Atchafalaya Restaurant
Atchafalaya Restaurant

Atchafalaya Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://atchafalayarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (504) 891-9626
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner - Seven Days: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch - Five Days: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Lynch
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our upstairs dinning room accommodates 30 people with porch access to the outside.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachael Jaffe 5048919626x
  • Entertainment: Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laural Street
  • Public Transit: Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
Atchafalaya Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (183)fit for foodies (151)great for brunch (126)special occasion (85)romantic (79)hot spot (44)good for groups (43)notable wine list (38)great for lunch (34)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The food and service was amazing. I highly recommend atchafalya to anyone looking for a great meal that was original and the place is adorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bloody Mary Bar and Live Music! Oh and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I found Atchafalaya on Open Table as I was looking for a good brunch place outside of the French Quarter. We arrived a little early for our reservation so we grabbed a Bloody Mary while we waited. The Bloody Mary bar was awesome. They offer a variety of mixes plus a host of additions - bacon, pickles, asparagus, horseradish, hot sauces and more. I had one of the specials which was Rockefeller Benedict or Benedict Rockefeller I can't remember the exact name. It was two poached eggs surrounded by fried oysters and creamed spinach on a bed of cream cheese grits. Writing that out makes it sound so unhealthy but it was amazing!! I also managed to scarf down an entire side of jalapeño cornbread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food.
    Lance932VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Atchafalaya has to be among the best restaurants in the city. Tony and Rachel are at the top of their game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch!
    PADiner
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had brunch for 6 and were seated in a private room upstairs. Very knowledgeable and friendly waiter. Fun bloody mary bar. Every dish at the table was delicious. We even ordered desert after brunch - who does that? The chai tea creme bruele was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Our main dishes were good; we both had fish. However, the appetizers and desserts were amazing! Don't skimp out on these! The crabmeat ravioli and the fried green tomatoes are musts. Holly & Ed were both excellent servers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my new favorites in NOLA!
    Wileyeats
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food and great craft cocktails...homemade tonic was to die for...try the Hemingway cocktail. Get out of French Quarter and try this place...nice neighborhood gem of a place...order anything it will be great! My wife had the black drum and will not stop talking about how wonderful it was...I had lamb meatballs which were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and a true gem
    GatorInAtl
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    went here with some friends while visiting NOLA, enjoyed great drinks and fantastic food. Definitely on the pricey side, but was worth it! Would come back , especially for those chocolate crepes!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food spoiled by v
    redredwine
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Reservations seemed pointless as we waited 20 mins to be seated in a small, crowded area where the live music was so loud you couldn't hear each other speak. Good food, but I will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful brunch
    fandr
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was prepared with exceptional care and was of high quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • woody
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have dined at Atchafalaya several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. The Sunday brunch menu was excellent along with the Bloody Mary bar. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner recently that started off with fried green tomatoes topped with crabmeat and also enjoyed a wonderful starter of diver scallops. Then for our entrees we had the best shrimp and grits to be found anywhere on the planet and we also had a wonderful grilled pork chop. Unfortunately we were too full to sample any of the desserts but there is always next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    ASL3
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We've eaten at Atchafalaya many times during the past and always found it to be a dependable, good place to eat in this town of so many wonderful restaurants. However, this past Friday we brought good friends there for lunch and were very disappointed. We did not realize that the restaurant's create-your-own Bloody Mary brunch was served on Fridays too. We've avoided going to their brunch on Saturday and Sundays because of warnings about the noise level from the musical entertainment. We didn't realize the menu gets altered and clearly the regular chef is not 'on' for brunch. From the fried green tomatoes with crabmeat and Hollondaise (usually a favorite) to the fried chicken and biscuits the food was dull - nothing special. Bummer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch/brunch
    Nola
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We chose achtafalaya because we had a friend visiting from out of town who wanted gumbo and wanted to stay out of the touristy areas. The atmosphere is quaint and charming set in uptown New Orleans. The food was very tasty without being over seasoned. The waitress was very helpful. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two words
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Terrific variety......also awesome Bloody Mary bar
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, will return
    Crazyforfood
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I was impressed with the friendliness of all of the employees we encountered. Such a nice surprise to a wonderful meal & atmosphere. Glad we picked you out of so many to choose from to bring our friends from Australia, such a long distance to travel
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creole Decadence
    Hcoate
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I was visiting NOLA for a few days and decided to have a fine dining experience. I reserved a table for myself last minute and the FOH staff still read the reservation notes enough to greet me by name when I arrived. The space seems cozy downstairs, but there's an entire upstairs with tables to accommodate a busier night. Cocktails are well crafted and the food is excellent with smart portion sizes. Waitstaff is extremely attentive and makes you feel at home. The bottled wine list has a good variety. Overall, wonderful dining experience and seemed to house large parties and intimate gatherings all the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch + Bloody Mary Bar
    Vsross11
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had great food, great service, and loved the Bloody Mary bar. Plus Jazz for Sunday brunch! Super little neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply wonderful!
