Servers were personable and even funny if you feed them good energy.
  25. DG

    DouglasG

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were OUTSTANDING, as was the wine selection and service. Dining room was very loud though, making it harder to talk at your table.
  26. A

    Alumnae

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish there were a way that restaurants could be quieter, but we had a great experience in spite of the noise level. The staff was really good, and the food and drinks were delicious as always.
  27. M

    Misha

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely experience all around. The service was exceptional and ambiance was wonderful. Food felt authentic yet refined. We enjoyed our dinner and had a nice time.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our server acted like he didn’t want to be there or have anything to do with us. The apps we ordered were okay. Nothing special. The entrees were terrible. Chewy duck and two pieces of dry fish with some salt and pepper. Both priced at $34 and $38. We didn’t eat and left after paying $150
  29. B

    Beyondtheloop

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Classic restaurant with professional table service. Exquisite food. We loved it all and couldn’t pick a favorite!
  31. AD

    AntoinetteD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and absolutely delicious meal!!
  32. AM

    AlidaM

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you like an experience that takes you back in time, then this place is for you. It was a little ostentatious for me and the price tag really didn’t justify the quality of the food and service.
  33. LK

    LewisK

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit New Orleans at least twice a year and always have dinner at Arnauds. The food is delicious and perfectly served by the excellent staff. The wine and cocktail list is extensive. The ambience is elegant, as there is a dress code, which helps to create a classy environment. I could talk about the different menu items that we chose, but each one on the menu is equally delicious. The fish and meats are always fresh and expertly prepared, the vegetables are crisp, and the desserts, especially the bananas foster, are to die for. This is an elegant establishment that has maintained an ambience of old world elegance, which adds to the perfect meal.
  34. RP

    RichardP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous...lived up to its reputation. French 75 bar for pre-dinner drinks was wonderful.
  35. T

    Timothy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would totally recommend it.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The welcoming host was less then welcoming and appeared to have a unpleasant demeanor upon our interaction. It was disheartening, especially after seeing her interaction with a customers before and after our interaction. One customer skipped in front of us to ask a question and we still weren’t addressed. After standing in front of the hostess desk for several minutes without any acknowledgment I was forced to initiate the interaction.
  37. NY

    NYCDinerJ

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great jazz brunch in a beautiful dining room. Servers were all attentive and pleasant. Food was exceptional. The shrimp arnaud was unforgettable. Music was fabulous and energy and joy in the dining room added to the overall experience. One critique would be the hostess was very flat and unfriendly both on the phone and in person. Odd given how wonderful the rest of the staff was. Highly recommend and will def return next time I am in town
  38. SS

    SteveS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff! Dinner was fantastic and our celebration of our Anniversary was great!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall the experience was terrific, just a few odd moments that gave it 4 stars. They seemed to want to push buying a bottle of wine pretty hard, I insisted so many times I only wanted a glass. The food was excellent barring a few bland items (the potatoes). Loved the atmosphere and historical value of the restaurant. I would recommend going if you’ve never been, felt like an authentic New Orleans experience. I was talked into wearing a suit but the majority were in slacks or nice jeans with a collared shirt.
  40. D

    Duckster

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, but very surprised on early dinner on Saturday (6:30 PM), and they were not open for lunch, that the soufflés potatoes were not being offered. Wine selection for Chianti was not very well aged.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Arnaud's is rated 4.7 stars by 6232 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Arnaud's

813 Rue Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Bourbon Street & Dauphine Street

  • Area

    French Quarter

  • Hours of Operation

    Jazz Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

    Bar Dining

  • 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: (855) 831-6924

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