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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 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been to many of the "famous" restaurants during our recent stay and happened to walk by GW Fins and look at the menu. We were very fortunate to get a reservation for our last night in New Orleans and what a treat it was! Everything was excellent. Starting with outstanding smoked oysters and moving on to Wahoo and... More 

Thank salmon42
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a relaxing and fun evening having dinner here. The service was excellent and the food was very well prepared. The appetizers and entrees had a light and enticing flavor. A plus for us was that the server was very helpful with our need to be gluten free. The house made sorbets, and especially the chocolate mousse bombe, was... More 

Thank MamaCarlon
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best tip I can give: RESERVE EARLY! Know when you want to go and make a reservation. No one was able to walk in from the street while we waited for our table and they were booked for the rest of the night. There's a reason it's difficult to get a table and why it's at the top... it's everything... More 

Thank MP1012
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was incredible and the service was truely outstanding! This is the first time I have ever written a review, but felt the need due to the truely exceptional experience. Thank you!

1 Thank Dan M
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of my best experiences in any restaurant. The service could not be beat and the food was beyond expectations. By 6:15 the place was packed on a Tuesday evening. The menu is printed each day based on what was fresh. Nice selection of sea food, one steak, a chicken dish and a vegan plate, good wine selection.... More 

1 Thank Donald G
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 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 

1 Thank DLEX1234
Wayne, New Jersey
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 

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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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