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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
  • "The food was great and our waitor Greg was the nicest guy you'd ever get to meet. After dinner he gave us a short tour of the restaurant and immense wine cellar. See the pictures of 10 presidents including FDR drinking during prohibition!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was very slow."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Even though the history (what you can believe of it) is interesting and fun (especially the parts that are historically and culturally impossible), it is good, fresh food that makes a restaurant. My lamb special was made with canned pineapple! Who does that in this market where you are competing with fine dining restaurants like Cochon and R'evolution? And maybe its not fair to compare Antione's to the nuveau restaurants, however, it is relevant to get my business."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was good, the waiter very attentive. Our waiter had been with Antoine's 47 years, 37 of those as a waiter. He was a very interesting man to talk to. Overall though there just was not anything to really get excited about. At their prices I really had expected more out of our dining experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It's Antoine's. Lol. Famous New Orleans restaurant. Excellent. It speaks for itself!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Antoine's has been run by the same family in the same location since 1840. The food was perfect. The sauces were delightful. The service was impeccable. There is a reason why almost every Hollywood star , several Presidents, and a Pope have dined there. The brandy - enhanced Café Diablo for two, is a show in of itself."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent Service, but food quality has suffered since my last visit 15 years ago. Ate at Arnauds and Pelican Club prior to Antoines and the food was much better at each. Drinks were good and the wait staff very attentive, but the oysters Rockefeller were overcooked, the bread was hard and not warm. It is a huge restaurant and they need to fill the seats."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The days of Antoines opulence are gone. We observed diners arriving in shorts., collarless shirts, blue genes and flip flops . Thirty years ago when I dined there you would have sent me packing. I guess the "buck" is mightier than tradition . Our waiter was accommodating and had been with the company three years. Your pricing befits a reputation from the past. The cherry dessert was the best part of the dining experience"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a relaxed and enjoyable lunch in the historic French Quarter. The food was delicious, the cocktail refreshing, and dessert perfect. Go!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food options are diverse; the quality is superior; and the prices are reasonable. But it just starts with the food. The service is exceptional and over the top. Our waiter, Sterling, was a show in his on right, but all of the staff work as a team making sure no glass goes unfilled and not need unsatisfied. The historical component just cannot be matched so be sure to get the tour of the 14 different rooms. It's like eating it a museum. The puffed potatoes are entertaining and the Baked Alaska is great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town for only one night to have dinner in NOLA. We were surprised to see that the restaurant was old and ugly. Tables and chairs looked bad. The carpet was dirty, the light was too bright, and the whole ambiance gave us the feeling of a factory lunch room. Sitting next to us there was a gentlemen that whispered to us "do not choose the meat", go for the fish because this is not good... Then the waiter came and apologized to him because they gave him the wrong food and he changed his plate. He gave him another plate with meat. He said maybe this one is better!! It was worse. He left the whole thing . I ate some fried crab!! Terrible. My husband had the fish , very bad!! And the check way tooo expensive!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Amazing evening! Food was outstanding and Paul, our waiter, absolutely wonderful!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As long-time New Orleanians, my husband and I have resolved to try all of the classic restaurants that we have not yet visited. We were celebrating our adult son's birthday and college graduation and took him to Antione's as a special gift to him. We found the food to be just okay, and the service was acceptable but not outstanding. It did not feel like we were fine dining until the bill came. The food tasted institutional, and the desserts looked like they came off of a cafeteria line. We admit to having had high expectations, and I'm sorry to say that those expectations were disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent meal and experince. The service was also excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent dinner in Tabasco Room. Waiter was possibly overworked that night and service took a little longer than usual, but overall great experience. I've been there many times and all occasions were positive experiences."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Antoine's is not just a place to go eat a meal. It's a step into an elegant world of crystal and fine wine and Southern charm. First-time patrons are welcomed with open arms, and regulars are treated like family. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and the entire experience is simply a wonderful indulgence."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "4 generations of ownership has created a unique dining experience with a great history and story that must be experienced in person. The food was good, the cocktail list had some unique creations and the ambience was amazing. Ask for the tour, its a definite must do!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Our experience at Antoine's was "nice"--expected more, however. The food was very tasty, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere was charmingly historical; however, Antoine's lacked the attention to detail in food execution and presentation, server professionalism, and overall ambiance (some diners were in shorts and t-shirts) that we expected for a such high rating in Zagat and a historical reputation for fine dining. Good experience overall; just not worth the $100 a person final check. [I ate there 35 years ago and had a very different experience.]"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We attend the restaurant for our Honeymoon and were very impressed. The service was implacable!! Several recommendations and terrific food options. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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
  • "Wanted to try an old time classic New Orleans restaurant. New Orleans is a Great food city and I didn't know if the classic's had been bypassed. Well, we had an excellent meal in a beautiful place. Finished with their Baked Alaske - beautifully decorated. After dinner, strolled through the many dining rooms - history of the restaurant is amazing and Charley gave us a great tour - almost as good as the food! Recommend highly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Priced high, but the offer a reasonably priced special 3-course lunch menu."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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
  • "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