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Kingfish - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Kingfish - New Orleans

4.4
4.4
1470 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Kingfish is a popular casual restaurant and cocktail bar in New Orleans that salutes the Huey P. Long Era. The Kingfish menu embodies new Louisiana cuisine. That along with our talented bartenders' skill & expertise combine to create a unique Louisiana-centric dining experience. So whether you are a visitor to our wonderful city or one of our regulars, Kingfish is a perfect place to meet up with friends for an evening in the New Orleans' French Quarter.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 598-5005

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Valerie Landry: (504) 586-1155

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Conti

  • Parking details

    Parking is recommended at the Premier Parking lot on the corner of Chartres and Toulouse a block and a half away or In the Jax Lot on N.Peters and Conti 2 blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Offers

  • Savour - Sip - Social

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Mon - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM,Thu - Sat - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Savour, Sip, Social with Happy Hour Specials Thursday - Friday from 2:00-5:00 PM $9 Small Plates, $7 Cocktails, $6 Select Wines, $4 Draft Brews

What 1,470 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Appetizers came our cold, server was not the best.
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    jen48

    Greensboro

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Thanksgiving dinner lunch! Great food - service outstanding (so kind!) and food was delicious. Nice atmosphere too. Overall, a great experience!
  3. A

    Anne

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    There are too many amazing restaurants in this city so avoid this one entirely. We had a 7:30 reservation. We were seated at 8:00 pm. We waited another 15 minutes before someone came to our table to take drink order. The cracklin nachos were good but the blackened fish entree was inedible. The fish was over cooked and the vegetables were undercooked. By this time the experience was so disappointing and the service was so slow that we did not bother to address it. Drink service was not provided after the initial order. Water glasses were not refilled. Read the other reviews. This place needs to work out the kinks before we return.

    Kingfish - New OrleansResponded 2 days agoAnne, It is disappointing to hear that this was your experience with us. We do not take reviews like this lightly and will make sure to spread the word to our team so that we may improve upon the next guest experience. If you would like to speak further about your visit, I can be reached at derek.penton-robicheaux@creolecuisine. We hope that you will give us another visit so that we can make this up to you. Derek Penton General Manager

  4. B

    Biskit

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waitress was not trained. Struggling to open wine bottle. Unclear on menu and ingredients. Never saw her after order until time for check

    Kingfish - New OrleansResponded 7 days agoBiskit, We are sorry that your exerience was not up to our standards. We do not take this lightly. I will share you thoughts with the team so that we can improve. I hope that we can have you back in the future to give us another shot. Derek Penton General Manager

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was quick, the food delicious, and the atmosphere was charming.

    Kingfish - New OrleansResponded on November 18, 2022We are so glad that you were able to join us, and we hope to see you again soon. Derek Penton General Manager

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was greeted at the door immediately with smiles! Kendra got us to the bar promptly. Aaron took excellent care of us! His drinks were fabulous and quick as well as getting our food order in, great conversation and superb knowledge of the French Quarter. Will definitely be back!

    Kingfish - New OrleansResponded on November 18, 2022We are so glad that you were able to join us, and we hope to see you again soon. Derek Penton General Manager

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    Unfortunately our experience was a bust. Upon arrival the service was terrible. We arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservation. The hostess had a terrible attitude and was extremely rude telling us we were too early to be seated but could sit in the bar which we did. There was no service in the bar so my husband went to the bartender directly for drinks which he did get after a long wait. We were finally taken to our table where we were completely ignored for about 30 minutes. We were eventually greeted by our waitress who never told us her name, never made any attempt to mention specials (if there were any) and then never came back. We had one appetizer delivered by other staff but after waiting TWO HOURS and having our waitress walk past us repeatedly ignoring us we finally flagged down the manager and just asked for our check for the couple of drinks and appetizer we’d had. He said he was going to find out where our food was and came back to us telling us our order was never put in. The two hours we were there, our water wasn’t filled once, and our waitress was nonexistent. She seemed to make it a point to ignore us instead. The manager was great, he comped our entire bill and was very apologetic. The food we did have was excellent as were the drinks but sadly the service was so bad I cannot give this restaurant a better review.
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    AmeliaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    ​This is the singular worst dining experience I’ve had in the last decade and I highly recommend others beware. Unless you want to be forgotten, ignored, and dismissed by your wait staff and still pay top dollar and eventually have to walk out mid meal. It started bad and got worse. We made a reservation for 6:30 PM and arrived at 6:07 PM hoping to be seated early. The hostess was unable to seat us then (a simple table for two) and advised us to sit at the bar until our table was ready. But fair enough and we had our drinks which we sipped on well enough until 6:47 PM - forty minutes after we arrived. At which time I went to the hostess and waited for four groups standing in line to be seated before us before politely and respectfully asking if our table was ready yet. She was shocked and recognized quickly that she had given our table away to the groups before us. After a hearty ten minute wait further our waitress came by to deliver water. She quickly took our drink orders (a glass of wine and a French 75) and an appetizer we had planned well in advance. And then the great marathon mile truly started. We waited another 45 minutes without water refills, a glass of wine, cocktail, or even faint recognition from our disappearing act waitress. When we finally got her attention an hour and a half had gone by and we were concerned about our drinks - or even worse - our dinner. She cattily replied, “You guys aren’t the only ones waiting for drinks.” If that isn’t reassuring the service was certified dog crap then I don’t know what is. When she did bring my drink, it was white wine. I had ordered red. Apparently they aren’t just incompetent here; they’re also colorblind. We got our wrong drinks five minutes after raising concern. Complaining is apparently your last and only recourse at this so-called “restaurant.” We finally left without having eaten dinner more than TWO HOURS AFTER WE ARRIVED. AWFUL SERVICE. Open Table reservation meant nothing to KF!!!!!!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We rolled into New Orleans late and had a 9:30 Reservation and the service was great, super accommodating for later night reservations. Delicious food, great ambiance and even family friendly with our 11 year old!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Took a while to get drink refills but they were very busy. Staff was super welcoming and very friendly. Not stuffy but still elegant.
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    DonM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Needed a place to drop in and eat as we headed to Jackson square. They were very accommodating and Cayleb was great. If you go, the pecan pie is a must!
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    Anon

