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GW Fins
GW Fins

GW Fins Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gwfins.com
  • Phone: (504) 581-3467
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Tenney Flynn
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining up to 28 people - restaurant available for buyouts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bourbon, Dauphine
  • Public Transit: Bienville & Rampart
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking available at Standard Parking Garage on the corner of Dauphine and Iberville St.
A word from GW Fins
Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Chef Tenney Flynn (New Orleans magazine's 2004 "Chef of the Year") ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe and featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness, variety and to the guest are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily and has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune (4 beans), Food & Wine, Southern Living and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "We came for the Fins Feast, a three-course fixed-price menu that was attractively priced. The service was five-star all the way, from being greeted by name throughout the meal, to menu recommendations, and more. Our waiter was amazing. The food was delicious and creative. This was a very special evening at a very special restaurant! Thank you for making it affordable!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Good restaurant EXCEPT for the noise level. We had to shout to be heard by others at our table. Ruined the experience. Might be better for lunch or when it is less crowded."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a great dinner at GW Fins. Everything ordered was fantastic. Carl was our waiter and led us in the right direction!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was terrific. Notably, the lobster dumplings. The service was outstanding as well. The waiter was so friendly and attentive, we felt like we were his only table for the night..."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This place delivers outstanding seafood as usual. Not your run-of-the-mill seafood house. It uses only exceptional products and it is prepared exceptionally without being overly eclectic. And the biscuits... what more needs to be said."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It was a very well prepared and served meal with all the service we could ever expect."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The menu was very eclectic with a wide variety of options and new things to try. We loved everything about this restaurant and will definitely go back when we visit NOLA again. The service was stellar. We also dined at Commander's Palace which was supposed to be far superior but it did not live up to its reputation. We wished we had known better and would have chosen this restaurant twice. GW's far exceeded our expectation. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We could not have asked for better meals and service! Our fish dinners (Jolt Snapper & Drum) were perfectly prepared and the waiter was very attentive. The lobster dumplings were light and tender, very tasty. The meals were delicious and beautifully presented. The manager was very pleasant and accommodating, giving us a window table with a view of the street, which added to our dinner entertainment. ; ) We MUST visit GW Fins during our next visit to NOLA! A fabulous experience!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fantastic food, wonderful wait-staff, and the low noise level made for a great anniversary celebration."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "GW Fins has become my absolute favorite seafood restaurant in the city. My wife and I love their creative menus and wonderful wine list. This place is great for any size group, or for a couple nestled in a booth. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were in New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival. Based on a friend’s suggestion, we decided to give GWF a try. Best decision ever. The warm buttermilk biscuits are a great way to start any meal. The lobster dumplings with the lobster butter sauce will all but melt in your mouth. The snapper is seasoned to perfection, complimented perfectly by the shrimp etouffee. The blackened swordfish creates a party in your mouth. Make sure you save room for dessert because the chocolate molten lava cake and the salty caramel ice cream pie are the perfect combination to send you into sensory overload. This meal was nothing short of amazing, and the service was impeccable. We enjoyed every minute of our dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "GW Fins is a hidden gem in the french quarter. Knowledgeable and friendly service! Comfortable ambiance with a notable wine list. And to top it off GREAT food. Excellent meal from start to finish. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The lobster dumplings and rolls were outstanding. That was just a preface to a delicious meal. The price were fairly reasonable (including the wine) when compared to my hometown Vancouver BC."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We arrived in a frazzle after a nightmare traffic tie up due to the Essence Fest. We were 30 min. late, but they calmed us down and sat as a a wonderful table with a very friendly and helpful server. Drinks - Strong but well prepared. Excellent Cosmo Martini - husband had a speciality sweet drink which was divine. Food/appetizers- SOFT SHELL CRAB! you got to have it... Skip the Lobster Ravilolli (different name but same thing - it was ok) ENTREE: Drum - white fish (good9 Snapper - Outstanding large portion - yummy sause with seafood around it Filet - perfect ! Was smooth and perfectly prepared. Daughter savored every bite. Dessert: Creme Brûlée - large portion - took the rest home ... Heavenly. Service: Up beat & friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After being very excited to try this restaurant due to many recommendations from friends and coworkers, I must say I was slightly dissappointed. I think due more to my heightened expectations than anything else. The food was excellent as was the service. The tables were very appropriately spaced unlike some resturants downtown that make you feel like you are dining with strangers. Would definitely return, although not a place to be frequented weekly if only because of the price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great Bar with limited seating and will serve full menu. Great wine list. Fish prepared nicely, but a bit over priced. Noise level low enough to hold conversations."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I dined at GW Fins alone while on a business trip in New Orleans. I was concerned that I might be seated in a dark corner but was instead taken at a very nice table near the center of the dining room and received outstanding service. The quality and presentation of the food was simply amazing!