Red Fish Grill

4.5
6537 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

  • 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
  • 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!), 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 Crawfish Cakes & Eggs, Gulf Fish Tacos, and Wood Grilled Gulf Fish and 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!), 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 Crawfish Cakes & Eggs, Gulf Fish Tacos, and Wood Grilled Gulf Fish and Shrimp. All while listening to live jazz piano music, by Joe Krown (11am-2pm, Sat & Sun)
  • Coolinary Brunch Menu

    $40.00 per person

    Jul 16 - Sep 5, 2021

    Join us for a 3 course Coolinary Brunch menu and indulge in our most popular offerings. Start with a Chopped Salad, Alligator Sausage and Seafood Gumbo, or Shrimp Bienville. CRAB CROQUE MADAME (Louisiana crabmeat, smoked ham, Gruyere, béchamel sauce, served with crispy handcut fries), CRAB CAKES & EGGS (Louisiana crab cakes, sweet potato hash, poached eggs, smoked chipotle hollandaise), or LAND, GULF & GRITS (Gulf shrimp and pulled pork, mascarpone grits, green tomato chow chow, chili-garlic butter sauce). Conclude with Creole Cream Cheesecake or Pecan Turtle Brownie.
  • Coolinary Dinner Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    Join us for a 3 course Coolinary Dinner menu and indulge in our most popular offerings. Start with a Chopped Salad, Alligator Sausage and Seafood Gumbo, or Shrimp Bienville. For your entree - BLACKENED GULF FISH (sweet corn maque choux, "Holy Trinity", fresh herbs, Louisiana purple rice), LAND, GULF AND GRITS (Gulf shrimp and pulled pork, mascarpone grits, green tomato chow chow, chili-garlic butter sauce), or WOOD GRILLED GULF FISH & LOUISIANA LUMP CRABMEAT (tasso ham and roasted mushroom, pontalba potatoes, lemon butter sauce). Conclude with Creole Cream Cheesecake or Pecan Turtle Brownie.

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 6537 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAJaxks
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch!

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TeresaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jasmine was fabulous! Great dinner for my nephews 21st birthday!

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noshirp
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were early, but seated right away. Table location was not great. Very close to entrance. The server was very friendly, not super knowledgeable, but pleasant and helpful. We got soup before drinks which was not ideal. I really enjoyed my alligator soup, very balanced not gamy. Entree was tasty. But I personally would have preferred a different pats. Had the double chocolate bread pudding can easily be shared. Portions were reasonable, tasty, and priced fairly. Casual atmosphere. The waitress made the meal enjoyable. Ambience was nice, a little loud, but not in a obnoxious way.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised by the service and atmosphere of the restaurant.

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Sinc63
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Our Server was attentive and courteous. Food
was fresh, well prepared, and tasty.

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Ronald
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

My fish was over cooked. It was hard to cut. The edges of the fish was so hard you almost had to saw to cut it. This was the first time I had chewy fish. I did not say anything because I was there with out of town guest and did not want to disapoint them with the quality of my food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a really good time.

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BarryL
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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vipDevinE
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were finishing up our anniversary trip to New Orleans and wanted a Saturday brunch before leaving town. We checked the menu to see if there was something my gluten intolerant wife could eat and after ‘seeming’ to be the case, we made a reservation and showed up.

First the good … the Bloody Mary’s and Oysters on the half shell were great as was our server…

Everything else went downhill. There really weren’t a lot of choices and my wife picked a breakfast dish that honestly we could have gotten better at a local Denny’s and my Poboy was just ok.

Next time, we’ll need to find somewhere else for Brunch

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. The chocolate bread pudding was to die for.

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and everything was perfect. We definitely will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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GretchenH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good choice for dinner! The food was fabulous and our server Chris was excellent!!!

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Morgan
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my woman

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I was really looking forward to this place, but I was disappointed. I had the El Jefe Margarita, not great. My cousin sent back the lemonade, as it wasn't to her liking. She opted for the apple sangria which she said was really good. My cousin had the jambalaya, which she said was ok. My catfish was tolerable. In all the food was not so amazing that I would tell friends that this is definitely a place to stop and eat. I would not return. The taste and presentation of the food definitely not worth the cost. Clearly catering to the fact that there are many tourists so they will always find people to eat there. The staff was very friendly. Our waitress Misty, was very sweet.

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Mike
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food has definitely declined.

