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 / Cajun / Southern, 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (82)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Creative Cuisine (68)
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Great for Brunch (67)
Special Occasion (62)
Local Ingredients (58)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Cozy (44)
Sunday Lunch (43)
Romantic (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Authentic (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Casual (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Comfort Food (34)
Fun (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Business Meals (27)
Live Music (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Organic (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Truly gastronomic experience. The service is excellent from the moment you walk in to when you leave. The food quality is excellent. Highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

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·Dined 2 days ago

After spending over $300 for 2 of us and truly enjoying our evening it all came crashing down when the owner said he was in a predicament and needed us to leave our table so he could seat someone else. BOOM! If you decide to go, eat and drink slowly, and order one desert even if you don’t plan on eating it so you stay off the owner’s clock...one and done.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Incredible food. Wonderful service. Highly recommend this restaurant for brunch in New Orleans in the Garden District.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Best shrimp and grits I've ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Atchafalaya never disappoints. We make a point to dine there whenever we are in town. Our waitress Monica was lovely and very knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. The blue cheese flan was a standout!! Shouldn’t work but it does.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

Normally an all 5 star experience. Today the house Bloody Mary mix seemed watered down and the band, while very cool and eclectic, was super loud. I like live music, especially in New Orleans but I couldn’t have a decent brunch conversation without screaming. I’ll be back because I know it’s a 5 star experience- just not today.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Went there with a bunch of friends while we were in town for a wedding and had an awesome brunch! Really great food with some cool local specialties, and an awesome bloody mary bar

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Always creative. One of my favorite places. Great place to take people from out of town for unique New Orleans food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food, great service, really nice people! As an ex-local, highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant NOLA

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, wonderful music, fabulous Bloody Mary bar and excellent service

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Oh my gosh do we love Atchafalaya! We’ve eaten there a few times, and have been delighted each time. I love the quaintness of the space, like you’re dining in someone’s home almost, at the edge of a wonderful neighborhood. The staff is great. Both the brunch (Bloody Mary bar! Creative dishes!) and dinner (shrimp & grits! Fried green tomatoes! Fresh fish!) have been amazing top to bottom. I’m not really a dessert person, but the apple tart tatin we recently had was buttery delicious. We will surely be back again on our next visit.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My Daughter attends LSU and we were in Nola visiting her and attending Mardi Gras. The food and drinks were excellent. Fresh Grouper, Duck, Filet, and Shrimp and Grits were excellent. The Beet Salad was also very good

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The five A's were well earned.
Even the bathroom was lovely. And the art adds "visual candy" to the experience along with the live music. It isn't often one feels blessed after having a meal. You will after Sunday brunch @ Atchafalaya.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Atchafalaya never disappoints! The food is delicious ... always!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were excellent, highly recommend this place

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

the ambiance, friendliness of the maitre ‘d, despite us even having the wrong night reserved, they made us feel like family. awesome martinis, amuse buche’ , amazing entrees!!! we will continue to patronize them!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Brunch was amazing!
GREEN TOMATO BLOODYMARY BAR!!
Food was delicious we will recommend and and go back any chance we get.
Po Boy and Duck Hash featured pics.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Got the chicken special- it was AMAZING. BBQ chicken hash with crispy potatoes, sweet peas, corn, and poached egg on top. Complete with hollandaise BBQ. Probably one of the best things I've ever eaten.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Such. A fun place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The beet salad is simply amazing! We loved the Bananas Foster Waffles as well.

Only one complaint - they do not want to seat you until your entire party arrives. One member if our group got caught up in traffic and was 20 minutes late. Another member of our group was in a walking cast, standing for a long time when the table was available was annoying.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had in New Orleans. The menus carries the expected New Orleans flare, and everything on the menu is extremely well executed. Wine list is comprised of interesting selections at reasonable prices. And the desserts are off the charts good!!! Definitely a place I will return to when in town!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This may have been the best meal I have ever had. I had the pork chop, if you can call it that...It was huge. I could barely eat a third of it. It was sitting on top of the most wonderful black eyed peas w sausage and collard greens on the side.

My mouth is watering just describing it for you.

Dessert was FAB!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and service; ambience and value, as well.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We are never disappointed. We've been a few times for dinner and now the second time from brunch. Started with an app of Fried green tomatoes that was easily shareable by 4 people. The Everyone in our party enjoyed their generously portioned entrees and service as always, was friendly and efficient. This is a go to restaurant when you want to give out of town guests a stand out meal.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We tried to go here a couple years ago, and there was an unfortunate power outage so we only got drinks and left.. We could tell it was an awesome brunch spot though, so we were determined to come back. We were not disappointed today- the Bloody Mary bar was fun and the food was amazing. Atmosphere is casual but the service is what you would find at a less casual restaurant, in other words- perfect! I had the veggie omelette- something I chose because after days of fried food I needed something different. It was delicious and didn’t not taste like the bland healthy choices at all. My daughter has the waffle, which I obviously had to sample, and it was great as well. Highly recommend the brunch potatoes. Husband got the brunch BLT, and he loved it.. And yes, you can skip the Uber and walk from the Garden District.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Recommended to us on our visit to NOLA - well worth the try. Cute artsy decor in what looks like an old renovated home, with small bouquets on each table. Bloody Mary build-your-own option was a lot of fun, and spicy too. Food was locally authentic, fresh, creative and delicious. Highly recommended - will come again on our next visit to NOLA.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

One of the best meals I ever had. I ordered the Duck Hash and it was amazing. We went back the next day so I could have it again because we were visiting New Orleans and leaving the next day. So yummy!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good brunch. Food was very good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The four of us fell in love with Atchafalaya. The food was fabulous, drinks were delicious, and the waiter couldn't have been better in every way. This restaurant is a definite "do-over" for our group.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Terrific as always

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a decent table in the second room which is less noisy and is easier to access. We ordered three courses and the first apps were great. The second course , steak ( special) fish( special) and pork chop. They were well cooked and serviceable. It is good food but sort of pedestrian regular restaurant fare. The deserts though were the redeeming part of the meal! The bread pudding is amazing, king cake ice cream was gray and the sorbet gin and juice was inspired. We will go back but not so often.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict over fried green tomatoes were delicious. I’ve been here before and will be back you many times in the future

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and atmosphere are always great here. Tony and all of his staff are super friendly and very attentive. We have never been disappointed in an experience at Atchafayla!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place for anybody, including groups of diners who may have diverse dietary preferences or restrictions, and great for any occasion.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Atchafalaya is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans, and this is coming from a native son who's experienced eating city-wide for decades! Their food is consistently excellent, and the service is always personable and knowledgeable. Tony & Rachel have a real gem here, and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans, as well as to locals looking for an outstanding top-level meal in a neighborhood casual environment.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food and service wonderful. The be Orleans grits are really good. The King Cake ice cream was a fun end to our meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Menu/food was amazing and they had a build your own bloody mary bar! If you are a Bloody Mary person - definitely should try this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We have come here happily for many years but our entire table of 4 was blown away by the exceptional quality of the dishes we ate this time. A new chef (since May) has elevated the food here to be competitive with New Orleans best chefs. The smoked fish chowder was the most impressive of all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food is reliably delicious. It is outstanding every time I go there. I brought my family there. They were visiting from out of town. The staff is always friendly and glad to see you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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