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Galatoire's Restaurant

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204
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Ranked #95 of 1,607 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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77% Recommend
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Yes, there are no reservations (but if you have been you know how to do it). Yes, dinner still requires men to wear jackets. Lunch does not. The room is a classic style New Orleans restaurant look from the past. The menu is done as food was done over 100 years ago. Be sure to ask your waiter what is... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Friends joined us for a birthday dinner my husband hosted, and the evening was outstanding as always at Galatoire's. Reservations aren't accepted downstairs, but are upstairs. There will be a waiting line outside on busy nights for downstairs, but it's where you want to dine (Your experience here IS a dining experience...not simply an eating one. You'll see why). The... More

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a New Orleans classic that we chose at the last minute. We were not properly dressed for the dining room, so we ate at the bar and had a great meal. The crab cake was truly the best we have ever had and we have had our share!! The menu has seafood and steak, but we decided on... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

During a 12-day gastro-vacation to New Orleans, I had dinner at the famous Galatoire's restaurant on Bourbon Street. This one of the top three historic venues in the French Quarter, and one for which I did my homework beforehand. I popped in earlier in the day, noting that jackets were required, and the maître d seemed suitably impressed at how... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our concierge warned us about needing a jacket - we checked carefully - no a tie is not required. We have no problem with dress codes as such but our experience was yet again that they come with a certain style of service that we find a bit stiff. Be warned the jacket must have lapels. My husband's very smart,... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Sooooo…. started reviewing places to eat when we decided to visit New Orleans. Galatoire's restaurant kept coming up as a "don't miss" while in New Orleans. Well… should have opted to miss it. The staff was exceptional, but the food…. just wasn't really that good. The food really didn't have any flavor. If you find yourself looking for a good... More

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I travel to New Orleans several times a year, and I always eat at Galatoire's. The food is out of this world. I swear by the crabmeat avocado salad and any kind of broiled fish. Their bread pudding is one of the best in the city (and trust me on this--I eat bread pudding anywhere it's available, so I've eaten... More

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Irvington, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gallatoires came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Old time New Orleans cuisine cooked to perfection and beautifully served.

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Vicksburg MS
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134 reviews 134 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife has been a fan of Galatoire's for many decades because it is where her family went when they came to visit family in New Orleans. My parents and I also came to New Orleans at least yearly, but Galatoire's was not on our dining list. As a result I have always resisted the jacket and no reservations policy... More

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Mobile, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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