Red Fish Grill
Red Fish Grill

Red Fish Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redfishgrill.com/
  • Phone: 5045981200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner Daily: (Monday - Thursday, Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Oyster Bar: (Monday - Thursday, Sunday) 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Dinner & Oyster Bar (Friday & Saturday) 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Iberville Street
  • Public Transit: Canal and St. Charles streetcars one block from the restaurant.
  • Parking: No
A word from Red Fish Grill
Fishing for New Orleans' deFINitive seafood dining? Fish no further than Ralph Brennan's Red Fish Grill, a triumph of cuisine, style and design. Casual New Orleans seafood dominates a menu peppered with Big Easy favorites like Hickory Grilled Redfish, BBQ Oysters, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, and a wide variety of Gulf fish available every night.

Festive, hip decor offering an oasis from the bawdy bright lights of Bourbon Street, features hand-painted tables, a sea colored etched floor, colossal oyster mirrors, metal-sculpted palms, Louisiana bayou photography, and a sea of metal fish in neon swimming overhead.

Professional yet friendly service spiced with New Orleans joie de vie ensures easy comfort and sets a tone for the ultimate laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Red Fish Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (111)fit for foodies (96)hot spot (64)special occasion (62)neighborhood gem (57)kid-friendly (47)great for lunch (44)vibrant bar scene (42)notable wine list (22)romantic (19)great for brunch (16)late-night find (15)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was very slow. Overpriced food for quality/price ratio. Not impressed. We will certainly not go back.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fabulous dining experience with well prepared appetizers and entrees and the service was fabulous. I highly recommend the BBQ oysters and red fish. We'll definitely be returning on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and selection
    sxmscorpio
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wide variety of fish and seafood choices. Busy but not overtly loud restaurant. Good service. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    Macirish
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We ate dinner early and avoided the crowds. Nice service, great food. We wish they had participated in "Coolinary".
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    Kodawg1980
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful dinner with friends. Table was ready promptly and we were treated wonderfully. Food was terrific and so was the service. Will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had the most popular menu item, the redfish and it was so good. The French bread was light and flaky, not dry at all. We had a 1/2 dozen raw oysters and a 1/2 dozen of the BBQ Buffalo oysters and both were delicious. The Buffaflo oysters were light and not greasy or chewy, very tender. We found ourselves using the bread to soak up all the extra Crystal hot sauce and Bleu cheese left in the shells. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How Does this Place Stay in Biz?
    lafoodie25
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I asked the waiter for a recommendation as to the best fish and ordered the one he suggested. It tasted old and fishy! The preparation also was lackluster. The accompaniments were plain. Appetizer of BBQ oysters much different from usual preparation, and not in a good way. Overly breaded and blue-cheesed out -- might as well have been Buffalo Wings. Only bright spots were the chocolate bread pudding dessert (excellent) and the bar drinks. Unforgiveable to serve bad seafood in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Festive
    Luznews
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great for locals and tourists! Great food and lively fun atmosphere. Colorful fish-related decor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    WootB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was fantastic. Our table of 7 ordered different dishes and everyone was pleased with the quality and quantity of the food. Our server seemed a little harried and flustered at times, but overall the experience was a great one. Friday night on Bourbon Street meant the place was packed and a bit noisy, but we were still (mostly) able to have conversation. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, extremely noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Oysters on the half shell were fantastic. Rest of meal was fine. Server was very attentive, but just could not make a lot of food recommendations. Would have expected more for the price. Also, extremely LOUD!!! Did I say how loud it was. For this reason I would recommend going back for the oysters at the bar or possibly for lunch. Just not classy enough for a serious dinner out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were seated in a private area, away from main dining area. Very cozy. Service was excellent. Especially our food server, who had Happy Anniversay written in chocolate on the plate of our complimentary dessert. I love shrimp and grits and it was excellent. The shrimp were a little small, but tasty. My wife had Mississippi catfish (is there any other?) huge filet, nicely breaded and tasted great. The red bean and andouille soup was also very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal in New Orleans
    Michelle
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    In a city known for great food, that is a huge claim. However, the Red Fish signature dish and Shrimp and Grits we're stand outs!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greasy and weird!
