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Established in 1979, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen is a full-service restaurant that provides sit-down dining services for more than 200 guests. It has various dining areas, including a balcony, courtyard and private rooms. The restaurant hosts several events, such as weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings and conventions. It additionally offers off- and on-site catering services. It also features an open-air kitchen that provides a range of dishes, such as turtle, leek and shiitake cream soups, deep-fried duck patty and Cajun jambalaya. It offers a variety of desserts, such as bread pudding, sweet potato pecan pie and cream brulee with praline bottom. Its signatures dishes include blackened twin beef tenders debris, stuffed stuffed pork chops with mushroom and zinfandel sauce and blackened Louisiana drum. It is located in New Orleans.

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (504) 524-7394

Fax: (504) 596-2540

Fax: (504) 571-1214

TollFree: (877) 553-3401

Payment method
diners club, amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter

K Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

Prudhomme's Chef Paul K-Paul's

Family Style Restaurants, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Soul Food Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Seafood Restaurants, American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Devine at lunch time!

I'm not sure about the lady who rated the experience a single star, and had her food served on foam plates...My family had a devine experience at lunch one day as we walked the French Quarter. Our family of 4 ate for $95 w/tip and had bronzed chicken, bronzed pork chops, ceaser salad, turtle soup, and some shrimp enchiladas...everything was great. I felt like Precious Pup (from the cartoons) after recieving a snack. Everything melted in my mouth! My only regret is that I am not in New Orleans everyday to eat there! Well done Paul!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Experience

Recently a friend and I were in New Orleans for the day on business. We were ready to leave when we decided to stay long enough to get dinner somewhere. Neither of us had ever been to K-Paul's and I had wanted to go for a while.

We arrived at about 7:20 on a Wed night without reservations. We were told we would probably have to wait until 8:30 to be seated. We both ordered beers at the bar and talked for while. At about 7:45 two seats opened up at the bar and we took them.

The bartender was our waitress and came to take our order within minutes. She returned a short while later with place settings and two baskets of bread. All of it was very good but I loved the Blackstrap Molasses and Pecan muffins. The Jalapeno and Cheddar was a close second.

I ordered a cup of the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo and Blackened Drum with mashed potatos and veggies. My associate ordered the House Salad with Danish Blue Cheese Dressing and something called Chicken Panattere (sp?) with veggies and jambalaya.

The gumbo was the best I've ever had. The Dark Roux was not burned but had a very deep and rich flavor that anchored the gumbo and complimented the other ingredients. My friend claimed the blue cheese dressing elevated a very good fresh salad to something extraordinary.

My fish was the best blackened fish I ever had and one of the best fish dishes ever. It came topped with crab meat and a pat of flavorful crawfish/chipotle butter. The veggies were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The mashed potatos were a sinful concoction of potatos, butter, and cream. They were perfect with the fish and great for sopping up the butter that flowed off the fish and onto the plate.

The chicken dish was flavorful and well seasoned rounds of breaded and fried chicken rounds. The jambalaya accompanying it was also superb.

I didn't get dessert but his came with a choice and he got the Blood Orange Cupcake on the waitresses recommendation. It too was wonderful.

All in all we had a superb dining experience. The only quibble I might have is the time between our appetizers and the main course. It was only a matter of a few minutes and the food was so good when it came that I can forgive them for that.

I'm not sure what to make of the less than stellar reviews but I can heartily recommend K-Paul's and will definitely return.



Provided by Citysearch - 
In response to place to avoid below

This person obviously didn't know what type of food they were getting into when they went into K-Pauls. The Gordon Ramsey bit is just too much. I bet they didn't realize they were being rude but I have no doubt that they were just that. If Gordon Ramsey went into K-Pauls he would rave about the food because he has a trained palate and can recognize good cooking from many different regions. K-Pauls sets the standard for refined high end Creole-Cajun in New Orleans. After Paul Prudhomme's popularity died out and his restaurant was no longer inundated with tourists he settled in and developed quite a following with locals. The food has been consistent and fabulous. I'm not saying that it's impossible to get something there that misfires occasionally but it's obvious from this post that these people were clueless and foreigners from Scotland that weren't going to be satisfied with anything they got. It's also telling that most of the words in the post are misspelled just like another not so good review a little further down the page. The poster also looks to be overweight if that is her in that picture accompanying the post. She most likely has a palate that is tuned to fast food and quanity and is not able to realize when she is eating a good meal. Just give her a half dozen cheeseburgers and a bucket o fries from one of the burger chains and she is fat and happy.



Provided by Citysearch - 

After seeing Chef Paul sitting in the French Quarter on his electric scooter, I decided to finally try his restaurant. I showed up last night and he was there, as was his head chef. We were told there would be a 45 minute wait and to make reservations for the next night (which was tonight). Tonight we showed up and were seated promptly. I don't think anyone without reservations would be treated as well as those with are, so its vital to have reservations. Don't just show up thinking you'll get a seat.. because it doesn't happen. I had the flounder off the 3 for 30 menu. It included a delicious chicken noodle soup, my entree, bread pudding, and a glass of wine (of which I was given a large selection to choose from). My flounder was good and our waitress was helpful, hospitable, and told me that indeed they used Magic seasonings in the dishes. I didn't think too highly of the bread pudding. Terjugue's and Willie Mae's Restaurant has much better bread pudding. The basket of assorted breads were great, albeit I was not fond of the molasses mini muffin. I also enjoyed the trio of singers who sang a song in Double Jeopardy that serenaded us at our table. We sat in the back room, which was cooler than the other. I'd say K Paul's is the absolute best gourmet restaurant in New Orleans.



