Antoine's
Antoine's

Antoine's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.antoines.com/
  • Phone: 5045814422
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Michael Regua
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday Jazz Brunch and Live Jazz music on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Royal Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Antoine's
We invite you to experience the finest French-Creole cuisine this city has to offer since 1840.Antoine's Restaurant has set the standard making New Orleans one of the greatest dining destinations in the world.Antoine Alciatore was the first to serve visitors such New Orleans culinary treasures as shrimp Creole, crawfish cardinal and shrimp remoulade. His descendants now fifth generation continue the process. His son Jules created such unique offerings as oyster Bienville, Foch, and Rockefeller. Yes,oysters Rockefeller . Invented here, and only here is the original recipe served-a secret family recipe. Come and experience the culinary delights that have made Antoine's Restaurant a living history.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Antoine's reviews from OpenTable diners
333 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (218)romantic (147)fit for foodies (134)notable wine list (131)good for groups (104)great for lunch (85)neighborhood gem (84)great for brunch (56)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (25)scenic view (20)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • An Institution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A NOLA to do list - room and a study of a moment in time! Wine list is impressive - our server was awesome - he gave us a list of things to do off the beaten track which was very thoughtful
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty Room, No Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Was placed in an empty room for the so-called "Jazz Brunch" -- no music, no other guests for some time. Staff setting up tables for a large party was noisy and unbearable. Food was good, though the "eggs cochon" was devoid of any meat whatsoever. Service was outstanding, but I would never ever go back. It appears Antoine's is cashing in on a tremendous past, but offers nothing for the present.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The wooden chairs are not comfortable, one was even a little rickety. Everything else was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It has been many years since my last visit and the food and service was even better than 1974. I have visited many 5 star restaurants and I place Antoines among the top of the best. First time visit for my daughter and she was really impressed. Thanks
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hermes Bar is Awesome
    aimeebrob
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went with the intention of getting a table in the bar, not the restaurant. I made the reservation and we were late (coming in from out of town). They DO NOT take reservations for the bar but said they would try to get our party in when we got there. A friend made it before our party (8 total) and they put our table together. The drinks - New Orleans classic. Sazarac spot on. The food? Delicious. In the bar you can order off of the Bar Menu (small plates) or the restaurant menu and we did some of both. Our waiter treated us like gold. We were there for a friend's 40th and it was a great place to kick off the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and Ambiance
    Flippper
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good food and Ambiance the service was great. The overall value for of the dinning experience was questionable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for the experience
    sweetsue
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have been going to New Orleans for 40 years and I had not eaten at Antoine's and my husband had not been since he was a young boy. It is a huge restaurant and we were seated in a huge impersonal banquet type room. Food was OK but there is much much better in smaller more intimate settings. The experience that locals get is much different than those whom the waiters don't know. We won't be back.
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  • As expected.
    Billyboy53
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I waited fifty years to visit Antoine's after my father did. We had a wonderful prix fixe lunch, with the highlight being the best and most beautiful bread pudding I have ever had. The 25-cent drinks don't hurt, either, though it's a gimmick Antoine's and other expensive restaurants like Commander's Palace have adopted lately to promote business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Landmark restaurant, excellent food
    CanadaGoose
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Spacious room with mirrors and white linen, elegant ambiance takes you back decades. Perfectly cooked fish and Oysters Rockefeller (Antoine's invented this famous dish!). Waiter attentive and well-informed. Decent wine list. An expensive meal but worthwhile for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Antoine's
    Jazzman
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was the pinnacle of my dinner spots that I had picked for my trip to New Orleans! The waiter was top notch and if he recommends something take his advice because my waiter really knew his stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    Doug
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Antoine's provided our foursome a memorable evening accentuated by superb dining service from Joe and Richie. In addition to unique dining we received a thorough tour of the expansive historic restaurant by Richie. Everyone should go to Antoine's at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classy Experience
    LindaD
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I love this restaurant not only for the food, but the wait staff are in tuxedos and the simple elegance of the restaurant itself is wonderful. The "seasonal lunch" menu offers a three course meal that is rather small but enough to walk away satisfied. Along with that, they offer a "drink of the day" that is 25 cents each (limit per person is 3). We asked for and received a tour of the restaurant after lunch and learned it's history. We eat there every time we visit and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was our first time in New Orleans and everyone said that we must go to The iconic Antoine's. We booked early and were expecting a great evening out. When you walk in, the front appears nice but we were seated in the dingy back room. Despite the fact that their website suggests men wear a collared shirt, their were guys there in hoodies! The food was overpriced
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappearing server
    foodie2
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Ordered wine and appetizers. Delivered promptly and very good. Ordered red wine and entrees. Wine delivered promptly, then......nothing. Our server had vanished. After about 40 minutes, we enquired. Shortly afterward, our entrees were delivered by the restaurant manager! We were told that our server left abruptly to be with his wife delivering their third child and our order had been lost in the process!
