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Grand Isle Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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575 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Fulton St & Convention Center Blvd)
+1 504-520-8530
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting New Orleans with family and friends and found this restaurant by accident. Delicious food and great service. They are farm to table with fresh food. Have the onion rings they melybin you mouth. The fresh shucked oysters are amazing and the smoked tuna dip was unlike any other we have tried. Loved the shromp poor boy and our 1... More 

Thank Kathy G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had oysters on the half shell, boiled crawfish, and shrimp and grits...all excellent. We will definitely come back again. The Andygator craft beer was also great.

Thank 524billa
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to this restaurant as in the area and had also seen an on-line review recommending the gumbo served there as one of best in NO. Was our first day in NO and had not had gumbo before, but so disappointed in bowl that I was served. Supposed to be Chicken & sausage gumbo, but did not have any sausage,... More 

Thank Lucy00001
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand Isle is a hidden gem in New Orleans, a city known for its extensive, tasty, traditional cuisine. The menu is the traditional of cajun delicacies. Nothing says,"special" like a perfect Martini, and mix drinks to open your appetite. The smoked fried oysters were impecable in its execution. The combination of smoke and garlic produced a symphony of sensations. The... More 

1 Thank Bronxseabee
Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this gem of a restaurant while staying at Harrah's for a long w/e. We called ahead and got a reservation. Had a lemon drop at the bar that was terrific. Dinner was so good we came back the following night. The fish stew, BBQ Shrimp, Oysters, and Shrimp and Grits were out of this world good! We met... More 

1 Thank Melonie B
London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many restaurants to choose from the Grand Isle stands out above its peers. Not cheap, but a sensory delight awaits. Everything fresh and fantastic; including desserts that felt very home-made Great service, perfect food

1 Thank Roving_Bill
North Carolina
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248 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere with friendly helpful staff. The oysters were spectacular. We had them backed with havarti cheese and jalapeño pepper...awesome! This place was so delicious and so much fun we came three times while staying during our week in NOLA. The swordfish was also cooked to perfection. Location is very good, close to Harrahs and the... More 

1 Thank Condocat
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling all day the concierge at Lowe's said it was a short walk. We were early 6:00, and did not have to wait for a table. Our waiter was great, he was funny and helpful. Baked oysters very good (a little heat, but not to much). Shrimp and grits a very good comfort food. Drinks were also good. The... More 

1 Thank Sis1129
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. Liked it so much went back a 2nd night. The smoked fried oysters are a must-have. Fisherman's stew was delicious and full of seafood and veggies. Had the whole fried fish - definitely a shared dish as it's two much for one person but absolutely delicious and filling.

1 Thank Renee A
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grand Isle Restaurant has wonderful, authentic Louisiana food and a friendly waitstaff! The restaurant is not far from either the Convention Center or many of the hotels which are nearby. The restaurant's oyster bar is magnificent! You should also try the homemade gumbo and pecan pie for a taste of New Orleans!

1 Thank Mary N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130
    (Fulton St & Convention Center Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-520-8530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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