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Grand Isle Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Grand Isle Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1041 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Our favorite dishes include, Char-grilled Oysters, Smoked Fried Oysters, Crawfish Beignets, Crab Dip, Shrimp Caminada Po'boy, Redfish on the Half Shell, Whole Baked or Fried Pompano, and our Creole Crawfish Pasta.

We are just a few blocks from the Convention Center. We are located on Lafayette Street, Convention Center Blvd. and Fulton Street.

We offer a casual, relaxing atmosphere inside or outside on our patio.

Our oysters are locally sourced from hardworking, lifetime fisherman from the Gulf of Mexico. Day or night you can stop in grab a cold local draft and watch the art and skill of our oyster shuckers at the Oyster Bar. Stay awhile and enjoy a dozen or two!

WED & THURS 4p-6p we offer half pound of JUMBO Louisiana Head on Shrimp boiled with the fix'ins $8.

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR WED & THURS featuring $5 Local Craft Draft, $5 House Wines and $5 Well Cocktails!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 520-8530

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Hof

  • Private party facilities

    Whether its a party of 5 or 500, We got you covered! From an authentic Coastal Louisiana Cochon de Lait to a white linen, plated event, Grand Isle is the perfect choice! Call us or email info@grandislerestaurant.com today for details!

  • Private party contact

    Lyn Morein - Manager, Marketing, Business Developm: (512) 552-2940

  • Neighborhood

    Warehouse District

  • Cross street

    Fulton Street, Lafayette Street and Convention Center Blvd

  • Parking details

    Validated parking for 4 hours in the Harrah’s Casino Parking Garages on Convention Center Blvd.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Shrimp Boil Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-6pm for half pound JUMBO Shrimp boiled with all the fix'ns for $8 This special may NOT be available on holidays, during city festivals and/or BUSY convention center days. Please call ahead on these special days to inquire about availability. This special is subjected to product availabilty and at times can be terminated due to supply chain issues.

Popular dishes

What 1,041 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Seafood

  • New Orleans

    Seafood

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  1. TonyaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional! Mark, our waiter was amazing!
  2. Jeff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Four hosts were checking in patrons. None seemed to know what the others were doing. It was a chaotic experience. Walk in guests were seated before those with reservations. Our server was very nice, but she did not have the support she needed. I witnessed her ask, then plead for help from another employee, who declined to help her. Our food arrived barely warm. Be aware this restaurant automatically adds a 20% gratuity to the tab. I do not recommend this restaurant.
  3. GinniM

    Fayetteville

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our experience was good. Our waitress was amazing considering they were short staffed. She was kind, professional, and you would never know they were short staffed based on the service she provided. Our food was tasty and relatively quick to our table. I rated a 4 star because we were seated right beside the entrance and a consistent flow of people standing right by our table.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It may have been a busy night, not sure really didn't look like it. But it took about 45 minutes to get our meal. However when it did come out it was hot and fresh.
  5. JocelynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters ever ! Food was delicious loved it all
  6. YumYum

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service; exceptional food! That’s it. That’s the post.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the place… the food, the service, the feel. The price was also nice and affordable, I just couldn’t believe it . :)
  8. AmberK

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The char-grilled oysters we absolutely amazing. Giacomo was a very attentive server. And if you park in the Harrah parking garage, the hostess will validate parking for you, which is great
  9. LindaC

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and our waiter was excellent. Would highly recommend!! They were very accommodating- we had a reservation for 4 people and then wanted to add 2 more. They worked it out for us!
  10. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and our waitress was great! We loved it
  11. jwid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious redfish on half shell, blackened pompano, potato croquette, pecan rice and crawfish pasta. Awesome food!
  12. Attygal

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great location. Everything we had was delicious. The restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I honestly wasn’t sure whether the food would be good given the location in the heart of the casino/convention center area. To my surprise, the food was outstanding. Having eaten at both Compere Lapin and Briquette (higher priced) in the recent past, Grand Isle’s food was far superior. High quality grilled oysters, soft shell crab, gulf shrimp and delicious pecan pie. Very friendly waitress who took great care of us and gave our service a personal touch. We will definitely go again!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome seafood! Crawfish beignets were amazing! 🔥🔥
  15. JbAE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Best crab dip!!! Server was engaging and provided a little NOLA history. Pretty quiet on a Sat at 5:30PM.
  16. Caldream

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dinner choice for the oysters and salads. Desserts were fair to great, depending on selection. Service was friendly but inefficient. Overall though a good choice and good value.
  17. Apeman

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, from salad to dessert. Salmon was nicely seasoned and the roasted corn grits were a nice complement. Giacomo’s service was just right, prompt but not intrusive. Nice variety on the wine list, including by the glass. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience!
  18. WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and nice atmosphere. I highly recommend!
  19. SteveW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OK so the food and the service are great. (This is my 5th or 6th visit here) It is the first time I was Required to make a reservation on Open Table. What is not so great is you MUST have a reservation AND Leave a credit card to get your reservation. And then there was the "Threat" That if you did not show up ( 5 min grace period) you would be charged a "no show fee." (This was after I put in my card number) We showed up early (15mins) And were seated immediately. As we were seated towards the back I counted a total of 5 tables with people seated including my party. (With a few people sitting around the bar.) If that is the max your "happy to be here Staff" can handle you might need to regroup and figure out a new plan. Then there is the automatic 20% gratuity charge added to your bill. (Not an option) So now you can also dictate what I must pay for a tip? If service is bad you do not get 20%. If service is great as it was here you might get a larger % tip. But to dictate to you customers what they MUST pay is also not a good business plan. So The food is great. The service is great. So if you want to accept this restaurant 'rules' go ahead and give it a try. For me? There are plenty of places to eat in New Orleans and I think I will try other places.

