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 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. Invented here, and only here is the original Oyster Rockefeller served, still a secret family recipe. Come and experience the culinary delights that have made Antoine's Restaurant a living history.
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Average food, nothing special. Found out upon arrival that the $20 lunch special does not apply on Sunday’s. I wish this had been more obvious as I had not seen it anywhere on the restaurant website.
Good food ok service but very good experience overall
The waiters were rude and quick. Tables that arrived after us got served before us. The food was okay, but definitely not worth the high price. All in all, nothing special. Worth seeing for the history from outside. Skip the meal and go somewhere else-there’s plenty of other great restaurants to check out in New Orleans.
We go to Antoine’s for lunch every time we come to New Orleans......their lunch special is always fantastic with 3 choices of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Great value.
The service was horrible. The atmosphere was just okay. The fact that this is the oldest restaurant in New Orleans is really the only thing this place has going for it.
Nice and historic restaurant. Expected more from the food. It was just good compared to many other options around. Nothing we had makes us want to go back to Antoine's, once was enough.
Great experience and quality of food meet my expectation of French cuisine. We went for lunch for their Fall menu and it was well worth it. They do have drink at .25c . Their Fall menu 3 serving was cheaper than one entree at any restaurant near by. The service was excellent. I definitely recommend that restaurant. It is a must do in NOLA.
Service was horrible. Slow, cavalier and indifferent. Had to wait excessively for everything. One desert not delivered. Took forever to bring. Go to Bon Ton instead. The service you’re looking for along with great food!
Still deserves its huge reputation.
The alligator soup is so delicious, I highly recommend. Bread pudding is my favorite in town. Service was friendly and prompt, but did not meet some of the basic standards of fine dining for a venerable old guard establishment like Antoine’s. I was very surprised to have been served from the left with the server’s right hand, it seemed awkward even for him. This won’t stop me from returning, but I do hope to see a little more finesse next time.
The food and service were fantastic at this historic restaurant. The oysters Rockefeller did not disappoint and the soft shell crab was perfectly fried.
Delicious food, good drinks, beautiful place. If only the server was smiling a bit ;)
i hadn't been to Antoine's since the 70's. I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality of our dinner and the superb service everything we ordered, party of 6. also, the wine was a good value. Excellent Oysters Rockefeller, a recipe unique to antoine's i would like to return and sit in The Annex the next time it was a little noisy in the main dining room. All in all. it was a great dining experience.
Food was good, but lamb was undercooked. Ordered medium rare and center was dark red and cold. We were seated immediately and waitress was at our table shortly thereafter. When we weren't quite ready to order she disappeared and didn't reappear for 10 minutes.
It was our anniversary dinner and first time in NOLA... We decided on Antoine's as it's an established white linen fancy restaurant... We got their famous Oysters which were not to our liking. I got a cup of crawfish bisque that was wonderful then my husband got a 32$ sz of my palm, filet... I got the fish with crab on top which was dry and 42$...we ordered a side of potatos in a cream sauce that was again the sz of my palm and the potatoes were undercooked... All in all... One of the worst meals we had in NOLA.... Should have gone to Cochon instead
Loved our waitress
Everything was wonderful! Food was amazing. Austin and James were top notch: attentive and charming. Music and ambiance were on point. We'll be back!
Traveling for pleasure
Sunday jazz brunch. We ordered the fixed menu and looked forward to jazz musical background. The waiter spelled the Virgin Mary drink on the table and did not offer to change the cloth or cover the stain. The shrimp remoulade was well prepared and tasty. The other appetizer of toast with ham and cheese was served on a plate that was much too small and served in slipshod manner, falling off of the plate as it slide onto the table. The entree of veal panne was oily, thick,tough and heavily breaded. We had a few bites but were unable to eat any more because of it’s unsavory flavor. We had no music for the first hour, then three musicians appeared playing 2 guitars and a saxophone. The sax player was the leader and he proceeded to sing songs from the 60’s and 70’s and play ballads but no jazz. Our plates lingered as we could not get our waiter’s attention for at least 15 minutes. After removing the plates he brought our third course, crepes and berries. Berries were not fresh and were fragmented and soggy and the crepes were like heavy rubbery blintzes stuffed with a cream cheese; not what we would have expected. We could not eat this either. Poor food, poor service and poor music did not add up to a pleasant Sunday brunch. Avoid this restaurant until they have a chef and staff that can provide quality service and culinary delights for this once grande dame of the south.
We reserved the Jazz Brunch on Sunday for 12 people. They sat us in one of the special private rooms - we got the Proteus Room. Unforgettable experience. Loved it!
