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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Had a fantastic time. Only negative was one of the waiter’s assistants took our order for the special flaming coffee, but it never arrived.
I had the gumbo and the bronzed redfish. The gumbo was extraordinary! Perfectly spiced and flavorful. The redfish went perfectly with the slaw. My wife had the Filet, and it was even better than my fish. The sauce and caramelized onions added flavor to a perfectly prepared steak.
Antoine's is the best! My Mom and I are going back for lunch today because we just can't get enough. Ask for the tour after your meal, it's a must.
Best dining experience in New Orleans! It was amazing and worth the price.
I’ve been dining at Antoine’s my whole life and respect it as an institution. I always loved it for the old school New Orleans ambiance, rich decor and food, and excellent service. This most recent visit, I was disappointed. Got a call the morning of our 15-person birthday dinner that I was being moved to a “private room” which I thought was awesome, since I had called earlier to ask where our party would be placed, and they told me all private dining was full. When we arrived, we were ushered past all the lush, historic, gorgeous dining rooms in to a large event-space style newish looking white hall with absolutely *zero* ambiance, and what looked like a 21st birthday dinner happening at the table next to us, and a work dinner where one patron was so drunk he fell off his chair. My crawfish dish was lukewarm bordering on cold. Waitstaff seemed confused and were making errors like calling out dish names to figure out who ordered what (seriously?), signature soufflé potatoes were unavailable (somebody rustled some up at the tail end of our meal), had to flag somebody down after 15 minutes with no water, one bottle of wine we ordered was poured then spirited away and we had to ask for it back, one bottle was plopped in the middle of the table unceremoniously for us to pour ourselves. I was embarrassed that I had asked my friends to shell out Antoine’s money for what I had promised would be an excellent dining experience. I would say I understand we were a big party but.....Antoine’s literally specializes in big parties. I’m upset to say I’m not sure I would recommend over other options.
Excellent service and good food. Nice place for celebration
We arrived 5 min before opening and the girl at the hostess stand was abrupt,almost rude. I was expecting a nicer ambience for the price point..Server was very nice. Food was tasty but entree was lukewarm at best. Highlight of the meal was the meringue with ice cream. Don't think I'd go back
Great food. Friendly wait staff!
Wait service was not good. Drink order was wrong and it took too long to get it right. Also, husbands salad came after he had finished his meal.
Absolutely the worst service possible. We were at our table for two and a half hours and this was not by our design. Items requested were never served. Extremely slow to greet us once seated, slow to take orders and so slow to deliver our food that we had to request assistance from other servers. Entrees were all cold when served. We would have ordered additional items and another bottle of wine but the server never came back. The manager did comp our appetizers when he heard of our horrible experience. NOLA has so many great places to eat with good to superior service that eating at Antoine’s isn’t worth taking the risk of terrible service.
I am a local and have eaten at Antoine's many times. This visit was with family and a Reveillon Dinner. What an outstanding value and lovely time.
Didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious! Old school New Orleans.
While the food was outstanding, the service was so awful that it completely took away from the experience. It literally took 30 minutes to get drinks and our appetizers took over an hour. It was easier to go to the bar and get our own drinks. We sat down at 12:15 and did not leave until 3:00. For the price of the food, the service was beyond disappointing.
Avery noisy group my wife and I could converse without yelling. The hostess did nothing to quite the situation down.
I was so enthralled by the food when it appeared on my table that I even forgot to take a picture of it(something I always do!) so eager I was to start eating it and enjoying it. Everything was wonderful!
It was a wonderful lunch, great old school New Orleans restaurant.
Very good food. The service is amazing. This place is a must visit when in New Orleans. You can tell how rich the history of Antoine’s is as soon as you walk in.
It is Antoines, what else needs to be said? Our waiter has been working at Antoines for 50+ years and treated my wife and I as if we were unique and valued guests. Oysters Bienville and Pompano Pontchartrain, traditional dishes that have stood the test of time, and are impeccably replicated nightly at this unique restaurant.
Everything was great except the oysters Rockefeller. Would never order them again. Their special sauce was more than disappointing.
I always love coming back to Antoine’s. It’s a true old-world experience. This is part of why I come to NOLA.
A very historical, elegant place to eat. The food was delicious and the staff was very polite, prompt and the mark. Great place to eat. You will not be disappointed.
Marc our waiter was awesome. Our entrees on the other hand were a different story.
We were a party of 6. Attempted to order the signature oysters rockafeller but were advised they had run out, disappointing as we had a later sitting, but as a signature dish expected there to be availability.
4 of the fish dishes we ordered were over cooked. Our waiter did pick up on one of the vocal members of our party that it was over cooked and returned from the kitchen with a freshly cooked order, which was great. So shame the first attempt lacked.
Another member of the party ordered the steak medium rare, it came out well done. Both the member of the party and the waiter were disappointed. He had it refired, unfortunately it came out unseasoned and a low standard quaility of meat.
