Ralph's on the Park

4.7
3205 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 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
What 3205 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stolid performance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

MM
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.

DM
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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the summer special, 3 apps and a glass of wine for $33. Everything was delicious. It was just the right amount for a light dinner, portions were generous. Tomato, burrata, and arugula was fantastic!

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WaltH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food and service were both outstanding. The Sazarac was much better than the drink at the Sazarac bar.

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vipjackie
New Orleans
82 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. Food was excellent as was service.

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SamR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the service as well but not for the price i would have expected a better service and food . but overall it was good

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Molly
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the COOLinary dinner menu at Ralph's along with a bottle of wine. All three courses were stellar. Absolutely delicious steak especially for the price, and while the portion sizes didn't initially seem large, they ended up leaving me perfectly full without being overly stuffed. Great, timely service and very relaxed ambience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was so good!!! Such a great value with the three apps and a glass of wine for $33

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jodif
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph’s on the Park was overall an excellent experience. We had reservations for Saturday nite, got there early and was seated. Great service from our waitress. Food was wonderful and ambiance was very nice.

JB
JohnB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice ambiance, excellent value for special meal, high quality drinks and
great service!

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Kate
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for a Saturday day-date lunch and it was lovely. Right by the City Park too so got to walk lunch off. City Park is wonderful too.

KV
KVizzel
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall everything was good. Entrees took a long time to come out. I felt like our server was more concerned about it than us though. She was great. There was obviously a delay in the kitchen with my wife’s steak because my tuna ended up being a little over-done. Might have been sitting up for a while waiting on the steak. But overall it was a good experience.

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vipFoodLover
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Left this restaurant hungry again.

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MeganH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I visit every year to celebrate the start of school. This year we were especially happy to have Emily as our server for the second year in a row—she remembered my boy and asked all about how his last year had been. Even though she was busy she went out of her way to make him feel special!

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening with business associates…spectacular food and service

DD
vipDuaineD
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue very pleasant staff. Probably the best restaurant bar in the city.

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jonathang
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great coolinary menu!!

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Honeybee933
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is one of the best in New Orleans. Always great food and service. Good for everything from romantic dinner to gathering of friends.

TB
TruittB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding

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MLM111
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server was pleasant and overall pretty attentive. It took a while to order our entrees but overall pretty good. The appetizers were all pretty good except I didn’t really care for the shrimp skully. The truffle fries tasted great but were very greasy. The oyster gratin and crab were enjoyed, although I didn’t try them. I really enjoyed the burrata salad. The two of us that got steaks enjoyed our entrees, although I don’t think mine came with truffle butter as listed on the menu, and the two that got the the fish entrees (one of each) did not. The chocolate mousse and bread pudding were delicious.

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IgnacioV
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The place very nice, excelent food, outstandig service

CF
vipCFHNOLA
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Wonderful food and service, always.

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Ralph's on the Park is rated 4.7 stars by 3205 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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