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GW Fins, New Orleans, LA

GW Fins

4.9
4.9
16437 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats & ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, & dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, & athletic wear are not permitted. We ask Gentlemen to remove their hats in the Dining Room.

Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners & national & local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe & featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness & quality are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily. GW Fins has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune, Food & Wine, Southern Living, & Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 581-3467

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Nelson

  • Private party facilities

    GW Fins' Private Dining Room has a maximum capacity of 30 people, however, we can accommodate 200 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 275 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344

  • Neighbourhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross Street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Parking Details

    Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville Street on the corner of Iberville and Dauphine Streets will now be offering Self-Parking, which we will validate while you dine at GW Fins. Please take a picture of your license plate in the garage and present it to the hostess when you arrive to receive the validation code.

  • Public Transit

    Bienville & Rampart

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • GW Fins' Annual Lobster Feast

    Sept 23 - Oct 1, 2022
    We're thrilled to bring back GW Fins' annual tradition of Lobster Feast, celebrating one of the world's most coveted crustaceans - fresh Maine Lobster! We invite you to enjoy this year's Lobster Feast, which will be served a la carte, from Friday, September 23rd through Saturday, October 1st. Executive Chef Michael Nelson has created six different dishes, all highlighting the luscious flavors and textures of fresh Maine lobster.

Popular dishes

What 16,437 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Seafood

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Seafood

  • New Orleans

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  1. T

    Turtlegirl

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special night celebrating retirement, birthday and wedding anniversary. We love the food and wine list!
  2. j

    jeanette

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cordell is our favorite waiter. Attentive and has excellent timing. Forgot our credit card and Nelson called us and waited outside for us to retrieve. Such excellent and happy staff Management must be doing something right.
  3. SC

    SarahC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary evening. Very well staffed, great food and great wine and cocktail list.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lobster feast was delicious. I alway enjoy our meals at GW Fins. Alway fresh and a great dining experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable service, they went above and beyond to make my 50th birthday exceptional. Food was incredible. I will never forget this experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for the Lobster experience and every dish was superb. Prices reasonable. Service on point.
  7. H

    Holly

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at lobster fest! Everything was incredible! Thank you so much to our waiter and to chef Nelson. We enjoyed everything so much.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Jason was great!
  9. SF

    SandraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I rarely give outstanding reviews but our dinner last night at GW Fins was amazing. The food was so delicious. The lobster roll appetizer is highly recommended! The service was exemplary. We had such a great time celebrating my mom's 84th birthday!
  10. TB

    ToothBV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to restaurant in NOLA. Wonderful food and service.
  11. D

    Deb3

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. A place we return to whenever we are in NOLA.
  12. R

    Rigel54

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good Redemption cocktail followed by an outstanding muddled Old Fashioned. Crab cake appetizer 5*, tuna tacos 5*+. Scallops with risotto 5*+. The Parmesan crusted sheepshead was only very good. Chocolate bomb was very good.
  13. JL

    JennyL

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding. Best meal during our trip to NO.
  14. AN

    ANdrea

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scalibut was one of the best dishes I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly and paired with the red shrimp risotto which was amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not to sound Shellfish, but I wish I ordered ALL the lobster tostadas and triple the whole lobster last night. Can’t wait for next years Lobster Celebration.
  16. LF

    LynneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!Our server Dewayne was excellent. Good wine list. Beautiful space, artful decor. Big space with good vibe. If you’re looking for a quite, intimate dinner this might be a bit loud, but it’s impressive.
  17. LD

    LisaDaveM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and service. A bit noisy. Price of food very reasonable for the wonderful food. Nice wine list with affordable choices.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and great service for our anniversary dinner. Highly recommend!
  19. GK

    GeorgeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the scalibut. Halibut was probably the best I’ve tasted and the scallops put the dish over the top.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins is always a treat and we look forward to a very special dinner there every time we go. Service is first class and the fresh food is amazing!
  21. H

    Hushpuppies

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GW Fins never lets us down. Food , outstanding attentiveness of staff, ambiance - make it our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Would never have a problem recommending this restaurant to anyone.
  22. MJ

    MJW680

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always excellent food. Service was just okay which was surprising because everything is usually superb on all levels
  23. NF

    NapaFoodie

    San Francisco

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of cocktails, appetizers and entrees. Outstanding food and service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood but also a great selection for those non seafood lovers in your group. Desserts were also amazing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience as always, we got together for lobster feast and greatly enjoyed ourselves!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster dumplings & Scalibut!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Food was delicious, service professional. Great time will dine there again!
  28. LC

    LauraC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Highly recommended for a special night out.
  29. N

    Nd36

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish our meal at GW Find was amazing. Our server was phenomenal and helpful with our selections. The food was great - especially the ice cream cake!! We were celebrating our anniversary and they made our experience extra special with a printed copy of the menu and special chocolates. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough - definitely try it for a nice meal out!
  30. DP

    DanielP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection from start to finish! The appetizers, the meal, the drinks and dinner were delicious! We will be back!
  31. LR

    LaurenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lobster dumplings omg great service amazing drinks
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing as always! Our go to date night restaurant!
  33. s

    stephenm

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from biscuits to dessert. Puts every other restaurant we've been to in the french quarter to shame. My wife told her mother it was probably the best restaurant meal she's ever had. Enough said.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience at GW!!! Good was fantastic and the service top notch! Worth every penny. And don’t forget desert…the Salty Malty is the best desert in town!!!
  35. BM

    BrittanyM

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing dinner!! If you have the opportunity GO!!!!!! You will not be disappointed, I could have(might have) licked the plate! One of the best dinners I have ever had from start to finish. I did not like the desserts as much as the apps and main course. The biscuits and sauce from The lobster dumplings is a showstopper!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Our waitress was excellent. We were a party of 4. I made reservations 3 weeks in advance. Our dinner time was 6pm. We arrived 15 minutes early and the restaurant was not even half full. The hostess on duty was not welcoming at all to us. When locals arrived without reservations they were seated immediately. We sat there for 20minutes with tables for 4 throughout the restaurant vacant. This welcoming really put a damper on our entire night. We were celebrating a very special 80th Birthday. I will say everyone we came in contact with while we were in New Orleans was welcoming and helpful with the exception of your hostess.
  37. s

    sgboo

    Houston

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. From the biscuit, to the lobster dumplings, to the redfish. All were expertly prepared and delicious. Can't say anything more.
  38. JS

    JakeS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in the US. Swordfish is top notch.
  39. r

    rockefoe

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food, service and experience at GW Fins. Chef Michael is a master.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were top notch! Lobster dumplings may be the best appetizer we’ve ever had. Great place, great food, great service and great experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

GW Fins is rated 4.9 stars by 16437 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Experiences are available.
Google Map for GW Fins

808 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bourbon, Dauphine

  • Neighbourhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Premium Parking, located at 911 Iberville Street on the corner of Iberville and Dauphine Streets will now be offering Self-Parking, which we will validate while you dine at GW Fins. Please take a picture of your license plate in the garage and present it to the hostess when you arrive to receive the validation code.

  • Public Transit

    Bienville & Rampart

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Nelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 581-3467

  • Private party facilities

    GW Fins' Private Dining Room has a maximum capacity of 30 people, however, we can accommodate 200 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 275 for a cocktail reception with a buyout of the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Rhegan Wollerman: (504) 756-7344

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