Grand Isle Restaurant

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Louisiana Fish Camp, serving the freshest Louisiana seafood available along with some southern meat and poultry specialties. Spiced and boiled, fried, sautéed or grilled, the seafood comes from the waters off of Grand Isle Louisiana to your table without touching the freezer. Grand Isle Restaurant will take you back to the days when cold beer, 10 cent oysters and air conditioning were advertised on the windows. Pecky cypress walls will give you that "Fish Camp" feel but Grand Isle has all of the necessities to make your dining experience a Grand one. From a vast selection of great wines to specialty cocktails from the marble bar, Grand Isle Restaurant is a classic New Orleans Restaurant where you will find the locals. Dine indoors or outside on choice of two patios.

Specials

½ Shell Happy Hour

.75 Raw Oysters | $7 Peel & Eat LA Gulf Shrimp | ½ Price Specialty Cocktails, Wines by the Glass & Local Craft Draft Beers on Tap

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 31, 2019

Ends: June 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

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AK
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Very loud. Atmosphere was a mix of drunken sports bar crowd meets mix of tourists and locals. Uncomfortable seating. Excellent food. Slow service...all aspects.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We had high expectations but were quite disappointed. Our blackened swordfish was quite flavourless. The Cornish hen dish didn’t mesh well. Appetizers or desserts didn’t entice us.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter did great. Very watchful of our needs. Not intrusive. I would rank him a 8.5 on scale of 10.

AM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with great food. I would go back.

RB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service! Food was fabulous! We look forward to our next visit!

KT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is the best! The raw oysters were great! And it's an awesome deal on the boiled shrimp and cocktails. I was stuffed!

RW
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

6 Fully stuffed crawfish beignets were delicious and filling. Jason provided courteous and prompt service.

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was terrific from the ‘hostess’ to our waiter. I would definitely go back

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was great quality. Loved our drinks. Great for large party

DS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Best ever. They did allow a family with two kids dancing on the tables and screaming in the background. Not the best .... Should be on the parents though.... Will definitely come back...

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Vacation in New Orleans

WY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great fun!! Waiter was a blast. He made the dining experience fantastic!

OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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DD
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. We would eat there again
Why does this review have to be at least 50 characters? Stupid.

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing- best oysters ever! Our waiter and the manager were very attentive and charming. We will be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

GM and server Alex were friendly and helpful. Shared with us information regarding the restaurant and New Orleans .

PK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Unfortunately any review on the food would be bad as our experience was tainted due to only what could be called poor management. Our waiter,Alex was very Good,attentive and conscientious. We were dining outside and had more than 3 rats running around our table. We had to leave and Alex our waiter saw what happened and called out the manager who explained that this is New Orleans and after dark the rats come out and there is nothing they could do. We didn't finish our meal,we paid and left and of course never to return again. Management could have rectified this situation however the only thing that was said was "we are sorry".

G
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town for French Quarter Fest. Had a fantastic dinner here on our first night in town. We were staying at the Hilton, so it was super convenient. Went back for our last dinner too even though we told ourselves we would not be repeating restaurants during our stay in NOLA. Sat outside both times and it was very pleasant. Food and service excellent.

MG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a family or big group. The food was very good. It's in a foodie town, so that's the reason for 4 stars. It's great stick to your ribs, good food.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

My husband and I had one of our first dates at this restaurant. Their Bloody Marys are some of the best in the city. We made reservations, but had to wait to be seated because the person doing the seating seemed to have double duties. It was at a busy time, but inefficiently handled. We are locals and now know that there are better places for NOLA seafood, but we had nice memories of Grande Isle and chose to go there. We each had one Bloody Mary. We ordered the crabmeat dip which was delicious. I would go there for the drinks and the dip again. However, the oysters are priced for tourists, so we chose to order something other than raw oysters. Pricing for outstanding oysters is much better at many local restaurants. My husband ordered 1/2 fried oysters and 1/2 shrimp with French fries. The oysters were decent, but the shrimp and fries were heavily salted and inedible. I tried them after my husband stopped eating. I had a house salad with fried oysters. It was decent, but overloaded with onions. My husband had a Diet Coke and I had a glass of water. Our bill was $85.00 before the tip. We did tip our server as she deserved it and was attentive. If the food had been excellent, we might have been less upset. We have also eaten at more expensive restaurants, but the quality was worth it.I’d say save your money and head out to one of the locally touted and rated restaurants.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Server was very friendly. Even showed us how to clean the crawfish in the boil we order for an appetizer. Overall food was just ok and it cost us the same as our trip to GW Fins. We didn't feel the food was nearly on the same level.

