901 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20001-4410
Prices: $30-$50 Sunday Brunch
Billed as a “Louisiana Fish House”, Acadiana doesn’t disappoint. The restaurant has a unique shape as it’s at the end of a “flatiron” style of building. With multiple levels inside, it has great views outside with floor to ceiling windows. They’ve expanded with a patio outdoors, so in nice weather, you can sit outside as well.
Service here was pretty good. Occasionally whenever there was a crush of new tables, it slowed a bit, but otherwise everything was handled well. All of the servers were very pleasant and Acadiana definitely has a “down home” feel that matches it’s style of food. Servers did a great job on keeping your mimosa’s and bloody mary’s topped off for Sunday brunch.
Our visit took us here for Sunday brunch, which was fantastic. It’s a prixe fixe menu for around $30. You get to pick one appetizer, one main and a dessert. The hardest thing to decide is what to choose. Some of our favorites were the gumbo, blue crab soup, etoufee and eggs acadiana. Everything here is phenomenally good, so it’s really a matter of what you like better than the other. Portions are also better than at most restaurants, so you won’t leave hungry. Plus, you’ll get all kinds of cornbread and other great things to snack on in between courses. For dessert, the beignets are pretty good, but the bread pudding is the standout.
If Louisiana style food is what you’re looking for, you’ve found it. It doesn’t really get more authentic than this if you’re not in New Orleans. We’ll be back for dinner the next time we go to DC.
[box type=”info” ]Acadiana is busy. If you’re going for Sunday brunch, make sure to make a reservation in advance as this place fills up fast. Also if you dine for Sunday brunch, there’s $1 mimosas or cajun mary’s. [/box]
Last modified: January 12, 2014