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This was by far the weakest dining experience we have had in a great dining city. All aspects of this place are tired, out of step with anything resembling true fine dining, and completely disappointing. Must I go on? Avoid it and let it die the death it deserves.
Excellent food at a family owned restaurant- since 1840!
I made a reservation for me and my family several years ago on July 4. We are from California so I made sure to speak with the person on the phone and get an email confirmation. When my wife and I and my three boys arrived on July 4, all dressed up in our suits, they were closed. That was about13 years ago. Even though I was highly upset at the time I still wanted to visit Antoine’s one day, and we finally did on April 24, 2018. My wife and I went there for dinner. We started off with the crawfish bisque. It was pretty good but not great. Then we had the Oysters Rockefeller. Being from California we were not accustomed to the Oyster’s Rockefeller with all the baked greens on top of the Oysters. We usually have them with cheese and or hollandaise sauce on top. So having said that I can’t say the Oysters were bad, but it wasn’t our cup of tea. For the main entrée I had the fried softshell crab and my wife had the center cut steak. The soft shell crabs were just OK I’ve had better in many other restaurants and my wife’s steak was overdone. We sent the steak back and it came back cooked correctly but it still wasn’t a good quality steak. The steak was still tough and not very flavorful. We had steak Diane at Brennans the night before and it was superb. The chairs in the restaurant are all wooden chairs that are extremely uncomfortable because the seats are round and have a lip.The lip of the seat was digging into the back of my legs as well as my wife’s. For that reason by the time we got to dessert we decided not to stay as we were extremely uncomfortable. I was looking forward to the chocolate mousse but did not try it. Having said all of this it was very disappointing and I would not recommend it to anyone especially considering the prices. Antoine’s Does not live up to its reputation.
April 23, 2018
We were seated, and ignored. 2 tables on other side of us were seated after us, were receiving service. Busboy brought us a cocktail after noticing we needed attention. We are in our middle 70's Husband had on a suit, I had a nice dress and pearls. We had our drink, still no one came with menus etc. We left and went somewhere else. We have been eating here since the mid 1950s. We had our own waiter back then, his name was Ray from St.Martinville. Sadly we will not be back to Antoine's. Shame shame on them
I was disappointed by the Oysters Rockefeller; I had come specifically to try them as they were invented here. The topping had that gummy, clingy film that develops on food when it sits under a heat lamp or something for too long. In other words, it wasn't freshly broiled or baked. Service was slow despite the dining room looking only two thirds full.
Having lived in New Orleans for quite some time and frequented many of the fine dining establishments in the city I would advise strongly against this restaurant. The restaurant mentions a dress code, however does nothing to enforce this point. When I questioned the staff the reply was that 'the dress code has been relaxed' however this point is not made on the website, and it is clear that the restaurant needs business so they will let anyone off the street that is willing to pay the exorbitant prices for the sub-par food in - despite what they are wearing. The restaurant continues to try to present the aura of its old self however it is clear that at this point they cater purely to tourists walking in off of the street in shorts, sneakers and hoodies. As much can be said when the wait staff asks 'where are you from' assuming no locals would patronize their restaurant (for which they cannot be blamed). There are many other fine dining establishments in this city that are worth my business with much better service and a far more inspired menu. Quite frankly, I was disappointed with everything that Antoine's had to offer as it is clear to me that it has become just another tourist catered trap in the French Quarter. If you are a local, or aim to eat like a local stay as far away from here as possible. If you're a tourist; put on your flip flops, tank top, shorts and go enjoy the mediocre and overpriced fare.
Worst service ever! The waiter actually wiped his nose on his arm napkin. Over priced average food. Take a look because it has great history but don't eat there. You can find much better food elsewhere in New Orleans.
Old time classic, and the food was still good. Oysters Rockefeller were invented here, and they are definitely tasty. Don't forget to order the Baked Alaska at the beginning, and you can easily share this dessert among 4 people.
Antonie's backs up the hype about this place. Oyster Rockefeller great. And the Baked Alaska was amazing
What a disappointing dining experience. The atmosphere is equivalent to a beer hall-noisy and almost sterile decor. Yet the website photos suggest an intimate dining experience. Great service, but forced pace due to high volume of tourists. Food-meh. Wine-adequate.
Wonderful restaurant. A New Orleans dining experience.
Come every year for the ambience and traditions.
We celebrated our 50th anniversary with a fabulous lunch. Amazing food and service - love the spring menu.
We had a wonderful meal, excellent service, great waiters. All was exactly right. Perfect.
Again, an enjoyable experience!
Had a fabulous lunch for my last lunch on my recent visit to New Orleans! Loved it!
We were in New Orleans for 4 nites for a wedding. The night arrived we went to Antoine’s for the first time. The service and the food were wonderful! We will certainly return on our next trip to New Orleans!
