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GW Fins
GW Fins

GW Fins Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gwfins.com
  • Email: infonola@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was outstanding, service excellent. A little pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We usually visit GW Fins once a year during our visit. There was four of us and we all loved it. We ordered shrimp etouffee as an appetizer (not on the menu) and the blue crab pot stickers and both were great. We had two orders of the scalibut and two orders of the center filet. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Such delicious seafood! Best dinner we had in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Joseph was exceptional as a waiter as well as his assistants.....as if they read our minds! I had a delicious beet salad and halibut entire and my husband had a shrimp salad and the chicken main course. Both were delicious and beautifully presented. We will be back and we highly recommend G W Fins."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed an amazing meal and service this past Saturday. The Scalibut is a must have and our server Sean offered up an amazing blackened grouper that wasn't on the menu. A perfect dinner on our weekend getaway to New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant in a sea of great restaurants. Service was very good - not rushed in anyway. A great spot for entertaining business associates or for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My second visit to GW Fins was as good as the first. Love the Key Lime martinis. I had wood-grilled grouper, and it was perfectly done and delicious. We had a table at the window so we were able to watch the ever-evolving Bienville street scene. As our host pointed out, you never know what you'll see on New Orleans streets!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had a lovely date night here- the sizzling oysters and the bluefin tuna are a must try! Also we had a couple of their signature cocktails and they were amazing as well. This restaurant gives you a break from the chaos of bourbon street, which I loved!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's 65th birthday at GW Fins when we were in New Orleans, and what a great restaurant; wonderful food and ambience. The food and service were top notch. We shared the lobster dumplings to start; they were extremely light and so, so good. I had the parmesan crusted sheepshead fish (a very mild fish) for my entree, and my husband had the blackened swordfish. Both were outstanding! For dessert my husband had sorbet and I had the Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie....every bit as good as it sounds. They also brought my husband a plate with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate. GW Fins is definitely a restaurant not to be missed!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Down here once a year for French Quarter festival. Reserved a table at GW for two nights. That's advertisement emogh."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The appetizers were Lobster dumplings, Blue Crab pot stickers, smoked sizzling oysters and whole Cajun shrimp. Our table chose the Sheepshead, Blackened Swordfish, Yellow Fin tuna served rare, the gulf Snapper and the wood grilled Grouper as the entree and each preparation showcased the fresh product but did not over power the flavor and texture of the fish. The baked apple pie with aged cheddar and praline caramel ice cream was the only sweet we shared and it was fantastic. Hard to imagine coming to the Quarter and not eating at GW Finns."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Although not "old fashion" New Orleans seafood, that would have very rich sauce, GW Fins' seafood is so fresh and prepared with "lighter and less filling" recipes. Three of us shared 6 small seafood plates -tuna, oysters, sheepshead, 2 preparations of lobster, and crabmeat - all were fantastic. Also loved there gnocchi and the mushroom risotto. Our waiter helped direct us to our final choices and made the entire experience worth recommending highly. I think New Orleans has some of the best food and restaurants in the world. GWFins should be one of your choices while in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Quite good. Both my wife's(sheepshead)and my dishes (scallops with mushroom risotto) were outstanding Also multiple appetizers on menu including crudos and seafood ravolis. Wine list just average"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food was excellen. Service was impeccable Would definitely recommend to others and visit again"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our first time in New Orleans and I did a lot of research about restaurants in the area. I was truly delighted at the choice of GW Fins! Especially because I made the reservation for 4 first-timers. The service was excellent, the drinks first rate and the food was delicious! Did I mention the salty malty was divine, with the perfect combination of salt and sweet. Don't let the contemporary feeling of the place throw you, this is a friendly place with good ambiance and great food and drinks. Just right....Well worth your time and money, enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great location just off Bourbon, awesome food, good service and a reasonable wine list. I'd definitely go back, make a reservation."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Sorry but I just don't think the food is that great for the price. There are MUCH better options in town."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Rated very highly on tripadvisor so we checked it out, and it was very good. Food was excellent. Only issue (and it's a minor one) is that you do seem to pay a lot and get great quality, but the quantity of the food seemed a bit lower than hoped for. But I was overall happy and would likely go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This dinner was amazing. Thanks for making our engagement a memorable one!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I put this restaurant in my top five overall. Superb all the way around"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "first trip to New Orleans. First trip to GW Fins. The food was very good. I had the Swordfish, split the Smoked Oyster appetizer and apple pie desert.. Both were very good. Not a place to go if you want a relatively quiet evening or in a hurry. The noise level was very high and it took over 90 minutes from start to finish. We placed the order for desert when we placed our order for the meal and still waited after we finished for it to be served. After a long flight to get there and not eating since 1130 it was a long wait at 930 p.m. for dinner. Pricey compared to other restaurants we ate at but still good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Outstanding food and attention to detail. A New Orleans gem!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was a great dining experience. The food was stellar! Lots of delicious choices. We really loved the 'scalibut' ~ a fillet of halibut stuffed with scallops. YUM! Despite being very busy the noise level was not bad. The booths have high backs and give you the feeling of privacy and keep the noise down. We absolutely LOVED this place and it will be on our reservation list on our return trips to N.O. I highly recommend you give G.W. Fins a try! :-)"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Overall it was a great experience. Great seafood. Probably the best Swordfish dish that I have ever had."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had reservations for 7:30 and we were seated at 7:26. We had a very nice waiter. I recommend the sheephead. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "GW Fins for our first fine dining choice on our recent visit to New Orleans, and this restaurant exceeded our expectations in all regards. Each meal was awesome, full of flavor and nice portions of perfectly-prepared fish. The only thing that would have made the meal better was larger portions of the meals side dishes. The wait staff was friendly and always on the ball, the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted, upscale but not pretentious. In our travels we have found that great seafood restaurants can be hard to come by, we wish there was a GW Fins in all of our favorite cities!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place for a nice, fancy dinner. Right in the French Quarter, easy to get to. Nice food, great service."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable. I wish I had known about GW Fins before, but now that we've found this gem, we will be back again and again! It was a little noisy when we first arrived, as the place was packed, and there were several large groups thoroughly enjoying themselves, but as they cleared out, it quieted down and we were able to hear the lovely selection of music and really enjoy the ambience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "There are plenty of Fried seafood joints around town. But if you want I nice selection of fresh fish prepared in a myriad of ways, this is the place. Went for an early pre-opera dinner. Service was great, attentive, but not rushed. A very nice experience overall."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place is amazing! Food and service about as good as it gets. Noise level was fine and was able to enjoy an excellent meal while having a business discussion."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I go to gw fins whenever I am in New Orleans and have never been disappointed I introduced three friends to the restaurant this past week and they are now devotees. The sizzling oysters, tuna crudo and soft shell crab are my favorite appetizers( the soft shell crab is a meal it is so filling) The scale it and lobster risotto had my friends waxing poetic and I loved the sheephead and other friends adore the scallops and mushroom risotto The wine list is fantastic and Anthony always has great recommendations Wait staff are attentive and pleasant Biscuits are to die for No disappointments"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "A true gem of a restaurant that can be found right in the middle of the busy French Quarter in New Orleans. I would highly recommend GW Fins and in particular their deliciously light and flavorful lobster dumplings! The service was excellent, food presentation outstanding and the overall quality of the fish superb! The seared tuna was delicious, as was the house special, sea scallops and halibut. Worthy of a visit for anyone in the Big Easy!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This resteraunt was amazing. The food was delicious, our server Marvin was so wonderful, and the mood was just perfect for a romantic night out. Marvin was so well versed and knowledgeable about all the menu items and was able to answer all of our many questions. It allowed us to pick the best meals on the menu. We would most definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We loved it. The food was excellent. The portions were perfect. They were not so large as to feel stuffed, but small enough you could eat it all. And the replacing biscuit deal was great; it made us laugh. But we also ate them. The wait staff was nice and a bit formal. But I always come back to the food. Everything we had was delicious."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Just returned from several days in New Orleans with friends on vacation. Dinner our first night was at GW Fins. i located it on the web. Dinner was truly enjoyable for all of us. The food selections were both interesting and very good. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The most outstanding aspect of dinner however was not the food but the service, Jason provided an outstanding dining experience, one we will remember long after the specifics of the food is forgotten. The only negative, which was a consistent observation across all the dinners we had in New Orleans was the pace which we would have preferred to be somewhat more leisurely. We didn't feel rushed exactly but under two hours for a full course dinner might be a little aggressive"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Finns. Our service by Jeff was wonderful and everything we had from appetizers to desert (baked apple pie) was perfect . I would highly recommend Finns ."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We ate at several highly recommended restaurants in NOLA, but GW Fins blew the rest out of the water. The setting is beautiful, the service top notch, and the food? Fantastic! Try the "scalibut," you won't regret it."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Beet salad with pecans, goat cheese and arugula was very good. My wife loved the blacken tuna, not too strongly spiced. The red snapper was fresh and cooked correctly but the sauce was uninspiring. The biscuit, as mentioned on many reviews, was above average. Good space between tables and the noise level was reasonable. The wait staff was helpful and efficient."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My husband and I entrusted GW Fins with our wedding anniversary dinner and they did not let us down! Every section of the experience was impressive, from being greeted at the door, to the (very short) wait at the bar to our outstanding waiter--the service was impeccable! The waiter was attentive but not too in your face and we did not at all feel rushed (despite the line at the door to get in). The best part was that when we arrived at our table, they had taken the liberty to decorate the table with a menu printed with an anniversary message and our names. We were floored at the level of detail and care they took to make our day special. We will be back every time we visit NOLA!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We appreciated the staff taking our reservation and special request seriously. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and taken to our requested table. Dinner was excellent and the staff did a fine job. As a local, I will go back here more often after this experience."
    Dined on 3/30/2014