Located across from the entrance to City Park, Ralph’s on the Park is a Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group property. In a 15-minute drive from the French Quarters, it is an ideal restaurant to take in the aromas and flavors of the quintessential New Orleans cuisine.
Food & Drink
Seafood is the way to go but specials of the day are also highly recommended for local flavors. The menu includes nouveau and traditional New Orleans cuisine. Be bold and sample the turtle soup.
The plating is beautifully done, the flavors make your mouth sing, while the combinations of textures and ingredients are imaginative and original.
Exceeding customer service, it is an ideal place to impress family, friends and colleagues during lunch, dinner or Sunday brunches. Service is right-on – friendly, efficient, and professional, and robust cocktails are the norm from the handsome bar.
Service was generally attentive and prompt. During the peak weekend hours, it can get bog down later in the evening as the Saturday night crowd reached full capacity, but not to a problematic level.
Lunch selection ranges from $8 to $22 on appetizers, entrees and second courses. Dinner will start at $8 and rise to about $44 per plate. Brunch is similar to lunch prices.
In great formality, the dining room, whether lunch or dinner, showcases the ideal New Orleans cuisine. With second-floor balconies, the restaurant overlooks the City Park. The decor is elegant and shows a historic side of New Orleans, outside of the French Quarters.
This restaurant has one of the most picturesque urban settings imaginable; on the edge of an historic old neighborhood, it overlooks 500 years old oaks trees in the most beautiful section of magnificent City Park. The interior of the restaurant is tastefully restored to 19th century architecture with 21st century comforts, and is enhanced by beautiful murals of the earlier era. The ambiance of the current dining room is lively as well, with smartly dressed patrons enjoying conversation in elevated tones.
With a formal dining room, attire is upscale. Try not to let the heat of New Orleans make you wear shorts, then walk into this place. The formality will make you feel under dressed. All the men wore jackets while women used dresses.
Fine dining close to City Park of New Orleans provides the perfect ambiance for a day away from the French Quarters. The locals reserve a spot at this restaurant for special occasions such as graduation, milestone birthdays and anniversaries.
Back in 1860, this site started as a coffeehouse and concession stand for City Park by a French immigrant. Over two centuries, this establishment was owned by prominent restauranteurs from New Orleans.
Ralph’s on the Park
900 City Park Ave,
New Orleans, LA 70119
Tip #1: Interested in escaping tourist traps of the French Quarters, take a taxi cab to this restaurant off the beaten path. It only costs $15 one way.
Tip #2:Try the specials – they include the freshest ingredients with selection from nearby-farms and local markets.
Tip #3: Ask your wait staff for their favorite selection. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.