GW Fins

4.8
10411 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 581-3467
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Nelson
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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.
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Private party contact
Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 581-3467
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bourbon, Dauphine
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Parking details
Validated parking is available for up to 3 hours at Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville St.
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Public transit
Bienville & Rampart
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 10411 People Are Saying
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KB
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Randall was great- food was outstanding- highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. Appetizer to dessert. Filet was amazing. Husband got yellow fin tuna and bread pudding!!!! 😍😍

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FC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time visit to New Orleans.

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MC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there because of a recommendation. Food was great. Much better than Commanders Palace.
Service at the table was excellent. My only complaint would be the two young ladies at the front desk were mude and impolite. I nearly left the restaurant. We were there a little early and there was quite a few tables empty but we had to wait til they got around to us. Not sure I would ever go back again because of this poor treatment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Will go again next time we are in town!

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

This was the highlight of our dinning experience while we were in New Orleans. Everything was perfect. My friend and I were both celebrating birthdays and were treated like royalty making our celebration extra special. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable.

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LO
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing!! The food was something we will remember for a long time!! Our server was out of this world awesome!! His name is Kenneth. He made our dinner there extra great!!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. We had dinner there two nights in a row.

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

This was my second visit over the past few years. Fabulous.

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service! Had the sheepshead and crab cakes both superb. Great wine selection; found a great new cal cab. Booth seating was sub par...cracked vinyl bench with worn springs to the point of uncomfortable. Interior could use an update across the board.

Service was outstanding and perfectly accommodated our delayed arrival.

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

For the price of the meal, the food was not worth it. Businesses trips are ideal since companies will foot the bill, as was in my case.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great restaurant. Impeccible food. Marvin was a great waiter

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TB
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Busy so you better reserve.

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LB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Recommended by a local bartender. Fine dining experience without the stuffiness. Many different seafood options. I recommend the lobster dumplings & the scalibut. We were equally surprised by the terrific filet my husband had. My husband works for a fine dining steakhouse & the filet was on point. A reservation is a must since they book up pretty fast. I would book at least 2 nights in advance.Thank you for a wonderful evening for our last night in NOLA.

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b
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star service and 5 star food. You can’t go wrong with this place.

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HJ
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal, service and venue we had in New Orleans. The fish was outstanding.

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NL
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first visited GW Fins in 2016 during my first visit to New Orleans and I'd been dreaming about it since. Upon return to the city in November 2018, I made sure to book a reservation for dinner with my girlfriend while we were in town. The service is always spectacular and the food is the best in the city. We spent two and a half hours enjoying much of what GW Fins has to offer. We delighted in the lobster dumpling and tuna taco share plates, the handcrafted cocktails, the brûléed fig salad, fantastic local fish entrees, and the salty malty ice cream pie.

I overheard a group looking for a "fancy" dinner recommendation and inserted myself into their conversation to recommend GW Fins. I would again recommend to strangers, to friends, to family, and I do plan on dining here anytime I'm in New Orleans.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best total dining experience I've enjoyed in years.

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

This is hands down the best Restraunt in the entire city. Everything is so fresh and there menu is different every day. From their lobster dumplings to there bbq shrimp (best I’ve ever had) to their fin wing everything on their appetizer menu was nothing short of phenomenal. As for their entrees fresh caught seafood with spectacular sauces and sides sets this Restraunt aside from the rest. Their desert Salty Malty Pie is a complete game changer. This Restraunt sets the bar so high for other restaurants to try to top. There is too many great things to write. This Restraunt is hands down the best in the area and I recommend it to everyone

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

Always a pleasure. It was my second time there and it was just as great as the first time. Service A++.Food and drinks A++

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TS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing seafood restaurant! Service is impeccable and I would return there anytime!

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b
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic. We come every year for our Anniversary. They always make it special. The food and service are outstanding. Highly Recommended!!! 5 STARS

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals we’ve ever had!! Exquisite service and food. Highly recommend, but be sure to book ahead of time.

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, well prepared seafood. Cocktails are superb. Service, especially Gary and Travaille, was impeccable

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G
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a romantic dinner.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

GW Fins did not disappoint, with it's excellent menu of locally sourced fish and seafood. Great wine list, upscale interior, roomy seating. I will recommend this spot to friends for a special meal out.

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DI
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Our favorite restaurant in NOLA

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! I told them my wife had her 30th birthday and they took great care of us! Alexis was great!

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LP
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best seafood and desserts we’ve had! The scalibut, scallops, and drum were delicious; and the salty malty ice cream cake... OMG!!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was just exceptional! This is our second celebration at GW Fins and the staff made our visit a special one. Visiting New Orleans? Forget all the other recommendations and make GW Fins your first stop.

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AK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PHENOMENAL
My favorite place to eat IN NEW ORLEANS
BEST FOOD ATMOSPHERE N SERVICE

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for fresh fish caught that day! Wonderful flavors and helpful service.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food had so much flavor and was delicious!! We cannot wait to go back!

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

More was expected given the hype and frankly the attitude the place gives off. Wine list is well done, menu listings inviting, pricing is acceptable, table service (Kenneth) was solid. Execution - Thursday night - was off. Fish was over cooked, snapper and house specialty as well as grouper. Not worth a repeat unfortunately until they rediscover what drove them to initial success.

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g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service! Very knowledgeable wait staff!

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Loved that the waiter made honest suggestions, the barbecue shrimp appetizer with goat cheese grits was lick the bowl delicious! This is not like any barbecue you’ve ever tasted. Also it’s hard not to devour several of the biscuits they bring around,they are almost a shortbread biscuit. The fish, scalibut, was amazing too. We were too full for dessert,we just finished our biscuits! Service was excellent!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most exceptional service from Joe. Our family enjoyed several appetizers, entrees, a couple of bottles of wine, desserts, and dessert cocktails. The service staff operated like an orchestra— every detail was perfect! We will definitely return on future trips to NOLA!

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BO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Everything about GW Finns is first class. Best seafood by far in NOLA

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RD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and service good. Place is let down by the poor hostess service when you arrive

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CH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was great!! Loved it!!

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