In 1979, when Chef Paul Prudhomme and his late wife, K, opened their “modest”, 62-seat K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen on Chartres Street in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, they had no idea the restaurant was soon to become a sensation, with nightly lines of eager diners waiting sometimes hours to be seated. That was back in the days when K-Paul’s didn’t accept reservations or credit cards! But now, under the hands-on direction of Chef Paul Prudhomme, the restaurant has gone through major changes to keep up with the growing demands of its clients and the times.
Based on the designs of the original 1834 structure, K-Paul’s was extensively refurbished and expanded in 1996 and now offers seating for more than 200 dining guests. Dining areas include seasonal balcony dining, spacious dining rooms on both the first and second floors and an intimate climate-controlled courtyard for dining al fresco. K’s Parlor, an enclosed private room on the second floor, is host to parties, corporate events, and other special occasions. Both floors feature an open kitchen where diners can see exactly how each delectable dish is prepared. K-Paul’s gladly accepts reservations and offers catering on-site or anywhere around the world.