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Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.9
4.9
5464 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Atchafalaya is a true New Orleans neighborhood eatery where the eclectic yet elegant atmosphere is only outshone by the attentive service and delicious local fare. Nestled under the oaks on the edges of the Irish Channel, Magazine Street, and historic Garden districts, this hidden gem is one the best contemporary Creole dining experiences that one can find in the city. Neighbors, locals, and out of towners alike will become regulars after experiencing the brand of hospitality offered by New Orleans’ only five “A” restaurant. If having standards such as a gumbo du jour, blue crab raviolo, or shrimp & grits, a nightly seafood special, or a filet paired with a selection from the world class wine program you will not be disappointed. The introductions of brunch, live music, cocktails, and now an extensive happy hour continue the newest culinary chapter for a storied local haunt, embracing New Orleans’ culinary culture while placing contemporary spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner 2022

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Enjoy a romantically-crafted Valentine's Day experience with Chef Christopher Lynch. The evening's menu a 3-coursed dining experience with complimentary sparkling wine to conclude the evening. In addition, a $50 wine pairing will also be available. A 20% gratuity will be added to all checks. Limited seating available. Cancellation Policy: Guests are allowed to cancel or modify reservations within 48 hours of arrival time. If guests are not in compliance with this timeline, a non-refundable fee of $20 per person will be charged to the guest. Valentine's Menu is on our website: www.atchafalayarestaurant.com

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What 5,464 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. G

    Geoffster

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cozy neighborhood restaurant and bar with great food and service at a reasonable price,
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in New Orleans!
  3. MG

    MargaretG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences We have had in a really long time. Delicious food, fantastic service. Highly recommend. Only improvement I would look for is the per glass wine selection isn’t great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the service was exceptional. Everything our waiter recommended was spot on. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  5. DS

    DennisS

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is top notch. I’ve eaten at Michelin star restaurants and they are equal.
  6. CF

    CarleyF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & drinks! Both the cream cheese grits and butternut squash with lump crab soup were absolutely perfect! Service was good and everyone was friendly. The music was loud in the room where we were dining, couldn’t hear unless you really spoke up, but it was entertaining and band was great! Will definitely be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Jazz brunch, the restaurant, food, and service were all fantastic. Highly recommend.
  8. CC

    ChiChi

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal restaurant that I always recommend to my accounts and doctors visiting Louisiana. New Orleans has so many restaurants but this is in my top 3 for brunch 🥰❤️💯
  9. A

    Adam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. My partner and I celebrated her birthday here, and every aspect of the dinner was refined, thoughtful, and intentional. Our server Josh was charming and professional. The cocktails were well executed and the wine list was expansive.
  10. HE

    HappyEater

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful meal and cocktails. Gumbo and Maggie's Farm Mushroom Risotto were amazing. Friends & Neighbors cocktail (absinthe, aperol, vermouth & lemon) especially memorable! Hats off to extremely warm staff and a very creative team of chefs and mixologists
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was amazing. We were seated 15 minutes later than our reservation but that has to do more with guests staying longer than with the restaurant staff. There was also some kind of concert happening nearby so some rambunctious people were eating here before that, making it a little noisy. However, after they left the ambiance was perfect for a date. Will come back.
  12. EF

    ElizabethF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My expectations were exceeded! I was a solo diner, but the food, the atmosphere, and the service made me feel so special! Creative menu with the freshest ingredients, perfect wine selections. Blue Crab Raviolo was divine. And I'm so glad I saved room for dessert - still thinking about that Bread Pudding!
  13. DK

    DanielK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the shrimp and grits and the fried oysters. Lovely service and nice ambiance.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite neighborhood spots!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant, comfortable. The duck confit was perfect in crispness, fat, texture and flavors. There was an appetizer (name I forgot but the taste was unforgettable) with a thin pasta envelope that I can still dream about. Finally, the blue cheese flan was amazing as well. All for a very reasonable price and will prompt and courteous service.
  17. KM

    KevinM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Has always been an awesome place to eat! One of my favorites
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific but the noise level was high because 9f 2 large parties
  19. MW

    MarkW

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was Wonderful....very private like an anniversary dinner
  20. JF

    JodyF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The jazz music was never too loud to enjoy conversation too. Delicious chicken and waffles!
  21. M

    Maggie

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Very helpful service. Was great for not too formal work dinner.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and memorable. The entrees were especially good. Everyone in our party enjoyed what they had: duck confit, shrimp and grits, risotto, pork, grouper. Service was gracious and attentive.
  23. JR

    JohnR

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best brunches in NOLA along with La Petite Grocery. We are big fans of Chris Lynch even back to his execute chef days at Commanders .
  24. AM

    ArianaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Lucky enough for live music. Definitely one of the best restaurants in town.
  25. MS

    MStat4

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best!!!! The vibe was incredible. The staff was wonderful. The food was exceptional and the drinks were delicious. Cannot say enough good about it. Can’t wait to come back. This is truly a must visit!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite brunch. Do not skip the duck hash. The fall waffle was delicious and dessert.
  27. AR

    AnnelieseR

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant experience. Service by Josh and hosts, outstanding. Food thoughtful and nicely presented and prepared. Wine list was excellent. Easy and comfortable vibe. Would look forward to a return trip.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy ambiance and a great selection on the menu.
  29. LK

    LeoK

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local cuisine. Great cocktails. Great chefs. Outstanding servers who remove crumbs from your table.
  30. R

    Redf00t

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was my fourth time dining at Atchafalya, I’m reasonably familiar with their brand of delicious comfort food. Unfortunately I arrived and my guest was unable to attend, I was not going to miss one of my favorite brunches in town and the staff seemed peeved that I had the nerve to arrive solo. I was seated and didn’t see the drink I wanted listed, it’s really the best one ever offered! The Duck Fat Sazerac. Indeed the server asked the bartender, sure enough they could make it! Unfortunately she seemed out out. I ordered the seasonal waffle. It was okay, sadly far too goopy with the mascarpone and other toppings. I had the nerve to mention this to my server! She seemed put out, but offered to mention it to the kitchen. I feel like they were having an off day, maybe everyone was still hungover from NYE? This certainly wasn’t my usual experience.
  31. EL

    EstherL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really appreciated the positive and ultra pleasant waitstaff and their willingness to lend me a knife to deal with a troublesome door lock on a Turo rental. The great service really saved the day, and the delicious food didn't hurt either.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal we had in New Orleans. And that is saying a lot as we are really well our entire trip.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10. Best restaurant we ate at in New Orleans.
  34. KT

    KristinT

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly and welcoming, felt like a neighborhood secret. Food delicelious and the band was pleasant, but not hard to hear the person sitting next to you
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any time is a good time to go to Atchafalaya! Ever visit to NOLA my wife and I go to have a terrific meal, cocktails, and the best staff of any restaurant. New Years dinner was our first anniversary and they made it sublime!
  36. NN

    NancyN

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant for celebrating special occasions! And we have not been disappointed. The food and the service are amazing!!
  37. LH

    LeahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and drinks were excellent! Highly recommend.
  38. JB

    JBmiami

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most authentic and contemporary southern cuisine restaurant in New Orleans. They have a nice wine list. All good is very well prepare and the service is 5 stars. I highly recommend it
  39. F

    Foodie4u

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all possible ways. Food was fantastic, the staff as well.
  40. KD

    KellyD

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress should not assume that one woman is the parents of the others may 28 year old daughter was horrified to think that she looked old enough to be the mother of a 23 year old 17 year old a 14 year old.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Atchafalaya Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 5464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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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