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My fiancee and I ate here for our one year anniversary. We chose to eat in the jazz bistro rather than the main dining room. The live music was very entertaining (disclaimer: we were charged $8.00 for the music in the bill), and the atmosphere was classy yet casual. The cocktails were great and potent; we each had one and that was enough for the meal. I had turtle soup and Cornish hen; my fiancee had the prix fixe menu with chicken, and we shared pecan pie for dessert. The food was excellent, and the evening was made all the better by our server Jasper.
Our group went to Arnauds for my wife's B-day. The service was excellent and attentive, but I must admit the food was not as good as I expected. The over all dining experience was not what I had hoped for. I doubt I will go back.
The most awesome lively place I have ever eaten at. Wen't in expecting a dry boughy establishment and boy was I wrong. This place was filled with laughter and singing with an amazing band. Can't wait to go back.
We ate at the Jazz Bistro side. This place was hit and miss for us. Overall we didn't feel the food or the experience was worth the price tag. We started with Oysters Bienville and Shrimp Arnuad. They were both tasty but the Remoulade sauce on the shrimp was a bit heavy with horseradish so that was all you could taste. For dinner I had the Shrimp Bisque which was lovely although a little salty and the Endive Salad which was perfectly dressed. My husband had the Pontchartrain (fillet topped with crabmeat) which was very good, but not worth the $36.95 price tag. Over all the service was very slow and only marginally attentative (it was Mardi Gras so we tried to give them the benefit of the doubt). The only shining star was the Bananas Foster (made right at the table by our waiter) but it alone was not enough to get us to come back to this place.
Had the prix fixe of Turtle Soup, Salad, Oyster Stuffed Filet, plus a dessert. The service was outstanding but the food not so much. The turtle soup was bland and the oyster stuffed filet was great looking, unfortunately the fried oysters which were stuffed into the steak were ice cold as was the center of the steak. I expected better food, but it might have been a fluke experience. Will try again in the future.
Disappointing. Food was bland and flavorless. The server told me the asparagus would be pan-fried and it was steamed. The potatoes looked like frozen from a package like a cheap hotel's free breakfast potatoes with zero flavor or texture. The sautéed mushrooms had the flavor profile of canned soup. Waste of money quite honestly- and I have no problem paying good money for good food. I don't understand how this place even has a good reputation given what they served me for dinner- reminded me of bad hotel food that you eat when you have no other options. Guess you're paying for the decor and suited waiters at this place.
Sunday Jazz brunch, a Louisiana tradition that Arnaud's showcases well but was mediocre in the end. I had brought a date with me on this early Sunday morning after luckily finding a spot to park on a crowded Bourbon street. This is not for the faint of heart, if you can get a ride please do so, as parking is expensive and you must have a fresh rabbit's foot to park for free in these tight streets. The experience itself was amazing, a live jazz group sauntered between tables playing improvised music and taking requests from customers while great smelling food traveled between tables. Our server was one of the nicest people you could meet, and because of this I had the confidence to ask what he would recommend and in the end ordered the specialties of the restaurant. Needless to say I should have stuck to my guns. While my date seemed to have a wonderful meal, almost every meal I had was doused with a "touch" of brandy or bourbon, from appetizer to dessert. Maybe I had not known what I was getting myself into, but I had a morning coffee made table side with hints of orange flavors and...bourbon. I can attest that it smells heavenly, but I felt like an alcoholic at 1:00 in the afternoon. If you do attend their Jazz brunch, expect an accommodating staff and a friendly musical atmosphere, but try to walk around the city before going home.
Pros: Great service, wonderful atmosphere created for the jazz brunch
Cons: Alcohol infused food and drink that tastes like...alcohol, an overwhelming brunch meal
Neutral: Parking is hard, but its not their fault
Amazing!!! I wish I could give this restaurant more Stars. The food is tasty and has amazing seafood, a local favorite. The service is exquisite. You get what you pay for.
Excellent food, the veal tournedos were amazing! Would give 5 stars but the service was a bit slow and my risotto had way to much thyme for my taste.
Service was excellent, food was stellar, and music fantastic. We walked in no reservations on a Thursday night & were seated immediately. The staff was awesome. Great New Orleans experience.
Food was OK..nothing extraordinary for the price. Service was disappointing. Server didn't bother to take the drink order for our son. He seems to be too busy with other tables where he thought he could make more tips. Couldn't understand his English with heavy french accent and he wasn't interested in explaining what they were serving. We were treated as if the place was too good for us.
Extremely disappointing experience for the price we paid.
