French Quarter

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


American, Seafood, Variety
Private PartiesOyster BarKid Friendly

Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bar Menu
Monday - Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Raw Oyster Bar
Monday - Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


All major credit cards are accepted.

Dress Code:

Based on 1892 user reviews.

Restaurant Overview

One fish, two fish, Ralph Brennan’s Red Fish Grill. This French Quarter seafood destination, located in the 100 block of Bourbon Street at the “gateway to the French Quarter,” offers a huge range of just-caught Gulf shellfish, finned fish, and an oyster bar.

A playful, spacious establishment with etched floors, stained glass, and ocean-themed decor, including a school of whimsical wire fish swimming across the ceiling, Red Fish Grill has been named New Orleans’ best seafood restaurant four years in a row by readers of Where Y’at Magazine. Red Fish Grill’s state-of-the-art kitchen and hickory wood-burning grill impart a signature smoky flavor to each grilled seafood, vegetable and meat dish. An expansive menu with dozens of different options ensures that there is something delicious for everyone in your group, while service is punctual and courteous.

"Best Seafood Restaurant"
Where New Orleans
Reader's Survey, 4 years in a row

"Best Grilled Fish"
New Orleans Magazine
Reader Poll, 1998

"Best New Restaurant"
Gambit Weekly's "Best of New Orleans"
Readers Poll, August 1997

"Excellent seafood and a chocolate bread pudding that's said to be the eighth wonder of the world...served in a terrific setting by a staff that knows its stuff"
Zagat 2005

One of New Orleans' "100 Great Places to Eat"
Times-Picayune Lagniappe Dining Guide 2004

"One of New Orleans' Best Places to Work"
New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine 2003 & 2004

"Best New Restaurant"
Gambit Weekly's "Best of New Orleans"
Readers Poll, August 1997

Luis Colmenares, a local designer and sculptor, was commissioned to create Red Fish Grill’s unique decor. The whimsical result reflects the restaurant’s concept of casual, delicious seafood dishes, and includes sculpted palm trees that wrap supporting columns, sea creatures of all shapes and sizes etched into the gleaming floors, and handpainted tables.

Red Fish Grill’s immense bar extends the length of the restaurant’s Iberville Street side. Its atmosphere comes from black-and-white photographs taken by Ralph Brennan’s mother, Claire Brennan, in 1948 as part of her photography dissertation at Newcomb College. Claire’s work showcases the Louisiana bayou and its residents, offering an authentic glimpse into the life of many New Orleans residents over half a century ago.

Cuisine: Casual New Orleans Seafood

Executive chef: Austin Kirzner

Owned & operated By: Ralph Brennan

A limited number of reservations are taken each day. Walk-in dining is encouraged!

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