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Seaworthy

4.4
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944 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Seaworthy showcases wild-caught and sustainably harvested oysters from American waters — Gulf Coast, East Coast, and West Coast alike — as well as locally sourced fish and game. The celebrated beverage program offers both classic and proprietary cocktails, with a smart selection of beer and wine.

Set in a classic Creole cottage built in 1832, Seaworthy was opened by Ace Hotel with support from the team at Grand Banks. Please note that we only have stair access to our second and third floor.

Seaworthy culls inspiration from Gulf Coast waterways, the time-worn traditions of Southern hospitality and the legendary exuberance of the city of New Orleans.

Experiences

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Explore unique dining experiences for every mood—from prix-fixe menus to can't-miss promotions.

Special menus

  • Coolinary Encore Prix Fixe - $35

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     $35.00 per person
    Oct 19 - Nov 22, 2020
    1ST COURSE: Little Gem Salad Upgrade to Brassica Salad $3 2ND COURSE: Mom's crabmeat dip Add a side of fried gulf shrimp $6 3RD COURSE: Choice of: Mussels chorizo broth, sofrito, gigante beans, french bread Or Fried Fish Sandwich beer battered amberjack, fennel chow chow, romesco Add french fries $4 Complete your meal with a 4th course of Creole Cream Cheese ice cream for $5

Offers

Oyster and Beverage Happy Hour

Starting Sep 16, 2020 · Sun 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday - Sunday 4-6pm Happy Hour for Select Oysters are 1/2 off. Special Happy Hour beverage pricing.

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Sun 6:15 PM - 11:45 PM, Wed - Sat 6:15 PM - 11:45 PM
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 944 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColleenB
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great oysters, fun cocktails. Felt comfortable with table spacing for covid safety protocol compliance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything. The pork belly, Cobia, and Tuna Poke were awesome. It was our first experience with raw oysters and I would definitely recommend

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LouLou
Boise
36 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seaworthy is a gem. The food, service, atmosphere are all sublime.

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JesseS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved all of the dishes and sitting outside was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour choices! Enjoyed as usual!

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SMO22
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

What is lacking in overall value and flavor, is made up for with ambiance. We ordered:
Raw Oysters- obviously they tasted as expected, which for me is wonderful
Shrimp Roll- I didn’t care for it- it was loaded with celery which I like, but honestly the flavor was not great. The bread was the best part. It was $18, so not a good value for something you really couldn’t eat.
Mussels- Were good and really the best thing ordered.
Fried Shrimp- Good, tastes as expected
Cocktails- Great flavor, but were literally 3 sips for $10-15 each
Like I said, the ambiance is really the best part of the place and it’s nice if you want to catch up with friends. Our bill was $180ish for 3 people so kinda pricey, but again we had 2 cocktails and a bottle of wine.

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SeanS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, the food was delicious and the service was great. It was a little noisy, but that's probably just because it's an older building. It didn't impact the experience overall.

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Oysterlover
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this place but I am looking forward to being able to sit at the oyster bar again. The table service was a little lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday!

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Can’t wait to come back and sit on the patio once it’s back open!

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PaigeB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with the raw oysters! Great happy hour for them too!

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thanks for the kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to share them! Hope to see you again soon!

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BrandyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Oysters! They were out out of the Murder Pointe oysters😞, but the East Coast and West Coast selections made up for it!
The Crabmeat Dip was delectable, and who would have known that basic fried shrimp wasn't so basic after all!
I recommend this place to any seafood lover.
Good thing they were out of my favorite oysters, now I have a reason to go back!

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We cant wait to have you back!

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vipAnielC
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Natalie was amazing...

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for the great review! I'll be sure to share your kind words with Natalie. We think she's great too!

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JorgeS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great selection of oysters! Must try!

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal! Thanks for the great review!

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AlexandraH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the moment we walked through the door. The host was very friendly, our server was attentive, and the food was great!

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you so much! I will be sure to pass the kind words to the service and culinary teams that work hard to deliver the best experience possible. If you should need assistance for a future reservation or have any inquiries, please reach out at 504-930-3071

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ElizabethE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely and beyond happy to have dinner with a friend after their reopening!!! Do yourself a favor and book a table.

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and the great review! We are so excited to be back open! We cant wait to have you again!

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vipJuliana
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👌🏼 place for dinner, and they sent an amazing chocolate dessert and shots to the table to help celebrate a birthday! Ryan and Sean were fun and attentive, oysters were on point, cocktails were perfect.

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal at Seaworthy. We know there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in New Orleans, and we are honored that you chose to dine with us. I will be sure to pass the kind words to the service and culinary teams that work hard to deliver the best experience possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d date there again 😉

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Glad to hear! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks for the great review!

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AshleyM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved it! Best place for a variety of Oysters!!

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Im so glad you loved it! We pride ourselves in our diverse oyster selection. Hope to see you again soon!

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Kenna
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters! WIsh the music was a tad bit louder but all good. Will def. set another date there soon : )

Seaworthy
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We cant wait to have you back! Cheers!

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steph
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere is great. Always a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was absolutely outstanding! By far one of the best meals and experiences I’ve ever had in New Orleans! Thank you and we will be back!

Seaworthy
Responded on September 10, 2020

We think you’re great too! Thanks for the kind words. A Votre Santé!

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Chuckmary
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Oysters delicious but expensive.
Short rib overdone but tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They sat a couple right next to us which ultimately made us really uncomfortable. Other than an overcooked burger, the food was phenomenal as always.

Seaworthy
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We want to make sure everyone is comfortable and socially distant at Seaworthy, and we have designed the layout of the dining spaces to be so. This is very serious to us. If you'd like to send a more detailed message regarding your experience, please email enquire@seaworthynola. Ill be sure to investigate. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always

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vipMatt
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very interesting and cool vibe. I used a $60 OpenTable Mastercard voucher to explore this hidden gem. I'm not a fan of the crab claws but we enjoyed the pork belly. We had reservations for outside (which looks amazing) but it was a lil hot so we ate by the window inside next to the bar. Our server could have smiled but she was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

HORRIBLE. A waitress named Norma told me to “calm down” when i was telling her which food was mine after she confused it multiple times. She told the manager i cursed at her which is absurd. We spoke to the manager and all he could say was that “they are really close, like a family”. The staff was throwing trash away right behind our table (extremely close) while we were eating which was unpleasant. I asked to talk to the manager again. Once he came over he accused us of harassing the waitress and wouldn’t apologize or own up to the mistakes they had made. Then the manager told us he was dropping the check and to call it a night. Once we got up he handed me the check and said “what are you doing, im dropping off the check, its basic terminology”.

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viptboo
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Advertised patio service but had none. No bloody Mary’s because juice guy was out! I guess no one else is capable of doing that even though there were very few patrons and a full on bartender. This was Saturday brunch. Short staff should not mean short on service. Disappointing. Wondering if the dishwasher is out should I expect a lack of clean dishes?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seaworthy is a quaint little restaurant with a great ambiance. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. The cocktail list is awesome. We ordered the amberjack hush puppies, marinated blue crab claws, and fish of the day (redfish). All three were AMAZING! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to dine in NOLA!

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AStone
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had three appetizers the blue crab claws were not terribly flavorful, the beet salad was incredible and my rock fish with red sauce was delicious. Pretty small portions but great flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Took a minute to get bartenders attention, other than that everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in New Orleans. Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Sorry, food was sub-par and noise level was not conducive to conversation. Would not recommend.

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viptboo
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host BRYANT was super. Our server Josiah was very attentive. All bussers were very excellent!

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KimG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We had a 6:30 reservation and were sat at a small table by the bar in a high traffic area. I moved my chair to not get bumped every time someone walked by. Fine. We don't mind as we usually opt to sit at the bar. Another couple sat next to us and were very uncomfortable with the table. It was too loud for them and they left. The waiter came for our order and I could not hear him. They did turn down the music. We asked for 2 orders of ceviche. The mahi-mahi was mushy from being marinated too long and the amount wouldn't fill a tablespoon. The yellow tail was paper thin and barely there. We ordered the special fish of the day and they had run out. I remarked to the waiter that it was only 6:30 and they were out? That didn't go well. Funny the music volume went up after that along with his attitude. The pinot noir wine selection was not impressive to say the least. So we paid up and left hungry. This place is very trendy and expensive.

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vipMLite
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Seaworthy was a joy. The service was wonderful throughout, everyone was friendly and our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance is great, worth walking around to see all the cool decor. The main oyster/drink bar downstairs has a lot of seats, and a good place for a cocktail before the meal. With all the different rooms and nooks and crannies, it felt almost like our group of seven had our own private dining room, though there were other tables just around the corner. As you'd expect by the name, the menu is seafood heavy, but with a lot of different influences and variety in the preparation, with many dishes very sharable for a group. We shared the ceviche, hushpuppies, and beets and nothing lasted long. I had the clams for my entree and loved they. They are served like mussels in a large bowl with delicious broth with bread on the side, a way I had never had them before. For drinks I had the Punch and the 24 Karat and both were among the best cocktails I'd had. I will not miss Seaworthy next time I'm in the city, and recommend it highly, especially if you're looking for a menu that has local flare and ingredients but is a bit different.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Too expensive for the small amount of food provided.

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vipBlacknGold
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Seaworthy used to be a place to go for a higher end dinner, and was one of our favorite spots. The last two times we have been there we realized that things have changed. The menu is more bar food type item (for example they replaced the steak with a hamburger). We ordered the hamburger and it was obvious it had been Pre-cooked - and was just warmed up - medium rare was ordered and it came more than well done with the middle being cold. Other items took forever to come out and were not well prepared. It’s a shame because we used to really like to come here. I’m hopeful they can get it together - but sad to say we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Great service and excellent food! Will recommend this place to everyone

FAQs

Seaworthy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 930-3071.

Seaworthy is rated 4.4 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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