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Kingfish

Kingfish

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Piano Bar$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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  • Zachary R.
    "The Mint Julep is one of the best I've had."(4 Tips)
    Mark H.
    "Sazerac and gumbo have been the best I've had so far in New Orleans."(6 Tips)
    Pontchartrain P.
    "Get a cocktail and an education from barman Chris McMillian."(3 Tips)
    Abhishek K.
    "The best Pimms cup"(3 Tips)
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  • Chris D.
    Chris DavidsonDecember 31, 2013
    The Pimm's Cup is an amazing drink. It reminds me of an iced tea Sangria-it may sound strange but it's delicious. The Canebreak on tap is a plus. The French Pearl is delicious. Food is coming up next
  • Mo M.
    Mo MoAugust 5, 2015
    Fried alligator and grits so good that I'd like to curse to describe them. Neither those two things I ever trusted or liked. Today I found I've only had bad alligator or grits before.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WoodJuly 11, 2016
    Incredible location and atmosphere. Relaxed, chill, cool bartenders that care for their drinks. Pork Belly Buns were out of this world good. Great Happy Hour bar stop.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LeproNovember 9, 2013
    We stumbled upon this place and got a great surprise. Delicious food. Fantastic drinks. Ask for Robert to be your waiter. He provides suggestions on everything from meal options to local attractions.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezJuly 12, 2016
    HH 3:30-6pm daily, half off all beer and wines-by-the-glass. Small Plates ($5) include fried boudin balls, crispy hushpuppies, gumbo, char siu pork belly steamed bun, and pork cracklins.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeproNovember 9, 2013
    Phenomenal food, drinks, and staff. Robert was our amazing waiter, offering superb suggestions on everything from drinks, entrees, and even local attractions to see. Will definitely repeat! 5⭐️
  • Phoebe W.
    Phoebe WhealdonDecember 27, 2016
    This is one of my go to spots in the Quarter. Their bartenders are awesome, and know their craft well. They will create for you if you are not sure what you would like.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongJanuary 27, 2015
    Had the potpie, a lot of pork in it (not a hugely large fan of pork) but other than that it was perfect. Drinks here is great and the live piano was a nice touch
  • Jenn V.
    Jenn VachonSeptember 6, 2015
    We ordered the Buffalo frog legs, panzanella salad, pork nachos, bacon collard greens, and crab hushpuppies. Everything was DELICIOUS! Our waitress, Nicole, was the best!
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PaczuskiJuly 2, 2014
    Great food, ambiance and service here. The "Cochon de Lait Pot Pie" was the best meat pie I've ever tasted. I definitely recommend coming here over K-Pauls.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandApril 14, 2015
    Great experience. The Mint Julep is one of the best I've had. Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños were amazing.
  • marshall w.
    marshall wrightJune 6, 2013
    Come for Chris McMillian's mint julep. Stay for the Pimm's Cup, Doctor's Order, Cracklin' Delight & master class in cocktails.
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NguyenApril 10, 2015
    Love the Pimm's drink. The gold beet salad is prefect for a light bite. Had the duck special, good. The jerky chicken was dry and tasteless.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HarringtonSeptember 26, 2015
    Sazerac and gumbo have been the best I've had so far in New Orleans. BBQ shrimp and waffles and fried gator both hit the spot as well.
  • Victor L.
    Victor LowJune 29, 2016
    Classic cocktails done right (French 75, Mint Julep). Nice long bar with additional tables to drink and eat at. Service is quick and plesant
  • Teresa D.
    Teresa DJanuary 17, 2014
    I appreciate the bartending skills but he pounds the bar with that loud-as-hell mallet way too often. I'm twenty minutes in and have a headache. Ask for a table far from the bar.
  • Nettie
    NettieJanuary 28, 2014
    The service was a bit slow, but the drinks and apps are fabulous! The desserts are amazing, order a couple and share with friends!
  • Bernardo M.
    Bernardo MelloJanuary 16
    Delicious, medium rare perfectly done, duck chest. Well balanced and slightly sweet seasoning.
  • Jay
    JaySeptember 7, 2014
    Take in the classic bar for a while before rushing into dinner. Food is great new wave Cajun. Reasonable prices for FQ.
