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Antoine's
Antoine's

Antoine's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.antoines.com
  • Email: info@antoinesrestaurant.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
  • "A lot of hype.the escargot was good. Oysters Rockefeller were terrible. Main courses not worth the price."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The most unique thing about Antoine's was the interesting, not to be missed, labrynth of special rooms behind the main dining hall and Hermes Bar, which occupies the adjoining structure. Many of these unique rooms were well suited to host a special occasion. The food at the restaurant was a bit inconsistent, as was the service. I didn't care for the "original" Oysters Rockefeller, but will say that the Delmonico Centercut Ribeye with a Mushroom Demi-Bordelaise Sauce was outstandingly scrumptious, as were the Fried Soft Shell Crabs! The Escargot a la Bordelaise was delicious, but Antoine's famous fried puffed potatoes were nothing special. The Baked Alaska for two was beautiful and tasted good, but not worthy of repeating."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Sunday brunch at Antoine's is an exquisite experience for all. the food is exceptional and the music on the background a very special compliment to the ambiance. the Sunday brunch special is a steal!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The tradition for delicious food, gracious service, in an historic ambience, remains unsurpssed at Antoine's. They invented Oysters Rockefeller, and they are out of this world!! Ask for Chuck to be your server. You will be well cared for."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My party was sat in the 1840 Room. You are brought back in time with your surroundings. I loved the historical value of the room. Our waiters were experienced but quirky. This added to the experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our waiter took us on a tour of the building afterwards. Well worth the extra 30 minutes."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Although Antoine's has a long-standing reputation as one of New Orleans' dining treasures, we found the menu to be pricier than at other comparable restaurants--such as Arnaud's or the Commander's Palace--without the impeccable service to be found elsewhere. The noise was almost deafening in the dining room as more and more people were seated."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a must see and eat place !! Great food, great service , amazing history. Only 4 stars as my drinks were just ok"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent food, wine and service in a town famous for excellent food. After fighting your way through crowded streets, it is nice to find a quiet place with such a wide selection of entres and excellent service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our waiter took quite a while to attend to our table. When he approached us he was friendly but sweating profusely and wiping his head with a napkin to dry his head. He then extended his hand in for a handshake which was clammy. The food was middle range for what we had experienced in New Orleans. Food took quite a while to arrive and the staff never came back to fill our water glasses. We had to call over from another table to get our water refilled. Our waiter did not return to our table to check on us , so we subsequently summoned over the Maître D to get our check. When the waiter came back with the check he told us he got in trouble instead of apologizing for the inattentive service. Would not recommend this restaurant.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have enjoyed many fine meals at Antoine's, and it was the scene of one of my career turning points. The history is as rich as the food. It was wonderful to relive the experience and share it for the first time with my wife. Having revisited, I will think twice about returning. I've come to enjoy a lighter and fresher style of cooking, That said, Antoine's has been known for its culinary breakthroughs, so if there is a revamped menu, I will be bacj"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "You could have a meal of just appetizers: shrimp remoulade, oysters rockefeller, etc. Great wine list. Plentiful portions, perfectly cooked seafood w/delicious lemon-butter-almond sauce. Service was good, not great. It was a busy night, and server was a little stressed and slightly impatient. I've had outstanding service here in the past. Also, can't beat the ambiance: ask for a tour of the various historic dining rooms."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The service started out very slow but to help one of the managers pitched in. The food was very good and came at a leisurely pace, no rush. We were invited to take a tour of the restaurant after our meal and what a very interesting facility, it's history and importance to New Orleans is amazing. We recommend it to all who dine there."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Antoine's. Mike, our waiter, was attentive but not fussy, informed but not pushy, and genuinely enjoyed helping us have a great time. The food was excellent. The Oysters Bienville were outstanding as was the Baked Alaska. Mike finished off our meal with Cafe Diablo, a coffee concoction that was festive and entertaining. We were the last table in the restaurant so we were treated to a tour of the downstairs area by Mike. There are a lot of great restaurants in New Orleans, but Antoine's is a dining experience not to be missed."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was ok. Not great nut not bad. Service was good. Waiter was very energetic and attentive. We ordered a very nice bottle of wine. ($150.00) When it came it tasted a bit off. We let it open up for a few minutes and it did not improve. The waiter brought the wine stewart over. He tasted and said it was ok. It only got worse to the point of leaving sentiment in every glass. It had spoiled. No action was taken by wine steward. Total lack of customer service. Our first and last time."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Polite local servers that delivered food promptly. Portion sizes are just right and the catch of the day was well cooked and simple."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The host was very nice, and the waitress was very polite."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great service, old-fashioned but great menu, and amazing dining rooms over 150 years old. Oh, and .25 martinis at lunch. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "With so many great restaurants to choose from in the city….a meal here is a complete waste of your time. They are living off of a reputation they may have once deserved, but no longer. The place looks very tired. The food was just OK. The service was among the worse I've experienced anywhere in the world. I dine out over 200 times a year and know good and bad service. This place is at the top of the list for horrendous service."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Visited on Ash Wed 2014 @ 7:30pm. Dined in rear room, fine period decoration with many pictures of heyday NO scenes and memorabilia. Table was cosy but sufficiently spaced from other diners. Pleasant ambience, diners mostly in smart casual or post-work business attire. Waiting staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and offered sound recommendations of cooking style on request (the soft shelled crab was very good). Broad wine list, plenty of choice across all tastes and budgets. Recommend booking to avoid disappointment."