Galatoires in New Orleans

Galatoires
209 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA


Wow from the moment you walk in you feel like family! This place is the epitome of southern hospitality. I loved that the busboy in the white shirts say “excuse me ma’am” every time he reaches in front of you. Or the waitress who makes suggestions not based on prices but based on what actually tastes good. I also loved the waiters walking around in tuxedos (i actually don’t know the difference between a suit and a tuxedo….. I just assume tuxedo is a black suit with a bow tie. Is that wrong?).

So we started off w some delicious hot bread and oysters rockefeller which were mussels baked with a crisp spinach top. It was reminiscent of spinach pesto.

Then we ordered a spinach with blue cheese and spiced pecans. The house vinaigrette was out of this world! Tangy and sweet at the same time.

I loved that the busboy brought out new utensils after every course and not just new utensils but new glasses of water (no one likes seeing chapstick lip smears on their water glasses).

My brother had the shrimp clemenceau with a very light sauce served with peas and potato. The potatoes were whipped and then baked crispy!

My mom had the shrimp creole which was cooked in a tomato based sauce with a hint of spicy.

My dad had crabmeat Yvonne which came out w jumbo lump crabmeat, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and green onions.

I had the drum fish because the waitress told me it was a light flaky white fish that wasn’t too fishy in flavor and she was right on! It was hands down the most amazing fish of my life and I’m not a huge seafood fan. And it was grilled with crabmeat yvonne topping (jumbo lump crabmeat, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and green onions).

And to top off the night, not only did the all the waiters sing happy birthday to me but they got the entire restaurant to sing for me! And we got free caramel flan!

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About julia521

I'm a food aficionado with an interest in photography. Most of my restaurants will be in New Orleans as I will be here over the next few years. Every now and then you will see a post from Boston or Philadelphia too!
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3 Responses to Galatoires in New Orleans

  1. Daisy says:

    love your blog! wish I had a chance to visit this spot when i was down there; someone recommended it to me but there wasn’t enough time!

  2. Bill hardin says:

    Are coats required for men for dinner?

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