New Orleans's 5 best spots to indulge in seafood

Need more seafood in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end seafood spots in New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. GW Fins

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Topping the list is GW Fins. Located at 808 Bienville St. in the French Quarter, the spot to score seafood and more is the most popular high-end seafood spot in New Orleans, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,886 reviews on Yelp. 

The formal-style restaurant prints their menus every afternoon "based on the variety of fish they receive each day," according to their website.  While the menu changes daily, be sure to look for the lobster dumplings, smoked oysters or the tuna tartare.

2. Pêche

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Next up is Lower Garden District's Pêche, situated at 800 Magazine St. With four stars out of 1,572 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score seafood has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

The seafood spot is known for cooking the menu on an open flame using an open hearth cooking technique. On the website, chef Donald Link said, "We strive to create a unique New Orleans seafood restaurant using the traditions of live-fire cooking techniques."

3. Emeril's New Orleans

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Lower Garden District's Emeril's New Orleans, located at 800 Tchoupitoulas St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy New American and Cajun/Creole spot, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 1,438 reviews.

The restaurant has been a staple in the Warehouse District for more than 20 years. On the menu, look for the Crawfish Stuffed Top Neck Clams, the Sweet Barbecued Salmon and the Daily Gulf Fish.

4. Restaurant Rebirth

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Restaurant Rebirth, a Cajun/Creole and Southern spot that offers seafood and more in Lower Garden District, is another much-loved, pricey go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 390 Yelp reviews. Head over to 857 Fulton St. to see for yourself. 

With Chef Ricky Cheramie at the helm, the farm-to-table Cajun Creole spot offers a menu featuring "a perfect balance of fresh flavors and world influences," according to the website

5. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

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Last but not least, there's Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, a Central Business District favorite with four stars out of 811 reviews. Stop by 716 Iberville St. to hit up the steakhouse and Cajun/Creole spot, which offers seafood and more, next time you're looking to splurge.

The steakhouse is known for their beef, but don't overlook their seafood. On the menu, look for the seared crab cake, Seafood Au Gratin or the Steamed Maine Lobster.


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