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Red Fish Grill

4.6
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6108 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Special menus

  • Coolinary Fall Dinner Menu

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     $40.00 per person
    Oct 23 - Nov 22, 2020
    Join us for our 3-Course Coolinary Dinner menu. Indulge in our most popular offerings - Start with a Chopped Salad, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, or Shrimp Bienville. For your entree - Wood Grilled Redfish & Sautéed Lump Crabmeat, Coffee-Rubbed Filet Mignon, or Grilled Gulf Fish. Conclude with our Praline Sundae.
  • 3-Course Coolinary Brunch

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     $29.00 per person
    Oct 24 - Nov 22, 2020
    Join us for our Weekend Brunch & indulge in our 3-Course Coolinary Menu. Begin with a Chopped Salad, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, or Shrimp Bienville. For your entree - Crab Croque Madam, Gulf Shrimp, Spinach & Brie Omelet, or Cochon de Lait & Sweet Potato Hash. Finish with our Paraline Sundae.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6108 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious as well as our service at Red Fish Grill!! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melanie was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food

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LoriG
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Red Fish Grill was a nice restaurant on Bourbon Street. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Would definitely eat here again!

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vipWindycitygal
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected this restaurant because they said they accommodated dietary restrictions. They were great in helping us find things we could eat. Interestingly, the chef is celiac. Nice interior & nice service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Ben took care of us! Food was excellent - everything was delicious. This is going to be one of our new favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Just a good spot in general.

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TeresaI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Lyft driver suggested this place. Excellent food and service. 6 people in my group gave it a 10/10. Bbq Oysters, filet and shrimp and grits were amazing.

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GregoryS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great experience at the Red Fish Grill. Stewart was our server an he was awesome. He recommended some great food options for us. I don’t think our drinks were ever empty. He was very attentive. The food was very good and the prices are very reasonable.

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PaulE
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food. The alligator boudin balls were really tasty. Blackened redfish was sweet, spicy, delicious. Great local draft beers and an amazing chocolate bread pudding with ice cream topped it off. All within a block of our hotel, and on Bourbon St. Wild, humid and noisy outside, cool and quiet in the restaurant. We had a lovely time inNew Orleans and encourage others to go there and enjoy the town. Tim our waiter was witty, unobtrusive, and always around when needed. Highly recommend the Red Fish Grill.

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Johnnyk
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the grilled Drum fish. It was outstanding......

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vipHopeK
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The redfish was amazing. The service outstanding. It was not busy due to covid. Highly recommend.

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JeffE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was great, the service was timely, and the mgt kept the COVID impact to a minimum.

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ToshaB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service... I have a food allergy and they were great to modify my food for me. Definitely coming back.

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ElizabethV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tried their new brunch. It was amazing! The croque madame with crab was delicious.

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JeffJ
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, consistent food quality and great cocktails.

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MaryL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed everything about the restaurant our waiter Ike was fantastic and very personable. We will return.

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RachaelB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Redfish Grill this past weekend. The Brennan restaurants never disappoint! One of our guest is vegan, we thought she would have to get a plain salad. The Chefs’ created her a beautiful pasta dish with the vegetables for the day. That was quite impressive! Our cocktails and entrees were delicious as well! The Barbecue Oysters are to die for and a must get! My husband had worked for the Brennan’s years ago and had always bragged about how great of people they were! He enjoyed working at Palace Cafe and Commanders Palace. This explains why the Chef’s can explore their creative minds while making a delicious entree that wasn’t even on the menu.
-Keith Boudreaux

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vipMsDH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have adapted well to the post COVID requirements. The tables were appropriately spaced and the staff took appropriate precautions. The menu was pared down considerably from pre-COVID times, but there were plenty of good choices (grilled red- fish with lump crab meat, BBQ Oysters, double chocolate bread pudding) and the food was excellent. Service as always was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the service was outstanding the food was great quality priced right superior atmosphere I would highly recommend Red Fish grill to everyone

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GeorgeB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a gumbo fan - I've ordered gumbo at virtually every restaurant in New Orleans and the gumbo at Red Fish Grill was one of the very best- The grilled red fish with crab meat was delicious!! And the praline ice cream dessert was wonderful with the vanilla ice cream being the best I've ever had

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PennyN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tim, was professional, efficient, and provided excellent customer service. The manager, Holly, greeted us personally at our table creating a welcoming environment and adding to our positive experience.

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RichardS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad the Red Fish Grill is back open and wish them the best. Frank was my server and is impeccable. Although the entire waitstaff is well prepared Frank is in a class by himself. So knowledgeable on all of the preparations. As usual the Blackened Redfish is flaky, moist and ohh so good.

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JanetS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! Service was great. Lovely place.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! This was our first visit to Red Fish Grill and it is now at the top of our list for dinner. We had a party of 4 with appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everyone loved everything we ordered. Our server, Kevin, was excellent as well.

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Jasbir
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service. The ambience is really nice.

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BrianP
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was fantastic. The food was delicious. We will be back the next time we are in New Orleans.

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Rick
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed my wife’s birthday very much. We miss not getting to eat out at Redfish Grill for so long.

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debbier
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Service impeccable. We always enjoy eating here when we’re in New Orleans. Hope they get back to full swing soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Signature Red Fish dish is outstanding!

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JoeU
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent blackened redfish. The creamy corn they serve with it is amazing. The chocolate bread pudding is worth every penny. Be sure and order it when you order your entrée because it takes a while to make.

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TanyellM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are consistently exceptional. Their signature is just as good as it was 16 years ago.

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Sherryc
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chocolate bread pudding was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best service

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Jerrym1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, and excellent service with Ike the server. Highest recommendations.

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StevenR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say other than Ike Jackson is the man!
We had the best lunch with a couple first timers to RFG, and it was their first day open since closing due to Covid.
It was like they hadn’t skipped a beat. Warm (masked) faces all around, safe and healthy practices were obvious, and the food was delicious.
Ready for a dozen more BBQ Oysters already.
Great job y’all!

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MOProf
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Red Fish Grill many times and it's always a treat. The food is excellent and reasonably priced, and the service is extremely friendly. It's one of my go-to restaurants.

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luzm
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good but overpriced. Acme is more authentic and better.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Sad that the menu has changed from my last visit.

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vipRuss
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the Brennan group restaurants that serves the same quality of meal as Brennan's, but at a more reasonable price.
The restaurant, when full, is vibrant (rea that as loud) but not so loud you can't carry on a normal conversation.
We Had gumbo and Alligator Boudin for appetizers. Both were as good as we've had anywhere.
Wood Grilled Redfish & Louisiana Lump Crabmeat with tasso ham & roasted mushroom Pontalba potatoes, lemon butter sauce and Pan-Fried Louisiana Blue Crab Cake with grilled portobello mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, andouille cream sauce for the entrées.
Both were mouth watering.
Would definitely return.

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6108 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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