  • Emilie D.
    Emilie DishonghJanuary 2, 2014
    Best place in town for a well made cocktail that's not loaded with sugar. Nice wines for happy hour too.
  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith
    Try the Hoppin’ John crawfish salad or smoked andouille with honey-lavender mustard and sassafras catsup. DIVINE!
  • Ross A.
    Ross AllenJune 22, 2014
    Come for a cocktail or two, sit by the piano. A pleasant, chill vibe compared to crazy Bourbon Street.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WorthingtonDecember 31, 2013
    Fabulous service, food and cocktails. Great new place! Amazing, friendly bartenders. Will definitely be back!
  • Mabel T.
    Mabel TMarch 3, 2014
    Duck Ramen is awesome! Great comfort food. Trust the bartenders on their drink suggestions. #lastword
  • Tessa
    TessaMarch 23, 2015
    Delicious food. Be prepared to pay quite a bit for small portions. Amazing flavors and drinks, though!
  • Ivan L.
    Ivan LeeDecember 23, 2014
    Beautiful place, great service, but too expensive for the food you get: too much fancy, should be more focused on the food itself. With all do respect to the chef and owners.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyMarch 3, 2016
    Enjoyed a bowl of gumbo and some jambalaya. Not bad for a place known for cocktails.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauApril 18, 2014
    Try the Pimms Cup! Huge drink and made differently than the original Pimms at Napolean's House.
  • Lou P.
    Lou PaskalisFebruary 27, 2015
    Chris the bartender makes the best Mint Julip in the country
  • Becky E.
    Becky EdwardsFebruary 2, 2016
    Everything was good. Some things were just pricier for the size that was anticipated for the food items. App, 2 drinks & a dessert was $50.
  • Christa H.
    Christa HoeglerJune 22, 2016
    These boudin balls! And the fish was probably the best I've ever had.
  • Gummy S.
    Gummy SmithAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch and dinner menu from Chef Greg n Chef Dan....best bartenders around!
  • robin
    robinOctober 29, 2014
    Make a reservation! Open table offered me several, so I took the one in 15 minutes and walked over. When I got there, they were offering walk ins a 45 minute wait.
  • Patty R.
    Patty RathbunMay 21, 2013
    If the Eunice Stew is available, order it. Tender, flavorful & delicious.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansMay 22, 2013
    Congratulations Chris McMillian! The bartender was recently named in Gambit's 26 Craft Cocktail Bartenders You Should Know! Read more
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 18, 2015
    Really enjoy how they have a suggested drink pairing with every dish on the menu
  • Staci Y.
    Staci YoungMay 2, 2013
    Try the chocolate pot de creme. Excellent!! And good to share.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMarch 11, 2015
    Creole Coffee is amazing. A must try for an after dinner drink.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MiranneNovember 4, 2013
    First time here. Eat the duck Reuben for lunch. It will change your life
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KellyJanuary 28, 2015
    Great bartenders and I enjoyed the "Every Man A King Fish" with Chilean Sea bass.
  • Maryann W.
    Maryann WatsonNovember 2, 2013
    Modern menu with delicious twists - smoked rabbit gumbo is a must have!
  • Terry S.
    Terry St. GermainApril 21, 2013
    Chris is amazing. The drinks take a minute but it is SO worth it.
  • Ernie C.
    Ernie CrawfordFebruary 20, 2016
    Delicious food. Try the Gumbo and Jumbalaya, they are both awesome.
  • Icca G.
    Icca GarciaMarch 18, 2015
    Drink was great but service was so bad. My mixologist was not interested in good customer service. I asked a question about a can of cherries she turned the can around so I wouldn't mention it again.
  • Randy R.
    Randy RosenbergApril 26, 2013
    TJ is the bar manager and he is very involved and accessible while still maintaining an innocent charm.
