Le Vieux Care (The French quarter) in New Orleans is the main tourist attraction, extending 12 blocks from Canal Street due east and six blocks from the “river” north.
Practically all tourists visit the French Quarter to experience the flair of “booze providers”, burlesque theatres, strip-tease joints, jazz clubs (including the preservation Hall where jazz music is supposed to have been born), and many restaurants.
Bourbon Street is the main drag of the “Quarter” as the locals call it, and home to many world famous restaurants.
Red Fish Grill close to the Canal Street is a relatively new restaurant, conceived by Ralph Brennan (a scion of the restaurateur dynasty of Brennan in New Orleans. The family owns Brennan’s, Mr.B’s, Commanders Palace and a few others).
This large, sparsely decorated restaurant appeals to the young and hip. Local businesspeople and employees crowd the place at lunch, tourists at dinenr. It is an informal restaurant and specializes, like most others in New Orleans (a.k.a the Big easy) in seafood. If you are looking for the definitive New Orleans seafood restaurant, this is the place.
The kitchen manager Gregg Coller offers red fish, alligator sausage, seafood gumbo, and double chocolate bread pudding, in addition to a vast array of Gulf of Mexico fish specialties.
Like everything else in this city, service provided by young servers is relaxed, and amateurish.
If you order beer do not expect a glass! A glass is provided upon request since the claim is that most people in Big Easy drink beer out of the bottle!
The grilled red fish is properly cooked, enriched with crawfish tails, and Cajun-roasted potatoes.
Calamari breaded with cornmeal is crunchy and flavorful with the addition of “balsamic” vinegar.
Red Fish Grill presents itself as a no pretense, no jacket, no stiff prices restaurant, offering friendly service at reasonable cost.
It delivers what it promises in spades.
115 Bourbon Street