Ralph's on the Park

4.6
3211 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
Voted a "Top 10" Restaurant by NOLA.com readers and offering the city's best view of the majestic oak trees of City Park, Ralph's on the Park dishes up award-winning contemporary Creole cuisine amidst relaxed, casual elegance. Chef Knut Mjelde's fresh takes on New Orleans favorites showcase the finest seasonal Gulf seafood, premium meats, and locally sourced produce.

Ralph's on the Park's Friday Lunch is a freewheeling New Orleans tradition. Weekend Brunch is a festive occasion featuring inspired egg entrées paired with perennial favorites Turtle Soup and City Park Salad. Dinner draws locals longing to celebrate - something, anything! with good company, creative cooking, and well-crafted cocktails.

Per the City of New Orleans, beginning Monday, August 16, proof of vaccination or a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hours is required to enter the restaurant.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 25, 2021

Give thanks with us! We invite you and your family to enjoy our 3 Course Thanksgiving Menu for $65. Menu favorites include: Turkey & Andouille Gumbo, Marinated Crab Salad, Slow Cooked Turkey, Speckled Trout Amandine, Veal & Crabmeat, Filet Mignon, Seared Duck Breast, and seasonal desserts.

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Billy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ROTP made my birthday memorable.

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Kennedy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent, we had a great anniversary dinner and plan to make it a tradition.

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LynnD
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service and beautiful surroundings.

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vipromybelle
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. What is the first time we’ve been out in so long glorious. We decided it is our regular place now. My husband has an illness that means we can’t go anywhere where people are not vaccinated so we love that you show proof to dine in there. Thank you again I love you guys.

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MicheleS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I dined with family members, including a relative visiting from out of town. The staff were great (including a gentleman from the kitchen who helped us find a place to park). The atmosphere was very nice. Service was prompt and competent. We loved the appetizers (stuffed peppers and truffle fries). Two of us ordered the blackened fish entree, which we enjoyed. Another in our group ordered the scallops, which were very good. One in our party ordered the steak, which was woefully small (especially considering the price). The side of potatoes was also too small. Two of us ordered the extra side of (three) scallops. The scallops were very tasty, but overpriced at $18 ($6 per scallop!) We didn’t order dessert. All in all, it was a good experience. It was good to dine out after the long drought imposed by Covid and then Hurricane Ida.

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CyndyH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I found the limited menu very pricey for lunch. A la cart Steak salad $28.00 lettuce and a few pieces of steak. Shrimp and grits had heads left on shrimp...very messy when mixed in with the grits. $12 for a very small margarita in a Rock size glass. $26 for an a la cart lunch size grilled fish. Lovely restaurant, good service, overpriced for lunch.

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vipRKTEK
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

What is going on in this city? Have tried several established restaurants, including this one after the hurricane and personally feel the food is mediocre all around, at best. Have dined here many times over the past years and have always had a fantastic meal and superb service. This time….The kitchen staff seemed unexperienced; food was slopped onto a plate, overcooked and dry. Service was good but, not up to par. Seems like Ralph’s, and others need to hit the “refresh button”.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ROTP was absolutely amazing! The taste and presentation of the food was impeccable! And our server Nicole was phenomenal!! I will definitely go back!

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PKSSpate
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a scrumptious treat to look forward to - Corinne is super attendant and a delight

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LindsayB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks and great service. Perfect night out for a date night or with a group of friends.

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viptoxdoc
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you have a somewhat limited. Excellent service beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar atmosphere was Awesome! Dinner was fantastic and the service was great.

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vipNOLA1957
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Because of Ida, the menu was abbreviated, but the ambience, service and location are so wonderful, we hardly noticed!

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vipCeleste
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of my favorite Brennan Family Restaurants to go too.

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vipPistache
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Pleasure! Glad to see Ralph’s back up and running after Hurricane Ida. From cocktails to desert, everything is on the mark. One of the best rooms in NOLA!

