Red Fish Grill

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"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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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we have had at Redfish Grill has been outstanding. Last night we brought two business associates to experience the food and the amazing service from our server Ike. He brings the menu to life and his attention to his customers is amazing. This is why every time we are in New Orleans we have at least one meal at Redfish Grill.

p
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Red Fish is always a New Orleans stop when visiting the city for great seafood!

FW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a local, I normally wouldn't think to go to Red Fish Grill since it is on Bourbon Street. However, my sister was coming for a visit and wanted to eat there for her birthday based on reviews she'd read online. When I made the reservation, I noted that it was for a birthday celebration and asked that the staff spoil my sister. Brian, our server, and the other staff certainly delivered! The royal treatment my sister received was phenomenal.
On top of that, the food was outstanding. The special soup of the day, a lobster butternut squash soup, was the flavor highlight for me. Their signature red fish entree with crabmeat and the chocolate bread pudding were also delicious.

KK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent Thanksgiving lunch at Red Fish Grill. Reservation is a must because it gets booked up very quickly. People who were coming in without reservations were told that the next availability was at 9 pm. When we checked in, we waited for about 15 minutes before we were seated.

The manager came by to apologize for the wait and offered us shots of liqueur. I was surprised because 15 minutes with reservations was nothing. I really appreciated the courtesy.

The buffet was delicious and worth the value and the staff were on point and so friendly. A couple days later we came back for lunch again and their excellent service was consistent. It was a Sunday and it wasn't crowded but we were treated with attentiveness. I recommend this place.

TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit there was great. I would highly recommend that you go there when you are in New Orleans.

s
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu but great food.

AS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was just meh. Service was OK but restaurant was very loud. We used to really like this place but it’s gone down hill.

RD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.

J
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

7:39 pm seating and found the shrimp swimming in melted ice water from the ice carving. Much of the food was lukewarm at best. Overall disappointing. Service and coffee was good.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet, wonderful treat for our family.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We went for Thanksgiving Dinner. I was expecting a more traditional thanksgiving meal. For a price $60 I thought their would be more fish selections. The combinations of catfish and cauliflower was strange. I thought they would offer traditional Thanksgiving menu or creole menu. The servers were also giving kids size portions. The dessert were not good at all. I can’t say how the main menu items and service would be on a regular day, but I don’t recommend the buffet. You would have a better meal selecting your own choices for this price.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My first time here and it was disappointing. We came for the Thanksgiving buffet and it was not worth the $59.95 plus drinks.
The menu appeared to look good but it wasn’t that great.

FF
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food offered on the holiday buffet, oysters and spicy ahi tuna were incredible and some of the best I’ve ever had. Service was good.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third year for Thanksgiving. Never fails to please!

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time visiting New Orleans and having Thanksgiving dinner at a Red Fish Grill. We only had to wait a few minutes to be seated after letting them know we had arrived. The service was great and the food is delicious. We hope to visit again next year.

d
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

couldn't have picked a better place to spend our favorite holiday my 6 year daughter enjoyed the "adult" buffet more than the child's. that will always be a memory for us both

HK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Thanksgiving buffet and it was delicious! Would go back next year.

S
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was a first for us--eating out for Thanksgiving. We were very grateful to find so many restaurants open. The Thanksgiving buffet was stocked with traditional favorites and plenty of other options. The food was very good. There was more than enough food options from soup to dessert. It was very crowded and reservations were delayed by around 20 minutes. The wait staff was attentive, but very busy and seemed a little frazzled. Overall, we had a really pleasant experience and would definitely recommend Red Fish Grill as a holiday option.

OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask to sit in Tim's section.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Buffet was delicious!!! Quality of meats was superb.

DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet for thanksgiving. We enjoyed it! I would recommend this for any occasion. Loved the artsy vibe.

RN
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Michael and Philip waited on us and did a great job! Thanks

B
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thanksgiving buffet ever! Outstanding service and food.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes ,and I did to my neighbors. I'll will do it again next year.

The prime rib I did enjoy,and the gumbo were very goo. Everything laid out was appealing and presentable.

restrooms were clean also.

Thurly enjoyed the offerings.

j
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but noisy room

LW
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and good service!

Highly recommended is their alligator boudin balls, chargrilled garlic bread and peacemaker (which consists of charbroiled oyster/shrimp).

The specialty dessert, Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, is a must if you have sweet tooth.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, fabulous food, good atmosphere

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of our entrees was cold, one was mushy. Appetizer was good. Overall, just meh. Server started our nice but quickly got snarky and rude. Not sure why considering we didn’t complain about the mediocre food.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Philip, was amazing. He was very attentive and we got our food and drinks in a timely fashion. Our split checks were correct and we enjoyed our time. The manager even came by just to check on us. Great food and great service!

JM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful gluten free meal! The jambalaya was fantastic and the salad i had was also outstanding! The waiter was very familiar with gluten free needs and i felt safe!

AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. We had the trout and grouper and both were great! Make reservations because it fills up fast.

MR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated as soon as we walked in, great service amazing food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! No complaints

n
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

our waiter was very unfriendly. seemed annoyed about everything we asked.

LH
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good and loved the more casual fine dining atmosphere. Prices were a bit high for lunch, especially the sides.

P
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome bbq oysters and I had a fabulous grilled redfish too.

G
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish dishes, informative staff ( Laura) who also made suggestions and explained all dishes. Lovely atmosphere, busy but not crowded. Plenty of room. Delicious chocolate bread and butter pudding.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!!!!!!!!
Would recommend.

D
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was prompt. Servers did an awesome job making sure our special meal preparation was followed. Food was prepared as request. Very delicious. Oysters on the 1/2 shell were fresh. We will be back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Waiter was marginal.

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