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great evening! First of all, our server, Melissa, was SUPERB. A consumate professional,while being warm and engaging with our party of 6. We were all impressed, and had a good time interacting with her. The food was excellent - the pasta and scallops was the perfect level of spiciness, the chicken plates were delicious (and huge!). The crawfish bread was a good appetizer to split among 6, and the bar even recreated an Aussie drink with bitters for one of our party. Polished it off with an amazing bourbon pecan pie that was literally like butter. I would highly recommend this both for a casual date night for two as well as large parties. So happy to have found it - we'll make a point of eating here again whenever we find ourselves in Nola. A 4 star place with a great informal enjoyable vibe
  13. MB

    MzBd

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Neat menu, creative dishes, great service! A more elegant option than any establishments in NOLA
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    AlfredP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We got to the restaurant and asked for a table for two. The hostess was adamant they were completely booked for the evening. Out of curiosity, we checked on OpenTable and they had reservations open for essentially every 15min interval for the entire night. We made a reservation and went back, the hostess sarcastically mocked us with a “woohoo” when we told her we found an opening. She sat us in the back of the restaurant, where there were many tables available. These tables were open the duration of our meal so it’s baffling as to how she claimed they were “booked for the evening”.We’re a gay couple and others were seated with out reservations. We’re not sure if that had something to do with it or not but it was an evident observation on our part.
  15. EM

    ErinM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The space is very cool and the bar area is nice but overall it was a poor experience. The menu was limited and odd choices. we did enjoy the boudin balls and the shrimp Poboy. But the pork nachos and the shrimp and grits were both bad. The service was also very slow.
  16. AM

    AMomEatsOut

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    This is a tough one. The food is delicious for a fair price. However, our server was clueless. She forgot to enter the appetizers so that they came after we finished our entrees. This might not have bothered me that much except she kept calling us “my love” and she was all of 21 years old. The first round of drinks were great but took 25 minutes to get there. The second round were made wrong(a dry martini made with sweet vermouth- ugh) I just took it back to the bar and they fixed it. I hate that the bad waitstaff are messing up and experience that the kitchen is working hard to create. Give it a chance when you are not in a hurry.
  17. JA

    JonathanA

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience dinning there and highly recommend this restaurant for any type of dining.
  18. DB

    DanielB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Our waitress was awesome. We took her recommendations and she was spot on. I had the shrimp and grits, and it was amazing. We finished with the Cheesecake topped with Creme Brulee. What a treat!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  20. MM

    MarlinM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden nugget of outstanding dining and well blended flavors. Portion size left you very satisfied and the flavor left you wanting more. Staff was friendly and attentive. Shrimp and Grits were loaded with 6 large gulf shrimp and an abundance of andouille sausage. The Maque Choux cream sauce was perfect.
  21. H

    Homegrown

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very simple menu, and yet, EVERYTHING was delicious. We love a more simple menu done to perfection than a large menu done ok. Shrimp & Grits, Boudin, Gumbo - all done extremely well. Not greasy, served hot, not rushed. Rag & Bone is a tasty cocktail. Great happy hour menu, as well. We will definitely put this on our to-do list next time in NOLA.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Voyage en famille à nola
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service and yummy food for a very reasonable price. Good ambiance- will definitely be back!
  24. DM

    DiaM

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Louisiana Crawfish bread was excellent as well as as the Shrimp and grits. Would definitely go back next visit to NOLA.
  25. JC

