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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
16185 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

Experiences

  • Make Plans To Get COOL-inary!

    US$45.00 per person

    1 Aug - 31 Aug 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 16,185 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • 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

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service. The blue fin tuna and pork chop were perfect!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. It was incredible and we are foodies. The pork belly with watermelon appetizer was perfect combo of salty and sweet. Outstanding fish dishes. Desserts were over the top, too! I’m
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins is always one of the most consistent restaurants in New Orleans and this trip was no exception. Jack took great care of us and the food was on point as usual. We will definitely be back!
  4. KI

    KIMD

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great services and excellent food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Wife and I went here for our 5 year anniversary and the staff took really good and attentive care for us. Top notch service and hospitality.
  6. LS

    LindsayS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. It was amazing. Food was fantastic!!!
  7. AW

    AlexW

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its rare and precious to have an outstanding dining experience every single time. Like all the times before, it was perfect, delicious and pleasurable. GW Fins is the GOAT
  8. AK

    AliK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing meal and service!!
  9. NO

    NOLA

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall excellent evening. Good food and very good service. 4/5 vs 5/5 as the Tuna Steaks were medium vs rare. Good flavor but a bit disappointing compared to their normal standards.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent All Around!
  11. LW

    LoanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are consistently amazing with their food and it’s so appreciated. The seafood is always fresh and prepared well. I love the daily changes, which gives you options to try new dishes every time you come!
  12. LF

    LouisFromNO

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best dining experience in NO.
  13. RV

    RickV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing restaurant! Every item sounded delicious and after the difficult selection, we were thrilled with what we ordered. The service staff was attentive, friendly and welcoming and made our evening one to remember. A must-dine experience when you are in the area.
  14. DA

    DAVIDG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. I have been coming to the restaurant for 16 years and it just gets better. Make sure you have a reservation.
  15. LH

    LeslieH

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    ShaneS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time eating. August 12, 2022. Made reservations, was seated within 10 minutes. Waitstaff was excellent, questions answered, everythjng was professional and courteous. Appetizer and main entree were excellent. Desert was good, just not exceptional. Only compliant, thought portion sizes were a little small. Party had Bkuefin tuna, excellent. Sheepshead with crab meat, phenomenal. Scailbut, not sure of spelling was very good.
  17. WW

    WaywardWanderer

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins is a favorite with all of our party and their Coolinary options (though quite different from the online options) were fantastic!
  18. PG

    PhilipG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 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.
  19. MD

    MilenaD

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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.
  22. p

    patm

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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.
  25. M

    Marty1

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    JamesG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Hands down best meal I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating! My husband had their signature dish the Scallobit and loved it! I had the scallops and they were so buttery and creamy I might not have even guessed that’s what it was if blindfolded! Other items were also amazing: lobster bisque, pork belly, and trio wedge! I deducted a star on service due to an event with two staff members being less than professional but I have shared it with management and don’t want their deal to overshadow the rest of the amazing staff going well above and beyond to make our night very special! Even decorating our table for our celebration! We will definitely be back and can’t recommend GW Fins enough!
  30. MW

    MelanieW

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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.
  32. C

    Christian

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!!! BREATHTAKING!!!
  34. DC

    DCBAMA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 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.
  36. AK

    AmyK

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    GARYP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best dinner I have had! It was very very good all around.
  38. HC

    HeatherC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    LaurenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 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!

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 16185 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • 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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