Grand Isle Restaurant Ryan Haigler Grand Isle Restaurant

Grand Isle Restaurant

575 Convention Center Blvd. (Lafayette St.)
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Cuisine: Seafood
Grand Isle is a culinary anchor in the Fulton Street corridor.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily

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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 are the several different preparations of oysters on the appetizer list. The best is baked oysters in tasso butter with toasted jalapeños. There are several fish options, but the tastiest are the whole fried fish and the grilled swordfish. Strangely for a seafood-themed restaurant, the land-based fare offers some of the most appealing eating. Portuguese-inspired pork confit with clams is well-executed. 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.

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