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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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Four public parking garages are located within one block of the restaurant entrance.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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
Regrettably underwhelmed. A native and savvy New Orleans friend insisted we go here so we did. The history, location, ambience are all very cool and I appreciate this. The food was definitely not bad---it was just ok . Their wine list, however, is fantastic. Our server was quite good. Overall, I enjoyed the ambience there but the food left me disappointed. After the phenomenal food at Herbsaint and Commander's Palace, it was hard to top.
Went to Galatorie for my birthday since it came highly recommended. It was fun to get dressed up for a special meal however they pack you in like sardines and it is extremely noisy yet interesting for people watching. The bread was outstanding and I couldn't stop eating it! I wished I had tried the sweet potato souffle but instead had the shrimp cocktail and was terribly disappointment. These are not jumbo gulf shrimp like most high end restaurants serve and they douse the shrimp in cocktail sauce, I couldn't eat it. On a great note I did have the Bouillabaisse which was outstanding as where the cocktails we had! While my husband enjoyed his meal it wasn't what he had ordered. I'm guessing the noise level was a factor in this. Because it took a while to get our main course he opted to enjoy what was placed in front of him. Since there are so many fabulous restaurants in NOLA I wouldn't recommend this one based on my experience.
Lovely, classic Creole food prepared to perfection. So fresh and delicious. We had a great time, and it was a fun, festive environment on a Friday for lunch. The upstairs dining room was not quite as pretty as the downstairs. Everything was pretty pricey, and the service was good but rushed.
Galatoire's Restaurant continues to be our favorite in New Orleans. The service is impeccable, the ambiance is classic, and the food is outstanding. My husband had their delicious trout amandine and I had shrimp etouffee; both were prepared perfectly!!! We were so pleased that they now take reservations because it is such a popular NOLA restaurant.
Great food and service. We had the oysters Rockefeller, a pan seared drum with artichokes and mushroom topping, and crabmeat au gratin. One issue we had was as a party of two was that the men (table turned over two times) who sat behind me moved their chairs back and every time they moved, they pushed against my chair. I felt as if I could not move unless I asked my husband to move to push in the opposite direction against other couples. There were also a table of convention attendees that were extremely loud and obnoxious. I told my husband that the food was amazing and the way I like my seafood but I would only return if I was in a party of four or more because of the chair issue. (One more btw, why make a guy wear a jacket that the restaurant provided and then allow him to wear a hat? My husband and I were mindful of the dress policy and think that hats are a no go.)
This iconic Bourbon Street eatery exceeded our expectations. Classic New Orleans food at its finest. Service was prompt and un-rushed. Our server Maja was amazing. This is a worthwhile stop for lunch or dinner while in New Orleans (even with the jacket requirement at lunch)
Where do I begin? After an extraordinarily disappointing meal at Lüke last night, we could not have been more pleasantly surprised by the absolutely OUTSTANDING experience that we had at Galatoire’s. From the moment we were seated in the quietly elegant upstairs dining room, we were transported to a bygone era of gentility and superior service.
Our waiter Sonny was both attentive and incredibly knowledgeable and informative about every menu item. We were then immediately given fresh, hot bread by Bernard who consistently checked on us and refilled our water glasses.
We each started with the “Kentucky Reserve” cocktail which is as smooth and balanced as they come - similar to a Manhattan, only better due to the addition of Tuaca liqueur to the drink.
For our appetizers we shared the oysters Rockefeller which were, bar none, the BEST we have ever had. The soufflé potato appetizer is also surprisingly light, airy and delicious - almost like a potato beignet.
Our salads and main courses were just as outstanding. My husband had the lemon fish, per Sonny’s recommendation, and it was fantastic. I had the crabmeat au gratin which was light, rich and delicate all at the same time. We finished by sharing the banana bread pudding which did not disappoint.
Simply put: we would return to Galatoire’s in a heartbeat. This longtime New Orleans landmark restaurant outshines their competitors on every level.
You can't visit New Orleans and not go to Galatoires. A new Orleans tradition since 1905, this establishment is the epitome of fine dining. The wait staff is knowledgeable, great with suggestions and special requests, attentive but not intrusive, 5 stars across the board and thanks for the service Tim.
I had the pleasure of enjoying a Birthday Dinner with friends at Galatoire's. My wife and I have done this many times over the years but, our friends got to enjoy it for the first time. Our waiter, Tim was wonderful in taking care of us and making our evening so special. We enjoyed everything especially the Crabmeat Au gratin. Galatoire's is truly one of the mainstay restaurants in New Orleans. You haven't completely dined until you have dined at Galatoire's.
Uninspired menu with quality ingredients dismally prepared and presented. Suffered in a very uncomfortable dining room with great service. Definitely a throw back to "ye olden times". I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone under the age of 60, especially when there are so many other great restaurants in New Orleans.
I was there to celebrate my birthday, although dining alone. While waiters drew attention to 3-4 birthdays of other people seated around me & had the customers sing "Happy Birthday" to them, my birthday was not acknowledged in any way by any of the staff. I was disappointed as there are many other amazing restaurants in New Orleans that I could have chosen instead to celebrate the occasion. That being said, their Shrimp Remoulade has always been my favorite due to the healthy dose of horseradish. The Crabmeat au Gratin was buttery goodness with the green onions, but a tad too salty. The Mocha Panna Cotta was wonderful. Aside from completely ignoring my birthday, the service was excellent.
As usual, we experienced a terrific dinner with friends at one of our all time favorite restaurants. The waiter (Shawn) was awesome. He gave us just enough attention and provided an experience we will remember. The food was terrific as expected. The atmosphere (downstairs) was electric all evening! We look forward to our next visit to this landmark restaurant!
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