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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Red Fish Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since May 22, 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 (107)fit for foodies (90)hot spot (60)special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (50)kid-friendly (45)great for lunch (43)vibrant bar scene (38)notable wine list (23)romantic (19)great for brunch (13)late-night find (11)scenic view (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We ate here several times before and the food is always first rate. Today was no exception. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Nice meal, great waiter (Ike), fair price. Would go back. Very noisy which just shows that all are having a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Fish Grill is a must
    travelsaurusx
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    When I first came to New Orleans, I saw all the signs in the airport for Red Fish Grill. I saw the BBQ oysters on the signs and thought, maybe one day I'll get a chance to go and try those. I also assume that all restaurants in the French Quarter get advertised, but that was not the case. This is well worth your time and money. The food is great quality and is affordable and isn't too over priced. We went on a Saturday night and it was crowded, but not uncomfortable so. If you do decide to go, you should probably make a reservation so that you can simply walk right in and be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest red snapper ever !
    2cowboy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I really enjoyed the service and suggestions from our waiter Timothy. He was outstanding. He was spot on for suggestions with my shell fish allergy and my husband's aversion to onions. We had the char oysters that were great but I was surprised to see them lightly battered and fried but very tasty. My husband enjoyed the gumbo. The fresh bread comes to the table in white paper bags with red fish-it adds to the crunch factor. Funny how the ears play a little part with the mouth and eyes in the food experience in congress. We both had the gulf red snapper and it was so fresh and clean, not too buttery or overseasoned. It was very "restaurant loud" but what do you expect for a restaurant on Bourbon street !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    TravelG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    There were 6 of us for dinner. Everyone's meal was fantastic! Ike our waiter was the best! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quintessential New Orleans
    Diamondlight
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A tight but varied menu where the emphasis is on seafood. Ate here 3 times over a 1-week visit. Never had anything that wasn't excellent. A wide variety of fish, plus crab, oysters and everything in-between. Nice range of sauces for their wood grilled fish - something for every taste. If you like the appetizers and mains, you'll love the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    LAFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our first time here and won't be our last. Everything was delicious especially the charbroiled oysters and crab claws.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood.
    sbrebach
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was good as always. Very fresh. The service was perfect. I personally feel that the casual ambiance belies the quality of the food. It seems a bit mis-matched in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Fish Grill was Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a group of six and had a great meal and alot of fun at the Red Fish Grill. Ike was our waiter and he is well known in New Orleans circles as he has had cameo roles in several movies and TV shows shot in New Orleans, including 12 Years a Slave. He made our evening with his fun banter and efficient service. We all had their signature dish, the Red Fish which was excellent. Also the double chocolate bread pudding is definitely worth a splurge. I will look forward to returning on a future trip to New Orleans and will definitely ask for Ike and order Red Fish again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy with our lunch choice
    JoSuTa
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We recently visited Red Fish for a second time and again were pleased with our meal. Both time we were there it was for lunch, and we plan to try it for a casual dinner on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doug
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food and the service was excellent. The best restaurant we ate at in New Orleans
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Cookdabooks
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Consistently good food and excellent service. BBQ oysters are a must
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveNOLA
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our group of five ladies thoroughly enjoyed Redfish Grill last Wednesday evening. The BBQ Oysters are the best!! Good varied menu. Excellent, attentive and friendly server. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad experience
    Nadia82
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was very slow. Overpriced food for quality/price ratio. Not impressed. We will certainly not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    JustAmyJo
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
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    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.