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Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.9
4.9
5027 reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern

Atchafalaya Restaurant is a true New Orleans neighborhood eatery. Neighbors, locals, and out of town guests return often for a great Louisiana food experience, highlighted by attentive service, time- tested favorites, and tasty new creations.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 891-9626

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Christopher Lynch

  • Private party facilities

    We have a round table in a private room that seat up to 10 guests and is available for reservations during brunch or dinner. Our upstairs dinning area seats up to 28 guests and can be rented for private dinner or private weekday brunches. Our buyout capacity is 75.

  • Private party contact

    Rachael Jaffe Tocco: (888) 291-0950

  • Area

    Garden District

  • Cross Street

    Laurel Street

  • Parking Details

    Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.

  • Public Transit

    Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

Menu

Southern-Creole Brunch

    Soups, Salads & Starters

    • Soup du JourUS$10.00

      ask your server about the chef's daily creation

      • Gumbo Du JourUS$10.00

        chef's daily creation

        • Warm Goat Cheese SaladUS$13.00

          shaved Granny Smith apples, red onions, Brussels' sprouts, smoked bacon-cane syrup dressing

          • Crispy Gulf OystersUS$14.00

            spinach & artichoke purée, pickled carrots, parmesan cream

            • Fried Brussels SproutsUS$9.00

              toasted pecans, goat cheese, red pepper vinaigrette

              • Deviled EggUS$2.00

                cured salmon, pork rinds, togarashi

                Entrées

                • Salmon BenedictUS$28.00

                  roasted 'pulled' salmon, pastrami spice, flaky puff pastry, mustard braised-creamed spinach, poached eggs, crab fat hollandaise, crispy capers, dill

                  • Duck HashUS$20.00

                    poached eggs, duck confit, blackberries, mangoes, brown butter hollandaise, bacon vinaigrette

                    • Huevos RancherosUS$18.00

                      Two eggs, chorizo sausage, black beans, crispy corn tortilla, avocado crema, salsa verde & roja, cilantro

                      • Chicken & WaffleUS$17.00

                        fried chicken thigh, garlic-chili crunch oil, fermented garlic honey, green onions, Steen's cane-pecan syrup

                        • Southwestern-Spiced Caesar SaladUS$12.00

                          romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes, charred corn, red onions, avocadoes, English cucumbers, crispy tortilla, cotija, avocado-jalapeno creamy Caesar dressing

                          • Pan Roasted Gulf FishUS$26.00

                            Cherry tomatoes, arugula, garlic crostini, lemon basil vinaigrette, French feta, Grandma Melba's olive salad

                            • Lowcountry Shrimp & GritsUS$28.00

                              andouille, trinity, smoked tomatoes, Creole-spiced shrimp broth

                              • Atchafalaya BurgerUS$17.00

                                double-stacked Linz Meats beef patties, Hook's aged cheddar, roasted poblanos, chipotle, shrettuce, pickled red onion

                                • "Breakfast" RisottoUS$28.00

                                  slow cooked risotto, creole trinity, ground pork, poached egg, hollandaise, bacon-duck skin gremolata, chives

                                  À La Carte

                                  • Housemade Granola ParfaitUS$9.00

                                    dried fruit, pepitas, toasted pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds, pine nuts, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, pecan-cane syrup

                                    • "Peaches & Cream" WaffleUS$12.00

                                      Local Louisiana peaches, Cardomoro crème anglaise, candied pecans, powdered sugar, Steen's cane-pecan syrup

                                      • Creole Country BoudinUS$6.00

                                        • Hickory Smoked BaconUS$6.00

                                          • Two EggsUS$4.00

                                            any style

                                            • Buttermilk BiscuitUS$5.00

                                              • Breakfast PotatoesUS$4.00

                                                • Cream Cheese GritsUS$5.00

                                                  Last updated: 26 May 2022

                                                  What 5,027 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  4.9
                                                  4.9 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.9Food
                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                  • 4.6Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Diners' Choice Awards

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                                                    Best Overall

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                                                    rtfsouth

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderfully creative. Great service. Warm atmosphere. I cannot overstate what a pleasure it was to eat at Atchafalaya. Flavors I never thought of mixing working so well together. Atchafalaya is now one of two restaurants on our “must do” list whenever we are in New Orleans.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Detroit

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely space for a meal.

