GW Fins

4.9
14597 Reviews
$50 and over
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 and Wine, Southern Living, and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Experiences

  • New Orleans Restaurant Week

    $45.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2021

    Make plans to join us for New Orleans Restaurant Week - June 21-27! As is the case with our daily menu, our 3-course Restaurant Week Menu will be printed every afternoon to include the freshest catch that day. The menu is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations can be made online or over the phone. We look forward to serving you!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14597 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet I have ever eaten and my friend is vegetarian and the chef prepared her an excellent dish of vegetables.

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vipcajunpin
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at GW for our anniversary- it’s always consistent and the quality and presentation of thier food makes them a 5 star in my book.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top 10 meals we have ever eaten!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we had on our trip! Kayla was fantastic and the food was absolutely wonderful. The biscuits are TOP NOTCH, simple perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night at GW Fins! The lobster dumplings were exceptional Ali g either he tuna tartare. And the biscuits I wish I had room to eat 3 more. The entrees were all delicious and interesting as well. If you go you must get the salty malty ice cream pie it is truly life changing!!!

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Everything was spot on, this was perfect evening for our out of state business partners.

GJ
GalvestonJT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The food was sensational. Specifically, excellent gumbo and Red Snapper. Oh my, the biscuits were homemade, yummy good and hot from the oven. First class service as well. Pro waiters. I immediately made a second reservation for 2 days later.

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AdamG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a wide variety of drink options, and some of the best service I've ever had. Made it a wonderful belated birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable dinner to celebrate our 17th anniversary. We loved everything about our dinner. Felix was a wonderful server. His recommendations were on point. Wine, appetizers entrees and dessert all so good! Best meal we had while we visited the city for a weekend trip!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!! All the food was amazing! The best service i have ever had and I live in New Orleans

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and the food was amazing. Really a must do if you’re in NOLA

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was great and thank you for assisting with the reservation request - it that was perfect! Food was incredible as usual but even more outstanding this visit if that’s possible. We appreciate all of the staff and management for making this the best place for fresh fish deliciously prepared in all of New Orleans! Hands down the best place for a birthday celebration or any other special event where the food, service, and ambience must all be top notch!

Thanks again for another memorable meal!

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Jahi
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and excellent dining experience.

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Deb3
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reading all the reviews we were hyped up about dining here. The food was good, not incredible. We enjoyed other restaurants more in New Orleans.

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Linny
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive to all of our concerns. The food was prepared and presented in a superb fashion. From the appetizer to dessert we enjoyed the the food and never rushed.

RL
RobertL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and ambiance. The wine list was incredible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was on point and the service was great. There was nothing we tried that wasn’t exceptional. The manager was on the floor working side by side with his team which was refreshing. The creme brûlée was one of the best I’ve ever had. Overall a wonderful dinner.

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DeniseM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Wonderful, prompt service too.

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NoahD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All waiters, waitresses, and servers were unbelievably nice, personable, and open to conversation. The food was beautiful and delicious. One of my favorite dining experiences.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

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EmilyH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a must eat when you are in New Orleans!! Best fish hands down!! Service is excellent and dessert is a must!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not compliment the management and staff enough. We celebrated my boyfriends birthday here last night and it was amazing from start to finish.

MB
MB108
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food. Impeccable service from Alexis and the entire team of wait staff! Fave mean so far in our eating tour of NOLA!

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jimr
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent in all respects. dinning there for a lot of years very consistent

BS
BeverlyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food, beautifully presented

GJ
GreggJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

JL
JeffL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. The food was incredible and the waitress was very knowledgeable and a great help when picking menu items. We will definitely be back!

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EnergySaavy
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun atmosphere

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gvdwitt
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding food and service! Innovative flavor combos that were not outlandish! From apps to desserts, all were stellar!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - service, menu and ambiance! Would definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Kenny, our server, was absolutely fantastic. He took the evening over the top!

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mitchd123
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Having enjoyed 5 star restaurants in many cities across the globe, GW Fins is a solid 5 star restaurant. For example when my wife and I walked in with black pants on, and they swapped white napkins to black napkins. The food was expertly prepared and not loaded with salt and fat to add flavor.

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vipDateNightSuccess
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was exquisite. The dry-aged, blackened swordfish was unique and truly superb.

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SarahT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was there for my anniversary and could not have had a better experience. The food and service were incredible. I highly recommend GW Fins to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in the French Quarter.

LJ
LJean
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had before dinner cocktails, very good! The lobster dumplings are outstanding.
Both entrees we chose were excellent. This is a great New Orleans restaurant n

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randyg
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended but you will need reservations

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KarlaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had are 20th wedding anniversary there and GW Fins made it very special. We even got a semi private dining room! Planning to go every year. Food was fabulous!!

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LesleyHB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to GW Fins several times since 2005 for special occasions. This time I had the soft shell crab which was on top of corn muffin and maque choux, it was exceptional, the crab was cooked just right and the maque choux and corn muffing accentuated it. We also had the fin wings and of course the lobster dumplings which were also amazing. I have consistently enjoyed everything I have had. I also had the pork belly with watermelon which is so delicious. I never thought I would like this combination but this is another tasty appetizer. We had 4 apppetizers and 3 entrees and i cannot say enough about the food it is par excellence. The service is also first class. I love GWFins and I will continue to recommend it to others.

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CindyO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite meal and impeccable service! My first dine-in meal since the beginning of COVID! Happy to have had my “resurrection” experience with out of state friends at GW Fins. Special thanks to the chefs, our waiter Marlon, Mgr. Nicole, and the other male manager whose name I did not get. I WILL be back! Thank you all so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

FAQs

GW Fins offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 581-3467.

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 14597 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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