Antoine's
Antoine's

Antoine's

  • 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: 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
427 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (268)fit for foodies (184)romantic (170)notable wine list (154)good for groups (141)great for lunch (103)neighborhood gem (102)great for brunch (75)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (27)scenic view (20)kid-friendly (17)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (9)Show More
  • Thing of the past.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Antoine's was once the restaurant to dine in New Orleans, but it is now a shadow of its past glory. The oysters Rockefeller were unimpressive. The waiter brought the soup at the same time with the entrée, so I had to gulp down the soup while my fish was getting cold. When we were finished, the empty plates sat in front of us for more than five minutes. We had to ask for water refills twice. The waiter did not have a busboy assisting our table although there were plenty helping out with other tables. Will never go again.
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  • A restaurant should be more than history.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Waiter lost interest in us the minute we did not order a bottle of wine. Menu pricing in our case is not a problem and so we expected a unique experience with creativity. Constant up selling is a problem. The broiled fish showed no plating creativity at all. The fish was very good. I do not know how a restaurant does not have simple ice cream dessert option of vanilla and chocolate when the guest wants something simple for dessert. Puff potatoes were fun. Female assistant was very good. She outshined the waiter.
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  • Absolutely wonderful. They deserve their standing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Absolutely wonderful.. They deserve their standing as one of the finest restaurants in the country. And their luncheon special.. three courses for $20.14 .. is a great buy. These were not mini tastes either... full courses with three choices for each course. If in New Orleans, do not miss this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AbitaGuy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    On Friday our department celebrated our Thanksgiving dinner at Antoine's. Although I have enjoyed Antoine's many times, it was a first for several in our group. Everyone had a wonderful time. After our meal we took the tour. I have taken the tour at least three times but this one was really special. I saw things that I have never seen before. I cannot recommend Antoine's highly enough. It is not just for the tourists. It is a New Orleans gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointing
    Pudgie
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    i was so disappointed --waiter rushed us--food was greasy--Waiter asked for cash tip--would not recommend
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  • Poor on service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We felt rushed by our waiter, and he never offered a drink or wine menu. I was very disappointed as we have gone in the past, and been very pleased.
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  • one of the best!
    debash
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I have been dining at Antoine's for many, many years. It is always one of the finest dining experiences in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly suggeat
    beth
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Excellent lamb and steak. Great service. Easy to hold a conversation during dinner. Iconic dining location did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal
    HollyMVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We enjoyed a trio of oysters as an appetizer: oysters Rockefeller, oysters Bienville, and oysters Thermador. All were delicious. I actually liked the oysters thermador the best, which surprised me. For the main course we had Pompano Ponchatrain. All the food was well-prepared. Service was top-notch. Cafe Brulot ended our meal and it was fun and yummy. The server put on quite a show by pouring the flaming liquid on the table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here with a bit of reservation
    Tomsf
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I had known Antoine's many years ago and had many wonderful meals and memories. I had also heard that it had diminished in quality and essentially was a 'tourist trap'. Much to my pleasant surprise that was not the case at all. Some of the particulars had changed (like the process of taking reservations) but the overall quality was quite good. The food was a good as I remember and the ambiance is very special. I highly recommend it for a special meal. I had the Oysters Bienville and the Pompano and both were well prepared. Our service was attentive, helpful, and very cordial.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeding Expectations
    southernlady
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Honestly, I didn't have high expectations. Antoine's has an amazing history but I read that the food had deteriorated a lot over the last several years. In spite of that, we went there for an anniversary dinner. It was excellent! We ate at a much more acclaimed restaurant the night before, but were far more impressed with our meals at Antoine's. The food and wine were both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One To Experience
    StuieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food, the service, the setting make for a wonderful dinner. The waiter was knowledge and provided a history of the establishment which goes back to the 1800s. The ribeye steak was so tender that the butter knife was used to cut it. All in all it was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I'm a native New Orleanian. 1st visit here. Had high expectations. After all, it's Antoine's. Our reservation was at 1:30 on Sunday, near end of brunch. We were sat in first room, near kitchen. Cabaret style singer screaming in to microphone wasn't ok. Ask for quieter seat if you want it. Host recognized our 9th Wedding Anniversary (I included notice with reservation). Server had no idea. Servers demeanor was as if we stood between him and the door, although he wasn't rude. Just wasn't helpful. For example, he asked if we'd eaten there before, to which we replied it was our first time. He offered no pointers or suggestions on menu. Only offer was we could walk around restaurant to view it given its history. FOOD: perhaps we should have ordered brunch because food off menu tasted like Chef from Long John Silvers cooked it. It was a big portion, but plain, not tasty, cooked in butter and had zero presentation value. I'm paying for this? Really disappointed. We'll go back, armed with 'requests' because I don't have confidence they're going to provide the experience we expect. After all it's Antoines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had the chateaubriand and baked Alaska with chocolate sauce. Both were excellent. We even got a private tour after our meal. Service was beyond expectation. We were with a group of 6. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldest Restaurant in Louisiana Didn't Disappoint
    GleekWisz
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've travelled to NOLA twice before and always passed Antoine's and thought it would be a fun place to eat. When I read that it was the oldest restaurant in Louisiana, I added it to my agenda for my recent Girls Trip. My friend and I had a 7 pm reservation on a Saturday evening and were seated promptly. The restaurant was fairly empty when we got there, but progressively got more crowded during our dinner (we were probably there for at least 3 hours). The wine and cocktail list were amazing and the wait staff provided excellent recommendations. We split the Oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer, as they were originated at Antoine's and the recipe is a heavily guarded secret. They were extremely flavorful and remarkably filling for a plate of 6. My friend and I each had the Filet de truite aux ecrevisses/crevettes cardinal (de saison) for our main course and it was delicious - full of flavor and some of the most tender fish I've ever eaten. All of the main courses came a la carte, which seemed to be par of the course for upscale NOLA restaurants, but the portions were very decent sized and I didn't feel the lack of side items. We split the Peche Melba for dessert which was also amazing. The service was prompt and very non-intrusive - our only problem is that we had trouble getting refills on our coffee (possibly because a large party got seated around that time). My friend and I sat and talked for a good while over our dessert and coffee and the staff never tried to hurry us up to free up a table. They were also more than willing to split our check. Yes, the meal was pricey (our total bill with tax and tip for one appetizer, two glasses of wine, two cocktails, two entrees, and one dessert was $180), but the ambiance, quality of the food, and wonderful service made it so worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service we've ever had in New Orleans!!
    DateNightDining
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Took a group of first-timer's to what was one of our fav places in New Orleans and will never go back! Table after table was served before ours that had arrived over 30 minutes after we were seated. When our food did arrive 2 hours later, it was cold. Our main server was rude and hateful to the other servers. Most of them were laughing at him from other tables. Then he had the nerve to blame it on 2 people in our party that ordered salads before the meal. This place used to be amazing and it made us really sad that one of our traditions will no longer happen.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How Stupid
    HZCcccccc
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I was able to make a reservation for 2:00, but there was an event and the entire restaurant had to be cleared before that. So, the waiter rudely pushed us to order, threw a wine list at me and tossed bread on the table. I finally asked what the problem was and he explained the rush. Needless to say, we decided to eat elsewhere. I don't blame the wait staff, they are just doing what they need to do. And I know 2:00 is late for lunch. But I'm a high school teacher and had to be at work until then, even though I had family in town from Mexico. My problem is the lack of communication. I would have made other plans had anyone had the consideration to tell me 2:00 would be a squeeze.
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  • Wonderful Lunch on my last day in New Orleans
    PollyAnnaMay
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Had the fixed price lunch at Antoine's a few weeks ago. The food was fabulous. Small serves but that suited me. The special priced cocktail of the day was a real treat. The wait staff were excellent. I absolutely recommend visiting Antoine's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    VirginiaBoundVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were so excited about dinner at Antoine's but the food was a real disappointment. The ambiance and the service were good, but both of our meals were terrible. We had the softshell crab and the Filet of Beef. The crab was what you would expect to get from a touristy seafood restaurant, edible but nothing great. The filet was the worst steak I have ever had and unfortunately, quite pricey. It was undercooked, drowned in bernaise sauce and so tough that you could not cut it with a knife. The price would not have been an issue, if it had been good. Hopefully, our experience was an anomaly as I would hate to see an old standard go downhill.
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  • One historical culinary experience
    SimplyJo
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We celebrated my beloved boyfriends's 30th birthday at Antoine's and everything that night was superb, from the moment we stepped in we were received with a warm smile and scorted to our table right away, my boyfriend was greeted accordingly. Tim B. our waiter was on point with the entree recommendations, and took time to tell us the exquisite history behind Antoine's building even when he was busy serving tables between various dining rooms. At the end of our dinner we were welcomed to explore all the rooms and the amazing wine cellar. The ambiance here is incredible they made us feel like true family guests. Overall a GREAT experience we definitely recommend to immerse in Antoine's when visiting New Orleans just make sure you make reservations ahead of time as this place is always busy during dinner time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elderly waiter ruined the night
    Knox
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Our waiter was old, rude, and forgetful. After we repeated our drink order to him, he still brought us the wrong drinks. Then when we politely told him he had it wrong, he got mad and huffed away. We heard him use a 4-letter word as he left our table. We asked for a private table(because that was what a past customer recommended) and got one, but it was near the dishwasher area and we only heard clanking dishes all night. Hate to pay $100 for a meal when the server is rude. Totally ruined our special night out. Loved Hermes next to the restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    Loni123
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was very good, service was the worst I have ever had at a fine restaurant. Very disappointed. I have been to Antoines many times, never again, it was embarrassing to have service that bad.
