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Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.9
4.9
5275 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 82 times today

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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

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What 5,275 people are saying

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

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Donald

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Restaraunt is always fun. Good food, great service, and fun drinks. Some standard items on menu and some changes.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal here!
  3. BH

    BrianH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    all positive
  4. KA

    KiaA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and an incredible meal. The gumbo was some of the best I’ve ever had. The restaurant is lovely, would come again. Highly recommend!
  5. GJ

    GaynaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place. Food was amazing and different. Great friendly staff.
  6. J

    Jerry

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent creative menu and good wine list. dinner was a series of outstanding appetizers and dessert.
  7. JL

    JoeL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Great food. Perfect service. Wonderful atmosphere
  8. CJ

    CatherineJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely find! Upscale but welcoming atmosphere. Outstanding service from HD and the whole team! Service makes an excellent menu shine and Atchafalaya brings it together superbly. Starting with Atchafalaya’s take on two favorite cocktails, we knew this was going to be good. Unable to decide amongst the selection of appetizers, we shared gumbo, ravioli and beignets. Sizes were perfect and all the choices were elevated delights. Shrimp and grits and pork chop entrees were just so delicious. Bread pudding and espresso martinis topped off an absolutely perfect dinner experience. That is rare, especially these days. We felt our bill was a bargain for the service and food. Hats off to everyone.
  9. B

    Barb

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, AMAZING food!
  10. B

    Betsy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing was fantastic or awful. Service was slow. I would not recommend as a memorable Sunday brunch spot .
  11. SW

    SamanthaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. The staff was so nice and accommodating and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!
  12. DL

    DoubleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service from the moment we walked in. The host was polished and personable, the bartender was on-point with his recommendations, server Josh was fantastic beyond words, and the food was outstanding. Our entire experience was beyond reproach. Absolutely perfect.
  13. BB

    BarbaraB

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic waiter, great food and atmosphere. Loved it
  14. TS

    TraciS

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal! We enjoyed the champagne, appetizers, and entrees. Exceptional service and amazing food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Ryan was our waiter and he was very attentive and helped us to decide what to order. He was knowledgeable and fun and had a team of people to serve and clear our plates. Outstanding food and service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacationing in NOLA we were fortunate to find this restaurant. Glad we made reservations because it was very busy. Food and service were excellent. We got our food quickly. The restaurant is very charming with lovely decor.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so happy to be back in the city and eating at one of our favorite spots. Never had a bad meal or experience at Atchafalaya! The food and drinks are delicious, the staff is always kind and attentive, ambiance is great with the live jazz.
  18. CL

    CarlL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not ask for better service and quality of food.
  19. LS

    LittleSista

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places for an outstanding dinner experience.
  20. H

    Helen

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food (try the fish and the blue cheese flan) and service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best snapper I’ve ever put in my mouth! Great service. Cool atmosphere.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 30th Wedding Anniversary! The restaurant gave us glasses of Champagne to toast each other! The service was excellent and food delicious!
  23. L

    Lovely

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good not great. Definitely a regular date night situation not meant for special occasions.
  24. BH

    BrianH

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated quickly and received attention immediately. The food was excellent. The service was efficient and not intrusive.
  25. GC

    GregC

    El Paso

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  26. LP

    LibraP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was attentive and kind. The food was very good. A few of the entrees were priced high for the portions and aren’t always shareable.
  27. JT

    JuliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Service and ambience great! Food did not live up to what was reviewed. Maybe just an off night but I would not go back except for the bread pudding.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint environment, Beautiful jazz music, wonderful service and some of the nest brunch i have ever had. Will visit again next time I am in Nola. Everything was great including the staff.
  29. JP

    JeffP

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife & I enjoyed an amazing brunch. The chicken & waffle was so delicious we could have eaten a second helping even though one is plenty…the chicken was fried to perfection. Duck hash was interesting & the poach eggs were done just right…highly recommend! We definitely will visit again the next time we are in the Big Easy!
  30. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best duck confit in the city ! Awesome service and food ! A++++
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  32. GD

    GlynnD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Food was very unique and delicious. Extremely well run. Service was impeccable. Our server, Josh, was fantastic. Highly recommended.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, service and scene in New Orleans. It literally does not get better than Atchafalaya. Hands down my favorite place to hit for an incredible meal and experience when I am in town!!! Chef Christopher Lynch and the entire staff are dialed in on giving their customers the best possible experience in a unique environment. Can’t recommend enough!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Awesome food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best porch chop I have ever had
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Had only been there for brunches before but were nearby last night so stopped in for a late dinner. Wonderful!!
  37. MT

    MichaelT

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best restaurant in nola. so under appreciated. food is amazing. staff are a blast. a must do.
  38. CY

    CherylY

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always go Atchafalaya when we visit NOLA. Never disappoints.
  39. t

    torg

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The cocktails were delicious and the food was incredible. We had the fried green tomatoes to start, shrimp and grits, and pork chop. Everything was cooked perfectly and the timing of the meal was a nice pace to digest between courses and have nice conversations.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    First time at this restaurant. In town for vacation . Food was great. Presentation amazing. Wait staff excellent. Some confusion with the host/hostess ignoring our reservation and not acknowledging that we where patiently waiting to be seated. Arrived early for reservation, it is an extremely busy local , so it is understandable that we could not be seated right away , host said he would check us in , did not get confirmation from app that I was checked in . Sure enough 10 minutes passes past my reservation of 12:45 . If I never spoke up we would never have been seated. He kept walking past us to seat others and tried not to make eye contact with us or acknowledge our presence. I am not sure why the hosting staff treated us this way , but it was upsetting since this is the first impression of this restaurant which we were very excited to try.

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 5275 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 82 times today

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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