Antoine's

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We are the oldest family owned restaurant in the country serving traditional French Creole cuisine since 1840. 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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LI
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We sat in the Family Room.

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CE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always with delicious food and friendly waiters

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EV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with several dining halls. Very old family restaurant with a lot of history. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I do not eat seafood but their menu had many alternative options for me which I appreciated. Will recommend to friends and will be back next time I’m in NOLA! Thank you!!

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TS
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with great service in old New Orleans tradition. We had a great time!

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AP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The service was great. I did not expect most of the food to be fried and have heavy sauces over the top. I would have liked something lighter and fresher.

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SA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great visit!! As a local its a favorite place to dine.

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AG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was an incredible experience! The food was exquisite, even when we used the 2019 menu. The choices were varied. The service was very good and as always Antoine's is still a Superb Restaurant. I recommend it every time I speak about my birthday lunch on 2/13/19!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We are from New England and had heard great things about this fine dining restaurant so we booked a reservation for a weeknight thinking it wouldn’t be busy . For a Tuesday night there was a fair amount of people, we were greeted at our table by a server was-named Pail. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu and also history of the place. It was very sad to see a good portion of the wait staff that truly didn’t care. We saw food dropped on the floor and the revers would just walk around it until one of the older ones picked it up. The food itself was very expansive for the portions you got.For example I got the steak tips... there were 4 little pieces that you could see had been on a skewer and removed. They were fatty and a huge disappointment for 30 something dollars.i also ordered the asparagus as a side to them. Dinner is a la cart so that was more money. I don’t mind spending money for a great experience and great food but unfortunately this restaurant has has neither. I feel like we paid for the privilege of being able to walk through a museum.

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The worst service we have even expirienced. After waiting for 30 minutes we have to call the waiter ourselves. During dinner 4 diferent Waiters and the manager atend the table. We never Knew who were actually our Waiter.
We ordered gulf Fish with crawfish tails for main course and they brought an onion soup and have to take it away and change the dish.

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CZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Bad food. Awful service.

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MG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was just ok, was really disappointed in it. Definitely didn’t think it was worth the money

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Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food , fabulous service . Busy restaurant with lots of tables hence the ambience rating

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. We have decided to make this an annual event before Mardi Gras.

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PC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

While I was in the mood for French cuisine, it had nothing on Mary Mahoney's in Biloxi! I wish I would have made the drive for my birthday instead.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Waiters apparently didn’t talk with one another- served us an extra entree and when questioned about it, we were told it was part of the meal. Then one of the waiters asked what we wanted for dessert- which was already preselected with the brunch- no choice - just cheesecake.
Extra entree showed up on the bill and first waiter said he’d remove it. Bill came back with extra entree still on it. 2nd waiter said since we ate it we should pay for it- finally got the manager who removed it
Food was good.
Service was terrible.
Soaped up my hands in the bathroom and the automatic tap wouldn’t turn on. Had to grab a towel to open the bathroom door and go into another bathroom to rinse soap off

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GJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very good. I informed that it was my birthday. It was not acknowledged. Disappointed. Food was good but gumbo lacked richness.

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m
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just ok. Antoine’s is living on its reputation.

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Antoine"s is a great destination restaurant. The food was great and the service was impeccable.

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JN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, the history, everyone enjoyed the 25 cent cocktails. I will definitely return.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for our anniversary and the wait staff was delightful, the food incredible and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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PG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eddie our waiter was fantastic! We had our own private dining room! Food and ambiance was amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good but both of our entrees were cold. We sent them back and they came back out hot and delicious.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Veal chop was fatty and very tough. The rest of Food was mediocre. The atmosphere is dated and room was loud. The main server didn’t come around much. They did credit us the veal chop with us asking. So I appreciate that.

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EP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was wonderful!
The service was not up to par. The waiters both a young female and male were not very attentive.

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found out about the $20.00 lunch deal from a city tour guide.
Terrific opportunity to dine in one of the top places.
Meal, service , etc were excellent. Would do it again.

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DB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch menu and price. Service excellent as well

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and gabi and Lawrence were awesome

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was reluctant to make reservations at Antoines, as I had read a few reviews about bad service. Our service was top notch! No complaints here! We had dinner reservations. Perhaps it is crazier at lunch. The food was good, but I thought a bit overpriced. Overall a good experience!

