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Sun, 4/22
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Red Fish Grill

4.4
4297 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Fishing for New Orleans' deFINitive seafood dining? Fish no further than Ralph Brennan's Red Fish Grill, a triumph of cuisine, style and design. Casual New Orleans seafood dominates a menu peppered with Big Easy favorites like Hickory Grilled Redfish, BBQ Oysters, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, and a wide variety of Gulf fish available every night.



Festive, hip decor offering an oasis from the bawdy bright lights of Bourbon Street, features hand-painted tables, a sea colored etched floor, colossal oyster mirrors, metal-sculpted palms, Louisiana bayou photography, and a sea of metal fish in neon swimming overhead.



Professional yet friendly service spiced with New Orleans joie de vie ensures easy comfort and sets a tone for the ultimate laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner Daily: (Monday - Thursday, Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oyster Bar: (Monday - Thursday, Sunday) 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dinner & Oyster Bar (Friday & Saturday) 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(504) 598-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Austin Kirzner
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Catering
For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life.

Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget. Our passion for quality ingredients, innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines. We are dedicated to servicing a seamless, professional and above all memorable experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Iberville Street
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Public transit
Canal and St. Charles streetcars one block from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located at the “gateway” to the French Quarter, Red Fish Grill features three private dining areas perfect for private lunch, dinners, meetings, and receptions. Red Fish Grill can accommodate 250 people for full service dining and 500 people for cocktail receptions.

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What 4297 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 hours ago

Awesome food.

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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful as usual!!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Had to wait 30min even w an open table res, but Yummy!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Chris. Our server was great !

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very pleasant. Appetizers took a while and then entrees arrived too soon thereafter. Overall, though, a nice meal

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Spending a few days in NOLA with friends - went to Red Fish Grill for dinner - first time here would definitely come back again - great menu choices and service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Second annual visit for one night stay in New Orleans and dinner at Red Fish Grill. We will keep coming back for the Barbeque oysters and shrimp! Great service - casual and noisy but comfortable atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding raw oysters and great entrees.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Overall pretty good but not great.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

They split appetizers and entrees at no extra cost allowing us to eat several courses and still have room for their signature dessert

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

WOW! Oh WOW! Oh WOW! Incredible menu, outstanding fish selections and some of the best food we had while visiting NOLA. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food delivered quickly despite the crowd. The wait staff were knowledgeable, friendly and fun (Thu Thuly) and made our meal that much more enjoyable. Down side was the noise level. Some sound-damping features would be very welcome.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always good. A go back to restaurant with every visit to New Orleans.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The redfish was great.

Our waiter,Ike, was outstanding in every way.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent dinner of grouper and red fish with some fried oysters. Vegetable accompany the meal were great. Enjoyed the strawberry shortcake for dessert

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our fourth visit to Red Fish Grill- it has become one of the restaurants we revisit almost every trip to New Orleans because we have enjoyed every meal. The grilled fish has always been cooked to perfection, with each dish I've sampled, and we order the phenomenal bread pudding every visit. The only reason I deducted a star was for the noise level- always noisy, and THOSE people who are shouting over the noise level.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed a small family gathering. Friendly and professional service. Great food. Our staff was very good with 2 yr old child. Have been there several times and have never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Service was iffy, but the food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Outstanding meal and service.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Enjoyed a great evening and meal to kick off conference in NOLA!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

In town for French Quarter Fest, the restaurant was totally packed but well worth the wait. Freshest fish I have had in a very long time. I ordered the Fried Whole Catfish on Crawfish Étouffée and my mom ordered the Grilled Redfish. Glad we love each other and shared. By far the best meals we had while there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service were excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Two servers working not-quite together made our experience at times disjointed and unsettled. Example server #1 Michael (M) asks us about cocktails (mine was Strawberry Starburst) and I responded that I liked it. Ten seconds after M, and whilst taking sip of said cocktail, server #2 Thuy (T) asked same question - a) my mouth is full and b) that’s another disruption to our conversation. So instead of 4-6 interruptions (how is x? Do you need x? Would you like x?) we had 7-10? Some redundant some at awkward moments like mouth full. Note: I think some of this was because T seemed “in training” but I would have liked them to simply say “I’m training her so she’s with me tonight to help me serve you.” Instead, presented like we got two servers but really didn’t need or want two because of issues mentioned and also - how do you tip for that? Also, training (if that’s it?) during Friday night in a Festival week is not the best way to work out the kinks and that’s on management. I would prefer to think this was due to training. My husband thinks it’s not training, but that she knew what she was doing and it was an issue of timing.