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "As always, excellent food and service. Our waiter gave us a private tour of the different rooms in this very old establishment."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Best fish I ever had in my life, EVER (pompano with crab)!!! Fast Eddie was our waiter (been there since 1979) and he was both entertaining and highly efficient with excellent recommendations for what to order. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an epicurean experience to rival all others."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Horrible service. Waiter was constantly being pulled away to service private parties. Left s waiting way too long. Food was just so so. The appearance of its patrons left me feeling like I was dinning in an amusement park with a little prom thrown in. Price for this terrible experience was way too high."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "traditional and historic...........still busy with good food and service after over 150 years!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Second time at Antoine's and it was better than ever. I will 100% come back each time I am in the area. Jim"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is still at the top of the list. I have eaten here since I was a child. Must have reservations to truly enjoy the experience. I invited my daughter & best friend on this trip, & they loved our whole experience. And our waiter Sterling was GREAT !!!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have eaten at Antoine's before, but my wife had not. As usual, everything lived up to expectations. By far the best filet of beef I have ever eaten. Baked Alaska was amazing, Oysters Rockefeller are the original, invented at Antoine's and never disappoint. Wonderful service, and we got an informal tour after dinner. A great night!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Waiters great, ambience good, overpriced food.. Steak tasted like it was sitting in cooler for a year, salad was small and wilted, expected bright crisp salad, had crawfish bisque and it had the consistency of water that had a mild taste of crawfish. Place is overrated. Location and time it has been there is a good thing. Very old restaurant. I expected more. Chair I sat on was wobbly and cheap., but was replaced right away. Best thing about this place is waiters."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Once we were seated, it took 15 minutes before we saw a waiter. When we did, he took out drink order, but then we did not see him for another 20 minutes. It took 45 minutes to get bread. I had the chicken and garlic special. The chicken was so overcooked (pre-cooked) that it was tough. The garlic sauce was unremarkable. I sent the meal back. My husband had the soft shell crab, which we both shared because my food was basically inedible. The fried crab was just okay. The waiter seemed preoccupied with a larger table. First time we ever gave a tip below 20 %. When we were ready to leave and our waiter finally came to give us our bill, he reeked of smoke. We were sorely disappointed and will not be returning or recommending this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food was very good. However, the waiter was a little too pushy about what we should eat as appetizers. We got oysters Rockafeller, Bienville and the fried oyster one Hoch which I wanted to try. I also had the gumbo which was only lukewarm but good. By comparison, We ate at Bayona the next night the service there was outstanding as was the food. Susan's staff is exceptional. I did not particularly like being seated next to the entrance to the restaurant with all the people coming and going. We were on time for our reservation. The room was half full when we arrived. The maitre'd did not seem to care. We were told there are 17 dining rooms in this restaurant by our waiter and why we were seated by the door is beyond me."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have always dreamed of eating at Antoine's since I first moved to New Orleans, and I finally had the opportunity. It was just as I had imagined, romantic, historic, elegant, and excellent service. Thank you to Sterling Lamour for our private tour of the themed rooms, and thank you for the special 20.14 pre fixe menu. The shrimp bisque was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Lunch menu very limited. Had prefixed menu with appealing items, but could not be ordered a la carte. Waiter was old and couldn't hear our menu selections. Nice atmosphere but wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Lunch menu great, loved the drum fish. The 25 cent cocktails were ok, the wine very nice. Had reservations."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I've been to New Orleans many times but always avoided Antoine's, expecting it to be all hat, no cattle, to adapt a phrase. Sad to say, I was right. Food was edible but nothing special. Same for the service: adequate but not remarkable. There are lots of better places, most less expensive."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food was not up to par for a restaurant of this caliber. Two of our three diners left food on the plate. Service was marginal. I had asked for front dining room if possible but the person who finally came to seat us ignored me as I tried to give my reservation name and led us to a corner of the main room. I got someone's attention and explained my reservation request. They then seated us as I had requested. (There were open tables in front). Took too long for anyone to acknowledge us. It was not that busy. I'm local and my guests were food industry people from Colorado. They were shocked and disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Just a delight to have had lunch at Antoine's in New Orleans. It is such a beautiful, historic restaurant. The service was wonderful and so was the food. We had the lunch special for 2014. $20.14 and .25cent martinis :)"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Three of us went to dine at this most historic spot in the French Quarter. It was a perfect night and amazing food. Our waiter could not have been more attentive while still keeping a low profile. We had steak, soft shell crabs and local fish. It was all perfect and those soufflé potatoes. What more can I say!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Antoine's, especially for Sunday Jazz Brunch. Excellent menu, food, service, ambience. This time, the personal touch was a bit lacking, however. Did not feel that extra effort to make us feel welcomed. Otherwise, very good experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was quite good. Definitely worth the experience!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Antoine's was the only restaurant that I did not take the time to research for my trip to New Orleans. We did the Sunday Jazz Brunch. I made the reservation over a month in advance. Upon arrival, we were escorted to the rear dining room that looked like something out of a pre-war Bavarian beer hall (quite unlike the sunny and pleasing main dining area up front). The food was marginal at best and service was about the same. This was our 38th anniversary, so we are certainly not kids. The total cost came to about 60% of what we spent for dinners at two of the top rated local restaurants. I pride myself in my ability to identify and avoid tourist traps, but this one got away from me. I would not recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/23/2014