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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated June 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 (19436)
$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 5 days ago
We arrived on-time, and we were seated promptly. From the start to finish, the service was outstanding! We started with two appetizers: the lobster dumplings and tempura snapper breast. The lobster dumplings were light and very good, but in our collective opinion they pale in comparison to the tempura snapper breast. The latter was extremely flavorful and satisfying. The Asian slaw upon which the three pieces were plated was equally outstanding. For entrees, we ordered Scalibut and the Duroc pork chop. Both were incredible. Obviously, the fish was lighter, but that is not to discount the presentation or flavor. The pork chop, which I noted one person on the Facebook page remarked no one goes to GW Fins for the pork chop, was amazing. Anyone who has experienced quality Duroc pork knows that it is extremely flavorable for lean pork. The recommended temperature (medium) was spot on for this lean piece of meat. The goat cheese polenta (grits) were also very good. It was delicate and understated, but it was a nice complement to the pork. For dessert, we shared the Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie. It was very good! If you like a dessert that features salt and sugar, then I cannot recommend it highly enough. Overall, the visit exceeded all expectations! By the way, the locals with whom we spoke say this is a seafood destination.
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4.2
4.2 (162)
$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
Katherine
Dined on May 30, 2024
Great offerings for vegetarians and vegans. Friendly, casual restaurant with excellent service.
A photo of Superior Seafood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4714)
$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
DavidMvip
Dined 4 days ago
Superior is one of our go to places. Service was outstanding and the food is excellent
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4.6
4.6 (31)
$30 and under
Seafood
Metairie
About the restaurant
The truth is, you don't become a Louisiana favorite just by putting the word "authentic" on your sign. When you've served Cajun meals as long as we have, you learn the difference between real food and a bland imitation, and our guests know it too. Grilled, fried or on ice-there's time cooked into every dish and time spent on every home cooked recipe, so that every aroma, every bite, every sip and every gathering is memorable. We've spent more than 80 years creating a recipe for something much greater than a place for a lunch break or night out. It's a place to share (or keep the whole plate to yourself), a place where you always have a seat ready at the table and a place where you're always part of the family.
Top review
ChrystalJ
Dined on May 4, 2024
This is my new favorite for brunch. I have already book again! The service was exceptional! The best price for Bottomless mimosas in town and they were truly bottomless. The food was excellent and also priced very well. The restaurant is beautiful, spacious, and quiet. I highly recommend!
A photo of Trenasse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1932)
$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.
Top review
DanHvip
Dined 2 days ago
The food and the service was great. The seafood is well prepared and very tasty.
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4.5
4.5 (2188)
$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 6 days ago
Great place for couples or groups! Atmosphere was great! Beverage selection was amazing! We will definitely go back when we are in town!
A photo of Deanie's Seafood - Garden District restaurant
4.5
4.5 (245)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
waitstaff was very cordial & attentive. Fried shrimp & fried crab claws were delicious. Our friend had the boiled shrimp dinner & it looked very good. Portion sizes were huge & we ate about half.
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4.6
4.6 (1695)
$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
MichelleFvip
Dined 5 days ago
Food was amazing. Oysters were delicious. Pork belly and Brussels sprouts to die for.
A photo of Grand Isle Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1132)
$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
MarshaT
Dined on May 29, 2024
Great food, great service (Mark). First time there and will definitely be back.
A photo of Red Fish Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (8379)
$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 Dinervip
Dined today
Had a great time, I was a lil turned off on how close some of the 2 person tables were. It’s like you’re sitting with strangers. Other than that I had a fantastic time.
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