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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
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Local Ingredients (35)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Notable Wine List (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Romantic (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Spicy (14)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
People Watching (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food is delicious and service is fantastic. Tourist place to go. Food is fantastic and I did appreciate the drink sizes (A real full martini not a shot size!) Prices are high but it's a tourist spot so you go for the name....

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

My second time here when I travel to New Orleans for work trips. This place is so delicious. Not a bad choice on the menu. Service is excellent too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This is our fourth year in New Orleans, and each year we try to discover a new chef, a new "hot spot" (La Petite Grocery, Rebirth, Toups); sometimes we are disappointed (Emeril), but for the most part we've been pleasantly satisfied. K Paul is not the "next new thing", but rather a revered standard, and after our meal here, we understand why. It doesn't need bells and whistles; the quality and overall experience of our dinner here is something we will recommend to all who are planning to visit. My Vintage Satsuma was chosen upon the recommendation of our server, and its melding of the satsuma and cherry as it steeped was the best cocktail I have had in New Orleans, taking first place from my previous fave, the Ramos Gin Fizz at the Roosevelt. My bronzed salmon with the oysters was phenomenal, the sauce was divine. My husband's surf and turf was excellent, and the drum surprised him as the tastiest fish he's ever enjoyed. We had meant to venture back to Emeril's to give it another chance, but I don't think we'll ever have to make that journey, since we have found such a treasure here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2018

When I travel to New Orleans, I try to make sure I fit in K Paul's. I've always had really good service, and the food is incredible. This trip I brought my mother and aunt with me and as 1st timers, they said it was the best meal the entire trip!!! Definitely a must when looking for a great New Orleans dinner! Would recommend to anyone. The place fills up so make sure you make a reservation!!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

One of the best meals I've had in a while. Excellent service too :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a business/friends meal with another couple, one of whom actually had a birthday. I admittedly did not mention that during the reservation process as I was unaware, but I told the waitress before we even got our drinks & nothing came of it. We even ordered dessert drinks, I think all quietly waiting. Embarrassing when you’re entertaining clients and they SEE you whisper to the waitress, then nothing. 👎🏻

And while I know were some of the last customers there, they sure made us aware of it (at 10pm).

Thumbs down for making a special occasion feel LESS special. DISAPPOINTED in the service decline over the past few visits. This time was no exception.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Father and son Dinner

Sheila was a fantastic waitress... as were her associates that served us ((Devon) ...she help us with our selections to meet our interests, brought plenty of olives with my cocktails, and for a terrific highlight...had us meet the Chef in the kitchen and took a few photos to make the evening great fun and create a most memorable experience for my son and me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

K-Paul’s is a stop for us every time we head to New Orleans. Love the food and the way the menu changes. Would have liked a little more spice on my blacked fish since this is a Prudhomme restaurant. The turtle soup and eggplant pirogue are two of my favorites.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent food and exquisite service. Sheila was our waitress and she was one of the best we ever had. Her recommendations we're on point and she made us feel very special. Did I mention the food? Everything was wonderful. Recommendations? Everything I tasted was superb. On expensive side so wait for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a very cold night and they put us at a table against a door so the wind was blowing in and it made it difficult to enjoy our meal. The food was good but the temperature in the restaurant was freezing.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The best!!! My favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Food is elite. Service is very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for New Year’s Eve, and the entire meal from the salad and appetizers to our seafood and steak main courses was perfect! The chocolate lava-type cake for dessert had great flavor, but was served lukewarm and not warm, which is preferable to us. My husband received a corked-tasting glass of wine at first, but that was quickly corrected. Overall, it was a delightful meal that was well-serviced. We hope we are able to return soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was subpar. Had to flag a waitress down to get service after 10-15 minutes of being seated. When asked who our server was, she said "I can be your server". Server brought us the drinks and food we ordered, not much else. Manager was more interested in talking with the table next to us than checking on guests. Food was great, service left much to be desired.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Got there early for a 9:40 reservation and had to wait or sit at the bar. We choose the bar. No problem. Great meal and quick drink order!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A New Orleans favorite. Fine dining featuring delicious menu options. The pork chop stuffed with cheese covered in a mushroom rue was enough for two. Spinach salad with a light and tasty dressing and just enough croutons. The chocolate desert was a melt in your mouth extravaganza. It was an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fried Oysters were fantastic
Waitress was great
Entrees seemed rushed
Over sized starch portions

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best meal of the Trip. Awesome Service from Sam, met the kitchen staff, all around great. The Stuffed Porkchop was exceptional. The Blackened Filet/Drum special was Top notch.

A must visit next time you are in NOLA.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although the service was good and the appetizer was decent, the entree was terrible. Quite disappointing.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Need to figure out a better system. Sat upstairs and appetizers and food was all cold. Looked like it had potential, but very poorly executed. Spoke to waiter and supposedly he told management, but no one approached table. Would not recommend this establishment to anyone.. period. Complete waste of $250

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Bad experience. The staff were unfriendly. Service was bad. We had ordered 3 appetizers only got 2. When we reminded them the waiter said “oh I forgot to note it down”. No apologies. The food was too oily. Main courses looked unappealing and tasted equally bad. Never going back to this restaurant again.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The server was very quick and essentially ran from place to place. I am pretty sure she just didn’t like me because I don’t drink alcohol (sorry). She spilt water on my hands (more than once) and didn’t make eye contact. I did accidentally order chicken fried veal which was my mistake, I didn’t know that word in french. I ate it but did not enjoy it. Even the appetizers and pasta weren’t wowing me. The food was good, my husband who’s a cooking buff loved it. I thought it was good but not incredible. It walks a strange line between fancy and coloring books as the table cloth but I’m into it. All in all, good but not great. A good piece of culture though!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

K-Paul is a classic fine quality restaurant with a solid concentration on flavor and texture in the food it offers and drinks it creates. That combination of course is the perfect descriptor for an excellently satisfying meal.

