Permanently Closed - Galatoire's Bistro - Baton Rouge

4.1
340 reviews
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located at the corner of Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road in the vibrant Acadian Village neighborhood, Galatoire’s Bistro is Your Anytime Place for a comfortable meal with family and friends, the largest of celebrations or the most intimate occasion.

Our menu features French Louisiana dishes using fresh Louisiana seafood and guests can enjoy lighter fare and artisanal cocktails in our casual bar space.

Join Galatoire's Bistro anytime for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in our main dining room, bar area or sunny patio.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bistro, French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Lunch
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Bar
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(225) 753-4864
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Collin Fontenot
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Acadian
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Entertainment
Live music during Sunday Brunch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LJ
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is sad. Thursday night and I was the only one in the dining room. Bar was lively but the food is definitely not as good as the New Orleans original. There’s no way this restaurant will make it.

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TT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful venue to say farewell to a departing colleague.

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KS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

These menu items are not prepared the way NO Galatoire’s does. Gumbo and Turtle soup was not good. Oyster brochettes was hard fried. Bread pudding was dry. Ladies toilets were not working after I told the hostess. Embarrassing for NO Galatoire’s.

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OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is legit! Food was excellent and service were great!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level was nonexistent because no one else was in the dining room. Food was good; service was attentive but non obtrusive. Was a great evening. Will return.

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KT
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing. I highly recommend the crabmeat eggs Sardou. The crabmeat and asparagus omelet was very good but they should have served something else with it such as potatoes as my husband was still hungry.

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P
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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EM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We had an enjoyable mid-afternoon meal. The service was good.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The quality of the food was not what I expected for the price. Biscuits were like hockey pucks, fish over cooked, salad dressing selection was limited and the service was okay but not great. Several people at our table had never been and will most likely never go back.

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M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my great aunt for lunch to celebrate her 90th birthday. She had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and they brought out a delicious dessert with “happy birthday.” She felt very special.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I was celebrating an event with colleagues and decided to go to Galatoire’s because of their reputation for excellent food. Unfortunately the quality of the food was horrible and it was embarrassing that I brought my colleagues there. We each had a fish entree and the price was about $30 each. The food was served barely warm and lacked any kind of flavor. We didn’t finish the meals. The coffee tasted terrible and was also tepid. There was nothing good about the experience and I won’t be back. Yuck! Please get a new chef. This food is expensive and should be delicious!

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G
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites and always appreciate the great staff. The turtle soup is amazing. And you can’t beat that New Orleans bread.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was mediocre. Expected better quality from
the restaurant that has a great reputation in New Orleans. Will not return. There are too many other blrestaurants in town with better food. I expected to be served fresh seafood and did not receive it. Wait staff has a lot to be desired. Mediocre will not survive in Baton Rouge.

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FF
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch with my toddler & husband. Wonderful staff. Food was delicious.

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CJ
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

No crabmeat! Only fish was sheep head! Unbelievable! Place was nearly deserted save for the one man band playing outside in the Bston Rouge heat, competing w piped in music inside. Galatoire's has really gone down!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought the food was ok and overpriced. I personally think the price was not equal to what we got.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday on April 14 and had an excellent time. Menu items were unique and offered some refreshing choices. Our meals were expertly prepared and delicious. Evan is an excellent server, knowledgeable about the menu, and attentive. Because we were celebrating a birthday we were disappointed to be seated in the bar area as an LSU event occupied one dining room; however, the food and service made up for the lack of ambiance.

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was too loud at times to carry on a conversation with our guests. Otherwise, we had a very delicious and relaxing dining experience.

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The side salads , consisting of mostly lettuce, were overpriced for the diversity and quantity of ingredients and the house dressings were very scant and bland. Upon being seated, our waitress informed us that the restaurant did not have any crab meat and that their dishes which were supposed to have crab, would have crawfish substituted instead. I found this unacceptable, as crab meat and crawfish do not have the same flavor or value, yet the dishes were still priced as if being served with the more expensive crab meat. I've eaten here many times and find that the quality and preparation of the food is highly inconsistent. You would think that the Galatoire Brand would demand more discriminating food quality and consistency in their food presentation, even in their more casual Bistro restaurants.

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OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought our 96 yr old mother for Easter. We were seated promptly with our reservation and waited on by an excellent waiter and staff. Food was hot and delicious. My only mark down would be the nasty rug in the middle of the dining room. Besides not fitting with overall decor I’m sure it was not that sanitary. The floor tile is so cute and just fits. If you are using that rug for sound control you need to find another way.

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PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was really terrible for us on Easter Sunday. Took them way too long to take our order, bring us water, and worst of all food took over an hour to arrive. Love Galatoires, but this was not a good effort.

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BB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed with the food. We both had the filet with bernaise sauce, which was delicious. However, my appetizer was very bland, and the sides were almost inedible (broccoli that was basically raw and very over salted potatoes au gratin). It’s a fun place, drinks were good and there was live music on the patio. I hope they are able to work on improving the overall quality of food, as at these prices and given the Galatoire’s name, one expects a significantly better experience.

