Galatoire's Restaurant
Galatoire's Restaurant
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Galatoire's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.galatoires.com/
  • Phone: 5045252021
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday; 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Sichel
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Iberville
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Galatoire's Restaurant
The grand dame of New Orleans' old-line restaurants, Galatoire’s has remained committed to culinary excellence for more than a century. Under the guidance of the fourth generation of family ownership, it is her time-honored customs that still bind this renowned restaurant. Above all others, her rich tradition of serving authentic French Creole cuisine at a level that raises consistency to an art form. It is often said that the beauty of Galatoire’s is that things never change. Even after 100 years, ageless New Orleans favorites grace her menu just as they did in 1905.
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Galatoire's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We had a wonderful dining
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    We had a wonderful dining experience. Our server Ralph made it a very memorable evening :).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had booked reservation thinking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    I had booked reservation thinking I would be upstairs and we were seated downstairs with all the NOISE. He said there was a large party upstairs which I interpreted to say, you have 3, spend less money, so we move you downstairs and book larger party up who will spend more. Not likely to go again. One appetizer was terrible and waiter brought another--shrimp probably had been sitting around for hours--no taste to shrimp and sauce bland,
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the name, not that serious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    This is a place you take a group, because romance is not the scene here. For all the positive talk AND dress requirements about this place the food and atmosphere were only so - so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    A significant disappointment. The food was just very weak. The ambiance is nice, old style New Orleans. There are just too many newer and better restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We feel that Galatoire's is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    We feel that Galatoire's is one of New Orleans finest restaurant. We consistently love the fine food and service that Galatoires offers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Galatoires continues to please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Galatoires continues to please with impressive, delicious food, impeccable service, and a quality control program that defines the restaurant industry. The stuffed eggplant has survived decades without a change and does not one.....simply fabulous. The service staff was friendly and made dining there a personal experience. We returned for a second visit on this trip to New Orleans and will never visit the city again without Galatoires on our agenda.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Never disappoints. We were treated very well at a 40th birthday lunch that will not be forgotten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always enjoy eating here.
    Knitgalah
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    I always enjoy eating here. I usually order the crabmeat Madison and the crabmeat au gratin. I was not disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious classic new orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    delicious classic new orleans food. old world feel, old world service. really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud, but this the place locals
    NOGrumpy
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Loud, but this the place locals go to. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic!
    mj467VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Was everything it was supposed to be. Always has been and always will be. Every fish dish was superb and fresh and decadent. Crab additions perfect. Wonderful fresh plump shrimp. Wine list is superb and has decent affordable selections. Remains one of the best for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent choice for a romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Excellent choice for a romantic birthday celebration. Shawn was an excellent server with the right recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Galatoire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    I had high expectations for Galatoires, being an iconic NO landmark. Sadly I was disappointed, the food was mediocre and the place excessively noisy. A place however to be be seen rather than eat, since it would appear that many of NO's movers and shakers dine there. I had eaten at Emerile's and Muriels also and there I was treated to thoughtful, well prepared, well thought out food. Not so at Galatoire.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Consistent
    pccmike
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    The food is consistently great. The restaurant has been for a long time and you can always count on the food, service and quality to always be of the highest level possible. Thanks for keeping the traditions alive and well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had not been back here in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    I had not been back here in about 10 years (in New Orleans there are too many restaurants to pick from). The last time here I thought it was perhaps the best meal I had ever had. I cannot waver too far from that after this meal. If you want outstanding, melt in your mouth seafood, and extremely high-end service, give it a try. One notable distinguishing characteristic is that when you arrive they ask if you have a choice of waiter. Maybe I don't get around enough but I cannot recall another restaurant that has done that. I do not think it matters much because all the waiters are extremely professional. Overall, the best service we have had in quite some time. The restaurant is very expensive, however it is undeniably worth it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Wonderful service but VERY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Wonderful service but VERY noisy. Food was fine but not what I was expecting given the reputation. Gumbo was pedestrian.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made reservation for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We made reservation for the 2nd floor dining room that is quieter than the first floor. Service was excellent. Pompano and red fish were done just right. Red fish portion was a little on the small side but okay. A classic restaurant in NO that can be trusted for reliable, consistent food and service. Entrees are limited, as is the case at most classic/Cajun restaurants in NO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect but didn't
    HawkeyeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Absolutely perfect but didn't know reservations were ONLY for the upstairs. Also the dress code, dating back to 1860, should be noted in the reservation. It is different than any NY or Paris restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Galatoire's because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We went to Galatoire's because of it's reputation while on vacation with friends in New Orleans. However, we found that it was way over rated. My food was cold, and all 4 meals were mediocre at best. For the price, there are far better restaurants in New Orleans.
