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GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
+1 504-581-3467
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Ranked #1 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we arrived fifteen minutes early and instead of sitting us, they put us in the penalty box and made us wait 15 minutes for our table, despite the fact that tables were available. when we were seated we asked for drinks with tino's vodka-no problem the waiter told us, well they didn't have tino's -which is what we had told... More

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New Orleans
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Granted it's hard to get a bad meal in NOLA. But for a fabulous meal you must go to GW Fins. Menu changes daily according to what fresh fish the chef is able to get. Forget the typical fried seafood platters. This is 5 star food! Blue crab pot stickers are to die for. Gumbo is the best in the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Service was superb! Same with food. Our waiter was at our service only when we needed him offering us what we never have expected. Among that was rice floured (glutting free) soft shell crabs my wife has never tried before. Next time I am in New Orleans - I will go there for sure.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is the place if you like fish. Soft shell crab is wonderful. The parm crusted sheepshead with lump crab meat was delightful. If you are dressed down eat at the bar. Bartenders were great!

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George Town, null, Cayman Islands
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner last weekend but decided to share a bunch of starters. The restaurant was very busy even later on in the evening but a great atmosphere. Service was excellent, Allen was our server, at tentative and fun. My favourite starter was the lobster dumplings. The crab cake, mushroom risotto, tuna tartar, gumbo were all very good. I... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Reservations are a must at this exceptional NOLA restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Professional service, unique menu, great wine list. I enjoyed their creation "Scalibut" and it was fantastic.

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Perth WA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favour and go to this classy restaurant where the service is excellent, the food delicious and the prices reasonable given the quality. My husband and I greatly enjoyed chatting with Ryan ( our awesome waiter) and enjoyed 3 delicious courses. We could not fault this restaurant

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went there on the TripAdvisor recommendations during my recent trip to USA - it was one of the best meals I had during my travels. From the cloth table cover to water on the table without asking and the impeccable service it was an experience to remember. The food amongst the 4 of us was amazing and the cost will... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had the specialty "scalibut" which is a fresh halibut embedded with scallops. It was served over a bed of lobster risotto. It is without a doubt the best meal I have ever had and that is saying a lot. The service was great and it is right in the French Quarter so convenient after exploring the area. You must... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had dinner here with my hubby and another couple for my birthday last night. GW Fins has earned the top spot on Trip Advisor, in my opinion. We reserved early and waited maybe 10 minutes for a table. Three staff members offered birthday greetings before we received menus! There were also nice, tasteful special occasion surprises at the table and... More

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