813 Bienville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
A New Orleans Tradition
by Mr. Geaux on 2/21/10
Arnaud’s provides a wonderful dining experience…lovely decor, attentive service and great food.
There are many excellent menu choices, but some that come to mind are:
• Shrimp Arnaud – Appetizer with tangy Remoulade sauce. Even some of my Midwestern guests, who shy away from the spices, enjoy this dish.
• Oysters Arnaud – This dish take some of the difficulty out of selecting between the great choices of baked oysters by including one of each in the serving.
• Soups – All are good but I enjoy the Turtle Soup and Shrimp Bisque.
• Entrees – Some of the more recent entrees that I have enjoyed include the Petit Filet Lafitte, Gulf Snapper Pontchartrain and Pompano Duarte.
Arnaud’s is an essential ingredient of the traditional New Orleans dining scene.
Can't Miss French Quarter Experience
by LSUnKaty on 11/30/12
Arnaud's is one of my favorites in New Orleans. For Jazz Brunch on Sundays or Dinner every night, it's a can't miss experience when visiting the French Quarter. Food and service are excellent and the atmosphere is pure New Orleans.
Don't miss the chance to have drinks in the French 75 Bar. You can enjoy a cigar or two in there and chat with Chris Hannah about the proper way to make a French 75.
Quintessential New Orleans
by Gris Gris on 2/9/12
We had Easter Sunday lunch at Arnaud’s, technically Sunday Jazz Brunch, though we didn’t order brunch foods. Arnaud’s is one of the best for the New Orleans Jazz Brunch experiences, though I enjoy it for other meals, as well. It was definitely quintessential New Orleans. Everyone was in their Easter finery and there were lots of bonnets on women and children. The men were all in their typical spring colored seersucker and cord suits. There were Easter baskets on many of the tables brought in by guests with children. The Easter Bunny moved all about and the jazz trio is superb. It was very festive and excellent for people watching.
We had the shrimp Arnaud (remoulaude) and oysters rock and oysters 5 ways and I think one person had a salad also, to start. Either that or a soup. The oysters were delicious! My favorite was one with an eggplant and andouille topping. I’m still thinking about it. 2 of us had trout meuniere and one had amandine. The other entrée was crab cakes with solid crabmeat. I liked the meuniere here better than at Galatoire’s. It was excellent and it’s one of my favorite fish dishes so I was happy. We had some praline crepes and caramel custard for dessert. All good. I hated for the meal to end. I could have sat in that restaurant all afternoon watching the people and having multiples of the Ramos Gin Fizz while the jazz trio moved around the restaurant.
In spite of the crowd, service was excellent. We wanted for nothing. If anything, it might have been a little too good since I wanted to linger longer.
We already have reservations for Easter Sunday, this year.
I give it a 5 for the type of restaurant that it is.
New Orleans Creole
by FlaBman on 10/12/10
A real New Orleans Creole experience. I think this place defines it. Whether it's the Sunday jazz brunch or just a nice time dining out, this is old time New Orleans. You have to try it a least once.
A Perfect New Orleans Experience
by Jamohn on 7/2/10
Nothing like dining in the jazz room, starting w/ the Shrimp Arnaud, and ordering the Petit Filet Lafitte (they'll sub a larger cut of meat upon request for a small increase in price), and finish off w/ a good drink and cigar in the cigar bar on the side. The service is always spectacular as is the presentation. My absolute favorite dining experience anywhere. It's a must-visit for all out-of-towners