    Grand Isle RestaurantResponded on May 3, 2023Hey Steve, Thanks for the candor. I think you make some valid points here outside of the 5 tables in the back. I don't expect customers to completely understand what holding tables for reservations looks like and I am not going explain every empty table to people when they come in. That gets really old. I think you are right though and we may have gotten a bit rigid in our post covid era with establishing rules. I thank you for pointing that out and we will be looking at that this week. Jeff

  20. Raymanphilly

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The crawfish boil was very good. The blackened flounder was delicious, the best part of the meal. The Creole pasta was only ok. The bread was rubbery, possibly because it was sitting under a lamp for 18 minutes. Service was not good, brought my entree 2 minutes after my 2 pounds of crawfish, even though I specifically asked to have it brought out later so I could enjoy my appetizer. Nothing provided for me to clean my hands until after I went to the bathroom and washed them. Only one small bowl provided for the shells, so I stacked super carefully (almost made it). Check was brought over with a 20% tip already added, which isn't fair to the customer. Tips should be earned, it promotes this type of bad service if it is not. Then, the server disappeared for 15 minutes and couldn't be found. I had to track down a manager to get out of there. The manager was aware of what happened but didn't stop it when it happened. She chose to allow the service by telling the server to put my food under the lamp, knowing my app just came out. She even admitted it when I pulled her to close out my check. I blame the manager. She told me she would take the tip off the check, but I didn't let her.
  21. DianaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The shrimp boil and Crawfish boil was nice t good. Only had 2 flavors, salty and spicy. The shrimps were overcooked and we waited 45mins for it. There's a mandatory 20% gratuity included, which I don't feel the service provided accounted to the 20%.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff. Fabulous food. Pecan pie to die for;)
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Hot crab dip was Uber salty so we did not eat much. The husband loved the large oysters on the half shell. I had the shrimp and grits which also had an etoufee on top. It was very flavorful but the shrimp over cooked. Make a reservation if you go on Saturday night. It seems like most people come for the oysters or the shrimp or crawfish boil. Nice and attentive staff which is good since they auto charge 20% tip.
  24. DrDon

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and served in a timely fashion. Portions not large but adequate.
  25. AJay

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual restaurant on Fulton Alley. In season, their Crawfish Boil can't be beat.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table was ready, food was awesome and fast. Perfect choice for lunch at conference
  27. AimeeS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Prices were very reasonable. Will definitely be baxk
  28. Anonymous

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were really excited to eat here based on the reviews. The service was horrible. Our waitress never checked in with us, our food took forever to arrive. It took forever to get drinks, and then when we saw a mouse on the floor which has never happened at any restaurant it was laughed at and normalized. We were so uncomfortable after that and won’t be back.
  29. Kelz

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was exemplary! Our waiter was outstanding!
  30. SeafoodAndeatit

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent late lunch! Service and food were wonderful! Went with all appetizers-crawfish beignets, crab dip, ju ju shrimp and the smoked oysters with that slow burn Tabasco sauce!! Had the brownie for dessert - nothing special There was a big group by us that was kind of loud but other than that, really nice. I would definitely recommend and come again!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous Grand Isle Burger, fries, grilled Boudin and Jambalaya. Faysia was a wonderful waitress and took great care of us .
  32. MichaelW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was great. Gumbo was heavenly.
  33. Eric

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant waitstaff and everything we ordered was top notch!
  34. mommio

    New Orleans

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I really liked my meal here. Their cocktail list had quite a few of drinks that I wanted to try so I will have to go back in order to do so. I had the Blakeneded gulf fish which also came with crawfish tails in a cream sauce- it was very good. All in all, I liked the restaurant a lot.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top hospitality and seafood experience. The menu has so many delicious items we will return tomorrow.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Great food and great service waitress was friendly
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place was so good! We wanted to go somewhere other than the French quarter for our last dinner in New Orleans and we were so glad we found this place. It was quiet and cozy and surprisingly not busy at all. We started with the hot crab dip which was amaaaazing! I had the shrimp caminada po boy and my husband has the crawfish pasta and we both loved it. Definitely rivaled any other restaurant we went to in the busier more touristy areas and way more reasonably priced. Plus all the staff was super friendly! Would definitely go back
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was well seasoned but the oysters were greasy. The fish and shrimp were fresh and seafood was fresh and tasty.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were booth excellent! We will definitely return.
  40. MrCd

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We made reservations, but we were seated by the kitchen entrance and a loud group. I asked about food items and found out were pre-made. I asked for bread and got dry toast. I asked for butter and got melted butter in cup. The staff was friendly and quick to refill drinks. The was ok.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grand Isle Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Grand Isle Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1041 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Grand Isle Restaurant

575 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fulton Street, Lafayette Street and Convention Center Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Warehouse District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated parking for 4 hours in the Harrah’s Casino Parking Garages on Convention Center Blvd.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Hof

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 520-8530

  • Private party facilities

    Whether its a party of 5 or 500, We got you covered! From an authentic Coastal Louisiana Cochon de Lait to a white linen, plated event, Grand Isle is the perfect choice! Call us or email info@grandislerestaurant.com today for details!

  • Private party contact

    Lyn Morein - Manager, Marketing, Business Developm: (512) 552-2940

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