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Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
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Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

4.0
4
1406 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
It’s been that way since Drago & Klara Cvitanovich opened our restaurant in 1969. They set out to offer delicious seafood and a good time to guests for a reasonable price. At that time, they couldn’t even imagine how many guests that would become.

Today it’s still a family atmosphere. Klara is still at the front to greet our guests. Tommy Cvitanovich, Drago and Klara’s son, is there to see that things run smoothly.

Thank you for choosing Drago’s Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside for your dining experience. We don’t accept reservation, however, walk-ins are always welcome to join us. Hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 584-3911

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Austin

  • Private party contact

    Cristina Louviere: (504) 584-3889

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Parking details

    Please park in the Hilton garage in order to get a discounted rate if you are only dining at Dragos

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 1,406 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. DA

    DezaraeA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    An overhyped sports bar. If you do go, be sure to make reservations, otherwise be prepared to wait.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This place has gone bad. The presentation and flavor of there famous chargrilled oysters is not up to par. It’s way to salty and sloppy put together. This place needs some extensive retraining of employees. After a 7 hour drive I was extremely displeased.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding experience! They have the best oysters.
  4. MH

    MelanieH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charbroiled oysters were just as good as I’d remembered them to be.
  5. MA

    MissyAnn

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The charbroiled oysters were very good and the Pama Mama cocktail was good as well! Chandria our server was very delightful and welcoming. Our food wasn't the greatest. The taste, the presentation and the quality of the food wasn't appealing at all! It was a learning lesson at best. It was our first time visiting NOLA and Drago's, as well as our first time trying charbroiled oysters so all in all we accomplished our goal (of trying oysters). We just wish our wedding Anniversary dinner would've been a bit more filling and appetizing. My husband ordered the Surf and Turf with the Rosemary Potatoes and broccoli and I order the Lobster Mac and Cheese. My husband stated that his steak wasn't the freshest cut of meat and didn't taste that good. The Rosemary Potatoes were wilted and over cooked/roasted and the broccoli was room temperature. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was good, it was just missing the lobster chunks. But the oysters, cocktail and our waitress was very nice.
  6. KE

    KEITHM

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Myself andy wife enjoyed having my birthday dinner there. We didn't have to wait for a table as I had previously made reservations. Waiter was nice and informative about the dinner and drink menu's. Nice atmosphere the entire dining experience.
  7. SM

    StephM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Literally felt like a subpar highway hotel restaurant. Ambience and decor was plain and boring, our service was slow, and our server truly disinterested in being there. Got the lobster mac and cheese - what in the tasteless, plastic gunk was this? And for $19? Yuck. The famous charbroiled oysters? Idk what y’all are eating but those were the smallest, saltiest, most non-oysters I’ve ever had. The side salad? Yawn. The alligator bites? Just ok. The shrimp was decent and the fries too. Overall, do not recommend. Never been so unimpressed with a restaurant.
  8. BM

    BreM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charbroiled oysters are phenomenal. We had a great server and we will definitely be coming back.
  9. DV

    DavidV

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Vacation xxxxxxx
  10. LB

    LanceB

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I have been in love with Drago’s for years, unfortunately, not anymore. My favorite chargrilled oysters were nothing like I have experienced in the past. In fact 3 of the shells had no oyster at all. Worst of all was the service. My waiter took my order, came back once to bring me the lackluster oysters and then disappeared for 20 minutes. He only showed up when I asked another waiter to find him. He dropped off my food and check and never returned. I am very disappointed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best grilled oysters I've ever had!
  12. NO

    NightOut

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    My server seemed to be a bit annoyed and I heard several staff bickering with one another. My oysters was delicious and my salad was meh. I think what was off-putting is the staff overall seemed unhappy.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and speedy service.
  14. JS

    JohnS

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The oysters (raw and charbroiled) were delicious. Unfortunately our server was disinterested in her job and we paid the price for that. Manager didn't care about our experience. Gumbo was very good but served lukewarm. Will NOT be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food as always! The best Oysters in New Orleans!
  16. CT

    CindyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing! Charbroiled oysters are a MUST! Loved the Gator Tacos!
  17. LS

    LoriS

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    While the food at Drago's was excellent our server appeared to be in a rush with our meal. When you pay for good food, especially on vacation, it would be nice to relax and actually enjoy the food. She was asking us about our dessert selection and we had not even finished our main course. Needless to say my husband was not very happy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daaron was great. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the oysters!
  19. TM

    TeriM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite spot for charbroiled oysters. Come here every time we’re in The Big Easy.
  20. DK

    DavidK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would give 0 stars if I could. Had reservation for a Monday night. When we got there there was a long line and we were told they would have to figure out where to put us. We felt like we were in same line as people without a reservation. After waiting over 20 minutes we left - no acknowledgment that we were still there or any concept that we would get seated any time soon. What is the point of a reservation if the restaurant does not honor it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    After hearing about how good this place is on previous trips to NOLA, we were excited to finally go there for dinner. It felt very hotel restaurant and we were really disappointed in the quality of the food. We have never had a bad meal in New Orleans until tonight. The service was fine, but would not recommend the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I was so disappointed because Drago always has the best oysters well I ordered two dozen actually and my son ordered one they brought out my one dozen and his one dozen completely overcooked burnt tremendously salty to cover up the burnt barbecue oysters they put more Parmesan cheese on top it was a horrible saltiest dish ever we Complaint Chihuahua waitress she brought the manager over and he explained to us that they had a new cooks they have been training out for two weeks and things weren’t going well but they were trying we did not have to pay for oysters I thank him for that everyone’s having a tough time getting good help anymore and I understand
  23. NB

    NadrineB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The charbroiled Oysetrs were good but all other food was average 🙁
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  25. LZ

    LindaZ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great oysters. Yum. Yum yum. Yum. Want to go back.
  26. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charbroiled oysters are a must. The lobster Mac and cheese is yummy as well.
  27. MS

    MikeS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and menu, seafood was superb along with apps. Server was unbelievable, I would hire her today
  28. BL

    BrianL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC OYSTERS! And everything else was great too! I highly recommend the shrimp stuffed boudin
  29. TO

    TerryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've dined at Drago's for years while at JazzFest. Char-grilled oysters are excellent, I've eaten 2 & 2 1/2 dozen on occasions. My wife loved the crab salad when it was on the menu. This year she had fresh redfish and loved it. We'll be back!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best chargrilled oysters ever.
  31. KG

    KeelyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I watched management sit there and chit chat instead of helping the server who was swamped. Poor girl was running around. Hard to get refills on drinks. Charbroiled oysters were great and alligator tacos were good!
  32. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    I’ve eaten there once before and the food was excellent. This time I found the grilled oysters were very salty. I inquired about the heat of the shrimp and grits and was told it was flavorful but not very hot. I thought it was quite hot and would have ordered something else. So for this go around it was not worth the money. I would give the oysters another try as the first time I had them they were out of this world delicious.
  33. B

    Bilibuoy

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience1
    Great blackened oysters. Service was indifferent!
  34. LS

    LarryS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! As expected.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was amazing. CHANTICE was the best. Ask for her. We had chargrilled oysters, gator bites and split the lobster Marco but stuffed with seafood pasta. It was so so good. Finished with the cheesecake. Don’t forget the dessert!
  36. LT

    LTan

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. 6 of us were seated in the bar area and the bartender had to wait on the bar and tables. It was not pleasant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-game meal prior to Final Four
  38. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was delightful. Our food, however, was cold.
  39. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location across from casino. Love the charbroiled oysters!
  40. P

    Pinky

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The famous Charbroiled Oysters were wonderful. We ended up ordering 2 dozen of them. Staff were attentive. We were so engrossed in our food that we never really paid attention to the noise, etc.. Some in our group had eaten earlier and did not need a reservation. We had made our reservations days ago because we were afraid we would not get in. No worries. Wonderful experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

FAQs

Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 584-3911.

Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside is rated 4 stars by 1406 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Please park in the Hilton garage in order to get a discounted rate if you are only dining at Dragos

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Austin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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