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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Seafood 

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 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. $$

Andy's Bistro
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-7363; www.andybistro.com
Wood-fired oysters are topped with Louisiana crab claw meat, Parmiciano-Reggiano and peppercorns. Pan-seared jumbo scallops are served with wood-fired beets, roasted red pepper butter and fried capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Austin's Seafood and Steakhouse
5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com
Filet Austin includes two tenderloin medallions topped with caramelized onions, grilled asparagus and creamed spinach. Pan-roasted Louisiana redfish is served with jumbo lump crabmeat, wild mushrooms and brabant potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bevi Seafood Co.
4701 Airline Memorial Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-5003; www.beviseafoodco.com
Boiled seasonal seafood is available for dine-in or take-out. The oyster bar offers raw and char-grilled oysters. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat. and Mon. Credit cards. $

The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
7900 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-2898; www.thebluecrabnola.com
The seafood house overlooking Lake Pontchartrain serves boiled seafood and classic dishes such as shrimp and grits, stuffed whole flounder, fried seafood plates and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Fried Bang Bang shrimp are tossed in spicy cream sauce. Lily's chicken is grilled and topped with goat cheese, spinach and artichoke hearts in lemon basil sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Borgne
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; www.borgnerestaurant.com
Chef John Besh's restaurant offers refined versions of rustic seafood and fishing-camp dishes. Gulf fish ceviche is made with pickled mirliton, sweet corn, chilies and tomatoes. Adobo marinated hanger steak is served with wild mushrooms, potatoes and salsa verde. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Boston Restaurant
100 N.E. Central Ave., Amite, (985) 748-5555; www.bostonofamite.com
Marinated beef tenderloin is served with mushrooms, onions, carrots, potatoes and black pepper-garlic sauce. Wasabi pea-crusted yellowfin tuna steak comes with wasabi aioli, ponzu sauce and sweet soy reduction. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
The restaurant offers an array of raw and chilled seafood at its raw bar. The Bourbon barbecue shrimp po-boy features rosemary, garlic, black pepper and bourbon sauce and comes with french fries. Gulf fish on the half shell comes with new potatoes, balsamic-glazed red onions and lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 304-4125; www.brisbisrestaurant.com
Fish tacos are topped with cilantro-lime pico de gallo and honey, feta cheese and horseradish cream sauce and served with sweet potato fries. Pecan-crusted catfish is drizzled with Crystal lemon basil butter and served with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Forrest's Seafood Feast features fried shrimp, seafood hushpuppies, fish and chips, coleslaw, remoulade and tartar and cocktail sauces. Shrimper's Heaven includes hand-breaded coconut shrimp, cold shrimp, fried shrimp, tempura shrimp, french fries and dipping sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cate Street Seafood Station
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
Seafood Station pasta features Gulf shrimp, crawfish and baby spinach tossed with penne pasta in creamy marinara. The Hangover burger is a half-pound chuck patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado and a fried egg on a toasted pretzel bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.charlesseafood14.com
Crabmeat-stuffed trout is served with salad and a side item. The Pontchartrain platter includes fried trout, fried shrimp, soft-shell crab, jambalaya grits and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. 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; www.facebook.com/deno-seafood
Blackened redfish is served with two sides. Shrimp De-No features fried shrimp tossed with angel hair pasta in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
Bucktown Fresh Catch is the fish of the day served grilled, broiled, blackened or fried. Bucktown Boil pizza is a white pizza topped with mozzarella and everything you'd find in a seafood boil — shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Desire Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
Shrimp and grits are served with tasso and spicy cream sauce. Char-broiled oysters Desire are topped with garlic butter, Parmesan and Creole seasoning. 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; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Zydeco shrimp features fried shrimp on a bed of cabbage topped with sweet and spicy pepper jelly sauce. Don's Original Jacked Up oysters are char-broiled with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese on top. 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 Empire is a whole Maine lobster stuffed with oysters and mushrooms in onion cream sauce and served with pasta. Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$$

