Seaworthy

4.5
1067 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.

Offers

  • Oyster and Beverage Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    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 - 11:00 PM, Tue - Sat 6:15 PM - 11:00 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
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
What 1067 people are saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

At 62 years of age this was the worst service I have ever received. We got to the restaurant after making the reservation on a recommendation from a friend. We were seated by ourselves in a room that looked like an overflow room at a Shoneys. It got worse. The waiter was terrible. We ordered Oysters and a crab dish for an appetizer. The Oysters were good but we never got the crab dish. After we finished the Oysters we waited 15 minutes and I had had enough and removed the two plates of empty shells myself. The waiter finally came and I told him to please cancel the crab dish and he just said "I'll take it of the bill". Never apologized. Lobster Rolls were good as were the Crab Rolls. We never were offered coffee or desert just the check. I'm still mad I left the waiter $40.00 on a $220.00 bill. It's the first time I can remember leaving less that 20%. This is also the first time I've ever written a review of a restaurant. Next time I'll eat at a Lucky Dog stand before this place. I think I'd be treated better.

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vipresto
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour with my husband. It was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cool dining room. Delicious oysters. Little pricey for entree sandwiches but the service is great and the music is good. Maybe do happy hour?

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AprilE
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The Crawfish Roll was next level. Big is size and taste!

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vipAwesome
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great,the food was really good.August the server was nice and the music was great.

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EllenG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our food came out in a super weird order. Entrees then app then our drink… And we didn’t even get everything we ordered.

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BradK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this place. Was ready to get out of the French Quarter for a night and this fit the bill. The Hostess was sweet and very accommodating. Same with our server. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Shrimp Po Boy was great as was everything else we tried (which was a large portion of the menu). Cocktails good too.

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DianeN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our reservation was for 2 & they weren’t even ready to open until after 2. Very slow service and small portions, they even charge extra for bread.

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KirkA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Amazing food! Beautiful space! Will be back soon!

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vipRonnyS
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing oysters at a great price. Very limited wine offerings. Outstanding, friendly service

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LynnO
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interior seating is upstairs which wasn’t clear on the website, and a person in the party has a knee issue, so maybe clarify where you’ll be seated if you make reservations. Outdoor seating is on the first floor. Service was slower than I like, but give additional time for them climbing up and down a narrow flight of stairs. Pea salad: tasty but I wish someone had trimmed the hard strings off the sugar snaps before placing in salad. Amberjack sandwich came with spicy slaw that was a bit overpowering for the lovely fish. Fish was fried perfectly and tasted great on its own. Fried shrimp was described as very tasty by two people but needed a bit of salt. 3 people tried the fried strawberry pie and all enjoyed it. The cheesecake was citrusy and cool and just the right size ending. Portions were not extravagant but enough. Could have used a couple degrees cooler on the AC upstairs with late afternoon sunlight coming in the windows. Moody, dusky atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went here when we first got to the city .... the service was poor ... maybe we just got the wrong waiter but his enthusiasm was lacking to say the least ... the food was fair but lacking ... I do not recommend this restaurant as a must try if you are visiting the city

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Cynthia
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was amazing especially the lobster roll. The oysters were fabulous. The service attentive was as expected. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the crawfish boil, but they unfortunately weren't serving it that night. We weren't disappointed long though, because the food and drinks we did get were phenomenal. We had the po' boy sandwiches and the mussels, as well as the house old-fashioned and The Holy Water. All delicious. It was very busy, so I'd highly recommend a reservation and to not try rushing through your meal.

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DanielleJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere, and food!!! Consistently a great experience!!

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ScottB
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced - oysters were hit or miss. Service was lacking

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noladiner
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, I had a dozen oysters and the black grouper special. The seafood was vert fresh

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Alix
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour oysters are a must! Plus the combo deals. Highly recommend sitting outside in the back garden.

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vipDjrandall9
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, drinks and music

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TimM
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our selection of anumber of small plates. Food was very good. Had a nice bottle of wine and hit a perfectly comfortable evening for sitting in their courtyard for dinner.

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jeanettes
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I really love the ambience here, and it's one of the few places where you can have a conversation without the cacophony of sound bouncing off hard surfaces. we always sit on the back patio. the service is great, really nice people. Love the oysters, but the rest of our dishes were just ok. Fried shrimp- overcooked and not very many. The grouper was good. I will still return there again & again, you just need to know what to order. The mussels were very good.

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Sushiguru
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting seafood restaurant west of Canal Street, seafaring themeWith lots of spooky melted wax candles everywhere. Notable selection of oysters from various parts of North America, High quality.Restaurant upstairs, bar downstairs small but with plenty of personally. Great place for a date, some outside seating. I find myself continuing to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Just fine. When we approached the host’s stand and said hello the employee standing there didn’t look up, then eventually said “are you waiting on the host too?” Food was okay, but service was extremely slow and it seemed like they were out of many of the items on the menu. Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipjakmd
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seaworthy is one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. The mussels were outstanding, the French fries the best, and the pan-seared grouper was wonderful. We don't usually have cocktails but my wife and I each had one - and they were astoundingly good - the Cry Baby and Sherman's Cup.
And for dessert we had the Japanese whiskey/Apricot brandy - it was a Wow!
Courtney was our server and she could not have been more attentive and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seaworthy never disappoints. The food is delicious and the ambiance is equally matched.

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MelB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Based on food alone, I'd definitely want to eat at Seaworthy again--- it was spectacular! We had tasty mussels, and my husband loved his raw oysters, and I'll dream about that lobster roll. Overall though, the experience was almost comical in that odd things kept happening, sorta ruining the ambiance. We were seated at a table that was constantly being passed by staff/guests going in and out of a door. It was super annoying. Everything took forever....which I wouldn't mind if that didn't include our drinks to start. I asked if it was possible to get extra bread for my mussels (I would have paid) and the waiter said there was "slim to none chance" of that happening. Clearly, he was a bit of an amateur waiter! Still, the mussels were delicious enough that I'd go back, and maybe take along my own bread for dipping in the sauce...?! They did bring around a glass of champagne to apologize about the wait, but the waiter sort of slammed it down after asking bluntly "You want some?"

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RachelZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful dinner on the patio! Ambiance is amazing...food is good, but that's definitely not why you come here- it's the vibe. So good :)

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JayRay
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time diners and we will return. Had the warm crab dip - amazing, the fried shrimp , scallops, mussels, and bakers dozen oysters all excellent for starters and had the crawfish roll, oyster PO boy and fish sandwich which were all enjoyable
Drinks were also well prepared and our server very good
Only drawback was the noise level

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ItsPersonal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn’t enough that I can say about this beautiful space. The selection of gulf oysters that I ordered was some of the best that I’ve ever had. While the food and ambience was no doubt a pleasure to experience, The staff here was truly incredible and attentive making this a really enjoyable dining experience. The stand out star was for sure Courtney. So energetic and attentive without being overwhelming, and really very very kind. Seaworthy is a 10 out of 10 for me

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vipErikThompson
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Thank you

Seaworthy
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you Erik! So glad you enjoyed Seaworthy! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Food was incredible!!! We had Canadian oysters and they were the best I’ve had. Service was excellent. Live music was excellent. Mocktails were some of the best I’ve ever had.

Seaworthy
Responded on May 12, 2021

We are flattered! Thank you for spending the time to write such a love letter. Hope you come back and see us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lobster roll and the crawfish rolls were great!

Seaworthy
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks so much! Come get you another one soon! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great at this place

Seaworthy
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks! We think youre great too!! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipBrianF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Timings on food got off. Waitress did a good job of adjusting.

Seaworthy
Responded on May 12, 2021

Glad to hear the server was able to correct course. Thanks for the feedback and we hope you come back to see us again soon!

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robertm
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Our server was on her first day and acted like a seasoned pro. She was friendly, efficient, pleasant and was engaging without being overbearing. The food was great as always. Sat outside in the breezeway. The candle light made the night.

Seaworthy
Responded on May 11, 2021

This is such a great review. Thanks for taking the time to respond! We really appreciate you! Hope you come to visit us again soon!

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KellyK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the food, especially the mussels entre and the raw oysters . Wait staff may be stretched a bit thin due to pandemic recovery. But friendly and responsive.

Seaworthy
Responded on May 12, 2021

We're doing our best with getting staffing back to where it was! Thanks for the kind words and understanding. Come back and see us again soon!

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ReeseW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was super friendly and attentive. All the food was great. They even gave us a free bottle of champagne since it was our anniversary. Couldn’t have been better!

Seaworthy
Responded on May 12, 2021

We're so glad you spent your anniversary with us! Hope to make it a tradition!

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Jesse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and drink
Excellent team
Nothing I could think to improve

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RobertC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

More like Seaworthless! I have never had a bad meal let alone a bad oyster in NOLA until now. Very underwhelming and disappointing. Poor selection of oysters and they were not fresh, more like fishy and mildewed. The salad was confused Asian or?
Save your money and stay home or better get yet go around the corner where the oysters are fresh.

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NeilP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All around a very pleasant experience. I would return.

Seaworthy
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thanks NeilP! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a great review!

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FAQs

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

Seaworthy is rated 4.5 stars by 1067 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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