GW Fins

4.9
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13270 Reviews
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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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4.9
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vipLloydA
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The staff was very gracious. Great Meal. Outstanding Service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! As always!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never let down. From the food to the service....top notch!

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vipCharlieB
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The wait staff was attentive and very polite and helpful with suggestions. The atmosphere is great. The wine selection, although not world class, had many great bottles at a variety of prices. Would eat at this restaurant anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and whole experience fabulous! One of if not the best in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The John Dory fish was excellent! Highly recommend this dish!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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elisabethp
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE GW FINS ...ALWAYS HAVE! A MUST FOR ANYONE WHO LIVES IN TOWN AND THOSE FROM OUT OF TOWN AS WELL!!

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second dinner visit within two weeks to our favorite New Orleans restaurant for a belated birthday celebration. Our server Ashley was terrific and her recommendations for food and wine were spot on. On her suggestion, I do highly recommend the BBQ Shrimp appetizer (already peeled in a sumptuous sauce - this dish is NOT messy like the traditional “with heads my wife had a huge excellently prepared Softshell Crab, delicious! Also, on their craft cocktail list, for a slight twist on the traditional Negroni recipe, I had “The Bienville” (up Martini style), ingredients of Maker’s Mark, sweet vermouth, and Peychaud’s Apertivo - excellent! Thank you GW Fins for another memorable evening.

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Katteen
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad this was our first real restaurant experience since restaurants have reopened! The food was spectacular, from the Fins Wings to the Scalibut, and the best bread pudding in the city! Their MW-tini cocktail is also exceptional. Amazing service, with the friendliest staff!

JB
vipJodyB
37 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked in I knew this was going to be a special treat. The service was impeccable the food was absolutely delicious and exceptional. The lobster Raviolis and the barbecue shrimp appetizers are delicious. The short rib was fall off the bone tender and delicious and the parmesan crusted fish was excellent. GW Fins should not be missed on your next trip to New Orleans.

KW
KyleW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say how much I enjoyed this meal enough. Food was perfect and service was perfect. GW Fins is one of the best places in town, and they really showed it with the experience they provided for my party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasant and delicious experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal every time!

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Bsprague
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always GW Fins impresses. Even during to social distancing restrictions everything was perfect for our 13th consecutive year celebrating our anniversary with GWFins.
Thank you

DD
DougD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restuarants of all time. They were great before Covid, they remained great even with all the challenges. Thank you for everything you do!!

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vipSharonT
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
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.

LN
LyssaNg
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding dining experience at GW Fins. We come here to celebrate all of our special occassions. The staff truly knows how to make you feel special and your experience memorable. I love coming here because they are very consistence with their quality of food, excellent service and the delicious BISCUITS! This truly is our favorite Nola restaurant.

LS
vipLizStelz
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNdnfan
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GWFins handled the COVID-19 issues well without being overbearing on the diners. Tables were well spaced, servers were masked, and I felt they did great.

AC
vipAndreaC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my and the hubby's favorite restaurant in NOLA. After moving back earlier this month and during yh we weird Covid-19 times, it was just as we remembered. The perfect first meal back out.

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viplovetoeat
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
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 on May 22, 2020
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 on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience & great food.

o
vipolemissbabies
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and fabulous- the best!

LS
vipLanceS
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. This was our first time back since the Covid quarantine and they are just as great as before. We will return again soon.

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Bigos
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!!!♥️

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
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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vipfrankiec
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time since close down because of covid. Food was delicious. Restaurant was clean and doing all of the correct processes to protect spread.

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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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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and longtime customers and we were elated to dine again in the fabulous GW Fins following their COVID-19 reopening of the dining room. Owner Gary Wollerman is the preeminent New Orleans restauranteur, in my opinion, always onsite working the front of the house, ably assisted by his family and staff, and he is a resilient businessman, surviving through 9/11, Katrina, and COVID-19. His leadership of staff was evident by a fully-staffed restaurant; and, we are inspired by his community involvement. Oh, the food and libations are great, always fresh, and the menu changes daily to showcase their best offerings of each day. Our appetizer favorites were the Tuna Tar Tar and Lobster dumplings; entrees were Louisiana Grouper (over a shrimp creole rice and sauce) and Pecan-crusted fish with asparagus. We finished with succulent chocolate mouse and creme brulee desserts. Lastly, our tip of the hat to the bartender for very cold Martini and Manhattan cocktails and to server Ghost G and backwaiters for friendly and fast service. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Note: Restaurant staff are always masked; as patrons, we wore masks upon entering and leaving the restaurant, respectful of safe distancing guidelines. The spaced-seating arrangement reflects current 25% occupancy guidelines as of our dining date of May 17, 2020.

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

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 13270 OpenTable diners.

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