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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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901 New York Ave NW, Ste 200A, Washington DC, DC 20001-4410
+1 202-408-8848
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Reliable, charming, bustling. A warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food is rich; the servings generous to massive. Oysters are their forte. Close to downtown hotels and shopping.

Thank Nadine g
Stafford, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a few minutes late for our reservation, but the staff was nice, and sat us as soon as we found the restaurant. The seating was a bit awkward for a date because we were seated in a row of tables for two, and they were quite close to each other. Despite the lack of privacy, the atmosphere was... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at Acadiana four times in four days--once for dinner and the other three times for Happy Hour. They have an excellent small plates selection, but the fried oysters are superb. For dinner, I had an excellent, crispy catfish that arrived wrapped in a circle. it had great crunch and soft tender fish inside.

Thank Maryfrances W
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met Washington veterans at the Acadiana for dinner last week. This is one of their favorite places, and we can certainly understand why. It's a lovely restaurant with great service and a wonderful menu. I don't know if it is more properly Cajun of Louisianian. We started with very good cocktails. I had the deviled eggs as an appetizer,... More 

Thank Chris P
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many good Cajun restaurants in NYC and I'm in D.C. for a conference. Just across from my hotel is Acadiana. This place is classy, very friendly, and the food is as good as I've ever had outside of Cajun country. Great inventive cocktails, incredibly varied and mouth watering menu, and the service staff is like dining a your favorite... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had to postpone a trip to New Orleans for her birthday so I tried to make it up to her by celebrating her birthday at Acadiana. We went with my son and daughter in law as well. I mentioned the birthday when I made the reservation and upon arrival we had special birthday menus at the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a brunch and this was out of this world. The crab and corn chowder was so good my mother and I nearly licked the bowls clean. My husband adored his baked oysters (which I am not a fan of, but these were pretty good actually). For entrees, I had the crab cakes which were loaded with crab... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was without a doubt the best brunch I have had in DC. My kids, who are foodies agreed. I had the corn and crab soup, eggs Acadiana (poached eggs on crab cakes with hollandaise) and the pecan tart. My son in law had the broiled oysters and shrimp and grits, my daughter had the crab cakes and soup. We... More 

Thank Susan G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a native New Orleanian and have learned it's safest to run away from any type of restaurant that claims to offer Creole, Cajun, or general New Orleans style cuisine. Maybe it's the water, but somehow the most competent chefs seem to botch it up once you leave the city limits. In their defense, maybe it's because their non-New Orleanian... More 

Thank HiltonRegular13
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a trip to New Orleans two weeks ago, I couldn't have been happier to find Acadiana. Food as good as the Big Easy just 20 minutes away. The gumbo, the shrimp and grits, the barbecue shrimp... even the biscuits... made this the perfect meal to kick aside my bayou blues. And the whiskey menu was a great surprise. Oh,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 New York Ave NW, Ste 200A, Washington DC, DC 20001-4410
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-408-8848
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?