Arnaud’s Restaurant scheduled to open main dining room October 1; Bayona reopens

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A French Quarter restaurant reopened and another is scheduled to open its doors to the public in October following at least six months of temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arnaud’s Restaurant, located at 813 Bienville St., announced Sept. 13 that it will reopen a la carte service in its main dining room on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Dinner reservations will be available from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and for Jazz Brunch from 10 a.m. to to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The restaurant previously announced that opened for private dining on Sept. 12, 19 and 26, and in June.

In addition, the restaurant’s French 75 bar reopened on Saturday and will again on Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

The bar will offer a limited menu featuring “all” of its classic cocktails, including the Bon Vivant (rye, brandy, bitters, vermouth and Italian liqueur) and the Arnaud’s Special (scotch whiskey, wine-based aperitif, bitters and apricot liqueur); and souffle potatoes.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing, calling 504-523-5433 or via OpenTable.

Private dining reservations with a “quarantine krewe”are available and can be made by calling 504-523-0611 or emailing

Additionally, Bayona, located at 430 Dauphine St., reopened on Friday, Sept. 18.

The James Beard award-winning restaurant opened for happy hour Wednesday through Saturday, 3 to 5:30 p.m., and for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday brunch is open from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

Reservations can be made via

Both restaurants closed for indoor dining in mid-March following coronavirus-related shutdown orders.

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