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Antoine's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.antoines.com
  • Phone: (504) 581-4422
  • 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: Creole, French
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a beautiful dining space and there's more to it than meets the eye. After a very well- recommended brunch from my waiter and complimentary mimosa, my waiter, the mild mannered Darrell showed me around the rest of the restaurant with lots of interesting little factoids thrown in, that I enjoyed very very much."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A must dining experience in New Orleans for those seekng the ultimate French dining experience with a New Orleans flair! Antoine's has been run by the same family (sixth generation now in charge) since its opening back in 1840, which says it all in my humble opinion!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant three times. First time during our honeymoon 46 years ago, second time during one of our visits to New Orleans about twenty years ago, and last week to celebrate our anniversary. Imagine the significance of this restaurant in our lives. In this restaurant the food, the service and the ambience are always excellent. This is the only restaurant that we are able to go and is still open and the food and service is consistently excellent. Each visit has been memorable. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We dined at Antoine's for lunch, and all three of us ordered from the special lunch menu...some of the best food in New Orleans, and at a great price for three courses...The service couldn't have been better, and to top it off, 25 cent martinis! We plan to go back soon."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife, adult daughter and I had a lovely dinner. Waiter Michael was excellent and recommended a better wine pairing for our entrees than what I was thinking, and at a very reasonable price. Oyster appetizer was not as good as expected, but the fish entrees were very good. The vegetarian entrée (not on the menu) was also very good. The baked Alaska was huge! Waiter Paul gave us a personal tour of most the unoccupied dining rooms and pointed out a number of very interesting historical features of Antoine's, it was an excellent tour."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We wre very impressed by the ambience and food quality. We are from CA and enjoyed many restaurants in NO, and this was a keeper. When we return to NO, we will return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you have never been to Antoine's, it should be on your bucket list. The food and service were outstanding. Our waiter took us on a tour of the restaurant explaining all the history of the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "A famous spot I've been referred to but chairs were uncomfortable, loud, servers just wanted to go home, food was mediocre overall...some things were good but some were not so mediocre overall."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Antoine's is a great place to experience a wonderful meal for two or twenty. The food is excellent, the staff attentive and friendly. We'll be back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had the poblano with crab as the entrée. It was dry, bland and not fresh. Being from the Chicago area, we know good food and service. The Chicago area offers a wealth of fine restaurant eating. We went to Antoine's thinking we would have a similar experience. We were disappointed. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner, and the history was terrific!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been going to Antoine's for over 40 years. The food we had was excellent and well presented. The food is classic and not trendy. The service has lost its special touch. We were seated in the front dining room and the noise level was high. Due to special activities in the Quarter, the traffic was terrible and we were late. I called to let them know, and our table was held for us. This was special since New Orleans was crowded with a large convention. The people in our party rated the food here better than the more trendy spots we ate during this trip. The most important thing is the quality of the food and that was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very disappointing. Had a mildew odor in dining room. Service poor and food mediocre. Restaurant is living on its past reputation."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Oysters Rockefeller had the sauce piped on top. It tasted as if it had been in the fridge too long.The salad came next, wilted and with the wrong dressing which was poured on the table. Two bites into the salad, we were informed that our entrees were ready, but they could hold them. Rare beef and mid-rare lamb can not be held, since the salad was not good we took main course and second glasses of wine. Entrees were very good, cooked perfectly. We had ordered asparagus and carrots, which were served. Then server brings broccoli "because they had extra." We were charged for the broccoli. Then one glass of wine shows, which we had not ordered. It got to be funny. Not as fine as we expected. We are locals and know many really fine restaurants."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Wonderful food with a very romantic unique atmosphere. The Alaskan dessert was incredible-I highly recommend it! Rudy and Craig were great servers, Rudy even gave us a tour of the restaurant and had some amazing stories!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always ask for your waiter to be Paul you will not be disappointed He and the staff always make your experience a memorable one"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our second time visiting Antoine's....we went because we love Oyster's Rockefeller and had to try the original ......we were disappointed. Old restaurant with a lot of history but there are a lot better restaurants in New Orleans."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a memorable dinner at Antoine's with our 12 year old niece and everything was beyond our expectations. Considering this is an "old school" New Orleans restaurant and we were going mostly for the historic significance of it along with their famous classics, we weren't sure what to expect. It was all delicious! Crabmeat Augratin, alligator soup, seafood gumbo, soft-shell crabs fried with hot butter, double cut lamb chops cooked perfectly, and ribeye Delmonico were all fabulous. We had the Baked Alaska for dessert which is an event unto itself! Unforgettable evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Antoine's was an experience for certain. Sadly, the food was not spectacular especially for the price but the staff bend over backwards to make sure you have a great experience. After dinner, we had a tour of the facility which is impressive and the wine cellar is like nothing you will have ever seen."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went for my boyfriend's birthday, wanted to make it special. Antoine delivered."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Did not live up to its reputation. Waitstaff spilled numerous courses on us. Seated by an active doorway and moved to another active doorway and the restaurant was not busy. Food was not remarkable and in New Orleans you can dine very well at all price points. A dissappointment."