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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
19316 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 67 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

What 19,316 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Service

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Seafood

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Seafood

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

19,316 Reviews
  1. RobM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service. Anytime we are in New Orleans we always book dinner at GW Fins.

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  2. KenD

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, GW Fins did not disappoint! Amazing server that we cannot wait to see again.

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  3. SamuelA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fresh fish and best biscuits. A bit noisy

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  4. LRDinner

    Little Rock

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the most innovative and delicious seafood in the French Quarter. They were so attentive for my birthday dinner.

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  5. WendyS

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time I've been to GW Fins. Everything about the restaurant is perfect. Outstanding service. Delicious food. Great ambiance.

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  6. NancyA

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GW’s atmosphere, food and service was impeccable. The waiter recommendations were spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. We found that the price/ value ratio was reasonable. Will definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & service! Outstanding experience all around.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional experience at GW Fins. Our server Zack was outstanding.

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  9. NicoleK

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was outstanding. I had the tilefish and it was phenomenal. My companions had the scalibut—combo of halibut and scallops, and a creole fish dish. The bread pudding was absolutely delicious. Marlon, our server was incredibly knowledgeable and gave the spot on recommendations. Will go back to GW Fins and request Marlon as our server anytime!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Impeccable food, hard to choose which dish to have, never a bad choice. Always a joy to eat here

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  11. DavidS

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a first class restaurant! We were not only celebrating Mother's Day but also our 4th anniversary. We arrived and were seated at our table complete with glitter on the white tablecloth and our menu personalized with our name. The service by our waitress "Noel" was outstanding and the food exceeded our high expectations!! The recommendations for the appetizer (lobster dumplings) and entree (Scalibut & Herb crusted flounder) were a home run as was the dessert (Salty Malty ice cream pie) and complimentary chocolates. A truly memorable experience in the Big Easy!

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  12. Nichellephelps

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Finn’s did not disappoint. I brought my mom and aunt for Mother’s Day lunch, both their first experiences. Aaron, our server, was amazing! He kept on top of all our needs, giving exceptional service. The food was amazing, apps included lobster bisque, Finn’s wings, and lobster dumplings. Entrees included soft shell crab and Parmesan crusted sheepshead. And for dessert we all had a salty malty, my absolute favorite. I’ll return to dine at Finn’s for sure, and hopefully I’m able to have Aaron as my server.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience as always. Food was on point. Service was stellar. It’s one of my favorite restaurants and I love dining here.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GW Fins was amazing start to finish and this refers to both food and staff! Just simply mentioning that it was my birthday while making reservations had us arriving to a table covered in glitter and a menu with a personalized header. Our waiter Aaron was incredibly knowledgeable about the offerings that evening and the whole team made sure we had a wonderful evening that included a rendition of the birthday song at table side! Our only complaint is that GW Fins is a 3 hour flight away!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable food and service! Wonderful experience from the start to the dessert. Our servers were fun, professional, and attentive. Went back the next day and we will definitely return on the next trip to New Orleans

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  16. SadieLouise

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GW Finns was outstanding as always. I LOVE GW FINNS! My husband and I were there celebrating our 32-year anniversary. We started out with Snapper Ceviche. GW Finns adds habanero sorbet to snapper ceviche which is unexpected but so incredibly tasty. For entrées, my husband ordered Sea Scallops which were absolutely amazing. Usually, he orders steak as he says GW Finns has the best steak he has ever had but this night, he was in the mood for seafood. I ordered Soft shell crab, which was served with maque choux, green beans & sweet potato hay. Absolutely outstanding! We followed our dinner up with Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie. I wish someone in Austin had this Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a delicious meal here. Only downfall is the restaurant is very noisy

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  18. AndrewK

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can see why GW Finn is so highly regarded among dinners. They made solo dinners felt welcomed. Hard to find anything negative to say especially when I am still savoring the lobster bisque.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far one of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Paul our waiter was Phenomenal!! Must do if you visit NOLA

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  20. Jaydee

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to GW Fins, 5 years apart. This visit didn’t disappoint, would highly recomend!

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  21. Azmo

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GW Fins is always a winner for a lovely meal in NOLA. Our meal was made even more special with our extraordinary waiter Darrick! He added such a positive vibe to our experience. He is a true asset to the dining at Fins. Thanks so much.

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  22. crystal

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finns was outstanding! Service was exceptional, the wine list was plentiful, and the food was exquisite! I will return to Finns every time I visit NOLA.

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  23. LaF1

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our #1 favorite French Quarter restaurant! Seafood, salads and lobster bisque are memorable!

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  24. voc49

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GW Finns is one of the finest restaurants I’ve been to. The food, service is beyond compare!

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  25. Litchindiana

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the Ponchatoula Strawberry salad which was a very tasty combination of flavors. For our entrees, my husband had the scalibut and I had the herb crusted drum fish. Both entrees were excellent. For dessert we shared the chocolate mousse bombe which was to die for. Service was excellent and courses were timed well. Overall we had a great dining experience and highly recommend this restaurant.

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  26. AmandaT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and excellent meals. The ice cream pie was excellent with homemade caramel.

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  27. LauraV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible, no notes there. The staff were very obviously well trained, and worked extremely cohesively with each other to make sure no steps of service were overlooked. With that said, the one negative note of our dinner was the fact that our actual server never once checked in with us to see if we were enjoying everything. Not for our cocktails, not for our starters, and not during our main. If they were slammed I could understand this better, but he definitely had the time to spend checking up on the tables to the sides of us that had ordered expensive bottles of wine, so it seems pretty clear that in not doing so, we became irrelevant to him. He was friendly enough when we did interact with him, but every guest should be treated with the same level of consideration, always, especially considering the vast amount of great dining options in NOLA. I hope some of the tip we left made it to the support staff, cause they were excellent.

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  28. SusieG

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GW Fins continues to exceed expectations. On our recent trip to Nola, we visited GW twice because once was just not enough! Every item is beyond amazing - and every night you will find a new mix of mains depending on what fish they can get freshest. Coming from nyc, I wish they would open a branch in nyc where we certainly are not starving for good food

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  29. MichaelJ

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable food and service! Wonderful experience from the start to the dessert. Our servers were fun, professional, and attentive. This was our favorite restaurant in New Orleans! Bravo!!

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  30. Frank

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always dine at GW Fins whenever we're in New Orleans and are never disappointed! The food and service we're outstanding!

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  31. Verhaeghe

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were wonderful and the food was amazing! Lobster bisque yummy, scallops delicious and soft shell crab was bigger than I anticipated and was delicious too!

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  32. K3kid

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is robust especially with excellent seafood choices. Local fish in a boulabaisse was exceptional as was Parmesan crusted grouper. Strawberry salad was delicious and unusual ; Large enough to share. Wine list was large including many fairly priced bottles of very good wine. Loved sitting in a booth for easy conversation. Vibe is energetic but sophisticated. Highly recommend.

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  33. NancyD

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Great environment. So glad I booked to dine here.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drink. A great NOLA restaurant that really is a “don’t miss.”

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  35. Dwo127

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience here and it was topped off my our great server, Derek!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food on a busy Jazzfest weekend. Highly recommend.

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  37. EmmyH

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about GW Fins - again. We eat there everytime we are in town if we can. Food was both delicious and interesting. Great, enthusiastic service and lovely wine list.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible all around. The food was superb and unique. Will definitely go back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, vine, and service, great atmosphere. Better than expected.

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  40. DrJoe

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisy, lively atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent. He made great menu recommendations, which we enjoyed. Would definitely recommend.

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FAQs

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 19316 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 67 times today
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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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