Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen third installment of local seafood brand
NEW ORLEANS—(July 18, 2018)—A contemporary take on a New Orleans seafood tradition, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen has opened at 2200 Magazine St. in the Irish Channel in Uptown New Orleans. The restaurant, the third location of the family-owned and -operated Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, serves lunch and dinner daily.
Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen offers the same flavors as the legendary restaurant known for its seafood offerings, from seasonal boiled seafood to standards like fried seafood, crawfish etouffee, barbeque shrimp, crabmeat au gratin and po boys.
The newest location in the Deanie’s family presents these flavors with a slightly different twist, with seafood baskets instead of the Giant Seafood Platter, a raw and charbroiled oyster station, Louisiana classics such as Jambalaya and red beans and rice, and some new takes like shrimp tacos topped with shredded cabbage and pickled onions.
Deanie’s Seafood, which opened in the Bucktown neighborhood in Jefferson Parish in 1961, is one of the most enduring names for New Orleans-style seafood. The original Deanie’s, which operates an adjoining fresh seafood market, remains an anchor in Bucktown along Old Hammond Highway across from the Bucktown Marina. A second location was opened in December 2001 at the corner of Iberville and Dauphine streets in the French Quarter. Serving all homemade recipes from their fried seasoning mix and salad dressings to desserts, and certified Wild Louisiana seafood, the restaurants are consistently ranked among the “best seafood restaurants” and “best restaurants for boiled seafood” in New Orleans readers’ surveys, such as Gambit, Where Y’at and New Orleans magazine.
The newest Deanie’s restaurant resides in a colorful, eclectic neighborhood with a diverse mix of locals and tourists. With an industrial atmosphere, rough-hewn wood tables and historic fishing photography on the walls, the interior offers guests a reminder of Deanie’s history with a modern look.
“We are excited to introduce a contemporary, up-to-date atmosphere for traditional New Orleans seafood that has been enjoyed for more than 50 years,” said Chandra Chifici-Scarber, owner and manager of Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen, who grew up in the family restaurant. “We wanted to deliver the same flavors presented in a slightly different way to make it attractive to the young, diverse community of Uptown New Orleans.”
Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen’s first floor features an oversized, fabricated metal-lighted “Deanie’s” sign mounted on the wall above an open kitchen, a long dining bar extending to a full bar, and counter seating facing Magazine Street for maximum people-watching. A second full bar and additional seating is available upstairs, with special accents such as exposed light bulb lighting fixtures, black and white photography of local fishermen, and vintage oyster baskets lining the ceiling.
Located at the corner of Jackson Avenue, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen seats approximately 175 guests and features a spacious wrap-around balcony for outdoor dining with a beautiful view of Uptown and the New Orleans skyline in the heart of the Garden District.
The full Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen Menu is available online at Deanies.com. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant can be reached at (504)962-7760.