About 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.


901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner - Seven Days: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch - Five Days: Thursday - Monday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Laural Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 891-9626

Website:
http://atchafalayarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

Parking Details:
Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.

Public Transit:
Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Lynch

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Special New Years Eve Menu: Five Courses & Optional Wine Pairings ~ $100++

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Atchafalaya Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (81)
Great for Brunch (69)
Fit for Foodies (66)
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Creative Cuisine (64)
Local Ingredients (63)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (51)
Authentic (43)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Cozy (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Casual (35)
Comfort Food (34)
Great for Lunch (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Fun (31)
Romantic (30)
Business Meals (27)
Live Music (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Hot Spot (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Healthy (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food! We try to get to Atchafalaya every time we are in the area. Never disappoints.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome brunch. Loved the jazz. Noise level was perfect for conversation. Food was delicious.
Gumbo was the best so far on my quest for the best gumbo.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very enjoyable Sunday brunch here. I had the crab spinach eggs Benedict. Delicious! My husband likes simple breakfast food and enjoyed sides of scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes to put together a nice meal. Coffee pours were generous. Service was just right. A rock band played music after 11a.m. Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Atchafalaya is a perfect blend of delicious food, friendly atmosphere, and comfortable surroundings. Details like warm frothy cream for coffee and live music that is entertaining, but now overpowering add to the overall excellent experience of dining there.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 5 days ago

Brunch was fantastic. The special Redfish brunch dish was excellent. There is a Bloody Mary bar I didn’t try but looked interesting. Will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

The best meal in New Orleans!!!
The low country Benedict and the green tomato Bloody Mary followed by Madeira and blue cheese flan! Amazing!!!!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We loved this restaurant and I can't wait to go back! The food was wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of the best dining experiences in New Orleans. Amazing food, outstanding service and a beautiful location.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Simply Fantastic! One of the best restaurants in New Orleans

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great local eatery with very creative (and delicious) fare. Salads are fresh and tasty as well as a large choice of breakfast type foods and also drinks. Am not a vodka fan so we stayed with the beers but they have a bloody Mary bar that is to die for if you like them . We are tourists that make a yearly trip to New Orleans for the love of it. Always make it a point to eat here on our trips. Can't remember the name of our dish but it was a large meatball of homemade sausage and spices, cheese and breadcrumbs on a stuffed Chayote squash. Wonderful!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Ah, Atchafalaya... an amazing experience. I always love the creativity of the cuisine in New Orleans but Atchafalaya is a step up. First, drinks. They have a version of a Paloma and it was so good, our entire table ordered it. Then it was on to starters. The Boudin & Crawfish stuffed Beignet was voted the best appetizer of our entire trip. Beets in a Cloud were cooked perfectly and rested upon three different sauces, each of which enhanced the beet in a different amazing way. Our entrees included the seared lamb chop and red snapper on special, the fried chicken and the pan-roasted pork chop. We lingered over our wine and we were never rushed by our server. The place has the ambience of a locally loved New Orleans gem, tucked away in a sweet little neighborhood. Loved every minute in this place. Putting it at the top of the "Visit again" list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurant in Nola. I usually go for brunch but had a guest in town and went for dinner. Yum. I had the Drum Fish and my friend had the fried chicken. OMG good. Lovely service and pretty atmosphere.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Brunch. One of our favorite places to eat in NOLA.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Took 15 minutes to get our drinks which were horrible

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Bloody Mary bar has an extensive selection of additions from which to choose. The premade mixes were delicious and, with the provided ingredients, easy to make the way you prefer.

The food was delicious but the presentation of the shrimp and grits left a bit to be desired. The grits were overwhelmed and melted by the gravy and there were at least 5 unattached shrimp heads in the mix. It's one of my favorite dishes but it was rather unappetizing looking.

My friend's crab cake with eggs Benedict looked and tasted delicious.

The live music was unobtrusive and pleasant.

