About Atchafalaya Restaurant
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.
Creole, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner - Seven Days: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch - Five Days: Thursday - Monday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.
Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.
Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.
Private Party Facilities:
We accept reservations for parties up to 12 guests. Buyouts are available upon request.
Private Party Contact:
Rachael Jaffe: 5048919626x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Atchafalaya Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We have always loved Atchafalaya but had ...
We have always loved Atchafalaya but hadn't been for a while. Guess we just got lazy and stayed close to the Quarter. But thankfully we ventured Uptown and again found that the food was absolutely, amazingly wonderful. We shared a soft shell crab appetizer that was terrific. I had the redfish with shrimp and clams, and must say it's one of the best fish dishes I've ever had in NOLA--and I've eaten a lot of fish. My partner had the risotto which he also loved. Beautiful restaurant. Good service. Good (little pricey) wine list. Too full for dessert!! Going again soon!!!
Wonderful Garden District restaurant wit ...
Wonderful Garden District restaurant with fresh, innovative dishes. The fried green tomatoes with crab were outstanding and the ravioli was superb. Fish dishes were fresh and cooked perfectly. Loved the small corn muffins and rolls. Warning that the dirty rice is very spicy with large jalapeño slices. Good wine selection reasonably priced.
Wonderful restaurant off the beaten path ...
Wonderful restaurant off the beaten path that is absolutely worth finding. Food is exquisite and we recommend going for Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary bar is amazing. Bananas Foster french toast and shrimp and grits are our favorites.
We went for jazz brunch. The food and se ...
We went for jazz brunch. The food and service was great but the band wasn't there for a while and then took a long time setting up. So after spending over an hour at "Jazz" brunch, we left having only heard pop music over the sound system. It completely ruined the ambiance. VERY disappointing.
This restaurant did not dissapoint. I wa ...
This restaurant did not dissapoint. I was in New Orleans for a conference which coincided with my birthday. I wanted to dine in a place away from the usual tourist traps. Found Atchafalaya after an online search and so glad I did. My SO enjoyed it as well. Will certainly go back the next time I visit the area.
Sunday Brunch ! Reservations highly sugg ...
Sunday Brunch ! Reservations highly suggested. Live band was very loud for the space making across the large table discussions difficult , but we made it work.
Bloody Mary bar, Sazerac, French 75 were all expertly made . Our waiter was very helpful with the menu and attentive throughout the meal. Good was delicious! Definitely going to go back .
We had such a great experience! I was ce ...
We had such a great experience! I was celebrating my lease signing for an apartment located in this neighborhood and I could not have picked a better restaurant. I had the lamb potato gnocchi which was excellent. Even the iced tea and rolls were wonderful and the service could not have been better! A little pricy but worth every penny!
One might think having a conversation wo ...
One might think having a conversation would be a part of brunch, even among the texting-addicted. We are not old, and we love music. However, we walked into an ear-splitting wall of sound surrounded by chaos: reception, band, and a self-serve bar all in a tiny space.
The food was delicious, but why not include bread to soak up the tasty sauce on that plate of shrimp and grits? We asked for bread and a spoon. One dry slice (not a basket, a single slice) of stone-cold toast arrived. We were charged $3.00. I guess we should be happy there was no charge for the spoon.
Even waitress Lindsey was apologetic for that sad toast offering. We would have protested ourselves, but with all of us developing migraines from the din we couldn't escape that restaurant fast enough. So food gets a 10, environment a 3 (assuming a 1 involves something CNN would be interested in).
For us that still cherish our hearing and/or wish to converse at brunch, there are better local offerings to be found. Management needs to review the situation.
Also, don't plan for any special events here. This was a special celebration for a 75-year-old, but they don't cater to such events.
We have been here several times for dinn ...
We have been here several times for dinner and brunch. It was brunch this time. The brunch is fantastic. The egg dishes here are excellent. The best in New Orleans. French toast daily specials. If you want a bloody Mary you can make your own with all the extras you can think of at the Blood Mary bar. Music as well. Specials are always excellent. Great for brunch or dinner. You should go, a real neighborhood gem.
