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Galvez Restaurant

New Orleans , LA
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LOCATION

914 N. Peters, French Quarter
New Orleans, LA 70116 US (map)

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504-595-3400

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ABOUT US

Booking Events until June 20, 2015 only.

Moonlight along the Mississippi River... is this your idea of romance? Then Galvez Restaurant is the perfect venue for you. Located in... Read more
Booking Events until June 20, 2015 only.

Moonlight along the Mississippi River... is this your idea of romance? Then Galvez Restaurant is the perfect venue for you. Located in the historic French Market, only moments away from St. Louis Cathedral and Cafe Du Monde, Galvez is the ideal location for your event. We pride ourselves on excellent service and amazing food, and our location is next to none when it comes to New Orleans ambiance.

Chef Laura Cedillo's menus are an eclectic mix of traditional Spanish and Creole fare, and offering traditional New Orleans dishes such as BBQ Shrimp, Blackened Fish, and her amazing Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel. Every event we do is tailored to the vision of our clients, whether is be traditional New Orleans, Spanish or French, Chef Laura never disappoints with her honest approach to cuisine. Read less

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REVIEWS

4.6
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Galvez, and I cannot say enough about ALL of the staff who helped us plan and carry out our perfect wedding reception! Tara, the event coordinator, was extremely kind and friendly throughout the entire process. She met with us numerous times over the months of planning to go over the menu, review our lists, the seating chart, etc. She even sent Google documents of their table listings so that I could arrange my seating chart and order linens. Jessica, the chef's daughter, was extremely helpful as well. She helped us decide the best table arrangements for our guests and allowed us to take pictures of the space to make sure everything would match well. They always made time to meet with us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted, and they worked with our budget to make sure that we were getting as much as we could for what we were paying. The food was AMAZING!! Our guests are STILL talking about how beautiful Galvez was and how delicious the food was!!! We had several decorations for our reception night to add a personal touch, and Tara and the staff placed everything perfectly. Not only did they take special care in helping us plan and prepare for our reception night, but they carried that through to the end of our reception always making sure myself, my husband, our families and guests had what we needed. I was extremely pleased with the level of care and attention we received throughout the months of planning (book and plan early bc they do get busy during event season) and during the reception night itself. You can tell that the staff are like family and really enjoy working at Galvez. They are family oriented people providing a quality service. I honestly cannot imagine receiving the same level of care at any of the other reception venues in the city (or anywhere for that matter!), and you really cannot get a more beautiful view of the city especially at night.
We had our wedding reception at Galvez, and I cannot say enough about ALL of the staff who helped us plan and carry out Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Galvez, and I cannot say enough about ALL of the staff who helped us plan and carry out our perfect wedding reception! Tara, the event coordinator, was extremely kind and friendly throughout the entire process. She met with us numerous times over the months of planning to go over the menu, review our lists, the seating chart, etc. She even sent Google documents of their table listings so that I could arrange my seating chart and order linens. Jessica, the chef's daughter, was extremely helpful as well. She helped us decide the best table arrangements for our guests and allowed us to take pictures of the space to make sure everything would match well. They always made time to meet with us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted, and they worked with our budget to make sure that we were getting as much as we could for what we were paying. The food was AMAZING!! Our guests are STILL talking about how beautiful Galvez was and how delicious the food was!!! We had several decorations for our reception night to add a personal touch, and Tara and the staff placed everything perfectly. Not only did they take special care in helping us plan and prepare for our reception night, but they carried that through to the end of our reception always making sure myself, my husband, our families and guests had what we needed. I was extremely pleased with the level of care and attention we received throughout the months of planning (book and plan early bc they do get busy during event season) and during the reception night itself. You can tell that the staff are like family and really enjoy working at Galvez. They are family oriented people providing a quality service. I honestly cannot imagine receiving the same level of care at any of the other reception venues in the city (or anywhere for that matter!), and you really cannot get a more beautiful view of the city especially at night. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Galvez could not have been more perfect. When you see the space, you fall in love with it, but what you might not know is that the food and staff are fantastic. And so flexible! The package choices are just a place to start the conversation. You can basically ask for any combination of anything and they will make it work. And the food was outstanding. How can blackened fish made for 150 people be as good as a single serving? But it was! Turkey and sausage gumbo, pork chop, spinach salad, meat pies, bacon wrapped shrimp, all fantastic. People are still talking about it. Go to Tara. She will make your day perfect.
Galvez could not have been more perfect. When you see the space, you fall in love with it, but what you might not know is Read more...
Galvez could not have been more perfect. When you see the space, you fall in love with it, but what you might not know is that the food and staff are fantastic. And so flexible! The package choices are just a place to start the conversation. You can basically ask for any combination of anything and they will make it work. And the food was outstanding. How can blackened fish made for 150 people be as good as a single serving? But it was! Turkey and sausage gumbo, pork chop, spinach salad, meat pies, bacon wrapped shrimp, all fantastic. People are still talking about it. Go to Tara. She will make your day perfect. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Hi Rebecca!

