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
My wife and I first dined at Atchafalaya ...
My wife and I first dined at Atchafalaya over 7 years ago on our first date, and we've been coming back ever since. The restaurant seems to somehow get better every time we go, from the food, to the service, to the wine and cocktail selection. I believe the chef has been there for a while now and has really gotten into a good groove maintaining some of his best dishes while still coming up with new ones--or new spins on proven classics. We love it, and hope to keep coming back for years to come.
Everything was perfect as we were celebr ...
Everything was perfect as we were celebrating my friend's birthday. The build your own Bloody Mary, the entrees and dessert were top notch! Service was outstanding and the live music at brunch added to the great experience.
Been to Atchafalaya on several occasions ...
Been to Atchafalaya on several occasions whenever I'm in New Orleans. Always a treat - it is one of the classiest restaurants in town. Also, has a nice selection of house cocktails and a decent wine list. But the fish main plates are the real draw.
What a cool restaurant and what a food d ...
What a cool restaurant and what a food disappointment! I ordered the fried chicken, biscuits, sausage gravy and eggs. The eggs were the only good thing. The chicken had to have been previously cooked and reheated. It was boneless but so rubbery I couldn't even cut it. And, the gravy was cool. The biscuit was flat, but the eggs were cooked well. Unfortunately, I didn't order this dish for the eggs. We were told of 3 entrees they had sold out of. Their bloody mary bar ran out of olives and celery . . . really! And, my husband got the smoked salmon BLT, but they had run out of avocado. Wow, they really need to care more about the quality of the dining experience. Send someone to the grocery store! The ambiance is great. We were hoping for so much more than we received.
The skill of the kitchen rivals any nota ...
The skill of the kitchen rivals any notable authentic creole restaurant in NO.
Its Clancy''s with a cooler atmosphere.
The Gumbo is outstanding. The drum fish is delicate and full of flavor!!! Ravioli app. Is outstanding.
The food we had at brunch, boudin, soup ...
The food we had at brunch, boudin, soup of the day, eggs and crabmeat on fried green tomatoes was the best, along with Shaya, that we had on our four day trip to New Orleans.
We try to get to New Orleans at least once a year and explore everywhere. We definitely plan to come back to Atchafalaya.
Menu was limited but diverse enough to s ...
Menu was limited but diverse enough to satisfy a large majority of diners. I chose fried green tomatoes with crab that was done to perfection, shrimp and grits that was mildly spiced and fully favored, and baklava with pistachios and almond that was wonderful. My wife field greens with poached pears, hangar steak, and crepes with warmed goat cheese, figs and cranberries all of which she gave a good thumbs up. If we are eve back in New Orleans we will certainly return.
From creative cocktails to delicious ap ...
From creative cocktails to delicious appetizers to fantastic entrees to scrumptous desserts, this place pleased all five of us. Very cosy. Staff professional and friendly. Rather expensive. Definitely a place you can treat yourself to.
Our experience was amazing here! Recomm ...
Our experience was amazing here! Recommended by a family member who dined there two weeks prior. The shrimp and grits were delicious, and our waiter recommended the mussels as an appetizer. So very yummy. Service was outstanding as well. Would love to dine there again! Thank you for making our first night in NOLA memorable!
Sadly overrated. We were looking for a ...
Sadly overrated. We were looking for a jazz brunch with good eats to celebrate my birthday. While the jazz was a lively touch, the restaurant needs some work. Despite reservations, Atchafalaya could not manage their tables well, and we were waiting for over 15 minutes. The expertly crafted cocktails came out promptly; however, our meals took 30 minutes and the entrees came out cold - poor kitchen timing. Our server immediately addressed the problem and quickly brought out fresh plates. While the eggs were perfectly poached and the dishes were nicely presented, the overall experience was disappointing. I won't be coming back here; there are just too many other tasty options nearby that can manage their kitchens better.
Music was too loud and mismatched for th ...
Music was too loud and mismatched for the locale. I ordered lamb bolognese and it was flavorless. The first time it came to the table the pasta was burnt. The second time the pasta wasn't burnt but the sauce wasn't good. Was disappointed because the chef came from Emerils.
Friendly staff. Enjoyed delicious twist ...
Friendly staff. Enjoyed delicious twist of my Pimm's Cup. I had the duck hash and it was, nothing extraordinary, but good nonetheless. My friend and I shared the pumpkin cream cheese french toast as our dessert, it wasn't nearly as impressive as it sounded. Pretty average at best. The server was very friendly and I enjoyed the atmosphere. I would go again, but not anytime soon.
Visiting New Orleans, I wanted to have a ...
Visiting New Orleans, I wanted to have a lovely Sunday brunch in the beautiful Garden District. I was thoroughly pleased with my choice of Atchafalaya. The staff was extremely accommodating to me and made me feel like a welcome guest in their restaurant. The shrimp and grits were a food highlight of my NOLA stay. Thank you to everyone for a completely enjoyable experience!
Read reviews of this wonderful dining sp ...
Read reviews of this wonderful dining spot and was not disappointed at all. A short cab ride from the French quarter to a quaint and quirky hot spot. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. First time visit and the entire menu looked fantastic.
My dining companion started with a mimosa which was perfect. She ordered the gumbo the roux was dark and the gumbo was rich and hearty and full of chicken, sausage and vegetables. The presentation was also top notch.
I ordered the chicken and biscuits. The chicken was perfectly seasoned and the biscuits were warm and hearty. The sausage gravy was the perfect consistency and loaded with sausage. The cream cheese grits were incredible. Warm, rich velvety smooth and seasoned well.
My daughter ordered the duck hash. WOW! Rich duck meat and potatoes with blackberries the perfect remedy for a long night in the quarter. Rich, delicious and a huge portion. Sweet and salty with two poached eggs resting on top for even more richness. Maybe the perfect breakfast bite.
This place is wonderful and we will definitely be back! Kudos to the chef and staff! Well done!
Atchafalaya is, in a town absolutely cro ...
Atchafalaya is, in a town absolutely crowded with top notch restaurants, by far our favorite! We go there every time we are in town and are never disappointed. The shrimp and grits is my favorite meal at any restaurant anywhere in the world. It is sublime. We've been to Paul Bocuse's flagship restaurant in France and had an absolutely mind blowing dining experience but it can't touch this dish at Atchafalaya! If you're in New Orleans, go there. If not, get your butt down there and eat up!
Eggscellent! Perfectly seasoned meals fr ...
Eggscellent! Perfectly seasoned meals from beginning to end! Eggs cooked perfectly with sweet crab to compliment the eggs Atchafalaya. The boudin was eggstremely tasty too! But the chai creme brûlée was out of this world delicious! The Bloody Mary bar is just a bonus here. Yum!
Superb restaurant in all respects: ambie ...
Superb restaurant in all respects: ambience, service, cuisine, value. Totally enjoyable. Salad special with soft shell crab was among the best soft shell crabs I have ever tasted. Flounder was exquisite and drum entree was excellent. Can't wait to go back.
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