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Acadiana

901 New York Ave NW, Ste 200A, Washington DC, DC 20001-4410 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-408-8848
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Ranked #125 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Transit: Closest Metro is Gallery Place Chinatown on the Yellow, Green and Red Lines. Washington Circulator bus stops directly in front of restaurant on the New York Avenue Side.
Description: Acadiana offers the flavors, culture and the warmth of the seductive southern region. They offer the perfect balance of the old and new...taking advantage of the rich bounty found in the Mississippi Delta, Bayous and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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566 reviews 566 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Acadiana is a Cajun/creole restaurant near the Washington DC Convention center. Atmosphere is subdued white table cloth. Our service was leisurely, with some delays, particularly for bar service and initial ordering. The drink menu has an outstanding selection of bourbons. We enjoyed well poured Sazerac cocktails. An appetizer of three fried pies, meat, crawfish, and vegetable with buttermilk dipping sauce... More

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Chesterton, Indiana, USA
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24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always have lunch here when in DC and have always had an enjoyable experience! Food selection and quality, along with service, have always been very satisfying. Recommend !

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New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were attending a conference at the convention center so the area was very busy and we were not expecting much from the area restaurants. Boy were we wrong - Full menu at the bar, the best martini I've had and the food was to die for! The staff is friendly and very accommodating, they gave us great suggestions about... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Popular restaurant near the Convention Center. Opens at 5:30 pm. Has outdoor seating (both under awning and not) as well as indoor seating. Upscale Cajun menu. Good service. Food is flavorful (had the seasonal grouper special). Prices are not cheap ($25-$50 for entree; side orders are $6 and served in small heating bowls). Dinner ended up being $40-$50 per person... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had a great meal and some fine wine. Waiter had answers to all our questions regarding food and wine. Would recommend this place. Not cheap but worth the prices.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Thought we could get some N'Orleans shrimp creole, etoufet or grits but, no.Shrimp Etoufet is only served at lunch (bummer). Very busy and large restaurant. Nice location near the Conference Center. Good food, just not what we thought. They did have fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and I had catfish, which was good. Thought the bread pudding would have... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I stumbled upon this place by accident while looking for a place for dinner nearby my hotel. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only is the food amazing but they have an awesome happy hour on Sunday nights for 4-9pm. They have an assortment of drinks, beer and wine available for happy hour but what caught my attention was the small... More

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Charleston, WV
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Service was ok and this is obviously a popular restaurant. However, the gumbo does not rise anywhere near the Louisiana level - this was merely ok. Granted I've never had bad gumbo in New Orleans, but the worst there is better than this. I also had their trio of pies (deep fried) which were ok. The quite nice crust overwhelmed... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I usually don't indulge in biscuits, or grits or bread pudding, but this was a totally delicious splurge. Caught in DC snow, walked from convention center around the corner to Acadiana. Beautiful spot, welcoming staff and delicious food on a cold winters night.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Food was great. Make sure you have the biscuits and pepper jelly. However, we had a table of 10 and the service was very slow.

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