GW Fins

4.8
11007 reviews
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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 and Chef/Owner Tenney Flynn ensure 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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FM
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Here on vacation. We live in Long Island NY.
Steven was our waiter. We were well taken care of. Child had dirty rice and crawfish fritters. I had the scalibut: mind blowing. Great flavor marriage. Hubs had the swordfish. Paired with glass of wine. Extensive wine list. And the homemade biscuits- mouthwatering and flaky and we all had two!! A perfect meal in every way.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing.

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SC
Charleston
70 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was truly outstanding. We were welcomed and, overall, service was great. The menu is creative and our two appetizers and menu items were outstanding. The wine list is sizeable and desert is great. It may not be a name you know from New Orleans, but it is very much worth your going there.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just when you think you've had the best grilled oysters in town, Fins knocks those taste buds up to mars and back.
The servers were very nice and overall it is worth waiting for that 930 pm table.
"I wish I had four hands so I could give this food four thumbs UP"

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten in a lot of restaurants around the county and GW Fins is easily a Top 5 for me! I was in New Orleans and ate in 4 different top rates restaurants and GW Fins was the #1 STANDOUT. Every plate had amazing and different flavors; their sauces were out of this world; and, for a fish restaurant, I have never tasted such amazing pork belly appetizers!

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SS
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh fish. Loved the trigger fish entree!

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L
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was as close to a perfect dining experience as we’ve had. From the ambiance to the service to the food, everything was superb. Next time we’re in New Orleans, GW Fins will be at the top of our list of restaurants to re-visit.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a weekend of greasy bar food, fried to within an inch of its life, too LOUD live music, and bathrooms where we were certain we were going to need a tetanus booster after visiting, GW Fins was an oasis for us on our last night in NOLA. We loved the cool vibe, the impeccable service, the clean bathroom, and the AMAZING food! Oh, everything from the appetizers to the desserts was excellent. The drinks were perfect - mixed in exact proportion. Our waiter (he said to call him "Nick at Night") was the best part of the experience. He made us feel valued and appreciated and as though the restaurant was literally made for us and our dining experience that evening. We will be back the next time we visit New Orleans.

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NL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have come here. The food is the very best in NOLA. It is always spot on and we have not had a bad experience. Phelix and Larry were outstanding and we will continue to come here every time we visit. They are personable, professional and friendly. The food is the star! The mashed sweet potatoes are devine!

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AG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the food was amazing and our server Rodrick was incredible . This is a must eat ate in New Orleans .

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in New Orleans go eat here! Everything about our evening was wonderful: the services, the food, the drinks, and the atmosphere.

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AM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

if I ever go back to NOLA, I'll be sure to return to GW Fins! the food, the ambiance, everything was outstanding. they start by serving hot, fresh biscuits that are so light and crumbly. we had the pork belly for an app which had such good flavor and a nice crispy caramelization to it. for entrees, we went with the chicken with mashed sweet potatoes instead of rice, and the Scalibut, which is a GW Fins original. both came out looking beautiful. the sweet potatoes were so creamy! only gripe about the Scalibut was the scallops are cut in half, making them easily overdone when cooked on top of the halibut. went with the salty malty for dessert and that was one of the best desserts I've eaten! the menu changes often, but if they have the MW-Tini on their drink special, order it! the whole meal was very affordable for two people that ordered app, entrees, dessert and drinks. Allen our waiter was very on top of everything and gave great suggestions. even though the restaurant was packed and they had reservations waiting, we never felt rushed to finish or get up. make sure you make a reservation to guarantee a table because they fill up very quick.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive but a great experience

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GW Fins is always amazing. They are incredibly consistent with their food.

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AR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The wait time for the night was quick.

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DL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The hostess was very rude (there were two a guy and a lady, the guy was ok but she was veryyyy rude) we were 2mins late due to the parade in the French Quarter and she was very nasty about us being late I asked her if we should reschedule she never answered and proceeded to say “Right this way” ! She was rude but my Server Jason was the bomb diggity he was very knowledgeable about the wine choices as well as the menu ! Kuddos Jason, he made up for my first bad experience there !

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!! Great recommendations from our server and the best oysters I have ever had!!

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HG
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Highly recommended!

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T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, however the portions were lacking both me and my girlfriend left hungry, the food we had was delicious however there is a lot of great restaurants in New Orleans so it wont get my exclusive business. Would still recommend

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AG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding , our server Rodrigo was AMAZING!!!
This place is a must do in New Orleans

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buen ambiente, el servicio sobre saliente y la comida estupenda!!!

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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in New Orleans!

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L
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night location. Our server was Felix and he was amazing. Very attentive and great suggestions. No complaints. We will def return.

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A
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of New Orleans!

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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Torri was the best server we’ve ever had. Her recommendations were spot on and she was completely attentive to us. We were never thirsty and never waited long for our food. Also we weren’t rushed to get out.

Food is always great and clean restaurant and bathrooms.

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LI
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and GW Fins decorated our table, printed a special menu just for us, and surprised us with a monogrammed dessert! Awesome evening!

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KF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! Our server was Tori and she was awesome! Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!

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JB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was TOP NOTCH! I could write a long review but my advice is just go experience it. You will not be disappointed. If your lucky enough to sit in Ryan’s section he will make the night unforgettable. Thanks Ryan for making our Valentines Day dinner a night to remember.

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LJ
Central Texas
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the tuna tacos , lobster dumpling & flash fried oysters on the 1/2 shell for aps , all were great . For entrees we had the scalibut & the Parmesan crusted flounder , both were great . Service was spot on , No complaints here .

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NM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here for Valentine’s the other night. Valeted at the Royal Sonesta and walked a block. Food was great and didn’t take forever. They were super busy, but we never felt rushed or bothered.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good that we’ve already booked our next reservation!

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H
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Loved the biscuits

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K
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal ever in New Orleans. Nick was amazing, fun, super professional and made our evening exceptional. Can’t wait to visit again.

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IH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A refined meal with the freshest of ingredients and the rare find of a world-class vegan dessert. Topflight all around. A great catch.

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S
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever ashley was excellent! The food was awesome!

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GH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinning experiences I have ever had!!

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t
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time at GW Fins. We can’t say enough good about the cuisine and service. The meal was flawless and the presentation beautiful. It is an upscale restaurant so you need to expect to pay more but it is more than worth it! Our server Rod was exceptional! We were there during a busy night ( Valentine’s Day) yet never felt we were being rushed..on the contrary. We spent over two hour enjoying every aspect of this experience. We highly recommend this restaurant and will return when we visit New Orleans again. It was the best part of our stay in the Big Easy.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines day

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JP
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service on a busy night. We asked for a quiet booth and were very happy to get one. The food was prepared perfectly and our server was professional and welcoming. And the biscuits are to die for!

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MD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, GW Fin was a fabulous experience! Our server Steve did an amazing job with recommendations. We’ve never been big sword fish fans but have had a change of heart after having GW’s!

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