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GW Fins

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Fri, 10/18
8:00 PM

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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Menu

HOT APPETIZERS
11
Lobster Dumplings
White fish mousseline, tomatoes, lobster butter
14
Barbeque Shrimp
Deglazed with Abita Amber, goat cheese grits
12
Crispy Pork Belly
Compressed watermelon, ginger slaw
12
Tempura Fin Wings
Spicy green apple slaw, Vietnamese glaze
10
Seafood Gumbo
Shrimp, crab, long grain rice
13
Snapper Belly
Crispy noodle salad, Korean glaze
15
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Jicama slaw, tamarind coulis
CHILLED APPETIZERS
12
#1 Yellowfin Tartare
Mango, avocado, wasabi, pine nuts
12
Red Snapper Ceviche
Aji Amarillo, yucca chips, habanero sorbet
12
Firecracker Tuna Tacos
Ginger slaw, avocado aioli, wasabi caviar
10
House Cured Salmon Carpaccio
Dill, citrus, capers, pickled mustard seed
SALADS
12
Shrimp Remoulade
Chilled Louisiana shrimp, roasted red peppers, fried green tomato, frisee
10
Triple Iceburg Wedge
Blue cheese & bacon, thousand Island & tomato, creamy basil & shrimp
10
Apple & Endive
Red grapes, candied walnuts, micro celery, Waldorf dressing, cider gastrique
10
Poached Pear
Covey Rise Farms greens, Danish bleu cheese, pecans, blueberries, sherry vinaigrette
ENTRÉES
31
American Red Snapper
Sauteed, local long grain rice, Louisiana shrimp creole, crispy okra
31
Blackened Swordfish
Sauteed spinach, fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, chili hollandaise, corn butter
28
Jumbo Fried Soft Shell Crab
Sweet corn spoonbread, Blue crab maque choux, country ham, roasted corn butter
38
Scalibut
GW Fins original, Halibut, Sea Scallops, Royal Red shrimp risotto, snow peas, pea shoot butter
28
Sheepshead
Chicken cracklin' crust, Chanterelles, whipped butternut squash, green beans, pecans, brown butter
31
Local Yellowedge Grouper
Wood grilled, sweet potato hash, Chipotle butter, pineapple basil glaze, crispy plantains
32
#1 Louisiana Yellowfin Tuna
Seared rare, stir fried vegetables, sticky rice, sweet soy butter
31
Spearfished Cobia
Wood grilled, Thai style Mirliton slaw, Blue crab fritters, house pepper jelly, citrus chili oil
28
Wasabi Crusted Gulf Wahoo
Seared rare, pickled ginger slaw, sticky rice, sweet soy butter
32
Parmesan Crusted Flounder
Sauteed, asparagus, jumbo lump crab, grilled lemon, crispy capers, brown butter
SIDES
9
Chanterelles & Tomato
Soft polenta
8
Summer Succotash
Our local farmer's best
7
Dirty Rice
Chicken liver debris, pan gravy
8
Mushroom Risotto
Parmesan, wild mushroom butter
6
Watermelon & Feta
Micro watercress, balsamic
6
Roasted Cauliflower
Brown butter, Sumac
DESSERTS
9
Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie
Pretzel crust, caramel whipped cream
9
Samoa
Coconut sorbet, chocolate shell, coconut shortbread, caramel drizzle
8
Pumpkin Panna Cotta
Hard apple cider caramel, pepita rocher
8
White Chocolate & Caramel Bread Pudding
Dark chocolate chunks, pecans, whipped cream
10
Creme Brulee
Fresh fruit
8
Chocolate Mousse Bombe
Raspberry Coulis
6
House Made Fruit Sorbets
About
Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Executive Chef Michael 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 variety are two of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily and has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune (4 beans), Food & Wine, Southern Living and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.
PRICE RANGE
$50 - $58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Service was very attentive , food was more than delish ... we stayed in the french quarter so it was walkable ...we highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank griffsgram
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Returned to GW Fins after many years and was extremely pleased that that everything was just excellent. My husband and I shared the lobster dumpling. I could have licked the plate it was so good. For my entree I had the Scalibut which was delish...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Cindy9480
Reviewed yesterday

I read a lot of good reviews about GW Fins. I am a real foodie and I have to add that I have a tendency to be highly critical when it comes recommended establishments. It was my 40th birthday and I was really looking forward...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Murphtak
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had read great reviews so had to check out this highly rated place. The restaurant is vibrant, but really noisy. I am not usually sensitive to this, but wow it was loud as it was packed on a Sunday night. Service was top notch,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank OrangeYellowJacket
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful attentive staff. Excellent menu. Chef is amazing !! Red snapper was perfection. New orleans at it's finest

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall a great venue and really good selection of options. Sadly the cobia was unavailable after being told it was but the sheepshead was an unexpected treat. The only let down was the service which was quite hit and miss. Definitely worthwhile

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank CORUM68
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite very good reviews and an interesting menu, GW Fins surprised us. All five women, several of whom are good cooks and all of whom are discriminating eaters, were disappointed in every dish—the descriptions were all much better than the food.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank WIllied425
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best fresh fish! Get the house special halibut/scallop!! Quality service, quality door and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank PaulaRVeroBeachFL
Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was impeccable; food amazing, fresh and well prepared. Really enjoyed our evening with friends!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank COredhead
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, wonderful ambiance, great place to dine in the French Quarter. The menu is created fresh daily and you can tell. Service was exceptional. Would definitely go back! Lobster dumplings, scalibut and filet!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 1306tjw
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Navigate09340385025
September 30, 2019|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
Yes, we will happily prepare your local catch. We ask that you deliver it to the restaurant no later than 3:00 pm on the day that you are dining with us. Please let us know if you are planning on doing this when you make... More
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btm24
July 29, 2019|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your interest in dining with us at GW Fins. We offer our full menu and service at the bar itself as well as at three high top tables in the bar. The bar top is managed and sat by the bartenders, and the... More
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Road89541
July 28, 2019|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
Hi, Babies and young children are more than welcome to dine with us. We have high chairs and booster seats available. We look forward to serving you soon!
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