GW Fins

4.9
14965 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats & ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, & dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, & 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 & national & local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe & featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness & 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, & Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 3 Course Pre fixe Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    $95.00 3 course pre fixe menu (plus sales tax and gratuity)

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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 14965 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing , best soft shell crab in New Orleans . Our server Ashley was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection. Will be going back soon .

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my bestie for her bday. And we have both been several times before. GW Fins is to me an absolute staple of New Orleans food and culture. This is a place where every time you go it’s better than the last. Our time was an abustle charm. Alexis was our server. She was incredible listened and delivered on every note. My friend remembered the back waiter from the night before (it’s her fave spot. Yeah she did two nights in a row) and he was so charming and kind. The absolute best atmosphere you can ask for happened today. Truly my favorite gem in the quarter. From the time you walk in and are greeted by the hosts till the moment you exist you will be made to feel like how I want people to feel when they visit New Orleans. The lobster dumplings are a must. And your server is the best at pairing your wines. If you haven’t been just go now.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything including the staff attention was first rate!!

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LanceE
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around-top shelf!!

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulously fresh fish, interesting sides, and a cut above attention to detail. Deep Ford wakame over fresh poke, what a great idea! There is an army of attentive service staff. Make your reservation in advance!

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vipjuliaD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Anniversary. Amazing dinner! Our favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff amazing. A must if in New Orleans

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 25th wedding anniversary. Turned out to be the finest dining experience we have ever had. The bartender and drinks, wait staff, and the food all exceeded our highest expectations. Our server, Alexis,was fabulous and even surprised us with a special anniversary treat.

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vipFoodieScout
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be the best seafood I have ever had. The Scalibut, their own creation, was melt in your mouth delicious. The aged swordfish steak was truly a marvel of seafood genius. The service by Kenny made our special occasion that much more special. I plan to return to work through the rest of the menu. Thank you for a memorable evening!

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dkn1952
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointed. I gave it a full 48 hours after I came home from NOLA because of a personal rule to let things ride at least 48 hours when you get angered at a situation, 72 or more if you really get riled.

This one was 48. I stayed an extra day just to go to GWFin's because it has always been a favorite every time I've gone there. It was going to be a highlight.

I think it has gotten too busy and too popular. I think the labor crunch has also gotten to it, and it can't be the white sleeve high end destination place with an edge like it has been any more. It's like an expensive Bonefish Grill, hate to say it.

Nothing special about the cocktails, nothing special about the great tempura apps, except the sweet and sour sauce was too thick and overwhelming, and the signature scalibut was just creepy with the garish green and white sauce. Maybe it was the lighting.

But most disappointing was the service. We had gotten used to being a little pampered at our previous visits, but it really did seem like the servers had two or three tables too many to take care of. I am certain that is the problem, because in multiple trips to NOLA - we come down once or twice a year for great food, professionally made cocktails, and party and music - GWFins has been a highlight.

Trust me, they're going to be crazy busy, especially on weekends. Go early so you'll get better service from overworked servers. Me? I'm going to put them in the bullpen for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in New Orleans hands down.

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vipPaytonK
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 service I’ve received at a restaurant. I wish I remembered my servers name to give him props. Pork Belly was the top pork belly dish I’ve had. Great experience!!!

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JFLYNN
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service:)

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vipSonny
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul and Terrell were exceptional staff who took care of our every need.
My wife enjoyed her birthday dinner. Thank you all for an exceptional dinner and
experience.

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AlanH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Lobster Dumplings and Scallops were just as good or better.
Service from start to finish was impeccable.

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vipKCsMom
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is as fantastic? The waiters and the food were stars ⭐️

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Paulw
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at GW Fins! The service was spot on- if only they had 10 biscuit boys to constantly replenish the biscuits and butter 😂 All the food was great, the poke, remoulade, beet salad, scalibut, most amazing was the fried chicken drum - OMG!! The malty salty caramel ice cream pie was the perfect end to our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny was AMAZING !!! Always SO nice interact with people who love their job! The food and drinking were fantastic!!!

