Ralph's on the Park

Seafood-Centric American

  • 88
  • 2015 Best Brunch
Overview

In an 1860’s mansion, Ralph’s on the Park offers views of Mid-City's massive City Park sports Toulouse-Lautrec-style murals of New Orleans' nightlife. Classic Cajun cuisine influences dishes like vadouvan shrimp and grits or crabmeat and Creole mustard spaetzle. Sunday brunches on the porch are particularly beloved with rounds of turtle soup and Brandy Milk Punch.

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Accolades

  • Modern New Orleans: Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks 2016 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • New Orleans Best Bars 2011 - Gambit
  • Readers' Favorites 2011 - New Orleans Magazine
  • Readers' Choice Awards 2010 - Times-Picayune
  • Where to Eat Now 2004 - Bon Appetit Magazine
  • Best New Restaurant 2004 - New Orleans Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Ralph's on the Park

Lunch

2 Course Lunch

First

  • Chef's Soup of the Day
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy and ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms

Second

  • Crawfish Daniel Louisiana crawfish tails, cucumber ribbons, local greens, cherry tomatoes, housemade French dressing, brandy, chervil, celery root
    $29.00
    A La Carte $26.00
  • Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich fried chicken breast, Napa cabbage, dill pickles, Thai chili mayonnaise, sesame bun, vinegar potato chips
    $18.00
    A La Carte $15.00
  • Chef's Special changes daily; made with seasonal and local products

Soup & Salad

  • Turtle Soup topped with sherry
    $9.00
  • Chef's Soup of the Day
    $7.00
  • Cheese Plate chef's selection of two cheeses, quince paste, local honey, pecan halves, mostarda
    $10.00
  • City Park Salad baby red oak, romaine, granny smith apples, stilton blue, applewood smoked bacon
    $8.00
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy & ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms
    $8.00
  • Roasted Beet Salad goat feta, arugula, toasted pecans, orange blossom vinegar
    $8.00
  • Cheese Plate chef's selection of 2 cheeses, quince paste, local honey, pecan halves, mostarda
    $10.00
  • Miso Tuna Two Ways spicy tartare, miso seared, grilled Napa cabbage, cucumber, sweet chili, wasabi aioli
    $14.00
  • Fried Smoked Oysters bourbon tomato jam, white remoulade
    $14.00
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts fried haloumi, za'atar vinaigrette
    $7.00
  • Broccoli soy & ginger vinaigrette
    $7.00
  • Truffle Fries black truffle mayo
    $9.00

Large Plates

  • Grilled Petit Filet Mignon Rogue Caveman blue cheese compound butter, sweet potato garlic steak fries
    $27.00
  • Grilled Drum charred pineapple & red onion salsa, Louisiana popcorn rice, lime butter sauce
    $22.00
  • Crawfish Benedict poached eggs, crawfish fat hollandaise, English muffin, local squash
    $23.00
  • Southern Schnitzel paneed chicken breast, fried eggs, chicken sausage cream gravy, red bean purée
    $21.00
  • Duck Breast & Truffle Salad confit of duck breast, house mixed local greens, roasted celery root, mushrooms, butternut squash, pecan brittle, truffle vinaigrette
    $23.00
  • BBQ Gulf Shrimp New Orleans BBQ broth, shiitake mushrooms, garlic bread
    $20.00
  • Bacon Jam Burger house ground beef patty, bacon, chicory & red onion jam, guajillo pepper mayonnaise, dill pickles, sesame bun, French fries
    $16.00
    Add Fried Egg $2.00
  • Pork Meatballs & Tagliatelle Home Place Pastures pork, Marsala & shiitake mushroom sauce, sage, housemade ricotta, tagliatelle
    $21.00
  • Des Allemands Catfish Sandwich yellow mustard marinade, cornmeal crust, bacon, tomato, charred green onion mayo, onion roll, potato salad
    $18.00
  • Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich fried chicken breast, Napa cabbage, dill pickles, Thai chili mayonnaise, sesame bun, vinegar potato chips
    $15.00

