Amazing Food!The food was absolutely amazing! It was fresh and cooked to perfection. I have never eaten at a better seafood place.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Fresh SeafoodI rarely order seafood (even in New Orleans) because my husband is an avid fisherman and we have access to fish, oysters and crabs that usually slept in the Gulf of Mexico the night before we eat it. So when I say that the soft shell crabs were fresh and cooked to perfection and the Drum Fish was fresh and cooked perfectly.
GW Fins has moved up on my list of favorite restaurants in New Orleans.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was my personal favorite restaurant in New Orleans. The entire staff was wonderful. Highly recommend!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!We came to Fins for a birthday celebration, and the food. Everything exceeded our expectations. When we arrived, the table was decorated with confetti and a personalized menu; the birthday girl was thrilled. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. We never felt rushed. The food! Divine! We ordered the lobster dumplings, soft-shell crab, iceberg triple wedge salad, and shrimp remoulade for starters. Our entrees were the Scalibut, Red Snapper and Grouper. Beyond scrumptious. It was a great experience and we are making plans to return soon. Oh, Fins offers validated valet parking at a garage only a block or so away from the restaurant! What a wonderful dining experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFRESHTop end seafood, not a typical fried seafood joint. Refined dining with unique seafood not typically found locally, excellently prepared and presented with sides and sauces that really compliment the main dish,6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodFood & the service was excellent. In a great location, right off bourbon st in the middle of the French quarter. We will go back again soon!!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI took my wife here on our honeymoon. During our one week honeymoon we ate at plenty of places in Key West and New Orleans - THIS WAS BY FAR THE BEST. Not only the food - but the service. GO THERE NOW6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood mealNice atmosphere right of Bourdon Street, food was very good (but not excellent). Wine list is decent enough. Overall slightly pricey but that's what I was expecting given the location. Would recommend.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill terrific!Food is still excellent, best meal we had on this trip to New Orleans. Service was not as attentive as in past visits - very slow, but still a very enjoyable meal!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat All AroundGW Fins was a great place to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The tempura fried snapper was huge and daunting, but so delicious. This was my third time there and I will continue to go back.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely WonderfulTried this restaurant prior to our "Fling Before the Ring" gals night out. From the time we arrived at the restaurant to the time we left everything was wonderful. Could not even begin to suggest anything in need of improvement. We tried three different appetizers, all of which were very tasty. All three of us ordered the drum fish. It more than met our expectations. After dinner drinks perfectly rounded out the meal. This dining experience was nothing but first class. The only bad side of the meal was that we were full and could not try dessert. Finns even gave the bride to be a menu with her name and the date on it as a momento.. This is what a dining experience should be! Kudos!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant in New OrleansMy husband and I celebrated my birthday at GW Fins and very happy with our choice! I had my favorite Scallops (grilled with Mushroom Risotto) and my husband opted for the Scalibut (Scallops pressed into Halibut). The serving size was perfect and we shared a Caesar salad which was placed on separate plates. There were wonderful little biscuits that kept appearing on our bread plate, which was a tad too tempting. We ordered the bread pudding to share for dessert and our server told us it was gratis in recognition of my birthday! Best bread pudding we've ever had and we would have gladly paid for it!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOne of the best restaurants in NOLA. The lobster dumplings and Parmesan Crusted Drum were fabulous.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceWe had a perfect evening at GW Fins.
We were seated promptly, the waiter was very helpful and attentive, the atmosphere was pretty, and the food was delicious.
We can not wait for our next visit to GW ins.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and First Rate foodOur party of four, all enjoyed our meals. The seafood was excellent. The waiter helped the group making the wine select, my wife selected a wine that my niece and her friend was not familiar with she gave them a sample. The meals were well presented and had original flare.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food with nice creativeGood food with nice creative twist to New Orleans style. seafood done to perfection. An Extensive wine list which was surprisingly affordable and the service was quite good as well, but I think our waiter had one table too many. decor was a little dated and the space was a little noisy but you go for the food, not to look at the walls.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic dinner!From the food to the service, everything was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Orleans jemGreat food,service and romantic location for our 23 anniversary.
Would recommend for a special occasion or just a nice couples night out!
