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New Orleans's finest! The service is impeccable and the food is delicious!
Galatoire’s never disappoints! This old school joint is just too delicious to miss whenever we are in New Orleans. A jacket is required for gentlemen for dinner but they offer an assortment of jackets for you to borrow if you forget to bring one. Any fish dish is a good choice! My personal favorites are duck crepe, foie gras, Shrimp or crawfish etouffee. They make a great filet mignon if you are bringing someone that doesn’t like seafood.
First of all, there is a dress code - men must wear a jacket. They have some you can borrow if you didn't pack one. Fun, old-fashioned environment. What I really liked was that they do not rush you. You can order drinks. After they come, they ask if you're ready to order a starter, and when you'd like to order your mains, etc. Our server, Amber, was fantastic, but the entire team was lovely. She recommended a fish and sauce that paired well, as well as a side. Excellent drinks and food. Hard to choose among the desserts - I wanted to try them all.
Great service and amazing food.
I have wanted to dine at Galatoire’s for a long time. My birthday dinner met my expectations.
Superb, classic, fun, and extraordinary!
Old style N.O. fare assisted by attentive service.
This was my first visit to this classic New Orleans spot and I was not disappointed. I know "old favorites" sometimes rest on their reputation but I was very pleased with my experience. The elegant dining room of french blue and many windows sets an ambiance of style and grace mirrored by the expert service of the staff. With more locals than tourists dining there, I felt a part of the real New Orleans. The food was great. Seafood gumbo with a light roux was delicate but flavorful and full of crab, oysters and shrimp; sauteed soft shell crab was delectably perfect and the red fish was very good. My companion enjoyed a crab and artichoke dish that he really enjoyed. A special place.
The service was impeccable. Brittney was on her game, every recommendation was spot on. Elegant but comfortable, formal and beautiful. Everyone was on point tonight. Try it all, the appetizer sampler was worth every tasty calorie.
Galatoire’s is always top of the line! I always look forward to eating there. Every phase of the experience was wonderful.
After all these years, they’ve still got it. Not quite as perfect as my rosy colored memory but still fantastic.
My family went for my daughter's birthday and made a reservation on Open Table. The restaurant was crowded and they took us right away. The food and experience was fantastic and everyone in the restaurant sang Happy Birthday to my daughter. She had a fantastic birthday. Thanks Galatoire's restaurant.
Great food and service as always. Staff very attentive. One of the few places left where quality and service are still provided each and every time.
We have a sentimentality around this place, but each time we return, we notice that the food is losing it’s staying power. The boulliabaise was thin and lacked flavor, the pompano amandine overcooked and dry and the green salad was droopy and overdressed. The mainstay appetizers are still fair and the gumbo and drinks were great. We brought our 89 year old dad and son who has moved to NOLA for work. Dad really noticed the slide since the good old days. Sadly, this may have been our last visit. 😢
We were in celebration of our brother, who’s since passed , who absolutely loved Galatoires!
It has been nearly 40 years since I had eaten at Galatoire’s and I could not wait to have their trout meunière—I was not disappointed. Regrettably, we were seated near the service are and the noise and activity were a distraction. Evidently, the restaurant had expanded since my last visit and the increased size has come with a side of noise that was not part of the more intimate space in the ‘80s. I will return some day and request a table away from the back of the house.
Always Fantastic. Skip the waiter was stellar.
The food was good. But not as good as last time I dined there. The service was fine. With so many other top notch restaurants to choose from, I wouldn't say this was a stand out. The highlight of our meal was the dessert. The pecan bourbon pie.
My husband and I travel for food. We research far in advance.... We read several books and cookbooks on the history and recipes of this restaurant.
Upon arrival of our reservation the gentleman attending the door looked us up and down and said “we have a strict dress code and sir, your shorts are not acceptable”. Completely caught off guard I replied “I was not aware of your dress code when making reservations online.” The lady assisting him tried to take over as I could tell she was not pleased with his reaction either...he then commented “you cannot eat here but let me try to make sure you get points online for coming in.” I told him do not worry about it and we left. I am seven months pregnant and was in a very appropriate dress. My husband was in a collared shirt and shorts as we had been site seeing in the heat all day.
I hope they take this comment as constructive criticism of how not treat potential customers that may not be aware of your “strict dress code.”
We dine at the finest restaurants all over the world and have never been treated with such disrespect.
We LOVED his place! If you don’t want to wait for downstairs definitely come around 2:45. Still a scene!
