If there is a better breakfast, you'll have to wait for Heaven. The service, ambience, wait staff, and food are nonpareil. I've eaten breakfast here twice, and the quality was superb each time. The tourists unwittingly flock to Brennan's, but this is the place to go. Perhaps I shouldn't have told.
Favorite Dish: The turtle soup is outstanding. The serving quantity is generous, and the dish is perfectly flavored.
arnaud's is a cafe style restaurant founded in 1918. this french quarter institution is known for it's french and creole cuisine. arnaud's has a refined decor and is one of the french quarter's best restaurants.
Arnauds is a pretty big place. It is practically the entire block. There is a restaurant (main dining area), the cafe where you can listen to the band play, A bar, theres a poker room, and banquet rooms upstairs. There is also an area where you can dine separate from everyone else and in a more private setting where you are covered by a curtain .
Upstairs there is also a museum that is free to check out. There is usually not too many people up here and it is alittle creepy.(the museum).
If you are dining in the main dining room you should know that the attire is "smart casual". Nice jeans are ok with a nice jacket or dressy shirt for men.
The atmosphere here is alittle on the fancy side. The same type of fancy as Emerils. The service was absolutely excellent and the food was great too. Our waiter gave us a tour of the entire place when we were done with our diner.
Favorite Dish: They are known here for their souffle potatoes. It was an accident that became a famous dish here. I thought they were ok. i thought they would have something inside of them but they didnt.
I of course had a filet mignon, Rob had mussels and a salmon dish. He wanted crawfish but they were not in season.
A wide variety of New Orleans favorites...foie gras and blackened redfish - except good enough to warrant that big ass bill that's coming. You won't be thinking about that after your meal - it's that good (the wine choice helps soften it a bit too)
Even though it was real noisy when I went, it was a romantic evening...
Favorite Dish: Had the duck... done up straight New Orleans classic... perfect...
Though New Orleans is famous for its many restaurants, one of the best has to be Arnauds.
French Creole and Cajun cuisine served in beautiful dining halls. The restaurant itself is a New Orleans landmark. Live music is often scheduled. Though the prices are high, (it could easily cost $75.00 and up for a dinner for 2), it is an experience that should not be missed. It is a culinary treat you will never forget.
Favorite Dish: I had a fabulous creole dish with fresh prawns. I don't recall what it was called, but it was outstanding.
This place is a New Orleans institution. It offers elegant ambiance, a delicious menu, a good wine list, highly trained staff... Perfect for a special ocassion...
Favorite Dish: We started with Shrimp Arnaud- shrimp in a tangy Creole remoulade sauce and mushrooms Veronique- baked caps stuffed with grapes and cheese tooo good.
For my entree´I had Shrimp & Scallops Eva- a port wine cream sauce with a side of jasmine rice
Tim had the breast of duck Ellen.
We were both thrilled with our entreés.
Price per person is without wine...
813 Bienville St; 523-5433; Lunch (M-F 11:30am-2pm), dinner (nightly 6-10pm), and Sunday jazz brunch. Founded in 1918 by self-proclaimed count Arnaud. Classic dining in 19th century elegance. Famous for its Shrimp Creole and Soufflé Potatoes. Tourists love the Jazz Bistro (with a three-piece jazz band, $4 cover charge). Locals prefer the more formal main dining room (same menu and service). Home of the (free) Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum. Parking validated at Central Garage on Iberville and Dauphine.
This is a personal favorite, as much for the food as for the terrific little "Mardi Gras" museum they have upstairs. They don't really advertise it and I never see anyone go up there (but I always do) - it's fun to see the hundreds of celebrity photographs lining the walls and you make your way up the staircase. You'll find some fantastic Mardi-Gras costumes dating back to the late 1800s or early 1900s...and best of all, it's haunted up there.
Look for shadows sprinting past the hallway, or a cold breeze (really). Last time I was there, we explored the entire upstairs, every nook and cranny and room there was...it was a fantastic way to walk off our meal!
Favorite Dish: The food is beyond description. I like the Sunday Jazz brunch, but dinner is of course fantastic too. You've got to try the SHRIMP ARNAUD, which of course is the restaurant's signature dish made with juicy Gulf shrimp in a delicious Creole remoulade sauce (spicy!).
If you go for brunch, I recommend the Eggs Sardou - mmmmmm...for dinner, try the CREOLE BOUILLABAISSE which consists of fish and shellfish surrounded by a fragrant tomato broth infused with saffron and garlic.
Arnaud's menu, like most of New Orleans' older, established eateries, is a la carte. Jazzbrunch runs about $25 per person (just for the main entree), and dinner entrees average in the $20s as well.
TOTALLY WORTH IT. Formal attire, reservations.
Another fantastic place to sample creole cooking. Arnauds is romantic and elegant, with (like Antoine's) a wonderful great room with French-style architecture. The service is very good, too.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp remoulade.