                                                  3. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We ate in the patio, so can’t say how noise Level is inside. Delicious brunch, great service and very cool building.

                                                  4. DA

                                                    DocAlex

                                                    Coahuila

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our spectations were highly over satisfied, the food is amazing and the service makes you feel special. Thanks from Mexico City.

                                                  5. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a lovely brunch at Atchafalaya! The wait staff was friendly and helpful and the food delicious. It was the perfect ending to our graduation weekend celebration!

                                                  6. JH

                                                    JuliaH

                                                    Nashville

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place for Sunday brunch. Pancakes, salmon benedict, and duck hash were delicious. We will definitely be back when we are in NOLA visiting our son.

                                                  7. C

                                                    Chuck

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    89 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    89 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always amazing. Our last meal in NOLA for a while as our daughter just graduated and I chose Atchafalaya. It’s our 4th meal there in the last 3 years and it’s always been a great choice. Service is always personable and the food is just fantastic. Highly recommend them and will miss going there.

                                                  8. SH

                                                    SallyH

                                                    Seattle

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great jazz brunch! Amazing food, service and music. Soft shell crab, oysters and shrimp and grits were outstanding

                                                  9. c

                                                    caryk

                                                    Northern MI

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Local Jem! So glad we found the restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. We let our waitress pick everything for us, and it was 100% delicious and perfect. Shrimp and Grits, Duck confit, which was best?? Both were amazing. We ate outside on a beautiful May evening.

                                                  10. SA

                                                    SteveA

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was delicious and our waitress was great. We asked for recommendations and she was spot on with her choices. Finished our evening with the Sunday Sundae was just the perfect way to end our evening.

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious food , good value

                                                  12. D

                                                    Discerningeater

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    84 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    84 reviews

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Loved this place, from cocktails to dessert. I started with the seafood gumbo, which was deep and rich with chunks of well-prepared seafood, then had the grouper special, also delicious. The space is elegant, the waitress knew her stuff and was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this place.

                                                  13. SC

                                                    SC123456

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food and service

                                                  14. SM

                                                    SaraM

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The first place we come every visit to New Orleans. The Best.

                                                  15. CL

                                                    CarlL

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    From the onset of the ambiance at the entrance to the charm inside, you will be thrilled with you whole experience. Food selection was quite nice with multiple flavor accents to each dish. Sit, enjoy, savor.

                                                  16. F

                                                    Foodie

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    125 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    125 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I had guests in town and they wanted a place for breakfast that was out of the French Quarter and memorable - Atchafalaya is wonderful - it never disappoints - I like to order a "table cake" that we can share for something extra - its strawberry season so the waffles and strawberries were a must - and - always get the grits - they are unlike any other grit you have ever tasted - and if you like Bloody Mary's - they make them yummy -

                                                  17. FF

                                                    FreqFoodieHillsboroughNC

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The menu selection along with excellent service and great atmosphere afforded us an exceptional experience. This establishment is a must visit when in New Orleans and was our best meal of our trip. The wine list is remarkable.

                                                  18. M

                                                    Meladav

                                                    Chicago

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Incredible food and service!! Interesting old building

                                                  19. r

                                                    rowandl

                                                    New York Area

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Food was amazing, I do miss the Bloody Mary bar but the drinks were still good and this is a go to brunch spot whenever I’m in town.

                                                  20. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                    I really enjoyed the food and drinks but I felt like the hostess was not very welcoming. One hostess also took a chair from my date and I’s table meanwhile they had a empty table next to us. That was extremely unprofessional and rude. Luckily our waitress was very personable and fun so she saved my experience at a restaurant that I’ve been dying to try for years. I was not disappointed at all by the food since it’s authentic New Orleanian cuisine and the drinks were strong.

