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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Happy Valentine's Day!

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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (305)
Good for a Date (277)
Creative Cuisine (246)
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Good for Anniversaries (246)
Fit for Foodies (237)
Romantic (205)
Local Ingredients (176)
Good for Birthdays (169)
Notable Wine List (158)
Business Meals (147)
Authentic (115)
Neighborhood Gem (113)
Worth the Drive (106)
Good for Groups (93)
Handcrafted Cocktails (77)
Hot Spot (72)
Pre/post Theatre (72)
Quiet Conversation (69)
Cozy (67)
Fun (66)
Healthy (54)
Bar Seating (53)
Seasonal (35)
Tasting Menu (31)
Casual (30)
People Watching (27)
Comfort Food (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Happy Hour (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Great for Lunch (11)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Scenic View (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Spicy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Tapas (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Truly wonderful food- the salmon was the best I’ve ever had. The spice cake dessert was amazing. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service! This is a must while visiting New Orleans....

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent meal

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant we tried when we were in New Orleans! Food is fabulous

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and made the dining experience that much better. He suggested dishes that were delicious, and even gave us two free desserts for our anniversary. This is a must-go!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. The lobster dumplings were sublime. The salads fresh and innovative.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Just good but we did read oatstanding reviews which elevate our expectations

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We spent a week in New Orleans. Every night meant to be at an excellent Restaurant. We did several NO classics and some new top 10. GW Fins was simply the best.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

One our favorites in NOLA. Fish very fresh and creative presentation. Hot rolls delish. Have to finish off with their homemade sorbet. 5th time there and never disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to eat! My husband & I have visited New Orleans many times & decided to give this place a try. The reviews were spot on. The lobster dumplings were a great appetizer. We had the beet salad, the John Dory Fish & the dirty rice. All were excellent. The servers went out of their way to explain the menu & to make recommendations. We will definitely go back!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Had such a great experience! Had read good reviews previously and love good seafood so gave it a try for a celebratory dinner. The staff was prompt and friendly and the entrees were EXCELLENT! We had the Scalibut, swordfish, and John Dory, and all were great. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing dinner. Sizzling oysters were the highlight!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and 5 star meal. The waiter was knowledgeable with greasy suggestions. Management ensured we had a great time . The decor and ambiance were romantic and quiet.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Great location, excellent meal, friendly environment, friendly bar staff, outstanding wait staff. Excellent overall experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food, great customer service. The staff were very friendly and professional.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time in New Orleans we were staying at the Ritz Carlton club section and GW Fins was highly recommended and I could not agree more great food and dining we are definitely coming back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our meal, but based on other reviews and how highly this restaurant is rated I was expecting to be wowed by every bite and wasn't. Surprisingly my favorite course was dessert. Beautiful space and good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

We took a couple of friends here for their first time and they fell in love with the place, one saying that she thinks it's the prettiest dining room in town. I think it's handsome rather than pretty but it's certainly distinctive, warm and inviting. We prefer a booth away from the bar for a quieter experience. The tablecloths are white, the napkins either white or black, the service polished and friendly and the menus are printed fresh daily. This is where I ask to be taken on my birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 6 days ago

What a great find! This is mostly a fish restaurant but it did offer a steak, chicken and pasta. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful!. We had several in our group with special request and each one was accommodated. All of the fish dishes were extremely fresh. The menu changes daily. Everything thing we had was top notch! I will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was wonderful. We were seated right away in an intimate corner of a quiet room. It was hard to decide what to eat because the entire menu looked great. Staff and food were perfect.

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

Best service you could ask for and the food and wine were top notch. I would go back daily if I could afford it.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

21st Birthday celebration

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·Dined 7 days ago

GW Fins is the best, most well rounded dining experience I have ever had. We went with most of our waiters recommendations because we had never had many of the items on the menu. The fried pork belly appetizer is in the top 5 best things I have ever eaten, and the swordfish was blackened to perfection. They also bring fresh pan biscuits over the course of the meal that are great. The only thing that was slightly underwhelming in taste was the Coconut Sorbet Samoa we split for dessert. This was where we strayed from our waiters suggestion, and it wasn’t bad at all, just extremely rich and we were too full to finish it. Overall I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for any date or special occasion, and for the price (under $50 a person sans wine), I will have a reservation any time I go to NOLA.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and staff. Made our Anniversary very special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Best meal I've probably ever had!! Birthday celebration.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans-never disappoints. It’s our 3rd time to visit. Attentive and friendly wait staff. Loved the smoked oysters and fish dishes.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Never disappoints. Always fabulous. Had scalibut and parmesan crusted fish. Royal red shrimp appetizer was really delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Reliably great experience, as always. Scalibut and Local Drum are great choices here that you do not see elsewhere. In a city of great restaurants, this one stands out. The fish that is fresh daily really tastes like it.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our second time to GW Fins and it didn’t disappoint us. Their seafood is the best. Tonight we tried their scallabot which it a nice piece of very fresh halibut encrusted with slivers of scallops and served over a deli PIs lobster risotto. Wonderful. And they train their wait staff very well. Every request at our beck and call. We’ll be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was great, and the level of service was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a beautiful menu! One of our very favorites!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing in every way! My husband and I had dinner this evening and it may have been one of the top five meals we’ve ever had. The service was impeccable. This is what a dinner out should be and so seldom is. When the bill came I was surprised at the total cost—we’ve paid far more for far less in taste and experience. Incredible. This would be our #1 restaurant if we lived in New Orleans. Don’t miss this restaurant!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This was our second time dining at GWFins, and it's still my favorite restaurant thus far in any city I've been. It's also a special treat if you get Fallon as your server, as she describes each meal to a "T". I will continue to come to GW Fins when I visit New Orleans.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The biscuits were amazing! The grilled oysters out of thus with. The wine amazing. But the service was by far the best.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service, stylish dining and cocktail bar serving delicious food and drinks.
We were visiting from London England so won't get the chance to return buy would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Absolutely wonderful seafood restaurant... brilliant service couldn’t speak highly enough of this restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Unfortunately, we had a very drunk and obnoxious table next to ours and our entire dinner was shadowed by this unfortunate circumstance. The food was good, but did not meet my expectation. I had sea scallops and mushroom risotto, and the scallops should have been seared and on outside of the risotto, but were part of the risotto and soft. The appetizers of lobster ravioli and shrimp tempura were good. I guess I was looking for a combination of the Cajun/creole flavors and fresh seafood, but did not experience this.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loved this restaurant! Our favorite of the places we went in New Orleans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Hands down one of the best meals of my life. The staff was incredibly friendly and hospitable. They made my birthday memorable. I cant say enough great things about everyone.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best meal we had in New Orleans which says a lot since I normally avoid fish entrees but the swordfish was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients
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