K-Paul's
K-Paul's

K-Paul's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://chefpaul.com/
  • Phone: 5045962530x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Paul Miller
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether it's a private party at K-Paul's or an off-premise event anywhere in the world, we can fulfill all of your catering needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Reception or seated dinner, we have a courtyard (enclosed) which will seat 30 people. Upstairs private, K's Parlor seats 60 and the main dining room for 65. Also available is the entire restaurant for reception 250-300 or private seated dinner 250 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Marty Cosgrove 5049486434x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Louis Street- Conti Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Validated parking upon availability at Jax Brewery as well as the Omni Royal Orleans.
A word from K-Paul's
In 1979, when Chef Paul Prudhomme and his late wife, K, opened their "modest", 62-seat K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen on Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, they had no idea the restaurant was soon to become a sensation, with nightly lines of eager diners waiting sometimes hours to be seated. That was back when and dining was community seating. In 1996, extensive renovations took place and now it offers seating for more than 200. Dining areas include seasonal balcony dining, an intimate climate-controlled courtyard for dining al fresco, K's Parlor private seating as well as open kitchens on both floors. K-Paul's accepts reservations and offers catering on-site or anywhere around the world.
Executive Chef Paul Miller goes to great lengths to ensure the highest quality food. We have 3 kitchen and a bakery and the philosophy and commitment to excellence will never change.
Chef Paul and the entire staff cordially welcome you to join us for lunch or dinner!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
K-Paul's reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (22)good for groups (15)notable wine list (14)hot spot (11)great for lunch (6)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • don't go late
    CHRISTYVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a late reservation (9:15) and felt like they could not wait for us to go. Food was great and the place has a good vibe!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Awesome Experience at K-Paul's
    ArlingtonVAresident
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had dinner with a small group at K-Pauls and we were fortunate enough to be seated directly across from the open kitchen and got to see up close Paul Prudhomme's famous "blackened" cooking in action - including an occasional extra hot flame flaring up. Food was outstanding from the classic blackened redfish to crab claws to steak. Desert was shared as we were stuffed but couldn't resist a double chocolate bundt cake. Staff service was attentive, but not overbearing and when one commented on the great blue cheese dressing, they brought a copy of recipe to table. Overall a great night. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cory
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Perfection on a plate. Great waitstaff. Great wine list. Not far from Preservation Hall. What more can you ask?
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining experience
    nov2013kPauls
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food. Worth every penny. The staff was especially knowledgable of the menu and beverage choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • :(
    Spice39
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I respect chef Paul, and I was expecting a great culinary experience. What I encountered was salty, over-spiced, unimaginative, heavy food, served in an IHOP-like environment. The service was good, although a little robotic.
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  • Fantastic
    JoeFVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As usual, the food at K-Pauls is just outstanding! The fried green tomato appetizer is superb and I had their surf and turf (a blackened filet mignon and a blackened drum) which is just perfect. My wife's dinner was perfect as well. Only blemish was they forget to bring my gumbo which was quickly rectified. If you are going to New Orleans, be sure to make reservations as this place still continues to fill up after all these years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Food
    Johnny
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time to eat at K-Paul's. Request the upstairs dinner room. The food was some of the best I have had in New Orleas!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great cuisine
    Muermo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the drinks to the main course everything was more than excellent. The chicken and andouille gumbo was delicious. The surf and turf, blackened drum fish and filet, were savory and the meat was extra tender. The martinis were very good.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as before
    sinceyouasked
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Portions were quite generous, but just okay in taste. Had to ask for the special Coolinary menu; it was not presented with the regular menu. This is a huge promotion in New Orleans in August and I felt since K-Paul's chose to participate, they certainly should have presented that option to us without our asking for that menu. I do not think the food is as flavorable as in past visits. The inside courtyard dining is very nice ambiance.
