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Red Fish Grill

4.6
4.6
7193 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
"Friends don't let friends eat frozen fish" is the mantra at Red Fish Grill, Ralph Brennan's vibrant, seafood-centric landmark which delivers locally-sourced, seasonally fresh, innovative twists on Gulf fish, oysters, shrimp, crab, & crawfish & anchors the first block of Bourbon Street. Named one of the nation's "Best Seafood Restaurants" by Travel + Leisure and readers of USA Today (& 9x 'Best Oyster Po-boy' winner at the New Orleans Po Boy Festival), Red Fish Grill has dominated the French Quarter seafood scene for over 20 years. Polished-casual service co-stars alongside Chef Chris Vazquez's signature menu featuring our namesake Hickory Grilled Redfish, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, flash-fried BBQ Oysters in Crystal butter sauce, & Double Chocolate Bread Pudding.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 598-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Vazquez

  • Catering

    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life. Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget.

  • Private party facilities

    Located at the “gateway” to the French Quarter, Red Fish Grill features three private dining areas perfect for private lunch, dinners, meetings, and receptions. Red Fish Grill can accommodate 250 people for full service dining and 500 people for cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Cayse Landry: (866) 944-1753

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Iberville Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Canal and St. Charles streetcars one block from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch Cocktail Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Kick-start your weekend sipping on boozy Bottomless Brunch Cocktails $28 (Blood Orange Bellinis, French Sparkler, and more!), with the purchase of an entrée; available until 3 pm. Next indulge in Chef Chris Vazquez's brunch menu, which infuses Gulf seafood into mouth-watering classics like the Crab Cakes & Eggs, Gulf Fish Tacos, and Wood Grilled Gulf Fish and Louisiana Crabmeat. All while listening to live jazz piano music, by Joe Krown (11am-2pm, Sat & Sun)
  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Kick-start your weekend sipping on boozy Bottomless Brunch Cocktails $28 (Blood Orange Bellinis, French Sparkler, and more!), with the purchase of an entrée; available until 3 pm. Next indulge in Chef Chris Vazquez's brunch menu, which infuses Gulf seafood into mouth-watering classics like the Crab Cakes & Eggs, Gulf Fish Tacos, and Wood Grilled Gulf Fish and Louisiana Crabmeat. All while listening to live jazz piano music, by Joe Krown (11am-2pm, Sat & Sun)

Offers

  • Bottomless Brunch Cocktail Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Kick-start your weekend sipping on boozy Bottomless Brunch Cocktails $25 (Blood Orange Bellinis, RFG Brunch Punch, and more!) or Bottomless Mimosas $30 (includes a bottle of sparkling with a flight of 3 juices). Next indulge in Chef Chris Vazquez's brunch menu, which infuses Gulf seafood into mouth-watering classics like the Crawfish Cakes & Eggs, Gulf Fish Tacos, and Wood Grilled Redfish and Gulf Shrimp. All while listening to live jazz piano music, by Joe Krown (11am-2pm, Sat & Sun)

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What 7,193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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    Seafood

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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    Seafood

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  1. RB

    RogerB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! One of the best meals our family has had. Their specialties are soooo good! You have to ask for Ike Jackson as your server, he is absolutely amazing and brings something special to the dining experience. Will definitely be returning on our next visit to NOLA!
  2. A

    Alberto

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    For the Thanksgiving buffet, the place was like the golden corral but with just slightly better food. no turkey. no ham, prime rib was offered but the serve was unaware of cooking temperatures. It didn’t matter, he gave me gristle. the shrimp and grits included 4 medium sized shrimp with mild bbq gravy. weird and not good. The dressings were dry - overcooked. The gumbo was a joke. The best deal of the spread was jumbo shrimp on ice. I paid around $70/plate and it should have been $15.
  3. JM

    JenM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun and delicious Thanksgiving that we'll never forget!!!! Loved it so much!
  4. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Considering it was Thanksgiving . Great spread lot of variety
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great service
  6. MA

    MargaretA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Buffet was excellent. Service was great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a good way to spend Thanksgiving!
  8. LG

    LGBRK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Thanksgiving at Red Fish Grill. It was absolutely amazing. Everything was fresh and delicious. Chris was a wonderful server.
  9. SC

    SheilaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was fantastic. The service was also excellent. I would recommend for a great experience.
  10. SM

    StarrM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are celebrating our 1 yr wedding anniversary.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Fish was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Best restaurant experience on our recent trip to New Orleans. Lovely creative atmosphere with nice staff. Try the shrimp and grits or the bbq chipotle chicken.
  12. JI

    JimI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    See ate at the bar. It was a great decision. Bartender was friendly and wonderful.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Had Alligator sausage, shrimp and grits and a delicious bread pudding desert!! Great waitress Shareese too!
  14. CM

