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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!
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
St. Louis Street- Conti Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Validated parking upon availability at the Omni Royal Orleans.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
K-Paul's Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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