Kingfish - New Orleans
Kingfish - New Orleans

Kingfish - New Orleans

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingfishneworleans.com/
  • Phone: 5045985005x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Happy Hour: Daily: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Greg Sonnier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Conti
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking is recommended at the Premier Parking lot on the corner of Chartres and Toulouse a block and a half away or In the Jax Lot on N.Peters and Conti 2 blocks away.
A word from Kingfish - New Orleans
Kingfish features New Louisiana Cuisine from beloved New Orleans Chef Greg Sonnier. The menu reflects Greg’s Louisiana-centric approach to food. At the bar enjoy both traditional New Orleans style cocktails, such as the Sazerac or the Pimm's Cup, as well as modern cocktails created by New Orleans famous mixologist Chris McMillian.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Kingfish - New Orleans reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)vibrant bar scene (43)neighborhood gem (28)special occasion (27)great for lunch (24)good for groups (18)romantic (17)hot spot (15)late-night find (12)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Fish tacos were good. Service was good.that our first day in New Orleans. Our server gave us good info about jazz places where locals go. That was certainly very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aeropostle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food. Friendly waiters. Great ambiance. A definite repeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    Thelumen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place was talked up to me by quite a few foodie friends so we put it on our list to try. The drinks were absolutely some of the best in town and the food was completely solid.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kingfish
    gritsgal
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Gulf fish dish was divine! The server was friendly and charming without being intrusive. He was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    cndrela
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Kingfish was recommended to us by a friend. We really loved the food and the dinner service was excellent. I would definitely go there again - and will suggest it to friends travelling to NOLA. The only critique I have for the restaurant is that when we arrived there was no one at the hostess stand. The bartenders all saw us standing there and no one acknowledged us. A waiter approached the stand - saw us and turned around. It was approximately five minutes before the hostess appeared. The restaurant had seated a large party and she was detained due to that. If one of the other staff had just acknowledged us it would have made all the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy but not stuffy!
    JeffandPatti
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed Kingfish! It was a special occasion meeting up with military friends from 20 yrs ago. They were able to give us the wonderful table in the front window, didn't rush or interrupt our conversation! It was on the Top10/2013 list, well deserved! We shared appetizers, bacon wrapped jalapeño/Cajun sausage wonton/shrimp&okra/blue crab chop, All equally incredible! Go with what your hungry for, Husband had Every Man A King Fish (Pompano on a salt brick)!!! I had scallops special!!! Our friends had Cedarplank fish and Duck special!!! Nice wine list and cocktails. Sorry can't comment on dessert, my favorite, but couldn't fit it in! Will definitely go back when in town! Great job Kingfish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect celebration!
    6localfoodies
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our family of six, including four young adult sons, had the absolute time of our lives at King Fish. The food was superb and the waitstaff simply wonderful. I would say they were naturally New Orleans! We were celebrating one last summer night before the oldest boys returned to college and this was the perfect setting. Our waiter gave great menu advice, both for food and cocktails. The staff laughed right along with us and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish. Greg Sonnier and his staff are geniuses at making folks feel welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huey would love it
    ThptrekVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great atmosphere. Alligator wings were ok. Fish on rock salt was good. As your waiter to transfer it onto regular plate to avoid a mess. Duck with ramen was also good
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    JoshB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This last weekend my fiance and I were in NOLA just getting away for the weekend, I wanted to propose to her but first I wanted to have a nice dinner before I popped the question. I had no idea where to have dinner at so I used this app and looked at reviews and prices, This was a great fit for anyone who like to dress up a little or alot and have ether a bar or a dinner to themselfs. I booked for 8:45 and once we got there told them and boom got the table ready. It was a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left me cold
    NOLAJOEVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great bar. Lively fun French Quarter scene. My entree was cold inside and it was a deep dish pot pie with smoked pork. Tasty but it made me wonder about the kitchen prep and the rest of the food. Worth a second chance though.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    BeanLady
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We got there 15 mins before closing (our plane was late getting in) and they served us graciously even though I'm sure they were ready to shut it down. French 75s were delicious! The Cedarplank Pompano was cooked perfectly and was a fairly large piece. Definitely would return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative comfort food
    BreifneVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This casual restaurant served better and more creative food than some white-tablecloth places we've eaten in Nola. Rabbit in merlot reduction -- outstanding. Very memorable. Nice wine selection. Friendly prompt service. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Desserts were great!
