Red Fish Grill

4.5
6462 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, 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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Experiences

  • 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)
  • Weekend Brunch

    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)
  • Kids, Eat Your Age!

    Jun 4 - Aug 31, 2021

    This Summer at Red Fish Grill - KIDS...Eat Your Age! Kids 10 and under, price of kids meal equals their age!
  • 2 Course Dungeness Crag Leg Dinner Special

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    1 Lb. Dungeness Crab Legs with choice of: House Chopped Salad or Soup of the Day, plus Shrimp and Mirliton Casserole, Southern Fried Hushpuppies, a trio of drawn butters (Traditional, Garlic & Cajun Spiced) and Creole Remoulade

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6462 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudiH
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamin was great with service! The food was great, the atmosphere was great! Everything was perfect!

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vipLynnM
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Red Fish Grill. The only disappointment was that they were not serving red fish due to the extremely cold winter affecting the fish. So their signature red fish dish was prepared with snapper. It was still delicious but two in our party ordered steaks since the red fish was not available. The chocolate bread pudding dessert was honestly the highlight of the meal, amazing!

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Sherryc
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Love the gumbo and bread pudding.

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MaryR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deco was authentic rustic NOLA. Service was outstanding and our food was amazing. We are definitely coming back.

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MichelleM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there last night with my family and we enjoyed our selves immensely. Absolutely loved there fried oysters in BBQ sauce and blue cheese. Had the sauce on the side so I can dunk to my liking! They where so good my daughter ended up ordering another dozen after dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. The crawfish cakes and eggs was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I would describe it as the Red Lobster of NOLA. Not a date scene or fine dining. Food was overall 3/5 - nothing memorable. Service was good - waiter and managers were very nice. Had a hard shell in the BBQ oysters, would not recommend. Price was over priced for the quality of the food. Overall impression: underwhelming.

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vipGeorgeB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Fish Grill is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is always excellent and the soft serve praline parfait is the best in the city !

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CarenC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Ike is great! Food was delicious 😋

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vipSteveR
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. The snapper and gulf shrimp were amazing.

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Treatforall
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. The food was delicious!

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vipgingerg
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Just disappointed . Red fish dish unavailable due to - nit having any red fish. Crab cake was ice cold in the middle

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KrisB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that was surpassed only by the fantastic service!! Sonia did a fantastic job and made our experience great.

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DonnaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us all chose different. Three types of fish and one steak and it was all cooked to perfection. Salad was very nice. Service was nice. Highly recommend

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was very sweet and attentive. The food was amazing! The crab cake was one of the best I’ve ever had and the crab leg 2 course meal was fantastic! We also enjoyed the Hurricane (very strong, tho, so be careful because it will sneak up on you) and the French Quarter drink was delicious! I would definitely return again and recommend it to anyone I know visiting New Orleans!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I ate there but unlike to return. I only chose this place because a friend recommended, but clearly we have different standards for dinning. The gumbo was good, but not very warm. The dish I picked was just bad. Nothing went with nothing on that dish (shrimp, grits and pulled pork). The green tomato chow chow definitely didn’t go with (basic sweet pickle relish). On the menu sounded interesting, but it wasn’t any good. The service was good and Mr. Ronald was pleasant and attentive. Overall felt like we were eating at a plain ol chain restaurant (O’Charleys or Olive Garden). I don’t really recommend since there are so many better options around NOLA area.

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Bk1983
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was exceptional! The food was decent but basic New Orleans flare nothing spectacular. The praline ice cream was the best ever.

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CandaceL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Paid $100 for two entrees that we’re supposed to be fresh fish. It came out rubbery, charred and covered in salt and was in 3 pieces and looked crumbled. The presentation was poor and tasted terrible

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vipmegbt
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

My husband, daughter, and I chose Redfish for brunch because we have been many times and love the typically great food and service. We planned to enjoy a great meal and watch our favorite team play baseball.
I politely asked the bartender to change one of the televisions to ESPN2 and he did so. The network changed last minute and my husband (also politely) asked that it be changed. The bartender declined in favor of showing a soccer match - Denmark vs. Finland - that no one in the bar was watching. My husband asked if he might change the other television (that was not being watched by other patrons either). He declined. The rude bartender declined a perfectly reasonable request to show an SEC baseball game in favor of obscure programming that no one was watching.
We enjoyed the food and drinks that we did have before we were forced to decline our entrees as they came out of the kitchen and find an establishment that would show our game.
Sonia - our server - was great and very pleasant, but there was no effort to make it right at all. So disappointed in one of our repeat spots for brunch.

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vipTodd
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to Nola place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite meals of the week. The Gator Boudin Balls were amazing along with the Blackened Tuna and Shrimp n Grits. We will definitely be back.

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deirdred
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was clean and our waiter was wonderful. The drinks were good and so was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was Awesome, the Waitress was on Point and knowledgeable and Pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good atmosphere!!! And the food was great!!!

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience2

It felt like the red lobster of New Orleans. Did not meet expectations.

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BradH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The crab cake was a perfect dish in flavor and preparation. My husband enjoyed his steak, also cooked perfectly.

My entree was not wonderful the blackened fish was not to my taste and the pototoes were dry
They exchanged it for me but the shrimp and grits was so spicy i couldn't breathe. I couldnt tell what the spice was nor from which part of the dish (they did apologize and did not charge us for what i could not eat)
The prailine dessert was totally amazing. I would go back just for the dessert.

The service was impeccable so overall a fine experience for our anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Kevin, was friendly, knowledgeable, fast, and fun. Food was delicious including alligator boudin balls and mushroom stuffed shrimp. And the desserts!!! Save room for the praline sundae or the double chocolate bread pudding. We will return for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike was the perfect server. The food was amazing!

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MonetteY
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Loved food and drink. Benjamin was a wealth of knowledge. He was funny but thorough. Was my sons 22nd birthday. Benjamin made it very special. When we walked in at 6:30 on Saturday night, there was a 3 hour wait.

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Ginger
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual dining with great service and amazing food! Oysters was huge... loved them! My husband ordered the Dinner Special - Crab legs - and it was so good! Lots of food for the price.! I had the fish and shrimp... highly recommend! Great place to go in New Orleans!

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JamesZ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. They were very attentive to our allergy needs. It was a great time.

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Cgclaw
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, ate there twice in the same day due to horrible service at the Bourbon House. Andrew was great and let us in without the second reservation at night.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was great. Reservations made it easy and dinner went smoothly.

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LarryJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bay Snapper dish was the best meal we had in 3 days of eating our way through New Orleans and the Chocolate bread pudding is my favorite desert in New Orleans.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Definitely get the BBQ oyster appetizer. We actually got the peacemaker which included Bbq shrimp. Jimmy was our server and he was outstanding.
Also highly recommend saving room for dessert. The ice cream is fantastic

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to just enjoy a freshly prepared meal and found so much more. Service was great, our waiter was like family and the food outstanding! A must go to place when in town

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SusanB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Redfish Grill without redfish is sad…the striped bass was ok. I miss all the good sauces offered with the redfish in past. Barbecue oysters were very good. The Praline Sundae was delicious! Our server, Melanie, was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from out of state and could not have been more pleased with the entire experience. This place is just fantastic and we will absolutely return. Frank was our server and he was great!

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Red Fish Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 6462 OpenTable diners.

Red Fish Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.neworleans-food.com/shop/.

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.

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