Arnaud’s was opened in 1918 by the French wine salesman Arnaud Cazenave in the quaint French Quarter of New Orleans. In 1978 the restaurant was taken over by Archie and Jane Casbarian, who returned the impressive interior to its previous beauty. They brought culinary expertise back to the kitchen following years of decline.The restored main dining room has an Italian mosaic floor, fine crystal chandeliers, dark wood panelling and bevelled glass windows. The more casual Jazz Bistro allows guests to dine while gazing out at Bourbon Street. Enjoy the sweet sounds of The Gumbo Trio, which serenades diners each evening from 6.30pm onwards. The restaurant’s classic Creole menu includes specialities such as crab claws Provencal and chicken and andouille gumbo.