    PhilaPhan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went with friends for drinks, apps, and dessert. Skip the sausage won tons. The crab cake was great! The pecan pie was incredible! The cheese cake was delicious. They do not have sweet tea. The alcohol specialty drinks were tiny. I had the blueberry one and though tasty it wasn't great and was very small. Their margaritas were also very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huey P Long Would Be Proud
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The bar area is not huge but it is great and the bartenders know their craft cocktails. We had a group of 6 and ordered various cocktails that were well made. The burger is the thing to get, well seasoned, and the sweet potato waffle fries paired well with it. Definitely a low key place to stop for a great cocktail and food. Only thing that might be lacking is a "bar menu" some of finger foods to eat while drinking at the bar, be it nuts and olives or homemade sweet potato chips.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    GreyhoundD
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife had a cocktail at the bar before our table was ready and was very impressed with the bartender and her drink. The restaurant was upscale and was a perfect romantic setting for our meal. My wife had the fish and it was excellent. I had the bone in ribeye. It was cooked perfectly, but the first steak was extremely difficult to cut and worse to chew. I sent it back. The waiter even said he tried to cut it and couldnt. The second steak was also cooked perfectly but same story, very stringy and tough to chew. The waiter came back and asked if this steak was any better and I said no not really. He shrugged and walked away. We didnt see him again until he brought the check. I can only go by my experience but have had much better for less.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great French Quarter location
    Julie504VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Kingish is a nice addition to the burgeoning FQ dining scene. Longtime New Orleans favorite chef Greg Sonnier has hit the right note with bar food plus some ambitious foodie items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with friends
    Suz4
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was recommended by my oldest daughter. She had heard it was very good. We all had different types of fish. The salad was great with the homemade vinaigrette. We also had the chocolate mousse/pudding and the cheesecake. It was topped with real blueberries. It was delicious. I would come back and dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Creole Food
    Virga017Foodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Kingfish is a very good restaurant. Food was very good, but did not have the exciting and unique flavors as some other restaurants in New Orleans. I had a seafood gumbo, which was really good, especially the fresh fish and alligator sausage. Wine list was good, but not as extensive as expected. Atmosphere and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CRACKLINGS!!!!!
    Tinalemans
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food at Kingfish was fantastic. The appetizer of duck,pork and poultry cracklings were a sinful delight! The kingfish on a salt brick was outstanding as was the cedar plank prepared gulf fish, and of course I must Mention the manchego grits! Our waiter, I believe his name was Martin, was as warm and friendly as you could ever want. Delicious cocktails great food and terrific service, you can't ask for much more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fit for a King!
    JaybeingJay
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    One of my favorite places! We're so lucky to have Chef Sonnier back creating his amazing food in NOLA! Tried the Cochon de lait Pot Pie for the first time & so glad I did! It's hard to stray from my favorite Junkie Chicken, or Duck but it's always a safe bet to try something new with such talent in the kitchen. Stellar service provided by Justine & the GM Shad. Beyoncé & Jay Z must of thought so too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a blast!
    winedine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a reservation for a party of 4, and when 3 more friends joined, the staff was very accommodating. Great service, nice menu selections, and of course, lots of adult beverages!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative Menu, Great Experience
    RickPVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    By New Orleans' standards (or any other standards for restaurants), Kingfish is terrific. Creative menus with a variety of delicious choices (the Shrimp Gaufre - New Orleans style barbecue shrimp in a waffle boat atop a sweet potato purée - was wonderful and the Rabbit Gumbo was a unique combination of flavors). A beautifully renovated French Quarter restaurant where you can be comfortable either casually dressed or in business attire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Lag04
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a fantastic meal at kingfish. All the food recommendations were delicious! We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Cher2210
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was great. Scallops dish was delicious and the cedar plan fish was tasty. Our server performance was shaky. He did not seem confident. I noticed other servers were attentive and I think our server was not indicative of the restaurant service level. Give it a chance.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great cocktails
    ponshores
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    the food is great depending on what you order. aligator wings were interresting but would not order again. crab cake app. and scallops were outstanding. gulf fish was good and cooked perfectly but not special. great casual atmosphere, but not casual prices.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service, mediocre food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had heard good things about this place, but was very underwhelmed across the board, and disappointed repeatedly. The service was bad. Our waiter was never around, so we were constantly having to flag down other staff for things like silverware that was cleared by staff, or knocked on the floor. Both entrees were very eddible, but not to the caliber I expect in a nola restaurant of this price point. I ordered the fish on Himalayan salt block, but the block was too small to eat the dish without things falling onto the table. Apparently this is always the case because the put a black napkin on the table prior to bringing out my dish. It created a messy very unrefined way to eat the dish which had been re-plated on the salt block.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was great, didn't flinch when we asked to move to a more romantic table. Cocktails are fantastic, bar tenders know their craft. Food was smack your mama good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food.
