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About Kingfish - New Orleans

Kingfish is a popular casual restaurant and cocktail bar in New Orleans that salutes the Huey P. Long Era. The Kingfish menu embodies new Louisiana cuisine. That along with our talented bartenders' skill & expertise combine to create a unique Louisiana-centric dining experience. So whether you are a visitor to our wonderful city or one of our regulars, Kingfish is a perfect place to meet up with friends for an evening in the New Orleans' French Quarter.

337 Chartres
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Hours:
Monday - Friday | 11am - 3:00pm

Brunch Hours:
Saturday | 10am - 3:00pm
Sunday | 10am - 3:00pm

Dinner Hours:
Sunday - Thursday | 3:00pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday | 3:00pm - 11pm

Bar Hours:
Monday - Thursday | 11am - 11pm
Friday | 11am - 12am
Saturday | 10am - 12am
Sunday | 10am - 11pm

Daily Happy Hours:
2PM - 7PM
1/2 off all brews | 1/2 off all wines by the glass + $5 lil' eats

Cross Street:
Conti

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 598-5005

Website:
http://www.kingfishneworleans.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is recommended at the Premier Parking lot on the corner of Chartres and Toulouse a block and a half away or In the Jax Lot on N.Peters and Conti 2 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Richard

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

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Kingfish - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The gator grillades were incredible! The panna cotta with lemon curd was not the way for us to end a perfect delightful meal.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Served was very nice, but our (3 of us) food took close to an hour to arrive and 2 of our entrees were too dry to even eat. Unfortunate. It was a Tuesday night and mostly packed, but no excuse for the over cooked food. I forgot to mention that the manager did comp our entire check including drinks and was very apologetic, so I can’t say I wouldn’t go back.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall the food was very good. Service was quite slow. The deserts were very disappointing. Worse bread pudding I've ever had in New Orleans

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food, everyone left happy and full! Beautiful atmosphere too, very cozy

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Savory, palate-pleasing dishes. We had the jambalaya risotto, Creole paella, New Orleans scallops fettucine, alligator wings and Shrimp & Grits. All plates were licked clean. There were so many things on menu we wanted to try - highly recommend return trip!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Restaurants was fantastic and the food was great. Ambience is very nice. we went with a party of six and the restaurant was very accommodating. Our waiter was a whole lot of fun. Will definitely be going back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was awesome. I live in OK. My moms mom was a Lenfant. I've never lived here but it's my hometown. Thanks for allowing me to continue to say that " NYC, Santa Fe, and NOLA have no bad places to eat !!!"

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, and a nice ambiance. we enjoyed the steak and the location. We would return.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our meal was insanely rushed. We were given the bill before we were asked if we want desert or coffee. It had only been a half hour since we sat down. Then after we paid we went to sit at the bar. I went to use the bathroom and when I walked back to the bar the floor was wet and I slipped and fell into the bar...badly hurt my arm. Nobody came to help me ask if I was okay. AWFUL experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We visited NO with our daughter and were looking for a French quarter resteraunt for shrimp and grits and were not disappointed with the recommendation from locals. Everything cooked to perfection and friendly attentive staff. Will visit again next time in NO.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best shrimp and grits I have ever had. Very good place to eat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Booked since the menu had a nice selection. All of our food was served cold (not room temp - actually cool). Paella is not actually paella...it's rice with raw vegetables stirred in and seafood on top. Skip this place!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Eight of us had a delicious dinner at Kingfish for my 70th birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was creative and absolutely delicious. The “nachos”were the bomb. We’re still talking about them!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food with a southern twist! Crayfish dip and alligator were delicious

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice meal and great piano playing for most of our dinner. The grits were tasty and not runny.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was just ok, too busy and too loud. Couldnt enjoy the live music.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, service and not overly noisy. We went back a second night to try different dishes. Very good evening both nights !

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Catch of the Day was superb. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We'll definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Each time I visit New Orleans I make it point to dine at Kingfish. The food and service are amazing!

