Red Fish Grill

4.6
6644 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, & crawfish & anchors the first block of Bourbon Street. Named one of the nation's "Best Seafood Restaurants" by Travel + Leisure and readers of USA Today (& 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, & Double Chocolate Bread Pudding.
Per the City of New Orleans, beginning Mon, Jan 3rd, individuals 5 & older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine/negative antigen/PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry.
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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
  • 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 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)
  • 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 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)

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 6644 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great. We were celebrating my son’s birthday. It was perfect.

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ScottA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with great service and better food.

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EmilyM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Very kind and helpful staff! Great atmosphere and cute former-industrial type interior.

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VanessaR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike treated us like family!!! He was kind, courteous, attentive, and mad fun! We left after Katrina, and I hadn’t dined in New Orleans in over 17 years. It was as if we never left home. I can’t wait to come back! Ike made our last night in New Orleans memorable!

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SallyM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and my fish (house special) was overcooked. Alligator boudin balls were underwhelming. We topped off our meal with a praline sundae, and though the praline sauce was good, the ice cream was not. We won't be back

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vipRobertN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipLydF
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Being basically a local- we don’t go to Red Fosh Grill a lot at night but decided to have a relaxing lunch today in the cold weather. What a delight! Service was great, drinks were great, and food ( redfish, sandwich, eggs, grits, bbque oysters) were all darn good.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashleigh was great!

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish entrees! The best chocolate bread pudding I've ever had...the vanilla soft whip ice cream that goes with it, blasts it out of the ball park!,

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VanessaR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary was a doll! It was our first night back home and he treated us like stars! He was caring and his customer service skills were tops. The food, on both visits, were extremely consistent; the tastes and textures never wavered! Those Brennan’s, boy, I tell ya’! Everything was outstanding! We will definitely return with more guests! Thank y’all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was amazing and the staff was great. I will visit every time I come to New Orleans

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We shared the Gumbo and BBQ oysters. Both very good! We ordered the Red Fish & Crap signature dish (very good!), and the bread pudding is to die for! We could have shared our dinner, the portions are big. Our waiter, Ike, helped make our experience at Red Fish Grill even better. He was so helpful, attentive and always had something funny to say.

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vipDaleD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with friends. Food and service was excellent. Ashleigh our server did a perfect job. Thanks to this wonderful young lady. 🤩

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vipCknott
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Not the best for New Orleans food.

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idontgetit
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our overall experience. The staff was extremely nice and welcoming. Especially our waiter Frank who was extremely accommodating even though it was busy. I had had the Land Gulf that was kind of disappointing being that I was expecting that Cajun kick to it like we saw them show on the Food Network. I definitely recommend this place if ever visiting NOLA.

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Oaktree
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a Big Easy favorite. And at the top of the list is the chocolate bread pudding!

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vipdpiece
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ronald was a fabulous server - attentive and personable! The food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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vipwillnotreturn
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!!

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MandieJ
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red Fish Grill! Everything was outstanding....like always!

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vthomas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was underwhelmed given that this is a highly regarded restaurant. Food was nothing special at all.

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MichaelG1119
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

obvious that the food was prepared well in advance. We would not go back as there are too many other options in New Orleans

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TeresaF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alyson made us feel so special. She explained many of the menu items as some of the fish were unfamiliar to us. I ordered the redfish and my husband ordered the filet mignon so we're able to share a little surf and turf. Both were cooked perfectly. We had a praline sundae for dessert. As the restaurant was not crowded we could linger over drinks and felt relaxed. This might not be the case on a busier weekend. Very attractive upscale but casual atmosphere!

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DeanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was not crowded at all. Food was fantastic, and our waiter, Ike, was quite the character. My wife just lost her father 6 days prior, so Ike’s happy go lucky mood was just what we needed. Thanks Ike!

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JohnS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We tried a little bit of everything. Ike was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the bbq oysters trust me!!! Soup was a turducken gumbo with potato salad-one of the better restaurant gumbos I have had. The service was very thorough, but I felt like the waiter was turning on the “Nola hospitality act” a little much for us, might ply better to tourists. Having said that we wanted for nothing and were taken care of. They had a dungeoness crab special that was a great value and very tasty.

This place is not your typical bourbon st joint and I would recommend it to anyone looking for good Nola seafood.

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vipWeekender
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and server. Engaging conversation with server ( Jeff , I believe). Food was amazing and delicious. Very delightful dinner evening.

I dine here every time in New Orleans.

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Macbart
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All our food was good. Limited menu. Still you will NOT be disappointed. One of our top 10 choices for dinner in NOLA.

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DavidM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Crabcake was among the best I've ever had, but the signature redfish dish was overcooked and tasted like it might have been frozen. The pecan pie was average. Won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wood fired redfish with lump crab is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we visited in NOLA! Food and service were phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took a quick weekend trip to celebrate the New Year. Enjoyed a lovely brunch here after a late night out. Service was good and they didn’t rush us, which allowed for a wonderful dining experience.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accessable restaurant on Bourbon Street. Security at the door is a wise precaution given the energetic alcohol driven vibe on the street. Limited menu provides the highlights of New Orleans/Low Country seafood. The Oysters Gratin is very good with oysters aplenty; the Land/Sea Grits is a riff on shrimp and grits with very dry pulled pork which did not enhance the dish in place of the sausage/gravy usually found with this traditional dish. The menu offers oysters in various presentations and crab focused dishes. It is very wise to have a reservation at this very popular restaurant.

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AshleyM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! My filet was so tender I was able to cut it with a butter knife. Ashleigh, our server, was so attentive and personable. Always a top pick for NOLA.

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DelmerP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A===Service was first class, food was very good . Portions very small and menu was very limited compared to the last time we ate there.

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Bestnight
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Wise knowledgeable, efficient, courteous and very friendly. Maddox in stopped by our table to inquire of our experience. The food was just outstanding especially the barbecue shrimp.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great as always! Frank took great care of us as he always does! This is always a favorite as the food is always 100% as is service!!

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vipCathyH
Mississippi
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and incredibly thoughtful service by Melanie & others! We just visited for an early dinner prior to the Sugar Bowl and they were on point to get our food & drinks in perfect time. Peacemaker (oysters & shrimp) were hits along with crab cakes and salads. The manager was so charming & came over to visit and offer her support for Ole Miss! Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue was that they thought our reservation was for January 2nd, but it was made for New Year’s Day brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

New Year’s Eve

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Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6644 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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