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I had an anniversary dinner here. Food, service, atmosphere, basically everything was fantastic. I only wish I could afford to eat here more often. Everyone was going beyond our expectations to provide the best possible experience. This restaurant receives our highest recommendation. Brandon set a new bar for service. The food speaks for itself. Mere words cannot describe how good this food is. Thanks to the staff for a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting New Irleans . All of the food that I have eaten here, has been great . The food here at GW Finn was well prepared, Fresh and as good or better than what I have eaten in New Orleans so far. This is one of the Gems here in the French Quarter"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was creative & innovative. Lovely decor & ambience. Server was overloaded so service was just below average. The other issue we had was we purposely got there early to have a cocktail at the bar (called 1st to ensure they had a full bar). When 2 barstools finally opened we sat to be notified by the bartender that the seats were reserved for people eating at the bar. He blamed the hostess. Shortly 1 stool opened & he let us have it, apologized & again blamed the hostess (not his choice), bought us a drink - but left us with a bad taste in starting our evening. Overall, would definitely go back for dinner as food was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Thought I wish I could have shared by experience with other close friends or family, I will not pass up another chance to go to GW Fins. Food was great and while there were many groups of diners, I felt OK there eating solo."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Ate here on our 35th wedding anniversary. Jason, our waiter, was very attentive and the food was delicious. We had lobster dumplings for starters and as entrees, hubby had salmon and I had the Scalibut. Both meals were delicious. We shared a bread pudding for dessert and that literally melted in my mouth."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Good solid sea food, but nothing spectacular. Rich tasty desserts. Very good biscuits- yum. Indifferent service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nothing bad to say about this place. Our food was amazing and the service was impeccable. I wanted to come here every night I was visiting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The Parmesan Crusted Drum was out of this world and the biscuits were to die for!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "GW Fins is one of my favorite restaurants. Each time I've gone I had a good experience. In addition to the food always being excellent, the service is great. We were treated as if we were guests in someone's home. Of course, the biscuits are mouth-watering and the apple pie a la mode was delicious and enough to be shared by three of us. I went there for my birthday once and was impressed by the customized menu with my name on it. What a surprising, special treat. I highly recommend GW Fins."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The service the food what a wonderful time! The waiter was a great help in picking a what we really wanted for dinner."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had dinner her for our 41st anniversary. Wonderful drinks and meal. Special touches for our celebration. Ashley A our server was the best. Give her a raise! We loved her!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "basically lives up to its great reputation appetizers and main courses are wonderful desserts are a disappointment service is a little heavy handed but ambience was excellent and the noise level was low so you can hear each other talk"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. We will be going here again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Now we see why GW Fins has the #1 spot in New Orleans. It was wonderful! You cannot go wrong on the menu! Try the salted caramel ice cream pie----absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is not your typical New Orleans restaurant. Seafood is always fresh in New Orleans, that is what it is known for. GW Fins just takes it to another level with innovative dishes that are superb. Much lighter fare than your typical N.O. seafood places. Well worth trying and I am sure you will go back many times like I do!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love GW Fins. I have been many times and will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is an all around lovely place. The service is attentive without smothering. The food is wonderful. Our only complaint would be the noise coming from the bar. Although it may have been an anomaly... a world cup game was on the television and the bar occupants were very enthusiastic. The possibility of noise certainly wouldn't keep us from going back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We celibrated our aniversary there and weren't disapointed. Service, Food and Evening were all without flaw. They wen't beyond expectations."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant--similar to what we would find in a Dallas 5- star. Service was not quite up to par, as a special request for a shrimp cocktail appetizer caused a distraught look on our waiter's face. But no worries, the chefs met the request with a wonderful cocktail sauce that they supposedly had to make themselves. Just not a "New Orleans" or southern-experience restaurant. Also, despite a beautiful setting and atmosphere, the dress of the other diners was a bit casual (especially compared to Commander's Palace), even though there is a dress code."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was good but not amazing! Waiter was stuffy and arrogant. The whole restaurant seems to think an awful lot of themselves!! Not sure our experience lived up to all they think they are !!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First night's dinner in NOLA. We could not be more satisfied...not cheap, but worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything about this meal, the service, the restaurant, the drinks was simply amazing. We use Open Table a lot and go for the highest rated restaurants whenever we can get a seat. This one is top on the list of our latest NOLA trip."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our experience at GWEN Fins hard to describe in words. We had an extraordinary server, Ryan. He was knowledgeable and very down to earth. The staff went out of their way to ensure a pleasant dining experience. Our 13-month old accompanied us, and they sat us near a large window so she could enjoy the view. We had the lobster dumplings, scaling, and tripletail---all delicious!!! We finished with the molten lava cake w/ ice cream. We will definitely return the next time we visit the city."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I am a devoted foodie basing travel around good food. This restaurant hit it on all levels, attentive service, good drinks and excellent food the lobster dumpling were delicious . There were three of us dining and all agreed there was not a disappointing bite all evening. Do not miss the ice cream pie with pretzel crust. I am not an ice cream connoisseur but this pie was stellar; it was salty sweet perfection. We ate well for three days in New Orleans and this pie topped all other desserts."
    Dined on 6/21/2014