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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)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is not enough space here to share all of the wonderful qualities of this restaurant. The wait staff are sophisticated and take you back to when table service really was table service. The food was some of the best ever, too!

Thank FoodieNovice
Chicago, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long story short: this place is only interested in serving longtime "regulars" and doesn't give a toss about anyone else who walks in. Expect very infrequent visits from your server (once every half hour), shoddy service (no bread plates), and indifferent attitude from the staff (eye rolls and shrugs). Meanwhile, the regulars around you are being fussed over to an... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, service and atmosphere. Took our 7 year old grandson with us and really enjoyed the evening.

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Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From start to finish, this was one of the most insulting and outrageous dining experiences I’ve ever encountered. We were a group of three friends coming as tourists. We called in advance to ask if we needed a lunchtime reservation and I was told “We are wide open. C’mon down.” Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately asked if we... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in New Orleans for a girls weekend and we ate at Galatoire for dinner one night. We didn't have a reservation and the downstairs dining area is first come first serve. We had such an amazing meal. Our waiter, Ralf, was wonderful and the way he described food made me salivate. I loved how we ordered a cocktail... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had many very fond memories growing up visiting family in new Orleans and eating with them at Galatoires. For many occasions - birthdays, graduations, you name it - we came here and the experience was always excellent with great food and service. So I was excited to return here after several years with friends to show them a classic... More 

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Bethel Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant has a dress code. No shorts, jackets required. However, the bar entrance next door does not. They offer a 3 for $33 appetizer. We had tuna tartar, quail and oysters. Very good! They make a good sazerac too. Nice place to get away from the drunk crowd.

Thank Irie5678
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After slow slow service and mediocre food in December-Galatoire's was spot on for my fabulous lunch of Pompano with lots of lump crabmeat. It is back at the top of my NOLA list again.

Thank cbmbama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of America's finest restaurants. Go early - get in line - no reservations unless they've changed recently. Must wear jacket too - better check on tie - can't remember. Everything about this restaurant is an experience - from the restaurant itself to the magnificent food (had Sweetbreads last visit). Wish I was there right now!!

Thank H1510FAwilliams
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

im from nola and have never eaten at Galatoires.. well i can tell you,it wont be my last... service was excellent.... food double excellent.. restaurant has been there for,well,over 100 years.. it was delicious... my husband and i had crab dishes. the freshest seafood in town.. nothing frozen.... we were very satisfied....everyone needs to,go eat there..ask for shannon.. she is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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

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  • 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.