Grand Isle Restaurant

4.4
800 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 800 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fasia was the best🤎 (please excuse if I misspelled her name.)

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PaulG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with delicious fresh food. Definitely recommend

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RMorgan
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Last meal of being in NO and I wasn’t disappointed. Had the chargrilled oysters which were fresh and tasty. The Shrimp juju which was my favorite and the Redfish with jasmine rice and spinach and it was pretty tasty as well. The sweet tea was an added treat because it was sweet just like I like it. I’d come back.

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vipLindaA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great grilled and fried oysters. Server Tia very helpful.

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ShanneG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great food and drinks were great !!! We’ll be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Waitress brought out baked fish vs. fried (her mistake) and they wouldn’t allow us to switch to what we really ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, only surpassed by the excellent service provided by Faija. She was incredibly prompt, informative, very personable and friendly. Highly recommend!

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MicahB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing! The out-of-towers in our party loved the local variety. Will come back again soon.

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vipLoriA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately they were very short staff, which was the first restaurant in New Orleans we visited in our 3 days there that had this issue. As a result the experience wasn’t great, however the food was good. We asked to sit outside, which they were unable to accommodate due to their staffing shortage. They ran out of soft shell crabs which I had ordered, however the oysters and oyster Po’Boy I ordered was great! The fish stew outstanding! It took about 10 minutes to get silverware brought to us after our appetizers were delivered, our poor server was hustling but it was hard for her to keep up. I’m certain I’m better times I would have rated this 5 stars for all. The staff was certainly friendly and honest about the situation. I’d return again even with all the issues!

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LeilaniF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have had in a LONG time plus our server was amazing!!!! Highly recommend eating here

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RhettL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great service, wonderful drinks and outstanding hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Quiet. Clean. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
79 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday night dinner before heading next door to Harrah's. Service was excellent and so was the food. Will definitely be back.

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Excellent
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every part of the meal was excellent. Our server Jodie did an amazing job and helped guide us to the perfect selections. For a change from seafood, I tried the ribs and they were outstanding. Fall off the bone tender, with a sauce that hinted of teriyaki and sesame. Great surprise! Best food of our trip but less costly than many places. The hot crab dip appetizer is a MUST

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ChrisP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grand Isle is largely a seafood place -- and its seafood is outstanding. Our raw and broiled oysters were so good that we kept ordering them. Its gumbo compares well with the best in New Orleans. The restaurant is large with an outdoor seating area but well laid-out so it's seldom crowded and noisy -- a great attraction for people who want to be able to hear their dining partners. It has a small bar and the section of the restaurant near the bar has four or five television sets tuned to sports events but muted. Our waitress, Faysha, somehow maintained a sparkling personality even as she hustled about making sure everyone was tended to frequently. It's a perfect place for lunch or dinner close to Harrah's casino and the hotels at the base of Canal and Poydras streets. Very comfortable and informal.

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Euritici
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I absolutely love this place, the food was amazing!! Totally loved the crawfish balls!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great! She offered suggestions that were helpful! A great dining experience.

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caution
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was absolutely terrifying.
Im sure its because of lack of employees BUT come on.

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DanielD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited at least 15 mins to get attended an additional 30 mins for drinks. Hostess was nice enough to take out order. Other customers had to get their own water and utensils from a table. Server skipped our table, but her went around to help other tables needed by. Very poor service, don’t recommend.

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AnnetteB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Not great. Beautiful restaurant. Got the idea things are still recovering in NOLA downtown near Fulton

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LindaW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum, yum, yum!
The oysters grilled were delish.
The redfish grilled just right.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay-ish, but enjoyed the place and great service!

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vipDavidL
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice employees

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AllyK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good good, great service. Was charged 20% gratuity automatically, which I’m sure is because of the pandemic but with only two people dining it was a little surprising.

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JimR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the wait staff was excellent!

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Gadget
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great! I realize finding help is hard, though I didn’t appreciate the automatic 20% Fee added for their servers. A Tip is to show the sever how they are doing!!! I normally Tip 20+%, though being forced to if you want to eat here, is a tad drastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

1st time having charboiled oysters, they were absolutely delicious! A must have. Our server Ernest was wonderful. Very attentive and helpful. Great experience overall.

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Ieatzgood
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stop thinking about it and book your reservation NOW! Cocktails were tasty and potentially and everything on the menu is yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent!!

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vipDFDC
Mississippi
58 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

From its location, I assumed it was a tourist trap - and that is the clientele. But the seafood was fresh and tasty. I had the roasted oysters, which were a little over cooked and had too much cheese, but were ok, and the shrimp boil, which was excellent.

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MikaelaQ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Grand isle has great food and great drinks!! The awakening cocktail was my favorite. Got the blackened fish for dinner and it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our experience from start to finish. Our friendly server Jolanda was attentive and offered suggestions for us. We all enjoyed our food and signature cocktails! We would definitely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 of us ate here and every person Loved their food! Everything was perfect. Very clean and service was great!!

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EricD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Probably would have given it a 5 star, but one our party ordered a chicken Caesar salad an it was literally two stalks of uncut romaine and the grilled chicken/croutons in separate pikes. Basically had to make his own salad……..for $16. Last thing you want to do when you sit down to relax for a meal. Besides that, food was excellent. Salmon was perfect, chargrilled corn/jalapeño grits amazing, crab dip and spicy shrimp appetizers deliciously.

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our waiter messed up our appetizer order (put in something totally different than what we asked for) and then looked at us like it was our fault like "what do you want me to do about it?" Then I noticed the pasta said "head-on" shrimp and I made the comment in front of our waiter I didn't want shrimp with eyes, so I ordered the 1/2lb shrimp boiled (it did not say head-on). My meal came out with eyes... but I chalked that up to my mistake for not clarifying and asking. I ate maybe 2 bites, and my daughter was kind enough to switch meals which we did not finish. Then the bill came, the waiter put in for a pound of the boil and when I questioned him his response was 'I put in a pound' I said Well I asked for a half pound and to be honest I didn't even eat it because it had eyes. He continued to say "but you got a pound"... because I know I weigh my food when I get it. After a few exchanges, he asked what I wanted, I said I would like to pay for what I ordered. I said he could have what I put in a to go container if he wants. The manager came over and said she'd charge me for my meal but would need the rest of the food back, so I unpacked what I didn't leave on the plate and turned it over.

I've worked in restaurants and eaten in them all over the country and never in my life have I been treated as if a waiter's mistakes were my fault, not just by the waiter but by the manager as well. While the taste of the food was good, it did not make up for the horrible treatment. There are plenty of other great restaurants to eat at and I recommend finding one of those.

I will mention that the hostess was very pleasant and kind and was the only good part of the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent oysters! Highly recommended, will definitely return! Glad I made a reservation too because there was quite a wait for people who just walked in. Of course it was a Saturday night so it was expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Hostess wasn’t very professional. Wait staff decent but very busy. They mark up a 20% gratuity on every check then ask for tip on top of that! Food was good though so kinda mixed experience.

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Grand Isle Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.