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Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.9
4.9
5017 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 891-9626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Lynch

  • Private party facilities

    We have a round table in a private room that seat up to 10 guests and is available for reservations during brunch or dinner. Our upstairs dinning area seats up to 28 guests and can be rented for private dinner or private weekday brunches. Our buyout capacity is 75.

  • Private party contact

    Rachael Jaffe Tocco: (888) 291-0950

  • Neighborhood

    Garden District

  • Cross street

    Laurel Street

  • Parking details

    Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.

  • Public transit

    Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Southern-Creole Brunch

    Soups, Salads & Starters

    • Soup du Jour$10.00

      ask your server about the chef's daily creation

      • Gumbo Du Jour$10.00

        chef's daily creation

        • Warm Goat Cheese Salad$13.00

          shaved Granny Smith apples, red onions, Brussels' sprouts, smoked bacon-cane syrup dressing

          • Crispy Gulf Oysters$14.00

            spinach & artichoke purée, pickled carrots, parmesan cream

            • Fried Brussels Sprouts$9.00

              toasted pecans, goat cheese, red pepper vinaigrette

              • Deviled Egg$2.00

                cured salmon, pork rinds, togarashi

                Entrées

                • Salmon Benedict$28.00

                  roasted 'pulled' salmon, pastrami spice, flaky puff pastry, mustard braised-creamed spinach, poached eggs, crab fat hollandaise, crispy capers, dill

                  • Duck Hash$20.00

                    poached eggs, duck confit, blackberries, mangoes, brown butter hollandaise, bacon vinaigrette

                    • Huevos Rancheros$18.00

                      two eggs, crispy corn tortilla, black beans, chorizo sausage, avocado crema, salsa verde & roja

                      • Chicken & Waffle$17.00

                        fried chicken thigh, garlic-chili crunch oil, fermented garlic honey, green onions, Steen's cane-pecan syrup

                        • Southwestern-Spiced Caesar Salad$12.00

                          romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes, charred corn, red onions, avocadoes, English cucumbers, crispy tortilla, cotija, avocado-jalapeno creamy Caesar dressing

                          • Pan Roasted Gulf Fish$26.00

                            Cherry tomatoes, arugula, garlic crostini, lemon basil vinaigrette, French feta, Grandma Melba's olive salad

                            • Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits$28.00

                              andouille, trinity, smoked tomatoes, Creole-spiced shrimp broth

                              • Atchafalaya Burger$17.00

                                double-stacked Linz Meats beef patties, Hook's aged cheddar, roasted poblanos, chipotle, shrettuce, pickled red onion

                                • "Breakfast" Risotto$28.00

                                  slow cooked risotto, creole trinity, ground pork, poached egg, hollandaise, bacon-duck skin gremolata, chives

                                  À La Carte

                                  • Housemade Granola Parfait$9.00

                                    dried fruit, pepitas, toasted pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds, pine nuts, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, pecan-cane syrup

                                    • Ponchatoula Strawberry Waffle$12.00

                                      Local Ponchatoula strawberries , vanilla whipped cream, candied pecans, Steen's cane syrup

                                      • Creole Country Boudin$6.00

                                        • Hickory Smoked Bacon$6.00

                                          • Two Eggs$4.00

                                            any style

                                            • Buttermilk Biscuit$5.00

                                              • Breakfast Potatoes$4.00

                                                • Cream Cheese Grits$5.00

                                                  Last updated: May 19, 2022

                                                  What 5,017 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  4.9
                                                  4.9 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.8Food
                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                  • 4.6Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                    SC123456

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food and service

                                                  2. SM

                                                    SaraM

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The first place we come every visit to New Orleans. The Best.

                                                  3. CL

                                                    CarlL

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    From the onset of the ambiance at the entrance to the charm inside, you will be thrilled with you whole experience. Food selection was quite nice with multiple flavor accents to each dish. Sit, enjoy, savor.

                                                  4. F

                                                    Foodie

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    123 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    123 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I had guests in town and they wanted a place for breakfast that was out of the French Quarter and memorable - Atchafalaya is wonderful - it never disappoints - I like to order a "table cake" that we can share for something extra - its strawberry season so the waffles and strawberries were a must - and - always get the grits - they are unlike any other grit you have ever tasted - and if you like Bloody Mary's - they make them yummy -

                                                  5. M

                                                    Meladav

                                                    Chicago

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Incredible food and service!! Interesting old building

                                                  6. r

                                                    rowandl

                                                    New York Area

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Food was amazing, I do miss the Bloody Mary bar but the drinks were still good and this is a go to brunch spot whenever I’m in town.

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                    I really enjoyed the food and drinks but I felt like the hostess was not very welcoming. One hostess also took a chair from my date and I’s table meanwhile they had a empty table next to us. That was extremely unprofessional and rude. Luckily our waitress was very personable and fun so she saved my experience at a restaurant that I’ve been dying to try for years. I was not disappointed at all by the food since it’s authentic New Orleanian cuisine and the drinks were strong.

                                                  8. JH

                                                    JanetH

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was fantastic though Ryan, our waiter, really made the special occasion super delightful (and fun). It was all just wonderful. Thank you.

                                                  9. KZ

                                                    KrisZ

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, excellent service and good vibe both inside and pleasant outdoor seating available.

                                                  10. GA

                                                    GaryA

                                                    Tallahassee

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service was amazing and dinner was great. I would definitely go back again.

