With an emphasis on Creole cuisine, Arnaud’s is a premiere landmark New Orleans restaurant. Founded by Count Arnaud in 1918, the restaurant remains a vibrant fixture still today. There is a Mardi Gras Museum, French parlor-style bar and Jazz Brunch Sundays at the regal eatery. Perched at its Bourbon St. address for almost a century now, Arnaud’s is committed to culinary excellence, chic ambiance and exceptional service.
Have a romantic dinner in the main dining room where jackets are recommended for gentlemen! The décor is turn of the century elegance filled with crystal chandeliers, mosaic tile floors and beveled glass windows. For a lively experience, dine in the Jazz Bistro and listen to Dixieland Jazz as you sample the delicious Creole cuisine! The “French 75” bar is paralleled to none. Sophisticated mahogany and glass adorns the walls and the bar is Old World-style, serving traditional French brandy and champagne concotions. It is ranked as one of the top five bars in America!
The menu is a la carte, offering the best of New Orleans dishes such as Escargots, Oysters Bienville and Shrimp Remoulade to name a few. There is even an ode to Creole’s sister, Cajun, with Alligator Sausage, Turtle Soup and Frog Legs on the menu! Fresh seafood is available straight from Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico. Sundays are made for Jazz at Arnaud’s. A prix fixe brunch is served as the band plays Louis Armstrong. Arnaud’s has one of the best menus in the city with an array of different local items to try. It is the essence of New Orleans!
The Mardi Gras Museum houses dozens of costumes and gowns worn Count Arnaud’s daughter. She is said to have reigned as queen in over twenty Mardi Gras balls, the most ever by a woman in Carnival’s history. The family’s history in Mardi Gras, including costumes worn by the Count & Countess, vintage photographs, Carnival masks and jewelry are all on display and open for viewing daily.
A timeless tradition, Arnaud’s is the pinnacle of Creole fine dining. For an authentic New Orleans experience, it is the first stop!