Casamento Casamento's


4330 Magazine St. (Napoléon Ave.)
New Orleans, LA 70115
Cuisine: Seafood / Raw Bar
In business since 1919, Casamento's features local, Louisiana seafood.
Openings: Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Thurs.-Sat. (closed early June to early Sept.)


Casamento's, New Orleans, LA

Casamento's Restaurant Review:

Gleaming white tiled walls line Casamento's usually packed, narrow dining room. Since 1919, this popular seafood restaurant and oyster bar has been feeding devoted regulars who dote on the icy raw oysters, fried oysters cooked in small batches in cast-iron skillets, and a definitive New Orleans-style oyster stew with whole oysters bobbing in scalded milk. Another mainstay is the fried oyster loaf, a sandwich made on thick planks of white bread sliced horizontally from the loaf, slathered with butter and toasted. Fried soft-shell crabs, when available, make a fine dinner. Dessert presents a six-layer German chocolate cake. For quaffs, the only alcohol offered is beer. Casamento's closes from early June through early September, respecting the ebb and flow of oyster season. One of the great local traditions is waiting outside its door on opening day each year. Remember to bring cash, as the place doesn't take credit cards.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

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