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ChristinaO
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red Fish Grill! Food was delicious, as always. Be sure to tip your wait staff well; they are working hard!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Red Fish Grill on the first night of our anniversary trip. The service was amazing. We started with the BBQ oysters, which were fantastic. I ordered the Land, Gulf and Grits which were so good I wanted to cry. My husband has the swordfish which was also very good. We finished with the double chocolate bread pudding and that was to die for. All in all, it was an excellent experience.

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AmyP
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had been here a couple of years before and couldn’t wait to come back. This time, the menu had changed and was smaller. Probably due to Covid. Understandable. The quality and portions were less as well, but the prices were higher. The staff and restaurant were lovely. We more than likely will skip our visit the next time through.

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JoanK54
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. We each tried something different and it was all delicious. Definitely will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This was not my first time visiting red fish grill, in fact it was my 21st birthday this past weekend and I had such fond memories from visiting red fish two years ago that I chose to spend my birthday dinner here. I had included on the reservation that it was my birthday, not that I expected anyone to make a huge deal about it but when you see something like that on a reservation you would expect the service to AT LEAST be average. Our waiter showed up to the table, no “how are you doing” or “what brings you in tonight” simply glanced at my boyfriend and I and said he’d be right back with waters before vanishing for 10 minutes and reappearing WITHOUT our waters only to ask us what we wanted to drink and to seem upset that we did not order anything more than waters when asked. At this point both my boyfriend and I were irritated, but what really got to us was the fact that there were two other large parties seated to either side of us and our waiter was incredibly kind and personable with both parties, but hardly spent 5 minutes at our table throughout the whole meal. He didn’t bring out are apps, meal, or dessert, wouldn’t even make eye contact, and suddenly shifted his entire personality when he walked past our table as my boyfriend and I were complaining about the service and debating tipping or not. The second he heard that his tip was on the line his entire personality changed, he was engaging, sure, but it felt very very forced considering how rude and dismissive he had been throughout our meal and how little he had even attempted to do to make the evening pleasant. At this point my boyfriend and I were completely feed up, I had asked for water with lemon and got no lemon, my meal was warm, not hot, and it was my 21st birthday!!! Even though our service was horrible and my boyfriend didn’t want to, I felt guilty (I shouldn’t have) and we asked if we could use Apple Pay to tip. Our waiter proceeded to embarrass us and make a big deal out of things. Really sad.

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RITAW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good, minimum wait between courses, and food was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Fish did not disappoint! One of the best meals of the weekend! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a well prepared and executed gulf fresh meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Fish Grill is always a must for me when visiting NOLA. One of my favorites.

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NicholeH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike is amazing he explained everything on the menu from the appetizer all the way down to the dessert. I was amazed with the food. I will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz brunch was delicious!

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LaKeishaF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice people, good menu. They had a nice piano player that set the mood for a delicious brunch. The manager also checked on us a couple of times and I really appreciate that in an establishment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Elijah was absolutely amazing!! His expertise and customer service was amazing as well! He was so bubbly and fun to be around. His knowledge of the food and drinks were on point. New Orleans owes us nothing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike was out waiter. He was fantastic. Very attentive. Food was amazing. The bread pudding was amazing!!

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NCWazzuCoug
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamin provided excellent service with humor and flair. The food was incredible! I highly recommend d The Peacemaker and the Crawfish Cakes with Eggs, but everything our party had was fabulous!

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DavidK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

over-rated on yelp. not nearly as good as some other nearby restaurants

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the oyster & shrimp appetizer is a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, friendly service and amazing, fresh food! We had the filet, the catfish, the crawfish and shrimp pasta and the shrimp and grits. Everything was fresh and delicious! Try the crawfish cheesecake appetizer!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was phenomenal, food was ok, but they took FOREVER.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The BBQ oysters were to die for! Shrimp étouffée with the pickled relish was different but DELICIOUS! Dismissed the meal with a watermelon spritzer! Will definitely come again!

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vipJamesF
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything real good: oysters, snapper, shrimp, chopped salad….fresh hot bread, bread pudding and homemade soft serve …everything was delicious.

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MHPNola
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Red Fish for fun family meals and GREAT food.

CM
CMJ2019
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank was an excellent server! The BBQ oyster was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Super limited menu. Pasta was extremely undercooked. There’s a reason you could get a reservation on Fourth of July….

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 6537 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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