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  • Very enjoyable dinner. Wonderful
    DFW1VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Very enjoyable dinner. Wonderful classic New Orleans cuisine that is always consistent and delicious. Nothing new or cutting edge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Amazing atmosphere and shrimp
    LunchaliciousVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Amazing atmosphere and shrimp étouffée but was charged for an extra drink. Would return for food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best meal of my life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Galatoire's was recommended by a friend who has traveled the world and considers Galatoire's the best meal of his life. I absolutely agree. The staff was wonderful, knowledgeable and very attentive. I had red fish meuniere amandine and my guest had red fish with lemon and capers. The texture and flavors of both dishes were heavenly. It is, by far the best meal I have ever had. I highly recommend it to anyone who want a dining experience to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    Food and service were outstanding especially duck crepe appetizer. Our waiter, Ralph, added to the dining experience with his attention to detail and life-long knowledge of New Orleans. Restaurant is a bit dated but keeping up its 107 year reputation. It's still around for good reason!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Save your Money - Eat Elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    Appetizers were very good. Main course (we had fish) was dry and not very well seasoned. For the price we paid I thought the food was rather disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was expensive and a jacket
    Aliy
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    Food was expensive and a jacket is required.There are so many choices in the French Quarter to try so we probably wouldn't go back. Kind of "stuffy" atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    We had a gift certificate from our children. The entire experience was outstanding. We had lunch just before leaving to drive back to Dallas and talked about how good it was several times during the ride home. We had Oysters Rochefeller and Crabmeat Maison to start. I am happy to say that a recipe card for both were included with out gift certificate. Can't wait to to try them. Looking forward to a return trip
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, right portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Good food, right portions and excellent ambiance. Love everybody joining in to sing happy birthday. Says a lot about the vibrant city of NOLA.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gallatoire's is dependly great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Gallatoire's is dependly great. Only annoyance was that we had to ask to see the restaurant week menu - wasn't offered up front
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Best food we had in New Orleans! The waitress was VERY informative and efficient. She explained each menu item in detail and told us about the history of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal in the Big Easy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Best meal in the Big Easy. There are lots and lots of tourist restaurants and this is not one of them. Locals have been eating this stuff for the last 107 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dated, tired appearance .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Dated, tired appearance . Loud, extremely bright (something I would never usually complain about). I'm generally all in favor of nostalgia, but to me it just seems to lack any innovation at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining in the French Quarter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Elegant dining in the French Quarter. The food was incredible in taste and value. Scott, our server, was very familiar with the menu and helpful with selections. Food came out promptly with wonderful presentation and flavor.
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  • Amazing experience - rich
    TCP12
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Amazing experience - rich with history! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for the coolinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    We went for the coolinary lunch which was a great deal!! The bbq shrimp and stuffed pompano were absolutely delicious! It was an overall really good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to the legend
    grisgrisman
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Our first visit despite living in New Orleans for 18 years. To put it simply it was a wonderfulndining experience all the way around. We'll be regulars now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super service! Excellent food(escar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Super service! Excellent food(escargots, fois gras, delicious desserts). This New Orleans landmark restaurant hosts a wild and crazy lunch business on Friday! We had a quieter table upstairs which was perfect. Make reservations for this NOLA treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ISSAC hit when I wrote a review.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    ISSAC hit when I wrote a review. The Pompano had about four thin small bones in it. I wanted the fish to be bone free. This sort of messed the experience up for me. Thanks, Carol Trumbo
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went for a summer special
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    I went for a summer special but was treated like royalty. The pompano stuffed with seafood was delicious. The wait staff was very helpful and gracious and I even had a lovely conversation with the owner-manager, Mr. John Gooch. On other occasions, I have enjoyed the seafood salads, the fried eggplant sticks, the stuffed eggplant, the oysters fried with bacon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was outstanding in
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Service was outstanding in everyway. Both fishes were new for us northerners and they were superb. We are happy we took our waiter's recommendation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Very crowded downstairs but this is a New Orleans tradition for locals to hang out see friends. Bottle of wine, meal for two, tip $185.00
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic