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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
17104 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 158 times today

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

What 17,104 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Seafood

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • New Orleans

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  1. MA

    MARIE

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Place was nice, food was ok, service was great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    For the French quarter I expect more culture. This was a very tourist oriented spot. Food was mediocre, the decor was dated and bland, and service was very average for the level of service I would suspect. Luckily it wasn’t too pricey. They said they had a dress code on here but I saw guys in t shirts. Very biazarre… wouldn’t recommend.
  3. JW

    JeffW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for a fancy dinner, this is the spot. My wife and I had a very enjoyable time. Service and food were fantastic! Highly recommend!
  4. JV

    JoeV

    Phoenix

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We are a huge fan of GW Fins- this night was off for both the food and service. The New Bedford scallops were small - but the real issue was the mushroom risotto - they had NO rice in the mixture. The server took enough time to check on how we liked our dishes- by that time I had already finished my grouper dish. Someone brought out a small side dish of risotto- however by that time another manager picked up the whole dish - back to the kitchen. A new dish arrived and the risotto was marginal. The server that headed table not to be found- the secondary server did a good job. We will be back in April- we live in Arizona and usually can’t wait to eat here- so what a disappointment. We had this experience on a 5:00 o’clock Sunday- so the restaurant was not slammed.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with your food selections. Everything is excellent. We were fortunate to be seated at a table off the main dining area, so we had a fairly quiet atmosphere.
  6. r

    robertl

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be one of the best restaurants anywhere. When visiting NOLA, GW Fins is a must for a special dinner. Recommended without hesitation or reservation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb!!! Thanks for making my bornday special! It was a celebration for sure because of the drinks, the biscuits and the amazing customer service!
  8. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service by Samantha and Jackie. Fabulous food. Sadly, one guest at another table was talking so loudly/yelling almost the entire time, we could not have a conversation. Wish the management had stepped in to ask other table to lower their voices.
  9. VH

    VeronicaH

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a elegant restaurant you can have a romantic dinner or group out dinner the food menu was great the service was excellent
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Definitely recommend
  11. L

    Lisa

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent menu and food was fab! Good drink menu and wine! We were very happy with the service too!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at GW Fins and had a great experience. From the moment we entered the building we were well taken care of. Our food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We will definitely come back on our next trip to NOLA!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marlon was incredible!
  14. MQ

    MQTDave

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. A little loud where we were but still great
  15. S

    Sapi

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We love y@to come to GWFins every time we come to Nola from Miami. We loved the food again, and also the service. This time the only thing I didn’t like was how noisy it was! I couldn’t fully enjoy because of that. Other than that, we enjoyed their perfectly cooked fish and the biscuits that are consistently amazing through the years. Bread pudding for dessert was excellent too.
  16. H

    Heavenonaplate

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way! Fabulous food; impeccable service; and considerate seating. I had requested a quiet table, due to hearing impairment, and got the best seat in the house! All 3 of us were "wowed" by our choices, which included Fried oysters with chili aioli; lobster ravioli; Sheepshead; Louisiana tuna; Scalibut;:Chocolate mousse bombe; and Salty crunchy ice cream pie! Oh, yes... FABULOUS!
  17. k

    katyholdener

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here 5 or so years ago while in town for a convention. Came back last night for the Scalibut and WOW was it just as amazing as we remembered! Truly a gem!
  18. S

    Sw92

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and the food was excellent. Staff very good at explaining the menu and the wine list.
  19. O

    Oweneats

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday here. It could not have been better—excellent across the board. The service was outstanding, the staff was very attentive. I ordered the yellowfin tuna and it was perfectly prepared and presented. The sticky rice and vegetables accompanying the tuna were great and complemented the tuna very well. My wife ordered the signature “scallibut” and was equally pleased. We topped off the meal by splitting the caramel ice cream cake—OMG! This is a restaurant that really excels.
  20. FM

    FoodieMom

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. We had the Lobster Dumplings which were delicious and we both had the Scalibut. Would definitely get it again! So good. The only thing we were a little disappointed about was the fact we were celebrating our 25th anniversary and we were seated at a table right just steps away from the hostess/entrance. A booth would have been nice or maybe a corner table.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible meal!
  22. TH

    TomH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Large room, multi-level, nice booths. Excellent menu and wine list. Quite busy on a Monday night. Waiters are well-trained, friendly but not there to have an extended conversation. Large support staff. Enjoyed the experience.
  23. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Best restaurant we went to while in town. Loved so much we came two times!
  24. TG

    TomG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. Will make it a must when ever we’re in town.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday !
  26. LS

    LindsayS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!! Will recommend to anyone who comes to New Orleans
  27. DN

    DenaN

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best seafood dishes of my life! Overall in my top five best meals!
  28. EH

    ElijahH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my birthday yesterday at GW FINN, food was delicious
  29. DB

    DonB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant
  30. KR

    KristelR

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star all around! I can’t think of a better place to celebrate a special occasion. They make sure a big deal about it and it’s just so nice. The food and service is outstanding. I highly recommend the lobster dumplings and then any of the seafood dishes l! However, my son ate every bite of the steaK and said it was one of the best he has ever had
  31. BG

    BenjaminG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal we had in New Orleans! Food was tasty and served ice was impeccable.
  32. ST

    SuzanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut with crab meat was perfect. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Smiles all around. A perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!
  33. s

    sugarshane

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was outstanding, as usual. Our waitress was MIA most of the night.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The aged tuna was incredible.
  35. BS

    BS75

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Venant de France, l'expérience culinaire ressemble cependant à une prestation de type brasserie basique mais pratiquant des prix de restaurants étoilés. Donc cher pour la prestation. Mais expérience étonnante d'une table gastronomique à l'américaine avec des produits frais
  36. BS

    BruceS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, great food and great service by / from all.
  37. SD

    SheilaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was very interesting with multiple appealing choices. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was excellent. The ambiance, which I would describe as Art Deco with a Mardi Gras flair, added to the overall enjoyment of our evening.
  38. SD

    SusanD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and venue! Would highly recommend the Lobster Dumplings, Scalibut and the Old Fashioned!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary! Thank you for the excellent service and birthday personalization.
  40. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu and outstanding service ... and the food quality was excellent!

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 17104 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 158 times today
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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