We were so delighted with our lunch spent at Galatoire's!!!! Sonny and the other wait staff was so attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was phenomenal especially my soft shell crab that covered the entire plate. Can't wait until another occasion to book again.
Maybe was once great, but now past its prime. Living off its past glory.Got there at 9:30 for last seating and there were few occupied tables, so maybe that had something to do with it.
Food was good, by not amazing. Service was OK, but not fantastic. Overall an OK place but certainly not what it once might have been.
Food was cold. Service was good. Nice Ambiance.
Never had less than an excellent meal here. Always on the visit to New Orleans.
Super Fresh, Super Delicious! Many people were there celebrating Birthdays and the restaurant had the whole restaurant sing “Happy Birthday” which I thought was very kind. They made you feel like family. Definitely will be back!
We were grateful to be able to add 2 more to our party the week of the reservation when we contacted the manager that was kind enough to do so. The food was delicious and we could not complain. Everyone had a good experience with their meals. The menu has some create options. Unfortunately our service was below what would be expected. Our server was not attentive and unfriendly. Not the typical experience we received at other restaurants especially at this price point. I would not recommend this restaurant. It is good food, but at this price point I believe there are other dining options in NOLA.
30th wedding anniversary. Food and service was spot on. We will be returning next trip to New Orleans whether it's a special occasion or not!
I had lunch and dinner in the downstairs dining room. I have been coming to Galatoires for years and it never disappoints. The gumbo is outstanding and the red fish is terrific. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I also appreciate that they maintain a dress code. The service was also fantastic.
A superb lunch with excellent recommendations from the knowledgeable and very helpful Dom. We were in the upstairs restaurant which suited us as the downstairs was more for groups who were animated. We loved the goute share dish of crab and shrimp washed down with a delightful bottle of Chablis. A perfect afternoon with family and friends. Would love to do it all over again.
Restaurant was awesome! Worth every penny. Best meal and best drink all week!!
Great food, great atmosphere. Will definitely come back.
After making a reservation 60 days in advance and being told we would be seated in the 2nd floor dining room, we were instead shown to the first floor table right by the kitchen door. We started one of us with Oysters Rockefeller and one of us with a salad with garlic puree and mustard vinaigrette. The oysters came looking like six lumps of charcoal and the salad was woefully under-dressed. The wine we selected tasted like unsweetened grape KoolAid. We ended up asking for the check before they fired the entree course.
Two days after this disaster, we had a wonderful experience at Antoine's, including a private tour of the dining rooms and a glimpse of their deservedly fabled wine cellar. MUCH better us of anyone's dining dollars.
Although our review will mean literally nothing to Galatoire's, we will not be coming back and will caution everyone we know to go elsewhere.
Friends 45 birthday. She had never been to New Orleans! Shelby was amazing and made every recommendation was terrific!
Shelley etait notre serveur. Il etait merveilleux et tres attentif.
The staff was very engaging and our server volunteered options we did not consider (e.g. mix and match combinations of dishes). Very impressed.
It was an amazing experience, the food was unreal, the service great and having the band come through with everyone twirling serviettes was absolutely fantastic!! Thank you very much for an experience not like any other.
The food was good, but the service was not. I would not go back because of this. When you are prepared to spend a good bit of money on lunch, exceptional service should accompany the food. Sadly, it did not.
We had a lovely meal at Galatoire's. We had a cooking class earlier in the day, so we were not interested ina heavy meal. We ordered an appetizer and a salad each. All of it was wonderful. Special thanks to our server, Ace, who was personable, attentive and thoughtful.
Galatoire's maintains a light, airy, open atmosphere which can get a bit loud, especially if there are large parties trying to have a good time. What really counts here, though, is the outstanding food and service. The bistro romaine salad was light and tasty, as was the turtle soup, which was almost as good as that at Commander's Palace, where you get more of it and that classy addition of sherry at your table. Equally flavorful is the oysters Rockefeller, which doesn't have the history of Antoine's version but is still excellent and, despite their remarkably same looks, is a bit different regarding ingredients. The bouillabaisse was exception, laden with plump pieces of seafood. The sauteed drum in a simple butter sauce was perfectly textured and seasoned. The pecan pie was remarkably light and the sweet potato cheesecake was one of the best cheesecakes we've ever had. Our attentive waiter Brian make helpful food and wine suggestions. It was pretty much an impeccable evening. Thanks, Galatoire's!
Bury me here. I absolutely love this place.