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The food had little to no flavor even the dishes highly acclaimed by the restaurant staff. The service was incredibly slow and that can’t be blamed on the south as we are from a southern city. We also were seated on the second floor and heard others who were seated on this floor received less than favorable attention. If you have a Michelin star restaurant connection you may receive preferential treatment as our friends experienced. We don’t have those connections and booked our reservations online like the rest of the public and will not be returning or recommending to our friends in the future. Extremely disappointed and made us rethink reservations at other old time classics.
Seeking a classic New Orleans Cajun/creole dinner on our last night in town, we selected Galatoire’s. Quality greeted us at the door. Although the noise level was very high, our waiter, Sonny, took great care of us, and it felt intimate. My crawfish etouffee was complex and spicy. My husband’s fresh trout was superbly prepared and very flavorful.
No crabmeat available despite half a dozen crabmeat items on menu. Also no pecan pie which was also on menu. Escargot and pate' excellent. Service good but a bit rushed.
They did not have any crab (half the menu was crab dishes). Just wasn’t as impressive as we would have hoped. Also wasn’t aware how bright it was and how small the tables was for 6 people. Very crowded and in a very small space. But servers were very nice! And we tried a lot of new dishes.
The food was excellent!
The noise level was unbearable.
We made reservations, and when we showed up on time, we were told they “would see if they could find a table” for us. Apparently, they only make reservations for the upstairs dining room, and that was occupied by a private party, which they booked along with our reservation. Instead of explaining what was going on and honoring the reservation in the downstairs dining room, which is first-come, first-served, they made us feel as if they were doing us a favor by seating us.
Although the food was excellent, there are many, many, many other excellent restaurants in New Orleans. We will not be returning.
The noise level so bad. We were at a table for two but could barely hear each other. It made it unenjoyable.
A friend recommended Galatoire's to us. Wait staff was excellent, food amazing! Red Fish with butter sauce so tasty and the wedge salad and coffee, truly the best I've ever had!
Our table wasn't ready. After we were seated, we waited for at least 10 minutes before a server showed up. No menus, no water, no place settings. It was so loud, we had to shout to the people at our table (party of 4). Yes, there was a crab moratorium in LA, but other restaurants managed to find other sources of crab or added other dishes to compensate. Server did not check back after our food came. We would have ordered more wine. It also seemed to be a big deal to have separate checks. When traveling we don't carry a lot of cash, so to have one couple pay with a credit card and be compensated causes an issue. Other New Orleans restaurants did not have an issue doing this.
The food was very good.
The serice was abnormally slow.
The noise level was unbelievably loud.
Galatoire's is one of those venerable old-school New Orleans restaurants, but the food just is no match for some of the newer kids on the block.
Fabulous! Galatoire’s never disappoints!!! Food is divine and service is superb.
Great food and great service!
Galatoire’s was amazing! What a dining experience!!! The food was fresh and delicious. The service was everything you can expect from such a place.
Touristy - not professional or worthy of a special occasion dinner
Consistently high quality food and exceptional service. Same as it was forty years ago. Really enjoyed. This is the restaurant in New Orleans.
Incredible food in the French quarter. Has been a staple for years but sometimes quarter is geared for tourists. Not the case for Galatoire’s. Always full of locals and tourists.
I started going to Galatoire's in 1976. The quality has remained truly exceptional for these 42 years. I have at least one meal here every time I am in New Orleans. Charlie is my favorite waiter. Everything here is truly top shelf.
Food was excellent and service was professional and well done. We were there in the afternoon and the atmosphere was formal but relaxed. Go here to enjoy the food!
Food was excellent! Happy I didn’t have to wear a jacket. Our waiter, Charlie was very personal and actually helped me with my dinner selection.
Venerable but still one of the best reasons to have a meal in Nawlins. Duck and Andouille gumbo was outstanding. Snapper with crawfish etouffe was fresh and delicious. And the atmosphere was appropriately 19th (or 18th, 17th) century French Quarter. And the people watching at the 2pm hour is the best.
This is the quintessential New Orleans creol/Cajun/French inspired restaurant. I always eat here with every NO visit. The food, service and ambiance is unsurpassed. Our dinner and waiter - Billie - were superb.
service was excellent. The Oyster Rockefeller was superb.
