Red Fish Grill

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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, and crawfish and anchors the first block of Bourbon Street. Named one of the nation's "Best Seafood Restaurants" by Travel + Leisure and readers of USA Today (and 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, and decadent Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, AKA - "the 8th wonder of the world". Red Fish Grill's festive décor, expansive bar, oyster bar, and laid-back vibe offer a perfect prelude to or occasion for a night in the Quarter.
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Red Fish Grill invites you to enjoy our Annual Thanksgiving Buffet with over 30 menu offerings including a grand seafood display and all of your favorite turkey-day classics and fixins! Plus, kids can enjoy their own mini-buffet and cookie-decorating station. Book your table today!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was dining alone and ended up sitting at the bar. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Food was good!

OT
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as usual... First time we had lunch instead of dinner and it was just as exceptional.

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! Service was outstanding!!

s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent server. fish very good. no vegetarian options on menu- chef prepared pasta with veggies for our vegetarian. Very loud

C
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spend awesome time!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Wonderful funny waiter! Great time! Would have liked to eat there one more time before we left. Not enough time. Best swordfish I have had in years!!

MR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and dining service. Bar service before dinner slow and not real attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Great food, staff, and environment. It's a nice place to eat with civilized patrons. :-)

AL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four for dinner to celebrate my 60th birthday. Everything was terrific from the moment we stepped in. Place is located just on Bourbon Street off of Canal Street, so if you are not a serious Bourbon Street person, you don’t have to proceed into the scrum. My grouper with lump crabmeat and lemon butter sauce was delicious. Fish was fresh and expertly seasoned. Portions are ample. Service was excellent. Our waitress Sonia had a great personality. She was ready with recommendations, all of which were on target. She knew it was my birthday, since I was wearing a tiara and a birthday sash. She brought me a fabulous ice cream sundae that sat on marshmallows, inside a red velvet waffle cone...on the house. Atmosphere was jumping. Bar and restaurant was full, yet food and drinks were served in a timely fashion. Would recommend for celebrations, friends getting together...or anything!

FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

VA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous! My 5 year old grandson and I got caught in a downpour on the way to dinner. Our server made him camomile tea and hit chocolate to warm him up! He was incredibly attentive and helpful!

D
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Ike was our server and he was the best. He was knowledgeable about the food and it seriously was our best meal in 5 days in New Orleans. The grilled red fish was amazing and the chocolate souffle was seriously decadent and yummy.

SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Everything was fabulous from the service to the food and the ambiance.
You must try the double chocolate bread pudding!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. Oysters on half shell were fantastic! However, the blackened sea bass was a little salty.

W
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the Quarter !! Simply great food and staff. Electric atmosphere.

J
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had a great time here. Will return in the future!

CN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! Top notch food and cocktails. If you have one hurricane in NOLA, have it here. The peacemaker really deserves to be made into an entrée and boudin balls were flavorful with a spicy kick. Signature redfish and crab dish was perfectly prepared, tender and delicious. Our server, Dawn, was a gem! My husband started the evening grumpy, hungry, and unpleasant; he wouldn't leave until he personally thanked the manager, bartender, and staff. RFG is on my NOLA top restaurants list! Will revisit!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints for our occasional visits to New Orleans! Filet Mignon was fantastic!

BH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This place was too commercialized. Wait staff was pleasant but the food was just OK.
Thought it was expensive for the quality of the food

T
Baltimore
197 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent
Grilled fish with crab meat was awesome
The authentic creole food was worth waiting for
The house desert was special( add ice cream) so save room for it
The service was just ok

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant we have tried in NOLA for seafood. Grilled fresh fish

D
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After Theater dinner. Out to eat with my wife and younger kids.

M
Kansas City
101 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Fish Grill is an excellent restaurant and is one of our favorites in New Orleans. The seafood is the best in town. Our entries were excellent and the service was very good. The bar scene is energetic and always crowded. This is always a good choice when dining on Bourbon Street. Highly recommended and you will need a reservation.

JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Dawn, was extremely knowledgeable of the menu after two months working there. Quite impressive. Our food was delicious and arrived faster than expected. Management even sent over champagne for our anniversary.
The restaurant was clean, everyone was polite, and the ambiance was perfect

OT
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall food was good, but lack of attention by server was disappointing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Tourist food, tourist prices, wouldn't go back.

d
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everybody enjoyed the grilled fish specialties and the salads ...

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HOLY COW! The food was just amazing as much as the service.

SM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard good things but the red fish topped with crab was the best I’ve ever had. ... And, the service was great!

TD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great raw Oysters, Service, Drinks, Service, Redfish with Lump Crab, Service, and Super Chocolate Bread Pudding! Everything rocks!

SW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! Holly helped us catch a cab by escorting us through a maze to Dauphine! Now that’s service! She was so kind and friendly... the food was great.. but the service is the reason I’ll come back every time I visit NOLA! So glad that as visitors we were treated like regulars! Sarah

S
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional.

RB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Haven't been here for a while, just so many good places to eat in NOLA. Had a very good lunch here, was reminded how great this place really is. BBQ Oysters are a must here for sure. Solid menu and good workers. Took a bit to pay the bill but other than that, really enjoyed RedFish Grill.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank was a straight forward waiter but all of his recommendations were spot on! We enjoyed our last meal in New Orleans at Red Fish.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent staff, food came out of the kitchen quickly and was scrumptious. We liked the food so much, we bought the cookbook to try to duplicate the dishes at home.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBQ oysters phenomenal

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just ok nothing more or less

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. One of my favorite places to eat.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It is big and touristy but for a dinner without a wait it isn’t a bad choice. Food is better than you would expect for a tourist joint and the service is friendly and quick.

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