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AP
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to brunch with my mother. Food was moderately priced and the quality was well worth it. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the live band which was perfect. Not too loud or distracting. Get the BBQ shrimp with eggplant. I was very pleased. I substituted my poached eggs for scrambled. The chocolate pecan pie was very rich but also delicious. Not too much of that sticky filling that is in most pecan pies. We will certainly return

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PN
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ate in the bar, dining room closed due to large function scheduled. Service was good, ordered the liver it was average at best, wedge salad was quite nice loved the dressing.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My appetizer had a small piece of glass in it. I found it by chewing on it. Told waitress. She didn’t even really apologize, took away the app and didn’t offer anything. She told me she was going to take it off the bill at the end (which shouldn’t even of had to be said). We paid out and then I looked at the bill, of course the app was still on there. The fact that I had a piece of glass in my food should warrant more than asking me if I would like a new app.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Creamed spinach had way too much of what I think may have been oregano, what ever the spice it was not at all tasty to me, a great fan of cream spinach. Stripped bad w/ artichoke and crabmeat was at best fair! Overall food did not live up to out expectations!
Our waiter was great and you have done a great job lowering noise level!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was inconsistent. One diner ordered the angus burger medium and it was so well done it had to be cut with a sharp knife. Two diners had french fries - one serving was hot and fresh, one was room temperature and hard. Bread was delicious as usual. Duck crepes and salads were lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. Gourmet food, excellent wait staff.

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a first date - and on Valentine’s Day, no less! It was also the first time that I had dined at Galatoire’s. The experience was positively delightful, and the food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Thank you very much.

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JM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu selection was very good and the waiter very experienced. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, since it is a little pricey. I will definitly being going.

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E
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall restaurant week menu was highly uninspired and mediocre at best. Not what I have come to expect from Galatoires. Even my all time favorite Chicken Clemenceau was drowned in a pool of veal demiglace and one had to hunt for the potatoe brabant (the entire reason I order this dish). The chicken itself was small and mushy.
My friends ordered the risotto balls. These arrived nearly burnt and lacking flavor. The chicken drumnettes were, again, drowned in veal demiglace. My companions each had one of the entrees for restaurant week, the "best" was the chicken cordon bleu- but only if you love your good to be drowned in bleu cheese sauce.
The worst offerings were the desserts. The miss named chocolate mousse was actually a ganache like tart, heavy on the tart &light on the chocolate.
All this said, Galatoires holds a special place in my heart (First Christmas dinner in NOLA and where I got engaged to my beloved). I will be back, but next time, when without friends, I WILL SEND back items that are not up to the par of what I know this restaurant can deliver.

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RT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed in our first visit to Galatoire's. Service was slow; noise level was too high; and, and the entree was overpowered with blue cheese and the dessert, a triple chocolate peanut butter cake, had only a chocolate flavor.

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j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a special treat. The restaurant was not very busy but I suspect it related to the nasty cold weather that day. Waiter was fabulous and food was very good.

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CW
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Overpriced for brunch, and food was not that good. We paid over $35 per person for breakfast.

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K
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was fabulous,but we waited a very long time for our food. I realize that it was New Year’s Eve, but there were many empty tables and my party noticed that everyone waited a LONG time for their meal. The servers were very pleasant. Overall, we enjoyed the food and atmosphere, but were very disappointed in wait time.

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QC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I started our Galatoire’s experience off with a sazerac. The cocktail was quite pleasant and smelled of lovely herbsaint

Galatoire’s never fails to impress. My group enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller, Crabmeat Maison, and Soufflé Potatoes as a first course. The oysters were fresh, baked to perfection, and served on the half shell. The crabmeat maison was a perfectly balanced and playful dish. Finally, the Soufflé potatoes were perfectly fluffy!!

We had champagne in between courses. I do not particularly like champagne, so I have no real revue of it. I believe it was a Cordon Rouge Brut—I would describe it as bubbly?

Our second course featured Turtle Soup. The soup was perfectly in balance and was clearly cooked for quite sometime—perfection can’t be rushed. The turtle was extremely tender and the seasoning was quite subtle but not underdone.

Our third course featured fresh red fish. Each member of the party ordered their fish prepared using a different method. Personally, I enjoyed the Yvonne style . Galatoire’s crabmeat Yvonne style features a fish sautéed with crabmeat, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and green onions. The Yvonne combination creates a unique flavor profile only found at Galatoire’s.

The fish was paired with a wonderful white wine—Pouilly Fuisse. It’s a wonderful bottle at around $40.

Note, each course also featured fresh French bread. Hot French bread is nearly unbeatable and this experience wasn’t any different!

Lastly, we enjoyed desert and coffee. I took pleasure in consuming a caramel custard. It was quite fluffy and flavorful.

The service was superb! Our waitress new the menu front to back and never hesitated to explain the menu. She is the type of worker that restaurant managers dream of finding!!

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b
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish the staff was awesome. The service was the some of the best of any upscale restaurant in Baton Rouge or New Orleans.

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L
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Nicholas, was EXCELLENT.
Acoustics there REMAIN terrible and one can hardly hear others at the table.
There was an extremely LOUD server (NOT ours) serving the adjacent table that affected our experience.
The noise level at your Bistro is STILL too high for a pleasant meal.

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MM
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great service, would highly recommend!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food that was presented does not compare with your New Orleans restaurant

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