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Filled with locals, so you get a feeling of what is must be like to live in NOLA. Tasty dishes, great service, a brunch blues band… all the right ingredients for a great time

                                                  12. LF

                                                    LoriF

                                                    London

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Stephanie was a fantastic waitress. We had an awesome experience, all the way around. BTW, Jason from Cochon sent us your way.

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food and drinks were wonderful! The Brussels sprouts, crab and mascarpone raviolo, and the Atchafalaya cocktail were my favorites. Our service was excellent and everyone was so kind.

                                                  14. DW

                                                    DaWino

                                                    Des Moines

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    As always, a great experience. Will go each and every time I’m in NOLA.

                                                  15. PP

                                                    PatP

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had the duck has and bloody mary. Amazing. Great service.

                                                  16. j

                                                    joanl

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a lovely evening dining at Atchafalaya! Our table was outside on a little porch on a warm spring evening. The food was delicious and the service professional and attentive.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Good and service were excellent. Highly recommended!

                                                  18. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Awesome. I’ll be back mas.

                                                  19. C

                                                    Coupe

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Fabulous shrimp and grits, clever tasty cocktails and wine list extraordinaire - perfect pairings!

                                                  20. KS

                                                    KathyS

                                                    Cleveland

                                                    24 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    24 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    We went for Brunch. After we were seated, our server was late in coming to the table. However, other staff noticed and filled in getting us water and putting in our drink order. Service from then on was good and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

                                                  21. AM

                                                    AlishaM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The staff were so friendly and the food was amazing. We sat outside and enjoyed looking at all of the plants.

                                                  22. RC

                                                    RyanC

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and atmosphere. Our waitress from Michigan ( whose name escapes me) was wonderful. Atchafalaya is a stop for us every time we visit New Orleans.

                                                  23. DS

                                                    DocS

                                                    Chicago

                                                    48 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    48 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Delicious and fun menu. Especially loved the fish dishes and the bread pudding Reservations are a must!

                                                  24. n

                                                    nottoopicky

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    We really liked the redfish special and the fried oysters. (and the Spanish Gin and Tonic, which is more Portuguese IMO). We ate outside on a sidewalk table which we appreciated since we do not eat indoors. Service was excellent. Just wish the menu has a few more options.

                                                  25. LH

                                                    LaurieH

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A wonderful Mother's Day Brunch! Great food, and great service.

                                                  26. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The perfect place to take my wife for Mother’s Day. In New Orleans for Jazzfest, and looking for something special on a Sunday morning. We found it. Fabulous service, wonderful food, marvelous ambience.

                                                  27. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                    Drinks took forever and we were never offered a second, food took forever and was cold, pork chop was recommended but it was tough and lacked flavor, the shrimp and grits was nothing special, best part of the meal was the corn bread.

                                                  28. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and service

                                                  29. DE

                                                    DebbiE

                                                    Cancun

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The staff was nice and inviting. The food was amazing, highly recommend the crawfish bisque and the catch of the day (red fish). Overall enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the drinks.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent Dinner. Waiters were outstanding. Food delicious.

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Have been coming to New Orleans for 25 years, and this was in the top 5 best meals and evenings I’ve ever had there. Amazing.

                                                  32. C

                                                    Civlitig8

                                                    New Mexico

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A terrific night out. Quiet setting in a nice neighborhood. Service and food were top notch. Try the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and grits. Definitely a " we'll be back ".

                                                  33. d

                                                    denisew

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The service could not be better!!! The food and charm was outstanding, a great experience.

                                                  34. HT

                                                    HungryTigger

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very good service & excellent food. Charming building. Highly recommend

                                                  35. GC

                                                    GinaC

                                                    Denver

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                    The shrimp and grits was outstanding! The wine list was fabulous, though pricey. Their pork dish was fantastic!

                                                  36. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Northern MI

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Atchafalaya was a true treat in every sense. It was an excellent experience filled with warm hospitality, great wines, delicious food all served with a smile. This is now on my must go places list when in this beautiful city.

                                                  37. ER

                                                    EiRi

                                                    Dallas

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing from top to bottom!!!

                                                  38. LG

                                                    LeonaG

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our experience at Atchafalaya was top-tier. Every part of the experience was well thought out and well executed. I would definitely recommend to friends and family when they visit New Orleans.

                                                  39. MV

                                                    MelissaV

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    Wonderful service and food. Our waitress was outstanding. My husband loved his shrimp & grits. Only complaint: the brussel sprout slaw was too salty.

                                                  40. JP

                                                    JandP

                                                    Detroit

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Perhaps the best shrimp and grits in New Orleans, and excellent cocktails!

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                    • Contact tracing information collected

                                                  FAQs

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                                                  Atchafalaya Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 5017 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Booked 39 times today

                                                  Order delivery or takeout

                                                  Delivery

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                                                  Google Map for Atchafalaya Restaurant

                                                  901 Louisiana Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Laurel Street

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Garden District

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Brunch Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.

                                                  • Public transit

                                                    Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Owned/operated by

                                                    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Christopher Lynch

                                                  • Entertainment

                                                    Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (504) 891-9626

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    We have a round table in a private room that seat up to 10 guests and is available for reservations during brunch or dinner. Our upstairs dinning area seats up to 28 guests and can be rented for private dinner or private weekday brunches. Our buyout capacity is 75.

                                                  • Private party contact

                                                    Rachael Jaffe Tocco: (888) 291-0950

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