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“Fantastic dinner & nice touches for our anniversary!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of GW Fins

GW Fins
808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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Ranked #1 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
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.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner & nice touches for our anniversary!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We had a great dinner here during Jazz Fest. We were celebrating our 15th anniversary which we mentioned when making our reservation and subsequently they had a custom menu printed with our names & happy anniversary on it, confetti on the table and they gave us a free dessert! We had the golden beet salad, Scallibut (halibut encrusted with scallops) with lobster & tomato risotto, sugar snap peas & pea shoot butter and the Wood Grilled Black Grouper in a Pineapple basil glaze, sweet potato hash, crispy plantains and roasted corn butter. Every bite was amazing! Jason, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and helped us select a great wine, Saldo by Orin Swift 2011. For dessert we went with apple pie w/cheddar crust and vanilla ice-cream - yum! We only wish that we tried the Smoked Sizzling Oysters! Overall a great experience - we will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago IL
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The food was good but probably won't be on my must return to list as there are so many other choices in New Orleans. The lobster dumplings were very good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“THE place for fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We headed here for Jazz Fest weekend (made reservations 4 weeks in advance). Our waiter gave us just the right amount of service- attentive but not hovering. We started w the special soft shell crab w brown butter and wood fired shrimp. The shrimp were good, the soft shell crab - so fresh and such a treat. The bread/biscuits are so ridiculously good, I finally told our server that, despite anything I said, do NOT bring me anymore. For entrees, I got the drum w lump crabmeat and Meyer lemon sauce (delicious) my husband got the famed scalibut and couldn't say enought about it. We ordered the amazing sweet potatoes as a side dish- if you do this, i promise you wont need dessert. We ended our evening with specialty coffees. The menu is, as may be expected VERY fish centric- not so much traditional New Orleans. The dining area feels intimate and not our. Our service was spot on, efficient, but not hurried and the waiter was well informed about the menu and preparations.

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“Really first class!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Checked Trip Advisor and it was highly rated. What a great meal experience for my 95 year old father-in-law and I to have. I couldn't have asked for a nicer meal or service. Both were awesome ! We flew in just to see the WWII Museum and G W Fins capped it off.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The food here is just so so so good! This is a must visit in New Orleans. I'm not even a fish person, but everything they make us just absolutely delicious. Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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