    5to3
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Red Fish Grill was, in a word, greasy. They had no vegetarian options, even though they made the "vegetarian friendly" list. The grilled Red Fish was good, but not great. Vegetables were all greasy. Our waiter kept insulting his own kitchen staff and diners at a nearby table. It was also very loud. Needless to say we were very disappointed and it was not what we were looking for.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    Teebee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is by far the Best seafood restaurant in the French Quarter in New Orleans, creative menu, friendly wait staff and reasonable prices. It's best to go there after 8:-30-9:00 to get a table or early before the dinner crowd starts coming in. The one drawback is the noise level but that's the same problem in most hot spots today. Make a reservation and you will be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Par4golfer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. We had the Redfish signature dish with lump crab, and the filet mignon. Both dishes were done to perfection, and portions were good. Service was excellent (Emely). Bread pudding dessert was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Fish Grill
    RoriVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I travel to NOLA frequently as I have friends who live there. It was a friend's birthday and I booked a table at Red Fish Grill. The decor is beautiful, our waiter was awesome, but the food was very disappointing. I'm from Maryland, so I knew better than to order the crab cake, but I did it anyway. It was terrible. And the cheesecake for dessert tasted more like thick custard than cheesecake. I really don't think there are that many good restaurants in the French Quarter, like there used to be before Katrina. For a good meal, go away from the Quarter for sure.
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  • Great find on Bourbon Street
    Seagrovegirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have always heard of The Red Fish Grill and how great it was, but didn't know where it was or how great it really is! We were staying at the Royal Sonesta and was pleasantly surprised to find it was right on Bourbon Street just a couple of blocks from us. Very convenient. We made 6 pm reservations and were seated right away. We had a wonderful waitress, Susanna, I believe was her name. Very attentive and friendly. We ordered the BBQ oysters and frankly, I could have eaten 50 of them. They were amazing!!! I ordered the wood grilled Lemon Fish with lemon butter sauce on sweet potato puree and it was delicious! Jeff had the wood grilled Redfish and it was fantastic!! Wonderful experience, can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    sprude
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went with a group, the food was great as always and very fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    LouFVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had our grandson (4 yrs) with us and our server was fantastic and quite accommodating with him. Because he was with us, we did not want to spend time with appetizers and desserts. Just had an entrée (amberjack) and it was quite good. Noise level was a little too loud for us but worked that evening because of the 4 yr old.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    sprude
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was wonderful and service was very good with knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had the Redfish and it was delicious! The service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were wonderful
    Tony
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were seated promptly and had a friendly and attentive server, Bobbie. The decor is bright and modern however the noise level was almost to the level that it was hard to converse at 7:00 on a Wednesday evening. The food was terrific. Oysters on the half she'll were as good or better than Acme. The crab claw appetizer was to die for. The signature Reddish preparation was even better than the Shrimp and Grits, which were excellent. Highly recommend this place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travelqueen62
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The signature redfish dish was delicious but the true gem is the chocolate bread pudding!!! Save room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    DTgreatdining2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was great. The atmosphere was outstanding. The restaurant was a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • N'awlins Review
    MGYSGTCARR
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    While in N'awlins there will be several spots on your list one of which is RFG. Suitable for foodies and for those from New York its comparable to a City Island locale. Seafood Gumbo was very good, portion sizes were balanced for the price point. My takeaway was my substitution for Spinach vice the medley which came with the meal (sautéing was not good) and spinach was not picked so I had a few bad leaves intermixed. Vast wine selection of Red's / Whites - which was a plus for foodies as well. Staff managed high volume well without skipping a beat also notable. So for a late afternoon early dinner in N'awlins RFG should be added to the list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Quarter Eats
    KarenB
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I love Red Fish Grill. Food is always fresh, great tasting and presented really beautiful. The wait staff is always extremely polite and friendly and efficient in their services. One of my favorite places to eat in the Quarter. Didn't get the bread pudding this time, but have in the past. What can I say about that, but YUM
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence!
