Red Fish Grill

4.7
6179 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

  • Dungeness Crab Legs - Weekend Dinner Special

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    1 Lb. Dungeness Crab Legs with choice of: House Chopped Salad or Soup of the Day, plus Cauliflower and Rice Casserole, Southern Fried Hushpuppies, a trio of drawn butters (Traditional, Garlic & Cajun Spiced) and Creole Remoulade
  • 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 brunch menu, which infuses Gulf seafood into mouth-watering classics like the Gulf Shrimp, Spinach & Brie Omelet, Gator Breakfast Tacos, and Crab Croque Madame. All while listening to live jazz piano music, by Joe Krown (11am-2pm, Sat & Sun)
  • Valentine's Weekend 3-Course Menu

    $55.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    Celebrate Valentine's Weekend (Fri, 2/12- Sun, 2/14) with Chef Chris Vazquez's special 3-Course Dinner menu. Start with a choice of Chile Spiced Lobster Bisque (Brandy, Basil & Fennel Crème Fraiche) or Louisiana Blue Crab & Avocado Toast (Shaved Radish, Chives, and Meyer Lemon Hollandaise). Next indulge in Blackened Redfish (Wild Mushrooms, Apple smoked bacon, Leeks, Champagne – Caviar Beurre Blanc) or Grilled Beef Tenderloin (Roasted Yukon Potatoes. Haricot Vert, Crawfish & Cognac Cream Sauce). Conclude with Red Velvet Cheesecake (Caramel – Pecan Sauce) or Passion Fruit Icebox Pie (Strawberry Sauce and Graham Cracker Crust)

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6179 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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HalP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding quality of freshness flavor, and service ,this restaurant is a must when visiting New Orleans !

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AdamP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit the Red Fish Grill when in New Orleans, and it does not disappoint. The menus are carefully thought out and the food is fantastic. Go here if you want an excellent meal, and be sure to order the chocolate bread pudding WITH ice cream.

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Jerryb
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had grilled red fish topped with crab meat it was excellent. Service was outstanding. They are strictly complying with COVID precautions.

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vipROBINGUIDICY
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A NOLA staple, great service, wonderful food, and a nice wine list!

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LangeM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Fish was the only restaurant location that checked our temperature upon arrival, throughout our entire weekend visit. Very professional, clean, and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Frank was our server and he was incredibly informative and helpful! The evening was a delight and the redfish was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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GregG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Red Fish Grill. It was just as it was for our first visit. Our first visit was a great introduction to New Orleans dining. We chose different items from the menu to get a different experience. Those choices were just as fine as our original choices. I would highly recommend this location! As a reminder, it is only open on the weekends, so plan accordingly.

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DavidK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went three times during our trip. Great service and food...

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Beenthere42
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best dinner in the French Quarter. The shrimp and oysters were awesome. Service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. They practice social distancing and the service was phenomenal! We had a great experience. The portions are good almost like exactly what you need nothing more nothing less. We were attended by Gary. I think my far the best service we’ve had at any restaurant. Our drinks were never empty. He has vast knowledge of the menu. Great experience from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Enjoyed the BBQ oysters. Went back the next day for them.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. This has become a regular visit when we travel to Nawlins’ and as usual you did not disappoint. I appreciated the ability to adjust your restaurant for COVID. Sad to see how quiet it was there because of Covid. But that didn’t change the quality of food. We just hope to see you next time!

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RheaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience. Good food and good service

DD
vipDanyaD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal!
My compliments to the incredible chef!!

LC
LeslieC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Love the food. Wonderful! Took a gamble. Tried something new. All tastes combine to perfection. Cant go wrong. Trust their expertise. Great service. Good location. Nothing negative to say. Def visit while in New Orleans.

JB
JasonB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and quick service made this a fine choice for dinner.

MH
MattH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great New Orleans authentic food! Fried oysters were amazing!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinning experience! Melanie was OUTSTANDING! Her recommendations were spot on. Our family enjoyed the food just as much as the experience.

CJ
ChadJ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just a great place from the time we walked in to the time we left.

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ElizabethA
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Amazing food and ambiance! May be one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans!

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TravelNovice4Now
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, good food. We dined on New Years Eve and it was a great start for our NOLA weekend.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kaycee (the hostess) was awesome. So friendly and helpful. She made the evening so pleasant. They had a great selection of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon! The food was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service were all fabulous! The wood grilled red fish was fantastic! The Double Chocolate Bread Pudding is a MUST!

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JesseR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! We had Sonia as a server and she was amazing, personable, and made us feel like home. It was a perfect start to a New Years Eve celebration!!! 🎊

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vipLauraK
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter kept forgetting about us. Gave us menus then didn't take drink order, took drink order then forgot to take food order. A separate wait staff brought us bread. A 3rd wait staff got a second drink order even though I specifically told the waiter I wanted a different drink with my meal. It was NYE so I know they were busy but we would have ordered so much more if the waiter was attentive.
The food was good and the dessert was amazing. A good experience but just a little weak when it came to service.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so good!!! very impressed.

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BethD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful late evening dinner. We had the Red Fish with crab meat. It was delicious. Our waiter recommended the dish and was so glad he did. The manager came over to us and thanked us for coming in. A really nice touch. We will go back.

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LatriceC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always.
Patrons were spaced out, hand sanitizer was provided, entrance/exit were separate for covid compliance - AMAZING!
I would have preferred a QR code for a menu instead of paper, but overall best covid dinner experience in NOLA my entire trip.

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Nurseblondie
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a trip with family for a college visit. Frank was awesome! So attentive & knowledgeable about the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 50th birthday there for lunch. My guest and I enjoyed it so much we returned for dinner. Nick and Tyler were thoughtful and made the dining experience even better. The food was perfection and the birthday jello shots made me smile. Thank you!

DB
vipDeniceB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overcooked and oily fish

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic! If you go here, request Ike as your server. He definitely took this place up a couple notches from an already great experience to and amazing one.

We had oysters on a half shell, which were pretty standard. The gumbo was awesome. Probably the best gumbo that I've ever had! We also had the red snapper with crab. Oh man, so great!

Anyone that's considering going here, do it! And again, ask for Ike!

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vipDebraSanford
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on Sunday. The breakfast was delicious. The service was the best. Thank you Frank. I always enjoy the Red Fish Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice central location, delicious food, awesome service!

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AmyPraz
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We were celebrating my husbands birthday and also had catch and cook service planned. We did the same last year and had an absolutely disappointing dining experience this year. The chef did not come out to ask how we wanted our Red Fish prepared nor were we asked which sides we wanted. The batter on our fish was rubbery and bland. The dishes were not prepared in the high end manner that we were accustomed to last year. I had spoke to the manager of the restaurant requesting the double chocolate bread pudding for his birthday and nothing was brought out. We were very disappointed with our dinner and experience at this restaurant and would chose a different one next year, to meet our expectations.

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ManyaP
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dining experience was a simple pleasure. Food was delish and our waiter Ike was excellent

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vipFoodieTricia
Austin
60 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is fantastic! The food is outstanding! The shrimp bienville appetizer was delicious. The red fish with crab was out of this world. I could eat this only everyday for the rest of my life. Service was wonderful. Go here for a delicious quiet meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away with the friendliness of our server! Also wow'd that the chef came out and checked on our gluten free diner!

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ClareK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tylor as our server and we couldn’t have been more pleased. He was attentive and personable. I wish we could have pour a glass of wine for him so he could have joined in. We will always request him every chance we get

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6179 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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