Galatoire‘s is old New Orleans. Sunday lunch now starts at noon and by 11:45 the anteroom was packed with diners. (You no longer have to wait in the street). Everyone was dressed to the nines. Our waiter, worked at Spago in LA and he remembered the cookie platter I used to bring for the staff. Obviously, we had great service. The menu is served continuously from noon until they close. Diners were mostly local and older and many seemed to be celebrating something.


I am not sure what this was as a friend of our dining companions brought this over for us to try.

Fried Eggplant and Souffle Potatoes Bearnaise. This is served with a large bowl of Bearnaise plus powdered sugar. This is not food for those on a diet or watching their cholesterol.


Oysters en Brochette – delicious


 Soft Shell Crabs with Crab Meat – Chris brought this to us as this was the last of the soft shells and he didn’t want us to miss having them.

My husband messed up on the next photos – he forgot to snap the oysters until only one was left. Our friend had just about finished her fish dish when he remembered to take a photo. He had demolished his egg dish before he snapped the picture. Obviously food was taking precedence over photography!


Oysters Rockefeller


Trout Amandine


We ordered Eggs Sardou and Eggs Benedict and split each order so we could have one of each.


Banana Bread Pudding


Café Brulot

Galatoire’s, for me, is the definitive and quintessential New Orleans experience.




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