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About Grand Isle Restaurant

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 in doors or outside on the Fulton St. mall.

575 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Fulton St & Convention Center Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 520-8530

Website:
http://www.grandislerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Validated parking in the Harrah’s Casino Parking Garages on Convention Center Blvd.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Haigler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Grand Isle Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Bar Seating (4)
People Watching (4)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Business Meals (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

We waited FOREVER for our food. After seeing tables who were seated after us receive their food, the waiter responded to our first inquiry about the delay that our food was being plated. Ten minutes or more later, still no food. Instead of apologetic, the waiter seemed perturbed by our ensuing inquiries, of which there were at least 2 more before our food arrived. The 3 fish dinners were over cooked and the $30 "Special" entrée was NOT worth the money.
The tourist trade from the convention center must keep them in business, because I can guarantee that no local New Orleanian ever eats there more than once.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Seating and service VERY SLOW. Had a reservation but didn’t matter, was seated 20 mins after reservation time.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything okay until I got notice from open table when we returned that I didn’t show for reservation. We were there 10 minutes early. Had flank steak and husband had poBoy. Food average.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food is good and nice location . Great neighborhood place. Service is attentive but can also be too intrusive at times if you are meeting friends to visit.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great for a business lunch. Not too noisy, but still lively.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

They served huge local oysters and they were fantastic. They had several tv monitors on but my husband and I were still able to talk. Huge servings. Friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cordial Wait Staff; Above average burger and onion rings; Pass on the fried smoked oysters...

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The whole fish was delicious, the sauce around it was incredible and the fish was not overdone.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This restaurant was a big disappointment the service was incredibly slow we had asked several times to just get silverware or have additional water. The food was mediocre . And I would not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Stopped in one afternoon for the Oyster Happy Hour, then returned the following night for dinner. Some of the best oysters and shrimp in NOLA. The service is outstanding, from the hostess, to the bartender to the waiter, and even the owner/manager. The steak for dinner was good. but can't compare to the seafood options. The ambiance is comfortable and casual, but upscale at the same time. I'll definitely return on my next visit.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our first time in New Orleans and we just came across this restaurant. The food is great and the service was fantastic. The area is safe and is close to some very nice hotels. The outlets are around the corner, to walk off the food. Enjoy!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Drinks were great! Menu was limited and somewhat disappointing. Food was overpriced. Love the location and feel of the restaurant just wish the menu had more to offer.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My friend ordered the shrimp boil and was happy with it. I was not as happy with what I ordered - my tuna tartare was not well prepared - stringy and congealed. Our waitress was fantastic, but she couldn't make up for the food. I would not go again.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I had made reservations for 5, but two people from the party were not able to make it. The night still went on though. The food was absolutely delicious, The environment was very nice and the service was fantastic! I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again the next time I am in town!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The baked oysters and seafood stew were outstanding. The portions are very generous and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Great meal, great venue.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 10, 2017

From the staff to the food, great experience. Don't miss the merliton or smoked fried oysters. I would go back just for them. The fried snapper was both beautiful and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 4, 2017

A good place for comfort food and to carry a large party.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

FOOD: Smoked Fried Oysters were unbelievably good! Crisp on the outside ( perfect ! ) with the smoky flavor indicates a innovative chef with attention to detail..
Raw oysters were very fresh and perfect size. The whole fried Redfish was photo worthy AND delicious. 9-12 count shrimp appetizers were superb.

The Pompano was in a class all by itself and for those who know Gulf Coast fishing,,,, you know how tricky preparing delicate fish can be. Grande Isle delivers a dish will amaze and delight. Taste AND presentation were delivered with equal enthusiasm.

Cocktails were spot on and served quickly on a hot day. Could not ask for better.

Extremely attentive staff were on the ball keeping us supplied with food and drinks without interfering with our evening. Clearly a professional operation.

I have dined at a lot of NOLA's signature restaurants and they fall down badly in relation to Grande Isle in regards to food quality and staff service, especially in regards to quality of dining experience versus money expended.

You cannot go wrong at Grande Isle.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I had the fishermen stew, it was very good, the only thing missing was some french bread to go with it. My wife had the fried shrimp they were excellent . Inside dining was loud, if the weather had been cooler we would have eaten outside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Creative menu with local New Orleans dishes. Something for every taste!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 3, 2017

There was nothing special about the food. I had the shrimp and grits ... was a soupy mess with little flavor.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Delicious Shrimp and Grits! Best I've ever had! A definite must visit restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Love the large size oysters. Then I had tuna tartar, yummy!. Highly recommend this location for those oysters you not be sorry.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Very friendly staff, great food especially the bread pudding! Close to the convention center, perfect spot for lunch or dinner!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service was good, just wish the food was good. I had a po boy - which should be fairly easy but it was all bread and lettuce. They also included some kind of herb which was really distracting. Not good.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Wonderful. Happy hour has 75 cent oysters and they were very good. Very nice and attentive staff. Overall great experience.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We had a very nice dinner. Our server was very helpful and professional, and the food was good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 10, 2017

They have great happy hour specials. We ate outside and everything was perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Waite staff was rude and the food had no flavor. Would not recommend

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was really good. We sat outside and watched the Bucktown All Stars. Fun place.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great drinks and service. The food on the other hand, leaves much to be desired. I had an encrusted snapper with beans that was excellent, but the 3 others dishes we ordered were mediocre at best. Avoid the shrimp and grits at all costs. No flavor. With all the amazing restaurants in New Orleans, don't waste your time here.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Really good.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I had the alligator wings for an appetizer. It was tasty and novel, loved it. I also had a mangrove snapper sandwich as my entree' It was a very thick piece of fish yet perfectly cooked. The sauce they had to pour over it was perfect. Had a couple of great local and handcrafted beers. Would recommend it to my friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The food was lackluster and the way it was prepared was poorly done. The only thing that was good was the speckled trout special. The boiled shrimp were soggy and the crawfish tails were brittle and tasted old.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great food and atmosphere while in town for business. Shrimp and Grits was incredible.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Calamari and drinks -great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great seafood, service was excellent. Nice location, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Great service, very friendly staff and tasty food. What's there not to like?

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Loved the gulf baked fish which was tender and perfectly cooked.

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