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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Spicy (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (5)
Cozy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Couldn't have been better! Food was delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

No visit to New Orleans is complete without an evening at K Pauls. It is New Orleans cooking at its finest. I have been fortunate to eat with the folks at K Pauls for over 20 years and had the pleasure of knowing CHEF P during his lifetime. I had the Blackened Drum and my wife had the Rib Eye . I would rate both entrees as exceptional.
My wife had the Shrimp Enchilada as an appetizer and raved about its flavor. If you are looking for fish or steak you can not go wrong with K Pauls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favorites in the French Quarter. Extraordinary food, cocktail curations and desserts!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful dinner! The food was extraordinary Sheila our waitress made our experience even more special. We got to go into the kitchen, met the chefs and had our picture taken with them.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Server seemed to be hard of hearing as he always tried to suggest something different then what we ordered. Also, the chef told us he decided to put a different sauce on my duck but brought me out a side of the sauce that the menu said it came, so it appeared as though he made a mistake and then tried to cover it up. Then another server came out to specifically tell me that the duck with the sauce on the menu was horrible and that the sauce the chef put on there is the best. Just a weird experience as we had been there once before and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our first trip to NOLA. My wife has Chef Paul's book signed by him when he opened his restaurant many years ago in NYC. We had some amazing foodie conversations with him. Subsequently Julie has become an amazing Creole/Cajun chef. K-Paul's was a pilgrimage to his shrine and to compare Julie's style to his. We were not disappointed at all. We started with Chicken and Andouille Gumbo with Pan- Braised Chicken, Chef Paul’s Own Andouille Sausage Made in Chef’s Meat Plant in Melville, Louisiana with Fresh Vegetables, Cooked in a Chicken Stock and Dark Roux. Served with Rice. Then Pan-Fried Rabbit Tenderloin with Creole Mustard Sauce. A
Fresh Rabbit from Crickhollow Farms Seasoned, Battered, Deep-Fried and Served with Fresh, Sautéed Spinach and Creole Mustard Sauce. We couldn't reject the Rabbit tenderloin which rivaled anything we had in France. We followed this with an amazing Blackened Louisiana Drum.Fresh Drum Fish From Louisiana Waters Seasoned and Blackened in a Cast Iron Skillet and Served with Drawn Butter, Potatoes and Veggies and ended with a special of Soft Shelled crab which was in season. They have a great wine list tailored towards their rich assertive sauces. They staff is over the top as well as the ambiance.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Chef Paul's traditions and passion for excellence are alive and well at K-Paul's. We've been enjoying K-Paul's since the mid-1970s when it opened. It remains our favorite food and dining experience in New Orleans after all these years. Don't miss the debris sauce and Cajun martinis.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went here for our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing, one of the best meals I have had! This is a must do in New Orleans!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Finally K Paul's checked on the bucket list. Great food, great service. Thanks to Sheila for making this a special meal.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff is outstanding - made our birthday celebration extra special. The food was exceptional. I would highly recommend K-Paul's!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Fantastic meal, our favorite from our trip to New Orleans! The food was wonderful and the service was top notch. We had the filet and the ribeye and both were delicious and tender.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

My husband and I had a fabulous meal at K-Paul's. I had not been to New Orleans since 2004, at which time I had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. So, when I knew that I was coming to NOLA, I just had to get to K-Paul's for dinner. The meal was exceptional, our waiter was friendly, courteous, and informative about all of the items on the menu and the specials. My husband said that this was the best filet mignon that he has EVER HAD!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and great service! Highly suggest for your NOLA visit!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

K-Paul definitely gives the typical Cajun food a different twist. Portions were perfect, not oversize, and the food was very rich and tasty. Also incredibly salty, the dinner left us feeling very heavy. I wouldn't recommend dining here before going out to party in the quarter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had the drum and the softshell crab, both delicious. Preparation was unique and a delight. Service was wonderful.

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 (London)·Dined on October 2, 2017

My favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Highly recommend,

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Waitress was a sweetheart and absolutely gorgeous. Will talk of K-Paul's constantly when I leave here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My only complaint is that I went here during "Restaurant Week" and was not offered the restaurant week menu until I specifically asked about it. Which seems kind of shady, but other than that the food was great!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 14, 2017

My husband and I were in New Orleans celebrating our 30th anniversary. We made reservations at K Paul's after reading good reviews about it. We were very disappointed. It was written up as an upscale restaurant with a business casual attire for the dress code. People were there in shorts, torn jeans, flip flops, and ball caps. My husband felt overdressed in khakis and dress shirt. It was restaurant week, but we had to ask for the special menu. The food was slightly above average. We were served our appetizer before our cocktails. The fried green tomatoes were drowning in the sauce it was served with. The waitress said some people like to dip the rolls in it. The rolls/muffins were excellent on their own! The open kitchen was extremely noisy. Overall it was not a great experience, and definitely not special enough for our anniversary. The next day I read more reviews, which were similar to mine. Apparently their reputation is riding on the time when K-Paul was still alive and running the restaurant. The owner/manager need to take a hard look at what is happening now! We will not return, and will not recommend the restaurant, unless I read better reviews.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food tasted great and the size of the portions is amazing. I had their jambalaya as an appetizer and the shrimp étouffée but the latter could easily be shared by two people. The server, Edgar, was very professional and always attentive. A great place if you want to try real local cuisine in a nice, elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Just great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Sold out!
I was so looking forward to dining at K-Paul's. I have been coming to NOLA for years and now that I live here, I finally have a chance to do it! Our party of four had very average meals. However, the biggest issue was that they had run out of 3 of the 4 selections we had wanted. There was NO option for fish and almost everything that was available was fried. For the "Palace of Blackened Seafood", how disappointing. I understand the desire to have fresh food, but seriously.....Especially at top prices

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