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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
15968 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats & ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, & dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, & 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 & national & local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe & featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness & 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, & Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 581-3467

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Nelson

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Parking details

    Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville Street on the corner of Iberville and Dauphine Streets will now be offering Self-Parking, which we will validate while you dine at GW Fins. Please take a picture of your license plate in the garage and present it to the hostess when you arrive to receive the validation code.

  • Public transit

    Bienville & Rampart

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 3-Course Fins Feast Menu Only $49!

    Jul 5 - Jul 28, 2022
    For the 14th consecutive year, GW Fins will be offering our cure for the Summer Doldrums - "Fins Feast," a sensational month-long dining event. This special 3-course, $49 menu, which highlights the bright, fresh flavors of locally sourced ingredients, will be available every Sunday through Thursday through Thursday, July 28th, in addition to our regular a la carte menu. Due to the fact that we print our menu daily based on the freshest catch of the day, the Fins Feast Menu will also change daily, featuring the freshest seafood and produce available at that moment.

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What 15,968 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Seafood

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Seafood

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

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  1. KP

    KellyP

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals ever. Biscuits are awesome, blackened swordfish was the best I’ve ever had, sweet potatoes are my favorite of all times and to finish off with the pretzel ice cream pie pushed it over the top. Can not recommend it enough.
  2. GB

    GaryB

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was poorly dressed with pants that were 2x too long
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night in New Oeans
  4. AH

    AnthonyH

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect!! Best service and the food was spectacular. Highly recommend. I will come back to New Orleans for another meal at GW Fins. I cannot say enough good things.
  5. PF

    PeggyFB

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The food was more about presentation than good flavor. We were honestly surprised and disappointed. Such a shame because we were really looking forward to it.
  6. MW

    MollyW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was just ok. Definitely not worth the price. All of our cocktails were not drinkable bad. We saw our waitress rarely and it wasn’t busy.
  7. A

    Asha

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Beautiful ambiance. Get the Scalibut!! Thank me later.
  8. TS

    TimSim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best fish restaurants we have ever been to. The food and environment are excellent in every way, and the wine list impressive. The sweet potatoes with banana is perhaps the best side dish of all time, and could be eaten as a dessert!
  9. SB

    SherrellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful wait staff, freshest seafood. One of my favs
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday celebration before going to see a show at the Saenger. Great experience. GREAT food. You can’t mess up here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and her recommendations and help were spot on! I have Celiac’s and it was so wonderful to has so may gluten free options from bread, apps, entree, and dessert! GW Fins never disappoints!
  12. G

    Greg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent seafood. It was on par or better than other great restaurants such as Galatoire’s or commanders
  13. 5

    504nola

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best restaurant in the city. The various fish they have and what they do with them is amazing.
  14. T

    Thorobred92

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  15. V

    Viajero

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, calm lighting, attentive and warm staff, utterly phenomenal fare. The seafood here rivals any of the Michelin star restaurants across the globe. The wait staff were very polite and genuinely interested in ensuring we had a wonderful meal while allowing us the space to have a private conversation and intimate evening. The grilled blue fin tuna is the best tuna i have personally ever tasted. The scalibut (halibut topped with scallops) was heavenly. The Chardonnay Joey helped us select was a perfect accompany. The beet salad was crisp and flavorful. The lobster dumplings were fine. For dessert - Coconut on the Half Shell. It reminded my wife of her time in Paris. Truly a treat to cap an unforgettable experience. There are so many wonderful restaurants in New Orleans, and GW Finn's has the best seafood by far!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
  17. AH

    AlvinH

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, outstanding as usual. Still my favorite restaurant in New Orleans.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Impeccable service!!
  19. SL

    SteakhouseLovers

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for an anniversary dinner!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was hands down a top 5 all time meal for us! The staff was incredible and the food was even better! We were in for our 20th wedding anniversary and they did not disappoint. 100% will return!
  21. F

    Foodies

    Orange County

    207 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    207 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a nice dinner here tonight. The service was fast. The Wedge three way salad was quite good. The hot biscuits they serve with butter were very good. The Scalibut was very flaky and flavorful with the sauces. The Salty Malty dessert was not as great as the reviews mentioned. I think it lacked flavor…needed more chocolate.
  22. AS

    AnneStPete

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins is excellent across the board. Food, Service and Ambiance are all superb.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we had in NOLA. The staff was amazing and the food is excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Recognized birthday celebration, great vibe in the restaurant as well. Couldn't pick out my favorite dish, everything was superb.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first visit there and we were pleased. Food was on point as was the service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great except they ran out of their delicious Biscuits constantly
  27. MY

