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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in New Orleans

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in New Orleans? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (19339)
$50 and over
Seafood
French Quarter
About the restaurant
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats & ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, & dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, & athletic wear are not permitted. We ask Gentlemen to remove their hats in the Dining Room.

Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners & national & local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe & featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness & quality are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily. GW Fins has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune, Food & Wine, Southern Living, & Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
One of the best dining experiences of my life, and I get out often. 5 stars across the board.
A photo of Deanie's Seafood - Garden District restaurant
4.6
4.6 (244)
$30 and under
Seafood
Garden District
About the restaurant
Deanie’s Seafood - The third location of the family-owned and -operated Deanie’s Seafood, Deanie’s Seafood offers the same flavors as the legendary restaurant known for serving “New Orleans’ best seafood” and features a raw and charbroiled oyster station.

Located at the corner of Jackson Avenue, Deanie’s Seafood seats approximately 175 guests and features a spacious wrap-around balcony for outdoor dining with a beautiful view of Uptown and the New Orleans skyline.

Deanie’s Seafood offers Deanie’s favorites including fried seafood, po-boys, seasonal boiled seafood like boiled crawfish, shrimp and Louisiana blue crab, Crawfish Étouffée, New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp and seafood salads served with Deanie’s housemade dressings.

Top review
ThomasF
Dined on May 10, 2024
We drove from out of town, and the table was ready when we arrived. We had excellent service, and the food outstanding. We had a great time, in a very relaxing and fun atmosphere. Will certainly return on our next visit to New Orleans.
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4.7
4.7 (4690)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Uptown
About the restaurant
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar is located in historic Uptown New Orleans, and is known for its authentic Louisiana seafood and Creole-inspired dishes at an affordable price.

Situated directly on the St. Charles streetcar line (stop number 24), on the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues, the restaurant offers a front row seat to all the beautiful sights and sounds New Orleans has to offer. The menu offers something for every taste, with items ranging from Shrimp & Grits to Filet Mignon, and many in between.

Top review
MichaelTvip
Dined 1 day ago
a go to place. always great food. oysters always a win. service was amazing.
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4.3
4.3 (161)
$30 and under
Seafood
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Situated in New Orleans' charming Arts District, Carmo is a tropical restaurant, bar and cultural center with a commitment to providing fresh, flavorful, healthy and affordable dishes in a warm, friendly and casual atmosphere. Chef Dana Honn's menu is built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Gulf South and beyond, featuring eclectic and traditional/traditionally-inspired dishes with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, as well as unique and little-known flavors from around the world. “Origins to table” is the term Honn uses to describe the narratives of the dishes, connecting ingredients to food traditions and ultimately the people who originally created those traditions. From our fresh local seafood and produce to heritage and organic meats, Carmo caters to vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and omnivores alike.
Top review
RobertWvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Absolutely great cuisine overseen by Dana and Cristina. The Armenian cheese bread was wonderful!
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4.5
4.5 (2173)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Contemporary Coastal Cuisine served in the Warehouse District in New Orleans. Briquette serves up unique seafood creations including a variety of grilled fish and other specialty seafood from Louisiana Gulf waters and around the world. We feature steaks, pork porterhouse & pastas. Fabulous craft cocktails and a curated wine list accompany these dishes in a beautifully restored building in the heart of the Warehouse District.

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner 2019-2023
Members of the Chaine des Rotisseurs
New Orleans Magazine Tops of the Town Award Winner
Proud Member of Chef's Brigade
Home of the Loaded Whole Fish