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  • Great food and great service.
    Jorday
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Went to antoine's for lunch. The food was excellent and our waiter great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland, boring, & disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This place is famous as being one of the nicest restaurants in New Orleans, but honestly, I don't feel the reputation is well deserved. It is old, historic and the back rooms are very colorful. But the food... it's just not good, and it is really expensive. The Oysters Rockefeller taste rather musty and over spiced. The fish I had was lukewarm at best, and not very flavorful. My mother had a steak, and it was tough as old leather. The Baked Alaska was just fair, I've had better. The main dining room is bland and boring. The chairs & tables are cheap and the whole room is quiet, cramped and very uncomfortable. It feels like eating in a cafeteria. I really disliked this place. Spend your money at another place.
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  • Classy dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I dined at Antoine's during a visit to New Orleans for a work conferene. Very classy dining experience with excellent service. This restaurant may be a bit too formal for some (jacket recommended), but it makes some classic southern dishes. The restaurant is full of history. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful in guiding us through the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent, Delicious and Delightful!
    Cristen
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is one of the city's gems and always a delight. We went for Sunday Jazz Brunch and had a wonderful meal and a fantastic experience. The service is always outstanding. The music was the perfect volume and perfectly suited for the environment, not overwhelming like it can be at some brunch spots. Yes, this is pricier than other brunch options but worth every penny. I can't recommend anything as my "favorite" because everything on the menu is great! However, I did have the shrimp and grits this last time and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience
    Eliz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was way overpriced for what it was. You can find much better restaurants in New Orleans for similar or less expensive price points. Our service was awful and we randomly had a change of waiters during the middle of dinner with no communication of the hand off. Our first waiter was rude and laughed when I ordered a bottle of wine at the beginning of our meal, as if he was too good to be serving us. Although we are a younger couple (25 and 26), I felt that he was very age discriminatory and did not provide high quality service as he would for an older couple (or who he would deem "bigger spenders"). That put a bad taste in our mouth for the rest of the night, and the sub average overpriced food didn't help the occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Antoines
    DMac
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husand and I so looked forward to our dinner at Antoines, as it had been recommended. The waitstaff could not have been more accommodating and attentive. The food? Very disappointing--and expensive! We each chose a fish dish, gulf fish with lump crab meat. Guess we didn't realize you had to then order an additional expensive sauce to add to the dish. Fish was moist but tasteless. We were seated in the front room, which is all white and found this to be way too bright! Subtle lighting would have helped tremedously--and yes, there are other dining areas which are nicer, within the restaurant. So, if you are on an expense account, go for it, order the sauces, but if you are looking for a lovely meal, at half the price, try Muriel's.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I just love this place! Special!
    FleurdLis
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Going for dinner at Antoine's is a special evening! It has the most amazing wine cellar ever! I am amazed that the wait staff have been there for 40 years. The rooms are all so different. You must walk around and see the history in that building. It really is an experience. You feel special when you dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historical Experience
    LilLucy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went to Antoine's during a weekend visit with another couple. Restaurant had a very unique and historical quality to it. Had to go at least once in my lifetime. Our waiter filled us in on the history of the establishment. AWESOME wine list. Was hoping to try turtle soup and a shrimp dish - neither one was on the menu at that time... Felt like the food was good, although, had anticipated a "wow" factor that just wasn't there. Glad we went for the experience. An added extra was seeing the wine cellar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed reviews
    Gabster
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated out 5 year anniversary here and we had ups and downs. For the price we expected better food and service. They give out a cute souvenir card when you order their special Oyster Rockefeller which we didn't find so special. The escargot appetizer, soft shell crab and pompano entrees were delicious. We ordered their special spiced brandy coffee that is heated at your table. The waiter tried to play around and throw some "fire" coffee on the table but splashed our clothing while doing so. We didn't find the coffee drinkable either and wasn't worth the 9.95 per person. Overall glad we experienced Antoine's but would not return.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dining Experience!
    MEC1101
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went here for a special occasion and to experience some classic New Orleans food. The staff was classy and friendly. We had a well behaved child with us, and they treated him like a little prince! Everything from the wine list to the food selection was excellent. The flavors and textures of the food were delicious and enjoyable. Worth the price to eat like this and be treated so well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible Service
    dalgal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    While the food was decent, not great, if you aren't over 40 and look like 'old money' they won't give you the time of day. When the substantial check comes, however, you are expected to pay like everybody else. There are plenty of really great Cajun restaurants in the area, I would never recommend this one to anyone.
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  • Great setting, great food
    Manetts64
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The history behind every room in the restaurant is worth looking into, as this will enhance your dining experience. We were excited to learn about the interesting patrons and events that took place here over the years. Our dinner was delicious, and served in a manner suitable for a lovely night out. A great option for history and food lovers!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food is solid but not special, the service is very attentive but not particularly formal, but you go to Antoine's because it is Antoine's and everyone goes there. Be prepared to spend $100 per head, but also be prepared to breathe the air that celebrities and heads of state like have breathed. I wouldn't do New Orleans without doing Antoine's. It's like not doing Pat O'Brien's. Just do it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's the water?
