The idea for Basin began several years ago when Chef and Owner of Baru, Edgar Caro, returned from a fishing trip with his friends. He caught a snapper and made it into a dockside ceviche. His friends said it was one of the best fish preparations they had ever tasted. 

​Along with his 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. 


Basin offers sidewalk seating along the busiest sector of Magazine Street.  We also have a lush courtyard for additional seating and a relaxing escape from the city.


Monday 11:30 - 9pm

Tuesday 11:30 - 9pm  

Wednesday -Closed-

Thursday 11:30 - 9pm   

Friday 11:30 - 9pm

Saturday 11:30 - 9pm   

Sunday 11:30am - 9pm


every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm

feat. bottomless mimosas



Weekdays 3pm to 6:00pm

Mondays  3pm to close- $.50 raw oysters

3222 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA  70115    |    |