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Grand Isle Restaurant Restaurant Review: Situated in the entertainment district around Harrah's Casino, Grand Isle offers the sort of food found at family-friendly New Orleans neighborhood restaurants, although here it gets a few upscale touches and is served in a much more modern setting. Fisherman’s stew is representative of the pride Louisianans take in their local seafood, as do the several different preparations of oysters on the appetizer list. The best is Oysters Fourchon, prepared with olive oil, bread crumbs, Parmesan, lemon and lots of garlic. There are usually three fish options and the diner decides the cooking method, grilled or sautéed, and what sort of sauce should dress it up. Strangely for a seafood-themed restaurant, the land-based fare offers some of the most appealing eating. Pork shoulder is fork tender, thoroughly enhanced by garlic and accompanied by lima beans. There is a short wine list, but most people drink mugs of draft beer. Desserts change frequently and all are made in-house. If the flourless chocolate cake is offered, it’s a winner. The restaurant is done in warm, bare cypress, and has clean lines, big windows and huge 1930s-era photo prints of nobly weathered fishermen.