    CadeM

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I thought the food was decent but I didn't feel like it stood out and amazed me. Some of the flavors were a bit bland when we thought it was going to be a flavor punch but overall it was ok.
  15. w

    werners

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It took a long time for our wine to be served but everything else was ok. The bread (extra cost) seemed slightly stale. Food was excellent. I thought the glasses of wine were overpriced
  16. B

    Beck3mom

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and great service. Frank, our server, was excellent. He was attentive and pleasant. We had a delicious lagniappe to start. The soup of the day was smooth and creamy, mushroom crabmeat soup. The chopped salad was delicious. The meal finished with the favorite double chocolate bread pudding.
  17. JD

    JD504

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Brunch at Red Fish Grill. Great food, great service, reasonably priced
  18. H

    Hungrygirl

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab as always! We came in a group & got a number of different dishes for sharing. Buffalo oysters were delicious, lobster cheesecake was good as well. Don’t forget to preordered the bread pudding for dessert! Great service, great drinks.
  19. V

    Vickey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Love the lively and colorful ambiance too.
  20. DZ

    DonnaZ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the restaurant and the service from our waiter Jay was over the top. What a incredible meal. The bread pudding was over the top. Yum
  21. C

    Carletta

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank provided exceptional service.
  22. PR

    PattiR

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always eat here when in town.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  24. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Byron was a fabulous server. We would return at any time. The food was delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great. Waitstaff was awesome.
  26. C

    Cindy

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. Definitely try the Red Fish special
  27. EO

    ElemenO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    In the evening, it's crowded and loud, but service is still reasonably fast. The food is good, but not inspiring. Some of the things people in my party liked best were the dishes with a little bit of Asian influence, like the ginger-carrot puree with the blackened tuna or the tamarind barbecue sauce on the chicken. Some of the things that were good but not exciting were the gumbo and the blackened shrimp.
  28. S

    Stephenie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally worth the BBQ oysters and the chocolate bread pudding. The red fish entree was excellent. You can’t go wrong
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! Flavors were great and atmosphere was fun! Our meal is something we will be craving for a long time. Highly recommend!
  30. d

    dennis

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent and I'm super fussy when it comes to food. Quite a change from all the nearby places to eat. Very clean and very friendly staff.
  31. TH

    THOMASK

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very chaotic and confusing dishes are small Lack of attention by servers had to remind server what we ordered to drink 3 times took forever to get drinks Expensive not worth price
  32. JC

    JuliaC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for dinner and absolutely loved it. The food was great- definitely try the bread pudding!! Our server, Greg, was excellent too! Nice decor and cool place for dinner.
  33. m

    monty

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Wood Grilled Red Fish. The bread pudding was just what we needed to end the meal. Big enough to split.
  34. MB

    MicheleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!!!!! The service was wonderful, great food,
  35. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress and service was great. Cute place, nice atmosphere. Food was good but nothing outstanding and for that price I was expecting more. The crab cake appetizer was the only thing I'd say I'd have again. We had fish bites, gumbo, and shrimp creole. The creole said it had basil and Brussels but I couldn't see or taste either. Not sure if they substituted or what? It just wasn't what I expected. Sorry, really wanted it to be outstanding but it was just good.
  36. BW

    BillW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made res thru open table. Didn't see a way to specify a table or booth. When arrived, a booth was only available. The staff was outstanding in preparing a table for 6 when I requested. Everything was outstanding!!
  37. B

    Belle

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Our first waiter was drunk! He told us numerous times he’d be right back. Well after 30 minutes, he finally took our drink order. Almost 15 minutes later, he brought our water, dropping a full glass on my daughter-in-law, at which time I went to the receptionist to ask for help. A new waitress was assigned to our table. She was good. But still, I felt at least our bar bill should have been comped….the manager was totally aware of the problem.
  38. PA

    PAmmie

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    High end prices for fast food ambiance. We were rushed to order with the server coming back every 2minutes asking if we were ready. We finally said yes and ordered. Food came out in 5 minutes. My fish was char grilled and raw on the inside. We sent it back. My husband’s $25 bowl of gumbo was average. Our server was great and the highlight of the experience. All in all, we were in the restaurant 25 minutes. We were startled to see an armed security guard at the entrance and when we left we thought he might be there for the unhappy customers.
  39. MH

    MaryH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved it as it had an atmosphere of New Orleans
  40. LK

    LenK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food as usual was very good as was the service. Especially love the barbecued oysters.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 7193 OpenTable diners.

Red Fish Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Red Fish Grill

115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Iberville Street

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Canal and St. Charles streetcars one block from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Vazquez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 598-1200

  • Catering

    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life. Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget.

  • Private party facilities

    Located at the “gateway” to the French Quarter, Red Fish Grill features three private dining areas perfect for private lunch, dinners, meetings, and receptions. Red Fish Grill can accommodate 250 people for full service dining and 500 people for cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Cayse Landry: (866) 944-1753

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