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GW Fins

4.9
13649 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. At this time, we are asking guests to arrive with a mask. 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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  • 3-Course COOLinary Encore Menu

    Oct 20 - Nov 8, 2020
    Some dining experiences are just so good you want to experience them all over again! That’s why New Orleans is bringing back COOLinary … as COOLinary Encore. Join us Sundays through Thursdays from Monday, October 19th to Sunday, November 8th for a wonderful 3-course menu that’s only $40 (exclusive of tax & gratuity). Our Wine Experts will also be suggesting an optional wine pairing for your appetizer and entree courses for an additional $20.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13649 people are saying
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ctd70122
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner for our 10th anniversary. The food and service were all amazing and the Covid safety protocols were very impressive. Always impressed with Gw fins but tonight was above and beyond!

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MarshaS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at GW Fins, our server this time was Cardell and he was very accommodating, our empty plates never sat on the table for more than a few minutes. The food was beyond delicious. We had the lobster bisque, sea scallops and the “scalibut”. Everything was cooked to perfection. We will be coming back next time we are in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a wonderful time at GW Fins, foods was great and service was excellent.

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Local
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful!! Thanks for recognizing the birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The evening was enjoyable and relaxing. The staff followed all COVID restrictions. I definitely will return.

JM
JoshuaM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. This time around the food was bland. Crab Stickers where a miss. Swordfish was over cooked. Drinks where good. Overall it was expensive and I had better food. I’ll be back next time to see if they can redeem themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! Highly recommend! The freshest seafood, amazing steak, and excellent service! A definite must when visiting New Orleansb

JA
vipJulieAnn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was over the top amazing! Could not recommend this place more! Thank you to the GW team!

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ChaseT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Orleans. Nice to see the owner is hands on working with all the staff on quality control. Personable with every guest. Beautiful interior design. All the staff is prompt and polite.

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Mikem
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so courteous, gracious, and helpful! The food and atmosphere was outstanding! Great job!

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ChefHass
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at GW Fins was absolutely stellar! From the curbside delivery of our cocktails while we waited outside socially distanced, to the fantastic service, to the spectacular meal, no attention to detail was spared.
Fallon was our server and her suggestions were perfect! We enjoyed the Lobster Dumplings, Crispy Pork Belly, Scalibut, Blackened Red Snapper, and a Chocolate Bomb all perfectly paired with wine.
The experience at GW Fins couldn't have been more impeccable.

JS
vipJeanneS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant soooo much!

Jeanne Steiden

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was 10/10. Our server was fantastic, I wish I could remember her name. Light hair, glasses, super funny and professional. My party of four had a great time and every single dish we ordered (and we ordered 11 things!) was phenomenal.

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vipSusan
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on vacation 2 times because we had such a good experience. Contemporary in decor. Fresh caught local fish.

KG
KathrynG
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. We felt safe with the Covid precautions in place and the food and service were amazing as always!

HM
vipHilaryM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always amazing here! Best restaurant in the quarter!

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ShelbyR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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BillW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a special birthday celebration and every one of the staff recognized it and made the occasion very special. The food, staff and ambiance were outstanding.

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vipSamS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was outstanding! We were very happy with our dishes and service. Would highly recommend for a nice evening out!

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vipDickY
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, loves the Scalibut.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I am a local to New Orleans. This is a restaurant designed to appeal to tourists. There are significantly better options for food in the local area, most of which do not involve the French Quarter. The lobster dumplings tasted like they'd been boiled in water and wished good luck. The pork belly was okay, but Gris Gris has better (for cheaper...). We didn't order dessert, because I couldn't handle the thought of another disappointing dish.

The drinks, while expensive, were decent. I've had much more amazing drinks at Revel and Cochon. The blue cheese stuffed olives in the martini were probably the best part of the entire experience. Although, we really enjoyed the biscuit guy who was very sweet and generous with the biscuits!

The restaurant itself is really lovely. The metal fish artwork is beautiful, and the fish bones on the columns, doubling as coat/purse holders, was very clever. But it really is a tourist destination. I'd much rather spend that kind of cash at Bayona, if the goal is to stay in the Quarter.

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SteveV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French Quarter was a bit of a mess with unmasked people everywhere, people blaring radios from their bikes as they ride by, and guys revving their motorcycles at deafening levels, but GW Fins is a nice, quiet getaway from the chaos outside. The food is great with service to match. We live in NO and have been several times and never left disappointed....Sadly, we could not get out of the Quarter fast enough after our meal. We did not feel safe 😢

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vipRonT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience! The food was exceptional (although the two appetizers: tuna tartare and ahi tacos) were just average. I love that they maintain a strict dress code and have collared shirts available for those that show up in t-shirts.

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oysterman
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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Chrish
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at GW fins was quite an experience. The waiter (Jared) was the best.
He helped us find what we would like on the menu. The barbecue shrimp was outstanding. The "scalibut" was so unique, I loved it. Overall A plus experience.

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Ashley
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drinks, as per usual. I only wish we had been able to hear our server a little better but with the masks we know it can be difficult. GW Fin's went out of their way to celebrate our anniversary with us and make it a celebratory night. Wonderful experience and we'll certainly be back!

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PeterW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Seated in a nice booth. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing.
Both of us had the fall feast with seafood entree. Was just in heaven. The shrimp appetizer that was included in the 3 course meal was to die for! Hubby had lobster bisque which he said was excellent.
Our drinks, cosmo and brandy Alexander were well prepared. Decent pours on the wine. The tab was reasonable for what we had. Service was superb! Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. They did something for our anniversary. Just great!

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vipAshleyr
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We come here every year for Anniversary. Food and service was excellent. Wish we would have gotten a booth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. So glad we eat here. The reviews were right. Definitely a must do in New Orleans

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LawrenceL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every tongue-pleasing bite. Romance on a fork.

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GinaM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service! Would highly recommend. From Appetizers to dessert, everything was amazing!

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CARAT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at GW Fins was amazing from start to finish. When making our reservation, I made a note that it was mine and my husband's first wedding anniversary. Everyone we interacted with at the restaurant wished us a happy anniversary and our table was decorated for the occasion. It was such a nice touch. Each staff member from our main waiter to the gentleman who brought us fresh biscuits were kind and professional. The food was phenomenal! Their Fall Feast menu is a great deal and their portions are large. Would highly recommend GW Fins!

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vipTerabob
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felix was fabulous, made sure everything was perfect. The food was fantastic and the staff extremely attentive. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for creative seafood option in New Orleans.

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Pisces22
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. Service was impeccable. Definitely a place to enjoy any occasion to celebrate.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was well cooked but surprisingly really bland. I think they forgot the salt and seasoning. Service was wonderful. Biscuits were delicious but main courses were just not the best. Not worth that price really.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was very accommodating. All wait staff were excellent. Meal was wonderful. Chocolate mousse dessert was "to die for"...

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ChuckS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong at GW! Second time I’ve been there and it’s outstanding. If you like GREAT seafood then this is the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate milestone birthday. When booking I informed them of this, additionally that we do not drink alcohol. We were shown a table with a tasteful amount of confetti and upon sitting down to “mocktails” designed for us were brought over. Food was delicious.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from GW Fins using the Order Online button. GW Fins also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 581-3467.

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 13649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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