    Roberto
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Went to Emeril's restaurant night before and the service was impeccable! Water is never wanting. At Antoine's, I drank my water down and waited and waited for a fill-up but it never came. Didn't come for about 30 minutes. I drank my wife's water! What happened folks? When it did come, the young lady walked off with my plate of bread I was still eating! What happened there? I think she had an attitude. Joe, our waiter, was very very good. Pleasant personality. Food was absolutely delicious. Preparation a plus. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • October visit
    SaintsFan
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We loved Antoine's! The food was delicious and the service was the best!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The highlight of our trip!
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My husband and I went to New Orleans and really enjoyed all of the food we ate there. However, we ate at Antoine's on our last day! Had we eaten here first it would have made all of the other food we ate on the trip seem merely average. My husband and I ate from the fixed price lunch menu. The alligator bisque is a MUST HAVE *possibly the best thing I have EVER eaten*! The shrimp and chicken that we ate for our main meals were divine and the dessert was a sweet way to end the meal. To top it all off, they served a $0.25 martini of the day! What a nice treat! After enjoying our meal the server suggested we tour the other dining rooms and look at their wine cellar which was great fun. I HIGHLY recommend that everyone try Antoine's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Able at Antoine's
    PMJr
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Antoine's is one of those extreme restaurant experiences. The food is certainly expensive but sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy that kind of food, service and atmosphere. I'd never had baked Alaska and it was a real treat (although the portion for 2 was really a portion for 4). The service was friendly and efficient. Spending that kind of money on a meal is not something I can do often but when I do I'd hate to be disappointed. Antoine's delivered!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Poor Quality Control in Kit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Pommes de Terre Soufle were soggy and not crisp..The Lamb was not cooked and when finally brought to attention of an other server was taken from the plate and brought back later and dumped on the same plate cooked but very tough meat to eat and chew. NO APOLOGIES by any of your staff. When I was at your place in the 70s your quality control in your kitchen and your thorough care by the staff was very apparent..Not so today You are solving all your managing with absentee direction. There is just OLD ambiance that you are trading upon and nothing but "Whats in it for You" .
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ronhbcc
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Antoines personifies great American tradition. Outstanding heritage and food and service! No disappointment. Keep up the good work from front door seating to table, to service to food service. Also, the pictures on the wall are ICONIC, Patton, Hoover, Picford, etc. symbolizing the greatness of America and equating it with Antoines own greatness. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Antoine's experience
    Foodfan
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We travel to New Orleans often and have dined at Antoine's mor than once! It's always fun! Great for celebrations as well! We love Hermes for a pre-dinner drink! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerSure
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The French Quarter, in general, has great restaurants and Antoine's is certainly at the top. Just realize that you are paying top Dallas as well. Any of the oyster appetizers are a good choice. We had the pampano and speckled trout entrees which were superb and you must finish with the Baked Alaska for dessert. Also your server can give you a tour of the restaurant with some interesting historic facts!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bclan
    Jenb
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    On our recent trip to NO for our 20 year wedding anniversary, we had the pleasure of dining here! The staff went out of their wAy to make our dinner special, even presenting us with champagne glasses! Wonderful!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but
    lovelycity
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The negative was the open table reservation process. We tried for a reservation from 6:30 on for Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Each time it said to choose an alternate time. The only time "available" was 5:30 on Thursday evening. There was no one in the dining room when we arrived and only a few people there when we left - basically deserted. We were very unhappy because it was obvious that there would have been many available table during our preferred time period.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Old Grey Mare
    LouisvilleLauren
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I had lunch at Antoine's on a recent visit to New Orleans. While the food and ambiance were good, the whole experience was a bit of a let-down. Even at a prix fixe lunch, I expect a certain level of service from such a well-regarded establishment. The servers, while obviously well-trained, were obviously phoning it in. They were efficient but not effusive, responsive but not warm. I enjoyed my food, but not my experience. I might go back for dinner someday, but my impression of the restaurant is that the old grey mare just ain't what she used to be.
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    great for lunch, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the history
    SfromTokyo
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We chose this place due to its historical charm, and we were not disappointed in this regard. We had a wonderful tour of the restaurant after our meal! The only issue was my father ordered a steak and when the food came out he was served fish. It took about 10 minutes more for a rare steak to come out. He had to send it back to get it cooked to medium-well. Needless to say, my husband and I had already finished our meal by the time my dad's steak was out. We did get an apology from the waiter, but that was all. My husband loved the soft shell crab he ordered.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • history and venue amazing
    trace
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    we were disappointed with the food but the manager (whom we informed of our disappointment) made it right and then took us on a tour of the 15 dining room historic restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.