Antoine's

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Creole
We are the oldest family owned restaurant in the country serving traditional French Creole cuisine since 1840. We are excited to share with you our summer specials-- a three-course lunch special for $20.19. We invite you to stop in and experience a fine dining French Creole experience like no other.

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

DH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food ok service but very good experience overall

I
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

CM
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

OT
Denver
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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!

I
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still deserves its huge reputation.

UM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic at this historic restaurant. The oysters Rockefeller did not disappoint and the soft shell crab was perfectly fried.

MB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, good drinks, beautiful place. If only the server was smiling a bit ;)

JH
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

S
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

J
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

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

P
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service

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GN
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling for pleasure

SV
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Incredible waitor!

Just wish the dress code was still being upheld.

CG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

C
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

TN
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service,food and amazing history! Our waiter, Darell was the best!

KA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

My entire party confirmed that everything about this place was equivalent to a cafeteria food/ambiance. Very disappointing

AR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

o
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for Oysters Rockefeller, left thinking the Oysters Charbon is the best

PH
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

s
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to get lunch!

f
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Historical restaurant that you have to do at least once.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!!

OT
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

JA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

RG
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

SK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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