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About GW Fins

We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats and ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, dress shorts are great. We ask 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. Chef Tenney Flynn (New Orleans magazine's 2004 and 2011 "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 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 (4 beans), Food & Wine, Southern Living and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

808 Bienville St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Bourbon, Dauphine

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 581-3467

Website:
http://www.gwfins.com/

Parking Details:
Validated parking is available for up to 3 hours at Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville St.

Public Transit:
Bienville & Rampart

Executive Chef:
Michael Nelson

Private Party Facilities:
GW Fins' Private Dining Room has a maximum capacity of 30 people, however, we can accommodate 210 people for a sit down dinner and up to 350 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
George Elmer: (504) 581-3467

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

GW Fins Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (283)
Good for a Date (257)
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Good for Anniversaries (224)
Fit for Foodies (223)
Romantic (189)
Good for Birthdays (173)
Local Ingredients (166)
Notable Wine List (153)
Business Meals (150)
Authentic (104)
Neighborhood Gem (98)
Worth the Drive (96)
Good for Groups (87)
Handcrafted Cocktails (75)
Hot Spot (74)
Quiet Conversation (69)
Pre/post Theatre (64)
Fun (60)
Cozy (55)
Bar Seating (51)
Healthy (50)
People Watching (35)
Seasonal (35)
Casual (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Tasting Menu (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Scenic View (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Best food I have ever eaten in my life!!! The freshness in the seafood is unreal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was unbelievable. Server was attentive and nice. Definitely recommend the Scalibut and Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Jerry was our server. He was very attentive and so was his helper. The food was delicious! I would go again.

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·Dined 3 days ago

GW Fins did not disappoint. Food and service was outstanding.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

There's a lot of charm in the French Quarter, and there's dozens of places that have their own niche or quirks that make them must visits when you're in town, but GW Fins rises above all that, and not just for this city, but for fine dining in general. Great, creative but simple food and a friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Not just my favorite restaurant in NOLA, but one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The wait is worth it, every time.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went for an anniversary and they pulled out all the stops. Made it a very special night !

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Was our 1st visit & will be back when we return. The menu was big enough you had choices, other than seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

We sat at the bar and the service was great and food was excellent. The bartenders were attentive and provided lots of input on our choices as we proceeded through 4-5 small plates. Only beef is that the bar area gets crowded with folks that bump and nudge you, many of whom also some smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

All dishes aree amazing, 2 of us listened the waiters recommendation and loved it.. the other 2 ordered the scalibut.. ALL DELICIOUS. I wouldnt get obster dumpling..not up to the hype.. just get 2 orders of barbecue shrimp

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous! Our dinners were superb and so was the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had an exquisite dinner, effectiely staying with appetizers so we could taste more things on the menu. Outstanding were the smoked oysters, the fin wings, and the porkbelly. A memorable dinner with very attentive friendly service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Christmas dinner celebration. Marlon was the best wait! Ask for him! You WONT Be sorry!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent meal - excellent service - best meal and dining experience in New Orleans for us - it was our first visit to NOLA and thus was the first dinner out we had - our experience set the bar high and no other restaurant cleared that bar - we will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous dining! After several days in New Orleans, this was by far tops among all other dining venues!! We will be back, hopefully this week. Excellent local food and excellentl service and dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant was wonderful. Fish was delicious and presentation was spot on

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 (Mississippi)·Dined 4 days ago

Meet up with out-of-town friends. Wonderful, fun experience -- as much the friends as the food, but as usual the food was excellent. Never fails.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

GW Fins is a good NOLA restaurant, but ,on our experience, not a great one. The front-of-the-house projected more chaotic back-and-forth than fine dining competence. The bar is excellent and eating at the bar might be your best option.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always our favorite place when in town! Service is great and food is wonderful!!

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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal. This most recent experience at GW Fins reinforced our belief that this is our favorite New Orleans restaurant. From the thoughtful advice at the bar re: wine and craft cocktail recommendations through the great recommendation of bread pudding for dessert, service was top notch. Our server, Scott, was friendly, professional, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. The vaunted biscuits may have been "best ever" - piping hot, flaky, and flavorful. Our starters of scallops (new menu item) and the Shrimp Remoulade salad were delightful. The blackened swordfish and Pesto gnocchi entrees were terrific, and the white chocolate and caramel bread pudding was a wonderful shareable dessert.
We're already looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

A 5 star experience ! Food, ambiance, wait staff-excellent! Pricey but worth every penny. A must do while in NOLA.

Tags: Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

It never disappoints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was probably the worst we have ever experienced in NOLA. It was also so loud, you couldn’t even hear anything.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely a wonderful menu with the very best of choices. Great service. Food was exemplary. We’ll definitely be back? Would recommend G W Fins to everyone for any occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Not a must have in NOLA, the Smoked Oysters are great, but the rest of the dishes were just a OK, the service was amazing, and the wine selection is impressive.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

The food at GW is always outstanding. I made sure I ordered the Yellow fin tuna as I had ordered other things my last few trips. Although very good, the yellow fin is the best. Our waitress, Ashley was great. Looking forward to our next trip back.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and food was excellent. Great menu options and dessert was amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

GW Finns was outstanding. Our server was great she made great recommendations for dinner as well as wines.
The food was so good, I had the scallops, very tender and the mushroom sauce was great. We had a shrimp appetizer that was delicious. The atmosphere was incredible! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Very satisfied we loved the menu. Waiter attentive, manager came to table. All was perfecr

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

This food and service in this restaurant is very outstanding. The staff work well together and pay attention to your every need but not intrusive at all. We were seated by Shirley who was a very nice young lady. Then our waiter Marlon who made the evening very enjoyable explained and knew the menu very well. His back up servers Dave and the rest brought the different portions of our meal like clockwork. Now the food, my wife had the John Dory and I the #1 Blue Fin Tuna both were cooked to perfection, nice portion size and were delicious. Lots of chatter noise but you could hear each other easily but it's expected in a restaurant like this that is so outstanding and keeps full constantly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. The JOHN Dorry was best fish I’ve ever tasted!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Was the first visit to GW Fins as I had heard many people say that it was outstanding restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant was great. Service was good, polite staff. Waiter explained dishes well. Pre-dinner drinks were great and the appetizer seafood gumbo was very good. We ordered the catch of the day "Australian fish" and I had heard a lot about the Grouper so we ordered that also. While presented well I was somewhat disappointed in both dishes. It was good but I felt very little extra flavor that you would expect. I was looking for that Wow factor but it never happened. It was good you could taste the fish itself but again just didn't pop out at you or make you feel like I have to come back for this. So I was a little disappointed especially from the buildup and what I was anticipating. I will give it another try but they are going to have to win me over in order for me to have a high recommendation of the restaurant, they have one more chance.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The best meal we had during our time in New Orleans. My wife and I had a very romantic anniversary dinner. Only thing better than the food was Marlin our waiter. He was so personable that we didn't have to ask for anything. He was so impressive that we tried to acknowledge him by asking his manager to come over. Manager didn't act as enthusiastic as we were about the waiters exceptional care.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

really great seafood, really good service! We especially liked the table service from the food runners and bussers. Biscuits were awesome>

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I reserved this restaurant based on the great reviews I read on Trip Advisor....and it was conveniently close to our hotel. Our experience exceeded our expectations of your restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary...and upon arrival, found that we had a special table waiting for us. There was a menu made especially for our anniversary. Our waiter, Gary...provided excellent service. Our meal was fantastic! Dessert was delicious as well! I would highly recommend your restaurant...thank you for making our celebration a very pleasant and memorable occasion 😊

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Greeter at the front desk was a little crabby. From that point on, the experience was excellent.
Our waitperson was knowledgable, the quality of the f was excellent, and while somewhat expensive, we felt that the value was there. I would gladly return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent service, great food, beautiful restaurant. Wine list was ok, not great and way overpriced. The bbq shrimp is a must have. The goat cheese grits were the best ever.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was wonderful, staff were constantly on top of things, well organized and friendly. This was the best fish dinner I've ever had. Highly recommend, a great location within the FQ.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

FABULOUS! Will do over & over again!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at GW Fins! Hostess area could be more friendly, but our bartender and our server, Aaron R and everyone after that was great!!! This is a seafood place, and everyone in our party really loved what the got. I think the menu changes a lot, so check the menu before you go!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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