Provided by Citysearch - 
place to avoid

On April the 4th 2009, I and my family went into K-Paul's restaurant only because it did not have a line to wait in. We walked and took in the atmosphere and automatically set our standards high for service/food but truly was disappointed because while standing waiting to be seated the bartender was not helpful at all in telling us that we were to order up front, deli styled, so while ordering we were complaining and nippy with each other because were were starving but weren't absolutely mean to the bartender though she wasn't helpful in explaining to my aunt or my grandmother what was in certain dishes, my aunt and grandma were visiting from Scotland and were unfamiliar with some of the food. Once we received our food we weren't happy to be served on foam plates and airplane cutlery, it was ridiculous how much it cost for a CAN of coke , 2 dollars. Also my mother pointed out that the chef or staff weren't wearing any gloves the chef then proceeded to talk about my mother behind her back, saying calling her mean names. As for the food my aunt's egg plant lasagna was laying in a pool a grease, my cousin's potato salad was a glop of pureed eggs and potato, my dad's red beans and rice was tasteless, my Cole slaw wasn't even Cole slaw it was a salad. When we complained to the manager he was very rude and wouldn't hear us out he told us we consumed the food so we weren't entitled to a refund which we weren't even asking for. He said we were rude to the staff, frustrating the bartender to the point of walking off the floor. Not once acknowledged our complaints and walking away but he was going to argue with us. My aunt finally gave in to telling him that we are related to Gordon Ramsey, we don't flaunt it around or anything because it is a shameful thing just to get good service or to be listened to it wasn't until after she let him know that we are related to Gordon Ramsey that he listened to my aunt's complaints of the food and my aunt actually told him how to do lasagna. So just to let you know no one in my family is ever going back to K-Paul's and I will tell people of my bad experience because that is the type of costumer I am when I have really bad experience or really good experience I let people know I spread the word around.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not what we anticipated

After leaving Houston to escape Hurricane Ike, we were excited to treat ourselves to Paul Prudhomme's cuisine. I had a delicious chicken dish which was lightly breaded and fried, served with wonderful jambalaya. The whole meal was very good. My wife, who grew up in La. had the blackened baby drum. Her initial comment to the server was, ""We used to throw drum back when we went fishing"". He told her that she would enjoy the fish-it was just like red fish. So she decided to try it. She found it way too salty, from the blackening seasoning. She sent it back, asking to just have it broiled with lemon butter and no seasoning. It came back with too much salt again! She didn't eat the fish, but did like the mashed potatoes. She also liked the bread pudding.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Authentic delicious upscale creole cuisine - - LOVE IT!!

Native New Orleanian: Best creole cooking in town. Delicious basket of various homemade bread served immediately. Great place to celebrate anything!! If the restaurant is made aware of you celebrating something, a three piece brass band comes to your table to play a couple of songs just for you!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Native New Orleanian from a restaurant family loves this place!!!!!

My last name is Brocato...a well known name in New Orleans.
My father was from Sicily and his brother, Diamond Jim Moran, was the infamous owner of La Louisiane.
My relatives make Italian Ice Cream.
I grew up knowing and loving great food and I promise you that you will not have a better dining experience in New Orleans!!!
I've had dinner here numerous times but recently went to an Abita Beer Dinner here and it was AMAZING!!!!! $65 per person covered about 5 courses each at least 8 -10 beers and this included tax and tip. Occasionally I have been to wine dinners here and it's the same awesome experience for around $85 per person.
However it's always worth every penny....really the bread alone would make me happy. Thanks K Paul for a wonderful and predictable experience time and again!!!!!
We are going back tonight for a special occasion and I haven't eaten all day to prepare myself.



Provided by Citysearch - 
We Go Here Every Time!

K-Paul?s. Saturday night for Mom?s birthday dinner at K-Paul?s. As usual, service and food were top notch. We go here every time we come down.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fun experience, delicious food

This place is quite lively and was perfect for a fun night out. I was with a rather large group and the consensus was that the blackened Louisiana drum fish was the best item we ordered....simply divine! I had the shrimp etouffee which was very good, but after a week of fine dining in the city it's got some stiff competition. The turtle soup was great, as was the jambalaya. Definitely a good place to go in the city, with sizable portions, and it was perfect for our large group.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Capture's the FoodSoul of the BIG EASY

