Food was great. Service wasFood was great. Service was fabulous. Only downside was that the back room was a little noisy. The escargot were outstanding. So were the oysters. Go and Enjoy.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNew OrleanA short walk from the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans this exceeded all our expectations. Our 19yr wedding anniversary and 36 hr get away was perfected by the meal we enjoyed. Two bottles of a great red wine, smoked oysters, halibut, drum and salmon were the best we have enjoyed anywhere. We would repeat this quick trip only to continue our experience with GW FIns.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWant good fish?Come here for an excellent selection of seafood. Great ambiance and excellent service. Also great selection of fish5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is delicious andThe food is delicious and biscuits are the best I have ever had.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant !!Terrific food...you will not be disappointed. Best meal ever!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Was so please with the entire meal start to finish and had great service. Would definitely return in the future.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgood experiencewas in New Orleans only four nights but this was the best meal we had while here.
our waiter "moose" was very attentive. great job by him. SJ5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafoodI have always loved Fins. The decor is beautiful and the food is fabulous. I have never had a bad meal here.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss!GW Fins was a highlight if our trip. The blue crab potstickers had amazing taste and texture. The parmesan drum was amazing. Be sure to save room fir the salty malty ice cream pie. It's worth the splurge. And ask for John- he won't steer you wrong!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebratory DinnerI decided to book GW Fins as a joint celebration for my graduation from business school and my dad's birthday. We were running late because of masses of traffic in the quarter but the staff were so accommodating. I picked GW because my parents both love fish and seafood and they were so happy with their meal choices...they both cleared their plates before I had even finished. Especially good were the lobster dumpling appetizer, the seared yellow fin tuna and gnocchi with pesto as entrees, as well as the apple pie with cheddar cheese crust for dessert!
I can't wait for my next visit to this wonderful retsaurant!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply OutstandingFood, service, atmosphere; this place exceeds expectations in all areas!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFins incredible food experienceI am from New England and Fins provided us with one of the best seafoods meals we have ever had from start to finish! Amazing Sizzling Oysters and Sift Shell Crab appetizers. Fish entrees were all flavorful. the Scalibut and the Parmasean Encrusted Drum were particlarly scrumptious, yet light, followed by the Pretzel Crusted Salted Carmel Pie. Wine list is sublime and our waiter was courteous and helpful with our menu selections. Also loved the ambience, although a bit noisey, sitting on a booth is a nice choice to enjoy a view of the whole restaurant. Can't wait to return to New Orleans and head back to Fins!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMmineSeafood selection was fantastic. The waiter was excellent. The food was spectacular, All together a fine dining experience..5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantThis was our 3rd visit to this restaurant and it was superb. One of the best in New Orleans.Highly recommend. The fish and steaks we tried were excellent. A very comfortable feeling.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fabulous.Loved the atmosphere and every dish we had was delicious.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood start to our weekend food tourThe biscuits were yummy, as was the crab cake appetizer, drum, yellow fin tuna and the snapper. We had a few cocktails but my favorite was the NOLA fizz.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the Oysters!We went there two nights instead of just the one we reserved. I am still dreaming of the oysters and shrimp remoulade salad. Everything was wonderful. This is the BEST restaurant in the Quarter.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!My husband and I had nothing but positive things to say about this restaurant. The food was fantastic! We will be back, and we highly recommend it.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceWonderful dining experience 5 Stars. Liked it so much that we canceled our reservation at another very famous NO restaurant and returned to Fins!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place!We had a great dining experience. The service, food, atmosphere and value were all outstanding. This is a very un French Quarter kind of place and once inside you would never know you were even down there. It is a very sophisticated venue and one of the really nice touches is the use of black napkins. This keeps your dark pants from getting little white fuzzies on them. This was a business dinner so little touches like this are memorable. Highly recommend this fantastic hidden gem in New Orleans!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Orleans VisitWe chose GW Fins as our "best restaurant night out" for our visit to New Orleans based on online reviews. We were not disappointed. The seafood was excellent ; fresh, well cooked and presented. The "sizzilin smoken oysters" were the best we have ever had, We were seated at our reservation time and the wait staff was friendly and attentive, Ample parking close by which is a plus for the busy French Quarter. Highly recommend this restaurant.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Experience!Super food! Super Location! Super Service! Special Kudos to our waiter Marlon! WE FELT LIKE WE WERE HIS ONLY TABLE!