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  • One of my favs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I debated between here and another famous chef. I'm very happy we ate here. The atmosphere, service, and the food were phenomenal. It was one of the top meals we had while in Nawlins. High quality food and wine. A must if you're visiting New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Meal
    Chitowneater
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food here was so good that I sent a text during dinner to a friend visiting in a few weeks and told her to make a reservation immediately. I was there with a group of four and we each ordered different items and tasted tested everything. We had steak, tuna, flounder, drum and salmon, all of which was great. If we had to pick a favorite, it would be the char broiled tuna. We tried four different desserts as well. We were split on the favorite between the bread pudding and the ultimate chocolate cake. I will definitely be back on my next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Kmann
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I had fish with a Brie & something else I cannot remember on it? But it was divine!!! The gumbo appetizer was the best I've had. My friend had the panned chicken and it was just as scrumptious! We will come again next time were in town!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • K Paul Magic
    Food4thought
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After being away from New Orleans for 15 or so years, it was good to find that some restaurants keep the faith in tasty food. The service was perfect and atmosphere relaxed. The variations on étouffée and jambalaya were wonderful. Hopefully we can return a lot sooner and further sample the daily changing menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Debris amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife's beef tenderloin with debris sauce was truly amazing. I wasn't so entranced with the stuffed pork chop which served warm at best and lacked stuffing. I've had the same dish in the past and it isn't what it was. Service was effective though rather minimal.
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  • New Orleans Tradition Lives On!
    Pistache
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious food in an unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere. The flavors, textures, and colors all came together in delightful ways. Little touches that added up throughout the meal, from the breads at the beginning to real cream in fresh coffee at the end.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular food and service!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We ate here during the Coolunary event. The food was fantastic! The fried green tomatoes were so good I almost cancelled my entree to order more. I am glad I didn't as the flounder was cooked to perfection and the Chardonnay reduction sauce was a perfect compliment to the fish. Hubby had the creole dish and was equally impressed with the quality and flavour of the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • french quarter food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I came into New Orleans just for a couple of days and I picked K-Paul's for the comments on the food. Well the appetizer came out quick and was very good but then I had to wait entirely too long to get my entree. While waiting on the entree, I filled up on bread and drinks and could not enjoy my meal so I had to get it to go along with my dessert. I had it the next morning and it was not as good cold (fried chicken breast and jambalaya). The pie was not good either.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Funfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We put K-Paul's right at the top of some of our best dining experiences. The food was wonderful, and the service was even better. My husband and I had the blackened rib eye steak and the blackened drum fish. The food was the best. The service was great and we felt very special. A very good dining experience. When we're in New Orleans next time we will be at K-Paul's for dinner
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skimpy but Good
    Locals3
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our second visit to K-Paul's as a part of coolinary month. We live close to the city and enjoy going to different restaurants . The fixed price is good for one wanting to try different restaurants . The food at K-Paul's was good . It looked like they were rationing out sides . We received a dab of mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables . No, we were not expecting heaping spoons of these sides but a full cooking spoon would have been appropriate . Beware also of the parking situation. If the Omni is full and you don't want go to Jax Brewery and park , you end up at the lot across from Omni and paying 25.00. Where then is the cost effectiveness of taking advantage of the Coolinary special ? Overall, the food and service was good .
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what it used to be
    KarlT
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Every time I have gone to New Orleans, I always had to go to K-Paul's, but in my recent visit it was not the same. The food is excellent but the word that comes to mind with the staff was "snooty". They made me feel like they were doing me a favor by eating there. Our sever never once cracked a smile. I don't know if I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Cuisine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been to K-Paul's many times, and have NEVER been disappointed! If you want excellent cuisine at a $$$ price, this is the one place to go to in New Orleans. Open Table made it very easy to get our reservations - I use them whenever I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Coolinary jackpot!
    Jespo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I ate from their Coolinary menu, and it was absolutely wonderful. The fish was the best I've ever had.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    megan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been to many New Orleans restaurants, but never to K-Paul's. I went here because they offered the Coolinary Menu. Although, we had to ask for the menu, the waitress was very nice. I loved all the decor on the walls, especially all the recipes of popular New Orleans dishes. I even took a picture of the one on our table cloth to perhaps attempt to make one day. The best part of the experience was the absolutely incredible flavors in the food. The bread they bring out to the table is so good. The sweet potato pecan pie was also delicious! I would come here again!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • K Pauls made it right!
    Cheepseets
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First time in NOLA, we had received a recommendation that K Pauls is a must. So made a reservation on Open Table for a 5:30 reservation. Our server was pleasant and fun. She answered any questions we had. Took our pic. We had cups of Turtle Soup and Chicken and Andouille Gumbo soup. Both were fantastic. The breads and whipped butter were delectable as well. We also had (for 1st time ever) Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp. Awesome appetizer. We had the Surf and Turf Special entree, 4 oz tender & Drum fish Both tenders were over done and they quickly took the plates back and returned done perfectly. Mgr offered to buy desserts, but we were full, so they comped our appetizer and soup. Very classy! Great nite out in NOLA. Recommend!
