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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Seafood Restaurants 

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., (504) 708-2409; www.acmeoyster.com
The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters dressed with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bevi Seafood Co.
4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-5003; www.beviseafoodco.com
Canebrake barbecue shrimp is made with head-on shrimp smothered in beer sauce on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The cochon de lait po-boy features pecan-smoked pork topped with Creole coleslaw, pickled peppers and charred onion mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Longfin tilapia Imperial is stuffed with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat and topped with lemon-caper butter. Chilean sea bass is cooked on a wood-burning grill and served with choices of sauce and side. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Borgne
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; www.borgnerestaurant.com
Whole flounder is stuffed with shrimp and blue crab and drizzled with a Meyer lemon butter sauce. Oysters lightly poached in vermouth and oyster liquor reduction are finished with local bottarga and Parmesan and served over spaghetti. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Seafood gratin features shrimp and crabmeat in bechamel with Parmesan, artichokes, leeks and Leidenheimer crostini. The bar is stocked with a large selection of bourbons. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakefront Drive, (504) 304-4125; www.brisbisrestaurant.com
Fish tacos are filled with blackened or grilled fish, cilantro-lime salsa, feta and horseradish cream sauce. Gulf fish Pontchartrain is the fish of the day topped with crabmeat and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Inspired by the movie Forrest Gump, this chain restaurant focuses on Gulf seafood. Spicy boiled crawfish and Shrimp New Orleans features shrimp broiled in butter, garlic and spices and served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
Buster's burger features a char-grilled half-pound beef patty served dressed on a Kaiser roll. Char-grilled oysters come with lemon-garlic butter and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Fresca Restaurant
4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010; www.caffefresca.com
Trout St. John is a grilled or fried speckled trout fillet topped with shrimp, crawfish, mushrooms and green onions in an herb-butter cream sauce served over angel hair pasta with one side. The fried oyster platter includes a crawfish cake and two sides. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Cate Street Seafood Station
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
The ultimate crab platter features one pound each of Dungeness, snow and king crabs in house-made crab boil. Sushi Martini is a combination of salmon, smelt roe, squid salad, crabstick and seaweed salad served with ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

The Crazy Lobster
Riverwalk Marketplace, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 83, (504) 569-3380; www.thecrazylobster.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic butter and cheese. The steamed seafood bucket includes lobster, snow crab, shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608
The seafood platter comes with fried shrimp, catfish, oysters, stuffed crab and two sides. The soft-shell crab platter includes one or two fried crabs served with two side dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
Shrimp and grits are served with tasso and spicy cream sauce. Oysters Desire are char-broiled and topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Don's Seafood Hut
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; a href="http://www.donsseafoodonline.com/">www.donsseafoodonline.com
Don's seafood platter includes stuffed crab and shrimp, fried shrimp, catfish oysters and shrimp etouffee. Jacked-up oysters are char-broiled and topped with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Fried farm-raised alligator is available as an appetizer. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Lobster can be ordered char-broiled, stuffed, boiled or Empire style, which is stuffed and served with pasta, oysters and mushroom and onion cream sauce. Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. N. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Poydras Street: Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Chef Tenney Flynn offers a mix of local and cold-water fish and shellfish. Lobster dumplings are poached and served with lobster butter, fennel and tomato concasse. Scalibut features scallops and halibut and is served with Maine lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Galley Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.com
Boiled crawfish, available by the pound, includes corn, potatoes, sausage and mushrooms in spicy crab boil. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Galvez Restaurant
914 N. Peters St., (504) 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com
Bouillabaisse de mariscos Espanola includes crabs, mussels, calamari, shrimp, scallops and fish in tomato broth. Paella de mariscos features saffron arborio rice cooked with mussels, shrimp, fish, clams, scallops, calamari and vegetables and jalapeno sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Grand Isle
575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com
Fisherman's stew features oysters, fish, shrimp and mussels in redfish stock with vegetables and San Marzano tomatos, served with brown rice. Chappapeela Farms duck confit is served with duck dirty rice, snap beans and cranberry-satsuma glaze. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
This casual seafood house offers a large selection of fried or broiled local fish and shellfish. The Jack Dempsey seafood platter features gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jaeger's Seafood and Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and garlic butter. Seafood-stuffed lobster features broiled warm-water lobster and a lobster head stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Johnny Trauth's Seafood Bistro
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www.johnnytrauthsseafoodbistro.com
Full or half slabs of baby back ribs are served with garlic mashed potatoes or red beans and rice and coleslaw and bread. Sauteed or fried oysters or shrimp bordelaise are served with garlic sauce and Parmesan cheese over pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net
The deluxe seafood platter includes shrimp, oysters, catfish, stuffed crab, soft-shell crab and frog legs. Shrimp fried in Italian breadcrumbs are served over angel hair pasta with red gravy and melted mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Landry's
400 N. Peters St., (504) 558-0038; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com
Shrimp en brochette is served with seafood stuffing, pepper Jack cheese, jalapenos wrapped in bacon and Mornay sauce. The Zydeco platter features fried fish and shrimp, crawfish etouffee, frogs legs, boudin and alligator sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted. Credit cards. $$$

