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About 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!

416 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
St. Louis Street- Conti Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 596-2530

Website:
http://kpauls.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Validated parking upon availability at the Omni Royal Orleans.

Executive Chef:
Paul Miller

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: (504) 948-6434

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

K-Paul's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Spicy (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (9)
Business Meals (8)
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Hot Spot (6)
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Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

Wow! Second time this year and it was great again.

The shrimp enchilada appetizer is the best appetizer we’ve had all year. The fried oyster appetizer runs a close second of all the places we’ve been this year (Caribbean Room,Brennan’s, Tujague, Antoine, Arnaud,)

Once again, the eggplant pirogue entree was excellent and a cant miss as was the rabbit.

The bread pudding was the best dessert we’ve had all year at any of the above restaurants.

The warm bread before the meal is a great indication of where the meal is headed. There’s a variety of jalapeño bread, carrot bread, corn muffins and regular dinner rollsall very tasty!

The waiter was adequate but not friendly and almost cold. That was not our experience the last time we went. The previous experience resulted in the waiter enhancing the experience. This waiter distracted from the experience a bit.

None the less, K Paul’s deserves whatever praise they get. Everything on the plate was excellent and a true adventure.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Way way way way to loud in upstairs dining room. Excellent food. Not going back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best ribeye I ever had! I eat here every time I'm in New Orleans. I love it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Key West)·Dined 4 days ago

Unbelievable Good!

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. Our waitress, Erin was excellent. The rest of the staff was indifferent. Other than Erin, we we're not made to feel overly welcome or asked to return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food! Will definitely return. I muT visit everytime I’m in town.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food - the surf and turf (that isnt on the menu) was unbelievable. Get there early and have a drink with the folks at the little family owned/operated store next door - everyone was super friendly and talked about the history of their neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Loud, rushed, food somewhat disappointing. Too salty, pasta cooked to death. Wine was overpriced and terrible. Service was impersonal and everything was rushed. Food arrived about 2 min. After our wine. Probably one of our worst dining experiences ever.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

5 stars is not enough for K-Paul's. A trip to NOLA would not be complete without Blackened Stuffed Pork Chops and the best stuffed baked potato you ever experienced...not to mention Chef Boogie.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Have been going to K Paul’s for many years. Love the resturant whenever I am NOLA.. First time to use open table and was very impressed. Food at k Paul’s was terrific as usual..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent experience. We sat near the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chefs at work. Sheila was great and very informative about the menu and the restaurant's history. We would definitely go back.
Amanda

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We got there a little early and had to wait for our table which was fine since we were early. There was a bar but no place to sit (not that the bar was full but there were no chairs at the bar) we were told that we could get a drink and stand at the bar, if we wanted. We decided to find a bar that we could sit down at and have a drink. The food was good, our waitress was very friendly but the manager and hostess could have been a little more accommodating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was delicious as always.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

K-Paul's is my all time favorite restaurant in New Orleans. I have loved Chef Paul Prudhomme's recipes for as long as I can remember and they are brought to life in his restaurant. You will start with a basket of a variety of freshly baked breads and go from there. My favorite entree is the filet with debris sauce!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I went in for a solo dinner and had a fabulous experience. The service was great and I never felt rushed through my dining experience. The wine by the glass menu was very good. I had the turtle soup and it was absolutely delicious. I chose the surf and turf as my main course. The blackened drum and filet was an outstanding combination and served with asparagus and mashed potatoes. For desert the pecan sweet potato pie can’t be beat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Sonora)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I am from Wisconsin but since finding K Paul’s ten years ago, I go here ever time I visit. Food is fantastic, my favorite is the stuffed pork chop. One of the first timers with me this time said it was the best porkchop he ever had!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Have been here twice in 2 years. Both times were excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A place that I must eat every trip to New Orleans. I’m in love with the food here. It’s some of the simple things I like best... the bread basket, the green onion dressing, the Louisiana Drum.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was delicious food, a nice atmosphere and very good and pleasant service. We’re glad we went and will go again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This may be the best kitchen in NOLA! Every dish tasted great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

What a treat on our recent visit to NOLA.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Loved everything especially the bread pudding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great, complex
Flavors. Excellent, attentive service. Good value, too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As in past visits K-Paul's always delights. The food is beyond delicious. I overheard a diner eating the evening special say "if I die tonight I will surely die happy" which prompted us to also order the special and she was so right. The service is attentive. I visit K-Paul's every time I visit New Orleans, I love, love, love the menu!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came to New Orleans for our honeymoon, but we came to K-Paul’s for my husband, who grew up watching Chef Paul on tv and developed a love of cajun and creole food from the show. We were treated to an incredible meal and got to enjoy two amazing classics - shrimp etouffee and blackened drum. Both were incredible, but the icing on the cake was getting to take a picture with the chefs in the kitchen at the end of our meal!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Such excellent expert treatment of high quality produce! It is worth fitting into this restaurant’s busy schedule to taste some authentic New Orleans cuisine! My flounder was done to perfection. Thanks K-Paul!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic dinner. Highly recommend the blackened drum and fried rabbit appetizer delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My buddy Tommy and I try to get to New Orleans once a year just to enjoy the town. While we eat at many different restaurants, we always spend our last evening together at K-Paul's. We both had the pleasure of meeting Paul Prudhomme (separately) in the 80s and remember him as a wonderful man, not just an amazing chef. By the way, the Surf 'n' Turf is the best!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our best meal in New Orleans hands down and we dined at very nice restaurants. Can’t wait to return. Our server was exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, the food was outstanding. The service was slow, mistake ridden, and grumpy...really too bad.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a great meal and a way to honor and remember a man who gave back to his community and created unique recipes for all.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the country I have been 5 times and it's been fantastic each time

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food- a famous place still as good as we remembered it.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Just plain disappointed. I expected much, much more considering the history and reputation of the restaurant and its namesake. The food was rather ordinary and portions were "small" considering the prices. Our waitress was fine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good but the quality has declined since my last visit in 2015. So surprised that the bread pudding was horrible!
We had a service issue as well which further dampened the experience I’ve enjoyed in past visits. Oh well, lots of other great choices in the city to explore. It was great while it lasted!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Service was impeccable and food was fabulous. We arrived about 30 minutes earlier than our reservation time and were seated earl with no issues. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went in for Gumbo and Caesar Salad I was a bit disappointed by the Caesar Salad . Have dined here many times. They should definitely offer a bowl of gumbo..it was awesome as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

All time favorite in New Orleans. Must have at least one meal here every time I come into town. Love this place!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Second trip to New Orleans and second trip to K-Paul's. We will always include atrip there. Unbelievable food!!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food very distinctive , Love the blackened drum and the bread basket to start .

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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