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Basin Seafood & Spirits

3222 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2321
+1 504-302-7391
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3222 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here for appetizers and drinks. We had charbroiled oysters, crawfish beignets and tuna and watermelon. The positives: All the food was really good. The service was friendly and positive. The negatives: There was a roach on the wall of the bathroom. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank natalia504b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why waight for the busy restaurant down the street.i cant believe this place isn't crowded. Char grilled oysters were the best I had in New Orleans chicken and waffles excellent try a bloody Mary

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly good food in an unpretentious setting. The crab and crawfish beignets (pictured) and the gumbo were delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidtI6638MZ
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Chargrilled oysters with cheese. My husband and my first time eating oysters. They were pretty good. Blue crab and crawfish stuffed beignet was amazing paired with the remoulade!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarabaite09
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Tried the char-grilled oysters in a few places and this was the certainly best. Great cocktail selection, too!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gina D
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Crawfish beignets and oysters = smiles all around the table. Our group of six experienced New Orleans eaters could not have been happier. Friendly and attentive service, solid renditions of traditional dishes and tasty upgrades with a twist to others makes for an attractive menu....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Twice_the_Money
Reviewed November 10, 2018

In search of grilled oysters (it's a long story), we stopped in at the Basin while touring the Garden District. SO glad that we did! We ordered up a batch of grilled oysters, bowls of gumbo and drinks. The oysters were excellent - everything we'd...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tracy F
Reviewed November 8, 2018

After a walking tour of the Garden District we were ready for lunch. Commander's Palace was too obvious a choice. So a 15-min. walk down Magazine Street gave us the idea that there were several adequate pubs, bistros, etc. We selected Basin Seafood & were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jan_L0208
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I had lunch at Basin yesterday with old friends and it could not have been more delicious. They have lunch food on the menu but you can also get brunch food. I had the eggs Benedict over biscuits and fried green tomatoes and it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dianne65ct
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Basin was recommended by concierge at our hotel. We had a wonderful lunch. Location is Arts/Garden District. Be sure to try the crawfish and shrimp beignets. Awesome. Very nice wine and cocktails list as well. Our service was attentive and friendly. Basin is a must...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ribasga
Garden District
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picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded
down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful
churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a
brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the
Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3222 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2321
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-302-7391
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