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was a special treat for my wife and I to celebrate our 35th anniversary. From the moment we walked in the front door until we left, it was a little bit of culinary heaven. The staff was welcoming and ready to serve us and the food and wine selections left us groaning with delight."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Priced high, but the offer a reasonably priced special 3-course lunch menu."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We took advantage of the summer lunch special which serves a three course lunch for the price of the year (20.14). Our appetizers and entrees were good, although selection is very limited. The desserts were not very good for such a classy restaurant. The tour and history lesson were an added treat after our meal. Worth the price just for the experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Price included appetizer, entree and dessert. As an added value, .25 cents Lemon Drop martinis were available!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Seated quickly for our dinner reservation, and the ambiance was traditional New Orleans. However, the food was lackluster at best, and under-seasoned. The quality of the food definitely did not live up to the high price. Our waiter, while reasonably attentive, seemed to be quite hard-of-hearing as well, so communication was a bit of a problem. One of our orders was completely the wrong dish and had to be sent back to be redone correctly. The soft-shelled crab was really not good. The chocolate cake for dessert did not taste fresh. It seems like Antoine's has slipped a bit from what it used to be. We did manage to find someone who was able to give us a quick tour to see the dining rooms and wine cellar, and that was well worth seeing."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I held a business dinner for six and it was over the top. All aspects of the meal was supurb. Drinks, appetizers and the main courses were all prepared to perfection. The chef come out to visit our table and we were able to compliment him on our experience. We shared four appetizers and were happy with each selection. We had Crab Salad, Escargot, Oysters and Shrimp. For the main courses, the soft crabs were wonderful, as was the Drum (Catch of the day) and the Ponchitrain (sp?) The sauces were delicate but flavorful. We topped the meal off with Peach Melba and Bread pudding. All my guests raved over the food. It was a great night. I would recommend the restaurant highly."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Delicious food, generous lunch portions; quite the value in such an old school, refined atmosphere. Exceptional service too. Don't expect anything like that from their "Annex" restaurant right next door."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The restaurant is dirty and old. The food quality was fair a best. Menu was not creative for NO. I felt it is surviving on reputation only. Very expensive for experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "good food excellent wait staff ambience nice :-) perfect for romantic evening and formal dining :-) old NOLA CHARM"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "By far the best part of our dining experience at Antoine's was our waiter, Joe. He was a native of NOLA, and super friendly and funny. After dinner (food was a tad above mediocre, sorry :( ) He gave us a personal tour of the restaurant with all it's rich history. It was a very memorable experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was planning to be there with long pants, but the ladies were so enjoyed to the music on the street and I did not have time to change, so I arrived the restaurant with short pants. I was so happy to see the guy at the next table was in shorts, and later on, more people coming in with shorts, I felt much easy at that point. In fact, I hate to dress up for dinner on a Saturday night, especially with friends or family members. The food was great. The service was great. The atmosphere was great. But if the restaurant could separate the desert wine with the regular wine in the Menu, it will be much easier for a none regular wine drinker like me. I mistakenly chose a desert wine with the fish entree, ignored the warning of the wine being sweet."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great experience with Joe, our waiter. He took us on a tour first and that was so special for my niece from L.A. and my sister-in-law since they had never dined at Antoine's. The meal was very good as well as the martinis. The entire dining experience was delightful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "ate year for years , it was always great they have definitely lost a couple of steps in food and service"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Native New Orleanians who had never been to Antoine's, we FINALLY went there for our Anniversary. The brunch was perfection. Excellent food, priced very well... The staff was amazing and very accommodating. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely take a walk around the restaurant ...It's history is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Grocery store wine for $40 a bottle, expensive mediocre food with no garnish, even the sauces are sold individually. So I'm guessing there is no Chef anymore, just line cooks. So you have to imagine a sauce to perk up your bland meat that will arrive to you unseasoned without even a sprig of parsley on the plate. The potato puffs are a snack item not a carb fit to accompany your steak. The enthusiastic waiter spilled everything he poured from Champagne to water. When he forgot our salad and brought the entree, he asked if we would like it last as the French do. From bad cuts of untrimmed undercooked gray beef to 1970 recipes, aka carte everything, this meal was a disaster. Nothing could bring me back. Cafeteria food is superior."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Antoine's is one of those restaurants where when someone ask you where did you spend your anniversary in 2014 you will be able to remember. Waiter and other servers were very attentive, food was great, is steep with history and lore and of course the price was a little steep but you know that when you go there. As bob hope use to sing "thanks for the memories""
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our work group took a colleague for the summer lunch special for a milestone birthday. The service was phenomenal, good was great, followed by an extensive and educational tour of the restaurant. Great overall experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife of 36 years and I enjoyed Antoine's as a part of our honeymoon in late 1978. We returned on this trip for a bit of nostalgia and to enjoy what we expected to be an exquisite evening, one that we are much more able to enjoy financially now than back then. unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed...poor service, no "special attention" from our waiter and the food simply did not make an impression. We are not interested in returning."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I had a lovely meal in this old style, original N'Awlins restaurant. Worth it for the overall experience, and the food was decent too. Excellent attentive service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014