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  • An off night for service
    MikeyO
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I hope that on my recent visit that our waiter was having an unusual off night. Having been there a few times, I was expecting great service and food. It took 45 minutes to get a waiter to even bring us a drink. Skip the chateaubriand and order individual steaks. Oyster appies are awesome. Skip the cherries jubilee.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and not so good
    Verypleased
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Antoine's is our favourite restaurant in New Orleans. The food and ambiance have been superb, during each of our five visits over the past ten years. Unfortunately, this time, our Open Table reservation was lost and we were seated near the washrooms. Our waiter was, frankly, weird. He was not attentive, didn't check back at the table nearly enough. Notwithstanding we left a 20% tip, but he never thanked or came to say goodbye to us. To be fair the place was busy, but I think he could have done much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Know your dining rooms!
    mrcrs96
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    With a large convention in town it is understandable that some service is bound to be strained. When greeted by the Maitre D he politely asks if there is a favorite server (testing if you are a regular), then whether or not there is a special occasion being celebrated tonight. That was a nice touch, however I couldn't help but feel by not having a favorite server we were identified as conventioneers and relegated to the "dining hall". They have many dining rooms some with more ambiance than others. The dining hall was large, cold, impersonable perfect for large convention group dinners but disappointing for a quite dinner for two. I'll go back again because the food was excellent, but I'll be sure to ask for a cozier dining room. BTW, the night before I had the same experience at the legendary "Court of Two Sisters", which also has intimate dining rooms when you know enough to ask for them.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Antoine's
    Rosie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Classic elegance and Southern charm. I loved everything about the restaurant. The wait staff were courteous and the food was divine.
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    great for brunch
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  • Absolutely divine
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We drove into New Orleans after the LSU football game just to go to Antoine's for Sunday brunch. We live in the Napa Valley and had not been to New Orleans in several years. Everything was perfect! We had the most delicious meal - eggs florentine, crab cakes, and pulled-pork poached egg on a biscuit with hollandaise sauce. Our servers were wonderful, attentive and nice. Excellent mimosas, wine list, and cheese cake too. Just delightful. Wish we lived closer to make it our regular spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treat
    Sam25
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We enjoyed a Sunday jazz brunch at the historic Antoines and highly recommend. The food was excellent; we focused on the oysters rockefeller, omelets, and soups. Service was also excellent. Our primary waiter, employed there since 1979, provided some history of the establishment and treated us to a post-brunch tour and signed menu to take home. Combined with good music, this brunch was a complete NOLA experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Service Level
    MinaPepeJosefina
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You need to go to this restaurant if you are from out of town we celebrated my son 21st, B-day and the Service was fantastic
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just not the same experience
    pattigonz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've been eating at Antiones 10 times since 1968 and it has become a tourist restaurant. Can't believe they set the water pitcher on the table for us to pour our own table as well as the wine for us to pour ourselves. When we ordered a different wine they poured it in the same glasses. We were a party of 7 for my husbands 60th birthday. We were sat upstairs in a quiet room but felt forgotten. The food was not up to standards as in the past. The fish was not hot when it arrived and we were served randomly, not all together. Our waiter was nice, but in the past he had an assistant to help. The baked alaska was nothing but a meringue glob with not much else. Couldn't recommend Antione's anymore, a disappointment sadly to say.
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  • Food
    lvtodine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overpriced. Food could be better. Service definitely is not to the level of the way the restaurant is represented by all sites
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Very fine dining experience
    Topoftherock
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Enjoyed the excellent food and professional wait staff. We were delayed - over one hour late on an NFL football weekend - and my reservation was held until I arrived. Prices for this al a carte eatery were appropriate for the level of the cuisine served.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I hoped!
    Pcolaswimmom
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First visit for me and repeat for my spouse was disappointing. Over priced and predictable.
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  • Mixed Emotions
    Houseflipper
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was excellen. The feel of the room was so charming. The service was rude and very disappointing. Very friendly at first, but when we decided to do the daily social lunch, the attitude changed. We did the 25 cent martini's and not order wine, again attitude changed. Runners brought our food. Our waiter never checked back with us until he brought check. If they don't want people to order specials, don't offer them.
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  • NOLA11-14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I had high expectations for this restaurant - considered by many to be among the best in the city. Service and ambiance were good to excellent. Food however was underwhelming. Maybe personal preference (and preferences of my friends), but prefer the likes of Pelican Club, NOLA, Mr. B's, etc.
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  • Mediocre food
    FlatironguyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Overpriced tourist trap which has lost its original charm and quality. Wrong glassware for wine, food was average at best and waiters were slow and forgetful.
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  • Classic dining
    tkjohn55
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It feels like dining in a classic restaurant from long ago, mostly in a good way. Anything crawfish-related is especially good.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occcasion
    John
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We went to Antione's to celebrate our first visit to New Orleans. It was perfect and the waiter Greg was exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • great to get back to antoines
    paul
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This ws a very good meanl and service was great but let's face it---it's all about the Baked Alaska--yummy!!
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  • seems to be slipping
    peel
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were here years ago and loved it, so came back when visiting New Orleans this week. We were disappointed with the service and somewhat disappointed with the food, certainly not what we experienced on our last visit. Mistakes were made with our drink order, food wasn't hot nor as flavorful as it should be for the price paid.
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