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Galatoire's Restaurant

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209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204 (Iberville)
504-525-2021
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A whole lot of fuss, be ready to drink bottles of champagne!

Although I wasn't a fan of my choice of food, it really is quite the unique atmosphere. Made famous for its boozy brunch, I did brunch without the booze and I think that was my mistake! You line up at 9:00 am just to get on the waiting list until 11:00 am! From there, the volume picks up very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Brittany J
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Erving, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited Galatoire's for our one "fancy" lunch while in NOLA. Being a lifetime server my standards may be higher than the average person but after waiting more than 10 minutes to be greeted by our clearly jaded waiter Shawn he was terribly annoyed that my elderly mother immediately requested a glass of water because she was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Although I wasn't a fan of my choice of food, it really is quite the unique atmosphere. Made famous for its boozy brunch, I did brunch without the booze and I think that was my mistake! You line up at 9:00 am just to get on the waiting list until 11:00 am! From there, the volume picks up very quickly... More 

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Towaco
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had high hopes for a special dinner with close friends. On the positive side, the oysters Rockefeller were fantastic! All of our dinners were enjoyable as well. Our server seemed annoyed, and was obviously not having a good night. She couldn't wait to get us out. We were all dressed appropriately, and behaved properly. Didn't expect feeling so unwelcome.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Galatoire's, a place to go if you want Ratatouille to fix your food. Sitting upstairs watching mice run around the dining room was an unexpected experience. To have a manager finally show up, several minutes after, being notified by 2 wait staff; then blame us for being worried about mice in the dining area, and to simply say it's "The... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I can't say enough for the food but our waiter was smug. Didn't want to split the bill between customers and had to add a smart comment when giving us our bills. Pretty stupid to make a customer mad right before he adds the tip to the check, right? Suggestion...ask for a table upstairs as its quieter and has more... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I were fortunate to walk right in to the main dining room last Wednesday around 7:30 pm given their long standing practice for no reservations downstairs. We were seated right away at a nice table for two. The main dining room was beautiful, classy and lively. Overall, we had a lovely dinner. Food 5 stars - The... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Met five girlfriends for a friday afternoon lunch. Got there at 11:40 am and it was packed and noisy. Food and service was excellent, as were our cocktails. We sang happy birthday a couple of times with the rest of the patrons, but couldn't talk to each other without yelling.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Tim, our server, was so uninterested in serving us and didn't make us enjoy our dining experience in any way (we didn't get bread, which didnt really matter we found out that every other table around us did, and we had our escargot served. then i find a fruitfly in my old fasioned and while he replaced for me, he... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Dan made our reservation 30 days prior to and the earliest we could get in was 1:30pm. Our table was ready for us when we went upstairs. This is not the quietest restaurant, but with all the Easter groups and families, it made for an even louder experience. While Dan started with a foie gras appetizer, I opted for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is my first choice in town! It's a classic of New Orleans! The food was pretty good. Unfortunately we had a messy waiter: he spilled part of a drink in top of my jacket and than he pretended nothing had happen while my jacket smelled like whiskey....I still like the place but I think he should had handle the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204
    (Iberville)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • 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: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?