Had it not been for the waiter and his colleague it would have been a total washout. Venue great, service great, food meh. Will not try again which is a shame as such an institution to NOLA
The food was decent, the service was outstanding, but we were seated in the main room /entrance right by the hostess stand, and I just felt like we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner but ate in their front porch without being invited in. We did walk around a bit inside the other dining rooms after dinner, but the experience was not what it could have been.
Antoine’s was recommended by a friend as a glamorous throwback to the era of grand restaurants. I made a reservation for two and we arrived 10 mins early. No greeting from the hostess when I introduced myself & asked about my reservation. She pointed to a paper on the host’s stand, and nodded to a table immediately adjacent to the stand, indicating it was ours. We seated ourselves and menus were dropped off. I understand the restaurant has many rooms, but we were seated in the entry, a terrazzo-floored space that looks like a hotel banquet hall, which is to say, this would not be a quiet, intimate dinner for two. And would be the tenor of the rest of dinner. We did not have napkins & had to ask. We did not get bread & had to ask (although butter was dropped off early). Wait staff dropped items on floor 8 times during our dinner, including a glass, making a terrific racket each time.
Oysters Rockefeller were fine, although the oyster was a little lost under the Rockefeller. Steak was fine. Souffléed potatoes came to table cold. Gumbo was surprisingly seafood-free and of puzzlingly presentation (rice falling down outside of cup). Asparagus was quite nice.
We were disappointed and elected to find coffee & dessert elsewhere.
Overall, the ambience was absolutely gorgeous and indicative of that of true fine dining. The service of staff was impeccable, and the food was great!
It is expensive, so I would suggest to visit the menu online to ensure its your fit. My entree was rather on the small side, but again it was delicious. I cant recall the exact name, but it was basically chicken breast and mushrooms on a bed of wild rice.
We were celebrating my Bday, and my friend pre-ordered the Baked Alaska. They put my name on it with candles, and sang "Happy Birthday" to me! Great experince!
That was the largest and best soft shell crab I’ve ever had. Suggest another vegetable, such as green beans, in addition to the rice. Delighted with my meal.
We were impressed by the superb service, we came with a child and baby and they were so welcoming, great attention to detail, delicious food, terrific value, beautiful decor and ambiance.
Antoine's is always on my list when I visit New Orleans. The lunch special is one of the best values around.
I always enjoy dining at Antoine’s. Always have the same perfect table and the service is excellent. The meal is tasty and the adult beverage, light and delicious. This is my go to choice for lunch in Nola. Their $20.18 lunch is perfect and great when you don’t want to break the bank on lunch. Highly recommended!
Waiter was not upto the standard of the restaurant. Waa very forgetful and not attentive. Did apologise tho. i think name waa Jeffrey
Antoines is past its prime. Either they can't find good servers, or don't train them. It was the worst restaurant experience in a long time and our expectations weren't high. We were just looking forward to a good meal. There were order errors, food was delivered we didn't order and food we did order never arrived. After ordering wine, it never arrived until we complained. Then, they put the wine bucket and bottle on the floor. It was clear there was a complete lack of training and care from management.
Extremely disappointed with this meal. Food was not good at all. The steaks were not cooked properly 2 times. Did not meet expectations and reputation.
Wonderful meal. Baked Alaska made the Birthday girls feel special. Also we had a fun and interesting tour of the whole building.
Food and Service were great
Pricey but worth it!
We were seated in the original dining area where it was beautiful, but was a bit chilly. It was much quieter and pleasant in that dining area compared to the hustle and bustle of the adjoining room.
Our waiter's assistant was gracious to take us on a tour of the historic building even though it was a very busy evening. He was extremely knowledgable regarding the history of Antoine's and we found out at the end of the tour that he had only been employed there for a year. He took pride in his profession and represented Antoine's well!
Other than the temperature of the building during our diner, it was an amazing evening!
We would not have chosen this place other than for historical purposes. The service was slow and uncaring. The food was good but ordinary. Oyster Rockefeller are overrated. I have come to New Orleans and eaten at Antoine’s. One and done.
We got the ‘tourist rush’ - in and out fast. Enjoyed our interactions with our server. I expected better.
Antoine 's was established in 1840 and should be designated a world heritage site for its history, tradition, and superb French Creole cuisine. The wait staff are impeccable; our waiter, Winchester, was professional, solicitous, and kind. Did I mention the outstanding French Creole cuisine? It was a treat and a privilege to dine at Antoine's.
A wonderful way to celebrate our Anniversary! Great dining experience, as always!
Hadn’t been in New Orleans but once since graduating from Tulane in 1973. Took a dear friend to lunch at Antoine’s and it was everything I could have hoped for. Beautiful elegant restaurant, exquisite food, and expert service. The best.
Antoine's is a classic and did not disappoint! The waitstaff is phenomenal.