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.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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
We had a wonderful experience. We had been searching Nola for gluten free options and found Atchafalayla. There were several great gluten free options and the staff, including Tony the owner, was very accommodating. The restaurant is in an old house in the Garden District. Very charming, and walking distance to neighborhood bars. We will definitely go back when in New Orleans.
Great contemporary creole food. Everything we had was delicious (food and drinks). We had our two children (8 & 4) with us and while there was no children's menu, they had several options to accommodate them. Their pasta and chicken was homemade- they ate every bite!
Our service was a little slower than I would prefer with kids, but it was a Friday night during a Mardi Gras weekend, so we were just glad to get a table!
We would definitely return.
Monday brunch at Atchafalaya is the best! We stopped with our friends and had an assortment of great food: Eggs Treme (poached eggs with hollandaise over boudin patty sausage and popcorn crawfish), crawfish etouffee omelet, and alligator sausage. My friend's husband had a make-it yourself Bloody Mary -- the server brings out a glass with your choice of vodka, and then you go to a table with two types of tomato sauces and an incredible array of garnishes including bacon slices and pickled okra and green beans along with the traditional celery. Everything was delicious, and our friendly server Caleb was attentive but not intrusive. Definitely will be back for dinner and perhaps another brunch.
The restaurant staff was amazing from the minute I called and made a reservation. When I called to ask if we could bring a cake and told the staff it was my son's 21st bday celebration, the maitre'd said he'd make it a very special table for us and looked forward to having us at the restaurant. When we arrived, the staff welcomed us and said Happy Birthday to my son and our group. The table and ambiance was amazing. The art on the walls was interesting and varied. The food was sublime. My son ordered his first NOLA whisky and everyone treated us special and made our evening memorable. We loved Atachafalaya!
We had such an incredible Sunday brunch here. The Bloody Mary bar is the perfect start to a wonderful meal. The staff is wonderfully friendly and professional. The brunch menu was delightful and had something for everyone. The crawfish omelet was to die for. The empanadas were delish as a starter. The shrimp and grits that my friend has was seasoned perfectly. The only disappointing item was the jalapeño cornbread which didn't have much punch to it. You will not be sorry to make a reservation for the Sunday Brunch at this memorable place!
I read about Atchafalaya and was looking forward to trying it. They were able to get me in on short notice. The food, service and cocktails were the best! If you are looking for fun and great food I highly recommend Atchafalaya. I had dinner but can't wait to go back for brunch.
The warm goat cheese salad was very good. However, the cocktails and the balance of the meal did not rate as good as the salad. The pork chop was extremely difficult to cut and dry. Our waitress noticed the issue with the pork chop but didn't have any solution other than to offer to get a different knife. The cocktails were unique sounding, which is a good thing, but were not as good as their description. Also, the menu we were given was not the same as the one that was posted in the glass case on the front of the restaurant. Overall, the quality of the food was very disappointing and my wife and I will not be going back. Too bad because the interior of the restaurant was inviting and overall the staff was very pleasant.
Had not been to Atchafayala in a long time. It is one of my neighborhood restaurants.
Went there weekly when it was owned by a friend of mine. Decided to try it again
for brunch. Ordered Eggs Atachafayala. The dish was disappointing. The fried
green tomatoes and the eggs were bland. The hollandaise sauce was thick, but
also bland. The eggs were poached to the right consistency, and the crab was
good.. Used lots of pepper and some salt. Had this dish in
Charleston, and it was superb, so was anxious to try it here. A friend ordered
the same dish, and she said likewise. New Orleans is known for its creole, and
spicy cooking. Perhaps Atchafayala ought to keep that in mind. The other
women who accompanied me were looking forward to a great brunch. I picked
up the tab, as I recommended the place, and felt bad about the outcome. The
service was excellent, and the place was vibrant with people chatting.
That, I liked.
I always try to dine at Atchafalaya when I'm in New Orleans. Awesome atmosphere about 15 minute ride away from the commotion of the French Quarter. The restaurant is in a neighborhood area and has cool New Orleans vibe to it. I took clients for dinner. We had a party of 5. Our waiter was great but it seemed he was spread a little thin on this particular night. The quality of the food was sensational and made up for the minor delays. Most everyone loved their entrees. The yellow fin tuna special was tremendous!
As always, the group was welcomed into the restaurant and seated in a comfortable location. The wait staff were pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, entrees ordered by the group included the white truffle chicken, the snapper, the drum and the scallop special! We shared a couple appetizers, the free form crab ravioli and the fried green tomato with crab meat! The owner and chef were very gracious and served a nice piece of pork belly over sautéed kale that was outstanding! We didn't walk away hungry! All agreed that it was an exceptional meal! I would highly recommend Atchafalaya to visitors and locals alike!
Went for Saturday brunch and was blown away by the food. The band in the front area was really loud at times as the place is small. It seemed like the place would look better at night and did I mention how great the food was? Our waitress left us wanting more but the bus boy/food runner was super nice and made up for the lck of attention we got i.e. forgotten drink, forgotten food, refills, .... I'd like to go again for dinner and try it but the Duck Hash was impressive and the grits were really good.
Had brunch there this weekend. One meal was great (Chicken with biscuits and gravy) while the other lacked flavor, depth, and was overall lackluster (Eggs Atchafalaya). The service was also inattentive brought us the wrong bill, etc. With so many other great options in the neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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