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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
15928 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.

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Booked 117 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

  • Area

    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

  • New Orleans Restaurant Week

    20 June - 26 June 2022
    We're thrilled to kick off the official start of Summer by participating in New Orleans Restaurant Week! Enjoy some of our most popular dishes in a stellar 3-course menu for ONLY $49 (plus tax & gratuity). Our Restaurant Week menu will be available Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd, and then again on Sunday, June 26th. As with our regular Nightly Menu, our Restaurant Week Menu will change every evening, depending on the fresh catch we receive that day.

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What 15,928 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The service was very good, but portion sizes were a little small. The “sides” included per the menu were basically non-existent (eg the Scalibut comes with snow peas but it only came with 3 snow pea pods). The regular menu doesn’t have the beer listed on it. The beer is on the back of the dessert menu for some reason. Is this to make you feel inferior to the wine/cocktail drinkers? We weren’t even offered the beer menu so we thought they didn’t serve beer. We went here at 9:30 pm after enjoying Bourbon Street. The place was packed. A reservation is definitely a good idea. Despite the fact that it is restaurant week and GW Fins is participating, they did not have the restaurant week menu on Saturday. In terms of parking at 911 Iberville per their website, the parking experience was quick & easy. They cover 4 hours of the parking (which is a value of $80). When we plan to go to Bourbon St in the future, we’ll eat here because of the parking value alone!!! Also - if you make a reservation, add a special occasion if there is one - they do a few things to make your night extra special.

  2. r

    rrs661

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals we had in New Orleans!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick weekend trip to NOLA. Restaurant highly recommended so made reservation. Glad we did as this turned out to be a top restaurant experience. Super staff, some of the best food and although higher priced, in reality a good value for both service and food.

  5. C

    Chelsea

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was fantastic as always. Freshest fish, great waiter, good wine. Noise level in the dining room was a bit high but to be expected on a busy Saturday evening.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and unbelievable food.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing along with our waiter Oliver.

  8. D

    Dbatch

    Jacksonville

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the best seafood dinners I have ever had. The aged swordfish was phenomenal, the seared scallops and red snapper weee also excellent.

  9. BW

    BWill

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We went for our anniversary- if you tell them they will have a custom printed menu and a few other goodies to make it a special occasion. You can be relatively dressed up or dressed down to make it feel as fancy as you’d like. But guys MUST have a collared shirt or some sort. Since we came from Preservation Hall we both were dressed casual cute (so we could wear breathable clothes since Preservation doesn’t have A/C). All the food was great. We got 3 apps and an entree to split. They pre split the entree. Al were really good!

  10. KK

    KwokK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  11. KJ

    KayleighJ

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. We’ll absolutely be back.

  12. CC

    ChrisC

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing experience. First timers. Marcus was an awesome waiter and the entire staff was great. We had the Scalibut, Snapper, Calamari and the Whoopie Pie. Drinks were great and very well priced. Will be back again soon ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  13. M

    Mngrfjsefhtdcvj

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing. Food was spectacular. Everyone was professional

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal and top notch service.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely spectacular. Dress code was mostly enforced, servers were very professional, and I was given a black napkin for my black dress. Very impressed with the staff AND the food, will definitely be back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!! Everything we ordered was delicious!

  17. S

    Sammyboy

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Our waiter Cardell was the best part of the experience. Food was mixed bag. Lobster dumpling very good. Bar nearly impossible to get pre-dinner drink. Heard great things so we were disappointed.

  18. AW

    AlanW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great attention and service. Amazing take on Calamari. Scalibut was delicious. Didn’t want it to end.

  19. NR

    NoelleR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and creative seafood, amazing service and great ambiance.

  20. CL

    CherylL

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    By far, one of best places in New Orleans for seafood, especially fish! Don't miss the lobster dumplings. A great choice for a special occasion or anytime you are looking for excellent food and exceptional service.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing! We have had some great food in New Orleans but this was the best! The service was professional and attentive. Two of our group did the restaurant week menu and loved it. The rest ordered from the regular menu. I had the "Scalibut," their specialty and have never had anything like it. Cannot wait to go back!!

  22. JS

    JuleS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great evening. Our server Cardell was exceptional. Very professional service while also creating a fun atmosphere. The food was decadently delicious! As a local, I don’t get out of my neighborhood enough. Grateful to restaurant week for the reminder of so many great dining experiences In our city. We will be back soon!

  23. KL

    KeithL

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Restaurant week menu was fantastic! And really good value! And the lobster dumplings are a never miss!

  24. CR

    ChristinaR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a girls night night we came to Gwfins. The experience was AMAZING! Everything was wonderful.

  25. S

    Swan4

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  26. VN

    VoxNerduli6

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was great. My only comment is about the sugar in the food. It was super delicious but do you really need to add sugar to every single meal?

  27. NB

    NiaB

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed my birthday dinner here. Really kind and knowledgeable staff.

  28. SC

    SCOTTS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were superb. We went to Brennan’s last week and GW Fins blew them away! Food was awesome and service was very good. Will definitely go back again.

  29. PS

    PaulaS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you have only one restaurant to eat at in New Orleans, have dinner at GW Fins. I have traveled extensively and eaten at many fine dining establishments, this is one of the top! All of the food was beyond delicious.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Scalibut was delicious. Ceviche was also very memorable. My friends really enjoyed the lobster dumplings.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Soooo good. We got the sword fish and the filet. Both were amazing. 10/10 worth the price. The biscuits were also to die for!

  32. r

    reader

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food

  33. RB

    RandalB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just Impeccable in every category, in the heart of the French Quarter!

  34. a

    akelleya

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. Every detail was lovely. The biggest thing GW Fins pulls off is balancing incredible fine dining with a fun and casual atmosphere. We will be back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drew created a fabulous dining experience and made our anniversary dinner unforgettable!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, everything was fabulous!

  37. LL

    LorieL

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family vacation with our two adult daughters.

  38. SR

    SharnellR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We (my two daughters and I) took my husband to eat here for Father's Day. He had spoken about wanting to eat at the restaurant for some time. Whenever we tried to go, we were never able to get a table. I decided to make reservations a month out and was finally able to get a table for a 5:00pm seating. The entire staff was experienced and wonderful. The delicious biscuits came out soon after we were seated....oh my, we had 2 more (3 for my husband) servings throughout the meal. The appetizers and entrees were all hits. My old-fashioneds were the best ever, and my husband enjoyed the Punch Lines. We are definitely looking forward to returning.

  39. MD

    MarlaD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beyond Excellent Service!!! Our food was delicious 😍

  40. c

    cmjesquire

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 15928 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 117 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for GW Fins

808 Bienville St. New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Area

    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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