GW Fins
GW Fins

GW Fins

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gwfins.com/
  • Phone: 5045813467
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
GW Fins reviews from OpenTable diners
593 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (421)special occasion (415)romantic (296)notable wine list (207)good for groups (188)neighborhood gem (156)hot spot (141)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (17)scenic view (14)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Seafood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We dined here a second time in a week - equally excellent as the first! Waiter's recommendations superb - high recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food and Service Ever!
    DonnaL
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We dined at GW Fins last evening and we thought the food, service and the ambiance was outstanding! Our waiter Marlin was just the right amount of attentive and he was so kind and friendly we felt we had made a friend. We can't wait to come back to New Orleans to dine here again. Simply the Best! Our reservations made on Open Table were ready when we arrived and we had a wonderful table. Great experience, we can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We dined at GW Finns for our wedding anniversary. Everything was excellent. GW Finns is in my top 5 restaurants I would definitely dine at again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood lover's delight
    My2sense
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The menu has token nods to terrestrial food, but the focus here is on fresh seafood. The menus are printed daily and are designed based on what quality ingredients are available. A large assortment of fish options live up to the Fins name, but the house specialty, Scalibut, tempts the first-time visitor. During our visit we enjoyed the biscuits, crab-cake appetizer, Tri-wedge Salad, Scalibut, and acorn squash side. For dessert we skipped the classic individual apple pies and had the chocolate mousse and the bread pudding. A wide range of drinks are available and won't disappoint. Everything was great, especially the crab cake and the Scalibut. The service is attentive and the price is reasonable. Five stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All I Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Nothing but good to say about this fine dining experience ...... Excellent food ..excellent service
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food, great service. The perfect venue for a special birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went here on a visit to New Orleans to celebrate birthday. Noisy, had to wait for reserved table. Biggest disappointment was the food. Scallops were overcooked and tasteless. Both mushroom and lobster risotto tasted like spackle paste. Salad overdressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We ordered the lobster dumplings and the scallibut which was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Thank you GW Fins for a memorable anniversary experience that we will never forget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our waiter Marlon was great, very friendly knowledgeable and atentative without being over bearing. His recommendations were excellent. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I chose these restaurant based on reviews, and it was a great decision. The food was excellent and the service was good. My Red Snapper was perfect and my wife chose the gumbo and a crab cake appetizer. We also enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine with our meal. Overall, it was the perfect experience for a romantic weekend in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This restaurant was recommended initially by someone who was from New Orleans and is now living in our home state of Maryland We ate in several restaurants during our stay in New Orleans, and without a doubt, GW Fins was by far OUTSTANDING!! From the hostess who sat us at our table, all of the wait staff, the ambiance, the food....I could go on and on...EVERYTHING was FIRST CLASS!! And the prices were definitely reasonable for the quality we received. I would not hesitate to recommend GW Finns. It was truly a GREAT FIND!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for New Orlean's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    And I think we found it. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. For a first time visit how could you order anything but the Scalibuit, Halibut, Sea Scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto, and pea shoot butter. The Halibut was cooked to perfection, the scallops were well seared and the Lobster Risotto was rich and creamy with good lobster flavor. The main dinning room is quite large and understandably noisy. We were lucky to be seated in a much smaller adjacent room where the noise was not nearly so bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fantastic service
    LasTuristas
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    GW Fin was recommended to us by a local...and she wasn't wrong. We had a delightful experience, with good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    jndfran
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great food, atomsphere and service. Loved the lion fish cerviche and snapper. The white chocolate bread pudding was heavenly. Our server, Tabitha, was wonderful. Would do it all again in a hearbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great restaurant in New Orleans!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had an excellent meal at GW Fins! Everything was first rate - it was the best restaurant meal we've had in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Menu changes daily with a few specialties - Parmesan crusted Drum fish was amazing - our server John V made the experience! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    definetly make a reservation if you can get one. bartenders were very friendly and welcoming. craft cocktails tasted great. the dining room was beautiful. hostess refreshigly smiley and courteous when we checked in. this is not your typical tourist driven french quarter restaurant. this restauarant is for locals so please dress appropriately. the food was amazing seafood driven, fresh, and creative with a hint of cajun influence. lobster ravioli was a stand out. i have already recommended this restauarant to many professionals travellng to new orleans. dont come in wearing plastic beads and carrying a grenade drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu and Service
    bojangles1austin
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This was a restaurant recommended by a family member and it lived up to its reputation very well. Our server, Fallon, was extremely knowledgable and described all the choices so very well that we were all (four) able to choose our courses with minimal questioning. The food was very well prepared/delicious and the service continued to be outstanding throughout the meal. The choices were so diverse and all sounded so good that we shall definitely return here the next time we are in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    Superb
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    First visit - wonderful biscuits - lobster dumplings were "to die for". Three of us eating - each ordered a different entree. Three wedge salad was perfect for us - all three wedges had different toppings and dressings, so we each chose one wedge! Their house specialty, Scalibut was superb! Also enjoyed the Parmesan crusted sheephead. The grouper entree was the least favorite of the three. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster dumplings
    Kziolo
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    If nothing else, get the lobster dumplings! Everything else we had was wonderful too! I'm always a sucker for the special so we were super happy with the barracuda as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in New Orleans
    RoadtripVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had studied restaurants on open table and other reviews and made this reservation 6-8 weeks ago and we were not disappointed! We arrive early to a bustling bar and restaurant so we went across the street for a drink. Me came back ten minutes before our 8:00 reservatioins and enjoyed a drink at the bar and were seated exactly at 8:00. The place was packed and our server was WONDERFUL! He was attentive and helpful the entire time. The lobster ravioli was a wonderful appetizer. The Iceberg lettuce trio salad was amazing! The grouper and redfish so good. Prices seemed very reasonable to us. Recommended to strangers we met around the city. We enjoyed our next nights dining as well but this was tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sciguyluvs2eat
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was outstanding! Loved the hot biscuits that were brought to the table. My wife and I both had fish, which was prepared perfectly. Our waiter was very attentive and carefully explained the menu items and the food preparation. We had a wonderful experience. We would definately return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy in NOLA
    Lovenewplaces
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After eating heavy, fried foods in calorie rich sauces in other New Orleans restaurants, CW Fins was a welcomed breath of fresh air. The menu was what tempted us to secure a reservation and it did not disappoint! All four of us raved about the unique, masterfully executed fare, from appetizers through entrees and crowned by dessert and after dinner drinks. The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive...all that you could ask for. The restaurant's ambiance felt warmly intimate despite its open floor plan. The decor was well appointed. We rank our experience here as one of the top 10 meals of our restaurant dining experiences!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great accommodation !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I made a mistake in the time I entered on my opentable app. I did not realize I had entered military time of 17:00 thinking I was entering 7:00 PM. I realized my mistake at 3:00 and called the restaurant. GWFins was awesome to accommodate us on a busy night. They took us at 7:00 and we had a great meal. We will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We recently went to New Orleans and GW Fins was on our list to try. The restaurant itself was beautiful, great design and decor. The food was amazing and the service was out of this world. We had multiple servers and each one was better than the next. They really made the meal!!! We had a great night and an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tifz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food! Fabulous appetizers, delicious fresh fish meal! But, I"m still dreaming about the dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • in a word...
    rickyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    SUPERB! my husband and i are uber critical but i can't make one negative comment about this restaurant. from beginning to end, it was a great experience. if you go, please have the yellowtail tartare appetizer; it was incredible! the biscuits are wonderful. the service is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly and the food is delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    WineAndDineMe
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was amazing. Salads, vegetable sides, BBQ shrimp - it was all delicious. The staff was attentive, helpful and personable. This is one of New Orleans' best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpentableuserVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food here is great - every time I have been here. It is unique and changes based on what is fresh and in season. Service is usually great. At times they seem overwhelmed, especially on busy weekend nights. That said, I would never hesitate to return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent everytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love this place Always a favorite when in New Orleans
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    LoPa
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Top notch food for each course. there's a reason why the lobster dumplings are famous...they are excellent. red snapper was a perfectly crafted symphony of flavors. Salty Malty ice cream pie topped it all off perfectly. Marlon D is outstanding wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expensive as I expected.
    Robkress
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant is rated $$$. And it is but it didn't cost as much for our dinner as it could have. The wife and I spent $100 for 2 starters, 2 drinks, and 2 entrées. It has everything that you would expect, good service and great food. But we felt like we were treated to a higher level of service than we were paying for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    All4FOOD
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    One word that can describe this dining experience. Quickly becoming one of my New Orleans favorites. The food or the service will not disappoint. My wife and I gave eaten here several times and it is always the level of quality. We look forward to our next visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated and disappointing
    StevefuzzyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    While the fish seemed fresh enough, the dishes were surprisingly bland for such a highly rated restaurant. The chef does not seem to know his way around a salt and paper shaker, much less more exotic spices. While not bad, everything we had was basically just adequate. More On par with the Bonefish Grill than with a fine dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant in New Orleans
    Diner7766
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    One of my top five meals ever!service and lovely atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first day in New Orleans
    AntoinetteC
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was delicious, my next trip to New Orleans I will be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at GW Fins
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food was amazing. My husband and I each had different fish dishes and both were very good. Nothing out of this world fantastic, but very good. I would go back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 25th Anniversary Terrific
    CatskillFoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We spent our 25th Anniversary dinner at GW Fins and enjoyed it tremendously. Throughout the meal our fine waiter, Carl, was appropriately attentive but, never hovering. I cannot recommend the lobster dumplings to strongly. they melted in my mouth with a flavor I have never experience before. I could have made a meal of just them. My wife had the tuna tartar and was also delighted. For my main course I had the sea bass with mushrooms and bok choy. Excellant! My wife had the Parmesan crusted Drum which was magnificent. For dessert the restaurant treated us to a delicious chocolate bombe as an anniversary gift. How thoughtful. I recommend this as one of the finest seafood restaurants in which I have eaten. It exceeded Le Bernardin .
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining option in the Quarter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We dined at GW Fins and were not disappointed. The Lionfish ceviche was very tasty, as were our entrees. The fish was expertly cooked, as is to be expected. Servers were tentative and friendly, coming by with continuous rounds of warm biscuits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic