About Red Fish Grill
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!
Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Canal and St. Charles streetcars one block from the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Red Fish Grill Ratings and Reviews
Upon entering, the decor was casual and ...
Upon entering, the decor was casual and fun, with colorful metal fish on the walls. Hostess and waiter very friendly & helpful. After ordering our drinks, we decided to focus on appetizers instead of entrees and ordered a dozen BBQ oysters, which were tasty. They do have blue cheese on them, so heads up if you are not a fan. My husband ordered the alligator sausage & seafood gumbo and I ordered the soup of the day, which was a squash bisque. Both were tasty; however, I thought mine tasted like it had almost been burnt or scalded. I later found out that I apparently got one of the last, if not THE last cup from the pot, so that confirmed my suspicion. Nevertheless, it was good. We finished with their signature Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Almond Bark, topped with white & dark ganache and a scoop of ice cream. It takes them a while to make it, so decide early if you want this. It was wonderful, but very filling, even with us sharing. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. We spotted either the manager or the owner constantly walking around looking at everything making sure all was in order. This is a great casual, fun place to eat and I recommend that you go!
Took my wife and stepson out day after T ...
Took my wife and stepson out day after Thanksgiving. We received a good appetizer, good bottle of wine, and good entrees all around near the price I was expecting. Concrete floor and hard surfaces make it tough to hear and carry on a conversation.
Wow if you want to have the best oysters ...
Wow if you want to have the best oysters on the half shell this is the place. They have the best and freshest oysters I have found in a very long time!!! The place is pretty noisy but the oysters is the reason to go!
Our family went for Thanksgiving Buffet ...
Our family went for Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner. The food was fantastic and the service was great. It was a bit pricy ($59/adult and $19/kids) but it was well worth it. They had oysters, prime rib, cat fish, sushi bites, gumbo, and much more. The desserts was also delicious.
We went for Thanksgiving Dinner while we ...
We went for Thanksgiving Dinner while we were on vacation in NOLA. I had read amazing reviews about the location, and was very excited to get a reservation. We got to the restaurant for their special Thanksgiving Buffet a bit early, but we waited for an extra 45 minutes past our reservation time. Once seated, it was worth the wait. Our server, Dewan, was extra sweet. The food was amazing! The food made up for the extra long wait we had. Definitely try the grilled red fish (if its on the menu). It was amazing! Highly recommend.
I have eaten at this restaurant 10 years ...
I have eaten at this restaurant 10 years ago was wonderful in every way. However, I wasn't so impressed this time. This time it was for Thanksgiving dinner which was buffet only. There were a couple of good dishes, but none of the food was what I would consider "delicious" and I wouldn't do it again. It was way overpriced for what it was. At $59 per person for the buffet plus 3 Budweiser's (I drank water) plus tip, our meal for 2 was $175.00. I think the only good thing about Thanksgiving dinner at Redfish was, my partner loves oysters on the half and they were on the buffet, so all you can eat.
Thanksgiving dinner at Red Fish was fant ...
Thanksgiving dinner at Red Fish was fantastic. Turdunken gumbo was incredible. Staff was very friendly at our table as well as the food tables. We went back Friday night for the BBQ oysters and they were as good as advertised
The Thanksgiving buffet at Red Fish Gril ...
The Thanksgiving buffet at Red Fish Grill cannot be beat! This was our third year enjoying a special day here. The food is amazing and the servers are friendly. We are never rushed even though the place quickly fills up after noon or 1pm. No reason to leave unsatisfied.
We have mixed feelings about this restau ...
We have mixed feelings about this restaurant. It wasn't bad, it was good but it doesn't seem like a good value. The restaurant feels like a chain restaurant. The wait staff was very robotic--not nice, not mean--they just take your order and bring the food. I had a bowl of gumbo for dinner. The bowl option isn't even on the menu but I noticed a guy at the table next to us had a bowl of something so I asked our waiter what it was. He said the bowl of gumbo it's not on the menu but I can order a bowl for double the price of the cup. When I ordered it for my main course (I wasn't super hungry) the look on his face was like, ' oh, great. cheapskates.' The gumbo was excellent. My husband ordered a fish entree-- my husband liked it; I thought it was average. I would skip this place next trip.