Best meal in NOLA I have had and the price for the jazz pre fix menu is a good deal for great food. Also the server was friendly quick and so helpful. Ill be back!
Classy elegance contrast the hustle and bustle of modern times. Absolute great food and drinks.
Excellent food and service staff. Went to the bistro for dinner and drinks and everything was fantastic! Love the vintage style interior at the bar and low-key environment. Definitely off the main tourist drag. Recommended highly…
I attended a private function here upstairs. It was a very nice experience. The upstairs is a series of beautiful rooms with a lovely balcony overlooking Bourbon St. The appetizers were delicious and very elegantly presented. I did not get to experience any of the dinners or the downstairs other than walking through. I have to say it looked beautiful. The atmosphere seemed a bit stuffy. It was however a summer weekday and not very busy so it could be a very different place at other times. I would love try it again on my next visit.
Is the best dining experience we have had to date and that includes multiple trips to Chicago. The wait staff is exceptional as is the food itself. My wife had the eggplant mirliton. Her only comment is she would of liked more eggplant. I had the salmon and crabmeat which was cooked to perfection. The crabmeat was soft and tender. Do save room for delicious banana foster done tableside. We will be back and if you have not been here I highly recommend that you go.
Good classic craft cocktails, though a little stuffy. I'd recommend you negate the specialty drink menu and order a favorite of your own, with their choice of booze. Gorgeous old space and a nice change of pace from crazy Bourbon Street, just outside.
Had the shrimp arnaud's, excellent. The trout menuier is TO DIE FOR. My mom had crab cakes, she said they were the best she's ever had. Always worth a trip whenever I'm in town.
Very upscale, and the bar makes some special cocktails. Quite expensive though what we ordered was good. There is a dress code, although the bar was a little forgiving with it. Also there is a museum upstairs you can browse while you wait for your seating or if you are just curious.
Bar staff treats you with class and a friendly dry humor. Drinks are their speciality but the bar food is worth a try if you need a quick bite . The dessert menu has something for everyone. Food comes out fast but you never feel rushed. Recommended if you're a non-local looking for a variety of local flavors to enjoy. Look for Paul, he'll take good care of you. The upstairs Mardi Gras museum is a must see.
We read about this Thai restaurant in Paris on one of those Travel Channel shows website so my wife and I decided to add it to the list of places to try when we were in Paris last week. Well we went there for dinner and the place was already packed when we got there around 7:30 pm. After a short wait though the owner made a table ready for us right by the kitchen that the staff was using for silverware and other supplies. My wife had a beef curry dish and I had the Pad Kee Mao with prawns. They were very good. I especially liked the prawns because the chef had left the shell on them when he cooked them. We did order a few appetizers like a crab cake and some fried spring/egg rolls and they were great too.
Excellent cocktails at decent prices. Attentive service from friendly staff. Great for a slightly quieter drink stop in the Quarter.
Great service, good cocktails, nice atmosphere
Cool drinks and very friendly and knowledgeable staff
This was a wonderful Sunday brunch experience. The jazz band added a pleasant ambience to an already delightful meal. I will return here again!
Welcoming environment with beautiful artwork and an enjoyable jazz band. Good service and good food.
Best ambience, service and drinks in an upscale yet cozy setting.
Good service quick good value nice decor and atmosphere
If there is one place I could give 6 stars to, it might be French 75. It is my wife and my favorite bar in New Orleans, and maybe one of our favorite bars we've ever been to. The place has a lot of history and the look and feel of the bar are great. Obviously, the cocktails are fantastic, but come here for the routinely best bartenders in town. The bar is run by a legend of the cocktail world, Chris Hannah. If you can, sit at the bar and let him help you explore some great cocktails and great history. French 75 is very crowded on weekend evenings and it's a pretty tiny place, so plan accordingly.
Best bartender in the city Chris Hanna has a great cocktail menu lined up including the classics. It gets a little crammed if it's busy, but everyone knows it's a group effort. The food is unparalleled and the service fantastic.
One of my favorite bars in the world.
Friendly staff, great drinks and nice atmosphere.
Arguably not as famous as Harry's American Bar in Paris . But cheaper and better drinks
Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing atmosphere, very friendly staff. This is the place we always go to when we go to New Orleans. Might I add they have live jazz music.
Came here for a private party. The appetizers were delicious and the service was fantastic.
