GW Fins

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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. Executive Chef Mike Nelson and Chef/Owner Tenney Flynn 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.
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Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with fresh ingredients and great service.

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MI
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Anthony took great care of us and the food was amazing. We started with the tuna tartare and the lobster dumplings and both were delicious. I wish I had more time in New Orleans just so I could go back and try some different dishes.

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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Highly recommended

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we mentioned that we had reservations at GW's everyone was like, yeah their good. We were not disappointed at all. The lobster dumplings were amazing as well as the Scalibut (halibut with a crust of sea scallops. The service was outstanding. One of our new favorites.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a nice high quality meal in the French Quarter.

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Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal with excellent service!

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, tasty good food, Great Evening !

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Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent meal as always. We were seated in the main area rather than the back room. The lobster dumplings, Parmesan crusted sheepshead, and creme brulee were delicious. We are also big fans of the biscuits.

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London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very busy, popular restaurant, good food, very good service, would go back for the atmosphere and the service

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HC
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best food!!

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KA
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 nights in NOLA and this was by far our favorite restaurant. Staff was wonderful, food superb, and the desserts to die for! Make sure to make a reservation. We will be back!

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FF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. I recommend to anyone in New Orleans.

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DB
Birmingham
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant meal, except for an abrasive hostess who wanted us to wait even though we had an early reservation. Otherwise, service impeccable and food quite good. Excellent chocolate martini for dessert!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was superb! The service was excellent - Torial is a very attentive and excellent server! It was quite noisy - a bit tough for a nice date night! Would return when next in New Orleans!

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h
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit and it was just as enjoyable as the first. We were seated minutes after arriving for our reservations which are recommended. The dishes we had were very very good. I tried the tuna tartare for starters and it was unique and quite tasty. My main dish was the grouper and it was just as delicious. My companion had the grilled oysters as her starter and then chose the red snapper which she said was outstanding. We finished with her getting the strawberry/coconut sorbet and me with the creme brulee. Service was prompt and friendly by the entire front of the house staff. Great dining experience. Can't wait for my next visit!!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. Our server Toriah helped to make our experience more memorable. She suggested the Tempura Fin Wings which were out of this world.

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MK
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at GW Fins was outstanding.
The food was very tasty and prepared perfectly. We had salmon and blackened swordfish. I would recommend either of these choices. We enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. The restaurant was very busy, but the service was still excellent! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for good food and a very memorable dining experience in the French Quarter!!

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CC
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food. It was the best we had in 3 nights at different restaurants. Will return on our next visit to New Orleans.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food — impeccable service

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FT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After having the best dining experience, I have put GW Fins at the top of my list of go to restaurants in New Orleans.

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D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely the best dining experience we had while in New Orleans. Although only a half block off of the pit of Bourbon Street, GW Fins is fine dining (with a moderate dress code). I was concerned because of its location so close to Bourbon Street however such concern was completely unwarranted. The fish offerings were extensive and the four of us all had excellent meals. Don't miss eating here.

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with my college roommate. Recommended by several friends. Did not disappoint. Friendly host, amazing waiter, Phelix, (knowledgeable and personable) and outstanding food. Favorite dining experience during our stay.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on vacation in New Orleans. We had been to GW Fins in 2001 when they first opened. We were so impressed with our first visit we had to go back. They did not disappoint. The food was delicious. When we arrived I mentioned to the hostess that we had been there before, she immediately told me she would have Gary the owner stop by our table. He made us feel as if we were old friends. I later found out the hostess is his wife.They are a wonderful couple and have a first class restaurant.

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r
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our go-to places when we visit New Orleans. We actually enjoyed it so much we returned the next night so everyone could try a new dish. We began the meal with a couple stand out choices: tuna tacos, tuna tower, and ravioli. All three hit the spot and revisited the tuna tacos the next night and tried out their fresh, new add: BBQ oysters. Simply amazing. The Sheepshead, both tuna dishes, and the scallibut were all incredible as well. Our only disappointment was the roll served when we sat down. It was not nearly as buttery and delicious as when we first visited a couple years ago. It might have been a blessing in disguise so we did not fill up on those and had room for the incredible bread pudding dessert!

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LB
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GW Fins is always a must when in NOLA. even if you are not there for the livelihood of the quarter, take in a meal at GW Fins.

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SJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have ever had!! Service and food were exceptional.

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was a wonderful success. Was a birthday dinner and the restaurant was prepared with confetti and a special menu. The food was delicious. And the service was excellent

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great I don’t want to write bbb bbnnnxxcccccccccccccccccc

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Schwerin & MV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my daughter !!
Our waiter Ryan C. Was very nice and his whole team was very attentive. They helped to make it a very nice night!

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J
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our observation is everything will be good. We enjoyed the swordfish and salmon . Both dishes had great detail. The salads were made by someone who eats salad. The drinks were perfect. The decor, with multiple level seating was elegant. But, the service was even better.

Two details I enjoyed. Our server did not need to write any of our order down. He called us by name during the dinner, before I handed him the credit card.

GW Finns helped us have a great last day of vacation in New Orleans.

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Key West
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding at every level

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RS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and decor was top-notch. The food was of high quality and served perfectly, but portions could be slightly larger. The staff was very polite, attentive, and went the extra step to make our celebration special. Location is just off Bourbon, so the walk to and from doesn't match the experience this restaurant is aiming for. Once inside, GW Fins provides an escape from reality with its great staff and delicious food. Thank you for a special evening.

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LH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

How sad that the jewels are falling off the crown of this once spectacular restaurant.

I have dined with GW Fins at least a half dozen times over many years of visiting New Orleans. I always think of it as offering outstanding flavors and impeccable service. I'm afraid that was not our experience during the Sunday of the French Quarter Festival 2019.

We always start our meal with their 2 famous appetizers, the lobster dumplings and their sizzling oysters. Neither one of these brought back the memories I had cherished and both dishes left us wanting. We would also normally order their famous chocolate dessert when placing our appetizer order as it takes over 1/2 hour to make. Much to our disappointment the waiter informed us they no longer offer this signature dessert. Speaking of waiters, I was feeling guilty for dropping biscuit crumbs all over our table but kept thinking soon I'll see the waiter appear with one of those neat crumb tools to sweep them away. That never happened. Our waiter also, inexplicably, took away my wife's empty wine glass and never offered her another glass - which she would have happily ordered. I also ran out of water. Our entrees were good and we enjoyed their bread pudding for dessert, but walked out the door deciding to broadening our horizons and next time in New Orleans try another one of the city's world famous restaurants.

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Phoenix
175 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends to our favorite NOLA restaurant and we were not disappointed. This is on our must do list every time we are visiting, and it is always outstanding. The food was fabulous, as always; the restaurant is lovely and comfortable; the service is friendly and helpful. What more could you ask for. We will always get the smoky roasted oysters when we visit - they are just the best!!!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Best seafood ever! Tuna was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and food!!!

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LB
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again G.W. Fins provided a fabulous fine dining experience. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the specials and suggesting options. The star of all our visits is the smoked oyster appetizer. 6 plump, perfectly "smoked" oysters sizzling are to die for. Our Sheepshead and Drum entres were perfectly cooked and served with appetizing side dishes. Service was attentive but not hovering. A totally enjoyable meal.

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AT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find in New Orleans. Kind and attentive staff, great drinks and amazing food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Would definitely go back!

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