Great dinner. Incredible waitor!
Just wish the dress code was still being upheld.
The escargot was not flavorful, almost bland. The NY strip steak was cooked too well initially and was dry. They did correct it but it still wasn’t worth the price we were paying. Also the fried potatoes were nothing special and in fact made me want ketchup which seems like an insult at a fine dining establishment. On a positive note the Coq au vin was delicious and the service was top notch.
Restaurant seemed very disorganized and servers struggling to learn. One table was on fire from the flaming cocktail and waiter ran off never to be seen again. Pork was very overcooked but great sauce and flavor. Lamb was also overcooked but tasted good and nice presentation. Cocktails were fine. New waiter asked to be tipped in cash, I'm wondering if he took the our original waiters tip... I also did lunch earlier in week and it was near perfection except unfriendly server.
Visited originally as a younger man in the 80’s. Brought my wife to experience what I did back then but it has really gone downhill. Paper menus! Poor execution on food. Slow service. Had to ask for bread 4 times to get it. Waiter did not explain menu well at all. When recommended to get fried fish I assumed delicately pan fried, not deep fried with tons of batter like Long John Silver’s. What a disappointment for such a historic place. I don’t think I will ever return and will strongly discourage others from going.
Incredible service,food and amazing history! Our waiter, Darell was the best!
I was very excited about eating here because I had heard that Antoine's was the oldest restaurant in New Orleans. Listen- I had done my research. Overall, I was very happy with the choice of restaurant. My friend and I are both college kids though, so I feel like our server took advantage of that. What I mean is, he stopped coming to our table as much, and he also never brought the cocktail I ordered. I guess he didn't believe my ID? Regardless, the food was good, and the experience was well worth the negatives.
My entire party confirmed that everything about this place was equivalent to a cafeteria food/ambiance. Very disappointing
Antoine’s is like no other ! How do you describe the original fine dining restaurant of New Orleans, impossible, it must be experienced. Antoine’s makes so many people feel special and brings so much joy on any occasion. In an ordinary world, long live Antoine’s !
Went for Oysters Rockefeller, left thinking the Oysters Charbon is the best
Alas, the iconic Antoine's has lost the axe head. The food was just OK, and the menu has been paired back to be scarcely recognizable. Where once was a distinguished dining experience, Antoine's has succumbed to the Bourbon Street tourist trade. We arrived in proper dinner attire expecting an evening of elegant and refined dining to an atmosphere more reminiscent of Chuckie Cheese. The tables were crowded with tourists in shorts and t-shirts at 7:30 pm. After objecting to our table adjacent to a family with undisciplined and disruptive children we were reseated in a back party room with another couple. The maitre d' came by the table later to check on us wearing a mismatched food-stained shirt and tie looking more like a scullery worker than his station. Service was by young millennials who were nice, but typically overly familiar and unschooled in proper service techniques. The Pompano was OK but over drenched in butter, and the creamed spinach side was too heavy on the garlic. The best part of the meal was the hot fresh bread and the crawfish bisque, but who doesn't have a great crawfish bisque in New Orleans? Fine dining in New Orleans -- no longer at Antoine's. The entire experience was in a word..... sad.
We were extremely pleased with our experience at Antoine's. First of all, our server was magnificent. She was funny and friendly, but not over the top. She was also very competent and accommodating. I asked to have my fish prepared in a manner that was not on the menu, and she immediately said no problem. I had the Gulf fish ammondine, and it was outstanding. Our entire party of 7 people thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Were I to be back in New Orleans, I would definitely go back to Antoine's. It was the perfect French Quarter experience!
Wonderful place to get lunch!
Historical restaurant that you have to do at least once.
Loved Our whole dinner experience at Antoine’s, felt like we got a little New Orleans history along with an outstanding meal. Plus the wine list is amazing. Ricky was a fabulous waiter and after dinner we had a tour of the building (which houses lots of memorabilia) with the amazing and enthusiastic Zach!!
Had a wonderful dinner with my wife with excellent service, food and drinks. Waiter was Gregory, who did a fantastic job. Will definitely return again!!
The place is quiet and clean, but my pork porterhouse was tough and tasteless. My wife had lamb chops. Three of four we're good, but the fourth was so tough she couldn't eat it. Finally, the bill of 100.00 was way too high for the quality. We don't be mind paying for a good meal, but this was not a good meal.
Food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The only problem was our waiter Kenneth who was pompous and unfriendly compared to the other two waiters around us.
Had out of town friends with me. Food was delicious. Our waiter Armour was great. The lunch special for $20.19 is amazing and 25 cents cocktails! And so much atmosphere.