Seaworthy

4.2
1179 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

    Wed - 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 1179 people are saying
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vipGwenK
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Requested high-top table, was sat by the door/kitchen where it was super cold, and dark to the point it felt dingy. Service was subpar, restaurant was open until 10, the staff was pushing us out by 9:30. Very limited menu options. East coast oysters were decent but not shucked properly, and pretty pricey. They were out of the west coast. My husband enjoyed his gumbo which bad a nice Smokey flavor, and his mussels, except the mussels indicated chorizo, but he didn’t have not one piece in his dish. The crab cakes had a nice flavor, but were super bready and very heavy, almost mushy, and hardly any crab. Salad was lettuce with some seeds and dressing, hardly worth ordering. And we were not offered dessert or after-dinner drinks (because they were pushing us out). We had after-dinner cocktails at our hotel. Oh, and there was a disgusting dirty cloth under our table to keep it from shaking. So gross, I can’t believe a restaurant would allow that. New Orleans has so many great restaurants with great food and great service, don’t waste your time with this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

They were out of

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ChristyC
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in NOLA yet, creative cocktails, and very cool marine rustic atmosphere!

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vipjimbored
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Unlike most Nola restaurants, an unfriendly hostess - no welcome, no smile. The dinner menu on their website is not what is offered (wish I’d looked at the menu on OpenTable). There are only a handful of dishes and no entrees. If all you want is raw oysters and a drink it’s okay; but there are better places nearby. Service (and customers) almost nonexistent. Save your time and go to Herbsaint around the corner.

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nolajane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Oysters were good, but everything else was just... okay-ish. Definitely not great, not even good really. Risotto was swimming in oil and the crab cakes looked & tasted a bit like flat overcooked burgers. 2 lil patties on a plate with nothing else. Not even like, some lettuce leafs to make them look appetizing. And the brussel sprouts were undercooked. Seemed like a cool place and maybe it was just an off night, but I was for sure expecting more. Solid drink though, and good drink selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was underwhelmed by the experience. The fresh oysters were okay, but hard to keep up with which ones were which. The chargrilled oysters were super salty. We really enjoyed the crab dip and the crab cakes were pretty good.

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience. Very intimate and aesthetically pleasing!

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a dinner reservation for a Sunday night, showed up and the place was closed. Sign in the window. No one called us before or after. Horrible customer service. Sad because we previously enjoyed dinners there.

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rafman
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor limited menu, poor service, don’t go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful service, great oysters. Look forward to going again.

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lilsweetie11359
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oysters we amazing as always! Our server was so kind and fun!

Just a note: no dinner menu available on Wednesdays because it’s happy hour all day - wasn’t bad at all for drinks, but the menu for food was super limited.

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LaurenG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great oysters! Don’t understand why my shrimp ceviche had potato chips in it, but it was delicious despite being unexpected.

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mtreview2
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Our best dinner in New Orleans. We arrived in time for happy hour which included 1/2 price oysters, which had a great selection and arrived fresh and delicious. We then ordered the gumbo and crab dip, which were both excellent. Our server was attentive, but never rushed us. Highly recommend.

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HarryM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The menu was not the same as what was online. There were not as many choices.

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LSPR
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for a reveillon dinner five days in advance. When we arrived we were told the kitchen had been closed for a week and they wouldn’t be serving that dinner. No one called us to let us know ahead of time. All they had was a limited “bar” menu. There was no attempt to compensate us (no complementary wine or anything). Since many restaurants are closed Tuesday night we ordered a couple items. They were poorly served and mediocre. We felt deceived.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my stops when I come to New Orleans for raw Oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arnold was amazing and attentive. Ajamoke was warm and playful. Food and drinks were outstanding. This was my favorite experience all weekend. Especially the Murder Point oysters and French Fries!!

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RodneyT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was bland and not good at all. The service was even worse. It took forever to get our appetizers and main entry. We wanted to like this place but feel there are so many restaurants in New Orleans that are so much better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021
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
88 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
13 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.

FAQs

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

Seaworthy is rated 4.2 stars by 1179 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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