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New OrleansEnjoyed dinner throughly. Oysters were fantastic - very tasty. Waiter was slightly non-attentive, but still really enjoyed our time.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood restaurant in NOLAFantastic dining experience in every way. The menu choices are varied and interesting but most of all delicious. Many gulf fish dishes to choose from. Though steps from Bourbon St., this is NOT part of that seedy scene. Quite upscale and with great service. Of three days of dining all over NOLA, this was our favorite and most memorable experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe overall experience wasThe overall experience was incredible...we will definately make this one of our regular stops. Service was very good but could have done a better job replenishing and properly placing the silverware as well as removing empty glasses from the table.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Our visit to GW Fins was excellent! We had the lobster dumplings and soft shell crab for appetizers and both lived up to their billing. Then we had the Scalibut and Redfish on Crawfish Etoufe (sp?), which were also excellent. We even saved room for desert and enjoyed the apple pie and bread pudding. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was great, and the decor was unique. I may have had a better meal, but I just can't remember when!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite experienceThe absolute best seafood I've ever eaten. Every recipe is innovative, sometimes even genius combining unusual ingredients into a taste so exquisite, one could cry. Every bite was savored, and it was almost sad to clean the plate. I never wanted the meal to end.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat way to start first night!Food was great! Our server, Brandon, realized my husband and I were intending to share a gumbo and salad. Without our prompting both courses were split and served. The gumbo was served with a flourish tableside, rice placed in center of bowl then gumbo gently poured. Great gumbo! Salad was fresh. Husband had Scalibut, a special that he liked. I had Black Grouper with a great pineapple glaze. To recap--service great, food great and always a favorite of ours, seated near window enabling us to people watch.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner in New Orleans!Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and the dinner was absolutely delicious. Dinner included the scalibut, lobster dumplings and cheesecake. Couldn't have had a better experience! Very memorable!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Orleans fine diningAnother great restaurant of New Orleans. Great food and service. Roomy and comfortable seating without worries of hearing your neighbors conversations. Fresh seafood with a seasonal menu that's printed on a regular basis depending on the freshness of the fish. I didnt give it 5 star because i found the menu to be limited in creativity. I loved the compressed watermelon and pork belly and would have loved to see more creative dishes of such. Maybe I'm just a tough critic and used to NYC dining scene. The men dress code does makes the place that much more elegant. Reasonably price for seafood. Definitely worth the visit.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in New OrleansG W Fins is the best restaurant in NO! The food is outstanding! The staff is the best trained, friendliest, most professional I have seen anywhere. The ambiance is great. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. We were made to feel welcome the moment we walked in the door and where greeted by name by a manager and our waiter. Our waiter, Jason, also immediately offered birthday greetings to our celebrant. Jason was a superior waiter, assisted by professional backup. The lobster dumplings were sublime and the crab pot stickers excellent. We both had the tempora red fish. It was a whole fish served tempora style. The skin was had a delicious flavor and the fish was sweet inside. Dessert was great, apple pie and salty carmel cake. Bravo!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service and Great FoodMy husband and I chose GW Fins based on reviews found on TripAdvisor and Yelp for our recent trip to NOLA. I am so glad we went there! We stayed in the French Quarter so it was in walking distance - a great bonus. Even though there were several folks waiting for tables when we arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation we were seated within a minute or two (I was told that the folks waiting were walk-ins). The wait staff was incredible... our waiter was VERY knowledgable about the food and made excellent suggestions for appetizers, salads and entrees. The food was wonderful and their menu is great for seafood lovers - many non-traditional items. I only wish we had stayed longer so I could have gone back to try more of their menu!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood PerfectionEverything works. Excellently prepared seafood. Good waitstaff and a nice ambiance. Best meal in New Orleans!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fish restaurant!!Excellent fish restaurant!! Menu changes everyday!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT DINING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!GW Fins may now be my favorite all-time restaurant. Either we got lucky and just hit everything right on a Tuesday evening, or this is one fantastic restaurant. Got even more fortunate with our server Jason and his support. He was down to earth yet consummately professional, offering helpful advice on the menu. Our appetizers were both excellent: Sizzling Oysters and Wood Grilled Gulf Shrimp. My wife was very happy with her Wood Grilled Sea Scallops entree (quite different than the aforementioned shrimp appetizer, as per Jason). And, I had the Scalibut -- which is now my favorite all-time restaurant dish. Topped it all off with a truly oustanding take on bread pudding. No way to describe it other than a great dining experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findThe meal we had at Finns was fantastic!
