Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.8
4474 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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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
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, table service was perfect. The only thing I found odd about the experience was the host was on the phone when we entered the restaurant so we were poorly greeted and he was on the phone when we left so again no good bye. I found this to be a strange way to handle customers. Besides that a great meal!

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Angels23
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish! Highly recommend the Free Form Blue Crab Raviolo. Service was great!

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PabloG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food staff and ambience. Definitely will be back.

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vipimabloop
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our brunch very much. Great selection of food and awesome drinks!

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vipJohnR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here after learning of Chris Lynch’s return from Commanders Palace where we had 2 chef’s table experiences with him. It did not disappoint. Food was outstanding and the service too notch. Highly recommend for brunch !

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LETICIAM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch at Atchafalaya on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Walked from my AirBnB in the Garden District near St. Charles/Washington to the restaurant. It was a hot summer morning, so I was glowing by the time I arrived at the restaurant. Thankfully, the host sat me and my guest indoors and our server brought us ice water quickly. I opted for iced cold brew to continue the cooling down process. The server did a great job of helping me decide what to order: steak and frites, chopped salad with shrimp, or bananas foster waffle with eggs and bacon. He suggested I would enjoy a wider profile of flavors with the salad. Prior to the meal arriving, the server brought a small plate with three sweet muffins (not corn bread) and whipped honey butter. I want more of these muffins in my life. The restaurant featured the work of a local artist, so I enjoyed looking around prior to our food arriving. The server was not wrong in his menu recommendation. The salad portion was plentiful and there were five large shrimp around the dish. I thoroughly enjoyed the portion, quantity of shrimp, quality of ingredients, and flavor of the entrée. When I come back to the restaurant on a future visit, I will have to try another item on the menu. Overall, a wonderful brunch experience. Opting to not walk out in the summer heat after brunch, I ordered an Uber and enjoyed an air conditioned ride to my AirBnb.

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vipleslwc
Western NC
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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FoodieBlake
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our waiter was great, friendly, and knowledgeable in the wine list (extensive). Food was cooked perfectly.

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Codger
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An interesting restaurant that lived up it's expectations and our hopes. Food and drinks were great and the service was personable and friendly.

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vipKathrynG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great location, lovely atmosphere, and fabulous food. I always say I’m going to try something new when I visit, but I can’t resist coming back here.

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Wnnrwnnr
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was great! Totally recommend the shrimp and grits and the chicken and waffles are some of the best. Crafted Cocktails are also on the menu.

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Garbear3333
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch in Garden District. Wife loved the shrimp & grits and I enjoyed the Huevos rancheros.

Char grilled oysters also unique taste!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my girlfriends birthday and loved everything from the food, to the drinks, to the service! We can’t wait to go back!

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vipDanielA
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal and wonderful staff. Brought my parents, my sister and niece for her birthday dinner in NOLA. Great experience overall.

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TeeB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. Portions were larger than expected so I’d think twice before ordering extras.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous LGD restaurant with an excellent happy hour....done early!

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LesleyHB
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had brunch and everything was excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful, she also managed our course appropriately, so we did not feel rushed or like there was a long wait in between.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service!

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GeraldH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The bloody Mary bar wasn't what I was expecting. I was hoping it would be where we could select the items for our drinks but instead there were 4 types of bloody mary's to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had her birthday brunch.

She and her friends loved it.

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RupaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Will definitely be coming back here!

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KristenL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute little place and the food was great!

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KarenS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything! Loved the Jazz music at brunch!

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vipDCzoogirl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great brunch food, cocktails and music!

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Foodiegirl28
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch this past weekend and enjoyed our meal so much! Would definitely recommend Atchafalaya to anyone looking for a delicious meal!

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vipRickC
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a wonderful evening.
Great service and beautiful food.
The tuna ceviche was fantastic as was the quail !
Thanks

Highly recommend

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KeriS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best shrimp and grits we ever had! Our server was phenomenal & the other servers would come over and socialize too. Bloody Mary’s are the best in the area & the bread pudding was great too. Fun paintings on the wall!

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vipGregS
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal ! Service was on point too ! Will most definitely be back !

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Melanie
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and friendly. We went there to celebrate a birthday. Totally amazing appetizers to choose from. We ended up getting 3, because we couldn't decide between the fried oysters, fried green tomatoes, and crabmeat ravioli. All superb choices.

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Kari
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS FOOD! impeccable service and amazing atmosphere 💜🥵

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BlakeB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a true gem to come across on our quick trip to New Orleans for work! Took 3 of my business partners after reading the reviews on Open Table. We lucked out with literally one reservation left at 8:30 PM. When we arrived it was quite packed outside and inside with patrons enjoying the ambience, food and cocktails. I felt for a moment we may have to wait, but once we got to the host stand the gentleman greeted me and said the table would be ready in 5 mins. We were seated on the dot to our reservation and had an amazing evening of drinks, extremely flavorful food selections and desserts! Our server was so accommodating and recommended so many of his favorites from the menu .. which we ordered them all. At the end of our meal we were geeked again by the host and he asked us about our experience, I cannot give this restaurant enough accolades. This is a must stop for any foodie visiting New Orleans.

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MoniqueD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautifully hidden gem. Elegant dining at a business casual location. Food was exquisite! Our server, Ryan, was attentive and entertaining. The ambiance was dimly lit, which is perfect for a girls night out, a business meeting, or date night.

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vipMilton
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, an outstanding dinner experience. The service, attention to detail and above all the flavor! Highly recommended for visitors to NOLA as well as those in the area who haven't been here. Best fried green tomatoes I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect and the food was fabulous!

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CliffG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. The meal was perfectly prepared and we were very well taken care of by the server.

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BillH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended brunch on Memorial day. We had a truly memorable experience. Everything was first rate, food, service, and price. It was a very informal and relaxing experience. We were both pleasantly full. We live in San Francisco and when we come back to NO it will definitely be on the list.

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KarenJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and I would recommend this place to anyone. I was looking forward to the famed Bloody Mary bar but due to COVID the Bloody Mary's were made in advance. Still very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food& bottomless mimosas were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks are absolutely amazing! Everything was unique and delicious. The only reason I did not give 5 stars was because the experience we had with the manager. We booked our reservation well in advance and then 2 days prior we called to let them know we would also have a 1 year old baby joining us in addition to those listed on the reservation. They said it would be no problem and have high chairs available. When we arrived they were unaware of the addition and the manager was extremely rude and made snarky comments about us adding a high chair. We also accidentally knocked a small plate off the table that broke and the manager made it a point to come over and again make rude, snide comments.

All that to say, this place has incredible food and the rest of the staff is extremely polite. However, the manager really lessened the experience.

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You can order delivery directly from Atchafalaya Restaurant using the Order Online button. Atchafalaya Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-9626.

Atchafalaya Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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