Fantastic affordable drinks. Great service. Cozy but kinda upscale feel. Good food, too. They serve small plates. We had bacon wrapped fried oysters. Just all out delightful
Reasonably priced drinks and some of the best cocktails in New Orleans in a smaller, quaint, upscale venue! There is a small-roomed museum upstairs too! Definitely try the French 75 but stay for the other cocktails!
Really enjoyed cocktails and a small bite here! Great, old school atmosphere and excellent service.
Great atmosphere and delicious dinner. Well worth checking out if you get the chance. Make sure you order their namesake cocktail the French 75. You won't be disappointed
Most fantastic, attentive service, New Orlean's best Sazerac, beautiful bar; Brandy Crusta also great. Staff very helpful in giving recommendations. Had the pleasure to also dine there in a private function, which was easily the best steak I had and the cafe brulot was a nice touch.
Next! Another must visit bar
Checked this one off my my list.
The venue is another awesome cool building. It was open in 1914 I believe and the vibe is chill.
The bar area isn't huge there's a couple of sitting areas along with the actual bar.
I didn't really know what to order so I ordered my regular old fashion.
I did not like it at all. There was a piece of rosemary in it?????
I was a little confused but I still drank it.
Another thing I didn't like was the hoovering. They kept coming around and asking if we wanted another, if we were done...... we ended up getting annoyed and leaving lol.
It was a pleasant experience and I enjoyed looking at the bar but I would pass on this place next time.
Home of the French 75 cocktail. Really incredible looking bar, great service. Definitely worth a visit if you're in New Orleans
Delicious traditional French cocktails in a fun and cozy setting. Animal print chairs and couches we're a perfect setting to relax after dinner. We ordered the French 75, of course. But I also enjoyed their blackberry cobbler cocktail. A spring of fresh sage gave a perfect herbal whiff before each sip of blackberry.
We have been here multiple times...food and service is always perfect. Tonight however..we decided to come for some F75’s.....the waitress with a short bleached blonde bob....awful. Lisa would be beyond upset.
Very nice lounge/bar area with friendly staff. However I think I hyped myself up for the French 75 drink.. It was light and a little bubbly and didn't seem that special. Would be back to try the other ones!
Okay, it's a tour guide stop. It's still a nice little bar. Great ambiance., super service, and a perfect lead in to dinner at Arnauds
Wonderful atmosphere. Excellent food. I recommend the St Martin and substitute for Bourbon, the wife recommends the French 75 (of course).
This is a very classy bar, it's pretty quiet compare to NOLA itself, it's a nice place to get away for a bit before diving back into the party.
You have to go here and get the namesake drink, of course. This small space has been very crowded every time I've been, and a faint sewer smell generally hangs in the air... But in the quarter this is a regular occurrence anyway. Sit at the bar and chat up the bartenders, and you won't even notice that you've had 3 or 4 French 75s.
This place always surprises me. The tuxedo'd staff look so stuffy, but make some seriously great drinks and recommend some great food! Fried boudin wonton and an original rum drink called a Biwater. Yum! Christoph is doing an amazing job organizing the bar, training two newbies, and taking care of most of the patrons at the bar. Kudos!
Nice upscale setting with exceptionally friendly staff. Don't let the upscale setting put you off, we were dressed down and tired after a long day of sightseeing and received a very friendly welcome. Would recommend you give it a try.
Great spot to have a drink. The French75 cocktail is very good. A bit disapointed by the band. I was expecting a real jazz band. No real jazz music in the city of jazz... even if the 3 guys was playing well.
Delicious drinks before dinner at Arnaud's, which was wonderful. The wait staff was perfect, witty, attentive...just right.
Great service and drinks. This is a good place to go to get away from the noise and crowds
I do not understand the 4-5 star ratings. The gumbo and warm bread were the only items we enjoyed. Both fish (different) dishes were bland. We had better creamed spinach at your average diner. We won't mention the hearing challenged waiter who practically was screaming at us the specials of the day nor his lovely long and dirty fingernails. Clearly, management is asleep at this "upscale" establishment. Don't bother looking for quality or creative cooking here. Upscale it is not! Suggest traveling outside the "tourist zone".
Love Arnaud's! We had such a lovely Easter brunch and the Mardi Gras Museum is not to be missed!
you should definitely go just to have a French 75. they are amazing and refreshing and fun to know you tried the "original". the atmosphere is old fashioned without being stuffy and we enjoyed our time there.
We tried several options from the bar bites and they were all pretty boring, bland, and cheap tasting. We spent more there than we did elsewhere on an entire amazing brunch with a bottle of good rosé. So, go for a French 75 with a nice ambience, but I wouldn't recommend eating here.
Amazing old world atmosphere in this swanky lounge. White coat servers bring you a delicious French 75 cocktail that will blow your mind
The food was good, but pricey for the serving sizes. The Creole fashioned was a good play on the cocktail, and the oysters were very good.
I'm obsessed with this place! It literally made me feel like I was in that 1910s or 1920s era. From the music, the the old fashioned bar and lounge area to the staffs uniform. They were very friendly and my son was able to get a lot more info from I believe Chris was his name? who is the bar manager about their drinks and other great places to check out As for their drinks, AAAAMAZING!
Great meal, but overpriced. The toffee bomb was worth it - all the table side desert options paled in comparison! The Karen's crab was the second best thing we ordered - ah-ma-zing!
Favorite bar in the French Quarter. Not far from Bourbon Street but feels like a different world. Old school bar that serves the best (hands down) version of their own French 75 cocktail. Other bars have their versions. Don't bother. Just come and get one here. Never seems crazy busy (you can usually get a seat at the bar within a few minutes) and the typical clientele are a couple of notches above the usual Bourbon Street crowd. That said, it's not stuffy either. Very relaxed in fact, and the staff, although usually busy, are friendly, smart and attentive. If you're looking for a quality cocktail, far from the madding crowd, you owe this place a visit.
I chose this restaurant to have a romantic date and then propose to my girlfriend. We had a wonderful time in every way. The service was attentive and fun, the band was lively and charming, and the food was unforgettable. The cocktails coming from the attached French 75 bar are truly special, and are worth the trip in and of themselves. This was the perfect place for our special date, and I will never forget it. Arnaud's Jazz Bistro was everything wonderful about fine dining, but with a sense of charm and adventure. Oh, and she did say yes, for the record.
Busy, bustling people watching place. Chris the bartender is a master at his craft. Interior design makes you feel you are in a stylish bar of the 1920s. Bar snacks pretty tasty.
Beautiful, historic interior. Collared shirts required on gentlemen. Dinner prices range from vegetarian in upper 20s to steaks in mid 40s. Potatoes souffle were ridiculous. We all left beyond satisfied.
Delicious cocktails and great service. I had dinner at the jazz bistro next door. They are very friendly
Really nice place to stop and relax. Great wait staff nice old time jazzy feel. Great bar snacks!
Arnaud's is a tourist destination for sure, but it is a place I would absolutely go to again. Our Captain (Linda) was fabulous and kind and patient with our questions. We had 10:45am brunch reservations and were seated immediately and left in time to get to our 1pm show at the Saenger. Definitely a must go!
Since the Carousel Bar was packed, we made it to this historic bar before closing time and were able to grab a seat at the bar. Cozy and classy place for a classic cocktail. The French 75 is what everyone gets but don't forget to check out their signature seasonal cocktails.
Classic bar with wonderful cocktails. We had a couple snacks and would heartily recommend their palmiers. Just keep in mind that this is a small space, so there may be a wait to be seated. I would definitely be interested in going back.
Ambience, cocktails, potato souffle, monogrammed napkins - everything about this place is so chic and classic. Perfect happy hour or post-dinner drinks spot. You can order entrees as well.
This place was the sort of stuffy expensive weird place I never eat but it was a vacation and they have banana fosters sooooo...The staff was lovely, truly very sweet. We were seated in a timely fashion, the server didn’t kick me out when I pointed out how creepy the huge oil paintings of the owners were, the woman who made the aforementioned banana foster was very affable. I mean it was all you could want in a stuffy expensive old southern restaurant I guess. I probably wouldn’t go back, unless you know, bananas on Fire! But seriously I’d tacky rich white people oil paintings staring at you while you eat salads are your thing then this is your place.
This swank bar full of dark wood, tuxedos and Champagne cocktails was heavenly! The bar snacks where tasty and elegant. Don't miss the gougere of potatoes. Just perfect!
Yes! There is a dress code my husband didn't have a collared shirt and they actually we're going to give him a jacket, seriously! We didn't order anything we drink at the bar. The bartender was fabulous and attentive.
It's swank, it's chic, and almost made me feel like I was in old New Orleans! Service is friendly and the live music is very entertaining. I reccomend ordering the crab cakes as I absolutely devoured them.
The moment you walk in this bar, it's a step up in class and a step back into a quainter time. I would definitely visit again. This is a good spot for sophisticated round of drinks with a few friends. Warm lighting and cozy feel.
