GW Fins

4.9
14025 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.

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 14025 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins is the best restaurant in New Orleans! Whether you start with the mouth watering lobster ravioli, melt in your mouth pork belly bites, or fresh and delicious beet salad, you will love your entire meal. The biscuits are like no other and you’ll return for those as well. The service is friendly, professional, and efficient; atmosphere is very pleasant; and you’ll know you’re at a very unique and special restaurant that serves only the freshest and finest cuisine. We still love dining here after more than 30 times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat dining experience in New Orleans! Wonderful service and the food was amazing. Highly recommend

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DerekS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner date at GW Fins. The service was fantastic. The food was great. We would definitely go back and recommend them to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Do NOT hesitate to visit!

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful time! Had the Chicken cracklins Drum, fried fish wings, 30 year aged salmon (3 ways) and Samoa for dessert. EVERY single thing was delicious!! Service was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Amazing food!!

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Shawn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadnt been in severall years because its hard to get a reservation. It was outstanding. I had the blackened swordfish and my wife had the scalibut dish. Both were perfectly cooked. The snapper fins appetizer was also phenominal, and the creme brulee was authentic. Very quiet with widespread CV-19 seating. Service very good too (Paul was our server).

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vipDenTownTraveller
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time enjoying GW Fins. I'm sure we will go every time we're in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Service Great Food

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ReyY
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our top 3-4 favorites restaurant in the French Quarters. We love their appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted delicious. The crew was very attentive to our needs

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GregS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gin gimlets to start. lobster dumplings appetizer, like butter, so good. both fish entrees were fresh and tasty. nice wine list. solid service. can't go wrong here.

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vipMattK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, delicious food, went for a birthday dinner and would gladly go back

DL
vipDebbyL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was exceptional. We will definitely return every time we are in New Orleans.

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Nate
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and atmosphere! I would definitely go again the next time I’m in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best!

CB
ChloeB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Overrated. Service was amazing but the food was unimpressive and under seasoned. Your money is better spend elsewhere in New Orleans.

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vipPd1024
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to NOLA every year and always squeeze in GW Fins. Till next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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vipCarrieW
Mississippi
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In my opinion this is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. Everything was amazing.

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vipLourdesR
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

SR
vipStephenR
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Best seafood in the world!

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JNfromVA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Finns will ruin all other restaurants in New Orleans for you. The seafood was excellent, salted perfectly, cooked just right, and presented elegantly. The service was exemplary and every detail considered. It would be very difficult to surpass the quality of the seafood here.

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vipDavidC
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing and perfectly prepared Grouper. Every course was excellent. Highly recommend and I look forward to a repeat visit on my next NOLA trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! This was by far the best food we ate in NOLA. Must try the lobster dumplings and pork belly appetizers. All of our entrees were delicious from fish to the pork and collards but save room for the salty malty dessert! Our waitress was exceptional!

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MartyT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna tacos and dry aged yellowfin tuna was awesome. The scaibut was also amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to NOLA the past 2 years for my sister’s birthday and this again was a hit. Servers are always on point and the food was simply amazing! Love GWs and if they would have had an opening the next night we would have come back.

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ManyaP
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here. We had the fin wings and scallops. So delicious. Service is friendly and efficient.

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vipHungry
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood that difficult to match.

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travis
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always impeccable!

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vipKEAG
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, tables spaced out appropriately, attentive staff, delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecr place for birthday dinner. Best pork belly I’ve ever had!

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Martha
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. I had the Sea Bass and it was excellent!

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vipbobbybrat
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. This was our first time and we will be back. Great selection of fish

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Mike
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the finest dining experiences. Service and food were outstanding.

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TheQueen
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tastefully delicious, Lobster Ravioli was very good, with the butter sauce and the scallops. Exceptional quality.

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was unbelievable and the service was great. It was our anniversary and made sure to make us feel special.

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BILLYC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome the waiter was on point, it was a perfect birthday dinner.

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Mdsw60
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not going back until sizzling oysters are back on the menu

j
joev
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time back to Fins and I always love it. I will be back again.

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 14025 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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