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MorganaT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch, great service and delicious menu! The turtle soup is recommended

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vipLocalVail
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ordered various appetizers, instead of including an entree. Each was excellent. The choices of entrees were limited, and nothing we were excited about eating. It was a wonderful experience.

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STEPHANIEN
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service our server was amazing, the entrees were alright nothing memorable but the desserts were delicious.

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Cindy
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph's was wonderful - it appeared that the dining room had been freshly painted and the draperies were beautiful.....like a new restaurant. Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. People were dressed nicely. Kathryn (Ralph's daughter) came over and spoke to us and she has been working hard to make certain the customer experience is a good one. the menu is short and sweet and the food was delicious...we had the short ribs! I love this restaurant and its location -- we felt very secure in and around the neighborhood.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, well prepared and appealing in its presentation. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Our table was far enough from the windows to give us a panoramic view of the park. The atmosphere was very pleasant.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special birthday dinner for my wife…food was wonderful, ambiance terrific, and service impeccable, my wife’s favorite restaurant in New Orleans!! Highly recommend Ralph’s!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, consistently great. That said,,we do see the portions getting smaller, prices going up.

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GordonD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stolid performance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fun.

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DSC1964
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great $33 x 3 apps experience. Enough to eat and delicious.

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ChristopherP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time for my wife and me eating here; we went for a mid-week (Coolinary) lunch and everything was for top notch yet the atmosphere and feeling of the place was relaxing. It was literally prefect in every way. Definitely going again, either lunch or dinner.

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was delightful.

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Jack
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Coolinary Menu and it was fantastic. The service with Amber was also great! Love the food and ambiance of this place.

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MonicaM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, as usual! Brunch menu had good options.

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nicolasb
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Staff was knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant. The atmosphere and view through the windows of city park were amazing.

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vipBILLG
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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TracieH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, it was our anniversary. The food was more to our taste being we're local.

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vipDavidM
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall the experience was as nice as always; however, it was Wednesday and rose’ is $5 per glass. There were two of us, we each had one glass of rose’ and were charged $20. If you order the rose’ double check your bill before you check out.

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vipMike
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Very nice resturant.. Service was slow thaw seemed understaffed possibl because of Covid. Very good social distancing etc.

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AlanB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Wowed us from the start. Very little wait time at any point, and quick, happy, service & more than excellent food!! Very happy with this time spent out to eat!!

MJ
MissJones
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining with Ralph’s, we had an amazing experience! Food and service were exceptional.

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merilynnd
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed……wonderful food and staff! Personalized menu for our celebrant was done! Thank you!

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Nola813
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food as very good, and the service was great. Will return.

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vipNolalover
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our meal was delicious, but the service was disappointing. The first server took our drink order and within minutes the second server came to ask what we wanted to drink and we let them know that we had already ordered. We knew what we wanted, so we went ahead and ordered our lunch then. Our first course arrived before our beverages by several minutes. Then, we were halfway through our first courses when our entrées were brought out. They were not busy, and there was no need to rush us. Our leisurely lunch, was much shorter than we had planned. The food was very good.

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FrancoiseM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Let me start saying that we've always loved Ralph. Last night was the first time ever things were far from perfect.
The greeter should get another job. She did not speak to us and when I asked if we could get a table by a window, she said ""no, I had requests". It was quite dry and spoken in an unfriendly manner". Even with masks, you can see when people smile, she did not smile. It was weird to have such a greeter.
The waitress was awesome, thank goodness!
The food would have been great had it not been so salty. My husband and I don't use a lot of salt, so restaurants dishes are often saltier than at home, but this was really a lot. too much.

The waitress, although pleasant, did not ask what we thought of our food.
With my husband, we decided we'd comment on the salt if we were asked. We did not have the opportunity. I would have liked to mention it so the cook could be careful. It did not happen.

We still love Ralph and will go again. If it is the same greeter, we will try to not pay attention. And we shall let the waiter know to ask the cook to put less salt.

Go Ralph on the Park!

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Ralph's on the Park is rated 4.6 stars by 3211 OpenTable diners.

Ralph's on the Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.neworleans-food.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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