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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Atchafalaya Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was a complete shot in the dark for ...
This was a complete shot in the dark for us and it paid off! Loved everything, start to finish. Very busy for a Monday night, which we took as a good sign. A little hike off the beaten path but ABSOLUTELY worth it!!
I love this restaurant! I have a lot of ...
I love this restaurant! I have a lot of food sensitivities and when I bring this up with some waiters, they look at me with a face that says, "So why did you have to eat here or eat out at all?" My waitress helped me make a custom order avoiding my allergens and it was absolutely delicious with a nice presentation. I am not trying to sound like woe is me, but I have been to a restaurant and after explains my food issues, I have literally received a piece of grilled fish on a plate with no seasoning and no garnishment and a waiter looking smug with a look that says "I did exactly what you wanted". No, that's not what I wanted. I can actually eat a lot of things and I love eating out in this city. So, thank you cafe Atchafalaya for making my brunch experience terrific!
It was so wonderful experience. The ser ...
It was so wonderful experience. The service, food and atmosphere were fabulous. We will definitely go back the next time we are in New Orleans! It is an adorable building and everyone who worked there seemed to enjoy their jobs.
Every element of the food was superb, th ...
Every element of the food was superb, the service was excellent, and we could hear each other talk without the intrusion of loud music or other noises. The wine suggestion was perfectly apt for the dish I ordered. We ate here on the first night of our vacation in New Orleans, and it was a wonderful way to kick off our time there.
Brunch here was fantastic. At many tren ...
Brunch here was fantastic. At many trendy restaurants, brunch menus often fall short by over-charging for uninspired takes on cliched staples like French toast or eggs benedict, but Atchafalaya did an excellent job of having fresh variations on classic local dishes, as well as offering a few more unusual (but equally satisfying) options, all for very reasonable prices. The live jazz provided great ambiance, although I might have liked it to be a touch quieter.
Ordered corn and crab bisque for an appe ...
Ordered corn and crab bisque for an appetizer, chicken and biscuits with sausage gravy and eggs for an entree, and a bloody mary. The bisque was great with the lump crab, but the corn was pureed so it lacked a little texture. The chicken and biscuits were too salty with the gravy. The chicken was tender, but I expected it to be fried chicken with the bone; it was boneless skinless chicken breast. The biscuit was pretty tough, and not flaky and buttery. The bloody mary was delicious - make your own bloody mary bar! (probably the highlight of the whole meal, sadly)
Outstanding service, delicious food. Ou ...
Outstanding service, delicious food. Our visit to New Orleans was highlighted by our visit to Atchafalaya. The soft shelled crab is the best that I have had. The shrimp and grits and chicken were also enjoyed at our table. I wish the menu was a bit bigger however. Good drink selection.
The best soft shell crab I have ever eat ...
The best soft shell crab I have ever eaten...and I have eaten tons.
Loved the bartender, amazing shrimp on grits and the most mediocre thing we ate was the fried green tomatoes with lump crabmeat and it was just fantastic
Loved this restaurant! We had the Shrimp ...
Loved this restaurant! We had the Shrimp & Grits and Chicken & Biscuits for brunch this weekend and the food and drinks were fabulous. There was also a live band playing which was loud in the bar area but enjoyable. My only complaint is that the seats at the bar are reserved for diners - which is so strange. My husband and I were having a drink while we waited to be seated when 2 seats opened up at the bar so we had a seat to enjoy our drinks and maybe order another - and were promptly asked to moved because the seats were for diners with reservations. I really didn't like that and have never encountered that before. Otherwise, though, the food was excellent and the service was great. We will definitely go back here, just not arrive any sooner than our reservation since there will be no seats at the bar.
Always enjoy brunch there. The etouffee ...
Always enjoy brunch there. The etouffee omelet is wonderful and the fried green tomatoes with poached eggs, crab meat, and hollandaise are great. Tried the potatoes which are nicely flavored with onion and garlic and their grits are the best anywhere. They have a nice wine selection. Servers are attentive. On Sunday they have a band. They were very good but did make it a bit difficult to carry on a conversation. However, they added a festive feel to the day.
Overall, we had a pleasant dining experi ...
Overall, we had a pleasant dining experience for my birthday brunch. However, I enjoyed Atchafalaya much more when I went to dinner.
The Eggs Atchafalaya is tasty, and an appropriate amount of food. Bloody Mary bar is great, but we filled up on drink veggies.
Service was fine but not exceptional.
The pork sandwich was 30-40% fat , just ...
The pork sandwich was 30-40% fat , just awful! The aioli was overpowering too. I would not recommend it. The chicken and biscuits were overdone with too much butter and the biscuit was flat/dense not a Southern style flaky biscuit. Again, awful.
36th Anniversary Celebration was very e ...
36th Anniversary Celebration was very enjoyable. The wait staff was very professional and friendly. The owner is the maître de and works the dining area with so much friendliness.
The food was seasoned perfectly. The gumbo was delicious and the gulf black drum was delicious. The fried green tomatoes were a tadbit too firm for me. I am a Southerner and I prefer that the texture to be slightly softer. I definitely will be eating there when I come back to
visit New Orleans.
I chose this restaurant since it was lis ...
I chose this restaurant since it was listed as one of the best brunches in the US. It is very quaint and it was very quiet for a Monday brunch in New Orleans. My wife enjoyed her meal(can't remember what is was) and I had a very unique take on chicken and biscuits with sausage gravy.
My wife also enjoyed the bloody mary bar. We had a great meal and a very nice walk back to the French Quarter(about 2.5 miles). You will walk through some very interesting neighborhoods. We felt very safe on that walk.
Staff was amazing. Jake the owner made u ...
Staff was amazing. Jake the owner made us feel at home. We were and they accommodated us. Food was superb! Everything from appetizers to entrees, dessert and drinks..the astmosphere and place were nice. We are from Jackson ,ms and will be back. Miles & lauren swain
The service and ambiance were great. I ...
The service and ambiance were great. I found the hostess and bartender to be rude. I recognize it was busy, but their curt responses negatively impacted my first impression. There was live music, so it was noisy, but a good, fun noise. Not sure how often this happens, but it was enjoyable.
A wonderful high end neighborhood restau ...
A wonderful high end neighborhood restaurant experience. Atchafalaya had been on my list since my daughter began attending Tulane University. Our whole family, two college children and two high school children, enjoyed the experience and the food.
Went for brunch and the bloody Mary bar; ...
Went for brunch and the bloody Mary bar; it was FABULOUS! I ordered the hash special and my bf ordered the Etouffee Omelette. The food was perfect, I would have liked my plate if i didn't know any better :) The bloody Mary bar offered lot of options including fresh tomato juice, two pre-made house mix options - a regular and a tomatillo verde and there was a great selection of pickled veggies and hot sauces.
I really wish that I lived closer to this restaurant!
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