GW Fins | Seafood Restaurant | New Orleans Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

GW Fins
Restaurants and bars
New Orleans
Open: Dinner daily
Price: Expensive

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +1 504 581 3467
Address: 808 Bienville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Country: United States
Food Style: Seafood

GW Fins is a class act. It is a stalwart on the New Orleans dining scene. However it is new enough to be transforming the traditional and outmoded style of eating in this interesting southern city.
Ten years ago people heading for New Orleans made up their eating list from the classic restaurants such as Arnaud's, Antoine's, Galatoire's and Brennan's. The food in each is almost identical and very, very Creole.
Now, these places hardly make it onto the serious foodies must-visit list. Instead they have been replaced by Bayona, GW Fins, Herbsaint and Horinoya. There has been a serious internationalisation of the food scene, particularly in the past year.
And so to GW Fins. They do just one thing here - the freshest possible fish. The menu changes daily depending on what is available, but you can expect fish from all corners of the globe flown in daily.
If the lobster dumplings are on the menu then try them - they are light, flavourful and cooked with skill. On one of our visits we were lucky enough to coincide with a fresh consignment of Alaskan King Crab. This is a serious treat and rivals the giant King Island crab from Tasmania for flavour.
We have also enjoyed a whole sea bass, some grilled tuna, a lovely mushroom and onion tart, some grilled drum and many more seafood treats at this large and very busy French Quarter mecca.
You get the feeling walking in here that it has been serving customers for a very long time but it really is quite new compared to many of the nearby restaurants.
There is also an excellent selection of wines with almost sixty available by the glass. On one of our visits we were particularly impressed with a Byron Estate Pinot Noir.
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