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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, 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.

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Happy Valentine's Day!

GW Fins Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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 (306)
Good for a Date (275)
Creative Cuisine (246)
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Good for Anniversaries (244)
Fit for Foodies (241)
Romantic (202)
Local Ingredients (176)
Good for Birthdays (169)
Notable Wine List (157)
Business Meals (144)
Authentic (113)
Neighborhood Gem (111)
Worth the Drive (106)
Good for Groups (93)
Hot Spot (78)
Handcrafted Cocktails (75)
Pre/post Theatre (73)
Quiet Conversation (71)
Cozy (64)
Fun (64)
Bar Seating (53)
Healthy (52)
Seasonal (32)
Tasting Menu (30)
People Watching (28)
Casual (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Happy Hour (15)
Late-night Find (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Scenic View (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (6)
Spicy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Tapas (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place to eat! My husband & I have visited New Orleans many times & decided to give this place a try. The reviews were spot on. The lobster dumplings were a great appetizer. We had the beet salad, the John Dory Fish & the dirty rice. All were excellent. The servers went out of their way to explain the menu & to make recommendations. We will definitely go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

21st Birthday celebration

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·Dined 3 days ago

GW Fins is the best, most well rounded dining experience I have ever had. We went with most of our waiters recommendations because we had never had many of the items on the menu. The fried pork belly appetizer is in the top 5 best things I have ever eaten, and the swordfish was blackened to perfection. They also bring fresh pan biscuits over the course of the meal that are great. The only thing that was slightly underwhelming in taste was the Coconut Sorbet Samoa we split for dessert. This was where we strayed from our waiters suggestion, and it wasn’t bad at all, just extremely rich and we were too full to finish it. Overall I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for any date or special occasion, and for the price (under $50 a person sans wine), I will have a reservation any time I go to NOLA.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and staff. Made our Anniversary very special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Best meal I've probably ever had!! Birthday celebration.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans-never disappoints. It’s our 3rd time to visit. Attentive and friendly wait staff. Loved the smoked oysters and fish dishes.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints. Always fabulous. Had scalibut and parmesan crusted fish. Royal red shrimp appetizer was really delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Reliably great experience, as always. Scalibut and Local Drum are great choices here that you do not see elsewhere. In a city of great restaurants, this one stands out. The fish that is fresh daily really tastes like it.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second time to GW Fins and it didn’t disappoint us. Their seafood is the best. Tonight we tried their scallabot which it a nice piece of very fresh halibut encrusted with slivers of scallops and served over a deli PIs lobster risotto. Wonderful. And they train their wait staff very well. Every request at our beck and call. We’ll be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great, and the level of service was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always a beautiful menu! One of our very favorites!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing in every way! My husband and I had dinner this evening and it may have been one of the top five meals we’ve ever had. The service was impeccable. This is what a dinner out should be and so seldom is. When the bill came I was surprised at the total cost—we’ve paid far more for far less in taste and experience. Incredible. This would be our #1 restaurant if we lived in New Orleans. Don’t miss this restaurant!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our second time dining at GWFins, and it's still my favorite restaurant thus far in any city I've been. It's also a special treat if you get Fallon as your server, as she describes each meal to a "T". I will continue to come to GW Fins when I visit New Orleans.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The biscuits were amazing! The grilled oysters out of thus with. The wine amazing. But the service was by far the best.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service, stylish dining and cocktail bar serving delicious food and drinks.
We were visiting from London England so won't get the chance to return buy would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Absolutely wonderful seafood restaurant... brilliant service couldn’t speak highly enough of this restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Unfortunately, we had a very drunk and obnoxious table next to ours and our entire dinner was shadowed by this unfortunate circumstance. The food was good, but did not meet my expectation. I had sea scallops and mushroom risotto, and the scallops should have been seared and on outside of the risotto, but were part of the risotto and soft. The appetizers of lobster ravioli and shrimp tempura were good. I guess I was looking for a combination of the Cajun/creole flavors and fresh seafood, but did not experience this.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loved this restaurant! Our favorite of the places we went in New Orleans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Hands down one of the best meals of my life. The staff was incredibly friendly and hospitable. They made my birthday memorable. I cant say enough great things about everyone.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best meal we had in New Orleans which says a lot since I normally avoid fish entrees but the swordfish was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Beginning with our greeting from our waiter (Jerry) up until we finished our dinner with a chocolate bomb, our experience was more than excellent. Jerry was extremely knowledgeable regarding food ingredients (due to gluten concerns) and freely discussed menu items and wine pairings. We ordered the Scalibut and the John Dory and shared both....and both were excellent. We will certainly visit again the next time we are in New Orleans.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there! The food was excellently prepared and the service was great. Throughout the years, we have frequented many restaurants in New Orleans and this has become one of our favorites. We would highly recommend this venue.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Joe is the best! Wonderful service and wonderful food!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The hostesses were rude. They seemed to have a strangely defensive stance against the customers even when the person was not complaining. I definitely got the impression that the customers having a pleasant evening was not high on their priority list. I’m not sure who they were trying to keep happy.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I am stunned by the great reviews. I feel completely misled. There is so much great food in this town. Menu and service were gimmicky. An ok choice only if you are stuck in the French Quarter. Certainly not a destination meal. Like eating at a Houston’s.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Booked dinner here as our special dinner out for our trip to New Orleans without kids. Chose it over Commanders Palace and others based on reviews. The space is beautiful, large and well designed, elegant and round so you can see practically the whole dining room. We were seated in a rear booth, elevated a couple steps and made for a great view of the restaurant. The service was good and food tasty, although neither were as good as the setting itself. I ordered my favorite, scallops. They were delicious but portion was quite small, even the accompany portion of mushroom risotto was tiny. I could have eaten double the amount. My husbands swordfish was a normal portion and quite tasty. Overall, a good experience but I tend to order scallops wherever I go and they were disappointing in size.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and incredible food! Had the pre-prohibition Sazerac- one of the very best drinks in town- and that is a tall order!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary. The staff had a special table decorations and made us feel very special.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had excellent service & good. Would highly recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Got there early and the restaurant was empty. By the time we departed they were very full. Great service, Great selection of food. You really need to like seafood to go to G W Finns. We have eaten here many times before but this time everything just clicked very well. It was a very enjoyable meal for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

