GW Fins

4.9
15320 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.

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 15320 people are saying
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vipCity2Sand
New England
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! Great food, great service, great ambiance!!!

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robertp
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT! Considering COVID, things were prefect. Drinks were strong and food was timely and HOT. Thank You for a great anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms birthday

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MilesW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. Very informative about menu. Food was outstanding. Appetizers through dessert. Really enjoyed our time will return next visit to NOLA.

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MamaMac
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, too-notch service! Great wine list as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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ElaineB
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Don’t miss the biscuits- they are fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! The food and service were completely outstanding!! One of our favorite dining experiences EVER! Our waiter Melvin was so genuinely nice and attentive and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We loved him!! My meal - their specialty dish was the best meal I’ve ever had. It was expertly prepared! Highly recommend this restaurant above all others!

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding
Service was friendly
Overall an enjoyable experience

JM
vipJamesM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This resturant was a great pick. The food and the hospitality was amazing. We were celebrating our anniversary and the table was decorated with a special menu. The waitress was knowledgable and had great recommendations. My girlfriend is gluten free and this restaurant is very accommodating they even have biscuits and a seperate fryer. For dessert we had the coconut half shell which was really good the only downside was that we saw on previous reviews they decorate the plates for special occasions and ours wasnt. Overall great experience we will be back

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Fiona
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant just does everything right. Food, service, ambiance, cleanliness and scrupulous attention to every detail ensure your experience will be fabulous. These folks are on all the "Best of" lists for good reason. Go. You'll be glad you did.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Food and Atmosphere

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vipEarlC
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always super!!!

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DennisV
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time eating at G W Fins. Everything about it is wonderful. Morris our waiter was outstanding. Just a great experience every time.

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TatiannaG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, delicious food and our server Alexis was incredible! Everyone there was very helpful and checked in multiple times at our table. Highly recommend

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Bitsy
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins is a class act. The appetizers are unique and delicious, the salads are crisp and tasty, and the entrees (particularly the fish entrees) are perfectly cooked and seasoned. If you decide you have room for dessert, the selection is varied enough to satisfy the choc-a-holic and the creme brulee lover.

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vipClawre3
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every category as usual. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before Elton John Concert

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gardengirl
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in NOLA - came in for Elton John concert! The meal was wonderful, our server was very attentive and
Pleasant. Beautiful place!

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JamesE
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sleek and stylish ambiance. My wife ordered the sea scallops which were seared beautifully. I am adventurous and when confronted with something on the menu that I’ve never had before I order it. Thus was the case with the Parmesan encrusted sheepshead (it’s a fish).
I honestly believe the chef did everything he could with the dish but I would not order it again based on lack of moisture and flakiness. I do not consider this in my rating of this restaurant as I am quite sure that I would have been very pleased with any of the other entrees.

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DonnaV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the freshest and mist delicious fish! Service and food is top notch.

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Vancouver
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word….fantastic! Fins appetizer was great. Steaks melted in our mouths and the dessert was killer.

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BobH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins had a great atmosphere. The hostess was extremely pleasant. Our servers were very attentive. Now for the food.....excellent and fresh.

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Maruca81
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. My only disappointment was that I always look forward to the sizzling oysters however, I was told they don’t serve oysters anymore because it’s too taxing on staff to prepare them. I realize there is a national shortage of labor and do not hold that against the restaurant nor my review. Service, food and atmosphere are always great!

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vipPjSnick
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼so fresh and delicious. Best place for fish in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night at GW Fin's for my husband's 60th birthday dinner. Rapheal was our waiter and was outstanding! Thanks for a fabulous evening!

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MandieJ
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and exceptional food. GW Fins never disappoints!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was unbelievable! We were celebrating a birthday and the staff made us feel special in a perfectly subtle way. Our waiter, Marlin, knew the menu and made us feel comfortable and welcome! We never felt rushed, but everything happened in a timely manner. We would highly recommend!!

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vipLisaB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers: Marlin and Kendrick. Cocktails: Imperial Spritz, Top Shelf Margarita, Martini Up with a Twist. Starters: Buffalo Rock Shrimp (hold the buffalo sauce), Lobster Bisque, Poached Pear Salad, HOT BISCUITS with butter. Entrees and Sides: Gulf Rock Shrimp, Wild Redfish (with light blackening), Gulf Swordfish, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Flounder, side of Louisiana Crawfish Fritters. Wines by the Glass: Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marlborough New Zealand and Aguijon de Abeja “Bee Sting” Malbec 2019 100% Organic Patagonia Argentina. After Dinner: Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie, Pear Sorbet, Some Like It Hot, Cappuccino.

We were seated promptly at our arrival. I had forgotten my mask in the car, and fortunately the hostess stand had an extra mask. The hostess took care of paying for my parking in the Premium Parking lot less than 2 blocks away on Iberville (details on the restaurant website). Seating in the quieter small side room was ideal for our family dinner. Cocktails were brought promptly with some of the BEST HOT BISCUITS we have ever eaten. We had many biscuit refills - yes they were that good and always brought fresh out of the oven! Every item served was fresh, quality ingredients, exceptional flavor, made to order, including our special requests, with beautiful presentation, coupled with 5 star service. The meal timing was excellent - not slow and not rushed. Staff were genuine, friendly, sincere, knowledgeable, and attentive - always quick to refill water and bring more biscuits. They checked on us often to ensure everything was to our satisfaction all while not being intrusive. Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie creation looks sweet, rich, and filling, yet it is light and airy with a touch of sweetness nicely set off with the salty pretzel crust - truly unique and amazing dessert! We had an exceptional evening from start to finish and remarked to one another about GW Fins as one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Thank you! Photos: https://bit.ly/gwfinsnola

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vipGermondJ
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Top notch service. One of the best meals I have ever had. I picked this place to celebrate my birthday and was very impressed.

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vipFoodlover
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food, service and atmosphere all terrific!! Would definitely go back. Love that they had local fish and New Orleans style food. Great experience and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter and food was amazing!

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Ceri
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and great food. Gluten free options period I would totally come back here.

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vipnolalyn
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops with wild mushroom risotto was amazing!

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vipLove2eatout
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are locals and GW Fins is our very favorite restaurant in the quarter. The food is so fresh and delicious and the wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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Eat4Eat
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We all loved our dishes. The whole redfish, the drum, the flounder, the iceberg trio, the poached pear salad. Thank you for another great evening GW Fins!

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Luvsteak
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious! This is my favorite place to dine! I love that everything is fresh, like that day fresh! Marlon is the BEST WAITER EVER! He knows his stuff. He can tell you, in detail, everything on the menu! I just wish Orleans would remove the vaccine mandate so more people could experience GW Fins!

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vipJustPassingThru
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a busy night, we were seated at our reservation time. The room was filled but the service was superb and the meal was paced to our preference. It is great that in the midst of COVID staff shortages in the restaurant industry, GW Fins had a great team of professionals working. The food was superb. We particularly enjoyed the chilled Gulf shrimp appetizer; a surprising combination with grapefruit that is the best cold shrimp dish we have had in ten years.

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vipRobij
San Antonio
206 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Finn's is a very good energetic restaurant. Great ambiance. Seafood is no doubt very fresh. Service was very good. Our food came out timely and was very good. We had the Sheepshead and the Redfish. Wasn't crazy about the char marks from the grill on the Redfish,
Dessert was great. I would go back, especially during Halibut session.

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 15320 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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