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GW Fins

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French Quarter
As featured in New Orleans Like a Local
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808 Bienville St, Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122 (Bourbon, Dauphine)
504 581-3467
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well there is a reason that GW Fins is one of the hardest places to get a reservation in the Quarter right now, but planning two months ahead payed off! The service, thanks Scott, the food, thank you kitchen minions, and the luxurious atmosphere all combine to give you a Michelin star or two, or three dining experience. From our... More 

Thank sunshineandbiscuit
McGaheysville, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the bar to the dinner, we had a great time and great service. The food was great, nice portions. I would go again.

Thank AOBrian
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to GW Fins on Wednesday night for dinner without a reservation. The place was so packed and was told there was only late night availability. We sat at the entrance Of the bar where you can only order drinks and asked the bartender(BRENDA) if we could have dinner In the bar area. She said yes... More 

Thank DLEX1234
Wayne, New Jersey
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently had the best meals at GW Finns. Our fish dishes were just the best. The atmosphere was so upbeat. Loved the seating arrangements. The manager made sure he came by to check things out. Our waiter was attentive. Can't say enough good things. My only complaint is that our waiter, Oliver, rushed over to grab the check at... More 

Thank Jackie V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the pleasure to dine here last week, one of the best dinners we've ever had. Went with the Lobster dumplings (phenomenal!) and the Sizzling Oysters (very good). The Scalibut was fantastic as was the fish of the day Snapper. The salty malty pie was outrageous. Our server, Kevin G was absolutely great! Sat in a... More 

Thank john b
Alameda, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We saved this restaurant for our last evening in NOLA. Was a great meal to end the trip. Great and innovative selection. Food and service was excellent. Would recommend this for a special occasion dinner as well. Will definitely revisit on our next trip!

Thank Leslie Y
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here after doing some serious searching on tripadvisor and YELP on the best place to eat in New Orleans. They were rated number 1 and for good reason. The service is exceptional, while waiting we went to the bar and the bar tender recommended some great drinks. When our table was ready our host came and got us... More 

Thank Aileen D
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

GW Fins dining experience is unusual as many French Quarter eateries are not of this caliber. The atmosphere, food, service and experience are fantastic! Each course was delicious and the service was attentive and helpful.

Thank NoCheese
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food and service, in a nice location. Our server was very helpful with selecting wines and gluten free menu options for me. The appetizer was smoked oysters--smoked for about 12 minutes, then tossed onto super hot oyster shells to cook briefly. A tasty dish with a stunning presentation! My friend had the Scalibut (halibut filet topped with scallops) and... More 

Thank angiea497
Madison, WI
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, and amazing services. Everyone said to get the lobster dumplings so we did, but I found them underwhelming. My scalibut on the other hand, was phenomenal! I highly recommend this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 58
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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