Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

New Orleans

Galatoires, 33 vs other


mentionedExpand Map
Powered by
Powered by Reset Map Reset
Restaurants & Bars

Galatoires, 33 vs other

Bashful3 | Apr 21, 2014 08:21 AM

I'm a CH seafood lover, hubby basically a vegetarian/meat eater .
Use of internet to look at actual menus made Galatoires look like the best choice, closest to Mazarin Hotel. But, we walked into the 'wrong' Galatoires--the #33 steak house next door!

Menu very limited, and much pricier... less formal, no jackets required,
despite elegant atmosphere. So, we stayed, and enjoyed the food and over-the-top service. No mains I was willing to spend for, so I ordered crabcake + creamed cauliflower. Crabcake was huge, for $15, so it was a good choice. Veggie was super, as was the turtle soup. Very quiet and enjoyable.

The next night, the regular Galatoires: crowded, noisy, and not outstanding, but acceptable. Bottom line: #33 was a better value, even though fairly expensive if we had chosen an entree instead of an appetizer as a main.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound