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
Disappointed overall. Service was very s ...
Disappointed overall. Service was very slow, food mediocre, and overpriced. It was very busy, so understandably loud. Ordered the BBQ oyster as a starter, followed by their "signature" gumbo; I wouldn't have signed my name to it. The oysters were overlooked, so ordered raw as well, which were good. The red fish main meal was just so-so.
We were really disappointed with most ev ...
We were really disappointed with most everything at Redfish. We ordered the house special - Redfish with lump crab. The price was $33 so I expected something special but it turned out to be at most a $10 to $15 value. It was obvious after we sat down that this is a volume restaurant with average food - nothing to write home about. We will never go back and tell anyone going to NO to go elsewhere.
BBQ oysters were very good and a great s ...
BBQ oysters were very good and a great start to the meal. I had the redfish which was delicious, but I opted to have it topped with crab. The kindest thing I can say about the crab is that it was tasteless. In a city like New Orleans where expectations about food are so high, the Redfish Grill was middle of the road. Service was adequate, no extra effort.
The BBQ crab claw is worth the try. They ...
The BBQ crab claw is worth the try. They have redfish on the menu, but is not cooked blackened style. So, we actually requested them to cook it blackened style and they were more than happy to do that for us. The blackened redfish plus the crab meat and the sides it came with were delicious. If you have a sweet tooth, definitely order the warm bread pudding. That makes a great end for our lunch.
The food was excellent ..no complaints. ...
The food was excellent ..no complaints. Prices were very reasonable, especially for the quality. Our waiter, Jack, was terrific...very knowledgeable about the various kinds of fish, knowing which sauce went best. He was also friendly and provided the proper amount of attention (he ensured we were satisfied without being obtrusive). I would recommend this restaurant. The wahoo and redfish were delicious, and my husband and son loved the alligator gumbo.
We were looking for a "signature" New Or ...
We were looking for a "signature" New Orleans restaurant experience without having to rob a bank to fund it. Red Fish Grill was awesome! Loved the décor, loved the fact that it was an historic building. Menu was a little problematic for my "red meat and potatoes" husband...but perfect for my seafood loving self and son. Since we were on vacation everyone appreciated the casual ambiance. Must comment on our waiter, Ike. He turned our already terrific New Orleans experience into an absolutely unforgettable one! I had a coupon good for a complimentary bottle of wine, which he was not familiar with - as it turned out, apparently no one in the restaurant was familiar with this particular coupon. Ike was like a little bulldog - he was determined to make that complimentary bottle of wine happen. And he did. He had all of us laughing throughout the entire meal. I don't know how old he is - he's not a spring chicken - but the amount of energy and enthusiasm he displayed throughout the entire evening made me feel like I was 100 years old in comparison! We even took pictures of ourselves with him - something I've never done in any restaurant! The only "negative" thing I would have to say is that the noise level makes it very difficult to carry on a conversation. All-in-all, we were delighted with our dining experience!
It is a very comfortable place to dine. ...
It is a very comfortable place to dine. The staff were all exceedingly friendly. Fried oysters on the appetizer were excellent as was the salad. Also the raw oysters were great. Not so crazy about the jambalaya. Would go again and try one of the fish dishes with sauce on side. Provided us each a glass of champagne for our anniversary. Excellent choice of wines
This was the last meal we ate on our vi ...
This was the last meal we ate on our visit to New Orleans and unfortunately it was the worst. My husband had the smoked redfish dip. It was tasteless and room temperature, which was concerning since it was made of mostly mayonnaise and fish. My daughter and I got a salad. The lettuce was brown and the apples were brown and mushy. The size was tiny and overall the plate was unappealing. My son got a grilled cheese that was so dry he couldn't eat it. Hard to screw up a grilled cheese sandwich! We left VERY disappointed in everything except the service. Our waitress was very attentive. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
I believe this could of been a better ex ...
I believe this could of been a better experience but service was not the best. Our salads came out in reasonable amount of time followed by long delay then our app and dinner at same time. I had shrimp and grits and by the time I got to my dinner the grits had dried up. Servers never came by to check on how our meal was and when the check came never said anything, just handed the check over. As we left no one even said thank you for coming or how was everything including what looked to be two managers.
My husband and I went to this restaurant ...
My husband and I went to this restaurant to get authentic New Orleans seafood. The restaurant was very large and very busy. We had a reservation, but I overheard that the wait was over an hour at 7pm. The food was very good, but not the most outstanding seafood I've ever had.
The lunch menu was too limited with only ...
The lunch menu was too limited with only 3 entrees offered. There were 5 in my party and several folks had trouble finding something they wanted. We were celebrating a coworker's birthday and wanted something more special than sandwiches and salads.
Red Fish Grill has great selection of fi ...
Red Fish Grill has great selection of fish dishes very nicely prepared. Great whiskey selection. Great location on Bourbon near Canal. Raw oysters were awesome. Service was good. We were seated right away though we did have reservations. Took a while for the waiter to take our drink orders.
Went to this place on a recommendation a ...
Went to this place on a recommendation and because it was on Open Table; it's hard to get a table anywhere in the city, so it was nice to find a reservation.
Good food -- we liked the meal.
My only complaint is that a double drink is double the price -- so what's the point to getting "a double"? This also applies to the soups!! A bowl is double the price of a cup. So...again....what's the point to getting a bowl?? Didn't make any sense.
The place is overall a little pricey, but we had a good time and we would return if we were to go back to N.O. But....again.....would order smart because of their weird pricing policies.
Given high recommendations from locals. ...
Given high recommendations from locals. Able to sit at our table in a very reasonable amount of time from reservations. Menu has many New Orleans classics which was the draw to come. Our waiter Elmo was just okay, not very attentive to the tables needs. Poorly described a side dish that ended up containing mushrooms which my colleague is allergic to in addition to not truly listening to her concerns when the salad she ordered did not contain key listed ingredients and essentially looked like a caesar salad and then double charged for a replacement salad. The table next to us had 2 wine glass breakage mishaps within 15 minutes which the staff poorly cleaned up since the glass shards were still under our table. Overall the food was decent but not tasty enough for us to come back again...
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