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A nice quaint small restaurant. Very personalized service with a great staff. Food across the board was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service was very good and food- though a limited menu- excellent. Noise level could be a little less but was not overly objectionable- many NOLA restaurants are simply too noisy for me. Atchafalaya is my "go to" place when a good meal is desired and don't want a lot of hassle getting it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had two exceptional dishes, started with mirliton soup, followed by the grouper entree. Great flavor in both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real New Orleans Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A hostess, a Bloody Mary station, and a bar flowing with mimosas, locals, & notes from a live band welcome you when enter this neighborhood gem. If you want to know why people fall in love w/ New Orleans & the people here, this would be a good place to start. You feel like you're dining in a local home with all of their normal friends & crazy relatives. The menu has a great selection but not too extensive. The items that seem decadent are surprisingly well balanced, satisfying and not too heavy (Cochon du l'eggs, fish tacos.) The Bloody Mary bar allows you to design your own but also has an option of a pre-made version if you don't feel like fully making it yourself. Although the place was packed, wait for food & check was minimal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Brunch
    loves2eat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We took a big group - 5 adults and 3 kids under 3 - and had a great brunch. The waitstaff was very accommodating for the children and the food was delicious! No complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great!
    drblynnwareVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Second time here. I had the drumm fish which was perfectly prepared. Don't forget to try the blue cheese flan! The first time I ever had this and it is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't forget the gumbo
    Lovegr8food
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Dinner was very good, I did have a little problem with the temperature of my entree, which turned out to be a good thing, the waiter offered me a cup of gumbo while I waited for my dinner to come back, I wouldn't have ordered gumbo but the next time I won't forget to, it was the best gumbo I think I've ever had. Great atmosphere, off the beaten path, the staff could not have been nicer. I would definetely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    locavore
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a very pleasant brunch on a recent Monday. The service was fine and the food was very good. One of our party had had dinner there recently and said it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite
    Struts
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Cocktails were delicious, scallops were cooked to perfection, gumbo was among the best I've had, and shrimp and grits were absolutely outstanding. Friendly, non-obtrusive service. Lovely ambience. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bloody Mary Bar Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful brunch. Worth the wait and the venture away from touristy parts of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreaming of fried green tomatoes
    sunrise
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I'm from California & lucky to be visiting New Orleans for an extended period of time, due to a work project. I was looking forward to sampling a dish with one of the Southern specialties, fried green tomatoes. I chose Atchafalaya, a lovely neighborhood restaurant situated in a charming house, for a bite of those green tomatoes. And that's about all I got in my Eggs Achafalaya, with lump crab meat, poached eggs, hollandaise and the much sought after fried green tomatoes. The thin, small slices of green tomatoes just didn't stand up to what was otherwise a great dish. But the house coffee was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    delicious
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was delicious especially the grits. Enjoyed making our own Bloody Mary. Service was great. Our waiter checked on us and gave us personal attention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    Emily
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I had brunch at Atchafalaya on Saturday. The service and food were excellent. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best brunch in New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Do not miss putting this place on your list of top places to dine in New Orleans! Excellent everytime!! Awesome bloody mary bar!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • do not miss this spot for brunch!
    Louise
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    check out the bloody mary bar for brunch...awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    livieere
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I really enjoyed my time here! It didn't take long for my food to arrive and it definitely didn't disappoint. My pork chop was juicy and tender! Everyone should try it at least once.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Flavorful Food
    OKfoodie87
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The menu for this place is wonderful. The chefs combine traditional flavors in unique ways which makes for a wonderful dining experience. I had the pork belly entree, which also had coconut rice, seared tuna, bitter greens, mushrooms and a fried egg. All elements of the dish were cooked perfectly, I wasn't sure if this dish would jive. It did, and it was amazing. I highly recommend this dish and restaurant. The warm goat cheese salad was also great and the dessert was fantastic. It is a nice smallish restaurant with great service, food and atmosphere. Its wonderful for a special occasion or a nicer date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Experience
    Labetha
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was a fun place and the food was very good. Great Bloody Mary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss their weekend brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Wonderful food, live jazz band, great service. Just a great little neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Flavor!
    Steve
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was implacable, and the service was great as well. Great place to take your Wife after a long week! Definitely will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Harrison
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have dined at atchafalaya for many years and the food has always been excellent. This time however I was truly disappointed . The steaks were tasteless and tough. The salmon did not seem fresh. The only redeeming aspect of the meal was the crab ravioli appetizer ,it was outstanding. The staff was very courteous . Maybe this was just an off night . I will go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven cooking and service.
    Terry
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I've had a couple amazing meals here and four or five not so good. The three times I've invited guests, fish comes out dry, recipies lack flavor and complexity, sauces are muddy not bright, plates come out drabbly presented. Sad to say as I like the ambience and I can walk here and a couple times the chef rang the bell.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The scallops were delicious wish there were three instead of two. The cheese board was really good also!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Lovely, locals brunch spot. Great live music. Food and drinks are always good. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic