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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 old restaurant has so much Southern charm & delicious food to match. Our waiter had worked there for 47 years & he added to the charm. Loved Coolinary experience & special price."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Not impressed. We asked about their private tour before ordering our meal. Our waiter, Alex informed us that he would be the one to give us a tour "after the meal." He never came back after he gave us the bill. We waited and decided to leave."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Four of us went to Antoine's to celebrate birthdays. They have a summer menu with 3 courses for $35. We had to ask for the prix fixe menu; it was not given to us when we were seated, which was intentional. Two of us had the fish and two had pork chops. The fish was very good and a good portion size. The pork chops were good, but nothing special. Service was slow, despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't full. I think we were probably not served as well once we ordered from the prix fixe menu. With all the famous places to dine in New Orleans, I will try somewhere else next time..."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The meal I had (lunchtime Coolinary) was not worth $20.14. The appetizer (Vichysoise) and entree (veal w/ some tomato/feta gravy) were okay, but not delicious. But the dessert was an embarrassment. I ordered cheesecake w/ fruit. What I got was not a slice, but a square of cheesecake. The rest of the plate was loaded w/ whipped cream to make it look like an actual serving, and not the revamped leftover portion from some other patron. Thumbs down."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Antoine's lived up to its reputation of fine dining in an elegant setting. Being one of the oldest restaurants in the country, the history and excitement of tryng some of my favorite dishes made at the site of its creation was quite a thrill. The food is excellent and the history is legendary. Our waiter, Charley Downs, was over the top friendly and knowledgeable. He directed us to enjoy a meal based on what he perceived was our desires. Afterwards, he gave us a tour of the 16 dining rooms, filling in with historical facts which made the evening "Magical". It was like visiting Disney of the 1800's. It was quite a trip."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Don't miss a chance to experience the oldest operating restaurant in the city. Great food, atmosphere and historic setting."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Very Nice We enjoyed our meals I would recommend anything on the menu Very nice place to dine"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious; the service outstanding. A very memorable luncheon!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This restaurant's time has come and gone. It is tattered and worn out. The food is sub par and the prices are completely too high. It's sad. They should overhaul and try a new slant on an old name. It was our 8th wedding anniversary and we were bitterly disappointed."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Antoine's was all that we wanted and more. The atmosphere was pleasant for a Monday afternoon. The food was tasty and the place is chalked full of amazing history. I'd have to say the highlight our our experience was Mr. Sterling Amour. Our waiter along with the rest of the wait staff was first class all the way. Thanks for an incredible experience."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "It was to celebrate our anniversary and we went to the jazz brunch. We really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We went here because it has been around for so long and we wanted a gourmet experience. The food was completely flavorless although my steak was ok everyone else's food was terrible."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was outstanding - everything you would expect from a fine New Orleans restaurant."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Ask manager to change seat. Did not get a waiter. Flagged down a waiter to get service. Ordered Chateaubriand for Two. Chateaubriand was a dried out lump of tasteless meat. Restaurant very noisy. Do not recommend this restaurant. Had dinner their 1n 1966 and food was excellent so I came back 48 years later but was very disappointed. Item 2 needs a do not recommend."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday evening dinner. The 'Old New Orleans' atmosphere is a unique experience not easy to describe, but Antoine's is an extoradinary example of it."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I was not impressed by the service which was just ok. The entrees were not that impressive...not good value for the price! I'd rather go to Emeril's! However, the Baked Alaska was impressive. I even took a picture!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The medley of baked oysters are always wonderful. My plate had a sticky glob on it. Waiter was rarely around. Coffee and tea were $4.00-4.50."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I was a little worried about going for the "coolinary" lunch. Some reviews weren't very favorable. We, however, had a fabulous time! Our waiter, Austin, was great and took care of us as if we were spending big. It was Friday and the place was almost full. Definately go and go often!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We loved Antoine's! It was a total food, drink, service and historical experience! The food was excellent ( my husbands fav meal of NOLA), the service was great(our waiter was a third generation waiter at Antoine's and it took him 7 years to move up to waiter!) and the history of the restaurant was soooooo cool! All the waiters loved taking everyone on tours telling us everything about the restaurant! We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great with a touch of NOLA history at every table. The cuisine was very good but a bit overpriced for the quality and flavor. Service was fair at best."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Had lunch here while on vacation visiting New Orleans and it was easily one of my favorite meals of the trip. Everyone in my group had the coolinary menu special which was a 3 course pre fixe meal for $20.14 plus their normal drink special was 25 cent martinis, so it was a great deal! I had the baked oysters appetizer which was delicious and the crawfish etouffee for my meal which was easily the best I'd had all trip. The sundae dessert came with pound cake, a scoop of ice cream, and pecans in praline sauce...so refreshing and delicious! Our servers were attentive and great, and the atmosphere was wonderful. I would highly recommend Antoine's!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 43rd anniversary at Antoine's. The $20.14 three course lunch was delicious and filling. The ambience of this traditional restaurant exceeded our expectations. If this is your first time there, be sure to ask for a tour; the facts about the restaurant are very interesting."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had an amazing meal which was followed by a restaurant tour from Mr. sterling, a 47 year waiter with Antoine's. The food was fantastic and fresh, the service was impressive."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I first had dinner at Antoine's over 30 years ago and my waiter was Chester Carter. My wife and I were celebrating our 46 wedding anniversary and after hearing that my waiter had been Chester, the folks at Antoine's had his Grand Nephew Charles Carter come in on his day off to wait on us. HOW SPECIAL IS THAT?! Charles is the 4th generation of Carter's to wait tables at Antoine's. and nobody makes a "GIN FIZZ" like the bartender at Antoine's. Their "Oyster Rockefeller" are still the best in the country!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had relatives visiting from New York. We couldn't think of a better place to show off our city than Antoine's. The food was hot and service was excellent. Our waiter made menu suggestions and later took us for a tour of the restaurant. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food was good and our waiter, Eddie, went out of his way to make our experience special. He gave us a tour and explained all the different dining rooms, as well as the history behind Antoine's. It was a very enjoyable experience and I will definitely go back and try lunch or dinner the next time I am in New Orleans."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We love New Orleans and frequently visit. First time at Antoines. We wanted something nice for our anniversary and it was perfect. The Coolinary event was in place and we ate great quality food in a nice restaurant very reasonably priced!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Antoine's has caved to the "almighty dollar" and as a result has lost it's standing as an iconic 5 star restaurant. We were assigned one waiter to take care of all of our needs We had to ask for refills on beverages, bread and butter. The appetizers were mediocre at best. The shrimp au gratin style was too salty and the seafood gumbo was lackluster. Their new entree, "French Pork Chop" was served rare. The waiter returned with a second pork chop and it too was rare. The excuse was that it was a new chef and a new dish! The Puppy Drum entree was tasty. Desserts was a disappointment. The candied peaches on the Peach Melba were not candied, but underripe and hard. The vanilla ice cream was delicious, however! Dress code was ignored."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The coolinary lunch at antoines was very good value to get a taste of a Historic landmark, an added bonus was the opportunity to tour the various rooms."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We visited Antoine's for a Birthday Dessert Celebration. We were late for our reservation, but the staff was gracious and welcoming. The Baked Alaska was delicious - a very special treat."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The traditional ambiance and food were great, but what stood out to us visiting San Franciscans was how willing the waiter was to offer a free guided tour of the historical restaurant, offering informational gems all along the way. Our guided walkthrough took longer than our meal, and we loved every minute of it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The Oysters Rockefeller tasted weird and were visually unappealing. They had a strange, muddy flavor. I ordered the rib-eye, cooked medium, and was surprised to find it dry and flavorless. It tasted more like sirloin than rib-eye. The only saving grace for this meal was the Baked Alaska - which was delicious. The waitstaff also seemed confused. I had ordered a Baked Alaska in advance, which I confirmed with our waiter. Later, we had a waiter come to our table asking if we wanted dessert. I was sorely disappointed in this meal and won't be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and ambience at Antoine's was something to be remembered, our only complaint was the much touted and barely enforced dress code. My fiancé and I packed a formal outfit specifically to meet the requirements of our reservation... Only to be sat next to a man in shorts and sandals. Cheapens the experience quite a bit"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "No umbrellas or assistance with securing a cab were provided. The wine glasses consisted of one thick burgundy style glass for all red wine & one very small, thick glass for all whites. The ice bucket for the wines was placed on the floor. The appetizers & salads were served at the same time. The fish entrees were nice. The adjacent table complained to management about overall slow service. I concur. I enjoyed hearing the history of Antoine's; the food & service, not so much."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our meal was good. The food was fresh and prepared well but not very exciting. Our waiter, Kenny, was very stiff and we expected more personable service from such a well-known and respected establishment. We asked our waiter to tell us more about Antoine's as we saw other people being toured around the place by their waiters. Kenny told us we were dining in the former carriage house and mentioned a few famous people who had dined there, but did not pick up the hint we wanted more. Our evening was saved by the gentleman who served our food and water. He was super knowledgeable and friendly. I wish I could remember his name!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great history here and it shows, they went out of there way to services us and make the birthday special"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Antoine's is a perfect spot to enjoy a piece of New Orleans history. The food, the service, the atmosphere is akin to stepping back in time. A perfect spot to escape the noise and hectic pace if the French Quarter."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had the Coolanary Lunch at Antoine's and was disappointed with the food. The food was okay and there was nothing specific to say it was bad or good. I expected more. When we walked in and sat down the waiter instantly said, " I guess your here for the lunch special." I saw this as a snobby judgement. At this point I did not open the menu. The veal was tepid and bland. The soup needed seasoning, but the chocolate cheese cake was good. The restaurant appeared to be serving tourist and not considering locals. I have wonderful memories of great meals served there and I don't think I will return. There are too many excellent places to eat in NOLA to go to a place that does not seem to care."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We travel to New Orleans often and in August take advantage of the "Coolenary" special lunch offers. We also ate at Dickie Brennans and Commanders Palace this trip, both offering similar special lunch deals. The food at Antoines was good, but compared to the other two restaurants, seemed to be an old staple, cooked in quantity with no imagination. We paid "cheap", we got "cheap". The service was not that attentive, and the waiters were loud, yelling back and forth about putting other tables together. I was personally jostled twice while in my seat by a passing waiter. They failed to notice. The 25 cent martinis that were great a year ago and that are great at Commanders Palace, seemed to be plain iced tea not worth the quarter."
    Dined on 8/6/2014