    MadelaineY

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I've been to GW Finns a couple of times in the past and it was outstanding. Unfortunately, on this occasion, it was not at it's finest. Hopefully, it is not just standing on its reputation. The ambience and waitstaff were still top notch; however, the food was not at it's best. The crab cakes which came highly recommended by our waitress were lacking in flavor. The signature entree, "scalibut," was slightly overcooked and salty, thus rendering it rubbery. Since it was already late and a very busy night, we were not in the mood to send anything back. I will most likely return when I'm in NOLA again, because it's a beautiful place and I know they can do better.
  28. CM

    ClaudeMac

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins never fails to please. Every morsel of food is incredible, and the staff are always so friendly and helpful. Thanks for helping me celebrate the big 6-0! See you again soon!
  29. RJ

    ReneeJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
  30. GL

    GertieL

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner. Had the signature Scalibut dish with the crispy pork belly for appetizer. The pork belly was amazing! The scalibut was delicious also. Highly recommend both dishes! It was rather loud in the restaurant, which was the only negative thing. Service was great.
  31. S

    Silverzcar

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent, We started with the Tempura Fin wings. The sweet chili/ black bean Asian sauce was excellent. We they had the barracuda, Atlantic tuna and red snapper. All the fish were cooked to perfection. Finished it off with the salty ice cream pie. The wine list is extensive. I would highly recommend for seafood. Make reservations early as this place fills up.
  32. K

    Kacky

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative fish and seafood dishes. Delicious! Dessert: yes!
  33. EJ

    ErinJ

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing variety of delicious seafood. The service was impeccable, and they made my adult son's birthday celebration a night to remember!
  34. MS

    MaryS

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The biscuits, the BBQ Shrimp appetizer, entrees, and the service was wonderful!
  35. KA

    KAYLA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this restaurant! I came here to celebrate my friend’s graduation. They made a personal diploma as well as dessert for her. All the staff congratulated her and made her feel very special. The ambiance was beautiful, the staff was very personable and professional and the food was delicious. If you are in the French quarter area, then a visit to this restaurant is necessary!
  36. P

    Pete

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I chose Fins for our final night in New Orleans special dinner and were not disappointed. Our appetizers were the lobster and crab/corn chowder and were delicious. Entrees included the Salmon and Red fish and again were both outstanding. We finished by sharing a creme brûlée and think it was the best we’ve ever had. Ambiance was perfect and service couldn’t have been better. All in all a five star experience.
  37. S

    Samyo44

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dined here for the 1st time to commemorate our 1st visit NOLA and our 33rd wedding anniversary. This restaurant was highly recommended for outstanding service, food, and ambiance so the expectation was pretty high. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reserved time. Ok good start. Our server was just ok nothing special. He did take note of my list of food allergies thankfully. The ambiance was nice but again nothing special. The food in our opinion was a 3.5/5..nothing special. Sadly it ended abruptly after tasting the peach upside down cake dessert loaded with pine nuts! Why why why...Needless to say this dining experience was not worth the almost $200 bill. We have such great dining options in PA that this was nothing out of the ordinary. We at least tried it out. We had: Lobster bisque Tomato salad Cast iron chicken breast (pretty good) Louisiana White Shrimp pasta (skimpy and just ok) The dreadful peach upside down cake with pine nuts
  38. T

    Thib

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service...one of New Orlean's best restaurants! We had Lobster Dumplings, Scallibut, Soft Shell Crab, and Salty Malty for dessert...all excellent!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was very good, but portion sizes were a little small. The “sides” included per the menu were basically non-existent (eg the Scalibut comes with snow peas but it only came with 3 snow pea pods). The regular menu doesn’t have the beer listed on it. The beer is on the back of the dessert menu for some reason. Is this to make you feel inferior to the wine/cocktail drinkers? We weren’t even offered the beer menu so we thought they didn’t serve beer. We went here at 9:30 pm after enjoying Bourbon Street. The place was packed. A reservation is definitely a good idea. Despite the fact that it is restaurant week and GW Fins is participating, they did not have the restaurant week menu on Saturday. In terms of parking at 911 Iberville per their website, the parking experience was quick & easy. They cover 4 hours of the parking (which is a value of $80). When we plan to go to Bourbon St in the future, we’ll eat here because of the parking value alone!!! Also - if you make a reservation, add a special occasion if there is one - they do a few things to make your night extra special.
  40. DR

    DenielleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated an intimate birthday dinner. Staff was amazing at acknowledging the bday without the embarrassment. Food was five stars. Drinks were perfect. Expectations exceeded.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 15968 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for GW Fins

808 Bienville St. New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville Street on the corner of Iberville and Dauphine Streets will now be offering Self-Parking, which we will validate while you dine at GW Fins. Please take a picture of your license plate in the garage and present it to the hostess when you arrive to receive the validation code.

  • Public transit

    Bienville & Rampart

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Nelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 581-3467

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344

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