Seaworthy

4.2
1161 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

*Please be advised: in accordance with current City of New Orleans health restrictions, anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR test within 72 hours to enter any indoor dining establishment.

Offers

  • Oyster and Beverage Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Wednesday - Sunday 4-6pm Happy Hour for Select Oysters are 1/2 off. Special Happy Hour beverage pricing.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1161 people are saying
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4.3
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We selected this restaurant as we were looking forward to the cioppino as advertised on their website. The waiter told us it was no longer on the menu. Upon ordering 2 other items we wanted to order were not available, waiter did not inform us. The restaurant was very cold. The 12 mussels at 18 dollars as a large plate were plain in taste. The interior of the restaurant was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great “Friendsgiving”! Plus the cocktails, OMG!! Delicious! Loved all the food, will be back for sure!

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wineboor
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Odd! They were out of at least 3 main courses and had only one red wine. I asked for bread with my oysters and it arrived 25 minutes afterwards. They did not charge me. The food was good when it arrived but my risotto was Luke warm. Our waitress was very helpful but the place was somewhat chaotic.

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Jesse
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous variety of seafood, oysters most especially!
Yummy cocktails too.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The reason to go to Seaworthy is for the ambiance in the downstairs bar. Each time I've gone recently they stick us upstairs in a freezing cold room of four tables that is way too quiet and lacks the energy of the downstairs. If you go, I recommend requesting downstairs seating. While their candle/mantle set up is sort of nice in the upstairs room, our table also walked away with our coats splattered in wax that had been dripping from the mantle to the floor while we were eating. The oysters were excellent, the rest of the food was nothing special. I usually don't write reviews of restaurants, but I used to love coming to Seaworthy and am now just a bit annoyed at their lack of attention to the things that make them a cool place to hang out at.

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vipAllieP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was underwhelming for the price. Our shrimp ceviche only had one shrimp cut in half for the entire plate.

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vipMarthae
Atlanta
87 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all great. The only negative was the seating. We are both short and my husband has a bad back. We were put at a tall table with stools that have no backs. I noticed that even at lower tables, seating didn’t have backs. The meal was great and service was good but we were pretty uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The hostess was rude and dismissive. I thought it might have been just a bad moment, but she was horrible to my friends that met me as well. Told us we needed to be done by 545pm because the table was booked for someone else. Asked my name multiple times while looking for our reservation because she was talking to coworkers and looking at her phone. No smiles, no welcome, but plenty of hostility. She seemed annoyed with everyone and everything. Makes me question whether it is worth returning to this establishment.

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JuliaC
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Do you really want to know? We’ve been to Seaworthy in the past and had good food and service. This time? It’s like, “W. T. F?” Rude hostess, crappy Server, presentation of food was haphazardly arranged, they were out of crab, but instead of letting us know when we ordered the SEVENTY TWO DOLLAR meal, the Server brought an incomplete meal and took it upon himself to substitute another item. Yeah, umm, don’t make decisions on our behalf. We’d have ordered something else or maybe had a drink and left for another of the thousand restaurants in town that actually serve what’s supposed to be on the dish. Want a good meal? Skip Seaworthy, go to Jewel of the South instead. You can thank us later.

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Jaccccque
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Oysters and wine were amazing, our waitress was the best. The rest of our food ….. meh.

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DeborahC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Took quite awhile to receive our order. Gulf oysters were OK, have had better. The gulf fish was seared on the outside and raw and cold inside. We were offered to order something else but declined due to the long wait of our original order.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly was great and the oysters were wonderful and usual.

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MicheleQ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have typed this four times now, fox your buttons. Despite having. a reservation for a week we were sat a tiny high top bar table, next to where they stacked used bar ware. When we asked about other options, the hostess was rude, said that was all they had despite a table with better seating sitting unoccupied most of the time we were there. Had to put our drinks on a windowsill to have room for dinner plates, especially since they didn’t clear menus or unused appetizer plates. Waiter couldn’t have cared less, we had to ask for refills on water, wine. Food was good but one entree arrived cold. It was early evening on a Saturday night, yet they were out of all but one dessert, waiter never asked if we wanted to order it, just brought us the check, Kudos for music level, enjoyable but easy to converse.

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vipMoon
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Good food, not fond of being seated outdoors in cold weather

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service from waiter. We ordered oysters and they either would give us oysters different from the ones we ordered and told us those were the ones they were giving us at that time or they would not give us any oysters. I’ve been a couple of times but this is the second time i’ve been and received a terrible service from the same waiter

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Shogunjr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in New Orleans for our 25th anniversary and had been to Brennan's, Commander's Palace, Cafe Amelia, Mr Eds, Acme, then on our last day, out on a whim, and in search of happy hour
(4-6pm) oysters and cocktails, we ventured into Seaworthy. First, our waiter Ronald was most pleasant and attentive. The oysters were fresh and awesome, try the Murder Points (to die for, lol) from Alabama, I think they were the best, but the PEI and Washington varietals on their 1/2 price list were very tasty too. Roasted Brussel sprout, pumpkin risotto, and a creole octopus dish were all cooked to an amazing depth of flavor. The atmosphere was fantastic, quiet (@ 430pm on a Tuesday) and romantic.
Just perfect for us! We enjoyed some of the other restaurants for some of their excellent dishes and nice atmosphere, but Seaworthy was as good as and even better than those others. They are indeed worthy to be on your Nawlin's restaurant list.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere!

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Elvis
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grabbed b some food before the Saints game. Got a few oysters and a Shrimp Poboy. My buddy got a burger that we was pleased with. Would way rather eat some good food then something in the Dome.
I think the murder point oysters I had were appropriate since it was Halloween - my favorite oysters by far.

Sneak in and sit at the bar-

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jaredD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was ok, nothing remarkable but a good mix of Southern and international contemporary cousin.
The staff was nice but very inattentive. The oyster shuckers were on the phone playing video games with the sound on.
The playlist was a mix of pop songs that made me feel were made by a teenager, it threw the whole vibe off.
Finally it was freezing cold.
This restaurant was highly recommended to us by a friend in the hospitality business and we had better expectations.

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Ahah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The happy hour menu was not offered but the oysters were fresh and delicious and the hh cocktails were great.

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LindaF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food is underwhelming and overpriced. Could have a better meal at any number of neighborhood places for half the price. Will not return or recommend
Server was pleasant and efficient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband and I have loved Seaworthy for over 4 years. Unfortunately, they recently changed the menu, so all of the main dishes now contain a lobster broth. I’m allergic to shellfish. The oysters (which are bivalves and I can eat) are great but they don’t make a meal. Hopefully, they make more options available since shellfish allergy is a pretty common.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worthy. Great small place with lots of oyster choices and delicious and creative seafood entrees. Friendly and attentive staff. We try to get here at least once every time we visit Nola.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - the oysters were amazing and the staff were lovely

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Hillary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The service here was the worst I’ve ever received in New Orleans. It took a long time to be greeted at our table. Our drinks were empty for the majority of the meal and our waiter forgot an appetizer and an entree. The lighting was so low that it was hard to read the menu. The food was fine but I do not think I will return to this restaurant.

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vipAngelaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were the only patrons and cold fries. Staff was so noisy talking to each other with cleaning products on bar.☹️ Used to love this restaurant.

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TomB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We really wanted to like this place but…
We sat outside on their back patio which looked lovely but it was closed in and had no fresh air circulating. There was a consistent smell of bleach coming from the kitchen area. The food was either too seasoned or had too little seasoning. The wait staff were friendly.

Seaworthy
Responded on October 7, 2021

Good evening Tom, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent experience at Seaworthy. It is our goal to provide our guests the highest level of customer service and dining experience. However, it seems that your experience fell below your expectations. We will use the feedback you've provide as a training tool to improve our guest's experience.

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JenniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were sat in the ally / patio which was very nice but had no music at all and was pretty dark. We all felt tired after dinner - if you are looking for a sleepy dinner then it’s perfect but we chose this restaurant for it’s aesthetic and perceived vibe and it didn’t hit the mark for us.

Seaworthy
Responded on October 7, 2021

Good evening Jennifer, hank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent experience at Seaworthy. It is our goal to provide our guests the highest level of customer service and dining experience. We will use the feedback you've provide as a training tool to improve our guest's experience.

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LaurenT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is a must. Oysters are cold and shucked quickly. Mom’s crab dip was next level. Everything we ordered was excellent.

Seaworthy
Responded on October 7, 2021

Good evening Lauren, Thank you for the Amazing review.

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JeMo
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Especially the rock shrimp risotto.

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SarahD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at Seaworthy! Accommodating staff, tasty food, and lovely outdoor patio.

Seaworthy
Responded on October 7, 2021

Good evening Sarah Thank you for the Great review.

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delighteddiner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so very much. We’ve been spoiled every time we go in. I would recommend reservations ahead of time cause they can fill up fast. Happy Hour is terrific deal.
The staff is beyond gracious, so patient & thoughtful.
Love you folks!
xoxoxx

Seaworthy
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thanks for the Glowing review.

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dennisa6
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we had during a week in New Orleans. Highly recommend the shrimp risotto & oysters. The service was also top-notch.

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vipAdamT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love dining outside in the courtyard at Seaworthy! Relaxing and fun setting. We started with the Cobia and the Crab Dip which were both great. Gulf fish had delicious crispy skin. Scallops were excellent with sweet potato grits. Fun cocktails too!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner on the patio, and the holy water!

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vipMike
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good. Went there because wife wanted lobster roll. Was on take out menu but not available for dine in? Out of crab cakes, out of sourdough and some other items. Drink was okay. Waiter was nice and attentive.

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ChristopherC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster selection is always amazing. Ambience and service are consistently top-notch.

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viplbrown404
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was delicious! We had gumbo, oysters on half shell, ceviche, Brussels sprouts and crab cakes. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located just a few doors down from our hotel, we stopped in for a late dinner. Amazing dinner service -we loved the oysters and redfish. Will definitely come back for the spicy mezcal cocktail on my next visit!

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MichaelM
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is quickly becoming my NOLA favorite. Great raw oysters. Seafood gumbo may not have been the best ever but it was certainly very good & full of seafood & sausage, very satisfying. I had blackened scallops for my entree, & they were outstanding with just the right size portion. If you are a Bourbon fan, get the McKittrick Old Fashioned.

The place is comfortable & has a cool vibe & ambience. Although I was alone, it would be a great place for a date or even a double date. Service was excellent too. This was my second visit & certainly not my last.

FAQs

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

Seaworthy is rated 4.2 stars by 1161 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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