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About 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.

209 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, French

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

Cross Street:
Iberville

Dress Code:
Jacket Required

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 525-2021

Website:
http://www.galatoires.com/

Parking Details:
Four public parking garages are located within one block of the restaurant entrance.

Executive Chef:
Michael Sichel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Treat yourself and your guests to world-class dining, impeccable service, and a French Quarter setting like no other. Galatoire's Restaurant is inviting you to Indulge in the Tradition!

Galatoire's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (100)
Good for a Date (78)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
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Good for Birthdays (63)
Authentic (59)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Romantic (50)
Local Ingredients (47)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Notable Wine List (43)
People Watching (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fun (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Business Meals (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

The service provided by the staff was exceptional. Attentive and professional can describe the service.
The food quality was sadly quite average. For the price paid, I expect much more. Unfortunately, this establishment falls short. $300 plus on a dinner for two...I expect to have my socks blown off with food quality and service. Only half of the duet made an appearance (service). Well done service staff...time to step up kitchen staff. I will not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

One of the world ‘s GREAT restaurants
If you can go to only one restaurant in NOLA make it Galatoires

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing service, food, must experience this at least once

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible service, meal and experience. Can’t wait to return again!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place for get together with friends
Staff was outstanding and food was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Myself and my girlfriend were visiting from Seattle and Dallas. Galatoire's was recommended by a mutual Dallas friend who said it was his favorite New Orleans restaurant.
It was a great experience from start to finish. The service was outstanding, the food was amazing from the appetizer through desert. Galatoire's will be our restaurant of choice whenever we visit New Orleans.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

It is hard to review the best restaurant in the world. I have never had a bad meal or a bad dish there, and I have been visiting for a quarter century. I like it that the focus is on the food and the diner, and not on anything else. There is no music: all the sound is made by happy people enjoying the food, their companions, and the pleasure of being with people doing the same thing. I have found the other patrons, especially, the ones who dress for the occasion, to be some of the nicest and most pleasant people I have ever encountered, and I have been proud to be part of their birthdays and anniversaries. I also love the staff, and have been pleased to see it become more diverse, but no less knowledgable, efficient, or memorable, as the years have gone by. I don't say that lunch at Galitoire's is a foretaste of heaven—but if someone else did, I would bow my head and say "Amen."

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, wine and service.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Service and food were exceptional! The chef brought us garlic bread while we were waiting for our food....it was just great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best trout I've had in a long time. Great service and atmosphere. Can't wait until next time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Historical New Orleans restaurant—

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful experience!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Galatoire's has been a favorite NOLA restaurant of mine for a very long time. It's pricey, and often very crowded, but worth the wait and the prices. You can make a reservation for upstairs, but have to wait in line for the downstairs dining room. I'm never eaten upstairs, so don't know the difference, but I love the downstairs, with its very high ceilings and elegant table settings. This cold January night, there was no line at 6 pm, and we were quickly seated. We split a crab Sardou with a side of broccoli with hollandaise. Oh, my. Really excellent. After dinner coffee was superb, too. Wish I lived close by!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was great and the service was even better. Old school New Orleans

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I got very sick from the lemon fish.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food tastes great & service was great, not to personable of a waiter. Was hyped up & not as great as expected, still a great date but there are better restaurants near by.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Galatoire's has such an incredible reputation...and it lives up to all the accolades!
The food was terrific and the service amazing. It was noisy downstairs so we asked to move upstairs and they graciously said yes. We had a wonderful evening thanks to the whole staff, including our waiter Michael.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Galatoire's NEVER disappoints. This was another perfect meal with impeccable service!

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed excellent service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It's been years since we've been to Galatoire's and were so looking forward to a special meal for the New Year. Sad to say, it was at best average. The duck crepe appetizer, though small was the best part of both of our meals. My wife's salad came out with no dressing, unfortunate because that was supposed to be the highlight of the salad. I had the bouillabaisse which came out warm and not very flavorful. My wife had the redfish, which also was not very flavorful.
After Commander's Palace, Bourbon House and The Pelican Club where all our meals were great, Galatoire's did not live up to its reputation nor our expectations.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was our second time having dinner and both times the food was excellent. Service was great and very helpful. Would diffently recommend it for any occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was very good. However, I checked a bag at the airport so I would be in compliance with their “jacket “ policy (which I whole heartily agree with) and I look over and see a party of eight, two gentlemen without jackets, and a millennial with a baseball cap on at the table...