  • Fork Notes
    Fork NotesOctober 24, 2013
    Excellent craft cocktails. Check out the happy hour menu!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HillSeptember 11, 2014
    The cocktails are outrageous! This is a hidden gem in the French Quarter
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent drinks. The fondue french fries are awesome!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SandersJuly 23, 2013
    Bartender Steven was A-MAH-ZING!! Had a spectacular Dark & Stormy!!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikMay 20, 2016
    Great cocktails, try the mad max if they have it
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 25, 2015
    Has a very good Dark & Stormy.
  • Monk
    MonkJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the house made andoullie sausage. Mind blowing...
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AustinDecember 25, 2015
    Christmas Dinner with a Mint Julep 🎄👍🏼
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BruceAugust 21
    I didn't know what to except, but their small happy hour plates were the tits
  • Carrie E.
    Carrie EssenfeldApril 27, 2013
    Great bar concept. Food misses the mark.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 18, 2015
    Great cocktails. Pimms cup is very tasty.
  • Sophia Z.
    Sophia ZikanovaJanuary 4, 2015
    Great happy hour half of brews and wine by the glass!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 18, 2015
    The Chocolate Pot de Creme is phenomenal
  • Chrissy B.
    Chrissy BaciaAugust 5, 2013
    See Steven at the bar, he's really lovely. His Ramos Gin Fizz is amazing!!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 25, 2015
    Great place for fancy cocktails in the French Quarter.
  • Pontchartrain P.
    Pontchartrain PeteApril 13, 2013
    Get a cocktail and an education from barman Chris McMillian.
  • Sara M.
    Sara MOctober 20, 2013
    Chris McMillan... The man, the myth, the legend.
  • Lynette T.
    Lynette TaylorOctober 12, 2013
    Their seared scallops are great!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 18, 2015
    The rabbit gumbo is so delicious
  • Stefan D.
    Stefan D.May 11, 2016
    Very tasty food but small portions for a really steep price! Be prepared to drop >$30 just for an entree.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BFebruary 19, 2016
    We just had drinks and they were amazing!
  • April
    AprilMay 7, 2014
    Get the bacon wrapped jalapeños!! Trust me.
  • Waverly H.
    Waverly HumphreyAugust 14, 2015
    Vanessa LeTourneau is the best. Ask for her!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 22, 2015
    Alligator wings were good. The rabbit was good but the sides were horrible and made no sense to me.
  • Caroline
    CarolineApril 9
    Come for a Pimm's Cup. Skip the sloppy service and food that tells you the chef just doesn't give a F.
  • Vernon G.
    Vernon GoJune 26, 2014
    Had average tasting rabbit here. My wife had a dish that looked like throw up. Minced duck and ramen. Yuck.
  • Charles F.
    Charles FrostSeptember 30, 2015
    The roasted chicken was amazing!!
  • Tashia R.
    Tashia RoffeyOctober 12, 2013
    MUST order the Pimm's Cup!
  • Janine D.
    Janine DuffyJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rabbit gumbo...you absolutely must.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 18, 2015
    Really enjoyed the duck ramen
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranJuly 31, 2016
    Appetizers are delicious
  • Julia L.
    Julia Lord NickleSeptember 5, 2014
    Best sazerac in NOLA
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SerpasJuly 12, 2013
    Guava garlic fries are ridic!
  • Wyatt T.
    Wyatt ThomasApril 20, 2014
    Sit at the bar, ask for Chris.
  • Christa C.
    Christa ConteOctober 4, 2014
    Coolest place on earth.
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaAugust 18, 2014
    The best Pimms cup
  • Cupcake C.
    Cupcake CatoMay 5, 2016
    Nice Happy Hour
  • Lisya G.
    Lisya Gabay NahmiasOctober 15, 2016
    Crayfish 😘
  • y knot daniel
    y knot danielMarch 18, 2015
    Sauzarac is good
  • Christian P.
    Christian PostierJanuary 31, 2015
    Coolgifikrnrbrkg
  • Alisha L.
    Alisha LehmanDecember 3, 2015
    Pretty pricy drinks. Not worth it.
  • Şakir Ç.
    Şakir ÇakınMarch 15, 2016
    Masa istiyorsanız önceden rezervasyon yapmalısınız. Servis biraz yavaş ama kalite ve lezzet güzel. Porsiyonlar bölgeye göre küçük geliyor.
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