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Your New Favorite Restauraunt ?

Nestled in the Irish Channel of New Orleans, Atchafalaya Restaurant exudes rustic elegance in a cozy creole cottage. Whether you're joining us for our renowned brunch or an evening dinner, expect finely crafted cocktails, a curated wine list, and impeccable service. Drop by early for a quick drink at the bar or bring your furry friend along for outdoor seating. Our inviting atmosphere makes every visit feel like a special occasion, and it's not uncommon for guests to return twice in a day. At Atchafalaya, you're not just a satisfied guest—you're a welcomed friend to New Orleans' only five "A" restaurant.

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Dinner service features a dimly lit warm interior with glistening stemware on crisp white linens.  At night the staff has a little more swagger to their serve and our Sommelier is on hand to pour out his latest finds.  Dinner is typically a multi course affair and a bit more premium in both ingredient and style.   Come early for a provocative cocktail in the lounge as your party gathers or journey forth into one of our two dining rooms or the semi-private “poker room”.  throughout the year we stage special wine dinners and other special events so please check back with us for periodical updates.  Reservations are never a bad idea, especially when communicating special requests or dietary information.


Our Brunches

Brunch is kind of a big deal here. We were even recognized by Fodor’s Travel Guide as one of America's top ten urban brunch spots back in 2015—pretty cool, right? Our moms think so. It's a lively affair, with the most inventive and delicious Bloody Marys around, including our signature green "Bywater Bloody Mary" and the daring "Bloody Fairy" that swaps vodka for absinthe. It's the quintessential NOLA way to kick off your morning. Plus, our weekend live music lineup features some of the city's finest musicians, with the occasional surprise national act thrown in for good measure. Brunch tends to book up fast, but we also hold a few tables for our friends and neighbors to drop in. Still it's best to reserve your table in advance, or if you live life by the minute like us, just come ready to pass a good time with fresh squeezed mimosa and listen to the band while we find a table for you.


Guest Reviews

Since Lynch has come aboard he’s been gradually working more of his own style across the menu, and much of this is in synch with where things left off during the high point of Meson 923. Two good examples from the appetizer list are scallops ($16), with candied pumpkin seed brittle and vinaigrette imbued with foie gras, and the hamachi crudo ($16), a raw fish preparation lavishly dressed with beets, fried shallots and pistachio. That brunch is something to behold, as much for the scene under Atchafalaya’s roof as for anything that happens on the plate. It’s an exposition of poached eggs, crabmeat and hollandaise orchestrated for surging crowds, abetted by a self-serve bloody Mary bar and urged on by jazz and blues combos squeezed into the corner by the bar.

- A new course for Atchafalaya Ian McNulty - The New Orleans Advocate


Book Your Table

To note, our kitchen is very small.  As a result we are limited in our ability to accommodate large parties.  Please call the restaurant during business hours to make arrangements.  We thank you for your understanding on this. Sometimes things just taste better in groups of 8 or less.  We happily serve Brunch and Dinner in the bar/lounge but just as with large parties, availability is based on our small kitchen’s ability to crank it out or meet the needs of the dining rooms…

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