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 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for Valentine's Day, Please note we do have a 24hr. cancellation policy. There is a fee of $20 per person if your party is a no show.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 12925 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
service
4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Cocktails could have been better.

RS
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and made sincere recommendations. I think his name was Kevin.

e
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Can’t wait to come back!

SL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and excellent tasting, ceviche, tuna tartare and seafood dishes. A friend recommended GW Fins and now I am recommending it to others!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in New Orleans. Seated in the “VIP room” where we could carry on a conversation at a normal tone of voice. (More restaurant diners should learn that yelling in a restaurant is bad manners.)

BG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived ten minutes before 5 pm and had a premeal drink at the bar. Staff was inviting. When table was ready, staff found us and we were shown to our table. Starters were just right in quantity and tasty. Dinner was not hurried but timely. Meal was superb. I highly recommend GW Fins to all visiting New Orleans.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Food is always good. Thank you for another great experience!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday and would go back in a heart beat.....the fried snapper belly was out of this world and the scalibut will change your mind if your not big on fish. This is a must go while in the big easy.

SP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins was wonderful! My husband and I were completely pleased with our experience. The food was delicious and fresh, and even though it's a higher-priced place, the portions were quite generous and we left full. I loved how many local options they had on the menu as well!

D
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! From the hostess to the "biscuit deliverer" to our top-notch professional waiter Anthony, GW Fins delivers!!! We came a year ago and said we had to come back..it's now an annual tradition - we would come to NOLA just for GW Fins! If you love seafood and being treated well but also like family, this is the place!

D
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and overall service was great. I might recommend that staff not stand around talking as it added to a noisy restaurant. Definitely recommend in NO.

PK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent. The experience at both the bar and the dining area was above expectation. Food was by far the highlight of the whole dining experience, at it should be. We asked the waiter for recommendations, and he was very accommodating to explain the menu, ideas, and recommendations. Others have stated this is a loud atmosphere, but we found it to be lower crowd noise volumes compared to other venues of the same design. Highly recommend if you are wanting a more upscale dining evening.

JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Service was fair. Definitely would go back again.

SE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was GREAT (Kevin)! Lobster dumpling appetizer was one of the best dishes we've ever eaten. Scalibut and Sheepshead were good but not great. The sauce on both were almost non-existent and sadly not room temperature. Crème Brulee was good but very small portion.

j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service to food was outstanding. We had Salmon and Scallops as well as the creme brulee. My only change would be the table was so wide, there was 2 of us, that noise did impact conversation at times.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, service and overall experience!

AW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome and delicious meal at GW Fins. Probably one of the best meals we have ever had. Thank you for making our time in NOLA so special. We loved the biscuits! Everything was delicious but the biscuits and mashed sweet potatoes are the bomb!! Not to be missed. Service was excellent! Will definitely return.

JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our service was great! I only like fresh seafood, i can't stand a fishy taste but the Red Snapper was soooo fresh tasting we loved it and can't wait to return.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely phenomenal! From the time we walked in until the time we left we were treated like we were the only people there. I loved the atmosphere they have created in the main dining room!

CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time at GW Find. Oliver our waiter was professional and nice. Food was amazing. Next time we are in New Orleans we will definitely be back

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lobster dumplings are a must order but was a little underwhelmed by the Scalibut and the Elixir Mule tasted watered down. The service was attentive. Overall had a good experience but wouldn’t necessarily return.

BH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anticipated a very good meal from previous review of the restaurant. we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and service was very friendly, helpful and prompt. One of the best meals I have eaten in New Orleans. They are well deserved of their reputation for quality food and dining experience.

ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. The wait staff was extremely attentive and anticipated our needs before we even realized we needed something. We went for our anniversary, and the staff at GW Fins truly went out of their way to make it a wonderful, memorable evening. Plus, the food was simply phenomenal. I would go again in a heartbeat. 10/10

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! And the parmesan crusted sheepshead fish is amazing!

MC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in a city where there’s plenty of wonderful places to dine. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and not overly noisy. The service is impeccable. They pass fresh out of the oven biscuits as a welcome. The oysters are a must have. They are served in their shells that have been placed in a roaster and are heated to 500 degrees. They come out sizzling hot.
All of the entrees are fabulous. The Scalibut tops my list, though.
And save room for the Salty Malty! It’s worth it!!!

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juste excellent! Nourriture, ambiance service... bon rapport qualité prix

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D
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best time at GW Fin’s. Everyone working there was so wonderful, our server Paul was fantastic. They even went above and beyond when we told them we were in NOLA for our Honeymoon. Would go back, and recommend again and again.

EK
Denver
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. The server was very pleasant and helpful. We started with the outstanding lobster dumplings. My wife had the Scalibut. I had the red snapper with dirty rice. Both entrees were excellent. We finished with the bread pudding which was perfect.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had poached pear salad and Tuna main, both excellent

N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a reservation but still had to wait about 20 minutes past reservation time. Other than that we were very pleased - excellent food and service at our table.

JB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins is an excellent seafood restaurant in the French Quarter. The ambiance is very pleasant and the service could not have been better. The food is delicious and perfectly prepared. I had a wonderful beet salad to start and then moved on to the scallops and risotto for my entree. I would recommend both dishes. Dessert was a delightful bread pudding. GW Fins is a perfect place to dine while in New Orleans. Make reservations for the dining room but the same menu is available at the bar if you can’t get a last minute reservation. Definitely go.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!

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MM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have dinner at Fins when we’re in NOLA. This visit was to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff went above and beyond to make our dining experience a truly exceptional experience. The food and service were superb as always.

LS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent and attentive service, nice ambiance...perfect for a special dinner!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Main courses were just average seafood. The starters of fun cheeks and tuna tartare were the best things we had.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in NOLA.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Jason, uniquely local preparation and absolutely delicious

A
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Scallops were so good. Served with a mushroom risotto. Husband had salmon which was also good. The dessert- Samoa-was to die for.

J
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my wife's favorite restaurant in New Orleans. We have come to expect fabulous food, great service and a unique experience. This meal was in the afternoon of the College Football Playoff final game so the city was full of people. GW Fins opened especially for this event. With all the craziness going on in the streets, Fins provide yet another perfect meal. From start to finish we felt that we were special guests and management checked regularly to make sure everything was going well. We could not have asked for a better experience. Of course it helped that LSU won the game.

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