Thank you so much for the sterling review! It was a pleasure working with you and Shawn. Your reception was beautiful, and I loved the centerpieces of books and table names of literary couples! I tell people about that all the time. It was such a cute idea. We hope to see you both soon. Take care and we look forward to seeing you both for your 1 year anniversary dinner.
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Loreny
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Galvez was dear to my heart because that is where my now husband proposed. I fell in love with the venue that night. He told me how everyone was so attentive and accommodating to him in planning the proposal. His experience made it easier for us to decide to have our wedding there. We rented out the entire restaurant for the ceremony, dinner and reception; with a cocktail hour in Dutch Alley. Tara helped make the entire process so easy and stress free. She was very flexible to all of the things I wanted to include and worked well with my wedding coordinators. Together they made that night amazingly special for us.

The location is beautiful and the views breathtaking! The food is beyond amazing! The first thing I hear from my guests is how great the food was and how gorgeous the venue is! I was happy to also hear that there was plenty of food for my guests to eat til their hearts content (vs. leaving our wedding still hungry). I could NOT have chosen a better venue for our French Quarter wedding!
Galvez was dear to my heart because that is where my now husband proposed. I fell in love with the venue that night. He Read more...
Galvez was dear to my heart because that is where my now husband proposed. I fell in love with the venue that night. He told me how everyone was so attentive and accommodating to him in planning the proposal. His experience made it easier for us to decide to have our wedding there. We rented out the entire restaurant for the ceremony, dinner and reception; with a cocktail hour in Dutch Alley. Tara helped make the entire process so easy and stress free. She was very flexible to all of the things I wanted to include and worked well with my wedding coordinators. Together they made that night amazingly special for us.

The location is beautiful and the views breathtaking! The food is beyond amazing! The first thing I hear from my guests is how great the food was and how gorgeous the venue is! I was happy to also hear that there was plenty of food for my guests to eat til their hearts content (vs. leaving our wedding still hungry). I could NOT have chosen a better venue for our French Quarter wedding! Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Loreny,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You were absolutely stunning! You are both family now, so come by any time. We are always here for you! Best wishes, and see you soon.

Best,

Tara
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Joan
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Tara Cartner is the event coordinator. She is very knowledgable and beyond helpful. We wanted a place to hold a wedding reception with dinner and dancing no matter the weather. Planning a wedding for late December can be tricky. The Restaurant is perfect. The food was wonderful and the space was generous for dining and dancing. You will not find a more beautiful French Quarter location. The windows look out on to the Mississippi River on one side and two sides offer French Quarter views. Two balconies offer additional space and lovely views as well. Parking for quests is available directly behind the Restaurant. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Planning a wedding can be stressful and when you add in that it is to be a destination wedding, stress can multiply. This was not the case as we worked with Tara and her staff. They made everything simple and very enjoyable. A year later we are all wishing we could do it all over again. In our case, it was the setting for our daughter's wedding reception. Thank you for helping make this a lovely event for our family.
Tara Cartner is the event coordinator. She is very knowledgable and beyond helpful. We wanted a place to hold a wedding Read more...
Tara Cartner is the event coordinator. She is very knowledgable and beyond helpful. We wanted a place to hold a wedding reception with dinner and dancing no matter the weather. Planning a wedding for late December can be tricky. The Restaurant is perfect. The food was wonderful and the space was generous for dining and dancing. You will not find a more beautiful French Quarter location. The windows look out on to the Mississippi River on one side and two sides offer French Quarter views. Two balconies offer additional space and lovely views as well. Parking for quests is available directly behind the Restaurant. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Planning a wedding can be stressful and when you add in that it is to be a destination wedding, stress can multiply. This was not the case as we worked with Tara and her staff. They made everything simple and very enjoyable. A year later we are all wishing we could do it all over again. In our case, it was the setting for our daughter's wedding reception. Thank you for helping make this a lovely event for our family. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, Ms. Joan. It was truly a pleasure and we look forward to seeing Leslie and Clay for their one year anniversary dinner in a few weeks. Best wishes to everyone!

Tara
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Picking Galvez Restaurant was one of the best decisions I made while planning my June wedding. Everything went flawlessly and the pictures looked absolutely gorgeous. The Galvez ballroom has a great view of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and Tara made sure my day went smoothly. Everything was set up beautifully the day of the wedding so I had nothing to worry about.

My wedding planner Renae was recommended to me by Tara and I am so happy that I picked her. She went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was a success. She made everything so easy for me and was a great support system throughout the entire experience and even after the wedding. I highly recommend her if you want someone that is as excited about your wedding as you are.

The food we picked for the wedding buffet was really delicious and all of my guests raved about the quality and taste. In fact, my husband and I frequently ate at the restaurant while planning the wedding to get great food and drinks. All of the wait staff during the wedding were incredibly attentive and made sure everyone got enough food and drinks throughout the evening. My night was everything I wanted it to be and I only have wonderful things to say about my experience at Galvez
Picking Galvez Restaurant was one of the best decisions I made while planning my June wedding. Everything went flawlessly Read more...
Picking Galvez Restaurant was one of the best decisions I made while planning my June wedding. Everything went flawlessly and the pictures looked absolutely gorgeous. The Galvez ballroom has a great view of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and Tara made sure my day went smoothly. Everything was set up beautifully the day of the wedding so I had nothing to worry about.

My wedding planner Renae was recommended to me by Tara and I am so happy that I picked her. She went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was a success. She made everything so easy for me and was a great support system throughout the entire experience and even after the wedding. I highly recommend her if you want someone that is as excited about your wedding as you are.

The food we picked for the wedding buffet was really delicious and all of my guests raved about the quality and taste. In fact, my husband and I frequently ate at the restaurant while planning the wedding to get great food and drinks. All of the wait staff during the wedding were incredibly attentive and made sure everyone got enough food and drinks throughout the evening. My night was everything I wanted it to be and I only have wonderful things to say about my experience at Galvez Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Amanda! It was our pleasure, and our honor to be a part of you and Josh's special day. We both are family now and we look forward to seeing you both again. Best of luck to you both, and see you soon.

Best,

Tara
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Elle
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Galvez for our rehearsal dinner of 20 people on May 31, 2013. Having never been there before, I still felt confident in my decision to book Galvez due to the excellent reviews.

The ambiance was amazing--right on the Mississippi River, as the sun began to set! White linens, table cloths, roses, and a classical guitarist (who coincidentally played 4 out 5 songs that I requested for my wedding reception). It couldn't have been more perfect!

The food was outstanding! I had the shrimp paella, and our other entree was the pork chop. Both were melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

I would highly recommend Galvez to anyone looking for a location for their rehearsal dinner.
We used Galvez for our rehearsal dinner of 20 people on May 31, 2013. Having never been there before, I still felt Read more...
We used Galvez for our rehearsal dinner of 20 people on May 31, 2013. Having never been there before, I still felt confident in my decision to book Galvez due to the excellent reviews.