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  • One of the best in NOLA
    jhsev
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's pricey but worth it. Always a great selection on the menu. Been there many times, delighted every time.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    retiredVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    very good food and service. Excellent mashed potatoes.
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  • Can't Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our "must return place" in NOLA. My own cooking experience at home was influenced by Chef Paul's TV show's, which discussed the need to "layer flavors". K-'Paul's should be on everyone's list of places to tast true NOLA flavors.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Cajun Perfection
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    One of the highlights of our New Orleans stay. Outstanding in every way. Food unbelievably good! Service excellent.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Evening
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It was a very special evening. The atmosphere, the service, and most importantly the food (and drinks) were all spectacular. Will definitely go back! I have been talking about the meal to all my friends, especially the avocado and crawfish salad!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    PhylD
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were very excited to visit this notable restaurant. Our party of 3 was very disappointed. My friend and I ordered the bronzed salmon. The sauce was so loaded with cayenne that we had tears running out of our eyes and I was choking. The mashed potatoes were starchy. Our other friend ordered the egg plant dish and it contained shrimp. The shrimp were over cooked and not fresh. We all left most of the food on our plates. While we were eating they started sweeping the floor and cleaning around us. We told the server our comments and she just shrugged her shoulders. Very disappointing.
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  • Mastermind1450VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant at 930. The food and service was great. The lights were a bit too bright and it seemed a bit like they did not mind if we finished quickly so they could close. However we would definitely go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Wonderful combination of duck, shrimp and eggplant. Also a wonderful soft shell crab pasta. Great food experience!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than I expected!
    MiamiGal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I attended Tulane 30 years ago, but was never able to get into K-Paul's, as it was always packed and they didn't take reservations and I was a college student. I went back last month with my daughter and we were able to get reservations. We were seated on the second floor, overlooking the Quarter. The atmosphere was fantastic...quiet, "romantic"(if that is what you want); our server was very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly and I had the best filet mignon I have ever had in my life! My daughter had the surf and turf and also loved it. The desserts were also delicious! I would highly recommend K-Paul's!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    steakaholicVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    K-Pauls wows me every time. Hands down best Louisiana food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reputation surpasses….
    TJGIntlVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    So sorry to say that K-Paul’s has lost their original quality. While the food is good, the old K-Paul’s was excellent. Their crawfish etouffe was outstanding, the home made bread was superb, the Mason jar Cajun Martinis were wonderful, the desserts sublime. Not so today. So sorry to say….because K-Paul’s was always one of my favorites. I didn’t mind that I was served shrimp etouffe when I order the crawfish, and the manager graciously corrected the dish, but I do mind that as they have become bigger, they have not maintained their reputation.
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  • Good food
    Knitgalah
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    . The servings are large,special seasoning lifts the taste. This is a great place for lunch with reasonable prices and big servings
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The Best Food Ever
    DrTee
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I had eaten here several times while on business but was able to bring my wife in from out of state to dine for the first time. She has owned a very popular restaurant business in another state for over 20 year and is always very aware of the particulars of fine dining. She ordered the Blackened Drum and Blackened filet, fried green tomatoes and the regular veggies. She declared it to be the best tasting food she has ever experienced! Everything was really nice- service to atmosphere to food. We've already shared our experience with traveling friends who have now placed K-Pauls on their destination lists. Great job, guys!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fantastic dinner in New Orleans
    RaysApril42014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    My husband and I recently made our first trip to New Orleans. I usually don't like to hit all the big name restaurants, I prefer to find the gem that is more a local treasure. However, several friend s from Louisiana said K-Paul was a must. I can't agree with them more. The food was amazing. The service was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a reliable choice for food
    CLRDINEVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food is always excellent. The very close seating and extremely loud kitchen (pan tossing etc) is somewhat over the top. The draw for us is the cuisine. However, if your looking for a welcoming staff you won't find it here. Most of the time I find the staff out of touch, making you think they are doing you a favor by feeding you. Not the personality of K Paul himself. His employees could learn a bit from him.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Baker1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Second time visit to New Orleans and couldn't wait to have dinner here. Staff friendly and great service. Food is fantastic!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.