Red Fish Grill

4.6
6533 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)
  • Thanksgiving Buffet

    $69.95 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Buffet! The menu will feature: STARTERS (Seafood Gumbo, Butternut Squash & Lobster Bisque, Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad, and LA Citrus Salad); SEAFOOD DISPLAY (Shucked Gulf Oysters, Boiled Gulf Shrimp, Salmon Rillettes, Spicy Yellowfin Tuna & Avocado, Louisiana Blue Crab Ravigote); ENTREES (Lake Pontchartrain "Acqua Pazza", BBQ Shrimp and Grits, and Crispy Catfish); CARVING STATION (Tanglewood Farms Herb Roasted Turkey and Roasted Prime Rib); PLUS Sides, Seasonal Dessert Display, and Kid's Menu. Visit www.redfishgrill.com for the complete menu and details.
  • Blitz Brunch!

    $25.00 per person

    Nov 7, 2021 only

    2 Course $25 Brunch -In and out before the NOON Game! Kick-off brunch with your choice of Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, Soup of the Day, OR House Chopped Salad. Followed by your entree choice of our signature BBQ OYSTER PO-BOY (fried oysters tossed in Crystal BBQ sauce, romaine, tomato, red onion, housemade blue cheese dressing, with Creole potato salad), CRAB CROQUE MADAME (Louisiana crabmeat, smoked ham, Gruyere, béchamel sauce, fried egg, with crispy hand-cut fries), or BOURBON STREET BREAKFAST (2 fried eggs, cheese grits, grilled country ham, applewood smoked bacon, housemade biscuit with Louisiana strawberry preserves) PLUS! $25 BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH COCKTAILS and $30 BOTTLE SERVICE MIMOSAS

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 6533 people are saying
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vipbooboo
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Went for Sunday brunch while vacationing in NOLA. This is part of the Brennan group of restaurants and we feel you cant go wrong at a Brennan owned restaurant. Relaxing brunch, extraordinary service

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edg325
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good fish, but fewer items on the menu than usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, amazing server who kept us very happy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKentW
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere!

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JudiH
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike was GREAT! He was very knowledgeable of the menu and was ready to answer ANY questions that we had without hesitation! The food was superb! 10/10

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vipGuitarman
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice decent place that knows how to take care of its patrons. My spouse has a dairy allergy and they made sure she had a great swordfish and broccoli dinner. The pasta etoufee is also very good. It’s not the fanciest place in the quarter, but it’s a good solid place to go. Also their bbq oysters are really fantastic!

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LorryS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, service. and atmosphere were wonderful. Top notch food in a casual atmosphere. Perfect evening to introduce guests to New Orleans. We had the gumbo, shrimp and grits, snapper special, and oysters. All wonderful. Have dined here many times and have never been disappointed.

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vipLoveBrazillian
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall have had several great experiences here. Food generally great. Was with a large group and two of the meals were over cooked unfortunately. Restaurant credited our bill and was very apologetic. Will definitely go back though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Don't miss double chocolate bread pudding

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and Ike our waiter took exceptional care of us and he was phenomenal!

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LaboricuaenDFW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were seated promptly with our reservation. We enjoyed the food, it was good, not out of this world, but good. Good spot for dinner.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and enjoyed our experience.

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SusanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience, gorgeous bar, excellent food, fantastic waitress Misty was so friendly, helpful and personable. Highly recommend to everyone!

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NancyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service!! We were seated promptly and they exceeded our expectations

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vipsec0ps
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I've eaten here in the past when in NOLA for work. Usually the food is great, this last visit was a little off. Me and a coworker had ordered one of the specials, trout on a bed of pork and potato's. Both of our meals were extremely dry and swimming in a heavy butter based sauce. Another coworker had ordered the sword fish, which he thoroughly enjoyed. We did speak with the manager - I`m not a fan of leaving bad reviews without talking to the manager. All of the beer taps were broken which didn't add into the experience sadly. I'd eat here again, everyone has an off day.

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KilsisJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jeff was amazing. He was knowledgeable of the menu, gave us great recommendations and was funny. I had the gumbo with alligator and it was good. One of my sisters and i shared the Wood Grilled Striped Bass & Louisiana Shrimp and it was delicious. We all shared their chocolate dessert and it did not disappoint. I had the street car bourbon drink and it was delicious. Would come back.

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TerraG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast for the flower girl the morning after our dream New Orleans wedding!! Service was incredible and everyone was spoiled!!

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vipaaaa
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch before the Saints game. Ashleigh our server was great. Food at RFG is always consistent and better than you might expect. Total experience was enjoyable all the way around. Can’t say the same about the game.

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JohnB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place. Limited menu but good value for the price.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great local fare. Options for all. Save room to share the soft serve. The lightest ice cream I've ever had.

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Bamafan
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately! Food and drink were very good! This was our 3rd time at this restaurant so we knew what to expect.

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NancyD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

the BBQ oysters were to die for and the service was attentive without being intrusive. great way to celebrate my birthday.

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Asxmsy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly good food and service.

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mariec
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seafood pasta was excellent. Our server Chris could not have been better. This place is highly recommend

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FoodieS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service industry is still recovering after covid, with that being said we have to be patient, but it was not the service we normally see in New Orleans - our entrees were not amazing but appetizers were good. Drinks were good but service was slow considering the restaurant was not busy it was disappointing. They did a good job keeping us to our timeline to make our event that evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Only complaint would be that they did not actually have redfish on the menu. Since this was the dish we were planning bon eating, it was disappointing. However, the swordfish entree and the other food items were delicious!

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vipBeenthere42
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Service is excellent and food is outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. BBQ Oysters we’re fantastic. Great service.

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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
11 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.

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6533 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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