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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
Good for a Date (70)
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Good for Birthdays (61)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Authentic (52)
Romantic (46)
Local Ingredients (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Notable Wine List (39)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Business Meals (28)
People Watching (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Fun (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Tasting Menu (8)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (7)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Manager ruined whole experience and lied about the food and drinks. Really disappointing.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent everything!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent OLD Gem in NOLA! Best Red Fish and Black Drum ever!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a wonderful lunch with a true New Orleans feel!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

An all time New Orleans classic. Fabulous food right in the heart of Bourbon Street. Remember men need a jacket...but they have plenty to spare if you need to borrow one.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Stuffed eggplant, seafood gumbo, and broiled red fish with lump crab meat were delicious! Unique and complex flavors. Excellent cuisine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a delight!! Ate upstairs, perfect for our group.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The host was rude and she was not helpful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was delicious and our waitress, Shannon, was wonderful.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Galatoire's is the New Orleans restaurant that sums up NO cooking; lots of great choices, lots of great service, a notable wine list and ample time to have quiet conversation. It's a MUST for anyone visiting New Orleans

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was the noisiest restaurant we have ever been in. The tables were right on top of each other. Very disappointed as this restaurant is one of the oldest and we were expecting a nice quiet experience.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and service for an up scale experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.)

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A fun lunch with friends at a New Orleans iconic restaurant. Food was fresh and good (not mind-blowing), service and ambiance were great.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were disappointed, mediocre cooking, but very expensive, won't come again. RMS

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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)

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding service. Prime rib very good but not outstanding. Side dishes good not very good or outstanding. Atmosphere a bit dated. I'd go back for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Galatoire's never disappoints. Skip was a delight as was all the back staff. Perfect way to ease into the city before a show at the Saenger.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was exquisite! The service was superb- Jason and Bernard were an exceptional service team!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and service in this traditional New Orleans restaurant in the French Quarter. Galatoires is a must dine when in New Orleans. Charlie, our server, was excellent as he knows the menu and options. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Oyster Rockefeller was great, Bouillabaisse was a bit lite, however our waiter replaced the dish with Crabmeat Sardou. Overall, food was good and the service was excellent

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

In my opinion the best thing about Galatoire’s is there consistency. I’ve been going there for years and have never even been close to disappointed. Fish is always fresh with many choices along with the sides. Lamb chops are among my favorite dishes

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful Creole experience with superior food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I chose Galatoire's for Sunday brunch and the historic venue did not disappoint. Great food, impeccable service and charming atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A long loved restaurant in the Quarter, Gallatoire's always has excellent food and the service was spot on. My only negative comment is the bloody mary was just "average".

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

With all of the dining option in NO, I would not recommend this establishment. The service was great but the main entree which was represented as a "must have" was truly a disappointment.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great birthday celebration. The food was phenomenal and the service excellent

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I did not mind the excessive cost for the lunch, the food was well prepared if not original, however being offered only milk for my coffee at the end of the meal rankled me a great deal.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Perfect dinner, ambience and service to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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