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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
16167 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats & ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, & dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, & 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 & national & local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe & featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness & 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, & Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 581-3467

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Nelson

  • Private party facilities

    GW Fins' Private Dining Room has a maximum capacity of 30 people, however, we can accommodate 200 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 275 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Parking details

    Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville Street on the corner of Iberville and Dauphine Streets will now be offering Self-Parking, which we will validate while you dine at GW Fins. Please take a picture of your license plate in the garage and present it to the hostess when you arrive to receive the validation code.

  • Public transit

    Bienville & Rampart

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Make Plans To Get COOL-inary!

    $45.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2022
    It’s the time of year so many locals look forward to – the New Orleans COOLinary dining experience! Beginning Monday, August 1st, we will be offering our popular 3-course COOLinary Menu for only $45, plus tax and gratuity. This special menu, which highlights the bright, fresh flavors of locally sourced ingredients, will be available every Sunday through Thursday through Wednesday, August 31st, in addition to our regular a la carte menu. As with our Daily Menu, our COOLinary Menu changes every evening depending on the fresh catch we receive that day.

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What 16,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Seafood

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Notable Wine List

  • New Orleans

    Seafood

  • New Orleans

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  1. LH

    LeslieH

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! I've eaten at a lot of nice restaurants. Thisis definitely in top 5! Excellent
  2. PG

    PhilipG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down our favorite restaurant and "must-do" for any foodie visiting the French Quarter. The restaurant is located steps from bourbon street, making it easy to get to. The food is second to none, all of the meals we've had were perfectly balanced, new and exciting. Cant recommend GW enough.
  3. MD

    MilenaD

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was professional and knowledgeable. His partner as well. Their attention to detail was impressive
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual. Service is top notch as is the food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins is my favorite NOLA restaurant - consistently awesome! And it's one restaurant that I don't stick to one menu item because the menu changes every day and there are always so many good options that allow you to try different types of fish and different preparations.
  6. p

    patm

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason our waiter and his manager were great.
  7. CF

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Our waitress deserves 5 Stars , so informative willing to suggest and really knows her FISH! Her name was Ashley. She was the best.
  9. M

    Marty1

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, fanatastic food! Not sure it could be better!
  10. JG

    JamesG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    GW Fins is among the top 5 restaurants in all of the New Orleans area. The service is knowledgeable and efficient. The food is beyond compare in New Orleans. It is certainly the very best seafood restaurant in New Orleans.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, super friendly and approachable server, loved the aMbiance
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing better than the food, was the service. The wait staff was attentive and very pleasant. The "scalibut" is amazing. The bread pudding is the best I have ever had. Try it. You will thank me.
  13. MW

    MelanieW

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time in NOLA and first time at GW Fins… and everything absolutely exceeded our expectations! Phenomenal food, service m, drinks and people.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing from the moment we sat down. Not only was the food amazing, but the staff was as well. My husband wisely chose this establishment to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The attention to detail was over the top with a personalized menu with our names and date of our anniversary. Thank you for making it such a special moment. The experience was so wonderful we dined there 2 days later.
  15. C

    Christian

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was superb. The ambiance was a bit “commercial “ but our server Stephani was very professional and personable and gave us great advice. The scallops were excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!!! BREATHTAKING!!!
  17. DC

    DCBAMA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and professional service! I would recommend when in NOLA!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Second experience. Food as always was phenomenal but the service was chaotic. The entrees were served to the wrong people at the table ... not something that can't be fixed by swapping plates at the table. Issue was after plate swapping my entree wasn't what I ordered. Good thing fish cooks fast! No deduct off the bill or recognition for the error which was surprising given the price point and reputation.
  19. AK

    AmyK

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. One of the best restaurants (if not the best) in New Orleans.
  20. HC

    HeatherC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff were excellent as well as the good presentation. Would love to go back!
  21. LH

    LaurenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I came here for my birthday dinner! I loved my waiter and the hosts. I appreciate how accommodating they were for me, due to my egg allergy. Definitely enjoyed dressing nice and eating well.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff are always amazing. We usually always get the lobster dumplings and firecracker Tuna tacos. We decided to try the crab cake, and so glad we did! I got the wedge salad and the salad dressing was really good. Highly recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Jason was phenomenal, food is always exceptional. One of our favorite restaurants is New Orleans.
  24. l

    luv2eat

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in NOLA, eat here every time we are in town.
  25. AD

    AnthonyD

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The highest rating for service and food! It is our favorite restaurant in the French Quarter and we come in for a meal whenever we are in town!
  26. SY

    StephanieY

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! One of my favorite places to eat in Nola!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in French quarter!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Chose this restaurant for our last night in New Orleans and so happy we did. The food is amazing, service was great! Highly recommend.
  29. S

    Sapi

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! They were so nice to print my name in the menu as it was my birthday!!! Very nice detail. The waiter wasn’t what I expected, not helpful with the menu, and the feeling was that he was in a hurry all the time. Other than that food was excellent, delicious, out of this world!
  30. d

    daberry

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Slowly has become our go to spot and seems better each visit. Scalibut was amazing
  31. A

    Andrea214

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was delicious, well Presented .
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.
  33. AR

    AlbeeR

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive.
  34. S

    Sommer

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the absolute best time here for my birthday. They made this dinner so special for me in every way! The food was outstanding and the service was the best I’ve had in this city so far. I already can’t wait to return. This place is a GEM!!!
  35. PH

    PattiH

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening at GW Fins. We were seated immediately and had a wonderful server. Dinner, drinks and dessert were delicious -- and the atmosphere was lovely. Will definitely return and recommend.
  36. CB

    ColeenB

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Changing menu depends on what's the best fish at the time. Upscale and sophisticated. Very attentive service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So I cannot thank this establishment enough. The food was amazing. The service the best I have ever had. This was my 50th and I honestly felt pampered and spoiled. From decorating the table to the wonderful meal, thank you.
  38. MC

    MariaC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is unbelievable! Food is incredible as well
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for dinner last night . Based on all the positive reviews we decided to dine here and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing , the service was outstanding . The ambiance was intimate and romantic. We definitely will be dining here again!
  40. WI

    WILLIEM

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was outstanding. We have GW fins on our short list of must dining experiences when visiting NOLA.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 16167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for GW Fins

808 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville Street on the corner of Iberville and Dauphine Streets will now be offering Self-Parking, which we will validate while you dine at GW Fins. Please take a picture of your license plate in the garage and present it to the hostess when you arrive to receive the validation code.

  • Public transit

    Bienville & Rampart

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Nelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 581-3467

  • Private party facilities

    GW Fins' Private Dining Room has a maximum capacity of 30 people, however, we can accommodate 200 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 275 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344

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