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T M.E.A.L. O.F. M.Y. L.I.F.E.!!

Unbelievably awesome

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our food was amazing! We had a group of 8 and everyone agreed Galatoires was an excellent choice!

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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year’s Day pregame, delicious dinner. Sonny, our waiter was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was very pleased with everything we ordered! Compared to prices for fine dining in Charleston, SC, thought it was very reasonable. Waiter Gian Carlo very curtious and helpful and everyone around us seemed to be having a wonderful time! Maybe not a good choice if you need to be in and out quickly but for a relaxing evening with wonderful food, I would highly recommend Galatoire's!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was exceptional. We also got a special treat because the table next to us treated us to a coffee burrou, an urn of coffee with fruits and some kind of liquor. The waiter pours some on the table cloth and sets it on fire.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Best for many years. Always eat here when we visit New Orleans.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good atmosphere & dinner. It's not an in & out deal. Waited awhile for main course to come out but expected. Guys have to wear sports jackets

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were crowded into a table that was partially in the hall and partially in the room. It took 3 tries before they got the pre-dinner wines right. We waited 1.5 hours before we got our appetizers. The main course: Hollindase was missing from crab Sardou; the filet mignon (requested medium rare) was overcooked, cold, and tough as a hockey puck. They tried to "make up for it" by removing some drinks from the bill and by flooding our table with desserts which we had not requested. They did not enforce their stated dress code. The overall experience was dreadful -- a sad demise for what at one time was a great New Orleans restaurant.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A culinary establishment for good reason. It's old school, and men are required to wear jackets at dinner. But everything is tasty and well executed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Did not realize by booking through open table you could only sit upstairs at this restaurant The downstairs part of the restaurant has the more experienced and attentive wait staff Took us 30 minutes after being seated to get our drinks and a menu We love The restaurant and visit it every year when we visit New Orleans but were disappointed to not be seated downstairs

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

SAVE YOUR MONEY, TIME, AND SANITY!!! If I could give this 0 stars, I would. TERRIBLE service with Adam. We also had Bernard taking care of us, who was far better. However, he was only allowed to refill water and bring bread. We were neglected and ignored by Adam...at best. Other tables with other severs appeared to have a much better experience than we did. We brought our concerns to the manager, Bruce, who did nothing to try to rectify the situation. To add injury to insult, the food was inedible. The filet I ordered was so salty I couldn’t eat it and the potatoes were nasty. I got full on bread! Needless to say, we will never return and cancelled our reservations at their sister facility, Gallitoire 33 Bar.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Extremely disappointed. Service and ambiance were terrible. Food was average. This place is completely overrated. Get over yourselves with your jacket requirement when you still allow t-shirts and sneakers. Nothing about this place is "fine dining" so why pretend you're something you're not.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, our experience at Galatoire’s was wonderful with the exception of 3 things. My son’s meal had a fin hidden under the fish and it was only discovered when he took a bite and felt it in his mouth, an entire fin from the fish. It also had many many bones which were also pulled out of his mouth. My filet was medium rare or almost rare, really, when I asked for it to be medium. It was very under done. The staff could not have been more accommodating and the food was delicious though mistakes were made. I thought for what we got, it was not a $500 night (after the tip, over $600.). It was entirely too expensive though we will certainly be back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We ate a late lunch/earl dinner at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec 28th, yeah its bourbon street but the noise level inside was HORRIBLE. The food was good, the staff/service was marginal. Our entrée(s) were fine, our sides were incorrect and fixing that meant overall timing of the meal was poor.

For the price

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Phenomenal food and exceptional service. I would recommend this to anyone looking for fine local cuisine and wonderful waitstaff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Dressy affair. Waiter’s misstep on a special created confusion and substandard experience. White tablecloth anachronism for ppl who need to feel comfort from the past.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We made a reservation weeks ago and were so looking forward to trying Galatoire’s after reading many great reviews from diners and bloggers alike. My husband and I have eaten at fine dining establishments all over the country and can say without a doubt that our experience at Galatoire’s was our worst experience ever. We were promptly seated by the host. However, we were seated at a table with no flatware or napkins. We sat waiting for a server to bring us drinks and menus, but the staff and host continued to walk past us. After 15 minutes of waiting for service, we walked out. We will never patron this restaurant again and will make it a point to tell all of our family and friends to avoid Galatoire’s.

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