Ralph's on the Park

4.7
3199 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 3199 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TruittB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding

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MLM111
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The place very nice, excelent food, outstandig service

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vipCFHNOLA
New Orleans
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Wonderful food and service, always.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Although the service was great and atmosphere wonderful, the food was nothing like it has been in the past. Of the 6 filet mignons ordered, 3 were overcooked and not enjoyable. The tuna tartare (which was a special app) was terrible. It was very fishy and did not smell good. No one could eat it. Some of us got the grilled garlic shrimp with our steaks and the head-on shrimp were not very appetizing. Although the praline bread pudding tasted like a fresh made dessert, the cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake tasted like decorated, store-bought desserts. Just not what we expected from a restaurant of its caliber and reputation.

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vipMichelleD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our party of 5 were all looking forward to another delicious meal at Ralph’s on the Park. The restaurant was a lovely as ever and the staff was efficient, not particularly welcoming, but attentive enough. Unfortunately the entrees were disappointingly lukewarm, which distracted from our enjoyment of the food. The majority of us ordered their filet with truffle butter. The filets came lukewarm, with a block of butter that never melted because the steak lacked any heat- just a cold piece of meat with a firm block of butter on top. Someone in my party ordered the fish in brown butter and it was cool. So disappointed! I hope we had an unusual experience because the food has always been delicious in the past.

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Docktj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Server, Ellen, did a great job.
Only hiccup was at arrival; female host (African-American young woman) was a bit of a snob—unwelcoming, resistant, arrogant. She needs another like of work.
“Value” is not the best: this s a Brennan restaurant—so, by definition, it’s expensive!

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vipCodyE
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipDanny
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR SATURDAY BRUNCH. FOOD, SERVICE & THE ATMOSPHERE WAS PERFECT.

THANKS FOR A GREAT TIME.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Desiree, was fantastic about explaining the menu items and also gave us her favorites which were “right on”!!! We will be back!!

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MargieB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Grilled fish was excellent. The turtle soup not so much. Too much sage

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AnneM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Carol
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I had the coolinary dinner. The chocolate dessert was fabulous, but I was disappointed at the entre. The fish was too soft, not firm and not very tasty, and the green beans were undercooked. The City Park Salad was not as good as usual--very few apples and too much bacon. I'm a regular and love Ralphs, but I had brought a guest and found the experience disappointing. Our server was wonderful but seemed rushed with many people to serve. I was next to two very loud tables and it was difficult to talk to my guest. I'll be back and hope for a better experience next time.

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vipJrzNeville
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time back to Ralph's post pandemic, and my date's first time ever. While we went for the Coolinary Brunch, which can be hit or miss at many establishments, we were truly impressed with our plentiful, yet beautifully presented, and delicious 3 course meals, their inventive takes on classic craft cocktails, and the stellar service the Brennan's group is known for.

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vipRaginCajun
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We were passing through and went to brunch with a priest friend of ours. Everything was amazing. It’s been years since we’ve been to City Park and the area has been renovated but the restaurant has a definite New Orleans flare and feels like being in the French quarter. Highly recommend.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience that me and my boyfriend had our waiter Emily was amazing at describing the menu to us and making sure our meal was good.

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Coco
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the City Park Salad and the Shrimp Skully.
Also tomato salad with burrata
Service was excellent (Emily)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for our anniversary and notated that during the booking process. We arrived earlier than our reserved time and they sat us anyway. Our table was decorated especially for us and they had custom printed anniversary menus for us that we got to keep as a souvenir. We were treated with complimentary champagne at the end of our meal which was a pleasant surprise. Our food was incredible and the portions were perfectly sized. Our waitress Katie gave us superb service and was so pleasant. The atmosphere and location are a treat as well. We will definitely go back!

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Debra
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

one of my favorites restuarants love the location and food

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Rigel54
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food, everything was excellent.

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nolaresident
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was busy and service a little slow.

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Nick
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipMoni
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, amazing service and great people.

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vipNamkrow
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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
18 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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Ralph's on the Park is rated 4.7 stars by 3199 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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