GW Fins

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$50 and over
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Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats and ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, and dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear at least a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, and athletic wear are not permitted. We ask Gentlemen to remove their hats in the Dining room.

Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe and featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness and quality are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily. GW Fins has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.
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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit. The food and staff are phenomenal.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the most unacceptable restaurant experience I have ever had. Our waiter and the manager refused to serve us a bottle of wine claiming one member of my party was “showing signs of inebriation.” This could not have been further from the truth and he was simply tired looking from a long day out in the sun, which I explained to no avail. Nothing was said when we arrived, when the menu was explained, or even when the waiter came for our food order. We obviously walked out and had no issue at the place we eventually dined at. This place will never get my business. Pretentious and snobby do not begin to explain the attitude.

SC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great takes on Southern inspired seafood. Fresh and tasty. Very complementary wine list by the glass as well as bottles.

AL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner experience was wonderful. Service was exceptional, The food was outstanding. One of the best dinner I have ever had in NOLA. Would go again.

b
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had their famous scalibut(halibut with scallops on top) 5 years ago and talked about since. Just returned in March of 2020 and had it again and probably will talk about it for another 5 years! Lol.

SF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, environment, location. What more could you want?

Lobster dumplings and Scalibut are both ever bit as good as all the "best of" restaurant magazines say they are. Scallilbut is a particularly clever dish, using the scallops as a caramel-y crust for the halibut. As fantastic as those two dishes were, the sizzling smoked oysters might have been the best thing I ordered. Presentation was off the charts. Seafood Gumbo - good. Bread pudding (white chocolate) was the best of the three bread puddings I had in NOLA (other two were Brigsten's and Commander's Palace, not lightweight places). Beautiful restaurant and best service I had in NOLA

DK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary. When we got seated and our table had a paper menu rolled with our names on it with a happy anniversary on it. Sometimes it’s just the little things that make a big impression.

MS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent and affordable dining experience. The service and food was above par. I would definitely come back

TS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! Jason was our server and it was phenomenal! We were visiting from Canada.. he gave amazing recommendations and was so hospitable!
The food was so good! Especially the lobster dumplings!
Thanks again for the great night!

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the foods were delicious

TG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated my “50-something” birthday here on Saturday March 14th. I had high expectations going in, and the chef and staff exceeded them. Roderick our waiter was especially exceptional. We hope to be back and will highly recommend to all who visit NOLA as a can’t miss dining experience. Thank you for making my birthday extra special.

SE
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in New Orleans!

TL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Lobster dumpling appetizer is a "don't miss"! Every enjoyable evening.

GR
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! !

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DR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

TS
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal in a very pretty room with excellent service. You won’t go wrong here.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Valentines date while on Spring Break

MP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at GW Finns for the first time on the recommedation of a friend who said it was the best restaurant she ever ate at. She was right. Wow! What a great meal we had. If you like oysters check out their Sizzling smoked oyster appetizer. It was like no other oyster dish I have ever had. Beautifully presented and absolutely deleicious. I had the Parmesan Crusted Sheepshead which was perfectly prepared and a very generous portion. A fun addition to our table were the Louisiana Crawfish Fritters. Our table of 4 got 2 orders of those and were happy we did. We dined during the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. They were doing all they could to clean in between guests wiping down every chair from top to bottom and using one time use paper menus. I will come back to there again next time I visist New Orleans.

AL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing and the service is top notch. Thanks for the best birthday dinner for my husband!!

DS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, as always. Sizzling smoked oysters, the fried shrimp with the blackened Mahi were especially noteworthy.
Service was attentive and friendly, but not pretentious. Perfect for me.
Especially important in these days of corona virus, I note the care they take in sanitizing things we touch (check holders, seats,...) between guests; that combined with the generous space between tables should make GW Fins safe for most.

g
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delish! Such a welcoming staff. The very tall bidder/food runner was the best. He was smart, efficient and knowledgeable. Make his a server!

PJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated timely at a table that was very well placed in the restaurant. Our server had great knowledge of the menu and made suggestions when asked. The food presentation was exceptional. The food was fresh and very flavorful. The prices were very good for what some call the best seafood restaurant in New Orleans. We paid comparable prices at other restaurants and didn't get near the quality of service/food we got at GW Fins.

NP
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived the table was decorated with confetti and a menu was personalized with the special occasion.
The service and food were both exceptional.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting New Orleans and looking for outstanding seafood, which we found at your restaurant. We had more of the yummy biscuits than we needed, but would do it again!
We were glad to be seated in a side room, which was quiet and well-suited to us as an older couple.
We would definitely return on our next trip.

e
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tori(elle) with her lovely warm smile and attentiveness was just what was needed on my birthday and first visit to New Orleans. The best French 75 and the food and ambiance were excellent too! I’ll be back when the world gets back to regular programming 😷☺️

FD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ervice. Paul is an outstanding server.

HB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our best meal in New Orleans. The staff were outstanding and great location. So looking forward our return trip.

SW
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently spectacular food and superb service. I highly recommend GW Fins to locals and visitors alike!

PP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant with a great staff...excellent food and great cocktails!

OT
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most outstanding restaurant we experienced while in New Orleans, and we went to a lot of places! Everything was perfect from beginning to end. This is a finer restaurant, so you will want to dress nicely (does not have to be a suit/dress, but nice business casual clothing seemed appropriate) to feel comfortable and enjoy a fantastic experience! The food was just delicious!! Can’t say enough good about this experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughters birthday and couldn’t have selected a better restaurant. The food was excellent, and everyone loved their choices. Especially the oysters grilled in their shells.
Our service was second to none. Every person we interacted with was lovely. We can’t wait to come back to New Orleans and dine again!

r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good restaurant, great value for the price the food was truly delicious and the waiters extremely nice. The Michelin guide does not assess restaurants in Nola but if it did GW fins would be a one star restaurant no doubt.

GH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate here for dinner twice during my visit. Food was great, servers were knowledgable. However, our server on the second night was a bit too forward with recommending dishes (when we didn't ask). She talked us out of ordering some dishes, and I honestly wish I hadn't listened. Would have preferred if she only offered advice if we asked for it.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Fish was fresh and expertly prepared

SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb! Food, presentation, service all outstanding. With R'evolution, the best the French Quarter has to offer.

SD
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My last review of GW Fins was spectacular; this second review is nothing less. We have celebrated our 50th and now our 51st anniversaries here. Hopefully we will be able to celebrate a few more in New Orleans at GW Fins

KN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have the lobster ravioli (must order) the tartar (also yummy) the bbq shrimp and grits (yummy) and the carpaccio (meh) for appetizers
I had the gnocchi which was delicious
And my husband had some fish plate I don’t remember but he ate it all.
Food is great service is impeccable. The bar staff are nice and welcoming, the servers are very polite and accommodating. Our waitress was Fallon (I think that’s her name) and she was awesome. I love this place

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time dining at GW Fins for all four of us. One of the members of our group has food allergies (gluten, eggs, nuts), and he was able to find very good choices on the menu. The staff and chef were very accommodating in meeting his needs. The food was excellent, and the service was also excellent. We would definitely recommend GW Fins to anyone looking for a great dining experience in New Orleans!

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