Fodor's Expert Review Galatoire's

$$$ French Quarter Historical Fodor's Choice

With many of its recipes dating to 1905, Galatoire's epitomizes the old-style French Creole bistro. Fried oysters and bacon en brochette are worth every calorie, and the brick-red rémoulade sauce sets a high standard. Other winners include veal chops with optional béarnaise sauce, and seafood-stuffed eggplant. Downstairs in the narrow white-tablecloth dining room, lighted with gleaming brass chandeliers, is where boisterous regulars congregate, making for a lively and entertaining scene; you can only reserve a table in the renovated upstairs rooms. Friday lunch starts early and continues well into the evening. Shorts and T-shirts are never allowed; a jacket is required for dinner and all day Sunday. If the lines get too long, head to Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak next door; it offers classic cuts and cocktails in a similarly adorned space.

Historical Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$ Creole Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

209 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, USA


Known For:
  • Amazing rémoulade sauce
  • Formal dress required (no shorts or T-shirts)
  • Old-school vibes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Reservations essential, Jacket required, Credit cards accepted

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