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Bar, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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French Quarter
0.2 miles from French Quarter
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Late lunch. Nice local beer choice. Went with the bbq shrimp po boy. Fanatic. Lots of shrimp, good sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and GOOD bread. Across the table huge Ceasar salad with lots of grilled shrimp. Quiet atmosphere. Adequate but friendly service. Would go back for...the op boy.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner there last night; Hostess was cheerful and accommodating. Sat at the bar; barman was polite and efficient. Had a chicken sandwich - hot, filling and tasty. Place was warm and cheerful. A good experience

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went in hunt of a jambalaya - found this place. Slow ,over priced and small portions - food was tasty but….was told it was good for two… two kids?More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Huey, We are sorry to hear that the Jambalaya Risotto starter wasn't up to your liking. I will address this with the team so that the dish isn't misrepresented and is explained exactly the way it is written on the menu, and how it comes....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait staff were outstanding! Going above and beyond to make our dinner enjoyable. The cracklin’ nachos “appetizer” is clearly a group eat. The five of us could barely finish it! The pimento cheese dipping sauce could easily be sold commercially and people would buy...it. The jelly glazed fried chicken was fantastic – huge portion. Both the gumbo and jambalaya were very tasty – just the right amount of spices. One of the few places where we ate at in New Orleans that we really wanted to go back and try other items on the menu (but it was our last night in New Orleans). Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with Kingfish. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again real soon. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service. Ask for Tobias. Great food. Get the shrimp and grits. Great experience. Beats the heck out of the horrific food and hostile service I had at Commander’s Palace two nights later.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with Kingfish. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again real soon. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed January 1, 2023 via mobile

Passed by on our way to Jackson Square and our daughter wanted to eat here and I’m so glad she did - it was DELICIOUS! We had fried green tomatoes, the scallop pasta, and the chicken on every plate dish. Wow, just wow! Will eat...here every time I’m in town from here on out.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with Kingfish. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again real soon. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed December 25, 2022 via mobile

Kingfish Is A Great Place And Has Potential! Their Food Is VERY Delicious! I Had Crackling Nachos And A a French 75. The View From The Doors Were Amazing, On A Beautiful Breezy Day.. My Server Kayla Served Me And My Friends She Started Off...OK. But I Had A Small Issue. I Asked A Simple Question And Asked If I Could Substitute My Sweet Potatoes With A Side Of White Rice, She RUDELY Told me That I Could Not. I Then Asked If I Can Just Change My Entire Meal And Get The Shrimp And Grits Instead. Time Passed, I Got My Food, I Wanted To Get Another French 75 With My Meal. I Waited 20 Mins For The Drink As I Sat And Watched My Drink At The Bar She Walked Passed The Table Several Times Without Even Updating Me on My Drink. I Had To Stop Her To Ask Her For The Drink That Sat At The Bar For 20 mins.. She Rolled Her Eyes As She Told Me That She’s Busy And She Forgot About It!!! At That Point I Didn’t Even Want The Drink Anymore!!!! I Asked If She Can Just Take It Off My Bill And Take It Away From The Table.. AGAIN Rolled Her Eyes At Me And Silently Took The Drink Away She Didn’t Seem Bothered Or Concerned About Me Or My Drink. I Could Have Just Asked For A Manager But At That Point I Was Just Over It!!! Every Other Server Seem To Be Working And Getting Things To Their Tables On Time, The People Next To Me Seemed Very Pleased With Their Server! Kingfish Is Still A Great Place But The Service Was Poor And Attitude Was Very Unpleasant And Nasty ! I Hate To Have Had A Bad Experience For My First Time In New Orleans And My First Time At Kingfish.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jessica, I have gone over this review with my entire team in order to ensure that this does not happen in the future. This is not something that we take lightly, nor do we condone in our environment. I hope that you will give us...More

Reviewed November 29, 2022

This was our 2nd visit to NOLA and our 2nd visit to Kingfish - they are THAT good! Had the jambalaya risotto - omg, soooooooo good! The bourbon pecan pie was the best we've had anywhere in NOLA. A bit pricey here, but so worth...it!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2022

Frank, Thank you for visiting Kingfish. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed November 17, 2022

Popped in for a few drinks at the bar while exploring the French Quarter. Bar staff was super friendly and attentive. We ended up staying longer than we had planned because we were chatting with several of the bartenders about things to do in the...city. We ordered the Cracklin Nachos for a snack and OMG! Beyond good! Not sure what the dining experience would be like but snacks and drinks at the bar on a Saturday afternoon was a blast!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

Rebecca, We are so glad that you were able to join us. The Nachos are pretty superb and one of our most popular items. We hope that you can join us here at Kingfish again soon. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed September 24, 2022

I had the biggest sea scallops of my life at Kingfish. More importantly, they were perfectly seared. Preventing a full five stars was the slow, Indifferent service and good but less stellar performance on other dishes.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2022

Montanapescado, The Scallop Fettucine is one of our most popular dishes and you can see why. We hope that you will give us another try on your next visit. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed September 18, 2022

Our server Melissa was on top of it and very nice! Food was delicious. 20/10 would recommend the pecan pie

Date of visit: September 2022
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Derek P, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2022

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. Melissa is one of the best in the business. We hope that you will visit us again soon on your next trip. Derek Penton General Manager

Reviewed October 20, 2020

Limited Menu with good food. Great Desserts and easy to locate. This restaurant is famous for its Seasonal Buffets. Just be careful walking The French Quarter because Post C-19 the area/FQ needs to clean up the area. People standing around on Canal Street and be...careful. No fear but know your surroundings. I have been to NOLA 50 times in 35 years. Magazine Street is superior shopping and food. Much cleaner and much more up-scale.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Went there Saturday without a booking, they seated us and were very friendly despite our indecisiveness, we were loud bunch of 20+ year olds and had the best celebration and food for my brothers 23rd birthday, the staff and our waiter Jess was very funny...and made a great night!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

My husband and I were in town and stopped here for happy hour, as recommended by our driver. We loved it! The drinks and service were great and the atmosphere was fun and classy at the same time. I can't speak to food as we...didn't order any at that visit, but can say everything I saw served at the bar looked wonderful. We will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Late night after a busy Lundi Gras and we were looking for good food, semi-quiet place. Actually a bit tough to find in the Quarter after midnight. So if you find yourself in a similar situation and the fried chicken and giant pizza slices on...Bourbon just don’t do it for you, this is the place. Drinks were classically made and served in an actual glass! (Bonus points!) Alligator grillades and cheddar grits were fantastic. Boudin balls and gumbo hit the spot as well. We were quite happy to find excellent meal selections that late. Most of the bars were packed with mostly incoherent tourists. The Kingfish was moderately busy and no one was out of hand.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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davidmoorekingfish, General Manager at Kingfish, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Ckline95, We are excited that you were able to discover us while on the hunt for something a little different than the offerings on Bourbon. The alligator grillades and grits are one of our favorites and we are very proud of both our gumbo and...More

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Mark W
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Global48142066768 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, didn't notice about the TV. I think there may have been, but no volume. You are correct, prices in line with other nice restaurants. Maybe $100 per person, but we had both drinks and wine.
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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.
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Response from Tom J | Reviewed this property |
One more thing: Someone said we may have just had a "bad luck night." There should be no such thing as "bad luck" at a restaurant. The restaurant should not depend on luck! And, again, both our meals were terrible. That's... More
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Response from warytraveller1114 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, check out the website, but my recollection is the entrees are $20-30 or more. Don't remember if that comes with a salad but I don't think so.
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  • Food: 4
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