TS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Grand Isle restaurant was a GREAT place for breakfast. The food and the service were amazing and the views were spectacular.

HH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love Grand Isle and go there whenever we are in NOLA. We miss some of the staples on their menu such as the Turtle soup. The Chefs have changed, but the place remains good overall. Fresh oysters, great crawfish, good fresh gulf fish. And those frozen beer taps are just fabulous. Great engaging wait staff who pay attention to what is needed at the table.

LW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good - both of us had the shrimp and grits, and my friend also had an appetizer of oysters. The bread pudding dessert was excellent. The service also was good, although it took some banter from us to get our waiter to lighten up a bit :) We did end up thinking he was great, though...and very attentive to filling water glasses, checking in about the food, etc. Overall, a very nice meal in a very nice, casual place.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was delicious!!!! Our cost time in NOLA and the food here was great!!! Thank you!!!

DF
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for lunch, its in a good location, close to Harrahs and the convention center. Great halibut fish special of the day. Husband enjoyed the gumbo. Server was a nice guy, but we ordered raw oysters, he brought char grilled oysters with cheese on it. It looked good, but returned it, because we really wanted raw oysters. When in New Orleans again, we'll probably be back for happy hour

M
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic experience and owe it all to our server, Alex. He was kind, polite and very sweet to us. The food was wonderful and on time (even though we were informed that there was a big party in the rear area).
All in all a great evening.

PS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening dining on the patio

A
Las Vegas
69 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The server was good. The food was good but not great like it used to be. We used to make this the first stop after settling in at Harrah's.

PT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Friendly staff,tasty food, seafood platter overpriced

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Grilled oysters were great, service was good.

F
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I came here while in the area for business. They had happy hour with what looked like great deals ($0.75 raw oysters and half-priced cocktails). Oysters can only be purchased as six or twelve so I got six. They were very large and good tasting. I personally prefer smaller oysters. I did have a glass of champagne for $6 that was very nice. I added the grilled Caesar with grilled shrimp. The cost of this was $22! So I got half a romaine heart plus four over cooked shrimp. The croutons are made from ciabatta which sounds good but these weren’t. They were incredibly difficult to chew because they were between chewy and crunchy. My entire meal (one drink, six oysters and Caesar with shrimp) with tip was $42.

My server was very nice and brought me everything I needed. At the same time, they are super slow. I was there early so not many people there but the service was still slow. If I had been in a hurry, I probably could have let them know and hopefully would have gotten faster service. That wasn’t the case for me this time.

JT
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a late lunch at Grand Isle. We wanted to try the appetizers and everyone was delicious. We started with raw oyster, which were salty and so good. Next we tried the smoke fried oysters. They were to die for!!! We also had the crispy fried calamari and that was just as good too. We will definitely eat there again. Service was outstanding.

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with colleagues attending a conference at the Hilton. Made last minute reservations for a Friday night but turns out we didn't need them. The place wasn't very full at all, but that was fine with us. The food was excellent, from the appetizers that included oysters and calamari, to the dinners (there were five of us and each had something different and everyone enjoyed their food). I had the fisherman's stew and it was excellent. They even divided up the check (including dividing up the appetizers). Excellent food, solid service, overall recommended.

JK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted and seated immediately. Drinks took a little long to get to us, and refills were a little slow. But, food was tasty and reasonably priced.

t
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service for New Years Eve. Tasty cocktails and loved the tuna tartare and shrimp po boy.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The red fish in the half shell was great!

BA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Oust server, Geocomo, was great!!!!

WD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just Ok

SR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

The food was good but they marked us as a no show on open table (we were seated 5 minutes early) and our validated parking was no good

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