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Garden District
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901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-1231 (Laural Street)
+1 504-891-9626
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Mon 10:00 - 14:30
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Batavia, Illinois
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute and quaint! Needed a reservation with a group of 6, but very much worth it! Delicious and fresh food. Simple yet full of flavor. Definitely a NOLA must!!

Thank veeter633
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a walking tour in the Garden District we had brunch at Atchafalaya. You definitely need reservations for brunch. Nice wines by the glass are available. Had the eggs Atchafalaya, poached eggs on fried green tomatoes with creole hollandaise topped with lump crab. They were excellent. Had a side of alligator sausage that was really tasty! Highly recommend this for... More 

Thank travelrodent
San Francisco
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our favorite spot in New Orleans. Glad we found it. Long wait without reservation but worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner here at the recommendation of other trip advisor reviews. Food wasn't bad by any means but was not great either, and for the price, it should be. Waiter could have been friendlier. I wouldn't return here and nothing "wowed" me. In my opinion there are far better restaurants to try in New Orleans.

Thank Lindsey W
paradise valley, az
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hats off to Atchafalaya who honored our dinner reservation when we showed up a night early. The 15 min wait for a table flew by with the help of a cocktail and live jazz music from a trio that played six instruments. The food was excellent although service was stretched by a large (25 person) party in an upstairs private... More 

Thank lewshan
Bristol, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While we expected a unique menu, we did not expect how difficult it would be to choose which item to eat! Our waiter was great, explaining in detail what each course was. We finally decided on the sweet corn and crawfish soup to start. I got the lake fish, my husband got the pork chops and my daughter ordered the... More 

Thank EllenBen
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourselves a favor and reserve a table three weeks ahead of your visit! Drop ins can expect a wait of 1 1/2 hours because there are only a few actual tables. Live music was nice, staff was very friendly. Walking distance from the Garden district streetcar.

Thank Romy D
Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the garden district on a recent visit and lucked into this while walking the neighborhood. What a fabulous and fortuitous find. Walked two blocks from our VRBO for a brunch without a reservation and were fortunate enough to get a table (do your self a favor and book a table - I read Yelp wrong. . .) A... More 

Thank yankeeclipper555
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

out-standing meal, outstanding service, quiet and intimate.....and the desert was a WOW...peach galette

Thank james h
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719 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is, indeed, excellent. The french toast made with rolls and banana fosters was absolutely delicious and light. Not too sweet and not too heavy. Maybe simmer the bananas in the sauce a bit before serving? Cornbread was also excellent, yet not as moist as Cafe Pascals in Santa Fe. The highlight were the desserts with the chocolate trifle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-1231
    (Laural Street)
  • Public Transportation: Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-891-9626

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Staying in Garden District

Neighbourhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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