Galatoire’s Restaurant opening new ‘largest, non-hotel dining room’ in French Quarter

Galatoire’s Restaurant is developing another dining establishment just blocks away from its landmark Bourbon Street location.

The iconic New Orleans restaurant is set to open a new space called Galerie de Galatoire, at 211 Royal Street, across from the Hotel Monteleone.

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Galerie de Galatoire will serve the historic restaurant’s classic dishes, fine wines and hand-crafted cocktails for special occasions, including weddings, corporate functions, Mardi Gras festivities, and holiday parties. Located on the second floor of the old Hurwitz Mintz Furniture building, the institution boasts the new space is the largest, non-hotel, dining room in the French Quarter, according to a release.

“We are taking the time-honored Galatoire’s experience to a new level with the addition of Galerie de Galatoire,” Galatoire’s president and CEO Melvin Rodrigue said. “Our Royal Street location offers a premier space for luxury dining in the heart of the city, exemplifying classic New Orleans and French Quarter ambiance.”

Galerie de Galatoire offers a 5,500 square-foot main dining room that can be divided into two dining spaces or utilized as one large dining room, a chef’s gallery, a high-walled terrace and two full balconies overlooking Royal Street. The space can hold a capacity of 450 guests.

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To style the space, Gibbens Dupuy Decoration worked with local master craftsmen to create an interior with layers of detail.

“With the addition of Galerie de Galatoire, we are now able to accommodate more reservations especially for our sought-after Galatoire’s Friday lunches, during the holidays and special occasions. While we can currently seat 200 guests at our Bourbon Street location, we are now able to have the capacity for 450 more guests for these signature celebrations on Royal Street,” Rodrigue said. “We think our timing is perfect as we expect the city to come back stronger than ever from the COVID-19 pandemic this fall and into 2022.”

Galerie de Galatoire is the latest addition to the Galatoire portfolio. In addition to its original location at 209 Bourbon Street, Galatoire’s opened a second restaurant next door, Galatoire’s “33” Bar & Steak, in 2012.

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