French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
The menu includes boiled seasonal seafood and fried or grilled seafood dishes. St. Philip tomatoes feature fried green tomatoes topped with spicy crawfish pepper sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Chef Tenney Flynn prepares seafood from around the globe. Scalibut includes halibut, sea scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. Sauteed red snapper is served with shrimp etouffee, long grain rice and lobster butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Galley Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.com
Shrimp and grits features shrimp sauteed in butter sauce and served with cornbread. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Grand Isle
575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com
The she crab soup incorporates crab roe, celery hearts and sherry. The whole fried fish comes with Brussels sprout slaw and pan-roasted fingerling potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Half Shell Oyster Bar and Grill
3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; www.halfshellneworleans.com
The restaurant serves raw, baked and char-grilled oysters, fried seafood platters, seafood gumbo and more. The seafood platter includes shrimp, fish, crab balls and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
The restaurant offers platters such as the namesake Jack Dempsey, which includes gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two sides. The half-and-half platter includes two choices of shrimp, catfish or redfish and a side item. 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
The seafood house serves boiled crawfish, shrimp and crabs and char-grilled oysters topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and garlic butter. The King's platter includes snow crab, Maine lobster, boiled shrimp, boiled potatoes, corn, salad and butter sauce. 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.johnnytrauthsseafoodkenner.webs.com/
Seafood fettuccine features shrimp, crawfish and jumbo lump crabmeat simmered in creamy Alfredo sauce. The menu includes salads, po-boys, pasta and all-you-can-eat seafood specials. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net
The seafood house serves boiled crawfish, crabs and shrimp, whole Dungeness crabs, fried seafood platters and char-grilled oysters with toppings including Rockefeller (spinach) and nacho (bacon, cheese and jalapeno). Barbecue shrimp are served with grits. 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, fried shrimp, crawfish etouffee, frog legs, boudin and alligator sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Le Bayou
208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant.com
The menu includes raw and baked oysters, fried seafood platters, salads topped with seafood, po-boys and more. Blackened redfish is served with jambalaya and vegetables. Fried seafood platters come with french fries, hushpuppies and tartar and cocktail sauces. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. $$$

Luke
Hilton Hotel, 333 St. Charles Ave., (504) 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com
Le grand plateau de fruits de mer includes oysters, chilled clams, mussels, Louisiana shrimp, whole Maine lobster and ceviche with remoulade, horseradish, cocktail and mignonette sauces. Jumbo Louisiana shrimp en cocotte is served with andouille and green onion sausages and roasted jalapeno cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Marti's
1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; www.martisnola.com
The grande plateau fruits de mer platter includes raw oysters, chilled shrimp, jumbo lump crab remoulade, ceviche scallops, chilled Maine lobster, cocktail sauce, lemon-caper vinaigrette and mignonette sauce. The Mississippi rabbit entree features braised legs and grilled loin with Robert sauce, spaetzle and greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Middendorf's
30160 Highway 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Chef Horst Pfeifer's restaurant specializes in thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Broiled flounder is topped with crabmeat and lemon butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; 3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.mreds- oysterbar.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes shrimp, Gulf oysters and two stuffed crabs. Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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. Cajun jambalaya pasta 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
Chefs Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt and Stephen Stryjewski's James Beard Award-winning restaurant serves rustic, refined and raw seafood dishes. Grilled whole redfish is cooked over open flame and served with salsa verde. The raw bar offers oysters on the half-shell and changing crudo dishes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.comGrilled drum fillet is topped with blue crabmeat and served with vegetables, brabant potatoes and grenobloise. Panzanella salad features tomato, avocado, red onions, smoked pecans, toasted French bread, preserved lemon oil, balsamic vinegar and blue cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night 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 blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is topped with sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon butter sauce and Pontalba potatoes with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.comSeafood beignets feature fried redfish or oysters topped with Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc, cane syrup and powdered sugar. Baby spinach salad is tossed with Craisins, pecans, Granny Smith apples and blue cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.comThere are all-you-can-eat boiled and fried seafood specials every evening and all day Wednesday and Saturday, and the boiled crawfish special comes with potatoes, corn, onions, mushrooms, garlic and sausage. Fried catfish with jambalaya is a Friday lunch special. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; www.seithersseafood.comThe Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a platter of fried green tomatoes topped with seared tuna, shrimp, avocado, remoulade, spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. The seafood trio platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, fries and garlic bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Seafood platters feature fried shrimp, fish, oysters and a soft-shell crab. Paneed veal is topped with crawfish cheese sauce and served over pasta with salad and bread. The restaurant offers boiled seafood such as shrimp or crabs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Stingray's Restauran
t1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner; (504) 443-4040; www.stingrayseafoodrestauraunt.com The menu includes oysters on the half-shell, fried green tomatoes, po-boys, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and more. Pecan-crusted catfish is topped with crabmeat au gratin and served with onion rings. Lobster Luke is Maine lobster stuffed with crabmeat and topped with spicy shrimp Alfredo sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Pan-seared Gulf fish is served with roasted kale, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and cauliflower puree. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Trenasse prepares seafood dishes, po-boys and more.
  • Trenasse prepares seafood dishes, po-boys and more.

Trenasse
444 St. Charles Ave., Suite 100, (504) 680-7000; www.trenasse.com
Crispy fried Louisiana frog legs are tossed with toasted garlic, butter and Buffalo sauce and served with honeycomb, mayonnaise and Stilton cheese. Mississippi rabbit and shrimp fricassee features wine-braised rabbit with sauteed shrimp, peas and house-made egg noodles. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. 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. Seafood pizza is topped with shrimp, crawfish, crab, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$





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