Overall, a great neighborhood spot to which I'll return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been to Atchafalaya many times and every time the food & service do not disappoint. The owner greets you at the door and is very welcoming.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved the beet salad appetizer. I am fond of having 2 small plates in lieu of entree. Atchafalaya has a nice variety of options.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is an authentic New Orleans Restaurant from the food to the service, ambiance and the Jazz music. I really loved the Bloody Mary Bar with their homemade tomato juice, great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was awesome!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went here for breakfast for my husbands 40th bday, everything was amazing. We sat outside and we're able to bring our dogs. The food OMG everything was outstanding especially the cream cheese grits they are sinful. Loved the bloody Mary bar and the vodka pour is a very good pour they do not skimp on it. Our waitress was lovely and took excellent care of us. Love this place and will recommend to any and all looking for some damn tasty food and yummy drinks!! Thank you for such a wonderful dining experience and with leftovers to boot!!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Casual, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was Cold.... WAAAAY too Loud.... Normally my FAVORITE place in town... But I couldn't even hear the maitre'd telling me things.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always, the Atchafalaya team kills it. Really superior food. Such friendly staff. A pretty, low-key place for dinner. Atchafalaya is in the "fine casual" category of restaurant, but there are lots of fine casual restaurants, and few of them as comfortable, inviting and tasty as this one.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Another fabulous meal at Atchafalaya. I had friends visiting from London, and I took them here for dinner on their first night. The food and the service was over the top. The Free Form Crabmeat Ravioli is sublime, but I forget how big and rich it is. I should share it, but then...
The Oysters, the Roasted Beet Salad and Crab Claw special rounded out the starters, and all of them delicious. The Redfish special was fresh and very nicely prepared, and the Fried Chicken with the Cream Cheese Dumplings was a hit with the Brits!
We should have saved this restaurant for their last night, because nothing else this week even came close. Thank you to everyone at Cafe Atchafalaya for keeping me in good steed with the Royals! ;)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant, but they took the fried chicken off the menu which we were disappointed to discover! Everything was well enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Atchafalaya is an absolute must when visiting New Orleans. The food is exceptional, the staff is attentive, and the bloody mary’s are delicious.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Let's start with the staff - awesome. Service was fantastic and spot on - very knowledgable and helpful. Food was simply amazing. The oyster poyboy was delicious with a few interesting twists to the old school resume. Make sure you try the bloody mary bar if you join them for brunch. Don't skip this one.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was met at front door by the owner, very friendly and inviting. Had fantastic meal at reasonable cost. Then asked owner on way out how far Tipitinas was and if we could walk and he offered to drive us and did. What a gentleman. Would love to return next time I’m in New Orleans and try more dishes. Fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very Disappointing. have eaten here for years. They got new chef & it's been downhill ever since. Worst meal ever

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and great server. AJ was awesome!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Simply fantastic

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food is always fantastic! We've never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic place that does a twist on food. My whole family enjoyed every minute of it. The service was top knotch.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food! Awesome waiter! We will be back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I hate to say it but I was underwhelmed 😔 After hearing nothing but good things, I expected a better experience. Our reservation was for 2 PM and we waited a little bit for our table.... but not for too long. And this wasn’t an issue at all for any of us. The atmosphere was good, but very loud. All employees were very friendly. The food was not as good as we expected. Two our the dishes came out warm... no where near hot. The waiter and manager promptly took care of this without any problem. They actually brought us new dishes, which we were not expecting. The gumbo also had an off taste... we couldn’t put our finger on it. Maybe a burnt roux? Either way.... one of them was taken off the bill without any problem. Overall, the service was great, but we unfortunately found the food to be lacking.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went for brunch on Sunday for my daughter's birthday. Great "do-it-yourself " Bloody Mary bar with a choice of several vodkas including 4 from Louisiana, all made from different bases: rice, sugar, grain and/or potato. Low Country Eggs Benedict was outstanding and I was allowed to substitute for the alligator sausage although my daughter stayed with it. Her boyfriend loved his pork belly po-boy and my wife loved her Eggs Louisianne, particularly the crabcake . The birthday (candle) Blue cheese flan was great ! Service was excellent (Lindsey)as was the live band. Great wine by the glass too.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My FAVORITE brunch spot in New Orleans ! Everything on the menu is delicious , and we love the ambiance .

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

this restaurant was amazing! thanks to Rachel for making it an extra special evening for our girls trip. That was the best meal Ive had in a long time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food, service and value. Joe at the bar was great. He was friendly and hospitable and the FGTs with jumbo lump crab meat was fenomenal. Can’t wait to come back to NOLA and have brunch next time.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Quaint restaurant in a residential area. Great food. Service good but our waitress was a little short & not very friendly. Good wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We found the perfect local restaurant away from busy Bourbon Street that features one of the best shrimp and grits dish. The cocktails were amazing and the staff was very friendly and helpful to us “Out-of-Towners”

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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