Row 1

800 Magazine St (Julia)
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1744
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Pêche demonstrates that chef Donald Link can glorify fish just as well as he does pork (principally at his celebrated Cochon). Named one of Bon Appétit’s Top 50 New Restaurants in 2013, and the home of James Beard Award winners for Best Chef South Ryan Prewitt and Stephen Stryjewski, the restaurant is centered around a coal-burning open hearth. The daily whole grilled fish — no matter what it is — is always a smart choice, but shrimp toast, smoked tuna dip, curried shrimp bisque, seafood gumbo, and crawfish with jalapeño capellini are all addictive. Classics like smothered catfish shouldn’t get overlooked, either, and you’d do well to just start out with a seafood platter.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

Foursquare Tips

  • Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2013: Best new restaurant
  • Have a seat at the raw bar across from Sam the Oyster Man. Talk to him when he talks to you. He's a true gentleman. (You're going to want to tip him--leave it on the bar, the servers don't share!)
  • My favorite place in New Orleans. Bar seating is great and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Get a whole fish.
  • Peanut butter banana pie FTW
  • Peanut butter banana chocolate pie. Omg.
  • Very good seafood spot.
  • Try to maximize what you can taste from the menu because ALL of it is amazing. Pounded shrimp + noodles, crawfish bisque, and swordfish + farro w. peanut vinagarette, are keepers. Don't miss the pie!
  • Absolutely wonderful. Service was fantastic; quick, but not on top of you all night. We had raw oysters, capellini with crab, grilled tuna, and two sides: stewed okra and smashed potatoes.
  • Fried bread, redfish, oysters, hush puppies, seafood salad, all excellent.
  • They lost many points by not having an espresso to close the experience but the rest was great!
  • Great music. Hush puppies & seafood salad are divine.
  • The service was beyond fantastic. Definitely get the shrimp & oysters from the raw bar. The ground shrimp pasta dish is a must try. The swordfish special nailed it on flavors.
  • Baked drum. Last time I went with five people and four of us got the baked drum.
  • Fried bread. Whole fish
  • Everything
  • Baked drum!! So good
  • Incredible. The fried bread, grilled royal red shrimp, brussels sprouts with chili vinegar: all were simply stunning. Best restaurant we visited in our week in New Orleans.
  • Fried bread with smoked tuna dip (which oddly comes with saltines), shrimp croquettes, grilled whole redfish, best brussel sprouts and salted caramel (doberge?) cake! Will go back just for the snacks
  • James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant 2014 winner.