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GW Fins

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13566 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.

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 13566 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, from the cocktails to the food to the service. Always a great experience.

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TBKB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Lobster Fest was a hit. Tried three of the Lobster specials and all were outstanding.

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scottw
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets. The best restaurant that we have eaten in since this crazy virus thing started. Every facet of the meal was exceptional

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LaurieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was awesome. Highly recommend!!!

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KennethS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. I've never been disappointed and neither will you.

JC
vipJeanneC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Girlfriend dinner. Very fun! Came for the lobster feast.

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PatrickT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and arguably some of the best food we’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a nice restaurant that’s a little more on the formal side, please go here.

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vipbriank
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You manage to out-do yourselves everytime we eat with you. Outstanding presentation of lobster done every way we like them

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Would recomend for anyone planning to visit New Orleans.

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GregY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and personnel. Impressed w their to-go order operation to adjust to this unique time. The complimentary biscuits were the best!
We’ll be back.

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ChuckC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Service and food was excellent. Will be going again for sure.

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vipJayEdward
New Orleans
94 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is first-rate here, including the adaptations to deal with the virus. I decided to order my first barracuda and was very happy I did. We were safe, very well fed, and eager to return to one of the city's great restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service wonderful as always

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BradC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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Jernell
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was spectacular

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JoeK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the fourth time we’ve been to Fins and once again we were pleased. We had the Crispy Snapper Belly and Lobster Carbonara for appetizers which were both super delicious. We had the Scallops and the Crusted Parmesan Halibut for entrees and both were wonderful. If you’ve never been there before I would however, recommend you try the Scallibut. It is one of the best items we’ve had there. The tuna tacos are a great appetizer also. We just wanted to try something different this time and we were not disappointed. For desserts we had the Samoa and the Bread Pudding. The Samoa was exceptionally yummy. The Coconut Sorbet was so creamy I didn’t think we were eating Sorbet and the Bread Pudding was near perfection. I’d order both again.

In summary. If you go here you will enjoy your dinner regardless of what you get, you’ll have great service, and you’ll get those yummy biscuits they serve with you meal. It’s a great restaurant. You should go.

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Kentucky
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum- very delicious

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vipFoodie
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was good, and our wait staff was very good, but as my husband went to sit in the booth he pulled his mask down, at which point the hostess very rudely admonished him that masked at to be worn at all times unless seated. This was completely uncalled for, we almost got up and left she was so rude. The rest of the visit was worth staying for.

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Nice
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!

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DGHTX
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out in a long time! Menu is full of winners and staff all were sincere in their excellent service! Get over there and be ready for an outstanding experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lobster was over cooked

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vipStephenR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid date

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MikeJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th visit to GW Fins. We have travelled the world and this is our number one restaurant.
Marlon (waiter) is wonderful and friendly and makes great suggestions on the food and wine choices!! He really completes the experience. Thank you to all of the team at GW Fins.

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vipfinediner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow...everything about our dinner was excellent. The COVID protocols clearly being followed, professional service with a sense of humor and OUTSTANDING food, what more can you ask? This establishment should be so proud of their employees, as I am sure they are! Attitude and service like this comes from the culture at the top. Oh, and the food...apple salad, swordfish and salty-malty pie...oh my! Let's not forget the delicious cocktail...lemon sage something that was swoon worthy. I can't wait to find myself back in New Orleans to have another go at the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience with my wife and our two toddlers!

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cn4606
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The restaurant lack the atmosphere it use to have without the decor. It does not have the feel it use to have. The food was good but it did not have the special touch like it use to have. Before, the fish would have better crust and grill marks and the biscuit was softer with a brush of butter on it to make it glow.

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vipHaroldP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are following all Covid guidelines, we felt very safe ........and the food was delicious!! The chef made a special vegetarian meal for my husband and our server Brenda was lovely!

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vipIris1120
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always and they were wonderful about preparing mine dairy free.

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vipBobby
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food, fantastic experience

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YaleC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Orleans. Went with my wife and we both had an amazing dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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KenK
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Coolinary experience at GW Fins. Food is always outstanding. Everything handled well during COVID.

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JuJu
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice. Our server Ron was very helpful and considerate. we really enjoyed our food. in fact we made reservations to go back in a couple of weeks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always delicious! My favorite seafood/fish restaurant in the city. Top notch all the way!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Staff made sure we had full drinks the whole time. We loved everything. Definitely in my top 5 restaurant.

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KP1288
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. The staff was friendly and super accommodating. Love it!

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all three ordered fish entrees, red snapper, blackened swordfish, & Yellowfin Tuna & every single dish was amazing! The fish was cooked to perfection. My family couldn’t say enough wonderful things about this place. Oh, the biscuits were some of the best homemade biscuits! We were never left unattended for 5 minutes, always making sure everything was perfect for us. One of the best in New Orleans! You all have a piece of my heart! Don’t lose sight of them magic you all are making! 💛

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service matched our pre-Covid experience, which is no small feat! They did a great job with mask usage by staff and proper distancing of tables. I love the Lobster Ravioli, and could make them a meal. They also did a nice birthday celebration for my husband on short notice.

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TaraD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. Marlon was our server and was so knowledgeable about the menu. We were able to order the fin appetizer that was incredible. We each had to calamri appetizer and it was the most tender and flavorful. I recommend this restaurant to all of my out of town friends and family. Love, love, love it!

FAQs

GW Fins does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. GW Fins also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 581-3467.

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 13566 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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