Jean Galatoire was born in a small village near Pau, France. Galatoire immigrated to America in 1880 where he bought an inn and a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] In 1896 he moved to New Orleans and opened up a café.[2]

In 1905 he bought out Victor's Restaurant on Bourbon Street and reestablished it as Galatoire's.[3]


  1. ^ Galatoire, Leon (1994). Galatoire's cookbook. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 11. ISBN 0-88289-999-6.
  2. ^ McCaffety, Kerri (2002). Etouffee, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 56. ISBN 1-56554-926-0.
  3. ^ Arthur, Stanley Clisby (2007) [1936]. Old New Orleans: A History of the Vieux Carre, Its Ancient and Historical Buildings. Heritage Books. p. 212. ISBN 0-7884-2722-9.