Dinner for 30: Galatoire’s

It’s been a number of years since my last visit to this Bourbon Street classic that first opened its doors in 1905. As I’ve mentioned in post like this, I hesitate to review group dinners since the menu is typically limited. So, keep that in mind as you read on.

We dined upstairs in the wine room. It’s a very nice space with a large balcony that overlooks Bourbon Street. A nice touch, provided by the restaurant, were Mardi Gras beads which the crowd below were excited to have as we rained they down from above.

Dinner started with horderves of various descriptions.  They were, on the whole, only average at best. The best of the bunch were the eggplant batons….deep fried and dipped in hollandaise sauce then rolled in powdered sugar. Sounds nasty but they were tasty nonetheless.

We were offered limited choices for mains and my choice was the crab sardou. It was fine but a bit overwhelmed by the hollandaise sauce. To be fair, I have to admit that I’ve never been a big hollandaise fan. That said, this is one of their signature dishes.

Finished with the caramel custard….similar to flan but a bit firmer and richer on the palate. Again, the dessert offerings were limited for our group experience.

Downstairs, in the main dining room, you will have a more typical fine dining white table cloth New Orleans experience so give that a try.

Service was very good and cheerful.

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