Middendorf's
30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
This casual seafood restaurant is known for its thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish, served with fries, coleslaw and hush puppies. Barbecued oysters on the half shell are topped with house barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied shrimp, Gulf oysters, two stuffed crabs, Des Allemands catfish, onion rings and jambalaya, coleslaw or fries. Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Italian Restaurant
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish. The fried half chicken plate includes a breast, thigh, wing and leg plus salad and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Morton's Seafood Restaurant
702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com
The seafood platter includes fried shrimp and catfish, stuffed crab, a soft-shell crab, salad and a baked potato or french fries. The seafood salad tops fresh greens with Louisiana lump crabmeat, cocktail shrimp and vegetables with a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and roasted garlic potatoes. The Cajun Jambalaya features shrimp, alligator sausage and bell peppers in Creole sauce tossed with fettuccine. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; www.pecherestaurant.com
Fish sticks are lightly fried in LA 31 batter and served with tartar sauce. Grilled whole redfish with salsa verde is one of the changing daily whole fish specials for two or more to share. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com
Pecan-crusted catfish is pan fried and served with roasted mirliton, sweet potato-andouille hash and sauce meuniere. Gulf shrimp are pan-seared and served over a crispy grit cake with corn maque choux and tasso jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
Deep-fried breaded eggplant is topped with crawfish, shrimp and cream sauce and served with angel hair pasta. Oysters Barataria features oysters baked on the half shell with Parmesan and goat cheese cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with dark gravy or red gravy and cheese. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Radosta's Restaurant & Deli
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537
Shrimp Parmesan features fried shrimp with red gravy and provolone cheese. The Grand Slam po-boy features sliced rib-eye steak with grilled onions and mushrooms in wine sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ralph & Kacoo's
519 Toulouse St., (504) 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com
Mahi Mahi Bourbon Street is served with grilled shrimp, creamy hollandaise, braised potatoes and vegetables. Crawfish nachos come topped with pepper Jack cheese, poblano pepper-infused queso, sauteed crawfish tails, tomatos, green onions and sour cream. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Barbecue oysters are flash-fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and house-made blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is served with tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes, sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RioMar
800 S. Peters St., (504) 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com
The menu includes Spanish and Latin American dishes and several styles of ceviche. Cau cau de mar y montana is seared scallops with pork belly lancones, sweet potato, hominy, fresh peas and aji amarillo. Gambas al mole is sauteed jumbo Gulf shrimp with toasted garlic, jalapenos, cilantro and savory chocolate sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouse- restaurant.com
Puff pastries are filled with creamed spinach dressing and topped with fried oysters and Crystal beurre blanc. Baked shrimp tortellini features Gulf shrimp in seafood cream sauce topped with breadcrumbs. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com
All you can eat boiled seafood offerings change daily and come with unlimited boiled potatoes, corn, onions, mushrooms, garlic and sausage. All you can eat fried shrimp, catfish or frog legs come with unlimited fries, hushpuppies, potato salad, bread and house salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; www.seithersseafood.com
The spicy tuna po-boy features seared rare tuna, cucumbers, avocado, spicy mayonnaise, sweet soy reduction sauce, sesame seeds and green onions. The Hamper seafood platter includes boiled crawfish, Louisiana blue crabs, jumbo shrimp, corn and potatoes. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Seafood artichoke pasta combines penne pasta, fried seafood, artichoke hearts and dill cream sauce. The Hamper features boiled shrimp, crawfish, crabs, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Shrimp are served over house-made grits with tasso cream sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Two Tonys Seafood Restaurant
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801; www.two-tonys.com
Paneed veal or chicken Montalbano is topped with whole-milk mozzarella and Creole mushroom meuniere. Baked eggplant, crabmeat and shrimp au gratin are topped with sharp cheddar and Romano breadcrumbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Voleo's Seafood Restaurant
5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, (504) 689-2482
The Big Boy seafood platter for two features fish, shrimp, oysters, stuffed crabs, crab claws, stuffed shrimp, frog legs, crawfish tails and soft-shell crabs. Flounder Lafitte is fried flounder stuffed with crawfish, crabmeat, provolone cheese and pecans and topped with crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



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