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
We were going out for a special occasion ...
We were going out for a special occasion so decided to try Atchafalaya. Overall, the restaurant has good food in a nice atmosphere. The service is nice but slow - so be prepared to wait.
We had a 8p reservation, and we arrived about 10 minutes after our reservation but no tables were available. It was about 8:30p by the time we were seated (even though when we went to the second level there were a couple of empty tables available). It took a while for the main server to come and talk about the specials and other items on the menu - the service was good and attentive when they were there, but it took a while for them to show up.
We ordered appetizers - fried green tomatoes with lump crab, Atchafalaya salad and crab ravioli. The salad and the tomatoes were very good while the ravioli was pretty good. Free bread - including rolls and cornbread were offered and both those were very good.
For the main course - we had shrimp and grits, the drum, and the warm goat cheese salad. Each dish was plentiful in size and flavor and were very good. The only negative about the dishes was that a lot of them contained meat - and the meat were integral parts to the dish so its not very veggie friendly
We ordered dessert - and tried the goat cheese and fig bread pudding. The dessert itself was good, but it was swimming in a milk sauce and that wasnt that good.
Overall, a good place to enjoy flavorful food in a nice ambiance - only negatives include slow customer service and lack of veggie friendly options
My wife and I came in for brunch on our ...
My wife and I came in for brunch on our honeymoon. The food was amazing. Staff was friendly and fast. Food arrived within 10 minutes of ordering. If you like Bloody Marys, you must stop in for a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. They have everything you want including things you didn't know you wanted til you saw it. Definitely recommend stopping by.
This was our favorite meal in New Orlean ...
This was our favorite meal in New Orleans. There's a lovely small bar as you enter and we were seated in an intimate dining room. Service was prompt and friendly. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were all wonderful. The scallop appetizer, surf and turf entrée (yellow fin tuna and pork belly!) and blue cheese flan (Just a hint of blue cheese gave it a wonderful tang) were special stand outs. It's a great find in a city full of wonderful food.
We really enjoyed our meal, the food wa ...
We really enjoyed our meal, the food was so fresh and out of the list of places we have eaten in New Orleans this was definately our favourite. My husband had the Swordfish and I had the Tuna special, it was so good.. would recommend highly
Service was top notch. The staff were al ...
Service was top notch. The staff were all helpful and helping one another, creating a feeling that the entire restaurant cared that you were there. Food was excellent as well of course, but in New Orleans, simply having great cuisine isn't enough. Atchafalaya stands tall in a big crowd.
Tony the owner treated us like he had kn ...
Tony the owner treated us like he had known us for years yet we were out of towners . A NOLA local and friend had suggested it. Major home run as everything from my Jamesion sour , meal, dessert, and Eric Clapton and BB King ( Riding with the King ) tunes was perfect. I will be back!
My wife and I were visiting New Orleans ...
My wife and I were visiting New Orleans and Atchafalaya was the best of the many great restaurants at which we dined. From the fried green tomatos to the gumbo to the entrees ( salmon and New York strip steak) everything was cooked to perfection. Head chef Chris Lynch is the best. Service was attentive, but unobtrusive, and extremely pleasant.
We can't wait to return.
We had a large party and arrived for the ...
We had a large party and arrived for the last seating before the kitchen closed. The host and our waiters treated us GREAT. The cuisine was exceptional. The fried green tomatoes with lump meat crab were a big hit with our group. My Drum was perfectly cooked and everyone raved about their meals.
Next time in New Orleans, definitely coming back.
I love this restaurant. I love the manag ...
I love this restaurant. I love the management at this restaurant. The food is typically exceptional. This last time I order the truffle fried chicken, I've order this dish in the past and it has been amazing. Sunday night it was a little tough and dry. I remember the sauce for the mushrooms being dark and rich. Sunday night it was a little thin.
The squash and can bisque was exceptional. The tuna appetizer was also extrememly good.
I really want the food at this restaurant to continue to be amazing. I really want want the management to be exceptional.
My waiter was a bit surly and a little dismissive, as if he had other things to do. He wasn't terribly welcoming.
Please understand, this is one of my favorite restaurants in all of New Orleans. I've been here a number of times. I recommend this restaurant to every friend and visitor who tells me they are in or coming to New Orleans.
My experiences at this restaurant are typically exceptional. The staff is typically wonderful and attentive and welcoming. It is unusual to have a less than friendly waiter.
This is one of the most pleasant dining ...
This is one of the most pleasant dining settings in New Orleans. The service is great and the cocktail bar is first-rate. We've enjoyed the brunches very much and recommended this restaurant to our friends based on those experiences. This was our first dinner there in several years and I was very disappointed with the entrees. My wife had the drum and I had the swordfish. In each case, the fish itself was fairly dry and without much taste and the background flavors didn't add much. The strip steak with fries at the table next to us looked great though. If we go back for dinner, we'll go with that instead of the fish.
I have driven from Florida to Texas a co ...
I have driven from Florida to Texas a couple of times, and while I like NOLA just fine, the real reason I insist on staying in it overnight/paying for a hotel in the area is the Atchafalaya brunch. The duck hash and Bloody Mary bar are in my top favorite meals of all time.
Biggest drawback: restaurant opens at 10, but the jazz portion of the jazz brunch doesn't appear to start until 11:30 or so.
Soft shell crab appetizer was excellent, ...
Soft shell crab appetizer was excellent, as was the Crabmeat Ravioli and the Flounder Special. The "Duck Fat Sazerac" was sublime, and I suggest you don't leave without sampling the "Dar Chocolate and Peanut Butter Terrine!" An excellent experience overall!
I HAVE BEEN DINING IN NEW ORLEANS FOR 15 ...
I HAVE BEEN DINING IN NEW ORLEANS FOR 15 YEARS AND CONSIDER MY VISIT TO ATCHAFALAYA
THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER. FROM THE MINUTE WE ENTERED THE DOOR UNTIL WE LEFT
90 MINUITES LATER, WE WERE TREATED LIKE ROYALTY. THE APPETIZERS, ENTREES AND DESERTS
WERE ALL TOP SHELF AND EVERYONE IN MY PARTY AGREED WE WOULD BE RETURNING SOON.
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