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808 Bienville St, Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122 (Bourbon, Dauphine)
504 581-3467
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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213 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

I really liked this trendy restaurant, just a few yards from Bourbon Street but completely civilized inside. I chose to eat at the bar and have small plates. The lobster dumplings were a standout dish. Service was very good except for one dingbat bartender who kept yelling dumb remarks and jokes to customers, even trying to get involved in their... More 

Thank shell202020
East coast, US
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

There's a well-earned wait for this restaurant, but it was definitely worth the hassle of waiting/making reservations. One word: Scalibut.

Thank travelling_to_eat
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited this wonderful restaurant on a Saturday night. It was my husband's birthday and we wanted a special place to celebrate. They had a corner table for us with glitter to celebrate. Service was great and the food was outstanding! It was also nice because they have a dress code where people are not dressed in T-shirts and shorts.... More 

Thank Sue B
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed June 12, 2016

GW Fins from start to finish was beyond outstanding! The service was top notch, the restaurant was comfortable and the food was a terrific, modern take on southern seafood. We wanted to back a second night and regretted that we did not. My new favorite restaurant, not just my new favorite in New Orleans! By the way, I'm not usually... More 

Thank Lisa K
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

After a long day of touring New Orleans we stumbled upon this delightful restaurant. What a find. The food was so good I definitely wanted to return immediately. The service was excellent, friendly, and made you feel right at home in this lovely setting. Without hesitation I can say this was the best food we had while in this very... More 

Thank Busterfud
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was our 3rd trip to New Orleans and 2nd time at GW Fins. Can't believe I missed it the first time. If you love fresh fish, this is the place to dine. Their signature dish, Scalibut, is one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Be sure to add this to your dining list.

Thank John B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We loved the seafood here, beautiful presentation and it was delicious. The wait staff was great and knowledgeable about the menu.

Thank Kathy S
2 reviews
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife, 4 year old and myself booked a reservation on our trip to New Orleans based on the excellent recommendations here on Trip Advisor. The staff and the menu were absolutely off the charts. We had the chilled Cobia crudo with kafir lime, mint and chile oil, the crispy pork belly and the local drum. One important item I... More 

Thank Paul C
Union City, Georgia
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

GW Fins was a great culinary experience! All the guest at our table had a delicious meal that was so delightful in appearance you could all but taste it by just seeing the prentation. The dessert was also outstanding! My husband and I plan to celebrate our next anniversary dining at GW Fins! The Superior service was an added plus!... More 

Thank Faye R
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Restaurant is designed to have several different levels of booths and tables. Conversations flowed easily even though the restaurant was full. Food was interesting and the signature scallibut was tasty. Service was great until the entrees arrived and then we seemed to be an afterthought.

Thank Jennifer E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $58
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Chef Tenney Flynn (two time winner of "Chef of the Year" in New Orleans Magazine) 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 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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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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