After a year, GW Fins has roared into Charlotte's seafood pantheon, joining Aquavina and Upstream. The original location is in New Orleans (there are only two), and the influence is evident on chef and co-owner Tenney Flynn's menu. But this is no derivative Cajun joint, not with dishes like the outstanding nori-wrapped tuna served with sticky rice. As with any serious seafood restaurant, the menu changes often. Which just means you'll have to keep going back for more.
GW Fins on the Cheap
You'll find the best deals at the wine dinners, with five courses and five top wines for $50 per person. For fresh, not frozen, Alaskan king crab legs for less, saddle up to the bar and order the king crab appetizer. Served with a spicy blue crab slaw and Creole mustard cream (note: the preparation may change at any time), you can feast on eight ounces for $25 as opposed to sixteen ounces for $50.
525 N. Tryon St., 704-716-3467, gwfins.com