    JacquelineC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I wanted to love it. The food was good, but the service mediocre. The best service received was from the hostess who was an absolute rockstar throughout the evening. We saw her setting and clearing tables, ensuring people were seated on time in the correct location per their reservation, and just being interactive beyond the scope of her normal job. During dinner, someone pulled the fire alarm. The staff all swarmed the kitchen to ensure the kitchen staff were ok and to confirm a false alarm. The alarm proceeded to ring for 20 minutes. We contemplated leaving but after such a long wait already, weren’t sure where to even go. After the alarm was reset, everyone pretended like we all hadn’t suffered minor hearing loss and made no further mention of it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the hostess to the server, Tesa, everyone was so gracious. The food was delightful. Food and wine pairing recommendations by Tesa were absolutely spot on. Could not have been a better experience. Will visit again.
  27. B

    Brandon

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t tell you how happy I am that I took my mother to kingfish during our brief first-time trip to New Orleans. After getting pretty cold/snooty service at Muriel’s a day earlier, we couldn’t have been treated more kindly or welcomed warmer than by Tesa and all the staff: from the hostess, bartender, nearby server and bussers. Everyone was so kind and hospitable. The food was AMAZING. I had the crawfish bread and a sazerac, she had the fried chicken sandwich (minus the bun. Honestly the BEST fried chicken I’ve ever tasted) and the Gardenhead (delicious and refreshing—I ended up ordering one too!). We split the fried green tomatoes gulf shrimp remoulade and it was soooo yummy. Finished with some creme brûlée cheesecake on the house! Before going to Kingfish, I was concerned we’d miss out on the Nawlins real cuisine and hospitality, but this dinner really put the cherry on top of this trip and made it for me. Thank you all! I was hesitant after reading some of the neg reviews, but I did not experience any of the complaints these reviewers had. Do yourself a favor and GO! We went Sunday around 9 pm and it was perfect.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Crab cake was excellent and huge. Server was nice, seemed to still be learning the ropes. Drinks were good; the one with the strawberry shrub was more bitter than expected. Fried chicken soaked up a lot of the bean taste from the red beans and rice is was sitting on.
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    opuskoz

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice service. Tasty food. Typical walk by, drop in NOLA place.
  30. W

    ruthW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely the food, best in New Orleans
  31. JL

    JocelynLT

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we decided to eat at Kingfish! We were seated right away and loved our meal.
  32. AH

    AHRushing

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we weren’t very hungry, was told this place was a must. I can understand why. The food was fantastic, and service was great. Don’t miss it!
  33. TB

    TheodoreB

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary in New Orleans. Great cocktails and Cajun food.
  34. KB

    KBerg77

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first time in this Nola restaurant, very glad we chose to dine here. Open windows allowed street music and breeze to enter the restaurant. Food was delicious - incredible crab cakes, shrimp and green tomatoes! Red snapper entree was a great special. Caramel Bourbon Pecan pie a la mode was out of this world!!!
  35. LA

    LindaA

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    .The crawfish bread was delicious as were the fried green tomatoes. Steak cooked to perfection. Staff extremely helpful. Overall excellent
  36. KH

    KevinH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We had a terrible experience last night. Service was abysmal. Waited 15 mins just to get water. Drinks were not well made once we finally got them. The gumbo and crawfish bread apps were very good. But then it took almost 45 mins to get entrees....my guests dinner was cold when he received it. Mine was not as ordered so I sent it back. And of course, they were then out of that entree. So I left, hungry and agitated. We used to love Kingfish, but this is the second time in a month that something like this has happened. Very doubtful that we'll try again. Seems post covid they have very untrained staff, which is causing these issues. Get it together Kingfish!
  37. D

    Dollar

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I ordered an appetizer and a main. Purse. The appetizer never arrived. I was truly annoyed. And this impacted my entire dining experience. Why do restaurants think a free drink will make up for this? The main course was tasty and well constructed with snapper and fresh vegetables. Not certain if I will be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Good service. Great
  39. AC

    AmyC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was cold. Good, but clearly had been in the back for a while
  40. PB

    PduB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kingfish was awesome. Took my wife and two small kids and it was the perfect mix. The kids were comfortable but the atmosphere was still sophisticated. It's right in the French Quarter but not rowdy. Most importantly the food was AMAZING! We had a lot of cajun/creole food on our trip but this was by far the best. Get the crawfish bread and the red beans and rice, they are easily the best dishes. The Jam on the chicken with the red bean is incredible.

FAQs

Kingfish - New Orleans is rated 4.4 stars by 1470 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Kingfish - New Orleans

337 Chartres, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Conti

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is recommended at the Premier Parking lot on the corner of Chartres and Toulouse a block and a half away or In the Jax Lot on N.Peters and Conti 2 blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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