Lazy mornings in New Orleans are usually off to a slow start on the weekends, so picking the best brunch spot in town is crucial to getting your travel squad up and going. If seafood tickles your fancy and your friends love a spot that feels like someone’s cozy house, we’ve got just the place for you. And since Seaworthy is part of the Ace Hotel, you can bet it’s a pretty rad little scene in this culinary-minded town.
Photography by Rush Jagoe
Seaworthy is first and foremost a seafood and oyster bar. So, you can expect to find lots of freshly shucked oysters, tasty ceviches, various types of crab, and the best of the Gulf Coast’s seafood on the menu. And since we’re all about that brunch life, we might go ahead and mention that these guys make a mean crawfish omelette which you might enjoy with a starter of blue crab and a bottle of bubbles. Lest we forget to mention, if you buy a bottle of champagne, they throw in a couple of brunch menu items on the house. Get the champagne, y’all. Always get the champagne.
Set in an old Creole cottage that dates back to 1832, Seaworthy is spread across three cozy floors. Leather banquettes, antique details and floor-to-ceiling windows make each space feel bright and warm. The first floor is a big marble-clad raw bar with fishing baskets full of the day’s fresh catches. When the weather is nice, head on outside to the open-air patio that is made for a good time. The second floor is the main dining space, with bistro tables, aged walls and paintings of antique schooners. And the third floor is a private dining space that can seat up to 24 of your brunchin’ babes.
Whether New Orleans has been at the top of your bucket list for years or you just so happen to frequent the Crescent City, it’s nearly impossible to pay this town a visit without going on a long stroll through the French Quarter and into the CBD. Located just beside the Ace Hotel, Seaworthy sits on Carondelet Street, in an area that makes it easy to walk to the Lower Garden District to scope out historic architecture and boutique shops or to famed Frenchmen Street to see live, local music any night of the week. Both are kind of lengthy walks, so you’re going to want to wrap up your Seaworthy brunch with a to-go drink before hitting the streets.
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