The GW Fins is a perfect example of good food, great ambiance and excellent service combined in one.
They menu is printed out daily depending on what seafood is available that day; nevertheless, whatever is on the menu, you will definitely love! It is true that once you step inside this restaurant, you must be prepared to experience a very flavorful and exciting journey.
GW Fins is all about the finest and freshest seafood from around the world. The owners, Gary Wollerman and Tenney Flynn, have both created a simple yet classy menu wherein Chef Flynn is able to incorporate cooking techniques which brings out the bright flavors of the seafood instead of drowning them out with sauces and other ingredients.
To make sure that they serve the best possible flavors at GW Fins, they serve foods which are at their seasonal peak which is why they opt to print out their menu on a daily basis. A sample daily menu includes appetizers and salads such as Seafood Gumbo 7, Crispy Fried Maine Lobster Tail 13, Smoked Sizzling Oysters 10, Lobster Dumplings 9, Blue Crab Pot Stickers 9, #1 Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare 10, Spinach and Goat Cheese 7, Shrimp Remoulade 9 and Triple Iceberg Wedgie 8. Their entrée choices are Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Redfish 26, Parmesan-Crusted Lemon Sole 27, Wood Grilled Canadian Salmon 24, New Bedford Sea Scallops 28, #1 Yellow Fin Tuna 29, Sauteed New Zealand John Dory 29, Wood Grilled Pompano 27, Wood Grilled Double Breast of Chicken 21 and Center Cut Filet 34. They also serve Bourbon and Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes 5, Mushroom Risotto 7, Wood Grilled Asparagus 7, Spaghetti Squash 6 as their side dishes. The majestic dessert choices are Fresh Baked Apple Pie 9, Crème Brulee 8, Tiramisu 7 and White Chocolate and Caramel Bread Pudding 7.
These dishes when paired off with their best tasting wine would even heighten the flavors of the food more. They have a very wide variety of red and white wines which you can choose from. They even offer specialty drinks if you wish to stay on for cocktails after dinner.
The food and drinks are not the only things that are great about them. They have such knowledgeable and helpful servers and staff which make the dining experience for everyone even more special. They really know how to describe the food on their menu and the recommendations that they give are really outstanding. The staffs are always fresh, eager and very attentive to the customers even during peak seasons, such as during the Mardi Gras festival. And although crowded most of the time, they have enough staff to satisfy everyone.
Given that the place is very popular, there is no way you can walk in on a Saturday night so better make that reservation. If you want to enjoy your meal and have a good conversation with your companion, make sure you mention that you wish to get a seat at the back, in one of the booths.
808 Bienville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: (504) 581-3467