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Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.8
4.8
5377 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 p.m.


Booked 66 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, Black, Indian, Indigenous, Latin or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

  • Holiday Wine Dinner

    US$150.00 per person

    Dec 14, 2022 only
    Holiday Wine Dinner Tis' the Season! Join us for our holiday inspired wine dinner by Executive Chef Christopher Lynch Grand Reception followed by a 5-course Dinner with Wine Parings Wednesday, December 14, 2022 @ 6pm $150 per person + tax & gratuity* Limited Seating (*20% gratuity will be charge to all parties) Menu available at www.atchafalayarestaurant.com

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What 5,377 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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 Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Excellent deviled eggs, fried oysters and the best shrimp and grits ever. The grilled redfish dish was a bit underwhelming but our wonderful server made up for by giving us a surprising blue cheese flan and a tres leches bread pudding. Excellent live bluesy band as well!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant that we go to every time we visit New Orleans. Love the 5A bloody Mary’s and the chicken & waffles for brunch. Highly recommend this restaurant! Great food, service and ambiance.
  3. GN

    GerryN

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Fantastic crab soup. Tuscan Eggs and Huevos Rancheros we’re both great. One of our favorite restaurants.
  4. MK

    MarieK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday brunch was amazing. One of the best meals we had in New Orleans. Quiche was lightest I have ever had and duck hash was exceptional. Blue cheese flan was excellent. Service was very attentive and the meal was not rushed. Music was a great addition.
  5. BG

    BudG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal we had in New Orleans! Went for brunch and each dish was amazing. Flavors superb. Staff professional and friendly. The only bad thing is we did not leave room for dessert! Will be a must stop on all our future trips.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for my birthday dinner from out of town and we were taken care of so well. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Will return on our next trip to New Orleans.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience - waitress Stephanie was excellent
  8. VI

    VICTORIAH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch. It was delicious! My husband had shrimp and grits and he absolutely loved them. I had the peach waffles which were so good. The Brisket was tender and rich along with the biscuits. One of my favorite meals while visiting!
  9. L

    Lisa

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food and service were good. There was a very mediocre 2 piece band in the main dining room that was so loud it was impossible to talk. I won’t go back again if there is love music.
  10. MD

    MarleneD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    This was not a pleasant experience. While the food tasted good, the service and staff at the restaurant were blatantly rude. From the moment we walked in for our reservation, we were barely acknowledged. Our server, Mario, literally wouldn't look at us as he took our orders and would turn away from us as we spoke. All the while he was greeting other diners with smiles and attention. Not a single person, from host to others serving in the same room, were warm or welcoming. Instead, they put off an extremely judgmental and quite honestly stuck-up attitude to two out-of-towners excited to eat there. This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had so I'd suggest if you want decent food with a friendly New Orleans staff and vibe, seek elsewhere. There are many more options in the city that treat its patrons with respect.
  11. T

    Toni

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Overall experience was average no complaints I would definitely visit again not my favorite but by far not the worst.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is amazing and it’s a must do!!!!
  13. NO

    NewOrleansFoodie

    New Orleans

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another Fabulous evening at Atchafalaya Restaurant! The Gumbo was the perfect foil for the cold weather and the Pompano Special was sublime. Other highlights at the table were, the Crabmeat Raviolo, the Fried Green Tomatoes, the Duck Confit and the Shrimp and Grits! Great service, delightful cocktails and wine, made for a perfect evening with good friends! Looking forward to my next visit!
  14. e

    etude

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service impeccable. Perfect all the way around.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, every bit of the meal was delicious! Wonderful, lovely ambiance, attentive staff makes for superb dining. Thank you, Heather and Tony!
  16. LL

    LLE2020

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservation for bday lunch. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Delicious fare. Lovely celebration!
  17. KT

    KaitlynT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for outdoor seating on a rainy evening, but they gladly accommodated us with indoor seating. The gumbo tasted like my mom’s, and the scallops were to die for. It was my first time at Atchafalaya, but it won’t be the last.
  18. M

    Mary

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by our server Darren who told us he would "be taking great care of us," and he certainly delivered! All of courses were fantastic, but the crab ravioli truly stole the show. The evening was capped off beautifully with the Sunday's Sundaes at dessert. My father even commented that this was one of his top dinners ever! Thank you Atchafalaya team, we cannot wait to return!
  19. GC

    GigiC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very interesting menu with blending of diverse flavors in the offerings- whether entree or dessert.
  20. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very satisfying experience! Service and food with good company made a fabulous experience
  21. JB

    JodiB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food! great service! can’t wait to go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I visited this restaurant. And the food was better than the first time I visited. My husband and I had a wonderful time, we were treated very well and our server was very courteous and attentive. By the way, he had extremely beautiful tattoos!!
  23. DV

    DickV

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Atchafalaya was a pleasant experience. Excellent food and service in a nice setting. The musical group provided nice background music.
  24. LL

    LynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing!! We celebrated our son’s birthday with his friends. They all want to come back with their parents!!!
  25. E

    Emmm

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have enjoyed each time we have dined at this restaurant.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had a great meal with great service.
  27. TJ

    TerryJ

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience and the food is beyond exceptional!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , great service, and music was incredible. Definitely ranks high
  29. DV

    DetroitVisitor

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch w the live music was excellent.
  30. ST

    SuzanneT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We started with fried oyster and the ravioli apps. Had the duck entree - so wonderful. We then had the bread pudding dessert - one of the best desserts ever! Highly recommend!
  31. CC

    CharlotteC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for brunch during the week, this is the place!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered some of the go-tos. The specials are on point too…so much I forgot to snap a photo before digging in.
  33. EH

    EllenH

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous creole cooking in a lovely residential neighborhood sitting outside under the trees. Great to be away from the craziness of the French Quarter and to have a meal as good or better. Between us we had fried green tomatoes with rock shrimp, shrimp and grits, plantain crusted salmon, fabulous fresh asparagus, and a blue cheese flan that one has to try!! First-rate in every regard!
  34. NK

    NeilK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was mostly excellent. Loved the salmon and my son liked the shrimp grits. However the waiter pushed the crab ravioli which was ordinary at best. Other than that I would have rated the food a five
  35. DD

    DDHWORK

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, old fashioned place with great food and a cozy atmosphere.
  36. B

    Bhawks13

    Detroit

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific vibe and service. Debbie and Mario were very attentive without being intrusive. Our dishes , shrimp and grits and duck confit were spot on. They also acknowledged my birthday while we enjoyed the bleu cheese flan - yum! Highly recommend this gem.
  37. MS

    MarySara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor and layout of Atchafalaya is wonderful. It feels intimate, but not noisy or crowded. The art, lighting, furniture and staff demeanor are so welcoming. Service is gracious and prompt and drinks, wine and meals were all delectable. Special thanks to Jeremy for lovely daiquiris. I’ll be back!!
  38. T

    Thea

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall my favorite restaurant in Nola. I’ve been coming here for years and look forward to each visit. The Caesar salad is super tiny if you are vegan/ vegetarian and have few options. Value for money on that dish is not great. Otherwise portions are fantastic! Staff are friendly and efficient. The restaurant is super cute and comfortable. Great cocktails.
  39. MF

    MikeF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service and food. Thanks!
  40. CM

    CMez

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    yummy loved it! Our waitress was very sweet and helped us get just what we wanted. will be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Screening

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

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You can order delivery directly from Atchafalaya Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Atchafalaya Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 5377 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 p.m.


Booked 66 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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, Black, Indian, Indigenous, Latin or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, 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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