GW Fins

4.9
14576 Reviews
$50 and over
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 and Wine, Southern Living, and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Experiences

  • New Orleans Restaurant Week

    $45.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2021

    Make plans to join us for New Orleans Restaurant Week - June 21-27! As is the case with our daily menu, our 3-course Restaurant Week Menu will be printed every afternoon to include the freshest catch that day. The menu is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations can be made online or over the phone. We look forward to serving you!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14576 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NoahD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All waiters, waitresses, and servers were unbelievably nice, personable, and open to conversation. The food was beautiful and delicious. One of my favorite dining experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a must eat when you are in New Orleans!! Best fish hands down!! Service is excellent and dessert is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not compliment the management and staff enough. We celebrated my boyfriends birthday here last night and it was amazing from start to finish.

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MB108
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food. Impeccable service from Alexis and the entire team of wait staff! Fave mean so far in our eating tour of NOLA!

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jimr
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent in all respects. dinning there for a lot of years very consistent

BS
BeverlyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food, beautifully presented

GJ
GreggJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

JL
JeffL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. The food was incredible and the waitress was very knowledgeable and a great help when picking menu items. We will definitely be back!

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EnergySaavy
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Kenny, our server, was absolutely fantastic. He took the evening over the top!

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mitchd123
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Having enjoyed 5 star restaurants in many cities across the globe, GW Fins is a solid 5 star restaurant. For example when my wife and I walked in with black pants on, and they swapped white napkins to black napkins. The food was expertly prepared and not loaded with salt and fat to add flavor.

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vipDateNightSuccess
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was exquisite. The dry-aged, blackened swordfish was unique and truly superb.

LJ
LJean
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had before dinner cocktails, very good! The lobster dumplings are outstanding.
Both entrees we chose were excellent. This is a great New Orleans restaurant n

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KarlaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had are 20th wedding anniversary there and GW Fins made it very special. We even got a semi private dining room! Planning to go every year. Food was fabulous!!

LH
LesleyHB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to GW Fins several times since 2005 for special occasions. This time I had the soft shell crab which was on top of corn muffin and maque choux, it was exceptional, the crab was cooked just right and the maque choux and corn muffing accentuated it. We also had the fin wings and of course the lobster dumplings which were also amazing. I have consistently enjoyed everything I have had. I also had the pork belly with watermelon which is so delicious. I never thought I would like this combination but this is another tasty appetizer. We had 4 apppetizers and 3 entrees and i cannot say enough about the food it is par excellence. The service is also first class. I love GWFins and I will continue to recommend it to others.

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CindyO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite meal and impeccable service! My first dine-in meal since the beginning of COVID! Happy to have had my “resurrection” experience with out of state friends at GW Fins. Special thanks to the chefs, our waiter Marlon, Mgr. Nicole, and the other male manager whose name I did not get. I WILL be back! Thank you all so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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Breana
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Incredible service, well timed meal and food was A+++++

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The favorite meal while in New Orleans and the serve Mountain Valley Water!

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GinnyG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and good ambience, moderately loud; enthusiastic but slow service. We waited 1 hour to get our entree. Formidable wine list at reasonable prices. The coconut sorbet was outstanding; we’ve never had anything comparable.

RD
RetirementDinner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a multi city road trip, with 2 night stop in New Orleans. From the time we stepped in the door we were treated as if we were the guests of honor. Oliver, our server, was attentive but not overbearing. From the available wines, the exceptional fish dishes and dessert, the meal was beyond expectations. Highly recommend the Scalibut and Parmesan Encrusted Sheepshead.

JP
JamesP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff made the birthday boy’s experience top tier! Will definitely be returning.

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vipSuperman09
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Little did I know that GW fins will take it to heart. This is the first time the restaurant staff took the time to find out who the celebrant is and greet them. There were confetti on the table - little gesture but made the day of the celebrant. Food was great. Service was impeccable. Cardell was our server. He was attentive and knew how to respond to my sense of humor. I definitely recommend GW fins and we’ll come back when I’m in NOLA again.

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12stringman
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scalubut was amazing and so was the sheepshead. . We have eaten there on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. You can't get fresher tasting fish anywhere. Best biscuits in the world!

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Jimmy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love GWF. They made the birthday person feel extra special and they accommodated not my request to sit in a perimeter table due to hearing challenges. Food, and service are an A+. Thanks GWF for making our NOLA trip extra special.

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Codger
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant, excellent service, interesting and wonderfully prepared food.
The Ceviche was a joy and will be the gold standard that we judge others by. We must eat to live but meals designed to lift the spirit feeds our souls. We were very fortunate have been here on an evening when the stars aligned.

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PixieK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss the Scalibut with shrimp risotto. Amazing

CL
vipConnieL
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GW Fins is the best restaurant in New Orleans! The flavor of every dish was outstanding, service was exceptional, and we always feel welcome and appreciated.

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, dining at GW Fins is a must!

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Colette
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing…even if a bit pricey. Service was impeccable … well deserving of 25% tip. Seafood was fresh and delicious. Dessert sent us over the top, we left full and amazed at such a dining experience.

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vipsherylb
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We loved the ambiance and our waiter Marlon was fantastic!

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LaChandraL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!!

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vipjoco
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Kenneth was our server and he was outstanding. The lobster dumplings and scalibut were wonderful... can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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Wallace
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in New Orleans!!!! Always fresh and delicious!!!

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RobertL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. There were 7 or 8 main courses that I would have liked to try. The staff was attentive and friendly. Next time I am in New Orleans I will plan to eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Our server, Alexis, and the rest of the staff were fantastic. Food was delicious.

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Brittney
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone went above and beyond to ensure my partner and I had a lovely dining experience to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The wait staff was phenomenal, everyone who graced our table was lovely. Our waiter, Jason W., provided excellent recommendations and service throughout the meal. The food was presented beautifully and was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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JavierN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Superb steak

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vipJhp01
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb everything

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 14576 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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