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Kingfish

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
French Quarter
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337 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216 (Conti)
+1 504-598-5005
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Massachusetts, United States
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was in town recently with a bunch of friends. A couple of us wanted to meet up for dinner on the night we arrived and one of us suggested Cajun. I did some searching around (on Trip Advisor, naturally!) and selected Kingfish. Made a reservation via Open Table that was quickly confirmed. One of my friends and I arrived earlier... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though this place was ranked around # 89 on TA's list of restaurants in NOLA, we were attracted by the menu and the fact this was just off Bourbon St. We had an 8:15 reservation for which we showed up on time. The front desk clerk told us they were working on getting our table ready so we waited... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed kingfish. The portions are decent, not too big. Food was good, and the drinks were delicious. Nice cocktails! Service was attentive. We found it slightly extensive compared to similar restaurants. We would go back, though.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here our first night in New Orleans and had a fantastic meal. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We shared the jambalaya risotto and the crawfish Étouffée. Yum. Another in our party had the duck breast which he said was out of this world. The fourth in our group had the bucket of crawfish. A bit messy but also... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was great. I tried the low country boil and my wife went spaghetti. Hers was superior. Sadly, the boil was a little too spicy for me but that's just personal. Everything else about the evening was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were treated so well we visited three times in three days. We didn't have a reservation any time but had no problem getting seated at the bar or in the bar area. Creative spin on New Orleans standards. Definitely try the bread pudding.

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Thank aanniea
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Several times during our NOLA visit, we have stopped by the bar for drinks. Justin is a terrific bartender, a real pro, and we have especially enjoyed his Cocktail a la Louisianne and Mint Julips. Probably one of my favorite bars on the planet.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kingfish lived up to the hype. It's located in the heart of the FQ, and the atmosphere is pure NOLA. It's beautifully decorated, with a proper bar and a very nice dinning room. The staff was very courteous, and the menu was small yet full of options. They also have a full cocktail, beer, and wine menu. We ordered the... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite part of this restaurant is the staff. We were treated like guests who were long overdue. I'm sorry to say I do not remember my waitstaff name but she was a hispanic woman who was so professional and concerned we throughly enjoyed our meal. We began our meal with the chopped salad that was delicious. My sister-in-law who... More 

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University Place, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without a reservation and received a great table in the bar area. Our waiter, who was actually a head bartender started us off with a cocktail variation of the Pearl made with Vodka instead of Gin. Very good since we don't like the taste of Gin. On the menu under appetizers was an item called Offal of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, International, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
    (Conti)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-598-5005
Description
Kingfish features New Louisiana Cuisine from New Orleans Chef Nathan Richard. The menu reflects a Louisiana-centric approach to food. At the bar enjoy both traditional New Orleans style cocktails, such as the Sazerac or the Pimm's Cup, as well as modern cocktails created by New Orleans famous mixologist, Chris McMillian.

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West Jordan, Utah
over a year ago
Warrenville, Illinois

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had in the French Quarter. What a disappointment! I can't remember what you call what I had but it was a seafood dish that was supposed to have several types of shellfish. It was $38. What I got was a plate with what appeared to be and tasted like a generic can of tomato sauce with a few bits of shell fish in it but most of that was just claws and shells that I had to pick through. There were a couple tiny shrimp and two tiny mussels. You could literally fit what actual eatable shellfish meat in in a shot glass. I'm not exaggerating. So, what I got was basically just a dish with some generic tomato sauce and two little pieces of bread.

My wife had a steak costing about the same my dish. It was so tough and so full of gristle that it was almost inedible. She couldn't eat it so I tried some and I could hardly cut through the gristle, let alone eat it. Only a couple ounces of the so-called 14 ounce steak were edible and that was tough and tasteless.

In short, we were ripped off. It's as simple as that. I have never had an experience in the French Quarter like this in all the years we have gone there. It was unbelievable. It made me wonder if perhaps they were planning on closing down soon and didn't worry about making customers satisfied anymore.

It really was that bad. You've been warned.

On the other hand, the waiter was OK - nothing special but friendly.

When we left, we actually had to find another restaurant to eat because we were still hungry and neither of us are big eaters.

over a year ago

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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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