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Antoine's is the oldest restaurant in the country, and that is the very reason you should dine here.

For those who want to rub shoulders with amazing history, taste the traditions of French Creole cuisine and the experience the old style of grand restaurants of the 19th century, Antoine's will fulfill your historic and culinary fantasies.

Personally, I love everything about it. You'll be eating with the ghosts -- from the faded 1940's celebrities photos in the large annex, to the clubby waiters with their New Orleans accents, to eating some of the very dishes that brought fine dining to America, and defined an entire cuisine. You just can't get this combination of New Orleans Creole food and old school ambiance outside a handful of restaurants in the French quarter and certainly not anywhere else in the world. I think most people who choose Antoine's want to be a part of that old-school tapestry, and if you go with that attitude, you will probably love it. Relax, open your senses up, and be transported to another age...

You'll start with some warm French bread that touches the soul, and move on to try some of the oyster dishes that make Creole cuisine so special. Your entree is going to be fresh and local but French-accented and sauced from a great tradition of old copper pots and patience. It won't be too fussy, fusion or over garnished. But it, when its right, it will speak to you across the generations.

If you go in expecting something else - like modern, trendy or perfection - you are probably going to be disappointed. Antoine's is a product of its heritage, and like many things from the 19th century, not everything stands the test of time. Some of the food may be richer and heavier than you are used to, the pace is different and the prices can be steep, too.

The $20.19 lunch is a civilized, wonderful and inexpensive way to experience old New Orleans. Go and make yourself some memories.

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JH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Winderf room filled with great history. Unfortunately, food was only okay and service was lacking. Waiter forgot our potatoes and offered nothing to make up for it. Not the experience we were expecting at this venerable establishment.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My husband and I made a reservation on Feb.6. We waited over 10 minutes at our table with plenty of wait staff moving around us, when finally my husband was able to get someones attention. A waiter that was not serving our table came over and apologized and said that he would take our cocktail order while he found our server. Again we waited. Then a server who we had watched wait on other nearby tables came over and said "Do y'all know what you want to eat?" We told her that we had just order cocktails (that had not even been delivered) and that we would like to start with an appetizer. While my husband order our appetizer, our drinks arrived and both were wrong. My husband was brought straight vodka in a martini glass and I received a vodka and club soda plain. We had order a dirty martini and a vodka tonic with lime. Our server left the table before we could taste the drinks to know they were wrong. When someone else delivered our appetizer we told him that my husbands martini was supposed to be a dirty. He said he would let the bar know. He returned with a ramekin of olive juice that he then proceeded to pour it into the martini glass, which everyone knows does not make a dry dirty martini!! Next comes the bread which is normally so good, but this time it was COLD in the center. So after eating 1/2 of our appetizer and trying to drink the drinks, our server returned and wanted our order. I politely told her that we would just like the check for our drinks and appetizer. Her response was "what do you want" and when I explained again she said "you want your check???" I again requested our check and she turned and walked away. Next a manager comes over and asks if what happened and what he could do to make it better. We politely explained that it had not been a great experience and that we would just like to pay our tab. He apologized and handed us our check, which we paid before leaving. So we paid for two incorrect drinks, cold bread and a meh appetizer.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Paul was a delight! Such a wonderful place to visit and eat. Must have the Bloody Mary!

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding place! If this is not a 5 STAR restaurant, I would not know what it would be.

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E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Too bright and stuffy. Food was great but the room was too white, open, and non- intimate. Felt like a fast food place . Living on an old rep and needs to get with the 21 st century. Too many other better dining in the French Quarter...will not recommend to anyone.

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JH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible food, service was lacking a lot. Only ordered appetizers and couldn’t stomach the thought of ordering dinner from this restaurant. Very disappointing.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Three course lunch special for $20.19 is an excellent value. The 25 cent drink special is an added bonus.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ad the winter lunch special menu option and it was good. Not up to my memory of Antoine's, but good. The service was as expected...impeccable!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday Jazz Brunch was spectacular! Incredible food and service along with great music! We love Antoine’s and eat there on every trip to NOLA.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The stuffed mushrooms were delicious. The staff was super!!

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DB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a cool old school place to visit! Its nice to see there are still places around that people get dressed up for. Waiters all in tuxedos, super cool vibe. Great place for Steak and Oysters! Steaks cooked to perfection, great service. Loved being in the oldest place in New Orleans!

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