GW Fins’ Owner Gary Wollerman’s perfectionist attitude and his unyielding work ethic has earned him the reputation as one of the hardest working restaurant owners in New Orleans, and has earned GW Fins the distinction of being New Orleans’ premiere fine dining seafood restaurant in a city known for its exceptional seafood.
Wollerman began his restaurant management career with Houlihan’s restaurant group. During the course of 18 years, he worked his way up from Bartender to Senior Vice President responsible for 35 restaurants including their upscale seafood division.
Following his success with Houlihan’s, Wollerman became Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. At Ruth’s Chris, Wollerman developed and implemented systems to ensure a consistently high quality experience for every guest, whether they were dining in New Orleans, New York or Beverly Hills.
During the past decade Wollerman has established GW Fins as New Orleans’ premiere fine dining seafood restaurant. His attention to every detail, begins with only offering guests the absolute finest quality seafood that is available from all corners of the world. Wollerman personally extols his passionate attitude, as he is in the dining room nightly insuring that each guest has the ultimate dining experience.
When asked what his philosophy about operating GW Fins is, Wollerman simply replies, “Create raving fans.” “I look at every situation as an opportunity to transform that person, whether they are a staff member, dining guest, or one of our vendors, into a fan who will emphatically tell others to dine at GW Fins, and of course, return to dine with us again.”
In addition to being Co-Owner of GW Fins with Tenney Flynn, who was Director of Culinary Operations for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Wollerman is responsible for the restaurants’ extensive wine program, as well as staff education and marketing and sales development. He takes exceptional pride in the wine program at GW Fins, which offers more than 100 different varieties, 60 of which are available by the glass. He enjoys the opportunity to educate guests about different wines and is always on hand to suggest the perfect wine pairing for each dish.
808 Bienville Street
New Orleans, LA. 70112