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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
18871 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

7:00 PM


Booked 141 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 18,871 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 Food

  • 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

18,863 Reviews
  1. BarbaraY

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The number 1 spot in New Orleans for a perfect dining experience!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked through the door, we knew we made a great decision to dine with GW Fins. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff exceeded their service in every way. The food was exceptional, the best we have had in a long time. We even discussed that we would drive the 10 hours just to dine at GW Fins. It's that good!

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  3. DianneM

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great. Seated earlier than our reservation with no problem

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  4. Mar2raves

    Chicago

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their original dish - scalibut is delicious! We also had grouper fish and chips, appetizer and trio sorbet. The food and service is always great!

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  5. LEB18

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All aspects of this restaurant are outstanding as soon as you walk in the door. The food is consistent, and the service is top notch.

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  6. CatD

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. This is the restaurant to go to when you visit New Orleans

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  7. warrenD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent enjoyed by all. Dry aged tuna was outstanding

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  8. andrewaa

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding service. pricey for New Orleans standards

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! And Marlin was just amazing

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  10. RWard

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We make a trip to New Orleans at lease once a year and GW Fins is at the top of the list of restaurants to visit. We are always greeted warmly seated very soon after arriving. Our server is always friendly and always knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Food has never disapointed. We always have the lobster dumplings and I usually have the scallops for my entree. My husband tries various entrees and has never disappointed. The creme brulee for dessert is delicious! I would never go to New Orleans without making GW Fins the top restaurant for dining.

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  11. CaraA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Service was amazing. Only thing was it was loud. But that cannot be controlled in a popular restaurant. Would return again and again.

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  12. VincentG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Needed more of those little biscuits.

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  13. JohnG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New favorite in New Orleans. Outstanding in every way.

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  14. Robert

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    From the moment we entered the restaurant the service was excellent. Our server was very helpful in sorting through dishes and wines. The starter dip was very tasty and was a prelude to what followed. The chicken my wife had was the best she has had in a long time. It was cooked just right. The fish dish I had was superb again the best for a while. The wines sorted out with the server were great. Overall an excellent experience.

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  15. MichaelD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had our best meal during our 5 day visit to New Orleans. The service was exceptional; they made us feel special.

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  16. BrianA

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will make an annual trek just to eat here. Food was outstanding! One of the best restaurants we have ever ate at.

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  17. BrianL

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers and drinks came quivk but weird and long wait for main course to areive Made us decide not to order dessert for fear of how long it may take

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  18. KateH

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous cuisine. The hardest part was picking which entree we were going to eat. There were so many great options. Our service was impeccable. They have an amazing wine list. They even offered a gluten free bread option that was delicious!

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  19. CA009

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was great! The swordfish might have been the best I ever had! Highly recommend.

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  20. BarryS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always. Our favorite restaurant. Service is always perfect and food is second to none.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and Great service. You have to try the Tempura Fins. Oliver and Kevin were first class.

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  22. RRGG

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful dinner. Food was delicious and service exceptional. Ambience great as well. Our go to gourmet meal when we come to NOLA. 

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  23. BeverlyS

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Best service and food! Would highly recommend it to anyone!!

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  24. United3millionmiler

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scalibut house specialty entree and Salty Malty dessert were fabulous. Quiet. Soothing. Great service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love GW Fins. Their lobster dumplings and seared scallops are perfection. Jackie was our server last night and she was wonderful. Ask for her.

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  26. MichaelR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb seafood and excellent service! We'll definitely return when we're in New Orleans again

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  27. nataliec

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing and the food was delicious.

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  28. Chrisr

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so amazing, I was saying to my wife that I couldn't remember a meal I liked better. The wine the waiter paired was fantastic, and excentuated the dinner exceptionally.

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  29. PeteA

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another annual visit to GW Fins. Excellent dining experience from start to finish, great food and staff. As difficult as it may seem, to stay in the top tier of dining in NOLA is quite the achievement. This place has maintained that atmosphere and dining experience.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are no words to describe how amazing the food was. We ate here on our last night in NOLA, but if we would have come earlier we would have had every dinner here every night. I went with the house special, Scalibet which was over the top especially with lobster sauce. My husband had the Blackened Wild Redfish and his fish was probably the best fish we have ever had, and we travel internationally every year. We are going to book a trip back to NOLA just to eat here again! Well done GW Fins.

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  31. yummygirl

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we had! Absolutely delicious! Service was outstanding too!

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  32. MacLish

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t recommend high enough. Amazing menu, service and atmosphere. Plan ahead. It’s always booked.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to GW Fins, both times for celebrations, and they don’t disappoint. The food is sublime and the service is outstanding. Make reservations early to be sure you get a table because this place is not to be missed!!

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  34. StephanieM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant, great service, delicate tasty seafood.

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  35. SusanK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was recommended to us for our short trop to NO. My daughter felt it was the best meal she'd ever had.

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  36. Pistache

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again and always a pleasure! The best seafood in New Orleans bar none. Great service, great wine list. The Scalabut never fails. Our only complaint was that after delicious appetizers and entrees we had no room for the Salty Malty!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way… yes it’s on the upper end price wise, but you get the return on what you spend.

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  38. Nguz

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sorry to hear Chef Tenney retired but the food is still amazing as always!

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  39. MichaelP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're from the UK and are used to eating in Michelin star restaurants The food, service and surroundings are absolutely first class!. It was my wife's birthday had a great night. My wife had lobster dumplings, scallabut and sorbet, I had calamari, Barracuda and a chocolate bomb, all cooked to perfection and the sides were a beautiful accompliment to the dishes. My wife even had a small birthday plate with happy birthday in chocolate and a candle. Best restaurant in New Orleans we have eaten in during our two week stay, only disappointment we had was it's always busy and not easy to get a table, so book early

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  40. Hotdish

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the dining experiences we had in New Orleans! The food was outstanding and the service could not be beat. We loved it so much that we are going back before we leave town.

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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 18871 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


Booked 141 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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