Absolutely adored this restaurant and al ...
Absolutely adored this restaurant and all it had to offer, from the eclectic Cajun decor, to the live jazz band playing at brunch, to the amazing food! I definitely recommend the bloody mary bar, but try their housemade green tomato juice! It was killer!! I got their eggs atchafalaya and it was everything that is good and right about the world! Also recommend getting a side of their alligator sausage! Can't wait to go back!
We had a great experience at Atchafalaya ...
We had a great experience at Atchafalaya. The beautiful high-ceilinged building is in a lovely neighborhood off the beaten path, but well worth the trip! Ambiance, lighting and decor were all beautiful. I had the snapper and my husband has shrimp and grits, both of which were fantastic. The gumbo we shared was delicious as well. We each had a couple of cocktails from the menu, and as an experienced bartender myself, I can say that they were excellent with a nice variety of ingredients. Interesting but not too out-there for anyone to enjoy. Service was super friendly and they were accommodating to our four-month-old baby. Thankfully the Friday night din inside was enough that any noise she made went mostly unnoticed. The chef came out after we finished and was very interested to hear feedback, all of which was great. I would definitely come back again!
What a neighborhood gem. Everything was ...
What a neighborhood gem. Everything was superb. The grouper with crawfish risotto and drum with seafood were spectacular. Enjoyed the Emperor Norton cocktail and especially the blue cheese flan (yes, blue cheese!). Waitstaff was attentive but not overbearing. Nicely paced courses and didn't feel rushed. What enjoyable date night! We'll be back!
What a friendly welcome! Shrimp & Grits ...
What a friendly welcome! Shrimp & Grits are out of this world fantastic.
A special note of THANKS: When my friend and I noticed that one of our bicycles had a flat after our delicious lunch, the owner went down the block to his house to get a pump and helped fix it so we could make it to the next bike shop. How very lovely! Thanks so much!
This was my first visit and I went on th ...
This was my first visit and I went on the recommendation of my husband who had dined there a few months ago while attending a conference. I was not disappointed. I had 2 colleagues with me and all of us left very happy. We shared the fried green tomatoes and the ravioli as appetizers and then all ended having the swordfish as an entree. All were delicious. The green curry sauce with crawfish on the swordfish made the disk. We all also had interesting cocktails. The service was also fantastic. I would definitely return and would recommend to others.
We had a lovely meal with a job candidat ...
We had a lovely meal with a job candidate. Everything looked great. I had the fried truffle chicken, which was not fried and did not taste like truffles, but was otherwise delicious. The service was very attentive and no missteps. Just as we were leaving, the lights were turned down. In the past, I noticed how dark it was. So much so that customers were using their phones to read the menu.
Shrimp and grits were amazing, I'm so gl ...
Shrimp and grits were amazing, I'm so glad they left the heads on! I want that every Sunday for the rest of my life :) The server accidentally heard our order wrong and only put in three of five dishes we ordered, but they were very apologetic and quick to fix the mistake, they also comped one meal for the mix-up. Servers were very nice and the atmosphere was vibrant and lively. The Gumbo was the best we had on our trip to Nola. I truly enjoyed my experience and will be back for more Shrimp and Grits on my next visit.
The jazz band on Sunday morning was hopp ...
The jazz band on Sunday morning was hopping and added a great backdrop to a highly energetic restaurant. That first cup of coffee was ambrosia and Cafe Atchafalaya did not disappoint. The poached egg breaking onto the bacon and grits, heavenly.
The only slight fail was that the sticky jasmine rice was gluey and the jasmine flavor was noticeably absent. I plan to go back and fully explore more bites.
Everything was perfect at this neighborh ...
Everything was perfect at this neighborhood gem of a restaurant. At a recent brunch the food was delicious (and very New Orleans-y brunch, think awesome Shrimp & Grits). The make your own bloody mary bar was a great touch and the staff was attentive and engaging. Overall, a very positive experience and we intend to return for dinner next time.
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