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Casual, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was outstanding and service was great. It’s extremely loud while dining. We felt like we were yelling during our entire meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food. Service wasn't the best. Best Pimms Cup around

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

WOW! i was really looking forward to dining here after friends of mine and my own job recommend it to me! I made reservations online (for 9:30pm) and when we got there we might have had a 10 minute wait-no problem. we sit down and ordered drinks, an app, and entree. as soon as we ordered, we got our drinks and our app. 30 minutes passed and we realized we hadnt gotten our order. the waitress realized we were waiting and came to apologize, and blamed it on the kitchen. i totally understand because i work in this industry too. all i wanted to know was how long did i have to wait to get my plate of pasta?? with 3 scallops!! the table next to us sat down after we did, got their order taken before us, and one of the guests even complained about their FISH plate and had it remade!!!!!! 10:55 we walk out. Have still not had my scallop pasta, but the manager did comp our bill. just drinks and an app. i was really upset, it ruined our entire night, and i still did not have my pasta! what a let down...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Waiter was not very good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lackluster meal. Had to wait several minutes for our reserved table. The hosts at the front actually seated another couple with no reservation ahead of us. Found out during dinner, as we were seated next to them, she works at the restaurant. Although our server was attentive, the food service was slow. That is a kitchen issue and not the server's fault. Also, it took 30 minutes to order a bottle of wine because the restaurant realized 20 minutes in they did not have said bottle. Overall the food was slightly above average. Would not return again.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I think I could really enjoy Kingfish, but I'll have to go back to be sure... The food was good. We shared the charcuterie board and I had the duck. Neither were "the best", but both were tasty. Cocktails were above average. (which is saying a lot in New Orleans). Service and ambience were the problem. We were in a room where the door to the street was left open. Temperature was OK, but it let some humidity and noise in. The biggest problem was there were 2 HUGE parties in our room. This made it loud enough that conversation was difficult. Service seemed a little slow and distracted. They didn't have the dessert I chose (from the menu). Luckily the host acknowledged the less than ideal experience and didn't charge us for our app or one of our drink rounds.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went on a Friday night we had great expectations dinnner was for 6:30 and restaurant was out of most of there dishes. Very disappointing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Overall, a very nice dining experience. We shared some delicious apps and all had good entrees. Our server was friendly and informative. My one complaint... one mussel in my paella was bad. Did not eat any more mussels (one bad, all bad). The rest of the dish was delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was my first time to KingFish and it did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this to anyone visiting New Orleans.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I selected this restaurant for a business dinner while I was in New Orleans for a conference. It was on a list of gluten-free friendly restaurants and I thought it would be nice to try a local place. We thought it was okay but the food wasn't nearly as good as I would have expected giving the high ratings. I had the duck. It was okay, but it wasn't cooked enough on the outside - inside was fine. The sweet potatoes that came with it were excellent. The pan likely wasn't hot enough when it was cooked as it really couldn't have been cooked longer without overcooking the inside. Now, my mistake might have been ordering duck and in hindsight I probably should have gotten the fish. My colleague got the chicken and he said it was too salty. He thought the food was okay, but again expectations were higher.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food and drinks were incredible. The cocktails especially. The fried chicken is unreal.

There was an issue with the timing on our entrees, so we were there an extra 20 minutes or so when we were itching to get out on the town. Our server was very new to the job, so that kind of thing can happen. She was nice and apologetic about it.

Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed our meal there, which everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed. Great taste and quality, and the service was excellent. Reservations recommended.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I recently had dinner at Kingfish on 10/7/17, the day Hurricane Nate was coming through the city, while on vacation with my girlfriend. I notified the host that I was going to propose to my girlfriend and the host coordinated with the waitress and manager to make sure the special moment was captured. I truly appreciated the help that I received from the staff to make the evening so special. The food was amazing and the wine/cocktail menu extensive. I most definitely recommend the restaurant for anyone visiting New Orleans!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Kingfish was our best meal in New Orleans this time around. It's a really loud place, unless you are lucky enough to have no boisterous parties near you. Fantastic cocktails, best boudin balls we have ever had, and the cracklin nachos were delightful. Service was perfect, not to intrusive and also attentive at the same time. Food pacing was spot on as well. Highly recommend.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and friendly staff—did I mention GREAT food? Would highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I liked the live piano music at the bar. The bartenders and waitstaff were very friendly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

7 pm on a Thursday with a reservation. Plenty of room. John is a great waiter, food is very good. He was very honest about what to get and why. She had the smaller of two white fish features and was thrilled. All was food and fair.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Seem to be shortstaffed have had better service in the past

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

If you like mixology this is the best bar in town !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My overall experience at Kingfish was phenomenal. Outstanding service and an incredible menu with a variety of different options. Their crab cake and fried chicken dishes were amazing and they had a great wine selection as well. Great location too. It's just down the street from Jackson Square. All in all, 10/10 experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Went for my son's 24th birthday with his friends. We had a great time and the staff was friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed the nachos that were done with cracklin instead of tortilla chips, but it is a sharing plate if you plan to try them. Kingfish also does a great job with alligator so I recommend trying alligator for the first time here. I also recommend trying a cocktail from the bar as the bartenders and the drink list are both unique and superb!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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