I've seen some recent threads that have touched on this... I'm an out-of-towner who has been to Friday lunch at Galatoire's twice in recent years, enjoying it immensely both times. Bearing that in mind, is the experience substantially different at lunch on other days of the week (esp. Thursday)?
I'd be happy to forego the experience of waiting on line for 90 minutes, but I'm bringing some first-timers and I think we would be disappointed if the restaurant wasn't crowded and lively.