Five star restaurant!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesFood was superb! We are foodies and we enjoyed everything about Fins! The staff was excellent and very accommodating! The wahoo was great and if you are a bread pudding fan get it cuz it was the best I've ever experienced!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our eveningHad a wonderful dinner...ask for a table that is not in the center of the room, in a booth or along the windows....more quiet......soft shell crab and oyster appetizers both excellent....can't wait to go back!!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwaiter recommendationswe had a great waiter that offere thougth not pushed some options to us and we were so glad we went with his suggestions. He really knew the food and the town so it was a great experience. At the end of our trip we wished we gone back again vs dining at some of our other choices!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second meal atThis was our second meal at GWFins and found it to be exceptional both times. Had the lobster dumplings which were great but the sizzling oysters were outstanding. Fish cooked to perfection without a lot of sauces just plain goodness.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVisiting from SeattleGW Fins Was a great experience the food was good as was the waitstaff. The soft shell appetizer was the best I've had. Nice wine list and mixed drinks. I unfortunately can't remeber the name of our server but he was excellent. Make reservations as they book up on weekends. Even with reservations we waited 20 minutes to be seated. The dress code is dressy casual, no jeans/flip flops/hats.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood.......Table well set and good ambience.
Smoke oysters were good but prefer Drago's.
Scalibut with lobster risotto was excellent!!
Service was excellent also.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood place in New Orleans!I took my wife to a romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and I could not have picked a better place. The waiter was knowledgable of matching our plates with the proper wine, there was an endless supply of sweet rolls, and every plate was delicious. We loved the sizzling oyster appetizer, and both our entrees, the salmon and the scalibut. The seats were so cozy that I felt almost at home. We were able to chat without the instrusion of conversations from adjacent tables, and the noise level was minimal. In 7 years living in New Orleans, this is, by far, the most pleasant dinner experience I have had. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything good hereWe were seated at a booth in the back (recommend) so it felt very private. It seemed to be a very popular restaurant but since we had reservations, we were seated right away. The waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. I had hog snapper - a fish I had never heard of. It was delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly and served in a timely manner. There were attendants filling the water and iced tea as needed. Good one.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience all arroundGW Fins is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to.. The service was off the chart, from when we walked in to when they validated my parking on the way out. It was our 8th wedding anniversary and when we got to the table it had some classy glitter type things on it and a special menu printed with our names on it and happy anniversary on it.
Our waiter was amazing. He took great care of us and was very, very good.
The food was off the charts. We left full, which, at a high end resultant like this, its amazing. They had 2 different species of tuna on the menu. The food was amazing.
I'd give it a 11 out of 10. We go to fancy restaurants in New Orleans as a hobby and this was one of the best, if not the best, we've been to6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellentThe service was excellent and the food was fresh and hot. It was very memorable.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwsomeThe food was outstanding. They are noted for their fish so that it what we ordered. I was pleased to find the portions were generous to be filling. The waitress suggested the mashed potatoes instead of the rice. That was a great tip. There was a waiter who walked around with a cookie sheet filled with hot biscuits. Yumm....they were also very tastie.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood in New OrleansI've eaten at all the great places in Chicago, New York, Miami, Vegas and I don't believe anyone has beet this place on the depth of flavors in the foods that they serve. We tried several appetizers and main entres and they were perfect. I have some culinary experience myself and I have never had a piece of salmon so delicious in my entire life. The Tuna Tartar was to die for and the signature dish was off the chain! Wine list was also impeccable!! I can't wait to go back....6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in the QuarterHad a great time. It was my wife's Birthday and they made it special. The food was out of this world and Marlin our sever was awesome. The Scalibut and the grilled oysters were stellar!!!!!!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe spent our anniversary atWe spent our anniversary at GW Fins in New Orleans and loved it. They made our night even more special with their added touches - confetti on the table with a personalized menu for the evening, wishing us a happy anniversary. Both the food and the service was wonderful. Before dessert arrived, they brought us a plate with a lit candle with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. And they even took care of one of our desserts. We were there with friends and the wine we had was delicious! A truly great evening!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFreshest seafood aroundSizzling oysters were incredible! Scallops tasted fresh! Attentive waiter.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBluefin tuna dish was outstandingBluefin tuna dish was outstanding - best fish I ever ate - and I live in the New Orleans area and eat fresh seafood all the time - mostly that I have caught.