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 - 10pm

Tuesday - Thursday 11:30am to 9pm   

Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 10pm   

Sunday 11:30am to 9pm


every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm

feat. bottomless mimosas



Weekdays 3pm to 6:30pm

Mondays  3pm to close- $.50 raw oysters

Wednesdays 6:30pm to close- half off ALL wine , by glass OR bottle

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