Cuisine: American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
Open Hours: Mo to Th from 11:30am to 02:30pm,Mo to Th from 05:30pm to 10:30pm,Fr from 11:30am to 02:30pm,Fr from 04:00pm to 11:00pm,Sa from 05:30pm to 11:00pm,Su from 11:00am to 02:30pm,Su from 05:30pm to 09:30pm
Acadiana offers the flavors, culture and the warmth of the seductive southern region. They offer the perfect balance of the old and new...taking ... More
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.
I visited Acadiana for restaurant week. I want to start off by saying the waitstaff, especially our waiter, was excellent! Very attentive, and went the extra mile to have my drink fixed when he sensed I didn't like it (still didn't like it though). For an appetizer, I got the boudin balls, which were delicious. If you like spicy food, I def recommend eating it with the peppers it's served with. For an entree, I got the gumbo which was also delicious and definitely did not lack on the seafood components. The only slight let down was the dessert and alcoholic drink. I ordered the chocolate banana cake which was essentially a brownie with a faint taste of banana and a small amount of vanilla ice cream. It was just so ordinary and unimaginative. My friend ordered the creme brulee, which was good, but the sugar crust could have been a bit more crunchy. She ordered the stake for an entree which was amazing (and a decent size!). I didn't get a chance to try her app (the chicken gumbo) but she said it was great. We were both let down by our drinks though. I ordered the one with ginger rum and ginger-ale. It just tasted like watered down rum and ginger-ale with like 2 pieces of small strawberries. Huge letdown. Other than the drinks and dessert, the apps and dinner were great and the service was wonderful. Loved the ambiance of the place too.
It was my sister's Birthday and she loves cajun cuisine. Her son was surprising her with a quick visit from NY and Sunday brunch with family in DC. He chose Acadiana because Georgia Brown's wasbooked(smile). He went online and Acadiana caught his eye. There were five of use ranging in age from 26 to 75 and we were all pleasantly surprised that we had never experienced this fabulous restaurant. Each of the (3) courses at Brunch left us impressed and trying to figure out how soon we could make a return visit. We have a new favorite restaurant! Now, that is a great compliment to your chefs, because we know and love good food...and we've all been to New Orleans.
This is what I wrote to the general manager on 6/22/09. I have yet to receive a response...
I recently dined at your restaurant for lunch. In fact, I’ve been there at list once a week in the past couple of weeks. It’s my favorite restaurant in DC, and I welcome the opportunity to take a friend there if they haven’t had your shrimp & grits.
Therefore, I was quite surprised about my dining experience at lunch today. I was sitting at a booth seat which offered a view of the kitchen area. While dining I saw a chef “double dip” a tasting spoon in a dish he was preparing. When I told my server (Stephen 295), he informed me that the food he was for later on this evening. I told him it did not matter what time of the day it was, it’s unacceptable to taste food and serve it to a customer. As a result of his response, I asked to speak to a manager. The manager (Leland) told me they often use tasting spoons to test the flavor of the food. I clarified myself and stated I saw him (as did one of my dining participants) dip the same spoon twice. He apologized and stated he would speak to the person about the matter. However, before walking away from the table, he never asked what the person looked like. So I really doubt he spoke to anyone. In addition, he never stated that he would look into disposing of the food.
To be honest with you, I’m really disappointed with your level of customer service. The prices and atmosphere do not warrant this poor level of customer service and the level of hygiene is certainly unacceptable.
I was so looking forward to a good cajun fried turkey this year. I used to make them myself. I ordered one for the family and was really disapointed.. Our bird was overcooked, too many burned and hard crust areas, and we never got the packet of spices to sprinkle on top that was supposed to be in the bag with the heating instructions...... I know it is work to put out a good product but you really need to watch the quality of the work you are charging for...fifty three dollars is a lot of money for what my family had to try to eat this thanksgiving.........
You want Louisiana cooking at its finest? You love best seafood? This is the place to go. In fact, Acadiana's New Orleans style barbeque shrimp was named one of USA Today's top 25 dishes of 2005. Book early to avoid disappointment
Acadiana is one of my favorite spots in DC. Each time I visit, it reminds me of being in a restaurant down in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It's a great place to spend a romantic evening or just break bread with close friends.
Acadiana is located in downtown DC, situated on the corner looking out onto traffic and tall buildings. The view is nice�but nothing compared to the food!
Went to Acadiana for lunch with my dad yesterday. I need to come up with another word for fabulous to describe it. We were seated at a great table with a good view. I had iced tea and dad ordered the lemonade�it had another name like front porch lemonade or something. I had only a small sip and it was to die for good. We ordered a bottle of Pellegrino as well. 2 fantastically fluffy and soft biscuits were served with a spread made of gooey cream cheese topped with a lightly spicy, but very appealing pepper jelly. Spread on a biscuit half � and OMG�you are ready to just eat those.
We ordered the Natchitoches pies, a sort of Creole empanada, but less heavy. In an appetizer, there are 4 � 2 meat and 2 shrimp. Both were equally delicious and served with a sauce to dip and dunk. The filling in the pies were just so delectable and seasoned to perfection!
I ordered the blackened yellowfin tuna and dad ordered the special of the day, which was red snapper. Ordinarily, we try a bite of each other�s food � but we were so caught up in how good everything was that we kind of forgot to share! The tuna was served on Creole potato salad with a roasted red pepper blend on top. Oh wow, I cannot even tell you how perfect the food was.
And the servings were not enormous, they were perfectly sized. Dad finished his food and I had about half or more left (no big deal, I was happy to take it home!). For dessert, dad had a selection of fresh seasonal fruit in a bowl and I had the Caf� au Lait Cr�me brulee. We also had the plain coffee, nothing fancy, but it was delicious. The Cr�me Brulee (my most favorite dessert) was remarkable the way the sugar crust broke under the tapping of my dessert spoon and the way the cr�me melted in my mouth filled me with creamy joy. Oh, the things I could say.
The service was impeccable. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered the tuna based on his recommendation. Our water was poured from the bottle of Pellegrino by passing waiters (even ones attending other tables) when the level in either of our glasses got a little low. New flatware and tableware was added before the entr�e and it�s exactly that kind of detail that makes dining out so pleasurable.
I highly recommend Acadiana, the food, service � everything was extraordinary.
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