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GW Fins

808 Bienville St, Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122
504 581-3467
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster dumplings” (1,061 reviews)
“biscuits” (549 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
808 Bienville St, Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122
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Reviewed yesterday

It is easy to see why this is the top rated restaurant in a city with lots of good places. The space is really nice, holding many people without seeming crowded. The menu changes daily. The lobster dumplings were outstanding, very subtle flavor. The shrimp...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank james k
Reviewed yesterday

My husband made a reservation for dinner at G.W. Fins for Sunday after a show at the Saenger. The restaurant was busy and had lot of happy, intoxicated Saints fans. After we were seated, it was a while before the server got to us. Then,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KathyB7383
Reviewed yesterday

I went here for the second time last night. I'm not a big fish eater, but there were several options on the menu that looked promising. Our group started with cocktails, then moved on to appetizers, the lobster dumpllngs (delicious) and tuna tartar roll (not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bean1les
Reviewed yesterday

There is no better seafood restaurant in New Orleans! The food, the service and the atmosphere is beyond compare. Because we made the reservation with a note about a birthday, a personalized menu was at the table and a delightful dessert was delivered with a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank alice0125
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our third time at GW Fins and again the meal was great. From the delicious rolls to the Redfish and Salmon everything was yummy. Don’t forget to order the sweet potatoes with bourbon

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lcast2
Reviewed yesterday

Apps and drinks all was good sandwiches just average as was the service nice looking place with plenty of tvs

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary L
Gary W, Owner at GW Fins, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mary, Thank you for sharing your review. Are you sure you meant to write this review for GW Fins though? We do not serve sandwiches, and we only have one TV, which is in the bar. Respectfully, Gary Wollerman (Owner)

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Without a doubt the best fresh seafood restaurant in NOLA. Yes it’s white table cloth, yes it’s very upscale. The service is incredible as is the menu. This is not the place you go for a fried seafood platter lol. Do yourself a favor and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rick H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Fins based upon reviews and a recommendation from the hotel concierge. They do fish superbly. I had the Scalibut, a combination of halibut and scallops, xlnt! My wife had seabass and it too was xlnt. When I talked to the concierge a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had reservations across the road at Arnaud's mainly because we wanted to visit its world famous bar, but we opted to have appetizers at GW Fins because of the excellent reviews and because we had a very late dinner reservation. I am so happy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the moment we walked in, friendly but professional service and a comfortable decor. The food was amazing - all three of us enjoyed every single dish - and the biscuits were amazing! A must to go while in NO!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kasia Z
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Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
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story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
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Questions & Answers
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
We take reservations as far in advance as you would like to make them. You can make them online through our website or you can call us directly at (504) 581-3467. We look forward to celebrating with you and your wife!
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
Rcote75 stated it perfectly! Our dress code is as follows: We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats and ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, dress shorts with a dress shirt or a Polo style shirt are... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
We do not offer a happy hour menu, however, we do serve our full menu at the bar. Sunday through Thursday during the rest of August, we are offering a COOLinary menu, which is a 3-course dinner for $39, exclusive of tax and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $58
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Bienville St, Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122
    (Bourbon, Dauphine)
  • Public Transportation: Bienville & Rampart
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504 581-3467
  • E-mail
Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Executive Chef Michael Nelson and Chef/Owner Tenney Flynn ensure 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 and variety are two 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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