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

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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (90)
Creative Cuisine (68)
Fit for Foodies (67)
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Great for Brunch (66)
Local Ingredients (64)
Special Occasion (62)
Good for a Date (59)
Cozy (50)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Authentic (42)
Romantic (39)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Worth the Drive (37)
Comfort Food (35)
Casual (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Fun (32)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Groups (24)
Live Music (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Hot Spot (18)
Notable Wine List (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Love Love Love do not miss this place, it’s wonderful

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Was hoping for something more dynamic. Food was well prepared and tasteful but nothing extraordinary. Service was adequate but somewhat unfriendly. Overall it was not what I was hoping after reading the reviews. I don't mind spending money for a great meal, but 45$ for a 6 oz filet I guess I was hoping for more (and I don't just mean food on the plate). Again meal was tasty if rather lackluster.

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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome experience from the moment we stepped in. The host even walked us to our uber after dinner.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Atchafalaya is the bomb! The food and service is consistently excellent and this restaurant has to be on your must do list when visiting New Orleans! Lovely restaurant with great “make it yourself” Bloody Mary Bar and artwork on every wall. Attentive, courteous and knowledgeable staff will serve you the most amazing food. Really this place is so good that even the cornbread is off the charts! If you go for brunch you have to try the Eggs Treme with Boudin Cakes, Turtle and Alligator Gumbo and of course the amazing cornbread. If you are a drinker and love whiskey then may I suggest the Duck Fat Sazerac? One of the best in NOLA. Say hi to Justin if you are lucky enough to be served by him and don’t hold it against him that he hails from Michigan.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Waiter Nate was awesome and informative but also knew when to allow us time to
Converse.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always stellar food and a great atmosphere. Can't go wrong!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the service & food. Josh definitely made us enjoy our meal that much more. Working on featuring the restaurant for a great Sunday brunch spot.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Live Music, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server, Randy was great. His suggestions were great and he perfectly accommodated us.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great night! Scallops and lamb chops were amazing!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Old house we were told has been a restaurant since the 1930's. Reservations suggested as it was busy even on a cold January Thursday night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The menu is excellent and both our fish and scallops were prepared perfectly. Great setting for a special occasion. Excellent service and ambience. Would highly recommend to anyone who desires a unique environment with exceptional food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great restaurant. We come to New Orleans a few times a year. In a city of great restaurants this is one of the best

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

TOOK AND OUT OF TOWN GUEST ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF SEVERAL FRIENDS. WE LOVED THE ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE AND THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL. I PLAN TO PUT ATCHAFALAYA ON MY LIST OF EAT THERE OFTEN RESTUARANTS!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing. Zachary our waiter was the most kind and knowledgeable person for first timers to Nola. Will definitely be going back for Brunch.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 1, 2018

With the abundance of Restaraunt choices in New Orleans, we rarely repeat dining at one location but Atchafalaya is just that good. We really enjoy eating there, and it has become our favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was a bit rushed. Received entrees too quickly after salads- we didn’t have time to finish them. Food was good, but not as outstanding as the reviews. Did have a sparkling rose cocktail that was excellent, and the blue cheese flan- AMAZING

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect place to spend NYE and ring in the new year.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a wonderful NYE dinner. Very good food, service was OK. We do love this restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall food, service, wine and accommodations were outstanding. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for a wonderful New Year's Eve Dinner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed this restaurant for our anniversary. I would definitely visit again and definitely recommend it to others.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. A little loud. Was a new find for us and definitely will go back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food! Great service. The Chicken and Biscuits & the egg louisanne were delicious

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best restaurants in New Orleans - wait I shouldn’t yell you this I won’t be able to get a table.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great night with friends!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food and a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Converted house, very nice to get out of quarter and warehouse district and to have outstanding food.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great brunch with family. A limitless loud with trio, but great atmosphere!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant and the folks from the front door to the kitchen make every visit a special visit. This is a first class experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant is adorable, but a tad cramped. The impeccable service and delicious food compensate for the lack of space. An eclectic menu that has something for everyone, along with a sophisticated wine and beer list. Worth a visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great atmosphere and excellent coffee. Make your own bloody mary bar is good fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was good, but not worth price. Service was sporadic and our meal took way too long. Too touristy and loud. Lots of way better brunch locations in NOLA, in my opinion. Skip this place and find a local favorite.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was outstanding would definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Great food and service! Definitely worth the trip. Delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Waitress was super nice, but forgot what I ordered and had to come back 15 minutes later to ask again, even though we told her we were in a bit of a hurry to catch a flight. She did not remember my coffee until the end of the meal (who doesnt get coffee with brunch?). And the restaurant did not have change for a $100 bill. Other than that, the food was very good and the place is very cool.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, but the loud family with little kids was not what we were expecting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was great 6yrs ago when I visited New Orleans, and just as wonderful this time!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Not one of the most famous New Orleans restaurants, but excellent in every respect,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tasty shrimp and grits and fabulous blue cheese flan. Everyone should try it!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious seafood but the cornbread and rolls were the show stealer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

an excellent place for brunch. some of the best egg dishes in the city. This night was for dinner. Very good duck and fish dishes. excellent oysters. a little hard to park with construction in the area so uber or a cab may be a better choice. worth the trip if you are staying downtown.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved the Beats on a Cloud salad and the smoked drum soup. So delicious. My girlfriend enjoyed the veggie plate and I loved the crab ravioli. Would absolutely go back to try their famous brunch!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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