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. In 1896 he moved to New Orleans and opened up a café.
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- McCaffety, Kerri (2002). Etouffee, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 56. ISBN 1-56554-926-0.
- Arthur, Stanley Clisby (2007) . Old New Orleans: A History of the Vieux Carre, Its Ancient and Historical Buildings. Heritage Books. p. 212. ISBN 0-7884-2722-9.
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