GW Fins

4.8
10532 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats and ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, and dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear at least a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, and athletic wear are not permitted. We ask Gentlemen to remove their hats in the Dining room.

Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson and Chef/Owner Tenney Flynn ensure 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 and quality are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily. GW Fins has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 581-3467
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Nelson
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Private party facilities
GW Fins' Private Dining Room has a maximum capacity of 30 people, however, we can accommodate 200 people for a sit down dinner and up to 275 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bourbon, Dauphine
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Parking details
Validated parking is available for up to 3 hours at Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville St.
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Public transit
Bienville & Rampart
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 10532 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, attentive staff, great wine selection, amazing food

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was on the money, food was excellent, mouth watering & and cooked to perfection. We will be sure to come back.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday.

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KH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really think this is the best place in town. Every time I go it seems better than the time before but it was perfect the first time I ever went. If you have not been the go. If you have been the GO AGAIN!!!! Hats off to our server Kevin too!!! Hats off to the rest of the staff as well. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I seated at Bar late 12/6/18 after arriving to a Hotel from the airport with no dinner reservations. The food was excellent - same menu except no pre fixe which was fine since we wanted to sample things. Our server Alexis was great, she explained the menu and we followed her suggestions, we enjoyed the classic cocktails "Bienville" is what I had - the pork belly appetizer, Brussell sprouts side most memorable as was the Dory fish Entree. Our daughter and son-in-law joined us before closing and they loved the craft cocktails and food as well - we enjoyed it so much that on our last night we returned for dinner in the dinging section and were lucky to get Alexis for another spectacular meal. We tried other recommended restaurants in the area and were disappointed by comparison. Even the coffee was better at GW Finns. The apple pie was excellent made to order and hot with ice cream.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent!! Very good service. Wait staff was very friendly

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at my NOLA restaurants but this one is the best. Wow.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The services was great.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. It wasn’t inexpensive, but worth the price.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We looked forward to celebrating my husband ‘s birthday at Fin’s. We had reservations and had to wait less than 15 minutes. The hostess was distracted and not attentive. The server recommended the lobster dumplings as an appetizer. The dumplings had a strong fishy odor. We ordered a bottle of wine that we enjoyed. The entrees took a long time to come. A nice gentleman walked around serving hot biscuits which were good and we were thankful since the entrees were delayed. Our server was rude. My husband noticed she was friendly to a table of men but acted as though we were a bother. When she brought the check we told her we wanted to see a desert menu. She brought it by and dropped it on our table without stopping or saying a word. The bread pudding was good and the coffee was exceptional. We noticed two other couples come and go that had a different waiter that explained menu options and was courteous. At first we thought our server was new or having a difficult day until my husband noticed her demeanor was completely different with the table of men. We’ve visited several other restaurants this week in New Orleans and had great food and service. I wish this had been the case at Fin’s.

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MP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely early evening dinner. Tastefully decorated for the holidays.

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MO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED!! My experience at GW Fins with my husband. This restaurant has been on my bucket list forever and we finally got to go! Kevin was our server who really made the experience even more wonderful. His recommendations were spot on! It's a little pricey but SO worth the value!.

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D
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food and service. Tori our waitress was phenomenal . My wife says one of top three meals she ever had eating out.

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GK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service.

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New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! We split a bowl of the gumbo and they split it into two smaller bowls for us. We also split the Shrimp Remoulade, which they also split into individual portions. My wife had the scallops and I had the monkfish, both dishes were excellent and came with two different risotto's. We topped it off with a pour for each of us of some Van Winkle bourbon. They had several to choose from!

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Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was great. And the food was wonderful. I highly recommend you put this restaurant on your must do list

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TB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GW Fins never disappoints. Everything I put in my mouth is amazing. The signature biscuits keep showing up too. I love how the menu incorporates New Orleans cuisine. The service is always impeccable and the atmosphere electric. I have tried many different things but my favs are the Royal Red Shrimp dishes, lobster dumplings, and chocolate molten dessert. They also make special occasions awesome!! We will keep coming back and keep recommending it to our friends.

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CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable dining experience

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oliver took excellent care of us and helped guide our meal selections from the menu. Everything we had was delicious and the service was so quick and attentive!! We started with the famous lobster dumplings which were luscious and flavorful. The biscuits were incredible and put all other biscuits to shame. I had the Scottish salmon and my husband had the Pompano and we both cleaned our plates! This dining experience hit all the marks; it’s obvious why GW Fins is so highly rated and popular. Highly recommend!

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RW
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Arrived on time and got seated right away. Our table, no fault of the restaurant, was right in the middle of the dining room and the noise level was pretty strong.
Server was energetic but sometimes was not to be found.
Food was excellent, pork belly appetizer, tuna tartare great and entrees like black grouper and yellowfin tuna were also outstanding.
Brought our own wine and paid a fair corkage.
Food 5 star, all in a 4 star evening.

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Miami
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting GW Fins and we were not disappointed. We visit New Orleans once a year and we all agreed GW Fins is on the must visit every visit list. We said this is our new favorite in New Orleans. The service is outstanding, along with the food, and the ambiance is lovely. Great place!

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AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. The wine list was extensive and the food was exisquite! Made my husband's birthday wonderful.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday dinner here on our NOLA getaway. Service was perfect and the food was outstanding. Would not hesitate to recommend GW Finns for a special occasion.

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RO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed not only great food, but attentive and very friendly service. Like their use of locally sourced foods as much as possible. And that the menu is printed daily once the local catch has been secured.

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MF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, everything

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PB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Not only did waiter get my order wrong but his breath was horrible. I believe this is the first time I can say that. Maybe GW Fins should have classes on hygiene

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great meal to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent. Enjoyed the Scalibut and also the Barbecue Shrimp was amazing!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was ridiculously awesome! Our waiter Felix was incredible. Enthusiastic energetic a complete joy! Highly recommend.

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Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal here!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner. Great food from start to finish. Would definitely eat here again.

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SH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food in a dynamic atmosphere. Will definitely go to GWFins next time we’re in town.

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TD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the seafood but the service was truly outstanding! Waitstaff was attentive and their recommendations were spot on!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy!! We really appreciated the customized menu made for my boyfriend’s birthday and the little chocolate treat at the end of the meal. It’s little touches like this that makes you appreciate the details!

Food was AMAZING and service was very attentive, friendly and professional. Thank you :)

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant meals I have ever had. The lobster ravioli was absolutely delicious and this caliber was probably the best dish I have ever eaten at a restaurant

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ML
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Something for everyone on the menu.

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

exceptionally delicious seafood. everything is absolutely fabulous, varied options, local fish highlighted. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive. excellent wine list. A very large and full place, but booths make it intimate for small parties.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fresh fish selection that is flown in daily! Everything perfect! Meal, service, wine. Best ever!

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RW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. All of the elements on the plate worked well together and took the taste and flavor to a much higher level.

We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff took the extra effort to make the occasion memorable.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Ashley was incredible. The atmosphere was very good. Chef Mike was great with information concerning GF issues. The staff at the door were great with the seating. The only thing that could use help is the noise level. I feel like energetic is good but I found it to be too loud. Other than that it was a great experience.

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