Amazing!! Everything was wonderful, the drinks, the service, the food!! Absolutely incredible. Don't pass up an opportunity to go here, you will not be disappointed! Sit in the bar, it's beautiful and the bar staff was amazing!
Excellent bartender. Fantastic classic cocktails as well as a few, fun and inventive creations!
It is a chic and fancy place. I would recommend getting the namesake drink, the French 75. The service is great and all other drinks are very well made as well.
The cafe Brulot was absolutely amazing! Service was superb! The creme brulee was the best! Our whole meal was delicious!
Bartender was absolutely hilarious, drinks are made with knowledge and atmosphere is incredible!! The bar and the restaurant have some of the best service I've ever been a part of!
Awesome food, drinks and service. We did the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Good 3 piece Jazz Combo to entertain you. Pictured is their gumbo.
Really enjoyed this classic cocktail bar. Especially loved their custom napkins (and the drinks of course).
Cool upscale vibe with great cocktails and food. Staff are nice and fun to talk to.
Loved how kind and helpful the staff were! Our bartender was so helpful and gave great tips on places to go and how to get to them. The drinks and appetizers were amazing as well!
Small cocktail bar but worth the wait for a table. The drinks are lovely and the snacks are delicious. Service is impeccable.
Drink history & drink were amazing. Waiter was full on knowledge.. only downfall stuff shrimp had no taste of jalapenos, but the cheese was very tasty.. needed to taste jalapeno
Often bustling and sometimes quiet, Arnaud's French 75 Bar is always perfect. Small and intimate... it's a nice reprieve from the neon lights just around the corner. It's a place you want to be a regular.
Cool low key NOLA bar near bourbon. Try the Boudin won tons.
We had a late start to the night so we didn’t get to partake in dinner but Rob was very informative about other places to eat and the bread he gave us was delicious!! The atmosphere alone and friendliness of the staff absolutely warrants a second visit; we’ll be coming again for the full experience tomorrow!!! (The last time I went with my family we had lunch with live music and it was delicious as well!!)
Too smooth too be safe. It's easy to go beyond two cocktails. Lovely setting and great service asks beautifully crafted cocktails.
Now, there are regular bars. And then there's French 75 Bar. This is a great bar to go to before or after a nice dinner. Or, just a night out. I suggest you button up before going. I had their signature drink, the French 75 and my wife was drinking the countess. Very great service. Exceptional experience. Highly recommend.
What a great place! Beautiful original cocktails along with the New Orleans classics in a classy atmosphere. Prices are good. Staff is friendly.
Excellent, classy bar with expertly crafted cocktails, both the New Orleans classics and unique, creative cocktails. We loved it so much we went both nights we were in New Orleans. Close to Bourbon geographically, but a completely different experience if you're looking for a quieter evening with amazing drinks.
I had gone to every fine dining restaurant in New Orleans and this place is the only one I would recommend to avoid.
This is a restaurant that you seem was at its prime 35 years ago. You think they still have the same dishes from when they originally opened. There's absolutely zero culinary creativity within that restaurant. The fact that they can even consider themselves fine dining is a joke. The only reason, and I have to emphasize this, that they are anything of a restaurant is due to their unbelievable service and the wait staff there.
The headwaiter obviously knows exactly what to do in any situation when it comes to fine dining but when it comes to that kitchen it is absolutely pathetic.
I would recommend you to go to any other place in New Orleans besides this place and I recommend that the waitstaff go to any other fine dining restaurant and enhance it rather than waste their experience and skills there.
I would give 5 stars to the wait staff alone.
The rest is outdated, poorly prepared, lack luster and bland food.
French 75 proves that it deserved it's James Beard award in every drink they serve. Each cocktail is carefully prepared and tastes wonderful. The namesake cocktail, the French 75, is their keynote cocktail and is likely the best iteration of this you'll ever enjoy. Be sure to come during off hours as tables and the bar itself full up quickly.
The classiest bar in New Orleans and one of my all-time favorite spots in the quarter. The drinks are great, the atmosphere is gorgeous, like you’ve stepped through time. Drinks are pricier than most places but you’re paying for the experience. Plus, the seating away from the bar is great for having conversations and sippin’ on cocktails.
The bar, French 75, serves up some of the best drinks in the city. A classy, intimate atmosphere with a sharp and attentive staff.
Service is prompt even when they are busy. Bring your appetite because portions are large. I can see why they have so many good reviews.
Love this place. Every cocktail is delicious!
I had Arnaud's French 75 Bar listed as a must-visit place in the French Quarter, but didn't realize we could also come for dinner, so we killed two birds...read this and 597 more