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Atchafalaya Restaurant
Atchafalaya Restaurant

Atchafalaya Restaurant Details

  • 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: Creole, Contemporary American
  • 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 (504) 891-9626
  • 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 WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "A great option for a business meal on Monday lunchtime when many restaurants are not open. Crab Louis salad delicious and very fresh tasting."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Had an 1145 am reservation for Sunday brunch. Arrived a little early around 1120. We were not seated until about 1230. This is WITH a reservation. We we offered a round of drinks and from there on out food and service were both top notch."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night after a long work day. The people were welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. The house specialty drinks were tasty. The dining room was well lit when we arrived, but as the evening progressed the room got very dark and we found the use of flashlights blinking so guests could se the menu annoying. The wait staff kept the glasses full and refilled the bread basket as needed. They did forget a side dish and it took awhile to get our entrees. All of our dishes were worth the wait. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went for brunch and all loved what we ordered. Soft shell crab dish and bellinis were awesome! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for a weekend brunch and it was great. Cool place, tucked in the Garden District. Seated us a bit before our reservation and everyone was nice and service was consistently good. They accommodated wife's request to "de-head" the shrimp for her shrimp and grits, which were superb. My eggs and bourdan sausage was great. Portions are large. Fun, lively vibe. Had a band playing as well in front bar area, so conversation in the front room can be a bit challenging. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had not been to Atchafalaya in a while. Had good experiences in the past, but generally just a little under, say, the large selection of very good restaurants on Magazine St. in the Garden District and Uptown. This time the experience was on par with the Magazine St. venues. Creative dishes that were well prepared. Interesting wine list and good cocktails from the bar."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We found this lovely gem on Yelp, which can sometimes be misleading. But this time it was spot-on! By far one of the nicest dining experiences we have ever had, both from the standpoint of service and quality. The food was fantastic and the staff made us feel like we were their most important customers even though we were obviously just a couple of lowly tourists. Seriously, they were really, really nice, even by New Orleans standards, which are pretty high! Everything was impressive, from the food to the ambiance to the staff. If we are ever in town again, we will definitely be back to this sweet spot in the heart of uptown!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Atchafalaya continues to impress. Excellent cocktails, and the food is excellent. I have a fantastic swordfish special, a fish hard to cook right. Soups and soft-shell crabs great. We will continue to go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always make my way out here when in town and it is always so worth it. Those shrimp and grits get me everytime!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is a must stop for New Orleans brunch! The food is amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I found them because they were just named in the 100 Best Brunches in America. in It began with one of the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had. Can't say exactly what was so special but the flavor balance was perfect. The soup of the day was to die for - Watermelon Tomatillo Gazpacho. It was absolutely wonderful. The added blue crab meat on the top added the perfect touch. The Fried Green Tomato's were breaded and fried to perfection. The accompanying crab topping and remoulade sauce really complimented the dish. Creamy Grits really couldn't have been better. They were just as described - so creamy and delicious. A new gem for me in New Orleans. I can't wait to be in N.O. over a weekend to enjoy the brunch."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was my second time at atchafalaya. Just like my first visit the service was impeccable. I'm of the opinion that a waiter should be courteous and take an order with confidence while letting you eat and not interrupting your meal with questions about your food. Mine was just that, he whisked by the tablr frequently to top of water and Saison DuPont beer. Additionally, they watch your table like a hawk and refold your napkin if you get up. The food was perfectly seasoned and creative in a creole fusion style. It says a lot when they have the confidence to leave the salt and pepper shakers off the table. My only gripe was two tiny pieces of shell in the crabmeat on my free form ravioli (thus 4 stars vs 5)"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We arrived with 16 month old in tow, unpredictable in restaurant setting. While I would not describe restaurant as kid-friendly, staff was very accommodating and we took outside table to avoid disturbing other diners. Very enjoyable evening with great food. Drum, lamb meatballs, duck and filet were all excellent as was the ravioli appetizer. Service was excellent as well. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "No, not related to the owner! New Orleans is certainly known for its food and this restaurant has emerged to my number one pick. I had it at number 2 but I have to say that my last 3 visits have repositioned this and well deserved. They are very personable from the front door to the dining floor. Really nice and caring! When we exited, the gentleman who greeted us followed us down the block to ask if everything was good and did we have a nice time. He missed us exiting but realized we were on our way and came after us. First class! And the food was impeccable! I'll say no more other than....please don't crowd the place after reading this so I don't have to wait to get in!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Well worth the trip out to the Garden District if you're staying in the French Quarter. Delicious food, friendly and attentive service, no pretense despite the location."