Executive Chef: Peter Isaac
Chef de Cuisine: John Trinh


We have a PrivateRoom that can hold events up to 30 guests' seated and 50 guests' reception style.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Thanks for not only being open on a Monday evening for a last-minute business dinner for seven, but for doing such an outstanding job of hosting us! The food, drink, and service was outstanding!
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4.5
4.5 (8359)
$31 to $50
Seafood
French Quarter
About the restaurant
"Friends don't let friends eat frozen fish" is the mantra at Red Fish Grill, Ralph Brennan's vibrant, seafood-centric landmark which delivers locally-sourced, seasonally fresh, innovative twists on Gulf fish, oysters, shrimp, crab, & crawfish & anchors the first block of Bourbon Street. Named one of the nation's "Best Seafood Restaurants" by Travel + Leisure and readers of USA Today (& 9x 'Best Oyster Po-boy' winner at the New Orleans Po Boy Festival), Red Fish Grill has dominated the French Quarter seafood scene for over 20 years. Polished-casual service co-stars alongside Chef Chris Vazquez's signature menu featuring our namesake Hickory Grilled Redfish, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, flash-fried BBQ Oysters in Crystal butter sauce, & Double Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Evan, our waiter, was wonderful. Very attentive and handled our group of 8 very well. The drinks were fantastic and the appetizers / food were also very good. Would definitely recommend!
A photo of Landry’s Seafood House – New Orleans Lake Pontchartrain restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1308)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lakeview/Gentilly
About the restaurant
The true flavor of Gulf Coast tradition is all about family, warmth and exceptional seafood. Landry's Seafood strives to bring all of those things together in each and every location, providing a fun-filled dining experience that will make you want to drop your anchor and never leave. So sit back, relax and take part in the Landry's Seafood experience.
Top review
SamratD
Dined 1 day ago
Great food. Great views and very attentive and courteous service.
A photo of Grand Isle Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1130)
$30 and under
Seafood
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Our favorite dishes include, Char-grilled Oysters, Smoked Fried Oysters, Crawfish Beignets, Crab Dip, Shrimp Caminada Po'boy, Redfish on the Half Shell, Whole Baked or Fried Pompano, and our Creole Crawfish Pasta.

We are just a few blocks from the Convention Center. We are located on Lafayette Street, Convention Center Blvd. and Fulton Street.

We offer a casual, relaxing atmosphere inside or outside on our patio.

Our oysters are locally sourced from hardworking, lifetime fisherman from the Gulf of Mexico. Day or night you can stop in grab a cold local draft and watch the art and skill of our oyster shuckers at the Oyster Bar. Stay awhile and enjoy a dozen or two!


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Wonderful restaurant with amazing food and great service. Highly recommend.
A photo of Seaworthy restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1679)
$30 and under
Seafood
Central Business District
About the restaurant
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.

Our popular dishes include fish & chips, seaworthy roll and our seafood tower!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Each bite was fantastic. And you owe it to yourself to have a piece of pecan pie. Oh my word!
A photo of Vessel NOLA restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2505)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mid-City / City Park
About the restaurant
Vessel Specializes in Fresh Seafood and New American Cuisine! Renowned Chef Wille Cooper, who trained under Emeril Lagasse & Wolfgang Puck sources fresh local ingredients incorporating many of the traditions New Orleans is famous for. We also have vegetarian & vegan options. Dinner is served 7 days a week and brunch Sat-Sun! Happy Hour weekdays 4-6 pm (except holidays). Reservations are advised and we welcome walk-ins! Dine inside or outdoors on our gorgeous covered patio! ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST featured VESSEL as one of "8 of the Most Gorgeous Restaurants in Former Churches Worldwide". Paranormal activity lurks at VESSEL as featured on The Travel Channel's hit show "THE DEAD FILES" in the episode "Deadly Vessel" showcasing the spirits that haunt Vessel. Eat, Drink, Congregate! at Vessel at New Orleans' most exciting restaurant/bar, housed in a 1914 historic church in Mid-City, 10 minutes from the French Quarter just off the Canal Street Streetcar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Superb!!! This was my second time at Vessel, and it was just amazing. The crab au gratin and fish dip starter were wonderful. The scallop/risotto dish was one of the best I have ever had. My friend had the filet which was so tender and flavorful. The drinks were top notch and the service just as good. The architecture of the building is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. Everyone should experience Vessel. We will be back very soon.
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