Ralph's on the Park

4.7
3189 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.

Our Health and Safety Promise from our Family to Yours:
- We promise to prioritize your health and safety.
- All facets of daily operations will meet & exceed guidelines designed to keep you safe.
- We will deliver our mission to make people happy and enjoy the thrill of doing so.
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Experiences

  • 3 Apps + a Glass of Wine $33

    Jul 7 - Sep 30, 2021

    Everyone's favorite Summer Special is BACK! Choose any 3 of Chef Knut Mjelde's NEW 11 Appetizers and pair it with one of our 5 featured Wines by the Glass for $33. To view our complete menu visit: https://www.ralphsonthepark.com/3-apps-glass-of-wine-33/
  • Coolinary Brunch Menu

    $40.00 per person

    Jul 17 - Sep 5, 2021

    Join us for our 3 Course Coolinary Brunch menu and indulge in some of our most popular offerings. Start with Turtle Soup or City Park Salad. For your entree - STEAK & EGG HUSSARDE (Petite Filet, Roasted Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic Hollandaise, Poached Egg, Marchand De Vin, Housemade English Muffin) or BBQ GULF SHRIMP & GRITS (New Orleans BBQ Broth, Shiitake Mushrooms, Garlic Bread, Stone Ground Grits). Conclude with Milk Chocolate Mousse.
  • Coolinary Dinner Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    Join us for our 3 Course Coolinary Dinner menu and indulge in some of our most popular offerings. Start with Turtle Soup or City Park Salad. For your entree - BROWN BUTTER GLAZED GULF FISH (Almond Butter, Lemon, Green Beans, Vidalia Sweet Onion) or GRILLED STRIP STEAK (Butter And Herb-poached Baby Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Brussels Sprout Purée, Demi-glace). Conclude with Milk Chocolate Mousse.
  • Coolinary Lunch Menu

    $25.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    Join us for our 2 Course Coolinary Dinner menu and indulge in some of our most popular offerings. Start with Turtle Soup or City Park Salad. For your entree - GRILLED GULF FISH (Green Onion Rice, Grilled Summer Peppers & Sweet Onion, Crystal Beurre Blanc) or BLACKENED FISH (Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Lemon Beurre Blanc)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3189 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debra
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed our outing. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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Will
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

one of my favorites restuarants love the location and food

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Rigel54
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're long time fans. Went this time for their three apps and a wine for $33. Everything was delicious. Service was great, and the big windowed room by City Park is terrific.

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BINTA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food, everything was excellent.

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nolaresident
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. The summer 3 apps and glass of wine special is a great deal. Delicious duck stuffed peppers. Definitely going back soon, very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was busy and service a little slow.

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Nick
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Turtle soup was great! Entree was a bit too salty.

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vipMoni
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, amazing service and great people.

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vipNamkrow
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow and we were very surprised by the very small number of entrée choices.The food was very good.

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vipPistache
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Ralph’s, brunch or dinner. Great food, great service, comfortable seating all overlooking City Park keep us coming back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decor and service was nice but food was underwhelming. Location great but they have much more flavorful food at other restaurants in the city.

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TuesdayHill
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Having grown up around City Park, I was disappointed

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CMT6
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you get the chance to try the Coolinary menu (only until September 5, 2021), please do! Depending on what you go for (i.e., brunch, lunch or dinner), you can get a 2 to 3 course meal at a great price! I opted for the brunch, and it did not disappoint! The turtle soup was great - no flavor dominated over the other. It was just right - definitely not salty or anything like that. The steak & egg hussarde was phenomenal. Steak was cooked perfectly and paired well with the sauce. The Eggs Benedict was amazing, but the star of the show was the house made English muffin for me. I’m a sucker for a good English muffin/biscuit and the likes. It was out of this world. The only thing that I can critique about this dish was the ham. It was a bit dry in my opinion, but also know that ham isn’t really my favorite. So take that as you will. And finally the last course of the meal - milk chocolate mousse. Wow…just wow. It made me want to cry because it was that good. The flavors were well balanced - not overly sweet. Just right for me. The one “bad” thing was the outer hard shell chocolate that you needed to break in order to get to the chocolate mousse (and hidden brownie!). A spoon was not the right tool for the task. It felt like I needed a hammer and a chisel to break through it haha. I just didn’t want to make a huge mess when breaking it because it required some strength. I just ended up biting the whole piece of chocolate as I went rather than trying to break it into smaller pieces. But once you’re able to get through, the mousse is very delightful. The texture of the dense brownie and hard shell chocolate complement the soft and light/airy texture of the mousse and whip cream. The hard shell chocolate also has a bit of a crunch to it (think of the chocolate bar Crunch). Overall, a wonderful dining experience. I would definitely go again to try some of their other items. Hopefully, the ones I saw will still be available because the menu does change - FYI.

