Red Fish Grill

4.6
6367 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

  • Dinner Special

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Dungeness Crab Legs - 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!) or 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 Redfish and Gulf 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!) or 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 Redfish and Gulf Shrimp. 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
  • 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 6367 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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BobB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wood grilled striped bass was very good. Service excellent. The chocolate bread pudding dessert was fantastic! Would return.

JB
JessB
Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just average and the price is a little high for the portions. The menu is limited.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The host sat us down and didn’t let any of the waiting staff know we were there, so we waited over 20 min before we received any help. However, our server Melanie was fantastic and so sweet. Combined with how amazing the food was, I had to give 5 stars. Their Land Gulf and Grits was delightful. My fiancé had there see bass. Probably one of my favorite things on the menu.

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vipLAUREN
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Food was phenomenal and service was even better. Try the crawfish cakes... perfection! Even our one-year old nephew was mesmerized by the wonderful atmosphere and food. The ice cream treat might have had something to do with it ;) We’ll definitely be back!

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DamitaW
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The artist who played the piano during the Sunday brunch was wonderful. Very pleasant ambiance.

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vipcrs1
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just average food, the waiter was nice.

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Mern
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals had by both couples. I have been there almost every trip to New Orleans, and will be back!

JY
JessicaY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service and the chocolate bread pudding. We had the pleasure of being served by Mr. Ike.

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LanceC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Easy to get to. Food was excellent and service was outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Ike. He took great care of us!

KR
KevinR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I recommend the Dungeness Seafood combo

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary! It was a great experience and they catered to us and made us feel very special. ❤️❤️

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The menu has changed and the food just wasn’t as good as it used to be. New shrimp and grits were not what they used to be.

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KarenB
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike our waiter was awesome ! Food was great best gumbo ever! I had crab and it was fabulous! My husband had pasta jambalaya and it was heaven. Great food good prices and the best waiter and service. Make reservations as Nola is coming back but not enough help in most places and there are always lines and wait! Enjoy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a quick appetizer and drinks during the early dinner hours. Food came very quickly, had to wait a while for drinks- finished food before drinks got there!

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AnitaA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Would go back there to eat.

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SherryE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The double chocolate bread pudding is to die for! We had great service and great food!

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giveitatry
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Even questions not pertaining to the restaurant were answered

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TamaraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 50 th anniversary!
It was wonderful!
The food was exceptional
Service friendly and attentive
I would highly recommend it!

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ShermanN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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MarissaO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Frank was our server. He was great. Loved the Mother’s Day brunch ambience. Beautiful jazz music. Great food. Wonderful experience

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vipladybug
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on Mother's Day and had BBQ Oysters! tasty tasty. Will be going back just for that. Had the fish tacos and they were very good.

JN
JamesN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ronald was excellent - the food even better! Thanks for being the place I took my wife for Mother's Day while we visited New Orleans.

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Turner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The redfish was not redfish. There was a significant bloodline and it was inedible. The oysters were delish and the chocolate bread pudding was one of a kind. Very noisy and very busy so service was a struggle. But we were so appreciative that we were able to be out dining.

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DaynaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our service Jasmin was so competent. Helped us decide on menu items and very helpful information about the area.

DM
DreamaM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Bread was amazing and our waiter was very attentive and did not let our drinks get empty. The crab legs were amazing and the butter options were just as good!

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Dino
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and decor. It was a little loud next to the piano but we adjusted to it. It’s on Bourbon but close to Canal Street.

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AmyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We’ve been here many times, unfortunately this time was just ok. Nothing to write home about, maybe we’ll give it another try next trip

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RobertA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Servings didn’t justify the cost. Couple bites and meal is over.

JC
vipJoeC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply awesome - Food is well prepared, perfectly seasoned, and creates a simply amazing experience.

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vipKelly
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dungeness Crab Special was great. Excellent service from Frank.

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Donnellw
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not what I expected ...not many different choices of fish. My food was not hot, had to send it back! Will not recommend.

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oysterBoy
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a cool atmosphere. The BBQ Oysters are a must!

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MecaW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isiah was amazing along with the amazing food. My best friend went there with her husband for their anniversary dinner & wanted to go back & I'm truly happy she did! Our next trip to New Orleans will definitely be stopping at Red Fish Grill!!

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Bourbonsoul
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time trying this place, I found it to celebrate a 30th Bday. When I tell you the experience was absolutely astounding. The grilled redfish is what me and the birthday guys’ choice of entree and it took a lot a discipline not to lick my plate. We will be venturing to the city JUST to come dine monthly ! The manager on duty was the sweetest, and might I say has a refined fashion sense which added to the night.

Hands down , best grilled seafood and the BBQ oysters are a new favorite!

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vipHenriv
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place. Great service. However, food is not that special and sparsely offer vegetables ( we had an entree with asparagus - well two small slices found).

Otherwise fine

TJ
vipToddJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood restaurant, service and food is always excellent.

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vipedkup
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch. Ronald brought us plenty of bread and butter. He was attentive to our table the total time. Fish was incredible. Portions were just right. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only problem we experience was the hostess at the door she was very rude and passed right over us like we wasn’t even there and attended to the people behind us. The waiters were awesome and the good was delicious the wait time was a little long but it was worth it.

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Fergy
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Redfish grill several times and it is always a great stop while in NOLA. Our server Benjamin was very personable. BBQ Oysters were so yummy (not BBQ'd). Gumbo was delicious however the bread did not come out before Gumbo, so couldn't use bread to mop up the last bit of the Gumbo. Please order this, it is one of the best in NOLA. I would have given it 5 stars but 3 out of 4 dishes did not arrive hot just warm, probably sat around for several minutes in the back. But, you HAVE to get the Double chocolate bread pudding!!!! OMG worth the visit, no lying. Lick the bowl good. The restaurant has COVID restrictions, tables spaced out, mask on all staff and you can't wait for your table inside, you have to wait outside, so we felt very safe.

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6367 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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