This is dressed-up (as in fancy, not as in with gravy) Southern food. I had the fried tomato po-boy: heavenly. After my first trip into the South, I have an addiction to fried green tomatoes. These were light and delicious, not the heavy ones. The po-boy bread was good, with an incredibly crisp crust. There was a good sauce on it too, and it was served with great house fries (fried potato rounds).
Cafe Atchafalaya is on the corner in a beautiful little space. It is moderately priced (i.e. not cheap) but lunch is very reasonable. I did not have any cocktails, but the drinks look good. I was also enticed by the duck po-boy but, again, didn't try it.
Located nearby, next to the shipping yards, is Domilise Sandwich Shop. Go there and have a blue-collar po-boy. Come here the next day for a different perspective. That's what I did and both were delicious.
"Eight wonderful vegetables. On the left are Creole baked tomato, corn fritters, candied yams, and succotash. On the right: black-eyed peas, butter beans, a Vidalia onion, and turnip greens."
"New Orleans chefs are proud of their bread pudding. We've eaten none better than Cafe Atchafalaya's, which is topped with a high-proof cognac sauce."
"Like the food, the chalkboard menu at Cafe Atchafalaya is colorful and lovely to look at."
"Inside the front door, you will see pans of cornbread on the counter, ready to be cut for dinner-table breadbaskets."