In a city full of unique restaurants, Arnaud’s, in the French Quarter, certainly falls into that category.
Opened in 1918 by a wine salesman named Arnaud Cazenave, Arnaud’s has become the largest freestanding restaurant in New Orleans. Considering its location in the French Quarter, that is no small feat. Count Arnaud, as he was known, kept reinvesting in his restaurant by buying up buildings around his.
Another reason Arnaud’s is unique is the Mardi Gras museum located on the property. The count’s daughter, Germaine Cazenave Wells, is said to have been queen of more than 22 carnival balls from 1937-68.