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Galatoire's Restaurant

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204
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Ranked #97 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Iberville
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712 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mobile, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Another Saturday afternoon visit to this institution for a birthday celebration....and we were not disappointed. Sitting downstairs is a must...as we did..for the atmosphere.our waiter was most impressed that we knew what we wanted but added so very tasty tips for some add ons. (like the bernasise sauce) The fish was fresh and tasty both almondine and menuere..the best anywhere... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the atmosphere! We had a nice dinner and I ordered the catfish, rolled in a crust of crushed walnuts with a nice little sauce and fresh vegetables... Simple pleasure!!! I can still remember how it tasted!! Try this restaurant, you won't be dissapointed!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The jacket rule is very much in effect for Galatoire's, and I felt that it added to the experience. My wife and I made reservations well in advance, and had to take a 5:30 reservation. The restaurant was basically ours and lunch holdovers (I can't imagine how high their bills were if they'd been there since lunch, but it speaks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Old world charm and Impeccable, gracious service makes it a stand-out in a town known for its fine dining. Our waiter guided us through our meal without a miss step-recommended against the oysters that night, they just not the best he's seen but insisted on bringing just a "spec" of turtle soup for us to taste (gratis). Shrimp Remoulade and... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have only eaten here once, and the food and service are excellent and this is a great place to take your family for dinner. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans, and the prices are reasonable and I have seen children in the restaurant and I think they would like this restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was an excellent meal and experience. The atmosphere was exactly what I thought New Orleans would be like. The fish was fresh and tasty. The drinks were well made. It was a party inside. Well worth going once.

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had dinner there 2 nights ago and it did not disappoint. The crab au gratin defies description and absolutely you MUST have the bread pudding for dessert. The wait staff is perfection except they really need to crumb the table after that devine bread. It is somehow charming to see a restaurant have a still have a dress code. Old... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Galatoire's is absolutely one of my favorite dining experiences. The sauteed soft shell crab with lump crabmeat is to die for. Everything was perfect from the bread brought almost immediately upon being seated to the excitement in the room to the flawless service. Love this place!!!

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McKinney, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Friday lunches at Galatoire's are an institution - just ask any of the locals. You don't just have lunch, it is an event...tablehopping, meeting new people, something you won't soon forget.

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Fort Myers, FL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visit NOLA every few years and every trip begins with dinner at Galatoire's. We always wonder if it will still be as good as we remember. It always is! We love the old charm of the first floor (we go early to get a good seat). We've always have had personable & attentive wait staff, and wonderful, wonderful food.... More

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