Wednesday, December 5, 2012

GW Fins, New Orleans—Restaurant Review


This post concludes our short adventure in New Orleans.  “Saving the best for last” is the perfect way to describe our dining experience at GW Fins.  It was the best meal we had in New Orleans.  So, if you’re visiting this vibrant city, you’ve got to do yourself a favor and make a reservation there.  The food was wonderful and the server was very friendly and took a few pictures for us.

511editedPerfect Pear—Absolute Pear, Champagne, Z-Rated Passion Fruit Liquor

I started off with this lovely cocktail and my hubby had a glass of red.  I love this Perfect Pear, light, crisp and refreshing.  Perfect way to start the evening. 

520editedBiscuit served with softened butter

Then we were offered this delightful biscuits.  Golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside; tender and moist inside.  I’m not even a biscuit kind of girl but I really enjoyed this one.

527editedSeafood Gumbo—Dark roux, shrimp, oysters, crab long grain rice
The server brought the plate with a scoop of rice and the gumbo to the table separately.

531editedSeafood Gumbo—Dark roux, shrimp, oysters, crab long grain rice

Then, he poured the gumbo into the bowl right in front of us.  I could smell the lovely aroma from the gumbo when it hits the bowl.  The seafood was fresh, the dark roux was very flavorful and complex.  Now, I know how a good gumbo should taste like! 

533editedCrispy Fried Split Main Lobster Tail—Rémoulade Slaw
This crispy lobster tail was perfectly seasoned.  The batter was light and crisp, the lobster was juicy and succulent.


Yup, that’s me getting ready to bite into the lobster tail….poor lobster.  Smile with tongue out The only “complain" I had for this appetizer was that it was all gone in a few bites.  I think I can sit there and eat 1/2 a dozen of them.

553editedBouillabaisse—Scallops, Shrimp, White fish, Mussels, Clams, Main lobster, rich saffron broth

My hubby ordered the Bouillabaisse.  It was a very generous portion that includes  1/2 a lobster and other seafood with the order.  The broth was very fragrant because of the saffron and all the seafood were seasoned and cooked perfectly.  It came with a slice of bread, perfect for soaking up all those succulent broth.  My hubby licked the plate clean.  Shhh…..I promise I won’t tell.     

559editedParmesan Crusted Drum—Jumbo Lump Crab, Meyer Lemon, Asparagus, Crispy capers, Brown Butter
I ordered the Drum.  The Parmesan crust gave this fish fillet a flavorful and very crispy crust.  The fish was moist and perfectly cooked.  The jumbo lump crab was sweet and juicy which contrast really well with the crispy fish.

575editedMolten Chocolate Cake—Served with vanilla ice cream
Last but not least, we shared the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert.  That was the perfect way to add a sweet ending to any meal.  The chocolate cake was moist and decadent.  The chocolate was rich and dark.  When you cut it open, the warm chocolate “lava” rushed right out.  Need I say more?

For more information about this restaurant, visit their website below.

GW Fins New Orleans
808 Bienville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone:  504-581-3467 (FINS)

Restaurant Review Disclaimer: This restaurant review was solely based on our dining experience.  I was not compensated in any way to dine at this restaurant nor to a write review.


  1. Notes taken! I've been meaning to visit New Orleans and when I do make my way down there I'll def stop by GW Fins. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!!

    1. New Orleans is such a vibrant city and it's so much fun to visit. Yes, plan a trip soon. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time there. :) Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Thank you dear. It was really an amazing meal. :)

  3. Happy Friday! Thanks for inviting, Kathy. I'll check out your site in a minute.

  4. What a great way to end such a fabulous trip. From the girly pink cocktail to the decadent deep-fried lobster tail, looks like one delicious taste after another. ;)

  5. Oh Amy, everything looks so delicious! i just want to reach and grab that Molten Chocolate cake! Yummy post and great review!

  6. Oh I love your first photo - you and your hubby are cute together! Bouillabaisse is my favorite, and this is so fancy!!! I hope to get to visit New Orleans one day!