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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
9:00 PM
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GW Fins

4.8
9286 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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. Chef Tenney Flynn and Executive Chef Mike Nelson 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 210 people for a sit down dinner and up to 350 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Caitlin Murphy: (504) 581-3467
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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 9286 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

We spent the weekend with my brand new dna siblings!
Ancestry did the math.
We had the blast!!
Your restaurant is exemplary.

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5.0Dined a day ago

Best meal we had in New Orleans! The food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Try the "Scallubut" entree, you won't be disappointed.

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4.0Dined a day ago

Excellent food as always. Unfortunately, we were seated in a small darker side room with little ambiance (compared to the main dining room with it’s large windows). Service was great.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great way to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The menu had great selection and great value. The staff was tremendous. We will return.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good restaurant! Def get lobster dumplings and bbq shrimp!!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A wonderful dinner, gracious service, lovely wine. A pleasure from beginning to end

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent
However we had the reservation and had to wait 20 minutes before being seated
No other restaurant in New Orleans made us wait
Also very noisy

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely superb. Correct service. Wonderful presentation and delightful flavors. I had the seafood ceviche with wonderful citrus flavors and the snapper done perfectly. This was one of my all time favorite dinners.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were hosting guests from San Francisco who appreciate fine dining. They were highly impressed with the quality of the food, the service and the knowledge of wines that our server exhibited.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were seated quickly upon arrival. Our server made excellent recommendations for wine pairings and cocktails. The food was delicious!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food! We eat here every time we come to New Orleans.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was outstanding. The scalibut was perfect. The lobster dumpling was incredible. It was a great dining experience!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I had never been to New Orleans before, and I chose this restaurant based on reviews. I wanted a date night while we were in town for a wedding, and it definitely lived up to the expectations! Our server was very friendly, gave good wine and dinner recommendations, and then let us enjoy our meal. My husband had the Scalibut, which he devoured, and I had the local Drum which was perfectly cooked and delicious. If we come back to New Orleans we would definitely eat here again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great, great experience! It was my wife’s BDay and they treated her like a Queen.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was delicious from the hot biscuits to the perfectly prepared fish. Excellent wait staff. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything about the restaurant was wonderful: atmosphere, food, knowledgeable friendly staff
We were visiting New Orleans for the first time and it was the perfect place to enjoy a nice dinner on our last night

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excelente atención y muy detallistas

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was incredible. We lived the pork belly/watermelon and lobster ravioli apps. Favorite for gumbo that we tasted and we had gumbo at every meal we had. The service was phenomenal. Would highly recommend and definitely would go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best fish was John Dory, a delicate white fish flown in 4 times a week from New Zealand!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife needs to dine gluten free (it's not a "preference") and was in heaven with the exquisite GF soft shell crab. My red snapper was amazing. The service was personal, friendly, and top notch. We come to GW Finn's every time we visit NOLA, and have always had wonderful dining experiences!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and ambiance. Had to wait 25 minutes from time of reservation

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were exceptional!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner was delicious. We shared the Lobster Dumplings for an app and then my husband had the Scalibut. I can see why this is their specialty! I had the New Zealand John Dory, which was out of this world.

We went for our anniversary and it was very hard to speak to each other because the restaurant is incredibly loud and we sat so far away from each other that it was difficult to share.

Our server was incredibly slow. At one point, we thought that he left the restaurant. Thank goodness our meal was so tasty. This far outweighed the mediocre service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My sister recommended that I do not leave New Orleans without trying this restaurant. Soft shell crab great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always every dish was prepared with that “finesse” that separates them from the pack!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent fish, wonderful service. The only issue: a bit noisy. I would strongly recommend it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was amazing the food was extraordinary. Drinks were great and so was service. Has the lobster dumplings and the scallops risotto. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food with service to match. You need a reservation but worth the time. A favorite in NOLA

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely delicious!! The lobster dumplings and crispy pork belly was amazing. Had the scalibut which was as good as everyone says it is. Boyfriend had local drum which was fabulous. Will return!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful experience at GW Fins. Rod, our server, was excellent. Everything we ordered (4 of us) was delicious. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans. Creative and Innovative. Service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We ate here twice in the week we were in New Orleans as the seafood was superb! Waiter (Ryan) recommended several entrees that were signature dishes and they were delicious.
Our dining experience for our party of four has us still talking about our meals at GW Fins.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Get the Scalibut and sizzling oysters! Excellent meal

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Was recommended by a friend who lives here. Barbecues shrimp was standard as usual but I was disappointed with the blackened swordfish. Expected more flavor. Bread pudding was excellent. Overall was good but nothing special - particularly for New Orleans. But they must be doing something right because they've been around a long time and it was packed.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Hambriento agradable aunque ruidoso, pescado en su punto sin pretensiones pero rico, el servicio muy amable, recomendable!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food & service were EXCELLENT!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I was in town for a business trip. I read great reviews about GW Fins. I was not disappointed. The staff was great and went out of their way to make the meal great. And the meal was GREAT...I had the John Dory on recommendation of the waiter. I think it was the single best meal I have eaten. If you are on the fence about going, I wouldn't hesitate. Reservations are a must or you may not get in.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

GW Fins had one of the best fish dinners I've ever had
Service was exceptional and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

While visiting New Orleans, our family had several opportunities to experience fine dining in a variety of wonderful restaurants. We all agreed that GW Fins provided the best balance of original food preparation (oysters cooking on the shell at the table for example), portion size, value, and flavours. The biscuits were delicious and we all had seconds. The Scallops and risotto were perfectly prepared (2 items I have often been disappointed in at other restaurants). The dining room was busy (all tables were full) but there was appropriate room between the tables which allowed for good conversation (not too noisy) and easy flow for the servers. The servers were attentive without being annoying and took initiative to refill water glasses and bring more biscuits without us asking as well as offering their opinion on favourite menu items. GW Fins is now on our "must visit" list for our next trip to New Orleans.

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