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With its regional Louisiana cooking, this French Quarter eatery would make the real "Kingfish" proud.
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Kingfish Restaurant Review

: Huey "The Kingfish" Long was governor of Louisiana during the Great Depression, and his fabled larger-than-life personality lingers. Now, local chef Greg Sonnier rekindles the legend with this French Quarter eatery named after the man himself. Kingfish, situated on a high-traffic French Quarter corner, offers a strictly Louisiana menu that excels in its regional quality. Typical of Sonnier's inevitable signature items is a take on barbecued shrimp, this time served over a sweet potato waffle, as well as a smoked rabbit gumbo and even a fried boneless stuffed whole fish with pickled mirliton and cornbread dressing. But the one item destined for longevity is Sonnier's seared pompano presented on a warm Himalayan salt brick. A small plates menu is anchored by the chef's Hoppin' John crawfish salad. The smart craft cocktail program and a concise, well-thought-out wine list complement the Southern fare. Caramel apple bread pudding is proof that indeed there is something new that can be accomplished with a traditional dessert.

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