Fresh Seafood in NOLA is spelled G-W F-i-n-s

There’s something about summertime in New Orleans that makes the sweet, simple things in life really stand out. Arguably, the simplest & underrated NOLA summertime specialty is the luxury of enjoying some of the freshest seafood in the world, courtesy of the Gulf of Mexico.

New Orleans summer is hot and slow. If you’re a New Orleanian, there really is no better time for a staycation. Seize the low hotel rates and the COOLinary deals offered all over town!

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But be sure to make GW Fins one of your stops along the way because the seafood we have on deck this summer is fresh, bountiful, beautiful, and so delicious.

In addition to priding ourselves on being a true farm-to-table restaurant, we take the utmost pride in the relentless freshness of our sea-to-table sourcing. Chef Tenney sets the standards extraordinarily high, and the entire GW Fins team takes great pride in what comes in and out of the kitchen every day & night.

Here are just a few photos of our local seafood bounties so far this month from our beloved Gulf. The the sea-to-table transformation, led by the one and only Chef Tenney Flynn, is spectacular…

American Red Snapper

LEFT: Sautéed American Red Snapper
Shrimp Étouffée, Louisiana Jasmine rice, lobster butter

RIGHT: Chili Glazed Red Snapper Collars
Spicy Mirliton slaw

sea to table american red snapper



LEFT PHOTOS: 127 pound fresh swordfish on Butcher Perkins’ table

TOP RIGHT: Macadamia & Peppercorn Crusted Mahi
Mashed potatoes, crispy sweet onions, veal jus

BOTTOM RIGHT: Blackened Swordfish
Sautéed spinach, fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, chili hollandaise, corn butter

sea to table swordfish gw fins



TOP & BOTTOM RIGHT: Wasabi Crusted Wahoo Served Rare!
Pickled ginger slaw, sticky rice, sweet soy butter

sea to table wahoo gw fins


#1 Yellowfin Tuna

TOP RIGHT: #1 Yellowfin Tuna Salad Niçoise
Creole tomatoes, green beans,Kalamata olives

MIDDLE RIGHT: #1 Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
Avocado, mango, radish, wasabi

BOTTOM RIGHT: #1 Yellowfin Tuna Seared Rare!
Asian vegetables, sticky rice, sweet soy butter

sea 2 table #1 yellowfin tuna


Soft Shell Crab

TOP RIGHT: Crispy Soft Shell Crab
Roasted cashew, creamy brown butter

BOTTOM RIGHT: Stuffed Soft Shell Crab
Sweet corn spoon bread, Crawfish maque choux, roasted corn butter

sea 2 table soft shell crab