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vipGregoryG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for the coolinary lunch. It was a great value and very delicious!

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MaeW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Would definitely recommend for a pleasant meal. However, the noise level in the dining room was quite loud.

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PaulV
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always a special treat to dine at Ralph’s. Food and beverage quality is exceptional and the selection suits all tastes. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable but slow to respond once we finished the meal.

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Fred
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber was a great waitress. Gave us good advice on menu selections and was friendly. It was a great dining experience.

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Rzrcat
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table with a view, excellent wait staff (Amber), delicious food and wine, topped off w cheesecake. We enjoyed our dining experience!!

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MeganH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wonderful staff and delicious food helped make my 40th birthday a memorable one!

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CrescentCityCat
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, great service. A good experience.

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JaneN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service

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KathyC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service good, lovely environment to spend visiting with a friend.

Was able to take our time and never felt rushed by server.

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MichelleC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The 3 apps + a glass of wine for $33 is a great deal. Loved the shrimp apps, the summer squash salad, the stuffed peppers, and a huge plate of duck fat fries. Skip the oyster dish, my husband thought the artichoke and anise where overwhelming. Our server was wonderful.

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CharlieBeck
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Enjoyed the dinner event.

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vipTellitlikeitis
New Orleans
165 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sunday brunch. Limited entree menu. Food seemed to be missing something. BBQ shrimp good as Mr B’s. No French bread for dipping. City Park salad had wilted and discolored greens in it. Other foods we ordered turtle soup, avocado toast, chocolate mousse were ok. Good service. No valet parking was missed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Awesome spot for some New Orleans favorites. Must start for weekend brunch is City Park Sparkler. Champagne bottle with a choice of juice. For foods, we had the BBQ Shrimp and Grits were great as well as the Steak & Egg Hussarde. Perfect pairing for a brunch extravaganza in the city. Away from the touristy spots and more of a “locals” feel.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good food
excellent location

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Mimi7
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had 6 appetizers, four of those were very good and two were very bland. Won't stop us though, we will be back!

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airman
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My daughters and I had a great time having lunch together.

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vipReadytofeast
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great table at the window however, we were the first ones in the restaurant we had to specifically asked to be moved to it because they tried to seat this us at a middle table 1st. It seems like every time I go there I have to asked to get the window table because they try to see you at the others first. The food was good but not as good as past experiences or as I expected. I was excited to have a gulf fish but the only fish they had on the menu was swordfish . The service was fair…it took a while for them to come back to our table after they delivered our food and we had some things we wanted to send back or change but by the time they came back to the table it was too long so too late for us to change anything.
The dinner menu has a lot more options .

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Couldn’t have had a better experience everything was the best

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vipChristopherS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server team. Nice for an intimate dinner or special occasion. It was amazing they followed the notes and had a special menu printed out.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber was our server and I have to say she was fabulous......Knowledgeable and outstanding...service.

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MM80
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We like this restaurant. On Saturday apparently, they had no COOK.
Food was over slapped, TO SOLTY. un eatable. My wife took the "dogy bag" I tested it, would not give it to the dogs, did not like to make him sick
I T was my birthday I did not want to make scene. We had enough to drink so everything went fine.
I like to go back -- but management need to do something about the Cook

If they have not eatable food they should just serve drinks. We may go home to eat !!!
Matko Milicic, MD

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peggyl
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. Food and service outstanding as well as ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service - will definitely return!

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SherriT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food options were limited. Server was very nice, but quite slow. People who were seated after us were receiving their food before us and even left before we finished. Portions were small and pricey.

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Chip
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was disappointing and far below the quality of our prior experiences at this restaurant.

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vipCFHNOLA
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants. Great food. Outstanding service. And a wonderful view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable venue

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Ralph's on the Park is rated 4.7 stars by 3189 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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