Ralph's on the Park
Ralph's on the Park

Ralph's on the Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/
  • Phone: 5044881000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 'til 9:30pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Chip Flanagan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Pianist Joe Krown during Sunday Brunch and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-8pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between North Alexander & North Hennessey
  • Public Transit: Canal Street Streetcar - 5 blocks from restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from Ralph's on the Park
Award winning contemporary Creole cuisine served in a beautifully renovated historic building across from the entrance to City Park. Ralph's on the Park offers casual-fine dining ambiance and New Orleans residential inspired decor and has been voted "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Restaurant Post-Katrina".
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Ralph's on the Park reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)scenic view (69)neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (57)romantic (57)good for groups (47)great for lunch (37)great for brunch (34)notable wine list (20)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (11)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • NOLA Gem in Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We love Nola and have for many years only been in the Downtown areas. We discovered Ralphs in the Park led by Ralph Brennan of the esteemed and legendary Brennan family. What an amazing journey. Just ten minutes from downtown, the service was amazing, food totally unique and had NOLA flare. What a true gift!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied
    Lunchfancy504
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Very good food. Made our guest of honor feel special for her birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eflor56
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great experience! David was great. Had a wonderful birthday dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    Lunchfoodie5958
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I've eaten at Ralph's a few times for lunch over the past several months. The last two times everything was fantastic (food, server, ambiance). This week I ate lunch with the officers from my church's women's club. Server not up to par - had to ask her what was the special and soup of the day. Failed to check on us very often. Skirt steak and catfish were great. Beet salad was dry - not much dressing. Pan seared pork loin special was very dry, tough and not much flavor. Of course, the bread pudding was the best part of the meal. Needless to say I was very disappointed. We have our club's Christmas luncheon scheduled at Ralph's - hopefully it will be much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caterers
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The decor of the restaurant is great for either day or night tme dinning. The food is great, and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Orleans Gem!
    lindacake
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I discovered Ralph's online before our trip to New Orleans and made an online reservation. We were delighted with the choice and took the Canal Street to City Park Streetcar. We got off the streetcar and walked through lovely City Park before our reservation. Afterwards we returned to the streetcar and took it back to Bourbon Street to our hotel. Great restaurant -- perfect for the 2 of us!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ralph's
    Laughriot
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I selected Ralph's so my wife would be able to dine with a view. We requested a view when we made the reservation. When we arrived, we got a view...of the valet stand and the maitre d area. We had the worst table in the house despite others being open. So, that hope being dashed, we did have a nice dinner with solid, if unspectacular food. I would go back, but might have to change my expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Wonderful!!!!!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great Food! Great Service!!!! Great Atmosphere!!! A true New Orleans gem!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our best dining experiences!
    eatingout
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was absolutely delicious. White glove service - excellent, and atmosphere wonderful for a romantic dinner before heading off to the symphony. We will be back and bring others!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good - Service Superb
    usedtofrequent
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I expected the food to be above par as we had eaten here several times. What I wasn't expecting is "Ellen" our waiter. She was personable, very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive. She made the evening of my wife's birthday, an outstanding dining experience. Congrats Ellen!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    KPGmd
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    One of our faves in New Orleans! Not "touristy" at all...food, service, ambiance...all great! Wonderful bar as well! The most underrated of Brennan's but definitely worth it...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I felt like the wait staff was very attentive. They even picked up on the fact that we were celebrating my daughter's birthday and brought out a little dessert with a candle on it. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I ate here for the first time a few nights ago. We loved it! Awesome service by Amber! Cheese tray was delicious and was appropriately sized/priced. Turtle soup was wonderful. NY strip steak was one of the best steak's I've had. Yum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    brunchplace
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a romantic brunch. Niki was very friendly and invited us to enjoy a complimentary dessert. I would recommend brunch or lunch at Ralph's on the Park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect on the Park
    Diningdelitely
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife's birthday and I wanted it to be memorable. They made it so, from a birthday greeting at the door to a special menu with her name printed on it. The waitress was very attentive and the food was outstanding. I found the dining area a bit noisy and it affected the ambience. Otherwise, an excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ms. Sametta Brown
    Babe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    For a business lunch the setting was perfect. The service was great and the food was very tasteful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traveler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The look of the place and neighborhood feel make this one not to miss. If you are in New Orleans and want to get away from downtown to a first rate restaurant this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • under cooked steak twice!!
