GW Fins

4.8
9655 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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  • 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
Sarah Hidalgo: (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 9655 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 hours ago

Lobster Dumplings OMG!!! Sooooo Gooood!!

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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful service and food!!!!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Drinks. food and service...excellent !! Drove 60 miles to dine and well worth the trip!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

While visiting New Orleans, we wanted a nice up scale date night on our 20th anniversary. We have never been to GW Fins and found them by searching for fine dinning in walking distance of our hotel. Making the reservation was easy and when we arrived we were treated like royalty. Service was excellent from all staff. I strongly recommend the lobster dumplings and the parmesan crusted red snapper. Prices are a little high but that is to be expected.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous - we have eaten around the French quarter all week and this was the absolute winner. Wonderful food!
I had the lobster dumplings then the scalibut - more than yummy. Expertly cooked. He had the belly pork then the local drum. Again excellent.
Great wine list to suit all budgets and the ubiquitous cocktails.
Highly recommend

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall, a great meal at GWFins! We were celebrating our anniversary and they did a great job of recognizing the occasion. We had Lobster Dumplings, which were delicious and Seafood Gumbo, which was one of the best gumbos I have ever had!!!! Split the triple wedge salad...really good! I loved the Scalabut but the Parmesan crusted Redfish wasn’t as tasty. The Biscuits served were delicious....slightly sweet and hot! Service was outstanding! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion in New Orleans!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Reserved table for anniversary dinner. Food was incredible and presented perfect. The staff was knowledgeable and anticipated our needs. We will be back the next time in Nola!! Awesome experience!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Incredible restaurant.... the food is great

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding dining experience with quality product, service and attention to detail.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The Food was excellent. My husband had The Tempura Fin wings for an appetizer. I had a sample of it. It was delicious. I had the Bruleed Fig salad. It was very good. For dinner, I had the Parmesan Crusted Mangrove Snapper. It was Great! My husband had the Scalibut which he enjoyed immensely. We shared a Creme Brûlée for dessert. It was heavenly. The best Creme Brûlée I’ve ever had. It was silky smooth.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was father's day and we werevin town for a dr visit...its our sons favorite place

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place, Food is always great. The staff is fabulous, Our waiter Alan was the best, he
even surprised Eddie with a tiny little dessert and a candle for his Birthday. He was the Best---Thanks Alan. We'll definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Incredible as always .

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was absolutely amazing. The service was beyond excellent. Had a great time.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and drinks were very good. Service was ok, we had someone in our party that could not eat dairy. That seemed to confuse him as to what she could and couldn't eat, and was not as helpful as we would of liked to come up with options of what she could have from the menu. Overall we had a very nice dinner though.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delish. The scalibut never disappoints. Everything was great.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing as always! Service impeccable! Compressed watermelon & pork belly along with lobster dumplings always our favorite.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved our dinner ... sever was very accommodating and while I intended to order an appetizer as my main course, she suggested some sides that turned that option into a wonderful full dinner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best in NOLA

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The dinner was perfect from beginning to end. We started with some creatively crafted cocktails. While the crabcake appetizer was delicious, the lobster ravioli was so beautifully light that it could have floated away. The main courses of sheephead fish, scallops and salmon were expertly prepared and prettily plated. We ordered a few desserts but the salty caramel pie was off the charts wonderful. We were seated in a side room adjacent to the regular dining room, perhaps because I requested a quiet table. We were very pleased to be there because we were able to have a nice conversation without raising our voices. I will definitely make another reservation at this gem when I visit the Big Easy. New Orleans has plenty of good restaurants but this one really is special.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were really impressed with GW Fins. The interior of the restaurant is gorgeous, lots of wooden beams and metal sculpture. Our waiter was amazing. Just the right blend of friendly, knowledgeable, and witty. The meal was outstanding. The menu is full of seafood but all of it served and combined with flavors you wouldn't expect. I had a blackened swordfish with a sweet chili sauce that was just amazing. They also have a white chocolate bread pudding which I have been dreaming about. I don't know when we will get back to New Orleans but when we do we will be going to GW Fins.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Contemporary menu. Try the sheepshead! Also the specialty Shalibut is nice

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful seafood restaurant. I’d only amended the reservation the morning of to include that it was our anniversary. They managed to get us on that list that included a personalized menu commemorating our anniversary. The food there is as good as any seafood restaurant anywhere

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was amazing with one exception, when ordering manhattans they had excellent bourbons ( Basil Hayden and Bookers for example )but only Gallo vermouth. Very sad. But not enough to lower the 5 star review. Fabulous dining experience for Fathers Day.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Once again, GW Fins did not disappoint! Our server Roderic was awesome, as well as Fallon. He was very outgoing and friendly and really made our experience a great one! We decided that we were going to try a bunch of appetizers this trip. We started off with the lobster dumplings, which were melt in your mouth deliciousness!! We also had tempura fin wings, crispy pork belly, jumbo lump crabcake, fried softshell crab, tuna tartare and Firecracker tuna tacos. Everything was simply wonderful! Everything was cooked to perfection and did not disappoint. We ended with the Samoa dessert. This is by far one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. I cannot wait for my next visit!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a great dinner. The food was delicious. The service was flawless. We were recommended this place by a friend living in New Orleans and were happy of choice.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My birthday

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We loved this restaurant . The seafood was outstanding...the best soft shell clams I have ever had. And the biscuits! My daughter and granddaugther had sushi style appetizers and they were as good as the local specialties e.g. the gumbo I ordered. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was delicious, service was outstanding and atmosphere was perfect. Have dined here several times and haven't been disappointed yet! Definitely one of our "go to" places when we are in New Orleans for the weekend.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Scalibut was excellent! Service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This little gem is right in the middle of bourbon street and you wouldn’t know it as you step inside the raucous sounds fade away. We celebrated our 20th anniversary and they decorated the table and made the night special. The menu is so sublime you will have a hard time deciding. If we lived here we would visit once a month just to try the other items. Book in advance and finish your night off at fritzels German jazz - another gem you wouldn’t realize is in the middle of all the loud music and people ; an excellent evening

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

An amazing culinary experience, this visit resulted in a new favorite dining spot in New Orleans. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food! Excellent service! We love the lobster dumplings and the BISCUTS!! Delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

From beginning to end this was a phenomenal experience. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent fresh delicious food from appetizers to desserts. Excellent suggestions from appetizers ( bbq shrimps) , Scalibut dish and local fish and desserts.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Food was better than ok but not great, service was nice, jm was limited wanted better choices

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Wonderful meal, good variety on menu, excellent service. Our two 12 year old boys rated it as their favorite restaurant during our visit and the best gumbo. We agree. Like that they enforce their dress code.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Service was incredible!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

A fabulous place. Always fresh good seafood done creatively.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Way over priced. There are a lot of good restaurants in New Orleans with the same quality food at a better price.

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