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Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
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Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

4.3
4.3
1395 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

It’s been that way since Drago & Klara Cvitanovich opened our restaurant in 1969. They set out to offer delicious seafood and a good time to guests for a reasonable price. At that time, they couldn’t even imagine how many guests that would become.

Today it’s still a family atmosphere. Klara is still at the front to greet our guests. Tommy Cvitanovich, Drago and Klara’s son, is there to see that things run smoothly.

Please arrive on time for your reservation. All guests in your party must be present at the time of the reservation. Failure to show within ten minutes of your reservation will result in a no-show if not canceled in advance. Walk-ins are welcome!

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Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 584-3911

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Austin

  • Private party contact

    Cristina Louviere: (504) 584-3889

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Parking details

    Please park in the Hilton garage in order to get a discounted rate if you are only dining at Dragos

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 1,395 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans

    Seafood

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  1. NO

    NightOut

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    My server seemed to be a bit annoyed and I heard several staff bickering with one another. My oysters was delicious and my salad was meh. I think what was off-putting is the staff overall seemed unhappy.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and speedy service.

  3. JS

    JohnS

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The oysters (raw and charbroiled) were delicious. Unfortunately our server was disinterested in her job and we paid the price for that. Manager didn't care about our experience. Gumbo was very good but served lukewarm. Will NOT be back.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food as always! The best Oysters in New Orleans!

  5. CT

    CindyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was amazing! Charbroiled oysters are a MUST! Loved the Gator Tacos!

  6. LS

    LoriS

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    While the food at Drago's was excellent our server appeared to be in a rush with our meal. When you pay for good food, especially on vacation, it would be nice to relax and actually enjoy the food. She was asking us about our dessert selection and we had not even finished our main course. Needless to say my husband was not very happy.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Daaron was great. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the oysters!

  8. TM

    TeriM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always our favorite spot for charbroiled oysters. Come here every time we’re in The Big Easy.

  9. DK

    DavidK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Would give 0 stars if I could. Had reservation for a Monday night. When we got there there was a long line and we were told they would have to figure out where to put us. We felt like we were in same line as people without a reservation. After waiting over 20 minutes we left - no acknowledgment that we were still there or any concept that we would get seated any time soon. What is the point of a reservation if the restaurant does not honor it.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    After hearing about how good this place is on previous trips to NOLA, we were excited to finally go there for dinner. It felt very hotel restaurant and we were really disappointed in the quality of the food. We have never had a bad meal in New Orleans until tonight. The service was fine, but would not recommend the food.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    I was so disappointed because Drago always has the best oysters well I ordered two dozen actually and my son ordered one they brought out my one dozen and his one dozen completely overcooked burnt tremendously salty to cover up the burnt barbecue oysters they put more Parmesan cheese on top it was a horrible saltiest dish ever we Complaint Chihuahua waitress she brought the manager over and he explained to us that they had a new cooks they have been training out for two weeks and things weren’t going well but they were trying we did not have to pay for oysters I thank him for that everyone’s having a tough time getting good help anymore and I understand

  12. NB

    NadrineB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The charbroiled Oysetrs were good but all other food was average 🙁

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner

  14. LZ

    LindaZ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great oysters. Yum. Yum yum. Yum. Want to go back.

  15. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The charbroiled oysters are a must. The lobster Mac and cheese is yummy as well.

  16. MS

    MikeS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and menu, seafood was superb along with apps. Server was unbelievable, I would hire her today

  17. BL

    BrianL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FANTASTIC OYSTERS! And everything else was great too! I highly recommend the shrimp stuffed boudin

  18. TO

    TerryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We've dined at Drago's for years while at JazzFest. Char-grilled oysters are excellent, I've eaten 2 & 2 1/2 dozen on occasions. My wife loved the crab salad when it was on the menu. This year she had fresh redfish and loved it. We'll be back!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best chargrilled oysters ever.

  20. KG

    KeelyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I watched management sit there and chit chat instead of helping the server who was swamped. Poor girl was running around. Hard to get refills on drinks. Charbroiled oysters were great and alligator tacos were good!

  21. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    I’ve eaten there once before and the food was excellent. This time I found the grilled oysters were very salty. I inquired about the heat of the shrimp and grits and was told it was flavorful but not very hot. I thought it was quite hot and would have ordered something else. So for this go around it was not worth the money. I would give the oysters another try as the first time I had them they were out of this world delicious.

  22. B

    Bilibuoy

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience1

    Great blackened oysters. Service was indifferent!

  23. LS

    LarryS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! As expected.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner was amazing. CHANTICE was the best. Ask for her. We had chargrilled oysters, gator bites and split the lobster Marco but stuffed with seafood pasta. It was so so good. Finished with the cheesecake. Don’t forget the dessert!

  25. LT

    LTan

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Service was terrible. 6 of us were seated in the bar area and the bartender had to wait on the bar and tables. It was not pleasant.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre-game meal prior to Final Four

  27. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Our server was delightful. Our food, however, was cold.

  28. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location across from casino. Love the charbroiled oysters!

  29. P

    Pinky

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The famous Charbroiled Oysters were wonderful. We ended up ordering 2 dozen of them. Staff were attentive. We were so engrossed in our food that we never really paid attention to the noise, etc.. Some in our group had eaten earlier and did not need a reservation. We had made our reservations days ago because we were afraid we would not get in. No worries. Wonderful experience.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came in for my birthday. The charbroiled oysters and the bread pudding are AMAZING.

  31. MW

    MeganW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came all the way back to New Orleans just to have their oysters!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The BEST Char grilled oysters I'm NOLA!!!! Great service too

  33. O

    Ojay

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The famous oysters were a delight. However, I was shocked to see the rest of their food was just okay to say the least. Pasta wasn't seasoned, lobster wasn't properly cleaned, & server went missing quite often. I would visit again, but only for oysters next time.

  34. RR

    RobynR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    Food and waiter (Augustinus sp ?)were amazing! First impression with hostess- not so good rude…ambiance is also just fair. Thank goodness the food was as good as we had heard. My husband said the lobster dish was amazing-Also the Best oysters in town!

  35. K

    King

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    THE OYSTER SHUCKER DID NOT CUT THE OYSTER ALL THE WAY FROM THE MUSCLE-- IT WAS TOUGH TO SEPARATE THE CHARBROILED OYSTERS FROM THE SHELL BECAUSE OF THIS.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious!

  37. D

    Debbie

    Memphis/West TN

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service was great. Rolando took great care of us. Oyster bar was very entertaining. All the staff was very nice. Thanks for a great evening.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed all the experience. Love that you offer the oysters as soon as we got to the table. Our server was Jerry, he was gentle and cheerful. He surprised us with the birthday dessert, it was delicious! We definitely gonna go back. Xoxo

  39. KP

    KarenP

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took a little long to be seated but was understanding as it was a Weekend Evening, had a reservation though. The charbroiled oysters were tasty as well as the catfish. The drinks were on point . It was definitely worth it.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The charbroiled oysters are TO DIE FOR.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 584-3911.

Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside is rated 4.3 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras St New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Please park in the Hilton garage in order to get a discounted rate if you are only dining at Dragos

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Austin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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