For more than 115 years, Galatoire’s has been committed to the city of New Orleans and supports local causes and cultural programs throughout the community through the Galatoire Foundation, a New Orleans-based, non-profit organization.


Details on the Mardi Gras Table Auction coming soon!

100% of the proceeds from the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions will benefit the Galatoire Foundation, Kingsley HouseSTAIR and Grace at the Greenlight. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the auction will be at Galerie de Galatoire, the newest dining location in the Galatoire’s family (211 Royal Street, New Orleans) to allow for proper social distancing. Patrons will be seated for the event and Hors d’oeuvres will be at the tables instead of hand passed in keeping with guidelines and maximum occupancy requirements associated with restaurants.

Each year, the Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to assist in supporting local nonprofit organizations. Started in 2006, the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions have raised more than $2.2 million for local charities. Each fun and lively auction allows guests the opportunity to reserve a table on Galatoire’s famed first floor the Fridays before Christmas and Mardi Gras. Those attending this year’s event will be required to wear masks as the health and safety of Galatoire’s patrons, community and staff remains priority, as it always has.

Since the inception, all proceeds have benefitted nearly two dozen New Orleans-area charitable organizations, from neighborhood rebuilding projects and crime prevention to youth programs and entrepreneurship efforts. Past recipients have included Dress for Success, Audubon Nature Institute, Liberty’s Kitchen, The Idea Village, The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation and more. The Galatoire Foundation has been dedicated to giving back to the New Orleans community and region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations.


  • Auction Paddle - $50 (valid for two guests)
  • Each additional guest - $25 (each additional guest must be accompanied by a paddle owner)

For more information, call (504) 525-2021.

The Galatoire Foundation is dedicated to the people of New Orleans and will leave a legacy on a region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations.

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