Red Fish Grill

4.6
6546 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6546 people are saying
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GaryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pasta jambalya, shrimp, grits, service all excellent.

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KrisT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The BBQ oysters were superb. Service was good as well

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TommyM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I especially liked the alligator and shrimp gumbo. The restaurant was clean and pleasant to be in. The wait staff was very attentive and just a pleasure to have.

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vipBILLG
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant in bad location thought I was going to get murdered going back to my car! I have been in some third world countries safer than here ! The food was great just don’t know if I will be able to return

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David
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Fish is my favorite in New Orleans. Consistent quality, awesome servers. Ike and Sonia are the greatest. Even ownership can be found asking if it was what you expected. This is a must do when in the quarter!! I have returned every time I’m in town.

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vipLizzy
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

if you go for brunch, get the crabcakes eggs benedict...loved the bourbon milk punch also

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ChristalA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was GREAT as usual! We look forward to coming back!

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KeishaM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from reservation to dessert! Paul was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Ashleigh is a great waitress. We truly enjoyed the brunch.

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flame428
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our server James was the best! BEST barbecue oysters

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FeWa
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Redfish Grill was highly recommended to us, but besides the service and bread pudding it was one of the worst places I’ve eaten in NOLA. The blackened catfish was gross and the potatoes on the wood grilled redfish were either leftover or microwaved. The stuffed shrimp were ok, but the gumbo was too salty. The atmosphere was forced/bland and seemed like any other franchise that lacked character. Again, the saving grace were the service and the bread pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time in NOLA and Red Fish Grille was by far my favorite spot to eat during this trip. Excellent customer service and the food was amazing! I’ll be back!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, and their BREAD🤗!!! Ike our server was AMAZING!!!! It was my brother, sister, and I from out of town and before we left Ike made us feel like we were family! HE is what made our experience top notch…we will definitely come back to see him personally🥰

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BBQ oysters, cocktails, and chocolate bread pudding were the highlights. Service was also great and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I really enjoyed brunch here. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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RichM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were amazing! Place was clean and very visually appealing. Our server Sonia was awesome! She was very personable and attentive. 10/10 recommend!

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DavyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service ! I haven’t had food this good in a long time. Best I had since visiting NOLA

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Red Fish Grill for their brunch. The oyster starter was divine. Probably some of the best oysters I’ve ever had. The tomato and watermelon salad was refreshing. The gumbo and fish tacos were excellent. On top of it all our server couldn’t have been better. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Paul was outstanding, made our friend’s get-together memorable.

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vipTEDM
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First time back in years. Used to love this place. But expectations were unmet this visit.

-Open Table reservation did not get credited after we checked in
-Server forgot to put drink order in.
-Snapper was over grilled and dried out. Almost blackened.
-My amberjack was pretty good but not hot.

Hope to try again in the near future but will definitely come back with low expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch was absolutely amazing! Our server, Allyson was very personable, well knowledge and responsive. We went for brunch and the shrimp bienville and bbq oyster Po boy were amazing. The bottomless drinks were delish! I would recommend and definitely will be back.

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DeborahK
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first visit and they did not disappoint. Food is over priced but good.

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KeshiaK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well cooked and tasted fresh. Definitely will return when I visit again.

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CherylK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get waiter, Brian. Ordered a bottle of wine, excellent. Had black drum and pasta jambalaya, both fantastic. Should serve French baguette bread.

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vipOvationer
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Benjamin is the man! Food was exceptional. The entire staff made us feel extremely welcomed! A must do in New Orleans!

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GeraldR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & service!! Servers were knowledgeable about the dishes and made great drink recommendations, we had dinner & brunch during our visit to New Orleans, both were outstanding. The BBQ fried oysters were delicious!!
Frank & Ben were very good waiters!!

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travelingal920
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved everything about our brunch. From our bottomless choices of cocktails to the food options. Service was excellent. We all enjoyed our entrees.

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EChavis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and our waiter was great as well definitely will be back!

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viprastraub
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike was awesome!! His service was exceptional! Food was good - ambience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience1

We love eating here when we come in town. Due to the freeze they no longer have res fish so that was disappointing. The drum was ok, though it didn’t have the crawfish on top anymore. No RFG house salad or the wedge anymore. The chocolate bread pudding was still awesome! My husband and I were seated in the side room with two rowdy parties of about 6 each that were together. They cussed (lots of f-bombs) and laughed and sang/shouted our whole meal. We didn’t say anything but the waiter asked them to be quiet because someone must have complained maybe. Not like the “fancy-upscale” place it used to be. EXCEPT, the service was over to top! We had the best waiter, water server, general service was PERFECT

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service at Redfish was awesome as usual.

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lovespice
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pancakes were just ok - had lumps of baking soda in the batter. They didn't charge for it. My eggs came out over easy when I had asked for over-hard. Was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The gumbo is the best ever! The Bloody Mary was fantastic and brunch was delicious! One of our most favorite restaurants!

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MaryB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolinary menu was very good. Gave us a chance to sample the best dishes & still not pay a whole lot. Chocolate bread pudding was not one of the choices but our daughter said we had to try it. It was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike is the best! We will return just to see him again!

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viprickb
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was not that good …

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SunnyD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and service was wonderful. Would totally come back again.

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Caden
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food prepared to perfection.
Our server was wonderful and knowledgeable regarding the menu and specials.

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vipTeinaS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great atmosphere and excellent service!

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vipAvonna
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate brunch and my shrimp and grits were absolutely wonderful. The alligator gumbo I give very high marks. Will definitely go back for another meal.

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6546 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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