The salads were fresh and creative, the oysters
Are not to be missed, the scalibut was simply amazing5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy 50th Birthday to me!GW Fins was better than I imagined from start to finish. There was glitter on the table and a personalized menu waiting for me at my table in honor of my birthday. I eat oysters about once every five years in order to diminish the possibility of being disappointed (I am an oyster snob). I was NOT disappointed!. The other three in my party, non oyster lovers, loved them as well. The lobster dumplings were as wonderful as I had read about. We all enjoyed our entrees, mine was the scalibut, a GW Fins original. Finally, we had the molton lava cake and the apple pie. I used to think I make the best apple pie I have ever tasted; now I know that this is not true. I absolutely will come back on our next trip to New Orleans.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceReputation is well deserved. Tabitha, our waitress carefully reviewed what foods we could eat because of our food allergies. She made recommendations regarding the wine which we loved. Her service was attentive and outstanding. We loved the pork chop and the Scalibut. We can't wait to come there again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!!We had a great dinner! Potstickers were an amazing first course. The waitstaff was friendly and competent. Overall a memorable experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food, excellentexcellent food, excellent ambiance, excellent all around5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafoodFine selection, preparation and presentation of a wide variety of seafood. Nice ambience , good service, overall very enjoyable5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat fisheverything was perfect. A great place for seafood lovers. get the sizzling oyster appetizer, three hours free parking in a valet gargae is nice too considering it's in the quarter5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!This was our first to Fins. We frequent New Orleans and have eaten in most of the high end restaurants in town. This was our best meal of this trip and in recent memory. The gumbo was excellent. My wife had the Drum and I had the blackened Sword Fish. Both dishes were great. The SwordFish may have been the best I have ever had. I would (and already have) recommend GW Fins to anyone looking for a great seafood mean in the quarter.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good New Orleans foodThis was a wonderful dinner. I highly recommend you book in advance, but you cannot miss with this one5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for fishI liked this place! The service was very good - friendly and helpful, but not stuffy. The food was very good, but not the best that I've had.
I really enjoyed the chargrilled oysters and the blackened swordfish. The spaghetti squash was sweet but undercooked.
It was my birthday, and they decorated the table, gave me a personalized menu with the date on it and gave me a dessert on the house.
I was happy with this place overall and would return when I'm in the area.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNew menu everyday but if theyNew menu everyday but if they have soft shell crab appetizer don't pass it up! Endless hot biscuits. Great wine list. Varied seafood everything we had was outstanding and lovely place with attentive service5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. OneThe food was delicious. One of our party was given the wrong entree due to an error by the waiter. However, after flagging down a manager--our waiter was nowhere to be seen at that point--the manager told us to keep the wrong entree and the other would be rushed. He kept his word and the right entree was served about 5 minutes later. Overall, the wine was very good and the fish excellent. The salty malty ice cream pie was quite delicious. Ambiance was nice, although nothing out of the ordinary. While the price was high, it was not off the scale for the type of food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Find!!After searching for many hours to choose just the right place for a special dinner, GW Fins did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the service top notch, and the setting was just right, With so many average dining options in New Orleans, it was refreshing to find this gem of a restaurant.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMahhhhmazing! all thumbs up! =)Best fish dishes !!! and dessert is crazy good!!! As a new yorker who loves clean and tasty food! this place hit the spot ! its a great restaurant... great staff ! they also gave us free dessert (esp the caramel ice cream cake!!!) and very thoughtful that they decorated the table for my bday! WIll definitely go back when we visit New Orleans!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Best meal of the week! We were in town for a business convention and dined here based on a recommendation from a former local. I have to say this was the best food we had. New Orleans has great restaurants with fantastic food but we all agreed this was our favorite! You will not be disappointed!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM