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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in New Orleans / Louisiana? 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 (19582)
$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
Rod’s service was above and beyond! Entire meal was a special memory to celebrate our anniversary
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4.7
4.7 (4747)
$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.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Overall we had a great experience. My husband got the red fish, which was fabulous. We also enjoyed the crawfish beignets which were a great starter. I did not care for the gumbo as it had a very dark rue and the taste was sub par. I eat gumbo at every restaurant I go to, this one was by far not the best. Otherwise, we did enjoy the overall meal and dining experience.
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4.6
4.6 (164)
$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.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
The food is wonderful, everything I have had is excellent. The atmosphere is very laid back. Staff is very friendly.
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4.7
4.7 (1139)
$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
NOLALocalvip
Dined 7 days ago
We always enjoy Grand Isle. The smoked fried oysters are truly one of the best bites in New Orleans! They do a wonderful job with fish as well. Tonight my wife has the blackened pompano and I had the red fish. Both entrees were wonderful and so flavorful! Great service too! They really take care of you here.
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4.5
4.5 (1940)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Central Business District
About the restaurant
The collaborating chefs of Trenasse focus on Gulf Coast Cuisine with a South Louisiana Flare. Using regionally farmed ingredients we present our dishes classically and creatively. Along with a dynamic team Chefs, we execute a culinary program known as one of “The Best in The City”. Our talented team is ready to serve the thriving business lunch crowd of the central business district, local foodies, and numerous city wide festivals and conventions.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
Best Taco salad ever! Will be back soon for oyster boat
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4.5
4.5 (8404)
$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 4 days ago
If you go, Ike is the best server in the place. He made the experience memorable and awesome. We would definitely go back!
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4.5
4.5 (2211)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Contemporary Coastal and New Orleans cuisine served in the historic Warehouse District. Briquette serves up unique seafood creations from the Louisiana Gulf waters and around the world. Seafood specialties include Louisiana Redfish On The Half Shell, Snapper Ponchartrain with Lump Crabmeat, and Whole Branzino. Feature steaks, pork porterhouse, lamb and pastas round out the menu.

Enjoy fabulous hand-crafted cocktails and a curated wine list that is a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner 6-years in a row!

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner 2019-2024
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

Host your group dinner, reception, or a cocktail party at Briquette. Seating for 240 guests and 400 for a reception. We also have a beautiful bar and community tables for small cocktail receptions with hors d’oeuvres.
Every menu is hand-crafted to suit your needs

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BllueRibbonvip
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
Great view of the open kitchen, fantastic food (I had the "Redfish on the Half Shell"), wonderful waiter, and a killer pinot from Mendocino County. This place is a NOLA must!!
A photo of Landry’s Seafood House – New Orleans Lake Pontchartrain restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1337)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Great experience, but they should specify that happy hour is only in the bar
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4.5
4.5 (645)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mandeville
About the restaurant
Casual, water front seafood restaurant and bar helmed by renowned chef Pat Gallagher. Enjoy local favorites such as Gulf Fish Almondine, Oysters Rockefeller and Gumbo alongside classics such as Grilled Steaks and burgers. Other seafood selections include Redfish, Tuna and Swordfish.
Outside dessert $3/person.

Top review
JoeH
Dined 7 days ago
Like always the food was excellent and the staff was awesome. We always enjoy this place when we visit from California.
A photo of Bourbon House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (3539)
$30 and under
Seafood
French Quarter
About the restaurant
“Arguably the best oyster bar of any white tablecloth restaurant in New Orleans” per the Times-Picayune, Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu. Enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes and oysters on the half-shell in a lively atmosphere overlooking Bourbon Street.

Dickie Brennan and his culinary team have created an incredible menu of classic New Orleans dishes complemented by new favorites. Signature favorites include Gulf fish on the Halfshell and New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp.

Bourbon is a central focus at the bar with 200 bourbons on the list. Bourbon House is the perfect place for a specialty cocktail or a straight pour of that hard to find small-batch whiskey.

Top review
mikek
Dined 4 days ago
Redfish dish was excellent. Also the stuffed Gulf fish was excellent. Service was friendly and timely.
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