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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 28 March 2017

I've seen this place for years when coming to NOLA, but I've always thought of it as just another French Quarter tourist restaurant. I couldn't have been more wrong. It's superb. One of the best seafood meals of my life. A fantastic and festive environment...More

Thank menlojack
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Booked for dinner for myself and had a lovely waiter, Ryan. Took his recommendations for the entire meal. Started with shrimp and grits, and had another seafood dish for an entree. By the time my entree arrived, I was already feeling sick. Passed on dessert...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Located across the street from Arnaud's on Bienville just off Bourbon is our favorite restaurant to dine when in New Orleans. You just need to know to make reservations (I was only able to get us in at 10:00 booking 3-days in advance on OpenTable......More

Thank SaB_012331
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We came here two years ago and despite a faintly snooty woman front of house (in New Orleans!), we rated the food and service very highly, with the broiled oysters being a real highlight. Two years later, it was not the same experience. Front of...More

Thank Neil0665
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Chose this because of trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Biscuits were light and delicious with a hint of sweet. We skipped starters and went right to mail courses to save room for desert. I had triggerfish which was amazing and my friend...More

Thank sgnjadb
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Love, love, LOVE this restaurant. My friend and I dined at the bar. Service was terrific. Lobster dumplings were to-die-for. The sheepshead fish and dirty rice were amazing. Highly recommend!

Thank Dms2402
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Like so many of the restaurants in New Orleans, I found the food rather bland and boring and really not up to the world class restaurants. While GW fins was number 1 rated in TA, you should go in with medium expectations. I would agree...More

Thank DarienJim
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Just incredible food. Love the signature scallibut and tried the outstanding sheepshead fish. Last time we had exceptional service, but tonight the server was phoning it in. Got the drink order wrong and dropped them off so fast we didn't even have time to tell...More

Thank wannabeislander1232
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

From the service thru the appetizers and entree everything was great. Smoked oysters were delicious and fresh seafood right from the gulf

Thank Pat A
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Loved dinner at GW Fins. Nice atmosphere and great service without being stuffy. The biscuits are great and the smoked sizzling oysters with drawn butter were a winner. Scalibut is fabulous with chunks of lobster in the risotto. Had the special fish of the night,...More

Thank travelrodent
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
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Courtney L
24 April 2018|
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Response from Barbara T | Reviewed this property |
every place. GW Fins was excellent, both food & service but make reservations. Most places in French Quarter have very good food.
Cheryl K
31 March 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
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 great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt... More
Alison T
11 March 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Property representative |
Hi Alison, We take reservations in the main dining room for single diners, reservations just have to be made over the phone. We offer the full menu and full service in the bar area - either at the bar top itself or the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504 581-3467
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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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