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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:
Caitlin Murphy: (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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (282)
Good for a Date (251)
Creative Cuisine (231)
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Good for Anniversaries (222)
Fit for Foodies (211)
Romantic (189)
Local Ingredients (161)
Good for Birthdays (151)
Notable Wine List (136)
Business Meals (118)
Neighborhood Gem (104)
Worth the Drive (100)
Authentic (96)
Good for Groups (80)
Hot Spot (72)
Handcrafted Cocktails (68)
Pre/post Theatre (68)
Quiet Conversation (67)
Fun (62)
Cozy (60)
Bar Seating (45)
Healthy (45)
Casual (32)
Seasonal (30)
People Watching (24)
Tasting Menu (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Kid-friendly (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Scenic View (9)
Spicy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

Wonderful atmosphere. Fantastic food and impeccable service! It was our wedding anniversary and the staff treated us so specially!! Have the barbecue shrimp appetizer and salmon. Just terrific! Beautiful atmosphere too!

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 (Memphis)·Dined a day ago

Oyster appetizer was fabulous! Service was amazing. Highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazingly fresh fish, Scalibut and blackened swordfish were outstanding. One landlubber ordered the Filet and said it was the best they ever had. Make this stop if you are in NOLA

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

If you are even questioning going, don't!!! I am quite the foodie, and I can absolutely say I would eat here again. It was delicious. While there are many options in New Orleans, GW Fins is a must have.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our 2nd dinner here during our 4 day trip, it was as wonderful as 1st dinner. Can't gush enough over the great service (thanks Fallon & Omar) and outstanding food. Looking at planning another trip to New Orleans just so we can indulge in this restaurant's wonderful environment and food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

New Orleans had incredible food... However, this was our greatest meal. It's expensive, but for romantic date night or a special occasion, it's perfect. Servers are amazing (I think we had Kenny and he was great!) Try those Fin Wings!!! We ordered them twice!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic as usual! Whenever we’re in New Orleans we make a point to go and have never been disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Recommend the lobster dumplings and scalibut.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was outstanding!! The Ambience was beautiful and the food wonderful. I would definitely go back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Felt a little rushed to leave the table.. had some fish which was deep fried.. a little greasy and less crispy. Salads were good as well as the vegetarian gnocchi

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful! The best of New Orleans!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good and service was very good. Pork belly the best ever! The whole atmosphere is more business - get in and get out - and focused on $$$.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was adequate. Both entrees were cold and the appetizer had no seasoning whatsoever.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Food. Fun place. Had their specialty halibut, very good.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous in every way! From service to taste this place exceeded all expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Great, but we sat in an old converted storeroom with only 8 tables in room. No Windows or pleasant atmosphere. And we made advance reservation 2 month's in advance.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food was great drum and cobia were fixed with great flavor.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s/ Mardi Gras treat. Everything was top notch. A real treat

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

GW Fins is just simply the best restaurant in the city! From food to service to ambience, it’s exceptional in every possible way. Can’t recommend it enough.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been in New Orleans for a week now, this was the best meal on the trip, the lobsters dumplings, could have made a meal out of them they were so good. This restaurant was the best one here for diner, service was very good. No trip is complete without diner here.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation and got a table in the back room which was very quiet and romantic even with others in the room. Everything we ordered was outstanding!!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant far exceeded our expectations in food quality and service. We celebrated my birthday on valentines evening and were so pleased we came back for our last evening of our 3 day trip. Fallon and Omar made us feel comfortable and special throughout both dinners. The food was was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ambience and service was wonderful very formal within the quarter. Started off with some very good cocktails and ordered a moderately overpriced wine. The wine selection was good and the Malbec we had was perfect.

We ordered the lobster dumpling which were very tasty with a buttery cream sauce. I had then scalibut and my husband had the snapper. Both cooked to perfection, flaky and fluffy. The scallops seared into the halibut were nice and firm.

Dessert was the bread pudding and crewmen brûlée. Bread pudding had no raisins so it was perfect for me to try. Both weee very good.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great Restraunt
Food delicious, service good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service with the best seafood. You can't go wrong dining at this restauramt.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent. We enjoyed the snapper and the lobster dumplings. Wine which our waiter helped with was excellent choice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely lived everything about this restaurant and will definitely be back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely excellent service with great food and good wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Spicy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Truly one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans. We've eaten here before, but have never been disappointed. We arrived a couple of minutes early, so we went to the bar to order a glass of wine for each of us. The wine was no sooner poured, than our table was ready. We didn't get a chance to taste the wine until we sat down, unfortunately it was corky. Our waitress immediately summoned a manager who went and got a different bottle and poured two new glasses which were fine. My wife had the pear salad and I had the shrimp remoulade, both were excellent. My wife then had the grouper and I had the scalibut. If you've never had had scalibut, it is thinly sliced scallops somehow fused to the top of the halibut and served over lobster risotto, simply the best. We split a crème brulee and it was also excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lobster dumplings, very nice. John Dory fish excellent. SO had scallops and red snapper seviche. Everythi g was top notch!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The lobster dumplings were to die for! And our server Sarah was awesome!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fantastic. Excellent service. Will be back soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrific food, service and atmosphere. I had the Crispy Pork Belly and John Dory fish. My wife had the Lobster Dumplings and Sea Scallops. We shared the Bread Pudding dessert. Delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First of all the service was very attentive...
The folks at GW fins really care bout their
Customers..
The food itself is on a different level..
You know it’s Louisiana food when it’s served
Fresh..
I recommend fins to any tourist or resident..
Great job !!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good experience, good meal. Only food negative was: the sword fish was a bit over cooked.

I think our perception of GW Fins as being less than spectacular lies a bit with our personal preferences. GW Fins is a warehouse style seating, all in one very large room. They do a nice job with this set up. But, we went to Brighten’s the night before and we all really liked the more intimate experience. Additionally, we are all foodies and two of us are very good cooks and the food was so spectacular at Brighten’s that it was a tough act to follow. Brighten’s is off the beaten path, but totally worth the Uber ride. GW Fin’s convenient if you want to visit bourbon street and stay in the French quarter.

We would definitely go back to GW Fins, but our expectations would be different going into the evening.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was excellent as always. Great food and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was top notch. The food was very good and creative. We would definitely go back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our meal at GW Fins was fabulous, as always. It is my favorite restaurant in a city full of great places to eat. If its offered on the menu, try the scalibut (scallop crusted halibut). So good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I definitely want to eat here again while in New Orleans.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

GW Fins was exactly what my wife and I were looking for when we set out to find a special, treat ourselves, first time in a long time without kids restaurant. Above all I will say the staff is what really made the evening. Our server Jason had exceptional knowledge of the food and specifically what the chef was out to accomplish with each meal. With that, the food did not disappoint. We chose a local tuna entrée and a more creative Scalibut dish with a lobster risotto. As requested by Jason, we also opted for the sizzling oysters as an appetizer. Every aspect of our night was spot on and I look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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