GW Fins

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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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GS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 2nd anniversary of our engagement and the staff
was great in recognizing it and going the extra mile to make it special.

Our food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is seriously divine! One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Amazing service and such a great environment. Felix was a great server and really knew everything about the menu. We will see you again next time in town.

KC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! If I was a billionaire I would pay to have the food flown to me on a private jet.

SP
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful once again. Service, I have never had better. The staff seems to instinctively knows who the fun tables are, and we were one of them. Kenneth was the best!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 21st birthday. Let me say from start to finish this place and there staff totally rocked it!!!! Awesome!!! Delicious food, great service from the hostess to the server the chef the bartender! Amazing!!! Thank you!!!

M
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Must reserve ahead of time. You will not be disappointed. The lobster dumplings are yummy.

DG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal. Everything tasted delicious. Our waiters Nick and Kenny were outstanding; friendly, knowledgeable and professional. It was one of the best meals we have had in New Orleans , and that’s saying a lot...

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Maybe best ever. Waitstaff was excellent, especially Nick. Highly recommend it. Just footsteps from Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras yet it was quiet and relaxing inside.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Really on point and it was Mardi Gras busy and they nailed it! Thanks

J
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love GW Fins! It always lives up to our expectations and is my husbands favorite restaurant in New Orleans!! We will be back!

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, as always. Food was unbelievable and Felix must be the best damn server in New Orleans.

C
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we had since moving here 6 months ago ! We celebrated my husbands Birthday and our wedding anniversary... (happens to be on same day ) We thank GW Finn for making our special day amazing , with amazing service and the best food ! It was perfect ! we highly recommend your restaurant to all tourist and locals who want to experience the best !

T
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night... Great ambience, great food & superb service...

LD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to start? Fabulous food, amazing and efficient staff and a really cool atmosphere! Start with the lobster dumplings, red snapper as an entree and crawfish fritters on the side. And mashed sweet potatoes too. Then the salty malty ice cream pie for dessert... oh and the light as air biscuits that just appear on your plate. Delicious dinner! Can’t think of a thing that wasn’t top notch. Worth every penny!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a fun night. Absolutely loved the service, our waiter couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful. Delicious food, great atmosphere, such a nice last night for my boyfriend and I in NOLA!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Olive, was excellent. The way the table was decorated for my wife’s birthday dinner was creative. The personalization of her dinner menu was brilliant. Thank you for your attention to the details. She will always remember her dinner with y’all.

AA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend GW Fins! Swordfish was amazing! Will be coming back for certain!

AM
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service!! Most anything could be made gluten free - which is a special treat for those suffering from Celiac disease.

KC
New England
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a spectacular meal - Tory was a fabulous wait staff and made excellent recommendations. The appetizers and salad prepared us for an amazing meal - the grouper and flounder were delicious! Highly recommend GW Fins.

SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in NOLA! We never miss an opportunity to dine here. Food is amazing and service is impeccable.

SD
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent fish dishes and seafood appetizers were tried three for the table, fin wings WTH crazy idea assault or optics couple with taste, firecracker tuna tacos could have been the star. Snapper and cobia entree were awesome, fresh fish...

TG
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was great! Food and service was wonderful! Fallon was so wonderful

BJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From atmosphere to hospitality my entire experience at GW Fins was fantastic. I absolutely recommended an evening here.

LH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely awesome from the ambience and service to the wonderful beautifully presented food, GW Fins was our favorite restaurant this trip and we even went to Commander’s Palace! Only downside is the noise level is too loud.

AA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful and service was very attentive

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience in every way. Service, decor and food were all top-tier. Kenny was friendly, accommodating and advised us to get just the right amount of food. Lobster dumplings, tempura fins, bbq shrimp, broiled oysters and Parmesan crust flounder were excellent and flavorful. Bread pudding was incredible. Highly recommended! Would definitely return.

DK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service by Nick our waiter was outstanding. The food was unbelievable, both appetizers were perfect! The mains were also cooked to perfection. By far, the best meal we had during our stay...and that is saying a lot because Emeril’s was fantastic also.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter's 23rd birthday and the evening was absolutely perfect! From the birthday confetti on the table to the impeccable service we received from Fallon, we had such an amazing evening. The food was absolutely delicious!! I can't say enough about our experience at GW Fins!! We will definitely return on our next visit to New Orleans!!!

DB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tempura fin wings with a Korean glaze and crispy noodle salad, is one of the best aps I have ever had. Super creative, and great balance across the board. We also had the barbeque shrimp
deglazed with Abita Amber served with goat cheese grits was also fantastic.

KB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious cocktails. Our dishes were hit or miss. The ceviche was to die for. Sizzling oysters didn’t taste like much to me- but I’m a die hard raw oyster fan- so I’m probably biased. The seafood itself was amazing on the yellow fun tuna entre and tuna tartar but the rest of the flavors needed some oomph. We were celebrating our engagement and we greeted with congratulations and confetti on the table as well as congratulatory childcare’s- which were amazing! The sorbets first desert were also fantastic. We had some issues with service where the waiter did not put in one of my fiancé’s drink orders. Overall a gods experience and would recommend to anyone looking for a high end place for a celebratory meal in the French quarter

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was very pleasant. We arrived 15 minutes early, GW Fins runs exactly on time, so the hostess said we would have a short wait. They were able to accommodate us within minutes. The service is outstanding, it runs better than clockwork. The food was fabulous. We had the sizzling oysters, tuna tartare, lobster dumplings, and ceviche to start. Main courses were Yellowtail, Swordfish and Albacore Tuna. All were cooked to perfection and the presentation was beautiful. Their wine list is excellent, and the servers are well versed in wine knowledge.

KF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. We sat in the private dining room and noise level was minimal. Service was fantastic. They brought a wrong entree and immediately said they would bring the correct one but husband loved the dish so they took it off the bill. Professional service the whole way.

ST
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We tried to order a menu item we saw on the website menu but they weren't offering it. Then we tried to order an item off the daily printed menu and they were out of it, at 7pm. Finally we settled on other items and they were very good. Our server was a bit cocky and was very hard to understand.. mumbled a bit and was a low voice talker. Overall it was very good food but we expected to be able to order what we wanted and not have to go to our 3rd choice. We each ordered a cocktail and they were just ok. Glad we went but probably would not return just because it didnt totally wow us in a city known for great food.

J
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dishes and impeccable service! Our meal at GW Fins was the best of our visit to New Orleans. The waitstaff never let our drinks dip below 3/4 full, the restaurant mood was gorgeous, and the food was delicious. Note: the drinks were very strong!

SW
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and the food was excellent. We were here in 2016 and vowed to come back. GW Fins did not disappoint. Brenda was our server and she made our meal quite memorable. Sizzling oysters were wonderful and yes, sizzling! He had red snapper and I had scallops and mushroom risotto. (Heaven!) Wine list was not intimidating and well priced. Chocolate martini is worth it, so save room and time to savor. We will be back!

CH
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at, and I have been to many restaurants around the world. In fact, we came back two nights in a row. The food was incredible. Loved the parmesan crusted flounder. We enjoyed the gumbo, crawfish fritters, and salty malty pie as well. Great service by Felix and all the staff. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent, but service was disappointing. It was also extremely loud.

RR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us were new visitors to New Orleans and took the advice of TripAdvisor in making reservations at GW Finn’s. We feel it has earned its status as the number one restaurant in the city! Great service and ambiance, and fabulous food! We had the scallops, snapper and drum, and all of those meals are now marvelous memories. Highly recommended!

T
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal and service! Great value for the quality of food.

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