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New Orleans: Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave, , Phone: 504-891-9626
www.atchafalayarestaurant.com
Closing day: Monday- Lunch

Reviewed by: Casole from MA, review #4055

When: 2013

Still dreaming of the duck po-boy...

Wow, what an amazing meal we had here! After a walking tour of the Garden District, we went for lunch (had made a reservation on OpenTable). It was pretty dressy, which surprised me a little for lunch (appeared to be a lot of business people and a lot of folks in town for family get togethers for Tulane graduation).

Had a wonderfully refreshing Pimm's cup, the cucumbers muddled so the flavor really came through, and hubby had the Isabelle, I tasted it and love the bitter Campari. We each ordered the prix fixe lunch for $20, a truly excellent value. Loved the jalapeno cornbread mini muffins to start.

Oh my goodness, where to start. I had seafood gumbo, with just the right amount of kick to it, and hubby had oyster Rockefeller soup, garnished with a fried oyster. The duck po-boy was just so delicious, it had mango and blackberries and a bacon vinaigrette. Sweet, savory, utterly outrageous and delicious. The duck was so tender, and the fruit complemented it so well. The bread was nice and soft. On the side were homemade potato chips. Hubby had the free form crab ravioli, which he enjoyed.

For dessert red velvet cake and bread pudding - out of this world. Serving sizes were generous, and the total was $51.00 including coffee and tax (but not the drinks which we got at the bar). The quality of the food was really outstanding, service was excellent, the hostess, bartender and server were all very friendly and professional. The decor was lovely as well, the color scheme is soothing yet it has a funky vibe to it too.

You can walk to Magazine Street after to get your shopping on too!

With so many places to choose from and try in New Orleans, it is hard to say one would go back to a restaurant a second time, but I will definitely come back here again!

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