    foodcritic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service but sub par food quality. Nicely located across from city park. Easy and quick to get too as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always Special
    Peter
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ralph's on the Park has an excellent menu, my wife and I enjoyed the Eat Week specials. Very convenient, easy to park, food is exceptional and the service is outstanding. Although we were two, there were several groups there for special occasions. I love the murals, the vivid capture of New Orleans at another time. We took pictures of our food and setting and sent them to my wife's niece in San Francisco to convince her to move here. She was especially impressed with the 10 cent martinis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ralph's Lunch
    Munchinmonkey
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We found this place during restaurant week and did their fixed lunch special. I had a flank steak and the wife had red fish. The steak was extremely tender and had a good taste on it's own but the sauce they put with it was even better. The wife's fish was cooked perfect and we both agree that we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We hadn't been to Ralph's for a while as we had two disappointing dinner visits. We decided to give it a try again as it has been more than a year. It was also "Restaurant week" with special offerings. This visit, the service and food was wonderful. I am glad to say, that we look forward to returning to Ralph's again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten gem
    SueChef
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I haven't been here in five years and thought maybe the food had dropped off a little.. But I was pleasantly surprised by how fantastic the food was. The place still looks brand new and provided a peaceful dining environment. The staff was very attentive. We had a decent range of menu items and they were all stellar. The corkage fee was $20 which was reasonable. They offered valet parking. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prince
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Staff was well trained, very familiar with the menu and anxious to please. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We dine here several times a year. Every experience has been outstanding - food, drinks, service, and ambiance. The view overlooking City Park is beautiful. A true neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was really great! We did have to wait about 45 minutes to get our drinks, not too sure why? They seemed to be pacing us quite a bit. Over all we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 92 & Going Strong......
    guide
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Family gathered to "celebrate" my aunt, 92 & going strong - she still drives!! Atmosphere, service, presentation were all fabulous. Most got the catfish special; unfortunately it missed the mark. Not bad just not great. Several of us did the endless Mimosas so actually didn't mind! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    truthtopower
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My overall experience was fair to good. That isn't good enough when there are so many other options and that is why I would not recommend it -- they are too many better places to recommend. The ambiance is nice and the bar area is great but the food and service were just so-so.
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  • None better
    BillinBR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Away from the tourist sector, this wonderful restaurant is a gem. Great food, great crowd, great vibe. And, one will want to longer in their elegant bar until closing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    topcat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Also enjoy going to Ralph's. The employees are welcoming and knowledgeable about the food. The food is tasty and filling. The soups are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I went for the 3 apps and a glass of wine deal which was a great deal. The food was wonderful and the service was spectacular! He recommended a great wine and a few appetizers. We took hime up on some of them and were very happy with the chooses. I wish the deal was going on all the time, it was the perfect amount of food where you didn't feel like you over ate at all. An easy way to entice us with dessert after our meal, which was also delicious! I will be going back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BigRay
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good value for food served. Drinks excellent and food superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Safetyjack says:
    safetyjack
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ralph's is not inexpensive, but it is a delightful place for an occasion markedly beyond 'fast food'. The décor is very nice, the view is excellent, the staff are very friendly without being intrusive, and the food is very good, with some new, inventive off-the-menu dishes almost every time that we go. I have to confess that I do really, really miss the PB&J foie gras 'sandwich' that I had the first time that we went to the restaurant for other than a meeting or private party. By the way, they have excellent accommodations for moderately-sized private parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TLoup
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Sarah was exceptional - wine list was great and the manager on Monday night was also great taking care of our IT needs - - - - -- - - - - -
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uptown
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was excellent. The cocktail was a bit off. The waiter was very attentive. The noise level was very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We eat here several times a year and it is always outstanding. Great service, great drinks, and great food. My wife had the 3 appetizer special. I had the turtle soup with the soft shell crab special. Both were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely view/great food
    Nolasdh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    As is usual we had a lovely dinner with great food and excellent service. The potatoes and carrots were really great. And the surprise sweets at the end of the meal were really really good . Thank you . Go you will love it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant dining
    Kitch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We always make a point of dining at Ralph's on the Park every time we visit New Orleans. We have never been disappointed and this visit was no exception. From the moment we handed the car keys to the valet until we left, everything was "top drawer." We were greeted by name and shown to a very comfortable table where we enjoyed a wonderful meal. We started with a delectable turtle soup served at the perfect temperature. I enjoyed the rib-eye filet with shiitakes and port wine beef sauce, asparagus, and turnip purée accompanied with truffle fries. Brenda had the red fish special. Both meals were well prepared and presented. The tastes were well balanced and fully enjoyed. Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inedible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The charcuterie plate was very bland,the duck boudin was inedible.The bleu cheese tots were too greesy to eat. The yakamein(spelling?) was decent but sauce was incredibly rich, could only eat a few bites of it. The lamb ribs were mostly just gristle w/ small bones inside,hurt my tooth when biting down when I thought I had pulled it off the bone.The shrimp was not peeled and the grits were very soupy;very irritating to have to peel my own shrimp (I was wearing a nice dress and it was quite a mess to fish out the shrimp to peel).Fried chicken slider was unremarkable.Wouldn't eat here again.Upset $120 spent.Lemondrop martini made incorrectly.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City Park treasure
    PeterB
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A wonderful dining experience. Great food in a romantic setting, with the Brennan's standards for service and quality. The "Three Appetizers & a Glass of Wine" is a terrific summer enticement. Valet parking a plus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food portion
    Bignu
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The atmosphere, service, and food quality was great The food tastes good, but don't go if you are hungry. The portions are small, especially considering the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate