GW Fins

4.9
14392 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 and 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 14392 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful but service was outstanding!

JP
JPMfoodnwine
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as alway. The food and the Moises Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were FANTASTIC!!

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diana
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
Biscuits amazing
Creme brûlée perfect
Service was beyond great

EW
EvaW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Probably the best seafood we have ever had. The biscuits were also delicious.

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amfinttown
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic as always! Never felt rushed and enjoyed a leisurely dinner with an old friend visiting from NYC. Fins never disappoints! And thanks for the great table!

KG
KortneyG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was SUPERB! My Husband and I traveled to New Orleans for our 25th Anniversary. I am very pleased that we chose GW Finn to Celebrate. The staff treated us like Royalty! Everything we ordered was prepared to perfection.....and the biscuits were to die for! This is a MUST for us to dine at every time we visit New Orleans!

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ChanR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Swordfish and Scalibut were excellent. A great wireless.
Very helpful serving staff.

LH
LindaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, and service. Our birthday celebration was really special.
G W Fins went to the top of my "don't miss" list.

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bishop
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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vipBs1119
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few steps from Bourbon Street but a world away. Nothing but class and great food. Recommend very highly.

SG
vipSteveG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins deserves the high ratings it receives. The service was excellent. Our server, Marlon, was very attentive even though he had several tables to manage. The food was excellent as always. If you like seafood, this is the place to eat at. We celebrated my friend's birthday and he received a complementary personal dessert. Very classy.

AB
vipAnneB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day and received a rose upon arriving which was a special welcome. The service was impeccable, friendly, and helpful. The food was great- loved the scalibut and lobster appetizer. Will definitely come back.

NE
NolaExperienced
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It's modern, but comfortable. The dishes are creative and balanced, and the service is excellent. I cannot recommend the lobster dumplings enough, and I hope that by specifically naming them in this review, the restaurant will never be able to remove them from the menu. Sorry, guys, they are just too good! The wine list is also excellent, with moderately priced options and unique varietals. Dessert also is well done. GW Fins is top of my list for delicious seafood in a seafood town.

MG
MichaelG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 of all time...and my wife and kids with me have had cuisine all over the world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

GW Fins is an exceptional and outstanding New Orleans restaurant. You can never go wrong with any of the entrees. Highly recommend it.

PP
vipPistolPete
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with unbelievable food parings! Lobster Dumplings and Mango Ceviche were off the charts!

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

Mother’s Day

SB
vipStevenB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have discovered this wonderful restaurant!

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vipIunch
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Downtown New Orleans. Love that they do special day (Mothers Day-Christmas-etc) lunch service. Food and service are always too notch.

KB
KathrynB
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant ! The food is outstanding and the service is the best in NOLA!

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

Food, service, ambiance, friendly, so delicious!!

KB
KevinB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The food and service is impeccable.

TK
TraveyK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making reservations was quick and easy through OpenTable, the food was delicious and creative, and service was outstanding!

DH
DeniseH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing Mother's Day lunch! Server Alexis was superb as were all of the staff and food was to die for!!

TH
TheronH
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience I would definitely recommend this to friends and family

TE
TrevorE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Everything about this place is wonderful.

KD
vipKathleenD
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sheepshead was amazing as well as the scalibut! Would definitely make a return trip if I was in New Orleans.

SC
SCarter
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blackened and Aged Swordfish was amazing!! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the restaurant for the first time!!

LS
LibbyS
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This place was beyond exceptional! The food is to die for! The service was the best we have received during our stay in New Orleans. If we ever come back we will definitely be making a stop here again. If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars I would, this place deserves a 10 star rating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. My favorite restaurant hands down I have ever been to.

DT
DanielleT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time bringing our 6 year old here. Amazing experience. While our waiter was good the gentleman cleaning the table/bringing biscuits was outstanding. He had great attention to details.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to dinner spot when visiting NOLA. Food is wonderful, food allergies accommodated, modern and exiting vibe.

M
Michelle
Dubai
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was outstanding! Everything from the service to the food was exceptional. We loved the little biscuits. Our appetizers of tuna tartare and ponchatoula strawberry salad were both delicious. The tuna tartare had an amazing flavor and the strawberries in the salad were some of the best I have ever eaten. One of us had the Scalibut - it was so delicious I wish I could eat it every day. The presentation was beautiful and the pea sauce was like a happy dance :). The other person had parmesan crusted sheepshead with Meyer lemon buerre blanc. Again, the flavor and presentation were both fantastic. The fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce was the perfect compliment. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine - the wine list isn't extensive but more than adequate. Sadly we didn't have room for dessert. Overall, this was a chart topper for us! Definitely as must if you visit New Orleans.

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jenniferc
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary so there were special little touches along the way!

The service was absolutely perfect and our food was to die for. I had the absolute best blackened swordfish I've ever had.

Treat yourself to a night out at GW Fins. You will not regret it!!

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DanielU
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Service & Menu Offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 10 year anniversary. I loved how all the waiters told us happy anniversary. We felt pretty special! The food was amazingly delicious! We will be back, for sure! Restaurant was a great atmosphere and very clean.

MD
MarkD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience.lobster dumplings-amazing as well as the crispy pork belly. Parmesan crusted fish with crab meat - incredible.

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Zeke
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kenny was great. Everyone had a different fish fir dinner and they were all amazing. Pork belly and lobster dumplings to start, awesome!

NR
vipNoraR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The service was impeccible. And the management was solicitous and stepped up to make the entire room's experience better by telling an oblivious family that their screaming 2-year old shouldn't be allowed to continue to ruin the ambiance and experience of the other 100 people in there.

MD
MichelleD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely spectacular experience from beginning to end. Brenda navigates us through the menu with gracious expertise.

Every appetizer, entree & dessert was beautifully presented and delicious.

We look forward to our next dining experience at GW Fins

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 14392 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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