Galatoire’s is eyeing the possibility of expanding its family of restaurants, with the French Quarter landmark’s owners buying a pair of buildings that might serve as new culinary venues.

John Georges and Todd Trosclair said Friday that they had purchased the building at 211 Royal St., a block from Galatoire’s, from Kishore “Mike” Motwani, a commercial real estate owner who has caused controversy with the T-shirt shops that operate at many of his properties.