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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)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining or casual

I was a little confused with this restaurant. A jacket is mandatory for guys and ladies are required to dress well. However, the seating area and the furniture look more like a mid range chain restaurant and the salt n pepper shaker on the table look more like ma&pa joint around the corner ( you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a little confused with this restaurant. A jacket is mandatory for guys and ladies are required to dress well. However, the seating area and the furniture look more like a mid range chain restaurant and the salt n pepper shaker on the table look more like ma&pa joint around the corner ( you know the glass container with... More 

Thank IFoodfan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible red fish. It was a seafood dinner with very good friends from Slidell and for sure I wanna come again. The service was outstanding! Try the fresh french bread.

Thank Leandro S
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tables were lined up in rows like a school cafeteria. Tables were tiny and chairs uncomfy. Lights were very bright and the room temperature was frigid. Crab and avocado salad, shrimp with mushrooms and scallions in wine sauce with white rice, and Bistro romaine salad with blue cheese and pecans all excellent. Only problem was food got cold rapidly due... More 

Thank 460Maggie49
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been here for so long because it's that good. Refined, old world creole cuisine in a stately setting where men must wear jackets and waiters wear white coats. The menu skews toward rich, creole cooking and many dishes are crabmeat based ( the au gratin is richer than the Clinton's! ) or Stuffed Pompano, or Trout Meneuir or crawfish... More 

Thank Travelsavi
Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had shrimp and they were very tasty. My wife had the crawfish etoufee and it was also very old. I was asked to wear a spot jacket, if the web site had stated that, as Commanders Palace does, I would have gladly worn my own as opposed to the(how long since this has been cleaned jacket provide to me)!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Galatoires is an institution in the French Quarter. Quintessentially uptown New Orleans where hob nobbers go to see and be seen, the restaurant has tiled walls and can get so you feel you are behind a 747 trying to clear the St Barts runway. No reservations and you may have to wait outside for a table, its that popular. Overall,... More 

Thank Tr a
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Galatoire's, it stands the test of time. Going to New Orleans? Want to see what it was like back in the day? Go here, really, it is still good and you get to ride in the way back machine too! It has been 30 years since I ate at Galatoire's, 30! My memory of the place was of a narrow,... More 

Thank exracer16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here with a large group during a conference. Building is definitely charming and gives you that old southern feel. Granted we had a very large party, but the service was only average as well as the fod.

Thank Kristin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the best service of all the restaurants we went in new orleans. The creole chicken was perfectly cooked and very juicy. My 6 year old daughter was very spoiled there.

Thank Priscila X
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to eat at Galatoire's for a very long time. There is something about fine dining; white linens, waiters in tuxes, warm french bread coming to the table with soft butter, etc. I have to confess, I was a little disappointed. We were a group of three nicely attired ladies ready to have dinner and did not feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-525-2021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.