The beautifully polished interior bespeaks New Orleans' gilded age. There's seating at the bar or in intimate table groupings and a relaxed feel. The most popular drinks are the namesake French 75 — made with cognac instead of gin — and the Contessa, a mix of Boodles gin, Aperol, grapefruit juice, cranberry cordial and orange bitters. The bar menu includes some signature items from Arnaud's restaurant. Open Thu.-Tue. Food available.
Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in a signature tangy Creole remoulade. Potato-crusted Gulf fish features a pan-seared fillet on a bed of sauteed fennel with Herbsaint butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$