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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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.
A 3 course lunch at Antoine’s for $20.19 with $.25 cocktails is an incredible deal!! Enough said.
Awesome food as always! Great service!
There were eight in our party and we had a great time. We took the waiters recommendation on food and it was wonderful. Everyone had a great meal and a great time.
I may recommend them but there are other restaurants in NO that I'd recommend first. Also we came to celebrate two birthdays and neither were acknowledged. I wonder why they bother to ask when you make the reservation.
Our waiter had an air of indifference and it only became worse when I posed a question about my entree.
I ordered the fish almandine meunière. However, when the dish was presented, it was not presented with any sauce. The waiter said that the fish had absorbed the sauce, but the underside of the fish had a crunchy coating that was not at all soggy. When I requested some sauce, it was presented, but it was just a mixture of lemon juice and butter that simply must have been combined without cooking it, according to my taste. Also, both my husband’s meal and my dish were served on an undersized plate that made cutting difficult.
The final disappointment was the Oysters Rockefeller. I am aware that the recipe is a secret, but the taste of the herbs and greens in the topping was so odd, not savory in the least, and the overall appearance and texture reminded me of dark green slime.
My husband also dined at Brennan’s and Commanders Palace on this trip and food and service at both of these restaurants were impeccable.
The evening started off wrong when they referred to the kids menu as the baby menu. My 8 year old was immediately mortified. Next thing was weird was no one ever went over the menu with us. They just asked what we wanted. Asking for a wine suggestion to pair with my dish was then a confusing question to the waiter. My wife ordered a steak medium rare and it was well done. My kids macaroni and cheese was served after everyone finished their dinner which she ate other food instead. Scalloped potatoes were cold but flavor was okay. Food was overall okay but mediocre. When I asked about the baked Alaska they informed us we were supposed to order that ahead of time. But no one ever showed us a dessert menu or went over it so how I would know. I knew ahead I wanted this dessert. They did get one out for us and it was good but just another mistake. I expected more. I would not sugggest eating here. Brennan’s and emerils and Arnaud’s were all a thousand times better. I typically don’t share reviews but there were just too many mistakes here that I can’t recommend this place when there are so many better options.
The drinks and the food were great.
Classic place !! Great service ! Elegant ! I would recommend it . Loved my entree but was not crazy for the Rockefeller . Baked Alaska we the bomb !!
We had the $20 lunch it was outstanding value. The starter of oysters followed by pork and finishing with bread pudding. The food was wonderful and the staff were first rate, all around off by a tour of the restaurant. If you are in New Orleans you must visit.
Fabulous experience. The food was perfect. The waiters were superb. Loved it.