K-Paul's

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1814 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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 2 kitchens 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 dinner!
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always great spot food and staff fantastic

b
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blackened Drum and filets with debris sauce!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server was not up to the task. 2 of the 3 courses we ordered were never put in. The food was ok but I found a foreign object in my salad. The server said he had removed the salads from our bill but he didn’t. Twice they tried to bring us food and drinks that wasn’t for us. The same stuff was happening all around us at other tables. What a disappointment.

f
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I always make it amuse stop when in NO.
K Paul’s spirit remains alive in the space.

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

First night in New Orleans and made reservations at K-Paul’s. We were not disappointed. Service was prompt and friendly. The waiter answered all our questions concerning the menu. Starters and entrees were served hot and were prepared as ordered. Portions were quite generous. We went on to eat dinner at 3 other establishments in the French Quarter during our stay and would put K-Paul’s at the top of our list.

k
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday, and they recognized our special occasion from hostess to every servers. Thank you for making it more special.

r
Baltimore
125 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This was not the K-Pauls I remembered from years ago. It used to have a more upscale vibe and we dressed for that. The service was fine except that we had to ask twice for water. The food was very good and worth coming back for, the cocktails were good also. I would go back but I would dress more casually and it would not be my very first dinner option in Nola.

JN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had reservations-Seated without wait.
Service prompt and courteous.
Both our meals were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Appetizer and main entree were fantastic. We had gumbo and the fried crab leg appetizer and both were great and I recommend them. We had the blackened ribeye and blackened drum fish for entrees and again both were spectacular. I had bread pudding for dessert and it was not good. Very average at best. Our service was Sloooowwww!! But that was just our waiter I believe. Other tables seeemed to have no problems. Dress code was all over the map from caps shorts n t-shirts to dress pants and button down shirts and dresses. So go as u prefer.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to try some New Orleans cuisine. We had the rabbit and shrimps

VC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Water dripping from pipe on arm before the rainstorm even started in metal roof. Water pooled on floor during the meal. Bread not as delectable as last time we were here. Blackened drum fine; pile of flavorless crabmeat on top didn’t add. Salad nothing special. This was our last meal on this visit and we were hoping for more.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good
The gumbo was great
Staff was very helpful and friendly

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We had to walk out of the restaurant due to bad service. We did not receive drinks or appetizers after sitting there for an hour and were not even give a chance to even order our main courses. The restaurant was given the heads up in the reservation that this was for my wife’s 30th birthday. It was not a pleasant way to spend my wife’s birthday or our last night in New Orleans.

BH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our server had too many tables to pay attention the way he should have. I ordered veal and got one small piece for $32. We have been here many times and this was not what we expected from them. We will think twice before we go here again!

EM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you can’t decide - order a little of everything. Instead of an entree we always order numerous appetizers so that you get a little taste of all the famous dishes. Recommend the turtle soup!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner for my birthday. ‘Dayton’ was a great server - very knowledgeable and attentive!

AG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never order fish at a restaurant and consider myself a steak person however i decided to go with the surf and turf because I heard nothing but great things about the fish. I tried the fish and let's just say it WAS AMAZING. It had a crispy seasoned edge to it and the fish was flaky. I then tried the steak and that was also very tasty, cooked just right and had a nice sauce on top of it. The sides were mashed potatoes and green beans and those were also very good.

I have to say that this was the best meal I have ever had at a restaurant. Would definitely come back when I visit New Orleans again

MK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was extraordinarily slow and we didn’t get attention for drinks etc. our salads were literally plopped In front of us and dinners reached across. Food was okay but we had better at several other spots. Our fave was NOLAs.

DR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The greeter at the door that evening should be fired, she was so rude!!! I specifically made a reservation for a table and she told me I would have to sit at bar. I made the reservation for 8:15 so I could sit at a table.

She was so rude I almost walked out, however, once I got past the rude greeter, everything went up hill. Food was very good.

LC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Hostess seemed very unhappy to be working and fairly rude. Our server was wonderful though. I had the ribeye steak and it was average at best.

TD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad a friend from NOLA recommended it. Terrific food and more reasonably priced than expected by far. Amazing!!

AS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere! Reasonably priced.

S
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is to die for - the fried green tomatoes are divine - and the stuffed pork chop with the stuffed potato is mouth watering delicious. Ask for Ruth as your server - she’ll take great care of you.

H
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Seems to me that this is another place in NOLA that has established a name for itself and then quit trying. I had the soft shell crab that was over cooked and no meat. The pasta that was under the crab was...pasta, nothing special. Salad was lettuce from a bag with not one tomato, no cheese, nothing...just lettuce.

RW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Food: perfect. Service: Excellent.

GK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very nice, comfortable restaurant, with great food and great service. We expected the best and got it!

d
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time back and knowing what I was walking into made it more enjoyable! What a great job done by all the staff and chef's to hit the mark on everything. Try the Eggplant- it is one of the most memorable things I have eaten in a long time.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to go while in New Orleans! Highly recommend! Great gumbo! The blacked drum fish was perfect. Service was excellent! Can’t wait to go back!

AC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really good except the hostess was fairly rude.

LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as always! Only disappointment was that we weren't able to sit on the balcony this time.

KG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at K Paul’s. The food was top notch and the service was great!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter was always distracted from the very onset he came to the table and lasted throughout the entire meal. He seemed almost flustered like we were bothering him. The bottle of wine took 15 minutes to arrive to the table and yet it was sitting there at the bar when I saw him finally go and get it when I flagged him down.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptional and delicious, service except the young lady receptionist who took us from one to another table (!?) without any spoken word just giving us hand signs, pointing fingers.... so unusual and strange ?

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers, Zach and Dayton were outstanding. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend it.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in NOLA!

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ML
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The one restaurant in New Orleans we try to go to every time we visit

b
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was good, Caesar salad was bland. They forgot the rice in the gumbo. Items came out in wrong order, one person got meal 15 minutes before the rest of us. Drink had something black in it, they took it away and ever replaced it. For a 250 dollar meal we expected better. The surf and turf and pork chop were really good! The green onion dressing was really great!

D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every item was excellent (breads, soups, appetizers, and main courses). Best restaurant in New Orleans, and I have been to most of them.

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