absolutely one of my favorites in NOLA---i live here and don't eat here enough! Best fish in the city and best Chocolate martini ever

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service needs serious improvement, both upon arrival at the restaurant and the main wait staff. Ours poured our wine be ONCE all night. Two bottles.
The food was very good - lobster dumplings, the red snapper with crab meat and their own creation, scalibut, were top notch

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Joe was wonderful & the food was delicious as always

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We celebrated our 50th anniversary here. It made a special day even more special. They presented us with a personalized menu and even comped dessert. Food was wonderful and the service so friendly. Could not have chosen a better place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wow. Amazing meal with great service. I had the mahi mahi - perfectly cooked. My husband had the house special - Scrod dish. We totally enjoyed the whole experience

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful experience. Table decorated for our anniversary, food excellent, waitress knowledgeable with great suggestions and wine pairings

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

GW Fins does not disappoint!! I have eaten here twice now and every time it is amazing. The service was very friendly, though I would have enjoyed more explanation on the menu then what we received. We started with the Pork Belly and Barbecue Shrimp appetizers. The Pork Belly won that round, very tender and SUPER flavorful, Barbecue Shrimp and Grits was exceptional as well. Entrees were the Local Drum and Snapper, both very fresh and flavorful, I think my Drum won, but my wife was partial to her Snapper, so call it a draw. Dessert we shared the Salty Malty Ice Cream Cake, because any other dessert cannot be better than this one!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was phenomenal, I had the sheepshead, the best fish I’ve ever had in my LIFETIME! Unbelievable flavor!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our second visit to GW Fins and we were not disappointed. Every bite and flavor combination was fantastic. Staff is friendly and accomodating. Ready to go back already! Highly recommend, 5 stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful meal from start to fish!

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