Kingfish - New Orleans

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1281 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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.
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MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kingfish was great! All newcomers to NOLA with me really enjoyed the food!
Best Shrimp & Grits ever!!
MB

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was pretty good but service was maybe the worst I have ever experienced. No water, waited for ever for drinks, never received appetizers, waited an hour to get our check. Server lost my credit card. No real response from management... I would avoid kingfish!

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r
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but other reviews mentioned portion size and it is definitely true. Portion sizes were not the best but the food was good. I also made a note that it was a birthday celebration but no special acknowledgement was made. Overall it was nice but not necessarily a special occasion restaurant.

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the boudin balls and nachos! Yum! The swordfish was amazing!!!

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DA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 1

Too loud! Food was dry and late. Service was equal to that of a las vegas strip club.

For a FINE dining experience this wasn’t acceptable. I know we’re in the French Quarter but when your paying for $$$ food and service I expect just that.

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JS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have eaten at Kingfish several times. My husband had the steak but he said was that great . ( normally is). I had the drum which was outstanding. Service was ok. Took a bit to get water glasses refilled and our server may have been new. She spilled the wine while pouring into our glasses 4 or 5 times.
Appetizers were very good

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kingfish was great for brunch. Service and food were good.

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D
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great service! We will definitely go back.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is really good but expect small portions for the price. Both dishes we had were light on their respective proteins. The majority of the plates are a bed of grits, which give the illusion you're getting a lot of food. Get the scallops (house favorite) or the shrimp.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at kingfish! The gator was excellent and the service was great as well. Highly recommend for anyone visiting.

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MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our server and food was great! We were initially put off because we stood in the entrance for a while and no one greeted us... then we started to walk in to the restaurant to see if we were in the wrong place and the bar tender told us to go back and wait... then we stood at the entrance for a few more minutes until the hostess finally appeared. Next they sat us at a table and it was several minutes before our server come over.
But! Once our server greeted us and took our drink order it was all uphill from there. She was great, the food was excellent, and the restaurant is beautiful.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Love Kingfish, eat here regularly, and will suggest to others as well!

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. The food was fantastic and the staff encouraged us to try new foods. We had the alligator and shrimp &grits. Both were yummy. I highly recommend eating here.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good but they stuck us at a table right by the kitchen door even though we were there for an early dinner and there were lots of other tables in nicer locations that were empty when we arrived and when we left.

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AI
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff food and service was excellent highly recommend

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience, our server was great and the food was wonderful.

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish we had was delicious! From the steak to the scallops to the chicken and pork, we had it all! The steak was over cooked but the staff managed it immediately with grace and brought a new steak. Service was attentive and friendly. We will be back.

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VK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were excited to dine here as we heard such good things! We had a nice table by the open windows which was great as the place was noisy ..
The service was fine but server was not too up on the wine list .
Unfortunately the food was not good at all! I was served a tiny piece of fish with skin all over - and it was not inexpensive .. I had to complain which I hate to do.

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1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Disappointed... the restaurant was 2/3 full yet our dinner took 70 minutes to make it to the table for 3 people.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and had a great experience. Got the boudin balls and the Cochon Benedict - sooo good! The service was awesome too. Would definitely recommend.

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C
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab claw appetizers were delicious! We enjoyed the tuna entree very much, as well. Our server, Kelsey, was very informative about the food and wines. He even wrote down the name of a wine we enjoyed. Highly recommend!

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1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for Jazz Fest and had a great dinner here.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Server, Kelsey, was great. All his suggestions we're spot on. So glad we're tried Kingfish!

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M
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a group of eight, and the server did a great job taking care of us. Everyone loved their food selections...the jambalaya risotto was outstanding! Will definitely recommend Kingfish as a great place in the French Quarter!

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole fish was outstanding and service was top notch! Loved this restaurant and will return!

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Food was exceptional. Our server, Sara was beyond excellent! Really enjoyable experience and would love to go back.

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AM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Location, decor and ambience are lovely. Lots of windows with views of historic French quarter buildings. However... We were a big group divided and seated simultaneously at two tables in different areas of the place. For one table (of 8) everything went smoothly, but for our table (of 6)everything took very long. To be fair, our server was lovely and attentive, but she seemed to be overcommitted to too many tables. She would disappear for long periods of time, though we could see she was working with tables at the other end of the restaurant. All appetizers were very good. The steak was not worth the $42 price tag. With such a massive offering of outstanding restaurants in New Orleans, not sure we’d return.

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CG
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alicia was our service. She was very attentive and offered great advice on what to try. Great start to our trip!

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LK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved my pasta with scallops. To die for.
Bathroom was a bit messy as the bar seemed constantly packed.
Our service was lacking tremendously—-
A little more smiling & being more attentive would’ve helped a lot -
Food was very good!!!!!!!

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal our group had the entire week. Great menu and service

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AB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was really good; the only exception was that I wanted to order off the menu that is online and when we arrived, we were presented with another menu.

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GR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind service and extremely delicious food with great value. Won't break the bank.

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BH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was lovely and the service was great even though it was busy for Easter Sunday. I would recommend.

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1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was excellent! Highly recommend.

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j
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Started with the beet salad and crab chop. Then we had scallops and the alligator. Finished dinner with the Mississippi Mud. Everything was excellent.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and excellent table service. My server, Shanielle, was fantastic, attentive and friendly! Highly recommend! The bar space was nice to- so if you’re looking for a nice bar for cocktails, this is a good option for that too.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I came down with girlfriends for the French Quarter Festival. I had a very nice brunch and the bottomless mimosas was a hit. Elissa served us and was impeccable! Thanks Elissa! We’ll be back!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!!!

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2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Over all we had a great experience. We loved the modern yet historic vibe the restaurant has. Drinks and food were both great. The only set back was that the server seemed to be spread out way too thin ;seemed to have the majority of back half of restaurant and the food took about 35-40 to get to us.

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SS
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At a conference in New Orleans with a pretty picky co-worker. He loves Italian do we chose this place as his wife wanted gumbo or shrimp and grits. Everything was amazing! Would definitely go back again!

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