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Kingfish - New Orleans
Kingfish - New Orleans

Kingfish - New Orleans Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingfishneworleans.com
  • Phone: (504) 598-5005
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal at kingfish. All the food recommendations were delicious! We would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good food, service and drinks! Wonderful pimento cheese seved with the bread which was a nice touch and unique. We'd go back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Went for Father's Day and the meal, service and ambiance was great."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was an amazing experience all around, food was great, service was amazing, and ambiance nothing less than awesome."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I loved Kingfish on my first visit. Food and cocktails were top notch. I dined there this weekend and found the food just as good as I remember, creative and tasty. However, our server, although nice was not as attentive a our sever was the first time. We found ourselves looking around for him and asking multiple questions about ingredients and food preparation that should have been part of either the menu presentation or food delivery."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We dined there based on a local paper that stated it was best new restaurant. We liked the vibe, awesome decor and bar. Our waiter (forgot his name) was quirky but cool. But the kitchen needs help. Apps were cold and even not so warm even after we we sent back to heat up. The waiter and manager took the item off the check which was nice considering we did end up eating it. Entrees were so-so, I got the fish of the day on some salt block, very small portion and the favors though good, didn't jibe. Hubby said his meal was good, but nothing special too. You definitely need to get sides with you're meal which we did, and the veggie mix was warm and crisp. Kudos to our server who gave great service and a round of wine!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Sophisticated interior, friendly & professional staff, delicious food. We were a table of 5 and all agreed that Kingfish is our new favorite spot in the Quarter. Amongst the 5-star items: beet salad, infused chicken and the grits."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great lunch menu. Much of the food comes from Covey Rise Farms. Wonderful beet salad. Pickled Mirliton & Corn Bread Dressing was perfect. Top notch as you would expect from Greg Sonnier. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I loved the variety and prices of the menu items. Everything was wonderful with great presentation. I would recommend this place to locals and visitors!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We ordered appetizers/drinks. The waiter didn't like it and didn't check on us the rest of the evening. We had to ask someone else for anything else we needed. We paid and he didn't even say thank you! The drinks that were served were also very small and were $12. I definitely would not go back or recommend it! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had an excellent dining experience at this restaurant. Our server, Patrick, was fantastic and our food and drinks were great. Definitely try the alligator wings as an appetizer...they were tasty. This is a romantic spot, to celebrate a birthday, or just to have a slow, enjoyable dinner. I highly recommend it, thanks for the great memory!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My first time was after the French Quarter Fest - had drinks & light food in bar area. We were really impressed with the atmosphere & personal attention from management. This time the great experience started with delicious cocktails with friendly bartender, Emma! I had the Pimm's Cup - excellent & my friend tried the French 75 - also great. Dinner was the Butternut Squash Lobster Bisque - outstanding; pot pie & gulf fish served on a plank - both good. I think the 3rd time will be the charm :)"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I made a late lunch reservation at 2:00. We arrived to a frosty hostess who couldn't be bothered to smile at us. Our waiter was knowledgable but service overall was extremely slow. We were seated near the bar and could see how long it was taking for drinks to be made. It look 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. Our food was mediocre. The hoppin john salad wasn't very tasty and the fried green tomatoes it was served w/ had no flavor. My friend's butternut squash and lobster soup was brown w/ spices. He couldn't taste the squash and the lobster barely registered. The small plate shrimp dish I got as my main course was a bit of a mess. A soggy sweet potato waffle topped w/ Barbeque sauce and shrimp, 2 of which still had shell on them."
    Dined on 5/17/2014