The ambiance was amazing--right on the Mississippi River, as the sun began to set! White linens, table cloths, roses, and a classical guitarist (who coincidentally played 4 out 5 songs that I requested for my wedding reception). It couldn't have been more perfect!

The food was outstanding! I had the shrimp paella, and our other entree was the pork chop. Both were melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

I would highly recommend Galvez to anyone looking for a location for their rehearsal dinner. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Dear Elle.

Thank you so much for a stellar review! That was very sweet of you, taking the time to do so. It was a pleasure hosting your rehearsal dinner, and I am so happy that it was an amazing night for you. Please do come and see us again soon. Best wishes to you and your families.

Tara
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Erin
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The restaurant was very accomodating to our requests and let us set up the tables the way we wanted to and had tables set up for cocktail hour with plenty of drinks available for our guests with a pass around service for hor d'ouerves. Our guests had plenty of access to food and drinks. The food was amazing even in a buffet style. Tara was always available for any questions and met with us at least 3 times before the wedding to go over details and was accessible during the whole reception for anything that may have come up. The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance and has the balcony overlooking the river, it was incredibly romantic and very New Orleans. It was a perfect reception with delicious food, plenty of drink and a beautiful atmosphere.
The restaurant was very accomodating to our requests and let us set up the tables the way we wanted to and had tables set Read more...
The restaurant was very accomodating to our requests and let us set up the tables the way we wanted to and had tables set up for cocktail hour with plenty of drinks available for our guests with a pass around service for hor d'ouerves. Our guests had plenty of access to food and drinks. The food was amazing even in a buffet style. Tara was always available for any questions and met with us at least 3 times before the wedding to go over details and was accessible during the whole reception for anything that may have come up. The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance and has the balcony overlooking the river, it was incredibly romantic and very New Orleans. It was a perfect reception with delicious food, plenty of drink and a beautiful atmosphere. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Erin! It was a pleasure working with you. We wish you the best. Come back and see us
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We recently were married at Galvez and had the most wonderful reception! Tara was very flexible with creating my dream wedding. She was very professional and organized. We communicated via an online website so our comments were never lost in emails. The payments were on time and the waiters were extremely attentive. My guests raved about the delicious food, and the beautiful setting on the Mississippi River. Could not have gone better! I highly recommend this venue for wedding receptions!!
We recently were married at Galvez and had the most wonderful reception! Tara was very flexible with creating my dream Read more...
We recently were married at Galvez and had the most wonderful reception! Tara was very flexible with creating my dream wedding. She was very professional and organized. We communicated via an online website so our comments were never lost in emails. The payments were on time and the waiters were extremely attentive. My guests raved about the delicious food, and the beautiful setting on the Mississippi River. Could not have gone better! I highly recommend this venue for wedding receptions!! Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your kind words. We wish you and your husband many beautiful years of love and happiness.
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Ada
Wedding:
2/3/2012
4.8/5.0
They took care of everything and I barely lifted a finger. Great venue for small weddings/large receptions. The food and service were excellent, and Tara (the event coordinator) was attentive and helpful every step of the way. Great experience.
They took care of everything and I barely lifted a finger. Great venue for small weddings/large receptions. The food and Read more...
They took care of everything and I barely lifted a finger. Great venue for small weddings/large receptions. The food and service were excellent, and Tara (the event coordinator) was attentive and helpful every step of the way. Great experience. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Hi Ada! Hope you and Will are doing well. Drop us a line to let us know how you are. Do not forget, you have a 1 year anniversary dinner coming up :) Let us know when you come back in town
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Jesse
Wedding:
1/11/2014
4.5/5.0
Beautiful location for wedding receptions. Amazing food!
Beautiful location for wedding receptions. Amazing food!
Beautiful location for wedding receptions. Amazing food! Read less
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