A three piece Cajun band plays away at the front door. The waitstaff is knowledgable and helpful. If you are one to sip a cocktail, try the Orange Cosmo. We loved the appetizer of Shrimp (Tomato) Remoulade over fried green tomatoes, and the Blackened Drum Fish entree. Soft Shell Crabs found a spot on the menu (they are in season-June) and a spot in my heart. There are no ""specials"" because the menu changes nightly. At one point in the evening the band outside wandered into the restaurant, and were joined by the kitchen (on pots pans and washboards) in a couple of Zydeco classics. Great fun, great food, great night....make a reservation, I didn't see an empty table.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not happy with K-Paul

April 16, 2007, my wife and I had 8:30 reservations, well the host and hostest were very friendly and sat us very quickly. No complaints there, our server is a different story, very slow to come to the table and offer know interaction with us at all. I lived in the French Quarter for six years and knew of K-Pauls rep for excellent service so coming back after 10 years away this was a surprise. It is a bunch of kids running the place and they do not seem like they like what they our doing. Now, on to the food, I love cajun and creole food I grew up with it. This was over cooked and over sauced and could not tell what the favor was suppose to be. My beef tips were over cooked and drowning in sauce, the wife's we could not tell what it was looked more like soup, was suppose to be shrimp etoeffe. K-Paul please come back.
Sorry for the bad review, just would like you to get back to your standards.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Chef Prudhomme Weathers Hurricane Katrina! Big Easy Stops Here! Fabulous!

I don't know why I'm just now getting around to writing this review on K-Paul's, since it was last summer, 2006, when I had the ultimate Big Easy dinner. Hurricane Katrina, did not destroy one of the best restaurants in The Quarter, so please come back and give them your support. I had dinner reservations for two, but my dining partner, was stuck in some alley bar, with an alley babe. Well that wasn't going to stop me. I've been a fan of Chef Paul for years, all his cookbooks, spices, and television shows down pat. That sweet hostess, led me to my table, and the feast began. It was Turtle Soup, tastes similiar to chicken, with chunks of turtle meat, topped with fresh spinach and chopped hard boiled egg. It was so rich, I just took my sweet time, and enjoyed. I had already done the seafood thing, several times around the quarter, so for something different, it was the Pork Chop. Not just any pork chop, mind you. This was a Blackened Stuffed Pork Chop, stuffed with Ricotta, Asiago, and Mozzerella cheeses. A big double cut one. This was pure heaven, and I'm glad I didn't have to share the moment with anyone. Desert--Well I had already had bread pudding several times, so it was the Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. I'm from Georgia, and I've never eaten Pecan Pie like this. Service was terrific, and the big guy himself stopped by the table, and it was more than a foodie's perfect meal!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Super Meal, Service, Ambience, EVERYTHING, K-Pauls is all that and more

Had reservations for 7:15 on Saturday night for two, had a couple join us and we were hungry at 6pm, Not a problem, get on down here was the reply, walked right in and sat down.

Everything was perfect, the Beef Tenders with Debris were FANTASTIC, it was the best two filets on a plate that we had ever tasted, just perfect.

The Jalapeno Cheese rolls and the Molasses rolls were great as well.

Order the Chocolate Hill for dessert, you have to have it if you like chocolate, it was great as well.

Jazz trio even came in and toured the place playing, even wound up in the kitchen and the kitchen staff played the pots along with the tunes. It was pretty neat.

It is pricey but you get what you pay for.



Provided by Citysearch - 

This is the BEST dining experience I have ever had. We have been to K-Pauls twice and both times left us speachless. Literally!!! There was no talking going on once the food was served. The soft palate pleasure was simply extrordinary!!!! Both my companion and myself would recommend this restaurant to EVERYONE we know. The best of the best. Paul Prudhomme is a culinary genious. The service was exceptional and the restaurant is designed very tastefully. All around perfection!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Gumbo & Jambalaya!

We were greeted like we were regulars - warm staff, efficient and great waiter that was very attentive to our needs. The Gumbo and Jambalaya were amazing and of course we had the signature blackened fish which was also yummy. A restaurant that you should really go to on a visit to New Orleans.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful Place

We were greated warmly, like old friends, shown to a great al-fresco table, and had extremely attentive waitstaff. The gumbo was perfect, the veal and the steak with debris was cooked perfectly, and the pecan/sweet potato pie combo ended the night right. It may be more expensive than other places, but you'll remember the meal and be glad you went there.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Consistently Excellent

We wandered in at 5:30 on Sat. evening, no wait to be seated upstairs. Excellent everything, but highlights were the very SMOOTH cosmos and the to-die-for Custard Marie and Bread Pudding.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Lived Up To Hype

This place definitely lived up to the hype that surrounds it's name. No reservation? No problem, just wait in the line outside for walk ups and you'll see a table probably within 30 minutes. You may be asked to share a table with other walk ups however.

The menu features upscale Cajun styled cuisine. Fresh Louisiana Drum smothered with blue crab was to die for. Gumbo was as good as any in NOLA. The best jambalaya in NOLA is here and is a must try for any visitor.

Portions are large but if you have room, try the bread pudding.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Consistently good food and service. From the bread to entrees to desserts, a great place to dine. Lunch is a much better value than dinner, and is just as good. Specials start at just $5.95, one of the best values in the city.