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GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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Ranked #1 of 1,607 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had a reservation for 7:15 on a Saturday evening, arrived about five minutes early and were seated right away. I started with a French 75, delicious (but I admit I like the French 75 at Luke in San Antonio much better). My husband had, I think, an Old Fashioned, which he liked. I was not feeling that well so... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

love this place from the bar to the restaurant itself.. only thing was I saw on the info channel that they had this great mussels app, and bartender said u have to try ,,but when we sat the waiter said NO MUSEELS.... so disappointed, they claimed quality was not good ,, well we had mussels at other restaurants that were... More

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very nice place and somewhat unexpected considering it is so close right off Bourbon Street. Very nice decor and a great varied menu selection. Service was excellent.

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Delray beach
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

5 stars just because we were standing at the bar after they said that there were no reservations and gave us a table for a cancelled reservation at 8:30. Beer selection is average, food was excellent. Thanks for the great customer service.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow, based on all the gushing here we really expected something amazing but our experience was ordinary. While the soft shell crab and gumbo were good - they were average. The shrimp salad was not good. The Swordfish and mashed potatoes were very good but small portions. As others have said - the best part of the meal was the... More

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Phenix City
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Did a little research prior to traveling to New Orleans and although it was never the top choice on any of the "lists" I consulted. it was mentioned in all of them. It requires a reservation at least 4 days in advance to guarantee your desired time so plan ahead. Crummy approach (typical of New Orleans) but elegance once inside.... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I come from seafood country and this is by far my new favorite seafood restaurant in the US. They will cater to kids as well as we had our eight year old son with us. He is not a picky eater I must say so eating at a fine dining restaurant is not an issue. My wife had the Parmesan... More

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Panama City, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Do not skip dessert! This was our second time dining at G.W. Fins and it was just as, if not more, impressive than our previous visit! Menu is updated daily with alterations to dishes based on what fresh ingredients are available. However, there are always seafood items, chicken, steak, and a pasta option. I personally am not a seafood lover,... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Before my wife and I took our vacation to New Orleans, we made all of our dinner reservations on-line, choosing restaurants we have seen or heard of on the Food Channel. We felt we knew the owners and their commitment to excellent food and service. Unfortunately some like NOLA and CUCHON were disappointing or mixed. We found GW FINS on-line... More

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Laguna Beach
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We only had one evening in New Orleans. (my first visit) WOW it was amazing. So glad we were able to get reservations. We arrived early and managed to find a spot at the bar. The patrons were snobby! but luckily the staff was not. Drinks were very good, but not knock your socks off. No biggie we're there for... More

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