Basin Seafood & Spirits

3222 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 302-7391
Cuisine: Seafood
Price: $$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Atmosphere Outdoor Dining
  • Special Needs Organic Menu Items
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Banquet Facilities 50 - 100 People
  • Reservation Information Required
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Attire Casual
  • Meal Times Served Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa


The idea for Basin began several years ago when Chef and Owner of Baru, Edgar Caro and Thomas Peters, a former fishing guide whose family operates a fishing charter business from Venice, Louisiana, returned from a fishing trip. They caught a snapper and Edgar made it into a dockside ceviche that Thomas maintains was one of the best fish preparations he ever tasted. Along with their friend Antonio Mata, they decided to open Basin, a seafood restaurant serving modernized, lighter versions of traditional Louisiana dishes. Basin sources the best possible ingredients from local sources, highlighting seasonal vegetables and Gulf fish in our daily specials.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 30reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service and super friendly waiter. char grilled oysters were amazing! Apr 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crawfish mac n cheese is awesome Mar 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great variety of dishes and very reasonable pricing. My husband and I shared several of the small plate (appetizers) dishes. Fabulous! Mar 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Service was way too slow. Two hours for dinner for two when we got there at 630. Mar 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by And our waiter was precious! Great time lots of service. Nice night! Feb 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food was ok. Oysters were very good Dec 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was excellent! The blue crab beignets were outstanding! Dec 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing dishes and excellent service! Many thanks Nov 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good grilled oysters really good service Nov 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The only con to this restaurant is the noise level, which is understandable cause its a Friday night in New Orleans. But overall food was delish, and the pricing was fair. Definately will come back to try the rest of the menu. I always passed by Basin and was curious to try it out, but since I had an incentive from I finally got to eat there and I will recommend this place to friends Nov 15, 2014
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Minimum purchase of $50 at restaurant. Dine In Only.

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