    SamBella
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Amidst all the restaurants near Bourbon St, its refreshing to come across some solid food that pleases the palette. The food was delicious well seasoned (but not overly) , the waist staff was very accommodating and helpful, and the cocktails were great. As a starter I had the frilled shrimp and Okra, it was soo good and filling , I barely put a dent in my main entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing!
    chefmatthew
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Being a "Foodie", I was looking forward to trying this new restaurant in the French Quarter. The service was wonderful, but the food did not deliver the hype that it had received. The assorted "Cracklings" were unidentifiable and bland. The "Beet Salad" only had a whisper of a grated beet. Two guests had the "Fish on Salt Brick". Great concept, but poor execution. Both had their entrées end up in their laps and had to return to the hotel to change clothes. My "Bone-in Ribeye" was undercooked and flavorless. The "Roasted Chicken", again flavorless. The French Quarter is in great need of "fine dining" restaurants, as most have become unimaginative and overpriced for mediocre food. Hopefully, "Kingfish" will step up their game.
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  • NidsVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent food. A gem in New Orleans. We stayed in New Orleans for 1 week and we returned to KingFish because it was the best!! Worth returning over and over again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best scallop dish I've ever had!
    Calou
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good food, service and drinks! Wonderful pimento cheese seved with the bread which was a nice touch and unique. We'd go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice dinner at a lively spot
    Kieraz
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A colleague and I went to Kingfish during a business trip to New Orleans. The place was crowded, but we had a reservation and were seated immediately. The bar was full of fans watching USA in the World Cup, and though it could have easily been too noisy, it never reached too much of a din. The dinner was solid, with a nice shrimp and okra appetizer. I had the dirty chicken, breaking my normal rule about not ordering chicken at restaurants because that isn't very exciting. It was quite nice, though I did wish I tried something more adventurous. The waiter couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    wmgrar
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had an excellent meal. I had the pulled pork pot pie and it was delicious. Serving staff were very friendly and attentive. Presentation of the food was also very good. After a trip full of lots of fine restaurants this too was very, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our drinks took forever and finally showed up with our appetizer followed by the bread that Im assuming should have been brought to the table soon after the water. My wife ordered a scallop and shrimp dish that was delicious, I ordered a seafood casserole dish that didn't have a lot going on in the flavor department, and for the price of the dish I would expect to see more seafood, it was mostly beans with very little shrimp, fish, and andouille sausage. and to top it all off our waitress took my wife's drink away before she was finished, there wasn't much left but she should of asked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Midsummer Night in NOLA
    Nick
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great Cocktails, the bartender (Chris, I think) really knows his stuff. Service was spot on, the waiter did not miss a beat and was a step ahead of us at all times. The apps were good, just very small portions for the price. Entrees were good, just hope for a little more flavor in some of them, kind of bland for NOLA. I would definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    gdfeats
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for Father's Day and the meal, service and ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    LostTexans
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Kingfish was recommended by a family member. The place did not disappoint. The staff had our seating ready when we arrived and we were seated within minutes of arriving. The waiter knew his menu and his bar specialties. The food was excellent. Highly recommend trying whatever the off menu specialty is for the day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was an amazing experience all around, food was great, service was amazing, and ambiance nothing less than awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The bartender that served us seemed indifferent to annoyed that we were there, no personality at all. Drinks were small and chintzy. I had to separately request an olive for a martinin, the mojito served did not look like a mojito and was not muddled, and the wine poured was not the wine requested but charged the higher price of the two. I would not return for another Happy Hour. We were on time for our dining reservation and promptly greeted by our server. However she was also assigned to larger party in the separate building of the courtyard. This resulted in long lapses in service to our table. Food and quality were great, service was not. A table in the dinning room should not have to compete for service in another building.
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  • Great and relaxed experience
    MaximoVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great quiet environment for a late meal within the french quarter. KingFish dish #1 highly recommended. My wife was not feeling well with an upset stomach and the staff did everything to provide a dish that was appropriate and make this a great experience. Special THANKS to MIKE
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet