Red Fish Grill

4.6
6599 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".

Per the City of New Orleans, beginning Monday, August 16, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours is required to enter the restaurant.
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Experiences

  • 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
  • Bottomless Brunch Cocktail Specials

    Multiple dates available

    Kick-start your weekend sipping on boozy Bottomless Brunch Cocktails $25 (Mango Bellinis, RFG Brunch Punch, and more!), with the purchase of an appetizer or entrée; available until 2 pm. Bottle Service 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 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 $25 (Mango Bellinis, RFG Brunch Punch, and more!), with the purchase of an appetizer or entrée; available until 2 pm. 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 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)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6599 people are saying
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CaraF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service and good food

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3ChadCrew
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, but not the best. The service with great and we didn't have to wait long before our meal arrived at our table especially on a Friday night. The overall experience was a good value.

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BertM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great from appetizers to the main course . Was a fun place not fancy which I love , service was good . I would recommend to friends , and would not hesitate to dine there again .

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RobertF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service Everytime we have been to Redfish. A little noise but otherwise Great

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tbone
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My most favorite place to eat, and that's saying something. The Red Snapper and BBQ oysters were the choice this night.

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LindaP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was delicious! We enjoyed the energy and exuberance of the staff and patrons.

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NolaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was great along with the food. We shared the oysters and shrimp blue cheese appetizer and then the snapper and the blackened gulf fish of the day which was mani. All excellent.

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Moo222
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST BBQ oysters ever! One of my favorite places to eat in the French Quarter!

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AnnH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were phenomenal. Our waiter Ike was attentive and had a lot of good suggestions.

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BradB
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the wait staff....Misty.... was great!

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PattiB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely fabulous. The food was outstanding! We had the BBQ shimp and oysters - yummy! Gumbo soup, all three of us had a different entre and shared the chocolate bread pudding and pecan pie - they were all outstanding!!!!

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MalikaO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our waitress Sonia was the best! She was attentive and friendly! Only downside is that we were seated near the piano player and it was a little loud, it was difficult to have a conversation but luckily he wasn't there the whole time we were, but would definitely recommend.

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justjeff
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drink. Saw several menu options that looked good to me. Looking forward to my next trip.

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vipjbdmed
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just had gumbo and peacemaker appetizers both very good. Our server Ashleigh was a pure delight...

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Marie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Has deteriorated since 2019. Th food lacked flavor and the bread pudding was burnt

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the bbq oysters! They cooked it differently. The crawfish bites were excellent too. Also our server named Ike was awesome! Very entertaining!

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NolaGirl
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty. My steak was cooked perfectly. The service was very good - super friendly.

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aprility
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The oysters are delicious. I ordered them back to back. The gumbo was not enjoyable. It is smokey and a little slimy from the okra.

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vipPeterD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service by our waitress Misty. Would go again

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vipFifi
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! BBQ oysters and chocolate bread pudding a must! Service was excellent as well. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipTOMMYJCAT2000
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service in a casual setting. Had a reservation and was seated immediately. Great selection of wines!

JB
JackieB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was spot on… it took a while for our food to come out but worth the wait. Def a must go

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lydiaS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sonia was AMAZING. She answered all of our questions, encouraged us to try new dishes and was kind and funny. The food is excellent.

SL
vipSharonL
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It's my fault, I know, but I showed up at 10:00, my reservation time, hoping for breakfast. Instead, the options were po'boys or nothing--or so I was told. The same server told another table something different, but t only found out after I ordered what turned out to be a dry, rather tasteless shrimp po' boy. My server seemed far more interested in hanging out and shooting the breeze than providing service. I ordered a coffee. Ten minutes later, I had to remind her. She eventually brought the coffee but didn't give me a spoon to stir with, even after I asked twice. To add to the fun, my vaccination card, hotel luggage ticket, and phone USB-C cable went missing while I was there. I first thought I might have dropped the card and ticket, but the discovery of the missing cable led me to suspect otherwise.

The quality of the food is not worth the price, especially when you throw in lackluster service and possible theft. I won't be back.

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vipSharonL
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This was my third Thanksgiving at RFG. The food did not seem to be as tasty as it had been in the past, but they may have had something to do with the timing and the service. In the past, the restaurant stopped Thanksgiving service well into the evening. This year, last reservations were at 5:00, the buffet shut down at 6:00, and staff seemed eager to chase patrons out the door. My reservation was at 5:00, so I was there at the tail end of the buffet, and it was noticeable.

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vipallen
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving buffet is a wonderful experience. Always a delight. Missed yall last year

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JeffG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the buffet on Thanksgiving. Service is excellent (Lyn). Everyone was friendly. Food was delicious and the prime rib was outstanding!! Pricey.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and great food for price. Very clean.

JR
vipJeffR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we came back as a family for the Thanksgiving buffet. Never disappoints, food is wonderful, plentiful and the staff is the best-thank you!!

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vipMakmpk
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving brunch was delicious as always. Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

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Doug
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was fairly good but not sure worth $70.00. And drinks weren’t even included.

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nicoletteh
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanksgiving buffet. Service on point. Very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ oysters were excellent and be sure and save room for the chocolate bread pudding!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and service was great!

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NathanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Environment was great. Ike was our server and probably done the best job that I’ve ever seen and we’ve been to a lot of places. This is a must do while in New Orleans. Gotta have the barbecue oysters but it all was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were greeted in a kind, welcoming manner. Our waitress was attentive, warm, giving great suggestions. The crab cake appetizer was one of the best crab cakes I have ever had!

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vipTamaraF
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It wasn’t as great as reviews had mentioned. Over priced and kids meal was outrageous -$12!!!

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JohnH
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike is the best waiter in New Orleans!

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SAMUEL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food, drinks, service was all great. Will be coming back agains soon!

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6599 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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