I read your nessage board before my recent trip to New Orleans. (Great city! Wonderful food!) Based on what I read, we chose Peristyle, Brigtsens, Commander's Palace & Galatoires. Every dinner was wonderful and the service superb except for Galatoires. We waited 30 minutes after being seated to finally get a menu (and that was after I flagged another waiter down). The service continued to be so poor that we opted to skip dessert (horrors). Our coffee cups had long since been emptied (no refills), and no one had bothered to come take our order. The restaurant was not that busy, so there was no excuse there, we were dressed appropriately, and while the food was ok, it certainly wasn't ok enough to excuse the service. Nor was it as good as our other choices. So if there are any future travelers out there trying to choose which restaurant to pick, I'd certainly leave Galatoires off the list.