    NOLAdventure
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Red Fish Grill is an excellent restaurant. Though it is on Bourbon Street, it is tastefully decorated- not gaudy or kitchy. The barbeque oysters were delicious. Whoever does the shucking is very good at what they do. The catfish was moist and flaky, and not oily. Dewan was an excellent server- attentive but not smothering. He did suggest to get the double chocolate bread pudding (YUM!) a la mode- good call! The staff is well trained in service and menu items. Overall, a relaxing meal on one of the craziest streets in the world!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    ABR1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Food was great. Bread pudding was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpentableuserVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our group had high expectations but left very disappointed. The menu is very interesting but the execution of our dishes really missed the mark. We had a group of six with reservations made more than a month in advance. Has to wait over half an hour for a table while we waited precariously in the main entrance. The hostess told us it would only be three to five minutes and we should just wait there. So, all the other patrons had to walk through our group to get in or out of the restaurant. After the 30 minute, wait we were seated but it was so loud we couldn't hear our guests. The appetizers were good and they arrived in a timely manner. The entreaus
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  • Great Food..Great Service!
    podd
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Loved their signature Red Fish with Tasso, mushrooms and pea sauce. Great place to enjoy great meal. Good BBQ oysters! Fresh and not crazy loud even though it is on bourbon st!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service with a smile!
    kec611
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    A group of 8 celebrating a dual birthday had a great time at Red Fish! The food was fantastic and the service was even better. They managed to tend to this group aged 8-76 perfectly for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    bamagrad93
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Outstanding experience all the way around. The signature redfish dish was wonderful, and the triple chocolate bread pudding was divine. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best of the Quarter
    JPAZ
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our experience was not so great for the French Quarter. First it was very noisy. Second our waiter was not attentive or the kind of server you would expect at these prices in this venue. Needs to be replaced. Finally our entrées were just so-so, again not what you would expect for this venue. We observed many medium and large groups 4 and up. Seems like the place for a larger group assuming you had a better server. On several lists which was disappointing in the experience.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food great
    Robert1995VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A little bit of wait even though I had an open table reservation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooooo loud!
    notimpressed
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was so loud in the restaurant that you could not even carry on a conversation! The food was fair, but very small portions for the price
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  • Best seafood!
    Tonyaf73
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We ate here at the recommendation of someone at a conference after we mentioned we wanted seafood. The food and service were wonderful. I highly recommend the barbecue oysters. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining at its best!
    JimDVower
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Red Fish Grill is a relatively new NO's restaurant but it is managed by well-established restauranteers. It is noisy and crowded but the excellent food and service make up for that. The wine list is excellent for a popular, casual restaurant. The service is outstanding. Be sure to try the BBQed oysters. They are beyond description. The seafood dishes are superb. And don't leave without trying their chocolate dessert. I forget what it is called but it is marvelous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great choice always!
    truth2tell
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    As usual, a great place to eat! So sad my swordfish over frites was now halibut instead!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously impressed.
    RockyBanks
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I loved everything about our visit to Red Fish Grill. The service is top-notch, and the atmosphere is energetic and casual (but not loud or chaotic). The menu is short and simple (a lesson other restaurants would do well to learn), and focuses squarely on seafood. (No burgers, quesadillas, or chicken tenders here.) My grilled redfish was fantastic--flavorful, but not heavily seasoned--and my wife's shrimp and grits were addictive. Our only complaint was with our dessert, the double-chocolate bread pudding: with its hard crust and abundance of chocolate sauce, it was unrecognizable as bread pudding, but tasted like a large brownie. (Not that there's anything wrong with a large brownie.) Ultimately, we were impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SamBella
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I rated it good instead of fair because although I didn't enjoy my meal, everyone else at the table did. I order the BBQ Oyster PoBoy and I thought that they slopped on way too much sauce, and it was almost inedible and I had to wipe off a large portion of the sauce. I think if it wasnt so saucy I would have enjoyed it. Everyone else enjoyed their salmon and gumbo dishes, we had reservations and didn't wait long, wait staff was very nice, and the drinks were quite good. .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.