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Fri, 5/25
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7:30 PM
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K-Paul's

4.7
888 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 596-2530
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Miller
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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.
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Private party contact
Marty Cosgrove: (504) 948-6434
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Louis Street- Conti Street
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Parking details
Validated parking upon availability at the Omni Royal Orleans.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 888 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service and food were amazing. Everything was so delicious and our waiter was very helpful and on-point! Would go there again in a heartbeat!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Unfortunately, K-Paul's was our least favorite dining experience out of the several famous spots we ate at in New Orleans. The food is delicious, but the service is terrible. My mother and I sat at the bar and the bartender refused to serve us until I called him over. He never smiled and took forever giving us a bill so we could go sit down to eat. Then our waiter was incredibly annoyed and irritable. He heard my mother's dinner order incorrectly -- he brought out ettoufe instead of soft-shelled crab. He did not apologize for this error; in fact, he insisted that my mom had ordered it! He also brought out our plates too quickly, with no time between appetizer, salad, and entree. This was strange because the restaurant closes early, around 9:30pm, and we'd arrived at 8pm. So there wasn't a need to rush us for the use of the table. All in all, the food is delicious and amazing, but I wouldn't recommend this restaurant when there are so many other great places -- Emeril's, Commander's Palace, Brennan's -- to eat at in New Orleans and not have to deal with rude or snobby wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

KPaul’s food is amazing. We were in New Orleans for a week, and ate there three times.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Meal of a lifetime

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This has been our favorite restaurant when we visit New Orleans since the late '70's.
Still fabulous!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had not been for a few years- boy, what a change. The inside looks totally different. The food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food, Great service...AMAZING Bread Pudding. Don’t cut your meal short...dessert is a must!

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I have been going to this restaurant for a few years now. It’s always been fantastic, until my last experience.
The food was good not great, but the problem lies with our server. Our server was a very young inexperienced waitress. She literally had no idea what she was doing! If you’re at a fine dining establishment and paying good money, there is a certain expectation expected. This service was so bad, we were literally laughing in disbelief. I think the server was on some type of drugs, it was that uncomfortable and strange.
This restaurant needs to screen the new hires better, or their in trouble. Paul P would be horrified if he saw what has happened to his once great restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our waitress happened to be slow and unavailable. Food was good but not as good as advertised.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

First time at KP's Jan 1981. Still great. Eggplant pirogue awesome. Nice to have a menu you can understand and the food still be adventurous. Looking forward to year 38 with this great place

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our waitress was congenial and prompt. The food was superb, from salad to dessert. Will definitely return for more.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Wonderful big, bold flavors! Great place for a special treat or a foodie destination. Paul was a popular chef before the tv-craze of chefs and it shows. The blackened seafood is my favorite but the steaks are fantastic as well. A true “Don’t Miss” spot in New Orleans!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Looking forward to our next visit to NOLA.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

This was one of many visits. This time I had he blackened ribeye steak. It was perfectly prepared, came out at about the right time and Zack the server was excellent! K-Pauls will continue to be my most patronized restaurant in NOLA.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My wife and I went to some of the best restaurants in New Orleans on our vacation, and by far, K Paul’s was the best and our favorite. Staff was wonderful and cordial. We sat on the balcony, that was quite magical. I highly recommend K Paul’s. Next time we’re in NOLA, we will be sure to go again.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Here for a convention with my hubby and we had a wonderful dinning experience. Melissa described the dishes with such enthusiasm that my mouth literally was watering. We could t have asked for a better dining experience!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent food and service
Chefs Paul's takes on the traditional are absolutely fantastic
On the go to list

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Blackened Louisiana Drum and stuffed softshell crab...both delicious meals with good wine and drinks. Always a good dinner out here!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Delicious cajun cooking served promptly with great ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Nice evening; good table upstairs

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Went for my wife's birthday, and exceeded my expectations. I've never had such an amazing pork chop. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. We will be coming back when we are in town.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Absolutely outstanding, both food and service.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Service was very slow. And the food was in a word, terrible. It was so disappointing

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. We travel from New York every year because the food is tasty and delicious. Nothing compares

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. The fired oysters with dill and caper sauce was exceptionally delicious, as was the duck, shrimp, andouille St. Rose.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding meal. The gumbo and turtle soup were all wonderful! For the main course, we had the drum fish and beef tenderloin. All was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had dinner here with my bro and some friends. From beginning to end, our experience was top notch exceptional. Every person we were in contact with and every piece of food we ate was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awsome food and service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

What can a person say? Awesome food! Spectacular service! A “Can’t miss” in my opinion....!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Annual trip to Nee Orleans and K-Paul’s never disappoints. Turtle soup was rich and flavorful. Blackened pork chop was nicely done with a cleverly creole seasoned deconstructed baked potato. Don’t pass up the opportunity!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. We really enjoyed the experience!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Showing my son the best of New Orleans

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Fabulous place to eat with the best staff. K Paul’s was the best meal of our trip!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I would love to improve on the reviews of this restaurant, the food and the staff, everything was perfect. , If you get a chance to sit outside on the 2nd floor balcony, definitely adds an entire dimension to the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food! We leave bed everything we ordered! Fried green tomatoes - terrific sauce with shrimp! Rabbit - had never had rabbit, wonderful! Chicken gumbo - was ok...not a favorite...wasn’t served hot enough either. Flounder with a shrimp sauce - fantastic! Filets - best filets we’ve had in a long time! Outstanding meal!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always a great meal! We had the Fried Green Tomatoes, gumbo, soft shell crab, stuffed pork chop, and crepe brûlée. It was all excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Extraordinary, authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine from the kitchen of Paul Prudhomme, the ultimate master of this kinds of food. Perfect service, preparation, and ambiance. We would go back in a heartbeat!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was good, the restaurant was good, the bread was very good, but the entrees were lacking. Our family bad 2 days in NOLA, so it was a bit of a let down. Nonetheless, they were nice and again, the bread was really good!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This restaurant was founded by one of America's truly great chefs, Paul Prudhomme, who passed away 3 years ago but whose culinary influence lives on at the restaurant he founded in the French Quarter. The best jambalaya we had in New Orleans, and delicious fried oysters and blackened fish. Steak with debris sauce is awesome. Also great desserts, such as bread pudding and his signature sweet potato pecan pie, and coffee with a delicious Chantilly cream.

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