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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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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was fine, but I was distracted by the dining room antics. Too many happy birthday let's-all-join-in interruptions. My waiter evolved from charming to playing to the crowd at neighboring tables. I would spend my fine-dining dollars elsewhere.

Thank songstruck
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends and I were reading magazines that were left in room and this restaurant happened to be listed on "restaurant week"., So we decided to try it. Wonderful experience, staff very friendly and accommodating, good food. Great atmosphere, very elegant. Would recommend for romantic dinner for special occasions.

Thank Phyllis B
Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yummy fish and apps, service friendly and efficient. I understand its a classic NoLa place, but the dining room was so brightly lit it felt antiseptic and geriatric. Not my favorite "mood" but food was good. May be better for lunch, and their 33 bar next door seemed to have a more welcoming vibe.

Thank Carlyn G
Cape San Blas, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Going to Galatoire's is like a time capsule. You feel like your in a place that has maintained the look and feel of a 19th century to a turn of the 20th century look inside. The waiters are real professionals and the owners work there and visit guest's tables striking up brief but very friendly conversations. When a patron has... More 

Thank Keilan M
Orlando, Florida, USA
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130 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love New Orleans and the food but in all the years we had not been to Galatoire's. We would not return. The host or maitre'd, who has been there over 20 years we learned was smug and not friendly...he didn't smile, barely greeted us and just headed us to our table , with a reservation too, he plopped the... More 

Thank Alan P
Orange County, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited until the day we went home to come here because my hubby didn't want to wear a jacket. Well he broke down, didn't have to wear the jacket and it was outstanding. Soft shell crab, oyster Rockefeller and the bouillabaisse were the best ever. Beautiful old restaurant with great service.

Thank 2Travel4fun2016
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am struggling on the rating of this would-be very fine restaurant. As others have noted, the service at the start of the meal was lacking. We were seated at a table that was not set up, and waited for about 10 minutes before our waiter brought tableware and menus. Granted this was a busy Sunday night, but it did... More 

Thank Carol L
Nashville, Tennessee
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic dinner at a wonderful restaurant. Michael our server made the dinner very enjoyable as well. Great atmosphere on the first floor and the food was money. I can believe how anyone has had a bad meal here. Historic restaurant that just delivers. Insane wine list as well. Get the Crab au gratin!

Thank tunicatony
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had only one meal in New Orleans where I could make the choice of restaurants, and I decided to come here following multiple recommendations. It was a good decision. The waitress was wonderfully helpful i helping me decide what to order, and offered options where I could adjust the portion size. I had the seafood and okra gumbo, followed by... More 

Thank Travelhui
Navarre, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As much as this placed is talked about I was disappointed. Food was OK, drinks were unimpressive, and our server had zero personality and acted like he'd rather be elsewhere. I made reservations a week in advance for our anniversary dinner, one hostess couldn't find our reservation and no one mentioned our anniversary. Plenty of other places I'd go to... 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, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.