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Galatoire's Restaurant

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French Quarter
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209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204 (Iberville)
+1 504-525-2021
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Friday before Mardi Gras will see paid people standing in line in front of Galatoire's so that those with spare cash do not have to wait for a coveted seat in the restaurant's first floor dinning room. It's a New Orleans tradition, and my husband and I were having lunch that noon with one of the few remaining Mississippi... More 

Thank FXPeditions
Las Vegas, Nevada
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely fun to imagine all those rich people walking past the strip clubs for Friday lunch in their pearls and Blazers. We dressed in business casual and were seated upstairs which I'm sure is the equivalent of "the back"; however, the service was fantastic and the upstairs level was infinitely quieter than the main dining room. Perhaps do the same... More 

Thank JetsettinDaisy
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153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Galatoire's is a very old world, classic southern, French eatery. The duck crepe was excellent. The crab entree was very good. The dessert was pretty good. Service was good. The setting is very bright. It is a bit of an oasis on Bourbon Street. I would recommend. I will return.

Thank holzman
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made a reservation weeks in advance for this restaurant and we still only had a few time slots to choose from. This is an extremely fancy and sophisticated restaurant. Men need to wear a suit jacket to get in after 5 PM and on Sundays. I recommend their escargot as well as any of this dishes with crab.

2 Thank Saebr18
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Galatoire's came with high recommendations, but we didn't experience that. Our experience was quite mediocre. The server had to come back 3 times before she brought the right wine. The turtle soup was very good, but the entrees and desserts we really not worth the money. We spent as much as we did at Commander's Palace and had food easily... More 

1 Thank Lee S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Old world charm and great food describe this restaurant best. We had made reservations weeks before coming just to be sure. We thought it was funny to read all of the negative reviews as people must really not understand what a traditional fine dining experience really is. No it's not the creme de la creme but it is definitely worth... More 

Thank mpope85
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had excellent service and quality of food. The chefs cooked my meal to perfection. All steakhouses have similar menus, but the quality and service at Galatoire's is definetely something that sets them apart from others.

Thank rcjada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lump crab season so we had appetizers and entrees with lump crab - food was very good but our waiter was lazy and disinterested in our table

Thank wendy f
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Galatoire's was recommended by the local lady who sat beside us on the flight from London. Amazing recommendation. You can feel the tradition and elegance as soon as you come in. Gents they do expect a jacket if you are going for dinner. The bread was amazing and being a fish fan it was great to try new dishes exquisitely... More 

Thank calmac259100
Bound Brook, New Jersey
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the old, authentic restaurants in NOLA and had not yet been to Galatoire’s, so we decided to try it on our recent trip. I think I’m in the minority, but I did not care for it much at all. The atmosphere reminded me of a school cafeteria for some reason. Tile floor which made the noise level a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-2021

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