Merci beaucoup!!!

BH
BuddyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, staff was courteous and did a great job! I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great meal....

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful can't say enough about the service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Food was not good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Food, service and ambiance off the charts great!

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BrianH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest dinning experiences we've had, made even more special for our anniversary. The food was top notch and the service was perfect. I highly recommend

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WAYNET
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
Service Outstanding!
Our wait staff Outstanding!! Thanks to Fallon, made our trip!!
Food the best in years, thanks to the chief!

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vipPopaJon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was overwhelmed with the wait staff and creative offerings. Everything was wonderful! We will definitely be coming back. The barbecue shrimp and the Scallibut were are favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. We enjoyed the swordfish with mashed potatoes. The lobster dumplings were phenomenal. Adam was an attentive and friendly server even providing recommendations for our time in the city. Only small compliant was there was one loud table that weren’t considerate of other guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to New Orleans. The food was amazing and the service (Adam) was great, everyone was very hospitable. Would definitely recommend for a nicer dining experience.

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vipAmyC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! And I got my cookbook signed by Chef Tenney!

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vipDavidW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience from entry to departure. The staff seems to love what they do and the chef’s creative approach to each entree is exceptional. From Lionel sitting us down, to Ashley’s attention as our server, every attention to detail was spot on. A new New Orleans favorite for this couple.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service!

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Cyn53
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First day of vacation started out well with our dining experience at G W Fins wonderful food and the service was superb.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, especially the lobster dumplings and scalibut, were absolutely amazing and otherworldly.

Fallon (our server) was fantastic, as was her partner Omar, as well as the restaurant manager.

We will definitely be back during our next trip to New Orleans!

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FrankL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in New Orleans! Food and service are outstanding. They are so creative with their fish dishes. Great evening from start to finish!!

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Ingridnoel
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Great service. Excellent food.

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KSC8850
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had 2 wonderful entrees, prepared perfectly. 12 on a 10 scale! Our waitress, Ashley, was wonderful with suggestions and always seemed to be near, not interfering in any way. The dark and white chocolate bread pudding was incredible!

The only thing we found as a problem was the room noise…our reservation was at 8:45 and it didn’t begin to quiet down where we could somewhat comfortably converse until after 9:30…. At one point, I checked my phone’s DB meter…it was 85db!!! Ashley told us at the end of our meal that it was a bit noisier than normal that evening and that usually the sound absorption worked pretty well.

LOVED THE FOOD!!!

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KendraG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was just OK. It lacked seasoning. By far the most expensive meal we had in New Orleans but not worth the price.

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Pisces22
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and drinks were great! Great place to celebrate a special occasion

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. Difficult to decide as all choices look amazing. We ordered lobster dumplings and tuna tartar, as starters. Drum, flounder and scalibut for entrees and Brule and pretzel caramel ice cream for dessert with Kentucky coffee. Everything was amazing. Highly recommend everything. Want to go back to try entire menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and stayed two nights in the French Quarter. GW Finns was our first night and they set the bar pretty high!

We were seated on time for our 8:00PM reservation and they had decorated the table with a bit of confetti and printed a keepsake menu for us to take.

The bar is well stocked and we were able to order our favorites.

Our server was Paul, (tall Paul) and he was brilliant. He timed our dinner service perfectly and he and the rest of the staff were very attentive without being overbearing. We never waited or wanted for anything.

The food was amazing. For an appetizer we had the Lobster Dumplings. They were so tasty! A must try! My husband had the Scalibut, which was fresh and perfectly prepared. The pea shoot butter was delicious. I had the American Red Snapper with shrimp creole and crispy okra, again the fish was so fresh and cooked to perfection, the shrimp creole was very tasty but did not overpower the dish, it was delightful.

For desert we had the bread pudding, it was quite tasty.

Overall an excellent experience with obviously fresh seafood, prepared perfectly. We will be back!

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 14965 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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