(NEW ORLEANS) – The James Beard House has invited Galatoire’s Restaurant, the grand dame of time-honored restaurants in New Orleans, to bring the “French Quarter Legend” to New York City, Saturday, March 8.

            Executive Chef of Galatoire’s and 33 Bar & Steak Michael Sichel, and Executive Chef of Galatoire’s Bistro Kelley McCann prepared a menu that honors the tradition and heritage of Galatoire’s French cuisine.

            “It’s an honor for Galatoire’s to be invited to cook at one of the most prestigious restaurant institutions in the country,” said Melvin Rodrigue,president and CEO of Galatoire’s. “We’ve prepared a menu that encompasses the rich flavors and ingredients that define Galatoire’s with a culinary twist. We look forward to bringing the celebration and spice of the Big Easy to the Big Apple.”

            Fried Louisiana Oysters, Crawfish Maison Deviled Eggs and Sautéed Frog Legs are just a few of the starters not to miss on the James Beard House menu. Other dishes include 33’s Prime New York Strip, Tuna Carpaccio, Specked Trout Amandine, Jumbo Lump Louisiana Crab Cake and the legendary Galatoire’s Turtle Soup with accompanying wine pairings. For the complete menu or to book a reservation, please visit or call 212-627-2308.

Galatoire’s latest achievements in a long line of prestigious culinary accolades include, the distinguished James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant in 2005, Saveur named Galatoire’s Friday Lunch one of its “25 Greatest Meals Ever,” while Bon Appetit magazine has recognized Galatoire’s as one of the nation’s “Top Celebration Restaurants.” Galatoire’s has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2007 to 2013 for its wine list.

            Galatoire’s is located at 209 Bourbon Street. Call (504) 525-2021 or visit to make reservations or view the entire Galatoire’s menu. Regular dining hours are 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon – 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak serves dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Galatoire’s 33 Bar is open on Monday from 5 p.m. – close, and Tuesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – close. For more information on Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak or to make a reservation, visit or call (504) 335-3932.

Galatoire’s Bistro is located at 3535 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Galatoire’s Bistro serves dinner daily between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and lunch daily between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with the bar at Galatoire’s Bistro opening daily at 11 a.m. until close.  For reservations, please call (225) 753-4864 or visit