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.
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.
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!
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.
Celebrity Chef Paul Prudhomme turns out well-known Cajun classics with hefty price tags..
Decades after introducing the world to Cajun cuisine, Chef Paul Prudhomme still serves the classic Louisiana foods and haute Cajun dishes that made him famous. Simple presentation is the rule. Menu items include blackened tuna and blackened yellowfin--a juicy, well-seared fillet. Eggplant pirogue seafood Atchafalaya is a flavorful fried vegetable shell stuffed with mixed seafood.
SCRUMPTIOUS. 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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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