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • " I took the wife and friends there for her birthday. The food is unbelievably delicious. One of the best places to eat in New Orleans. Great service from our waiter Ed. It was a perfect evening and I can't wait to check out their brunch."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was great! And the Bloody Mary bar was my favorite so far-great touch with the bacon! My only complaint was that I don't think my meal (the Boudreaux) had the alligator sausage that it was supposed to. I was excited to try it..."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This favorite is tucked away on Louisiana Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. It's truly a gem with a strong, classic New Orleans menu with a little flair. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Being regulars at eating in NOLA, this place is one of our top 5. Always fabulous!!!!! The cream cheese grits are the finest things on the wonderful menu. Love this place!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was worth the $12 cab ride from the French quarter to eat here. I loved the ambience and atmosphere, our server was great and the crab cakes benedict was yummy. We had it with the alligator sausage on the side. The bloody Mary bar is fun and the live jazz music was good too. If you are just visiting New Orleans for a day or two, you should still eat here. It's much better than the sub-par tourist trap dining establishments in the French Quarter/Bourbon St."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Brunch was awesome. Had the Duck confit hash and it was excellent"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My family had a great time at dinner. Everything from good drinks, exceptional appetizers, and a phenominal dinner. They even helped us get a cab home after the meal. If you're looking for real New Orleans food then go here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had a fabulous evening. Best shrimp and grits ever with a terrific shrimp broth. Great service and lovely atmosphere. Cannot wait to return. So many great items on the menu!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding - I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. I love it and the staff makes you feel at home"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This place has great food and service. Check it out, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I probably won't return to Atchafalaya, but it was decent. The ambiance could use some work. It's extremely HOT, loud, and crowded. It just doesn't make up for the mediocre food. No one in our group could figure out what people rave about. We just didn't really enjoy this place."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The brunch offerings are excellent! The food is fresh and full of flavor. Excellent service and the server had great recommendations!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service was above average. Fish tacos were not. When it comes to food, novelty is not everything."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Best meal and dinning experience of our vacation! If you want top-notch food and superior service in a quiet, quaint environment, this is your place."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good was excellent. Bloody Mary bar was a nice touch. Only complaint was our server. Not very informative he lacked personality. We listened to another server that was awesome I wish we would have had him because our experience would've been even better."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The specials and food on the regular menu are so good! Scallop appetizer was outstanding! Chef Christopher Lynch is doing a wonderful job!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Atchafalaya is unforgettable!! I find myself daydreaming about the next time I'm able to visit. It's romantic, the food is out of this world and the service is the best around! It's an experience you'll remember!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Honestly the best pork chops and Lima beans I've ever had in my life"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I only had one night to spend in the French Quarter, and we had a long lost of restaurants to choose from. We decided to drive away from our hotel and visit Atchafalaya for many reasons (including the appearance of the restaurant on American Horror Story:Coven and stellar reviews). We were not disappointed. In fact we were impressed by the rustic, elegant ambiance (seems like an oxymoron, but you will understand when you visit). The food was exceptional. I was raised in New Orleans and lived there the first 30 years of my life. It is rare to find a restaurant that blends sensational food with a sense of homey comfort! My recommendations: the scallops and the drum. My hudband's recommendation: the andouille gumbo! Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The menu piques your interests. Our off menu specials choices were flavorful and presented well , the sides were unique, and lingered just long enough for the next bite. The cocktails,very imaginative, the wine list not too lengthy. The jar sitting on the bar reminded me of a typical NOLA dive, of my youth. Were they offering pickled eggs at the bar? Surprisingly it was infused Jalapeno Tequila! Don't pass up any cocktail mixed with it. The food at Atchafalaya's was memorable so was the service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great brunch with live music. Great food and lively ambience!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a reservation and still waited 15 plus minutes for table Waiter was prompt with drinks Did not get salad I ordered ( though I did not remind waiter and really had enuff food without it) Kitchen is slow and food was warm not hot All at our table enjoyed their food Tirimisu was quite good"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Make your own Bloody Mary bar? CHECK! Not to mention, the food is FANTASTIC! I've been here 5 or 6 times and I don't live in NOLA....that's saying something!!! YUM YUM YUM! :)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in. Ambiance great service Leroy (our server) was wonderful. Food selection had something for everyone. Drink menu creative. One of our party lost his phone in the cab and they were gracious in helping with that! Shrimp and Grits to die for! My only regret, not able to get back there again before I left!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I had a great experience here. I was in town for a work trip and this was the perfect place to go for a nice dinner my first night in town to get into the NOLA spirit. Loved it for the fantastic service and great food."
    Dined on 6/23/2014