Red Fish Grill

4.7
6588 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6588 people are saying
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MalikaO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our waitress Sonia was the best! She was attentive and friendly! Only downside is that we were seated near the piano player and it was a little loud, it was difficult to have a conversation but luckily he wasn't there the whole time we were, but would definitely recommend.

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justjeff
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drink. Saw several menu options that looked good to me. Looking forward to my next trip.

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vipjbdmed
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just had gumbo and peacemaker appetizers both very good. Our server Ashleigh was a pure delight...

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Marie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Has deteriorated since 2019. Th food lacked flavor and the bread pudding was burnt

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the bbq oysters! They cooked it differently. The crawfish bites were excellent too. Also our server named Ike was awesome! Very entertaining!

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NolaGirl
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty. My steak was cooked perfectly. The service was very good - super friendly.

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aprility
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The oysters are delicious. I ordered them back to back. The gumbo was not enjoyable. It is smokey and a little slimy from the okra.

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vipPeterD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service by our waitress Misty. Would go again

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vipFifi
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! BBQ oysters and chocolate bread pudding a must! Service was excellent as well. Can’t wait to go back!

TO
vipTOMMYJCAT2000
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service in a casual setting. Had a reservation and was seated immediately. Great selection of wines!

JB
JackieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was spot on… it took a while for our food to come out but worth the wait. Def a must go

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lydiaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sonia was AMAZING. She answered all of our questions, encouraged us to try new dishes and was kind and funny. The food is excellent.

SL
vipSharonL
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It's my fault, I know, but I showed up at 10:00, my reservation time, hoping for breakfast. Instead, the options were po'boys or nothing--or so I was told. The same server told another table something different, but t only found out after I ordered what turned out to be a dry, rather tasteless shrimp po' boy. My server seemed far more interested in hanging out and shooting the breeze than providing service. I ordered a coffee. Ten minutes later, I had to remind her. She eventually brought the coffee but didn't give me a spoon to stir with, even after I asked twice. To add to the fun, my vaccination card, hotel luggage ticket, and phone USB-C cable went missing while I was there. I first thought I might have dropped the card and ticket, but the discovery of the missing cable led me to suspect otherwise.

The quality of the food is not worth the price, especially when you throw in lackluster service and possible theft. I won't be back.

SL
vipSharonL
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This was my third Thanksgiving at RFG. The food did not seem to be as tasty as it had been in the past, but they may have had something to do with the timing and the service. In the past, the restaurant stopped Thanksgiving service well into the evening. This year, last reservations were at 5:00, the buffet shut down at 6:00, and staff seemed eager to chase patrons out the door. My reservation was at 5:00, so I was there at the tail end of the buffet, and it was noticeable.

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vipallen
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving buffet is a wonderful experience. Always a delight. Missed yall last year

JG
JeffG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the buffet on Thanksgiving. Service is excellent (Lyn). Everyone was friendly. Food was delicious and the prime rib was outstanding!! Pricey.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and great food for price. Very clean.

JR
vipJeffR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we came back as a family for the Thanksgiving buffet. Never disappoints, food is wonderful, plentiful and the staff is the best-thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving brunch was delicious as always. Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

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Doug
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was fairly good but not sure worth $70.00. And drinks weren’t even included.

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nicoletteh
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanksgiving buffet. Service on point. Very friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ oysters were excellent and be sure and save room for the chocolate bread pudding!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and service was great!

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NathanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Environment was great. Ike was our server and probably done the best job that I’ve ever seen and we’ve been to a lot of places. This is a must do while in New Orleans. Gotta have the barbecue oysters but it all was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were greeted in a kind, welcoming manner. Our waitress was attentive, warm, giving great suggestions. The crab cake appetizer was one of the best crab cakes I have ever had!

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vipTamaraF
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It wasn’t as great as reviews had mentioned. Over priced and kids meal was outrageous -$12!!!

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JohnH
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike is the best waiter in New Orleans!

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SAMUEL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food, drinks, service was all great. Will be coming back agains soon!

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LindseyG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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AndreaF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Reservations were made the day before. I had made for 5 people, but only 3 of us were there. Everything was perfection. It took a minute to get the bill and then to make payment, but that was the only hitch. The shrimp grits were wonderful, ettouffe pasta a freaking delight and the shrimp and oyster appetizer was great.

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vipDhaka12
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good restaurant right on Bourbon street. Not fancy but solid food food.

JB
vipJulieB
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Great place for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Our server, Larriell, was great! Would highly recommend.

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vipDWarrenRMcPherson
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Restaurant for Dinner whenever we are in New Orleans! From the Hurricane, Hushpuppies, Gumbo, Red Fish Special, and amazing choice of desserts (they are all great‼️). Also, our Waitress, Jasmine, was wonderful! Thanks for another great dining experience!

DJ
DrJG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Too much extra stuff to the meal and took away from the fish experience, purée etc!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, would highly recommend

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CatherineG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and very tasty

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Frsvat
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great flavors of blackened fish
My shrimp was too soft

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vipMoonpatricia
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Delicious food!

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Bridgefan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, well executed, reasonably priced main courses.

FAQs

Red Fish Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 6588 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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