Dinner

Soup & Salad

  • Turtle Soup topped with sherry
    $9.00
  • City Park Salad baby red oak, romaine, granny smith apples, stilton blue and applewood smoked bacon
    $8.00
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy and ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms
    $8.00
  • Crawfish Daniel Louisiana crawfish tails, cucumber ribbons, local greens, cherry tomatoes, housemade French dressing, brandy, chervil, celery root
    $14.00

Vegetarian Small Plates

  • Pasta di Stracci local greens, housemade mascarpone, pasta sheet, kale and preserved lemon jus
    $11.00
  • Stuffed Eggplant vegetable and bulghur wheat filling, feta cheese, red pepper and eggplant purée, garlic glaze
    $8.00
  • Cheese Plate chef's selection of two cheeses, quince paste, white truffle honey, hazelnuts & water crackers
    $10.00

Seafood Small Plates

  • Des Allemands Catfish Dumplings Creole dashi, shallots, Napa cabbage, ginger mayonnaise, green onions
    $10.00
  • Miso Tuna Two Way tartare and pepper seared with avocado, sweet chili, wasabi crème fraiche
    $14.00
  • Smoked Fried Oysters bourbon tomato jam, white remoulade
    $14.00

Meats Small Plates

  • Braised Goat salsa verde, red bean puree, masa cake, lime crema, olive
    $11.00

Large Plates

  • Roasted Chicken Breast Yukon Gold potato purée, mushroom duxelles, roasted chicken jus, thyme, rosemary, oregano
    $25.00
  • Brown Butter Glazed Redfish almond butter, green beans, lemon gelee, almond wafer
    $27.00
  • Visiting Fish and the Crawfish Boil blackened fish fillet, crawfish tails, corn, mushrooms, celery, garlic, fennel, crawfish boil beurre monte
    $32.00
  • Roasted Whole Fish Ethiopian berbere spice blend, roasted & puréed carrots, chimichurri, snow peas, lemon
    $36.00
  • Grilled Shrimp Curry jumbo Gulf shrimp, red curry, butternut squash, mustard greens, mirliton slaw
    $25.00
  • Grilled Filet Mignon garlic steak fries, bacon béarnaise
    $37.00

Sides

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts fried haloumi, za'atar vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • Hickory Smoked Carrots chimichurri, queso fresco
    $6.00
  • Yukon Gold Potato Purée
    $7.00
  • Truffle Fries black truffle mayo
    $9.00

Sunday Brunch

New Orleans Eye Openers

  • Pomegranate Sparkler French sparkling with fresh pomegranate
    $10.00
  • Lemon Basil Bloody Mary lemon & basil infused vodka, housemade bloody mary mix, basil, lemon
    $8.00
  • Ralph's Bloody Mary Tito's vodka, house-made bloody mary mix, chipotle, Creole spiced beans, lemon, lime
    $9.00
  • Brandy Milk Punch brandy, milk, simple syrup, nutmeg, vanilla extract
    $9.00
  • Endless Champagne or Mimosas
    $14.00

Brunch on the Park

1st Course

  • Turtle Soup finished with sherry
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy & ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms

2nd Course

  • Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich fried chicken breast, Napa cabbage, dill pickles, Thai chili mayonnaise, sesame bun, vinegar potato chips
  • Gulf Shrimp & Grits sherry butter sauce, shallots and sweet peppers, sherry vinegar, stone ground grits

3rd Course

  • Salted Caramel Pots de Créme merlot sea salt, toasted pumpkin seeds

Small Plates

  • Turtle Soup finished with sherry
    $9.00
  • Chef's Soup of the Day prepared daily using the freshest local ingredients
    $7.00
  • City Park Salad baby red oak, romaine, granny smith apples, stilton blue, applewood smoked bacon
    $8.00
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy & ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms 8
    $8.00
  • Crawfish Daniel Louisiana crawfish tails, cucumber ribbons, local greens, cherry tomatoes, housemade French dressing, brandy, chervil, celery root
    $14.00
  • Roasted Beet Salad baby arugula, red onion, creamy feta cheese and orange blossom vinegar
    $8.00
  • Fried Smoked Oysters bourbon tomato jam, white remoulade
    $14.00
  • Miso Tuna Two Ways tartare and pepper seared with avocado, sweet chili, wasabi crème fraiche
    $14.00

Large Plates

  • Crawfish Benedict poached eggs, crawfish fat hollandaise, cream biscuit, local squash
    $23.00
  • Southern Schnitzel & Eggs paneed chicken breast, fried eggs, chicken sausage cream gravy, red bean purée
    $21.00
  • City Park Breakfast 2 fried eggs, hash brown patty, sliced bacon, cheddar grits, breakfast meat du jour
    $17.00
  • Steak & Eggs blackened ribeye steak with brabant potatoes, wild mushrooms, sunny side up eggs and a brandy butter sauce
    $24.00
  • Duck Hash & Egg duck confit, crispy potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cipollini onions, mostarda, fried egg, sherry, shallots
    $22.00
  • Duck Breast & Truffle Salad house mixed local greens, roasted celery root, mushrooms, butternut squash, pecan brittle, truffle vinaigrette
    $23.00
  • Bacon Jam Burger house ground beef patty, bacon, chicory & red onion jam, guajillo pepper mayonnaise, dill pickles, sesame bun, French fries
    $16.00
    Add Fried Egg $2.00
  • Des Allemands Catfish Sandwich yellow mustard marinade, cornmeal crust, bacon, tomato, charred green onion mayo, onion roll, potato salad
    $18.00
  • Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich fried chicken breast, Napa cabbage, dill pickles, Thai chili mayonnaise, sesame bun, vinegar potato chips
    $15.00

Sides

  • 2 Cream Biscuits
    $3.50
  • Stone Ground Grits
    $2.50
  • Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
    $10.00
  • Sautéed Garlic Shrimp
    $6.50

Kids Brunch

First Course

  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Second Course

  • Chicken Tenders served with french fries
  • French Toast with seasonal preserves
  • Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich served with bacon
  • Eggs & Stone Ground Grits 2 scrambled eggs served with bacon

Third Course

  • Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate sauce

Dessert

Desserts

  • Cherry Bread Pudding dulce de leche, honey oatmeal crumble, Creole cream cheese ice cream
    $8.00
  • The London Fog Earl Grey & vanilla bean panna cotta, caramelized milk crumble, lemon honey, white chocolate crisps
    $8.00
  • Coconut Rice Pudding Arborio rice, coconut milk, passion fruit sorbet, coconut lace cookie
    $8.00
  • Satsuma & Chocolate Mousse swiss dark chocolate, satsuma liqueur gelée, pistachio nougatine, crème fraîche
    $9.00
  • Chocolate Doberge creme anglaise
    $8.00
  • Ice Cream & Sorbets please ask about today's selections
    $7.00
  • Cheese Plate chef's selection of 2 cheeses served with quince paste, white truffle honey, hazelnuts and water crackers
    $10.00

Dessert Cocktails

  • Ralph's Coffee dark roast coffee with chicory, Frangelico, Nocello, whipped cream
    $8.00
  • Bananas Foster Martini Absolut Vanilla, Creme de Banana, and butterscotch, shaken with a touch of cream
    $8.00
  • Jazz Kitchen Coffee Dark roast coffee with praline liqueur and brandy
    $8.00

Bar Bites

Chef Chip's Bar Bites

  • Turtle Soup finished with sherry
    $9.00
  • Truffle Fries black truffle mayonnaise
    $9.00
  • Fried Smoked Oysters bourbon tomato jam, white remoulade
    $14.00
  • Tuna Two Ways tartare and pepper seared with avocado, sweet chili and a wasabi crème fraiche
    $14.00
  • City Park Salad baby red oak, romaine, Granny Smith apples, Stilton blue cheese and applewood smoked bacon
    $8.00
  • Cheese Plate chef's selection of 2 imported cheeses served with quince paste, white truffle honey, hazelnuts and water crackers
    $10.00

Happy Hour

Specialty & Classic Cocktails

  • Tiki Nights Balvenie "Caribbean Cask" 14yr Scotch, brandied cherries, 0.75oz Orgeat syrup, Bitterman's Elemakule Tiki Bitters
  • Ralph's Basil Hayden 8yr, maraschino cherries, orange peel, simple syrup
  • Hard Proof Maker's Mark Cask Strength 113.3 Proof, Maraschino syrup, Barrel Proof Bitters, torched orange peel
  • Cast Away Jefferson's "Ocean Aged" Small Batch Bourbon, grapefruit infused simple syrup, hopped grapefruit bitters, cherry
  • Apricot Sangria apricot brandy, elderflower liqueur, macerated cherries, red or sparkling wine
  • Mr. Bill's Sazerac Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Peychaud's Bitters, Angostura Bitters, Herbsaint, lemon peel
  • Thyme & Cucumber Fizz Bombay, Farigoule Thyme Liquor, fresh lemon juice, cucumber, soda, served over ice
  • Satsuma Daiquiri Flor de Cana 4yr, fresh lime & satsuma juice, simply syrup, shaken & served up
  • Blood Orange Margarita El Jimador Silver, agave nectar, blood orange puree
  • City Park Lemonade Buffalo Trace, fresh lemonade, seasonal fruit
  • Pomegranate Tea Absolut Vodka, fresh citrus, pomegranate molasses
  • Crushed Irish Julep Paddy's Irish Whiskey, Plantation mint simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, over crushed ice, lemon & mint garnish

Beer

  • Domestic Beer
    $2.50
  • Craft Beer
    $4.00

2 Course Lunch

First

  • Chef's Soup of the Day
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy and ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms

Second

  • Crawfish Daniel Louisiana crawfish tails, cucumber ribbons, local greens, cherry tomatoes, housemade French dressing, brandy, chervil, celery root
    $29.00
    A La Carte $26.00
  • Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich fried chicken breast, Napa cabbage, dill pickles, Thai chili mayonnaise, sesame bun, vinegar potato chips
    $18.00
    A La Carte $15.00
  • Chef's Special changes daily; made with seasonal and local products

Performing Arts Dinner Menu

1st Course

  • Turtle Soup topped with sherry
  • City Park Salad baby red oak, romaine, Granny Smith apples, Stilton blue and applewood smoked bacon

2nd Course

  • Mississippi Shiitake Agnolotti basil, ricotta, shiitake, lemon, brown butter, fresh mirliton, squash, preserved lemon vinaigrette
    $22.00
  • Pickled Shrimp Salad lolla rosa, Creole mustard vinaigrette, Italian cherry peppers, Provolone, prosciutto, roasted corn, green tomato chow chow
  • Duck Confit Leg Quarter braised mustard greens, duck cracklin' corn bread, potlikker sauce, pickled greens & Vidalia onion slaw

3rd Course

  • Chocolate Doberge creme anglaise
  • Ice Cream and Sorbets Please ask your server for today's selections

Brunch On The Park

Brunch on the Park

1st Course

  • Turtle Soup finished with sherry
  • Wedge Salad baby iceberg lettuce, soy & ginger dressing, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, shiitake mushrooms

2nd Course

  • Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich fried chicken breast, Napa cabbage, dill pickles, Thai chili mayonnaise, sesame bun, vinegar potato chips
  • Gulf Shrimp & Grits sherry butter sauce, shallots and sweet peppers, sherry vinegar, stone ground grits

3rd Course

  • Salted Caramel Pots de Crème merlot sea salt, toasted pumpkin seeds

900 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Classic/Old School, Refined
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, View
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (504) 488-1000
  • Private Dining Room: Yes