Arnaud’s Restaurant

Main dining room at Arnaud's, 813 Bienville in New Orleans, which is marking its 100th anniversary in 2018.

In 1918, a colorful, French wine salesman named Arnaud Cazenave opened the grand New Orleans restaurant that bears his name with a commitment to serving quality Creole cuisine. Arnaud believed, quite simply, that the pursuit of the pleasures of the table is as worthy as anything else one chooses to pursue in life. We have to concur.


Located steps off of Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers classic Creole Cuisine and exemplary service in beautifully restored turn-of the-century dining rooms. Since its inception in 1918, Arnaud’s has remained true to its traditions and courtesies.


Named a top New Orleans restaurant by Southern Living magazine, Arnaud’s offers the quintessential New Orleans fine dining experience. Their award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes.


Offering live Dixieland Jazz in the Jazz Bistro, romantic dinners in the Main Dining Room, cocktails in the award winning French 75 Bar and an assortment of private French Quarter fine dining rooms, Arnaud’s offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.



The restaurant also proudly touts its celebration of Carnival history. The collection is enhanced by more than 70 vintage photographs, fabulous Carnival masks and faux jewels, elaborate krewe invitations and party favors. The traditional colors of Mardi Gras–purple, green and gold, symbolizing justice, faith and power–shimmer throughout. Viewing of the priceless collection is free to the public during restaurant hours seven days a week.


There is a dress code so please check out the site for more info.