The food was good, but that didn't make up for the general unpleasantness of the place. If you're after a relaxing and enjoyable fine dining experience, this isn't the place to go. You can get food just as good for about 20% of the price tag anywhere else in the city.
The staff were abrupt and disinterested - though it's hard to blame them for that as there were some particularly loud and obnoxious guests seated near us. We got through the meal and when asked by the manager on the way out how everything was, told them honestly that the ambiance was really out of line with the way they market themselves, and the price tag, they just scoffed and walked off.
So it seems like a great place to go if you're a loudmouthed, trust fund frat boy, but otherwise try anywhere else for a more satisfying experience.
Elegant and very enjoyable atmosphere and meal to celebrate a special occasion. Michael was our server and was personable, attentive and helpful. Would love to return here when back in New Orleans.
Messed up my wife's cocktail, the waiter was a bit of a snob.
Food was excellent, ambiance in the upstairs dining room great. The seafood dishes we ordered were done perfectly.
Classic Galatoires. Ate up stairs so one could talk with your dinner partner. Great appetizers. Classic turtle soup. Fresh salads that are good but not fabulous. Great creole mains.
We had lunch on the second floor on Friday. The first floor is hopping, but we would not have been able to hear each other. The service was wonderful.
All good. Just wished we could have sat downstairs
Our waitress was very good, very invested in the restaurant. We enjoyed her. The food was fine but not great. It was a fun New Orleans experience but not at the top of my list for dining. We dined there because we’re tourists and it was a tourist experience.
Our waiter, Ralph, was great! He told us about the specials and answered all of our questions. We live in Algiers point and loved the restaurant!
Best food in New Orleans! Best service in New Orleans - ask for Shelly! Great location! Truly our favorite New Orleans restaurant! Go early stay long!
Ate at Galatoires Tues 2/27 at 8 PM. We had reserved a month ahead and were seated upstairs, per their policy. Of the several rooms, we chose the one where the noise level seemed lowest. It had one table of 12, mixed male/female, evidently an office party.
Service was prompt and attentive. Entrees included an excellent speckled trout special. Everything was excellent, but the noise.
While we ate, the noise from the table of 12 rose to a roar such that we could barely hear each other. Then the arrival of a 13th person evoked screams (yes -- screams!)of joy. We rebelled and demanded changing to a different room. Our excellent waitress, Alicia, graciously moved us downstairs to the big room, where we had eaten on all past visits; much quieter, where she continued to serve us with a smile. What a gem she is!
We had a fantastic meal. The service was excellent and the food was second to none. We went to check it off our bucket list and to celebrate a birthday! Had such a wonderful experience....we will be back!
It was just an okay experience all the way around -Average food, below average service......
Very classy, old school, upscale dining. Excellent turtle soup w/sherry, gumbo, crab salad and we split the sautéed red fish courtbouillon “Evelyn” which included artichokes, crabmeat and mushrooms atop. If you want quiet, private and easy-to-listen/hear, book reservations which will always be upstairs. If you want energy, color, action and vibe, wait for table to sit downstairs- where it can get really loud (but sometimes this is okay). Attentive and friendly staff.
Iconic old New Orleans restaurant. Table in main dining room always good for people watching and the unique wait staff. Enjoyed the house specialties--soufflé potatoes, oysters en brochette, oysters Rockefeller, trout amandine, turtle soup and Goudchaux salad along with various wonderful desserts. highly recommended.
Great waitress she was very thoughtful, attentive and knowledgeable.
I was hoping to have the crabmeat Mac and cheese but was not available that night. Still great food.
This restaurant is a classic visit to the early days of fine dining. It reminded me of the white tablecloth elegant restaurants from my youth in the 60s and 70s. The service is very attentive yet friendly due to the African-American assistants who actually talk to their customers. The food is a sauce-heavy rendition of old favorites with bechamel sauce used on many dishes. My Shrimp Clemenceau was quite good while my wife’s redfish was a bit dry. I enjoyed the sweetbreads as an appetizer (which you don’t see on every menu these days. We shared the sweet potato cheese cake which was delicious. Not my best meal in New Orleans- but an enjoyable experience.