K-Paul's

4.6
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1948 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MW
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The food was amazing and the service superb.

b
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Made reservation in advance and requested a table near the front of the restaurant. We were seated in the back area which is likely converted from a rear patio. After several visits to the restaurant this was the first time I’ve been seated in this area. It was a bit austere. The good news is that the noise level is much more tolerable than the main dining room in front. It depends on your noise tolerance if you prefer the front or quieter rear area. As always the food was outstanding with generous portions and excellent value. Fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade was excellent. Entrees of jambalaya and blackened redfish were excellent as well. Very nice but perfectly cooked crepe brûlée dessert. I felt that service was a bit too casual.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was excellent

C
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Birthday gone wrong
Heavily breaded, overly spiced food

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. Food was out of thia world.

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

K Paul's is my favorite place to eat in New Orleans.

KW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at K Paul’s! Arla and Keifer provided great service and made us feel like part of the family. Highly recommended!

PH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love love love
Our favorites were the eggplant dish and surf and turf special!!
Terrific bread basket

BB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried green tomatoes blackened drum was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

CS
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I will start with the food was great and our wait person was fine. I did not like that obviously the hostess knew we were from out of town and seated us in the far back in a lower ceiling windowless room. We were dining early and there were plenty of other tables. I asked to be moved and they put us upstairs next to a window. Much nicer and we had an enjoyable meal. I did not like the overture however and the poor first impression. This was very poor customer service

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

J
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate Thanksgiving!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Wonderful service. Make sure to make a reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very memorable meal. The food was superb. I can’t say enough. The service was great. It’s a little noisy so be prepared. Overall, an awesome experience.

GD
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ruth was outstanding. The food was excellent and it was served piping hot. Additionally the portion size was plentiful.

GT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Are at K-Pauls for our anniversary dinner. Had the fried green tomato appetizer and it was excellent. We both had the ribeye steak. Some of the best ribeye we have eaten. Dessert was on the house as a gift for the occasion. Drinks were well made. Only 4 stars for ambiance because it was crowded and the tables are close together. Overall I rate the experience five stars. Highly recommend.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food we ordered!!! The bread basket that they gave us was amazing combination of spicy, sweet, and savory breads! Both of our seafood dishes were excellent! Our waitress Shilla was special and made us feel so very welcome! Will recommend this restaurant to anyone that travel to New Orleans!

T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and full of deep New Orleans flavors. The service was spot on and they did a great job of helping us celebrate or Anniversary. We switched things up and save the pear salad for after our dinner, great choice. Then they gratuitously brought desert... yumm.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on our visit to New Orleans and it was our anniversary. They celebrated our anniversary and the service and food was great.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love K-Paul’s, the service definitely wasn’t up to the usual standards for this visit. Seemed rushed and confused. The food, as usual, was excellent!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

KPauls is an outstanding casual restaurant with fantastic food! A must stop when you are visiting New Orleans!

SM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This has been my favorite restaurant since the first time I ate here. This was my third visit to New Orleans and my third time eating at K-Paul’s and the food has always been amazing. Up until this visit the service was impeccable, on this visit our table seemed to be a complete afterthought to our waitress. Drinks were delayed or did not come at all, she never stopped to ask how our meal was after it was delivered to us and we finally had to ask for the check since we were never approached with a dessert menu. It was very disappointing.

s
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

For all the times we have been in New Orleans this was our first trip to K-Paul's. We had a lot of fun- mostly because of our fabulous waitress Sheila. The food is ok- not great - and VERY heavy but it is a fun place

VM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sheila made my husband's 65th birthday celebration extra special. The food was also delicious!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best meal I have ever had. The service and hospitality was superior. I wish there was a K-Paul restaurant where we lived. Truly a beautiful dining experience in every way. Keep up the great job.

GF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants from all of our travels. No trip to New Orleans is complete without one meal at K-Paul's. The rabbit is one of our favorite things on the menu. Highly recommend.

L
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere. Definite place to go if in New Orleans.

CC
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Orleans which means best restaurant in the country. Period. Anyone tells you differently, they are lying to yo.

TG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing! Everything was simply divine.

IM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever!
Would not recommend it to anyone

KR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. One of the few restaurants I eat at in the French quarter.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

K Paul always has unique food and dishes. We were seated early and served promptly.

OT
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Service was a bit slow on the main course, but once the food is in your mouth you forget all about the delay.

Party had the blackened ribeye and the shrimp étouffée. Fabulous! No room for dessert, which was a shame becUse the bread pudding and creme brûlée’s both looked wonderful.

Cocktail advice— the Cajun martini and jalapeño margarita are HOT. If you really like spicy, go for it, but be advised that the warnings of their slice factor on the menus are there for a reason. The others in my party were surprised by the heat the drinks packed. The butter pecan old fashion was more my speed and was fantastic.

JB
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was FANTASTIC!!! Our dinner was by far the best meal we had in New Orlesns. K-Pauls is a must.

S
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, return visit
Would be a five except party of 6 guys in T-shirt’s n bb hats sat next to us
Thought it was business casual
Special occasion not so special

DV
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The fish on our dishes was very good but the rest of the plate looked assembly line.

A
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rich but delicious food. Our server Sheila made us feel like regulars. Best bread basket in NOLA!

BR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was over priced. Steaks were not cooked correctly. 3 out of 4 of us were sick that night after dinner. Service was just ok, not great.

KA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service, beautiful restaurant! The blackened rib eye is a show stopper!

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