Second issue my husband is a scotch enthusiast whose maternal grandfather came from Aberlough (spelling?) Scotland, so he has literally been drinking their scotch for 25 years and gets a bottle about once a year of their 12 year. Sooooo when he ordered some and was unable to enjoy it I asked why and he said it tasted “off” On the plus they took it off our bill when we returned it. On the minus that really put a damper on our enthusiasm for the overall experience and very good quality food.

Note the food it’s self was delicious! I had catfish and crawfish ettoufee, while husband had pompano fish in balsamic Worcester sauce and he loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always a great meal. Go every time I’m in town

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love this place greatly! We love the Barbecued Oysters as well as any of their entree's.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was exceptional, as was our server CJ. An excellent meal.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great appetizers and always consistently good. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A local recommendation!!! Love it, food was absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything was delicious from start to finish. Definitely have the BBQ oysters, even if you think you don’t like oysters. They were AMAZING and delicious! Highly recommend that you pre-order the chocolate bread pudding. It’s worth it!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food, prepared well and exceptional service. However, the food was fairly basic, nothing too inventive. In addition, it was my girlfriend's birthday and the restaurant did little-to-nothing to acknowledge the milestone event.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is always CAN NOT GO WRONG at Red Fish Grill. We went twice while we are back in New Orleans. The service and food is excellent. Have the barbecued Oysters or Shrimp! The best or and always fresh fish. The team work and organization of the staff is impressive.
You all work hard but you make us have a memorable time. Thank You.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Arrived a little early for our 7:30 reservation but were seated immediately. Almost all tables already full. Our waiter, Chris, came by almost at once. He welcomed us, gave menus and suggestions, took our drink order, and brought water and bread in span of 4 or 5 minutes. We decided on the alligator sausage gumbo to start. It was really good! Rich roux, well seasoned, and full of sausage and shrimp. Entrees were broiled snapper with lemon caper sauce and grilled redfish with sautéed crawfish topping. Both were good choices—fresh and prepared with New Orleans flair. Finished the meal with sorbets of black currant and mango. The only draw back to the evening was a nearby table of seven with two very loud women who felt everyone wanted to hear their stories. Even their companions seemed uncomfortable at times. I know restaurants have little control over such situations, but concrete hard floors, tin ceilings, and walls with no sound buffering curtains or hangings don’t help either. Just an observation on my part.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We shared the gumbo with pork & ALLIGATOR andouille sausage, it was DELISH! I had crispy grilled Redfish, which was crisp, but a tad dry. My husband LOVED his grouper special. A relaxed, comfortable place for dinner in the French Quarter!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food, well prepared. Attentive service

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was my second visit in a couple months to NOLA for business and I made sure to return to Red Fish Grill. The seafood is fresh and paired well for creative flavors. Also, the alligator boudin balls are so good!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I have dietary issues and they were very accommodating and the manager came out to make sure they could make it safe and to my liking!!! Excellent food, tasty, bubbly waitress. Busy! Definitely, make a reservation! Huge menu and choices!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our overall experience was favorable. However, our waitress was unfamiliar with the wine list and was unable to assist in choosing a wine that would complement our two meals. She appeared reluctant to ask for any assistance from someone more knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It’s a Brennan’s. Need I say more?
Love the red fish dish. Highly recommend that meal, plus dessert..

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food!! Excellent server! Very helpful polite and good at her job!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Do not question the choice. It is unbelievably good service and food.

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