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 4.5 out of 5 by 60reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Server was excellent! ! Nov 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cold fries on my seafood platter and over cooked oysters.My waiter Carlos took,care of the fries. Nov 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food was good. Service was okay at best. Oct 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and service! Try the gumbo, it was perfect. Oct 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Such a shame- really wanted to like this place. The dark, dingy atmosphere is not what you see in the pics. The run-down wicker furniture is a far cry from the hip vibe which is portrayed on the website...The food was really not good- the raw oysters felt a little less than fresh, the 'oyster caesar salad' had a few very small fried oysters and limp lettuce which tasted neither good nor like a caesar. The fried shrimp was rubbery and clearly previously frozen. The fish tacos, however, were decent, and certainly the best thing we had there... Sep 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Went for Happy Hour. Really great specials and attentive service. Sep 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great place for seafood when visiting New Orleans. Service was excellent Aug 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was hot and delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Jul 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was excellent! Can't wait to return to New Orleans to visit Basin Seafood and Spirits. Jul 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was excellent!! Great presentation. Service was friendly and helpful! Jun 19, 2015
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Minimum purchase of $50 at restaurant. Dine In Only.

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