About Atchafalaya Restaurant
New Orleans, LA 70115
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: (504) 891-9626
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
A most interesting, unique place. Very ...
A most interesting, unique place. Very attentive manager and staff. Michaelopoulus gallery...an unexpected delight. Extremely creative dishes. All in all, an unabashed winner! Kind to our guide dog, too. Thanks for the memories.
This is our friends favorite restaurant ...
This is our friends favorite restaurant at the moment. Since we were visiting from out of town we decided to meet here. Boy am I glad we did. From the moment we walked in until the moment our cab picked us up the staff was so attentive. They really made the experience that much better. The menu was abundant with so many choices for all of our different tastes. The Drum in cioppino broth was outstanding my pork cutlet special was perfect the vegetarian choices were abundant. If you are looking for farm fresh food with a local flare don't miss this little gem. BTW the desserts were outstanding. We were presented with the blue cheese flan, chocolate truffles, king cake ice cream, citrus sorbet, strawberry crepes and hot chocolate. The pastry chef is amazing (I hear he's among the best in the city) our favorites were the king cake ice cream and the blue cheese flan and the sorbet. I will be dreaming about Atchafalaya (fun to say) until we visit again on our next trip.
This place has been on my NOLA list of ...
This place has been on my NOLA list of resturants to try for a while. The tuna special was outstanding. Fried green tomato with crab meat was so fresh and tasty. Lee did a great job as our server. Will return again soon. Excellent!
Saturday brunch was delicious! The chic ...
Saturday brunch was delicious! The chicken and biscuit was insanely good, perfectly poached eggs on our other dish (a hard feat and one that they have mastered) and the empanadas were a wonderful starter.
My only complaint was that our server was very absent minded and not very attentive. It wasn't enough to ruin our meal. We still had a wonderful brunch and will absolutely be back.
Our food & service were outstanding. The ...
Our food & service were outstanding. The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a great meal, time and service. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. Thank you Tony Tocco & Team for making our evening special!
Generally very good. Friendly,welcoming, ...
Generally very good. Friendly,welcoming, knowledgeable service. Great cocktails (though the description of the Turn, Turn, Turn made us laugh ("Cathead vodka, seasonal shrub")). Food mostly terrific, a couple of misses. Fried green tomatoes with crab: wow! Great soup. Snapper with duck crackling was ok-ish, but it was sitting on a dry, sawdusty galette-y fritter of something or other that was unworthy of the company of the rest of the food. The lamb ragu with potato gnocchi rocked and was one of the best things I've had in a long while. We were too full to hazard a dessert. I would return in a heartbeat, the fritter thing-y notwithstanding.
Everything about this restaurant is fant ...
Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. I've eaten here a handful of times, but it had been a couple years since my last visit. Service is great. Food is always outstanding. It's a good place for locals, but I have brought out-of-town visitors here as well and everyone enjoys it. For brunch they have an amazing bloody mary bar. I very rarely enjoy a bloody mary, but this one was delicious! I recommend reservations because there is often a long wait if you don't have a reservation, but they do seat you on time with one.
Gracious staff, lovely atmosphere. And ...
Gracious staff, lovely atmosphere. And the food presented beautifully. Cocktails were perfect. Soup, salads and entrees prepared by creative hands and minds with the sense not to overwhelm. Desserts are also special. A great evening. Enjoy!
There for New Year's Eve dinner. Specia ...
There for New Year's Eve dinner. Special, limited-choice menu. Seafood chowder was delicious. Duck on grits was okay but not special. Overall food was quite good but somewhat over-priced. Would return for their normal menu.
This is one of the best meals I have eve ...
This is one of the best meals I have ever had! The ambiance is amazing, service was wonderful, and the food was impressive. They also have a great build your own Bloody Mary bar with traditional or green tomato homemade Bloody Mary mix with house pickled veggies.
I had wanted to eat here for years but p ...
I had wanted to eat here for years but plans kept falling through every time I was in town. So, I was very excited to finally have the opportunity. However, it was not the experience I was hoping for.
We brought our three kids here for dinner last week, ages 20, 17 and 12. The restaurant is very nice looking however the atmosphere was pretty dead. There was no music playing for the first hour and 15 minutes we were there. Everyone was talking in hushed voices for some reason. Really a boring atmosphere.
We had some appetizers in the bar because we had arrived early. The drinks were decent however the wine my wife ordered was terrible and we sent it back. When we sat down on the waiter asked to take our drinks, we told him we were also ready to order and that we were all pretty hungry. He came back shortly and took orders however it took almost an hour to get our food. I am not sure why it took so long because no other tables have been seated for at least a half an hour by the time we sat down. There should've been plenty of cook staff available.
All of us felt that the food was overly salty. I don't know if they are having trouble keeping employees or what the deal is here. Whoever, our waiter seemed like he had not been there very long and we definitely met two other employees who had been there less than five weeks.
My overall impression was that this place is living off its reputation but has fallen way, way off since its heyday. It is definitely not a place for foodies and I will not be returning. The quality of the food and the poor atmosphere do not justify the very high prices. There are many better options in New Orleans.
This is a great restaurant and I highly ...
This is a great restaurant and I highly recommend it to anyone passing through the area. I recommend it even more if you are a food lover. I have been twice (~1.5 years between the two visits) and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience both times (the menu changes, so I had a different dish each visit). I typically don't do reviews, but Atchafalaya deserves a little praise. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. There may be words on the menu that you have never heard before...don't let that deter you! The foods that they pair together blend seamlessly and the dish as a whole will be spectacular. I could go on and on about how great this restaurant is, but do yourself a favor and just go see for yourself.
Wow! The food was original and delicious ...
Wow! The food was original and delicious. Four of us shared the mussels of the day and they were delicious. We each ordered a different main course, all were excellent. I brought back leftovers and they held up so well that they were as good if not better the second day! That is remarkable considering I had surf and turf. If we lived in NOLA, this would be a go to for us. I highly recommend for a delicious dining experience! (You get what you pay for, this is not cheap but a good value!)
Definitely visit Atchafalaya, especially ...
Definitely visit Atchafalaya, especially the bloody mary bar. The food was excellent! My only complaint was that I was freezing. However, when we requested the fans be turned off, our waitress was super accommodating and promptly addressed the issue! We also requested the music be turned down (as someone in our party has hearing loss) and again, totally accommodating!
Brunch with my friends was amazing!!! C ...
Brunch with my friends was amazing!!! Can't remember my waiter's name..., "sorry", but he has been here for years! So happy to have him for this dining experience! I can't say enough about this restaurant! 💖💖💖it!!!
Best restaurant experience in New Orlean ...
Best restaurant experience in New Orleans and this is my fourth trip here over the last 6 years. The meal was AMAZING...from my Hamachi Crudit to my Lamb Bolonase with the feta cheese, potato gnocchi and rapini. Cocktail choice was tough and I wasn't at all disappointed! Napoleon something it was called. Telling others about our experience and will DEFINITELY be back!
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