This grande dame of classic Creole restaurants still sparkles. In the main dining room, ornate etched glass reflects light from charming old chandeliers while the late founder, Arnaud Cazenave, gazes from an oil portrait. The adjoining jazz bistro offers the same food but is a more casual and music-filled dining experience. The ambitious menu includes classic dishes as well as more contemporary ones. Always reliable are Shrimp Arnaud (cold shrimp in a superb rémoulade),
Oysters Bienville, Petit Filet Lafitte, and praline crepes. Jackets are requested in the main dining room. Check out the Mardi Gras museum upstairs.