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TripAdvisor’s 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award names GW Fins the 5th Best Fine Dining Restaurant in ALL of the United States – TripAdvisor (July 2020)


“The roomy décor offers a more relaxed, communal flair compared to more opulent settings, but it’s the food that reigns supreme. Harvested from local waters or distant seas, its sensual flavor is driven by the kitchen’s strict rule of freshness” – Getting On Travel (June 2020)


Time Out deems GW Fins one of the 27 Best New Orleans Restaurants – Time Out (March 2020)


Foreword Reviews has chosen The Deep End of Flavor as a finalist for the 2019 INDIES Book of the Year Awards – Foreword Reviews (March 2020)


GW Fins receives the following OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards in 2020 – Best Overall, Best Food, Best Service, Best Value, Most Booked – OpenTable (February 2020)


Eater New Orleans recognizes GW Fins as one of the essential restaurants to eat at in the French Quarter – Eater New Orleans (February 2020)


OpenTable names GW Fins one of America’s most romantic restaurants – Forbes – (February 2020)


GW Fins’ cookbook, The Deep End Of Flavor wins New Orleans Magazine’s Cookbook Of The Year Award – New Orleans Magazine (November 2019)


Eater New Orleans includes GW Fins on their list of New Orleans Restaurants Where Dessert Steals The Show – Eater New Orleans (November 2019)


Co-owners Gary Wollerman and Chef Tenney Flynn discussing GW Fins and The Deep End Of Flavor on KRON4 – KRON-TV (November 2019)


“This high-end French Quarter restaurant deserves a spot on any great American restaurant list, as the creative fish dishes are more works of art than food” – Big 7 Travel (November 2019)


GW Fins is named one of the 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America for 2019 by OpenTable diners – OpenTable (October 2019)


Where to eat next in New Orleans? GW Fins is one of 7 delicious picks from food critic, Ian Mcnulty – Nola.com (September 2019)


“In the 18 years since unlocking doors to GW Fins, Flynn has become known as one of the country’s foremost seafood authorities. He shares that knowledge in The Deep End Of Flavor” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (August 2019)


The Deep End Of Flavor makes Garden & Gun’s list of the Best New Books for August 2019 – Garden & Gun (August 2019)


“Chef Tenney Flynn’s new book, The Deep End Of Flavor, can help us all navigate the complexities of the seafood world and ease our fish-cooking phobias forever” – Deep South Magazine (August 2019)


Voted on by the people, GW Fins is named the second-best restaurant in New Orleans – Gambit (August 2019)


“GW Fins is the best restaurant in New Orleans for inventively prepared seafood and one of the places I go to celebrate special occasions” – My New Orleans (August 2019)


Eater New Orleans recognizes GW Fins as one of the best restaurants for group dining and says, “Executive chef Michael Nelson and chef/owner Tenney Flynn have made GW Fins one of the city’s best destinations for fresh, sustainably sourced seafood” – Eater New Orleans (July 2019)


Chef Tenney Flynn cooking on Live with Kelly and Ryan – Live with Kelly and Ryan (June 2019)


“The Deep End Of Flavor is down-to-earth with clear, specific instructions, lots of visual cues and tips for getting consistent results” Nola.com (May 2019)


“…GW Fins looks like a typical fine dining joint in the French Quarter, but it’s the innovative approach to seafood that really sets it apart from its peers” – Conde Nast Traveler (April 2019)


Yelp includes GW Fins on their list of the Top 100 Places to Treat Yourself this spring – Yelp (April 2019)


GW Fins makes OpenTable’s list of 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018 – the only restaurant in New Orleans on the list – OpenTable (December 2018)


TripAdvisor’s 2018 Traveler’s Choice Award names GW Fins the 7th best fine dining restaurant in ALL of the United States – TripAdvisor (December 2018)


GW Fins is voted the lead restaurant in New Orleans Magazine’s round-up of the Best Tacos in Town – New Orleans Magazine (November 2018)


“Featuring exquisite vintage wines from renowned wineries as well as those harvested from local vineyards, OpenTable’s list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America highlights some of the country’s best wine lists” – OpenTable (September 2018)


GW Fins is voted one of the top 3 restaurants in New Orleans, along with Commander’s Palace and Galatoire’s – Gambit (August 2018)


“Chef Michael Nelson of GW Fins has long been advocating for sustainability on the table and in the kitchen, particularly as it pertains to fish and seafood” – Louisiana Cookin’ (August 2018)


GW Fins makes Brett Anderson’s list of the top 10 best French Quarter restaurants in 2018 – The Times-Picayune (July 2018)


Executive Chef Mike Nelson selected as one of 15 chefs to participate in the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change – James Beard Foundation (March 2017)


Acclaimed New Orleans food writer, Brett Anderson, puts GW Fins’ Sheepshead Tacos on his list of the best 10 things he ate last month – The Times-Picayune (February 2017)