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceSeared grouper & seared blue fin were awesome. The biscuits/rolls were warm, soft and never ending. Troy, our server, was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Suggested wines matched perfectly. The place was lively without being too noisy; and the tables were far enough apart so as not to overhear conversations from the next tables. Will definitely return to G. W. Fins.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome find just off Bourbon St.GW Fins was fantastic. The food was fresh, innovative way of preparing it and really delicious. We found the service to be great, waiter very knowledgeable and all the staff very friendly. Would definitely go back.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of town bookingWe booked this restaurant from home in Toronto before we went to New Orleans for our 32 anniversary. I mentioned we would like a quiet table for this occasion and when we arrived hostess greeted us with " Happy Anniversary" and showed us to our table which was strewn with sparkles and a personalized menu.Our dessert was complimentary and accompanied by a single candle on a plate with chocolate writing spelling out Happy Anniversary. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was amazing! We so enjoyed our dining experience we re booked for another night of our vacation and were not disappointed.WE would highly recommend this restaurant for any one who enjoys great food with an emphasis on fresh fish!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceExcellent food, service and atmosphere! Would definitely go again and again.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeGW Fins was recommended by a friend and member at my hotel, all I could say was thank you!! The restaurant itself was beautiful, the service was top notch. The price for the meal was worth is, fresh well cooked, excellent time with my girlfriend and I. Look forward to returning again.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!!!This place came recommended from friends of mine that live in the area. I was born and raised in New Orleans but never ate here. I took my mother here for her birthday and she completely loved experience. Being that she and I are both foodies, that says alot! From the moment we walked through the door, the ambiance, the taste of the food and most definitely the service of our waiter (sorry can't remmeber his name) it was worth every penny and then some. I look forward to returning with more friends, family and colleagues. Thank you for playing a major role in making my mothers birthday a success!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Went here to celebrate a special birthday and sent a note beforehand in my OpenTable reservation. Very attentive staff, exquisitely fresh seafood prepared well and delicious. The parmesan crusted drum was to die for. Broiled oysers, chocolate mousse, inventive cocktails-what more could one want? They went out of their way to mark a special event. Highly recommend this for any celebration.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMmight be the best NOLA restaurant!In a city that boasts some of the finest dining establishments in the world, our best experience so far was at GW Fins.
The Ambiance: While Fins doesn't have the historical flair of Antoine's or the elegant charm of Commander's Palace, it has a more modern upscale-but-casual feel... reminded me more of a New York restaurant.
The Service: Excellent. I let the restaurant know that we were celebrating a special occasion and when we arrived the table was decorated, including a special commemorative "Congratulations" menu. Our server was very helpful with recommendations, and even gave us a free dessert (the Salty Malty!).
The Food: Simply put, everything was delicious. Fantastic fish and well-made cocktails.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant but trendyThe atmosphere was very nice but modern. The food was delicious! I can't say enough about the service. Our waiter was very attentive and gracious. We very much enjoyed this dinner.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gemUsed travel advisor to locate this gem. Can't wait to return to eat here again.
Service was fabulous, prime table and service was great with Marlon.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery GoodNice change of pace in seafood presentation for NOLA. Beautiful setting and good service. I would recommend it. The cocktails were good. All crabmeat crab cake. fish cooked perfectly and not quite as heavy as some of the other restaurants. we did not have the oysters.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great experience.The ambiance and service that we received was perfect. The staf made my wife and I feel like royalty. Te waiter knew the menu like te back of his hand and gave a presentation of the menu as if he cooked it himself. The food was cooked to perfection and te portions was just enough.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific place!Wow -- we love Fins. Their fish and seafood is the freshest we eat in NOLA. And, the creations are divine. Lobster Ravioli is an ethereal treat. Trio salad is imaginative and such fun to eat. Fish preps could not be better. Wine list is extensive and they are some good buys on it. We felt a little neglected by our waiter this visit -- he was very pleasant, but we just didn't see him much and it took a little extra time to get drink refills, etc.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Scalibut was phenomenal.The Scalibut was phenomenal. I'm going to try to recreate it at home.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGWF winsWinner on all Levels. We take in dinner here as often as we can come up with an occasion.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood restaurant in NOWe went to GW Fins during memorial day weekend - it was very busy, but the service was really good and the food was top quality. The menu changes on a daily basis so you can choose from that day's catch. We had some lobster dumplings and baked oysters as appetizer - I would definitely recommend these if they happen to be on the menu. All in all, great experience and would definitely go back when I'm visiting New Orleans.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM