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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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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