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GW Fins

4.9
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13431 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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 & Wine, Southern Living, and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

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  • 3-course COOLinary Menu

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     $39.00 per person
    Aug 1 - Sep 13, 2020 · Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Enjoy our 3-course COOLinary Menu for only $39 (plus tax & gratuity), created by Executive Chef Michael Nelson using this season's freshest, local seafood and ingredients!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13431 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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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTerre
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on!! Top of my list in the Qtr!! Had dinner with friends for the 1st time since Mardi Gras...life has been crazy the last few months. Was a great reunion with amazing food!!!

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nola
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable wait staff.
Food was prepared wonderfully, both for taste and appearance. Superb combinations of flavors!
Amazing desserts.
Great choice for special occasions!

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Stephaniedinnerreviews
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at GW Fins! The red snapper ceviche was fresh and delicious. The salty malty ice cream pie is a must have!

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hunt4it
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal starting with lobster dumplings and a great chocolate dessert. Had a nice wine selection across various price ranges and the halibut dish they are know for was delicious. Lots of good choices in NOLA for food and this is certainly one to put on your must list.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly, drinks were good and food was outstanding. A bit pricey for how much food you get but would definitely go back and will recommend to friends/ family

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently impressive and the staff are on top of everything - GW Fins never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and Ashley was exceptional. The Red Snapper was perfect . Lobster dumplings were delicious and the creme brûlée’ was the best I’ve ever had . They even had kid portions which was a huge plus .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny was an excellent waiter! The food was wonderful.

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BarryT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Soft shell crab, lobster dumplings, and the seared tuna were all so good! Nice presentation too. It was our anniversary and they brought chocolates w a candle & our menu was engraved w our name & anniversary on it! Top notch restaurant!

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vipKelaxelrad
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding as always! always a go to for my family, as they are so accommodating with my gluten allergy! a delicious meal was enjoyed by all!

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vipNOLAeatz
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was fantastic! I’d recommend Ashley as she is extremely pleasant to work with. The entire staff is extremely professional, welcoming and accommodating! I can’t find ANYTHING wrong with Fins, not that we’re particular, but we rarely find a restaurant that is as close to flawless as you can get. I encourage you to explore the menu before you choose Fins to ensure that suits your appetite. This is a seafood restaurant, not a steakhouse that serves seafood or a traditional NOLA restaurant where everything is deep fried or drenched in seasoning. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience with FRESH food combined with an array of flavors and textures, then you’ve found the gem that’s known as GW Fins! Enjoy!

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viptboo
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant. Food always consistently fantastic. Cordell was on top of his game!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was nothing short of amazing. The pork belly with watermelon as a starter is a must. We had the Wagu ribeye and salibut with an additional side of mushroom risotto. The best dinner we had during our stay in New Orleans.

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vipJCNOLA
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, perfection. These are difficult times, but GW Fins still doesn’t skip a beat. Friendly professional service. Divine food. Welcoming attitude. Eager to please. Always a new menu. Tried tilefish for the first time and it was delicious! As was everything the 4 of us had. Can’t wait for the day we can actually hug!

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vipTkjacobson
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! Food is incredible every time and the servers make you feel like family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit. The first was good but this visit was great. Delicious food and friendly staff. We will visit again for sure.

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Maddox
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavor profile. Many accentuating flavors. Decent portions and great service.

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Calico
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were superb, from the moment we arrived until we departed. The menu selection is great and the chef easily accommodates gluten free diners. All COVID requirements were followed so we felt safe throughout our time there. The 3 course Coolinary menu is quite a deal. Of course, the regular menu is fabulous too. We've been here many times....do not hesitate to go. Locals can find parking on nearby streets.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server Kenny was such a pleasure! Will definitely be back again!

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GreysonR
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a local I’ll Tell you this is as good as it gets for seafood in the city. Chef Tinney just knocks it out of the park every time. As good as the food is, the service is better. Had our first anniversary dinner Friday night and they were nice enough to make us collectible menus and decorate our table. The menu changes daily, but you’ll likely find the scalibut which you should get. For apps, try salmon carpaccio for a cold dish or lobster dumplings for a hot dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most likely my favorite restaurant in NOLA!

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ColeC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and experience (as always)! Made our anniversary special. Gary Wollerman runs a top notch restaurant with ample social distancing during these difficult times! Kudos to him and his team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite as usual. Quality always the same and the chefs dishes are delicious. Save all your WW points!!!

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vipbriank
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, outstanding food and warm, friendly service in a spacious Covid setting.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Went for dinner with husband and children. The service was excellent, and the food amazing! Plus all in a very safe environment!

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GregF
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal

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EatOutAlot
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding treat!!! We love this place and have never been disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is top notch!

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TimR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent!

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great summer Coolinary menu; and service by Paul and team was flawless. We love GW Fins!

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with amazing food. Food prices are an absolute steal for customers.

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Rich
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Everything was excellent!! We love Fins. Service was Awesome!!!!!!

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MitchellL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service I have ever had! Perfect place

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LuigiM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. The soft shell crab was divine and the tuna tartare excellent. The Shalibut dish was exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in New Orleans and GW Fins was highly recommended. Great service and the desserts exquisite!

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TXPV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, the food was fantastic and the staff did a wonderful job under difficult circumstances. We felt very comfortable with the spacing of the tables and the staff wearing masks properly. I particularly appreciated that our server paid me (the female in the party) as much attention as my male date. Even in 2020, that rarely happens. Kudos to GW's!

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CarlosV
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding.. As well as the cocktails.. I’ll come back next time I’m in town..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner - they made it extra special! Food and service were wonderful. We had a perfect evening!

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AprilS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience all around. Food was fantastic and service was spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food!

FAQs

GW Fins does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 13431 OpenTable diners.

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