                                                  21. JH

                                                    JanetH

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was fantastic though Ryan, our waiter, really made the special occasion super delightful (and fun). It was all just wonderful. Thank you.

                                                  22. KZ

                                                    KrisZ

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, excellent service and good vibe both inside and pleasant outdoor seating available.

                                                  23. GA

                                                    GaryA

                                                    Tallahassee

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service was amazing and dinner was great. I would definitely go back again.

                                                  24. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Filled with locals, so you get a feeling of what is must be like to live in NOLA. Tasty dishes, great service, a brunch blues band… all the right ingredients for a great time

                                                  25. LF

                                                    LoriF

                                                    London

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Stephanie was a fantastic waitress. We had an awesome experience, all the way around. BTW, Jason from Cochon sent us your way.

                                                  26. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food and drinks were wonderful! The Brussels sprouts, crab and mascarpone raviolo, and the Atchafalaya cocktail were my favorites. Our service was excellent and everyone was so kind.

                                                  27. DW

                                                    DaWino

                                                    Des Moines

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    As always, a great experience. Will go each and every time I’m in NOLA.

                                                  28. PP

                                                    PatP

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had the duck has and bloody mary. Amazing. Great service.

                                                  29. j

                                                    joanl

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a lovely evening dining at Atchafalaya! Our table was outside on a little porch on a warm spring evening. The food was delicious and the service professional and attentive.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Good and service were excellent. Highly recommended!

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Awesome. I’ll be back mas.

                                                  32. C

                                                    Coupe

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Fabulous shrimp and grits, clever tasty cocktails and wine list extraordinaire - perfect pairings!

                                                  33. KS

                                                    KathyS

                                                    Cleveland

                                                    24 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    24 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    We went for Brunch. After we were seated, our server was late in coming to the table. However, other staff noticed and filled in getting us water and putting in our drink order. Service from then on was good and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

                                                  34. AM

                                                    AlishaM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The staff were so friendly and the food was amazing. We sat outside and enjoyed looking at all of the plants.

                                                  35. RC

                                                    RyanC

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and atmosphere. Our waitress from Michigan ( whose name escapes me) was wonderful. Atchafalaya is a stop for us every time we visit New Orleans.

                                                  36. DS

                                                    DocS

                                                    Chicago

                                                    48 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    48 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Delicious and fun menu. Especially loved the fish dishes and the bread pudding Reservations are a must!

                                                  37. n

                                                    nottoopicky

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    We really liked the redfish special and the fried oysters. (and the Spanish Gin and Tonic, which is more Portuguese IMO). We ate outside on a sidewalk table which we appreciated since we do not eat indoors. Service was excellent. Just wish the menu has a few more options.

                                                  38. LH

                                                    LaurieH

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A wonderful Mother's Day Brunch! Great food, and great service.

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The perfect place to take my wife for Mother’s Day. In New Orleans for Jazzfest, and looking for something special on a Sunday morning. We found it. Fabulous service, wonderful food, marvelous ambience.

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                    Drinks took forever and we were never offered a second, food took forever and was cold, pork chop was recommended but it was tough and lacked flavor, the shrimp and grits was nothing special, best part of the meal was the corn bread.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                    • Contact tracing information collected

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                                                  Atchafalaya Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 5027 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Google Map for Atchafalaya Restaurant

                                                  901 Louisiana Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross Street

                                                    Laurel Street

                                                  • Area

                                                    Garden District

                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                    Brunch Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.

                                                  • Public Transit

                                                    Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Owned/operated by

                                                    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

                                                  • Executive Chef

                                                    Christopher Lynch

                                                  • Entertainment

                                                    Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (504) 891-9626

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    We have a round table in a private room that seat up to 10 guests and is available for reservations during brunch or dinner. Our upstairs dinning area seats up to 28 guests and can be rented for private dinner or private weekday brunches. Our buyout capacity is 75.

                                                  • Private party contact

                                                    Rachael Jaffe Tocco: (888) 291-0950

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