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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

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (289)
Good for a Date (263)
Creative Cuisine (228)
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Good for Anniversaries (226)
Fit for Foodies (208)
Romantic (191)
Good for Birthdays (174)
Local Ingredients (163)
Notable Wine List (155)
Business Meals (154)
Authentic (106)
Worth the Drive (103)
Neighborhood Gem (88)
Good for Groups (84)
Quiet Conversation (80)
Hot Spot (79)
Handcrafted Cocktails (75)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Fun (61)
Cozy (54)
Bar Seating (50)
Healthy (46)
People Watching (36)
Seasonal (33)
Casual (31)
Comfort Food (23)
Tasting Menu (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Happy Hour (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Organic (2)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 18 hours ago

The food was amazing. Service could not have been better thank you Ryan. Will come back when in New Orleans.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional service and food! A perfect evening!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my “Go To” restaurants. The best seafood! I take all out of Towners there and they and I have never been disappointed. It is not a chain. Is a one and only with great quality and a innovative seafood cuisine. I dine there every month after the symphony. I can not say enough good things about GW Fins!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived on time for our reservation and had about a 20 min wait. We were seated in the worst spot in the restaurant. We were in the path from the kitchen and next to a booth with only a divider so we were almost in the conversation with the folks next to us. After having to wait they could have at least given us a decent table. The food was great and the waiter was attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

We got married in NOLA last year on 11/18, had dinner that night at GW Fins...so decided this year to make it a tradition to celebrate our Anniversary at GW Fins every year.
The food is amazing, as is the service, and they make every effort to acknowlege any special occasion in a personalized menu as well as a decorated table. I love this place! So very special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. A bit of trendy atmosphere. All age/ethnic groups represented!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

OMG! Might be the best meal I've ever had. And, I'm a foodie. I will never have soft shell crab again anywhere because it could never compare and I want to keep this experience pristine in my memory. I had the scalibut due to other reviews but it was just good, not fabulous. My dinner partner had the Dori which was fabulous as were the lobster dumplings. The salty malty dessert was incredible, as well. The service was attentive without being uncomfortable. Fabulous restaurant in a city of great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

GW Fins was a great dining experience. Very creative preparation of local fare. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. Gumbo was to die for. Lobster dumplings and gnocchi were the best. Soft shells and red snapper were wonderful. The bread pudding and salty malty was out of this world. Needless to say we loved the food and will be back when we come to Nola again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and wonderful help when having trouble getting to your establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best meals during our visit to New Orleans and we would definitely return. Our waiter took the time to talk to us about the city and things do.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was to die for. Plates are well proportioned and very filling. Highly recommend!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Exceeded expectations. We booked reservations on the recomendation of a friend, who is a foodie and, at times, prone to pontificate. He got it right this time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

At a confedrence in New Orleans and ate dinner here with a group. A bit loud for some of the older folks...but amazingly fantastic service and food. Loved it!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely delicious local seasonal fun take on food with amazing service.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful menu with delicious and beautiful presentation. Excellent service from entire staff!! Very professional...a must in New Orleans.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and very good food. I had the cobia, really enjoy it. Never failed here w/ the food and service is second to none.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

I visit as often as I can and have never been disappointed. This visit two of the four had ordered the swordfish. It was dry and "tough". Never experienced anything of the like at GW's. We were taken care of immediately and a substitute dish was supplied. I guess on rare occasions even the best restaurants can get a less than acceptable item from a supplier. The important thing is that the customer is taken care of. I will be back!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Ambience, an attentive and personable "wait crew," food flavor and presentation ... all were excellent. No complaints. And, worthy of note: The one-way street on which the restaurant is located was completely blocked, at the nearest corner, for construction. Thus, access was by foot, only, and a tad dicey. But: When we left, at 7:30 p.m., or so, approximately 40 people had flooded the lobby and the sidewalk, waiting for a table — a living and milling testimony to the popularity of G.W. Fins.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Best fish I ever had ! Amazing ! Also best biscuits in the world. Service was incredible!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Was hoping for a special meal to help make it a special evening and I was not disappointed. My wife had the Tuna and I had the Drum. We both loved our dishes. The sides were excellent too. Though the side portions could be a bit larger. Next time in New Orleans we will be back. Did not have dessert as we headed over to the Cafe Du Monde for beignets.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service and delicious food!!!!
We enjoyed it so much! We will be back on our next visit to NOLA 😊

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Our family comes to NOLA once a year from different parts of the USA and go to the same restaurant every time. This time we did something different and tried GW Fins. It is now the restaurant we will always come to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing. Many choices of fresh fish. Service was terrific

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·Dined 6 days ago

We travel to New Orleans once or twice a year & always eat at GWFins. We had great seafood. Our server Aaron & Lee took great care of us. It is a step above. Highly recommend

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·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I totally enjoyed our experience at GW Fins! Atmosphere, service, and food were excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food. Service was attentive without bbeing intrusive. One of the best meals I have had.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent dinner! Very nice service. Would have preferred being in the main dining room rather than the room off to the side. Felt as if we were "put off" to the side and didn't meet whatever criteria they have for the main dining room. Were dressed up appropriately.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food very good with good service. We split tuna tartar and shrimp romoulade apps (kitchen split for us). Both very good though dressing on romoulade better on shrimp and tomatoe than on salad. Scallops and 'Scalibut' (combo scallop and Halibut) were excellent and tasted fresh. Certainly would return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

In my thirty years of living in New Orleans, the dinner was definitely in the top three. Having caught lemonfish in the Gulf, I opted for the cobia. Outstanding flavor and presentation and cooked perfectly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very good mushroom risotto

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent over all experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food is very good..loved the lobster dumplings..the triple wedge salad and of course the scalibut. I just wish the place didnt feel so snobby.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Second visit for dinner and even better than we remembered. Food was wonderful- great ideas and very well prepared. Entrees included "Scallibut" and New Zealand Jon Dory. Each very distinctive with just the right accompaniments to accent the main ingredients without upstaging them. The BBQ shrimp appetizer was equally well done with tender peeled shrimp and delicious sauce. No bibs required. We shared this and the entrees as well as the salty malty ice cream cake dessert, a perfect end to a great meal. Service was fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and gave spot-on recommendations after listening carefully to our questions. He struck the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. His assistant was very polite and timely with service. We never felt rushed nor neglected. The owner was also extremely gracious in accepting our thanks as we left. If we lived in New Orleans, we'd be faithful regulars. We'll definitely book in advance whenever we visit. In a city known for it's great cuisine, GW Fins stands out as exceptional in every way.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Exquisite culinary combinations, juxtaposition of cuisines novelly mated, presented with respectful attention to dietary restrictions

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Have been there twice in the past two visits to New Orleans and this is one of our favorites. Food is remarkable and the service is excellent. We sat in a booth this time and it helped with the noise. We ate the scalibut and the drum fish and both were outstanding. The wine list is extensive but not overwhelming.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing meal, thank you!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing food and service !!! Everything was perfect !!!!!

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