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Galatoire's on a Sunday night?

I'm headed to New Orleans this weekend and want one dinner that is typical New Orleans fare and charm at it's finest. I originally had picked Bon Ton Cafe on Friday night, but after reading all the reviews about Galatoire's, and frankly finding their menu more interesting, I've changed my Friday reservation to Cochon and hope to go to Galatoire's for dinner on Sunday night.

Questions tho...I know they don't take rezzies for downstairs...so how crowded would Sunday dinner be? How early should we arrive for a party of two, considering they close at 10pm? Is Sunday night a fine night to go? We have firm reservations at Cochon on Friday and Restaurant August on Saturday, so there's not any wiggle room in the schedule, but if Sunday night is definitely NOT a good night for Galatoire's, other suggestions would be great.

Thanks all for your help!

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. For two you should have no problem. We've walked in at 11:45 on a Friday and were seated right away. It's the bigger tables that usually have the wait.

    1. Sunday is delightful. Go there at 4:30 or so and relax. And dress properly: it is Sunday, after all

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      1. re: hazelhurst

        Thanks for the help...we're very much looking forward to it. As for dress, I was planning on wearing a nice sundress and wedge sandals, but how proper are we talking? Should I be wearing my Fancy Gear? :)

        1. re: Annetastic

          They used to advise people (in the days of the necktie) "Coat and tie for gentlemen and something appropriate for the ladies." There will be people staying late after descending on the place after Church so there will be Sunday Best on parade. You might not see black tie (although it happens) but it will be a forest of seersucker or poplin suits on the men,

          1. re: hazelhurst

            Thanks, Hazelhurst I'll definitely tuck away the sundress and "up my game". You've been really helpful. Can't wait to dig in!!

            1. re: Annetastic

              All of us appreciate your efforts. Get to know your waiter and plan to stay awhile.

              1. re: hazelhurst

                We will definitely linger...after all, where there's food and wine, there's an evening!

                1. re: hazelhurst

                  Hazelhurst, you are amazing, along with HungryCeleste, Senior Bill Hunt and others. The patience y'all have with the many virtually same questions is beyond virtuous. I live in Houston and have only been to your fine city three times, but still find myself attracted to this board on a weekly basis. Annetastic, I'm not taking you to task, this is the first Sunday evening Galatoire's post I've seen, it's just a general thanks.

                2. re: Annetastic

                  Just to be clear, jackets are required for men at dinner.

                3. re: hazelhurst

                  Forgive me for my late reply but I just wanted to say "thank you, thank you" for your help with Galatoire's on Sunday night. We dressed, we dined, and had an amazing time. The charm of that restaurant can't be overstated, to say nothing of the charm of the people on this board! Thanks again for providing your wisdom =)

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                  Galatoire's Restaurant
                  209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

                4. re: Annetastic

                  That should be fine. I go dressy casual. I've never worn a dress in there, I don't even own a dress since I retired.