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GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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Ranked #3 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bourbon, Dauphine
Transit: Bienville & Rampart
Description: Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Chef Tenney Flynn (New Orleans magazine's 2004 "Chef of the Year") ensures 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, variety and to the guest are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily and has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune (4 beans), Food & Wine, Southern Living and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.
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Metairie, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough good stuff about this place. It is a fairly upscale restaurant with the best fish done pretty much every way. If you don't want the typical fried seafood, go here.

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CT
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124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Arrived on time for our 6:30 reservation on a Thursday evening. Do make reservations as you will need them. We were seated promptly. Jerin, our server, was superb. He walked us through the menu, made some suggestions, but gave us time to relax, discuss the menu among ourselves, and decide on a wine. In other words, he was not intrusive,... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Booked this based on your rating. Very expensive and average food and service. Charged extra to serve a martini up and failed at a brandy alexander.

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Tallahassee, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This dining experience was a complete pleasure-from the friendly staff to the first class service and the delicious food, I highly recommend GW Fins next time you're in New Orleans. I will say I was very pleasantly surprised by the appearance of the restaurant. The pictures shared on TripAdvisor and on the restaurant's website (which they should consider re-doing) ALMOST... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went to GW Fins for my birthday and were greeted by the wonderful hostess, Joy. She took us to our table and to our surprise, she had the table made festive with confetti and a printed menu with my name wishing me a happy birthday. A true class act! Marlin served us and he was professional and attentive the... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

For a restaurant with rave reviews, I was disappointed in the meal. Food was not hot, the sauces on their feature fish dish not as appetizing as promoted. Not worth the price.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great fish dinner here - the oysters are wonderful and the waiters were friendly. I had a great grouper dish and the drinks are so wonderful (Chocolate Martini's) yea!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My wife, son, and daughter-in-law took me to G.W. Fins for my 70th, while at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. The whole experience was wonderful. Our waiter, Tabitha, was excellent and she gave me a gift menu wrapped in a ribbon with my name on it. My wife and I shared the Blue Fin Tuna Crudo at her... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A very good experience. Was with a group of 8, and we all enjoyed our dinner. Service was A+. Food was A+. Great wine list.

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MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

LOVED this place. The smoked sizzling oysters OMG. That's all I can say. The bread, the service, the atmosphere. It was all great. I loved the staff calling us by name.

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