In all honesty this was the first meal we’ve had at K-Paul , a restaurant opened by Chef Paul Prudholm and his wife back in 1979. has an open and bustling kitchen that gets your attention but feels comforting for your meals origin. With said though, it’s all about the food: so delicious. Oh, and try their version of cosmo and cucumber gimlet, their mixologist is superb!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was excellent. . They had a bronzed salmon and shrimp combo entree... excellent! The bread is also excellent. Service was attentive

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife is a New Orleans native and this was our first time to K-Paul's. We shared the seafood enchilada which was bursting with flavor and had the blackened drum. The blackening was authentic and utterly delicious!! Service was spot-on and our experience could not have been better!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of our best meals in the French Quarter. Oysters melt in your mouth. Our waitress had great recommendations like sharing an entree so we could sample several of the outstanding NOLA inspired appetizers. Make reservations week in advance as they are usually fully booked. Also check Open Table frequently for cancellations. Simply wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Spectacular spot for authentic (and amazing) creole cooking right in the heart of the French Quarter.

Every trip to New Orleans we always try to find one spot for a 'fancy' meal. This trip we chose K-Paul's and we were not disappointed. The late-great Paul Prudhomme is no longer there to see his namesake restaurant, but I am sure he would be proud of the food they are producing and the experience for guests.

Leave the Bourbon Street tank-tops at home and get a bit dressed up and be ready to drop a little more for dinner than at your average po'boy shop, but it is worth every penny.

We started out with the Fried Green Tomatoes and the house made cheese stuff Sausage. Both were amazing. The tomatoes were fried perfectly and accompanied by a delicious spicy tomato cream sauce. Along with the apps came a bread basket with corn bread, biscuit, dinner roll and a jalapeno dinner roll. We tried them all -- each was pretty much perfect.

For entrees my friend got the ribeye, I got the stuffed pork chop. While my friend enjoyed the ribeye I can't go into detail, but my pork chop was one of the most decadent items I have ever eaten. Cooked to perfection, and filled with cheese and prosciutto it was out of this world.

For dessert, despite being stuffed, we both opted for coffee and creme brulee and again -- truly delicious.

Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing -- and we were able to linger over our meals and enjoy the evening at a true New Orlean's classic. For that special occasion in the quarter, I can't recommend K-Paul's strongly enough.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was excellent. The bread was so good. Duck,andouille and shrimp creole was outstanding. And Praline cheesecake was so yummy. All of that and a great bottle of wine. Impeccable service. Erin was attentive but not intruding. An amazing start to the Christmas weekend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was good, but not great by NOLA standards. My wife asked to substitute pasta for potatoes with the pan’ed veal in Alfredo sauce. The kitchen botched it. Pasta had sauce on it but the veal didn’t, and they left out the fried oysters. Ah well, cest la vie. Apps and desserts were excellent. They made it right when the bill came but by then the savor was gone. Better luck next time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always excellent food and imperceptibly attentive service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Go for the food! Lives up to rep. Our server was just okay. Did the job without enthusiasm. Ambiance was okay, simple decor. We enjoyed sitting across from open kitchen and got to watch the artistry. Very hard-working group of cooks and dishwashers, etc coordinated like a fine machine! Only sour note: man responsible for inspecting dishes and passing off to servers....had clear political opinions that he was sharing with the cooking staff. Obviously his comments could be heard by diners like us. No matter what your political stance is, you should not be broadcasting it, if you are in a position of authority in a customer space. You are bound to offend someone. We found it inappropriate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The bread basket consisted of fresh carrot muffins, cornbread muffins, and dinner rolls.
I had a cup of turtle soup which was tasty and the right amount of spice. My friend had the chicken and sausage gumbo. He said it was very tasty. I had the pan fried flounder with jambalaya. The fish was cooked perfectly with a crispy coating but not too heavy. The fish portion was large and I didn't have room to eat the jambalaya. My friend had the blackened drum. It wasn't too blackened and was seasoned just right. The noise level was very loud and we were seated next to a large group of chatty women. I didn't order any dessert or coffee because the ambience was so bad. We were seated upstairs in the "B" room.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was perfect!! The food, the service, the surroundings could not have been better. Our server, Sheila, is the consummate professional. She is knowledgeable about the food products and makes the whole experience more memorable. The kitchen staff are very accommodating to special requests also. We have been to K-Paul’s many times and have never been disappointed. The Cajun martini is amazing. We will return when we are in NOLA again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The blackened drum was everything we had heard and more. However, it was accompanied by plain mashed potatoes and undercooked veggies. Turtle soup above average and green tomato shrimp remoulade appetizer was superb. Most disappointing was the service- seemed like we were on the clock as soon as we set down. Waiter was cordial but rushed. OK, but we expected a lot more.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food. Service was just OK.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a wonderful meal. The atmosphere, food, service, and location is fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Worth returning to NOLA just for the food. Fantastic service too!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I had a wonderful time. The server Sarah was unique and terrific. The food was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fabulous food. Price is reasonable.

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 (Fargo)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Sat at the bar. Cullen was an awesome bartender and server. Great recommendations. Food was wonderful.

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