GW Fins

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$50 and over
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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 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal every time!

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vipSharonT
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for opening. So sad to see all the great restaurants in New Orleans closed. Your food is always delicious and the atmosphere is great.

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vipLizStelz
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service as usual. They also did an excellent job with distancing and cleanliness. Highly recommend!

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viplovetoeat
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very happy birthday celebration at GW fins. I felt very comfortable enjoying a delicious dinner. All employees wore masks and all diners wore masks if they were not sitting at the table. It could not have been better.

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AliL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SPECTACULAR ON EVERY LEVEL AND EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS especially given this crazy time we’re in. Made it feel as normal and seem less and possible. Masks made it kinda hard to hear server at times but it is what it is

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience & great food.

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vipolemissbabies
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and fabulous- the best!

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Bigos
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best ingredient contacts in the business give the kitchen a leg up even before their culinary skills kick in. Fab recipes and brilliant execution. A wine list with good depth, variety and quality, all with price-point in mind. So good wine value, though a somm is missing. Wait staff is trained and executes -- to Commander's standards. Not a left-handed compliment! Many veteran servers and support staff. You can remember names.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!!!♥️

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Finns is our favorite restaurant in the world! We travel extensively, and you will not find better service or cuisine anywhere!

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vipDAVIDF
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night at Fins, the staff was very helpful and the service was great as usual, the food was fantastic .
Lobster dumplings, Tempura wings are my favorite.

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Sm1234
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was friendly and professional.

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AmyE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing meal. Great service from our server, Fallon. Highly recommend the lobster dumplings, Parmesan crusted drum, mushroom risotto....really everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We were so happy to be able to be back at Finns. We started when they opened.

Last night compliance with New Orleans rules for reopening was perfect. Of course it is odd with only 25% capacity in a restaurant that is always packed.

Happy that long term staff could come back. Those that took care of us were truly grateful.

Thanks to Gary and his team. We had a wonderful experience.

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viplmcimeyers
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef and staff were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions and produced a Devine meal!!!!!

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riverrat
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second day open after lockdown and it’s like the restaurant never missed a beat!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipVanessa
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say GW was absolutely delicious, from the tuna tacos, crawfish fritters, gumbo, Scalibut to the Rigatoni all was fresh, hot and delicious. Thank you for one of the best meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always had great food, drink, and service here!

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MichaelF
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit. The food and staff are phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the most unacceptable restaurant experience I have ever had. Our waiter and the manager refused to serve us a bottle of wine claiming one member of my party was “showing signs of inebriation.” This could not have been further from the truth and he was simply tired looking from a long day out in the sun, which I explained to no avail. Nothing was said when we arrived, when the menu was explained, or even when the waiter came for our food order. We obviously walked out and had no issue at the place we eventually dined at. This place will never get my business. Pretentious and snobby do not begin to explain the attitude.

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SCOTTE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great takes on Southern inspired seafood. Fresh and tasty. Very complementary wine list by the glass as well as bottles.

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner experience was wonderful. Service was exceptional, The food was outstanding. One of the best dinner I have ever had in NOLA. Would go again.

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beantime
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had their famous scalibut(halibut with scallops on top) 5 years ago and talked about since. Just returned in March of 2020 and had it again and probably will talk about it for another 5 years! Lol.

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vipSFCF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, environment, location. What more could you want?

Lobster dumplings and Scalibut are both ever bit as good as all the "best of" restaurant magazines say they are. Scallilbut is a particularly clever dish, using the scallops as a caramel-y crust for the halibut. As fantastic as those two dishes were, the sizzling smoked oysters might have been the best thing I ordered. Presentation was off the charts. Seafood Gumbo - good. Bread pudding (white chocolate) was the best of the three bread puddings I had in NOLA (other two were Brigsten's and Commander's Palace, not lightweight places). Beautiful restaurant and best service I had in NOLA

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DavidK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary. When we got seated and our table had a paper menu rolled with our names on it with a happy anniversary on it. Sometimes it’s just the little things that make a big impression.

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MikeS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent and affordable dining experience. The service and food was above par. I would definitely come back

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TaraS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! Jason was our server and it was phenomenal! We were visiting from Canada.. he gave amazing recommendations and was so hospitable!
The food was so good! Especially the lobster dumplings!
Thanks again for the great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the foods were delicious

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TG66
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated my “50-something” birthday here on Saturday March 14th. I had high expectations going in, and the chef and staff exceeded them. Roderick our waiter was especially exceptional. We hope to be back and will highly recommend to all who visit NOLA as a can’t miss dining experience. Thank you for making my birthday extra special.

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vipSherryE
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in New Orleans!

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TommyL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Lobster dumpling appetizer is a "don't miss"! Every enjoyable evening.

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GRPII
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! !

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DennisR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipTommyboySA
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal in a very pretty room with excellent service. You won’t go wrong here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Valentines date while on Spring Break

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MollyP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at GW Finns for the first time on the recommedation of a friend who said it was the best restaurant she ever ate at. She was right. Wow! What a great meal we had. If you like oysters check out their Sizzling smoked oyster appetizer. It was like no other oyster dish I have ever had. Beautifully presented and absolutely deleicious. I had the Parmesan Crusted Sheepshead which was perfectly prepared and a very generous portion. A fun addition to our table were the Louisiana Crawfish Fritters. Our table of 4 got 2 orders of those and were happy we did. We dined during the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. They were doing all they could to clean in between guests wiping down every chair from top to bottom and using one time use paper menus. I will come back to there again next time I visist New Orleans.

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

GW Fins is rated 4.8 stars by 13249 OpenTable diners.

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