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.

Sixty years later, in 1978, Arnaud’s was acquired by Archie and Jane Casbarian, the second family of proprietors the restaurant has ever known. Casbarian sought to return Arnaud’s to the roots from which it had strayed by both restoring the property and reinvigorating the cuisine. In so doing, Casbarian brought world renown and widespread acclaim to Arnaud’s.

Presently, Arnaud’s Restaurant is being operated by a fourth generation of owners, Katy and Archie Casbarian along with their mother Jane. They, too, remain committed to carrying on the traditions originated by Arnaud Cazenave. More importantly, they are committed to staying true to the vision of their father as the restaurant nears one hundred years of operation.

  • Address

    813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Hours
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Corporate or private event
  • Historic Venue
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Restaurant

Room Capacities

Name Reception CapacitySit Down Capacity
Count's Room Reception Capacity: 300 Sit Down Capacity: 220
Irma Room Reception Capacity: 140 Sit Down Capacity: 80
Mezzanine Room Reception Capacity: Sit Down Capacity: 32
The Gold Room Reception Capacity: 70 Sit Down Capacity: 36
Creole Cottage Reception Capacity: 140 Sit Down Capacity: 80
Edison Park Reception Capacity: 75 Sit Down Capacity: 50
Bourbon Suites Reception Capacity: 65 Sit Down Capacity: 80
Sins Room Reception Capacity: Sit Down Capacity: 12
Iberville and Bienville Rooms Reception Capacity: 50 Sit Down Capacity: 38
Toulose, Dauphine and Lafitte Rooms Reception Capacity: 130 Sit Down Capacity: 64