Good food several fish selections that y ...
Good food several fish selections that you can get grilled and avoid the heavy fried food typical of NOLA fare but also has typical fare. Good location on quieter end of Bourbon St. reasonable value considering quality of food and location
We had lunch at RFG a year ago and the f ...
We had lunch at RFG a year ago and the food was excellent. We decided to repeat but this time for dinner. Dinner was a huge disappointment! First of all the restaurant was packed and very noisy. We prefer, and we're able to grab a seat at the bar, however the bartenders were way more interested in serving a group of attractive girls seated immediately to our right. The food arrived and was, unfortunately, overdone. I hate to write negative reviews and I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I think they were overwhelmed or short handed in the kitchen. Regardless, it was. Huge disappointment!
We dined as a group of 8 during our prof ...
We dined as a group of 8 during our professional conference. The food was great in taste with good presentation and good serving size; decent wine list as well. The place is very popular so expect big crowds and high noise level as a result of it. Overall I'll give it 8 out of 10.
The restaurant was packed so make sure t ...
The restaurant was packed so make sure to make reservations. The food was EXCELLENT. We started with the Alligator Boudin Balls which only comes with 3 so make sure to get two orders if you have more at the table. It was a little spicy but very good! We had the Jumbo Crab Cake which was excellent but you get just one and it's not very big but filling enough. (SO if you are a big eater maybe request an extra crab cake) We also had the Signature Dish Wood Grilled Redfish and Lump Crabmeat in lemon butter sauce. The Lump Crabmeat on top was hardly there so savor every bite but overall DELICIOUS! In addition we were served the Mangrove Snapper Green Curry which was a generous portion. Ok, make sure to have lots of water on hand for this one because it is
S P I C Y!!!!!! But Also DELICIOUS if you like lots of heat! We finished with the double chocolate bread pudding. Oh my! If you are a chocoholic this is the one for you! They pour a whole cup on DELICIOUS fudge on top and it's a good size serving! Our server was just nice enough. Almost afraid to be too nice it seemed. I guess you can expect that at an upper scale resteraunt. But with the Red Fish Grill as far as the food goes YOU CANT GO WRONG. Atmosphere was a little noisy and a little crowded but overall it was a very nice experience!!!
We are very glad that we dined at Red Fi ...
We are very glad that we dined at Red Fish Grill in New Orleans during a recent trip there. We wanted to experience "authentic" New Orleans cuisine, without spending an arm and a leg at one of the "big name" restaurants. Red Fish Grill was perfect - a tremendous selection of local oysters and fish dishes, with a tender filet mignon for me (non-fish eater). The salads are unique and delicious. Great value for your $$. The service staff was tremendously attentive and friendly. Will be back!!
We had a memorable experience at the Red ...
We had a memorable experience at the Red Grill on our visit to New Orleans. We all had various fish dishes with fresh vegetables and all we outstanding. The fresh oysters were awesome! The Shrimp and Grits were delicious. And there are no words to describe the chocolate bread pudding. But, the best part of our evening was meeting our waiter, Ike. He made our evening an exception experience. His knowledge, enthusiasm and energy was a big part of our very enjoyable evening. Thanks again Ike!
The BBQ Oysters were amazing...I want to ...
The BBQ Oysters were amazing...I want to know how to make them! While tables are tightly packed and it is noisy. We also felt slightly rushed and I suspect it is to turn over the tables quickly. We noticed some tables had table cloths...how do you reserve one of those? A gain the food is 5 star.
I have eaten several times at Red Fish G ...
I have eaten several times at Red Fish Grill. I will go back as often as I can - especially when family is in town to visit. I love the BBQ oytsers, and the redfish with lump crabmeat was a delicious entree! Don't forget the chocolate bread pudding. I won't! Delicious. And great service!
Food was delicious as always! The fish w ...
Food was delicious as always! The fish with the lump crabmeat and of course the bread pudding were all to die for. We did have to ask the waiter for our bread and or d'oeuvres can out after our entree when we asked where they were. Red Fish Grill will remain my favorite place in NOLA.
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