Atchafalaya Restaurant
Atchafalaya Restaurant

Atchafalaya Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://atchafalayarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5048919626x
  • 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
223 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (173)fit for foodies (144)great for brunch (129)special occasion (88)romantic (67)good for groups (43)hot spot (33)great for lunch (32)notable wine list (32)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Very Nice
    sunnyinak
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It's a bit of a hike to get here on public transit, but worth the effort. Good flavors and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was Hoping For Better
    Cristen
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Having had several pleasant dining experiences here before, I was disappointed this visit. First, the music was WAY too loud for that space and for dining. It turned the experience more into like being in a concert venue that serves food. Second, the "entree" portions were very small and were appetizers at best, and that's being generous. I had the shrimp and grits and it came with 5 very small shrimp. The dish was also extremely salty, so much that it was nearly inedible. The second entree was the duck hash. There was about 2 teaspoons of duck on the plate - no exaggeration. Third, my dining companion ordered a beer while we were waiting on our table and the beer was not cold, not even cool.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LDCATTY
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Amazing brunch. A great way to end a weekend in New Orleans. You definitely need a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True Southern Experience!
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food and ambience! Glad we found this place on our last morning in Nola.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    mealslamy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant has been on my "to dine" list and it lived up to every expectation I had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant - Bad Server
    jimbo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have eaten here many times and the food never disappoints - it is simply great, brunch and dinner are always top notch. However, on this visit I got the worse server I have had in many years. Here are a couple of specifics - while pouring the wine I asked if a steak I did not see on the menu was available - she curtly told me we would go over what was available when she went over the specials - when she got back. I thought she was kidding and said feel free to go over them now - she wheeled around and left. After dinner, we wanted to share a desert and asked what was good - she informed me she would bring a desert menu there was to many to choose from. There were 6… I'll be back, but she won't be my server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the fried green tomatoes
    VacationerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This appetizer was phenomenal. The tomatoes were just tart enough, very crispy and served with a rich remoulade. Two of our party went on to shrimp and grits. Also excellent, though, not being from around here, the inclusion of shrimp heads already separated from the tails was lost on me. The risotto special had lots of fresh spinach, but the most over the top dish was the pork belly and grilled shrimp. This was originally billed as pork belly and tuna, but chef had substituted shrimp. It came with a huge, very rich and tender piece of pork, a fried egg and rice. For dessert, we shared a fruit cobbler that was excellent. Great southern restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Delight
    Logan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    In Nola for a wedding and got this suggestion from Nola native. Loved it all - neighborhood, house, food, service. Nice treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • didn't fail
    Mike
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I've dined at the restaurant several times. The food and service were great as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    EricT614
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My wife and I were in NOLA and wanted to find a non-touristy place. Atchafalaya was fantastic! Great drinks, great food and wonderful service. The owner came out and talked to us for a while as well. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Orleans Gem
    Gman
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    If your looking for a diamond in the rough, look no further. This neighborhood gem dishes up some of New Orlean's finest cuisine. It's a must for all that are searching for some local ambience and terrific food. The seafood specials are always good and the gumbo may be the best I've ever eaten but you must try the lamb meatballs. There's nothing like them anywhere. Can't go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely a gem
    debhall
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    In a town filled with good eateries, this restaurant still stands out. It is cozy, yet elegant. Comfortable, yet stylish. When not licking your chops, there is lots of eye candy to peruse with interesting art and architecture. This setting is part of what makes Atchfalaya such a standout. The menu has much to recommend it. I went pretty tradtional with a chicken liver appetizer and shrimp and grits. My dining partner went with the specials - softshell crab appetizer and fish of the day swordfish. It was all lovely and we could not have been more pleased with our choices. My only disappointment was that the servings were so generous I had no room for dessert. I really had my heart set on the five-spice pumpkin bread pudding. Next time...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy this
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We've been to Atchafalaya a number of times now and have enjoyed it every time. The food is exciting; always a bit different but always very good. The building is beautifully decorated and the service is attentive. The crab ear ravioli is fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this amazing restaurant
    Trina
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    When visiting New Orleans, there is no shortage of fabulous places to eat. Don't let the many choices keep you from taking a short taxi ride to the Garden District. Everything was fantastic (drum cooked to perfection!) but the shrimp and grits was the table winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but could be great
    travelerandfoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a cute little neighborhood place with great ambiance. The bar is on the left upon entering and has a really good selection. For dinner we had Shrimp and Grits, Hickory Smoked Steak and lastly Drum. All three dishes were perfectly seasoned but a little cold. The steak was also undercooked. Service was also noticeable as our waitress, while professional, also clearly was rushed and mainly wanted to push items on us. It's a cool place with great food and a nice atmosphere but they do have some issues that need to be addressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    While visiting NOLA for a business conference, a member of one of the sessions I attended highly recommended Atchafalaya! My group was extremely happy with the experience. The food, service and establishment were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far from New Orleans
    BrooklynBobVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This place was a $20 cab ride from the Quarter. The foor was crestive. Good but not great. Very pleasant service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    LauraG
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food is always creative and fresh. Service is always excellent. A great place for a high-end meal in a comfortable environment. And check out the tree relief carved into the wall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood hangout!
    ValentineGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This wonderful restaurant is the kind you wished was in your own neighborhood--not just in New Orleans. Imaginative menu, delicious food, beautiful presentation...not much more one could ask for when dining out. Fried green tomatoes-outta this world; chicken-savory & spicy; charcuterie board-transcending. In love with French 75s--my new, fav go-to drink this summer. Atchafalaya makes the best one I've had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in NOLA
    CHRISTYVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best meal of many great ones during our weekend in NOLA. Live music, great vibe, and fantastic brunch food. The Bloody Mary bar was also terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place.
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was the first visit and with such a solid first impression, I'm sure it will be the first of a many. We ordered small plates so as to sample as many dishes as possible and all were delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious! and accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Delicious food, everything was outstanding. Great service. Very accommodating to food allergies as well, took the time to verify and double check with the chef and made us at ease about concerns. Gluten Free Friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE!
    hungry405VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We celebrated our NOLA elopement at Atchafalaya - the owners were so gracious and set up a beautiful table, including complimentary champagne and appetizer. The bartender was friendly and made great craft drinks. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. We can't wait to come back. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • and it looks good, too
    NOLADDD
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    went for brunch/early lunch so the crowd was small. staff as good as ever. so was the food. i very much enjoyed the fried green tomatoes/crab/egg dish. atchafalaya isn't only a tasty place to eat, it is an attractive one, too. they've managed to create a pretty, well-decorated space without forgetting that the real test of a restaurant is the quality of the meal. so, food, service, surroundings. what more could you ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate