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GW Fins

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808 Bienville St, Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122 (Bourbon, Dauphine)
504 581-3467
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing, but you definitely don't feel like you are in New Orleans anymore. It is very high end and night and day from Bourbon Street. Delicious meal and great cocktails!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner from start to finish. We both had an amazing fresh thick slice of halibut topped with scallops. Amazing combination. Dessert was a wonderful bread pudding. Coffee was perfect after our dinner. Service was so good. Attentive but not overbearing. The atmosphere is set up for a romantic dinner and good conversation. We made reservations and had a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We tripped into GW Fins by accident and had no idea it had such a high ranking until we were seated at the bar. We decided to have a night of tapas right at the bar and weren't disappointed. This staff gets how to put the word "experience" into dining. The bar staff works like crazy and still manages to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stopped into GW Fins for my first meal in New Orleans as it was right around the corner from my hotel, and was lucky enough to be seated straight away at the bar (full menu) even though it was quite crowded. The bartender was friendly and attentive, and the food came very quickly - it was good, but not amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Excellent meal. Took about an hour from time seated to get meal but they were extremely busy. Ate every bite of Pesto Gnocchi and steak.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Exceptional food and exceptional service. If you are looking for a nice evening, GW Fins is a great choice. Wait staff was excellent and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

It is unfortunate for Irene's Cuisine and Dragos' (both very highly rated) that I didn't write their reviews until after we ate at GW Fins. On their own merits, they were both excellent, but they didn't match GW Fins. This is what a 5 star restaurant should be. As is our custom, my wife & I split everything, allowing us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Ate here with my wife recently and can see why this is one of the top rated restaurants in town. It was a very nice meal,experience and would recommend to others.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

G.W. Fins was just what my husband and I needed after a long day of sight seeing! This upscale restaurant was located just steps away from Bourbon Street. The sizzling oysters are AMAZING! Wait staff was very attentive and could perfectly describe each item on the menu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This restaurant has gone near the top of our list of must do restaurants on our trips to New Orleans. It's a beautiful restaurant inside, and a great place to drink some wine and relax. We reserve a booth, and have always been accommodated. The menu is a fish lovers delight, featuring fresh fish served a variety of ways. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 58
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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