Elegant century-old Creole restaurant
French · French Quarter · $$$
The Zagat Review
This century-old "bucket-list" French Quarter "institution" offers "a true New Orleans dining experience" thanks to "decadent" , "utterly superb" (albeit "not cheap" ) French-Creole standards and truth-serum cocktails served by "waiters in dinner jackets" who "have been there for years" ( "take their recommendations seriously" insiders advise); "a place to see old New Orleans society" , the main dining room is "complete with black-and-white tiled floors" , "white tablecloths" and "loud, raucous" "laughter in the air" ; P.S. jackets required after 5 PM and all day Sunday; reservations only accepted upstairs.
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hours Open Today · 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
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA phone +1 504-525-2021 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Shrimp rémoulade
Grilled lemon fish
Trout almondine
Insider Tip
It’s not on the menu, but if you ask the right way, the kitchen just might cook up some of their famous fried chicken for you.
Known For
Special occasions
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Galatoires
Google Reviews
It's average. Granted, it has over 100 years of history, but that doesn't change the fact the food is just okay. There's nothing special except what happens outside on Bourbon St., which is nonstop activity. If you want better than average, if not a far above average food experience, get away from Bourbon St. and head towards neighborhoods like the Garden District. Yes, it'll cost more and be dull by comparison to Bourbon St., but the food is well worth some walking and a 10-minute streetcar ride.
Jeffrey Aultman · April 8, 2018
I DID NOT have a great experience at Galatoire's Restaurant. I reserved seating hours before time and as I arrived I was told I would have to wait. When I confronted the host after seeing her seat three other parties before mine (they slipped her cash) she repeatedly lied not knowing I saw her take the cash (pure lack of integrity). When I asked to speak to the manager, he as well, with lack of integrity, instead of hearing what I had to say, dismissed the issue all together. A few moments, if I'm not mistaken the owner asked myself and guests to leave because he felt what our issue was, was not important due to their fully seated restaurant. I must implement that I am a Latin/Black man. I can tell that the one's in charge (non black) had no regard for what I had to say. Out of my 34 years of dining all over the world, in exquisite establishments, etc I have not, ever experienced such a experience as I did at this restaurant. In New Orleans???!!!! One thing I do know about life though, things change, sooner and later. My experiences matter, so from here I'll leave up to life to handle the duty...P.U.S.H
MIDKNIGHT · February 25, 2018
Galatoires is a very good restaurant, the atmosphere is southern colonial, the service is fantastic and attentive and the food is very good. After 5:00pm they require suit jackets to be worn, however they have loaner coats at the front door to accommodate those that did not bring their own, I personally really like this it's a nice touch and one does not have to worry if they are under dressed to come to this restaurant. I personally had the blackend red fish with crab and it was excellent, the fish was moist and flavorful as was the crab. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant to anybody.
Dylan Smith · February 13, 2018