Our service was sub standard. We never saw our waiter excuses excuses! We made our reservations two months in advance expecting so much more but they did not deliver. Got our order wrong. We left leaving a tip because that’s who we are. But we did alert the hosts about the bad experience. I would not come again and I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. We were in and out in 35 minutes
It was great as always, service and food was as great as I remembered
Fast Eddie was awesome. He knows the place inside and out. He even went out of his way to take us on a tour. Food was awesome. Gotta bring a completely empty stomach if you’re going to order the baked Alaska, unless that’s all you come for. Try the Pompano with lump crab. Delish! Oyster Rockefeller was equally delish. Worth the money.
Great food, Great service, had a wonderful experience for an anniversary. Antoine's met and exceeded all my expectations and my wife was delighted. Will definitely be back.
Good service and good atmosphere relative to history of restaurant. Food was average and significantly overpriced. This is a tourist trap in regards to pricing. Be careful as every extra offered as well as sides are priced heavy.
Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding ambience, and historical too!
Went for lunch. Terrible service. Food good except for the baked Alaska which is terrible.
Shirley at the main bar made the trip amazingly memorable. Restaurant was upscale although lunch crowd is tourist dress. Staff was friendly but the food was ok. I am happy we did price fix lunch as dinner would have not been worth it
We had learned about this place on a TV program and decided to make reservations for our anniversary while in New Orleans. I’m so glad we decided on this place. It was very nice and we were seated in a quiet room (speak easy). everyone was very helpful, Knowledgeable and friendly. the food was delicious. It was definitely a terrific find and we will definitely be back
The Oysters Rockfeller truly lived up to their reputation. The Souffled Potatoes were a very pleasant surprise. The rest of dinner was delicious. The Café Brulot Diabolique is a must.
Overall, I was not impressed with the food. My steak was over done, other parts of the food were okay but no what we expected. The Oysters Rockefeller were a restaurant specialty but needed some explaining because they were not what we expected. The waiter was impatient and rude. I know NOLA style is a little in your face but this guy was over the top. The maître d' was outstanding. Thank you.
3 course lunch special is a great value. They have cheaper cocktails during lunch as well. Good food, nice portions. Not stuffed but satisfied.
Awesome, palpable, sublime.
Like no other.
The food was pedestrian and service poor. We felt as if we were an inconvenience. With the reputation and historic nature of this restaurant we were expecting so much, but were disappointed in every aspect.
The food was mostly good. Snails were so-so though.
The service was mediocre. At some point our waiter after bringing an ordered drink went onto chatting with another customer about american football game for a couple of minutes staying next to us without paying any attention to us (we we trying to order something else). Also there was some big wig sitting next to us. During the course of our meal we saw some 10-15 waiters/managers came to the table to chat with and please that person. Maybe it was the owner. Seeing how someone next to you gets a superior service while you are getting an OK one does not feel that great.
The no-shorts no-sport shoes policy is not enforced. Which was actually good for us.
We went for their lunch special, so the value was great.
Antione's spring lunch special, $20.18 for a three course meal, is a terrific value. The food was very good. Together our party of 4 tried the broiled oysters, salad, soup, seafood and grits, fried drum (winner!) and bread pudding dessert. All were very good.
Unfortunately, the service wasn't attentive. It took a long time to order and an even longer time to get our bill-- we ended up having to flag down a different waiter to help us.
If you want really fine Creole dining, there are other obvious options in town which will kiss your behind and blow you away with their food --and price tag! If you want to get a good bargain in a lovely old space and are willing to deal with merely ordinary levels of service, try it. For the price tag, it's hard to go wrong.
Lovely as always. We ordered bisque but received gumbo. We ate and loved the gumbo. We will return again.
We ordered from the spring 2018 menu which was limited but a great value. The drum was a bit dry and not very flavorful.
Jazz Brunch. Food was ok. Jazz - not enough. Tour- terrific.
What was once an elegant event in old New Orleans has become a Times Square-like spectacle of a tourist attraction only. Wait staff totally disingenuous...one promising to take our picture and never returning to table - one taking our credit card and leaving - others had to go find him after twenty minutes...but when they do return - it's with burned coffee. Shrimp and grits with canned shrimp in it - a baked Alaska that was mass produced - looked plastic and had Cool Whip on top. We didn't touch it - we left it on the table. The Antoine's website which shows the beautiful white lined draped tables dining room and the elegant green room are fake. They ship you past the restrooms into the back that looks like a catering hall - with no New Orleans charm of any kind. The founders of Antoine's is rolling in their graves. What an embarrassment - and complete waste of well over $150...for two.
Outstanding! We were a group of 7 that went for Sunday morning brunch. The service and the food were awesome. We were looking for a special place and special meal for our family and we found it. The music was great but not over bearing. Do not hesitate as this is an excellent place.
The wait staff rushed constantly, asking us if we were finished with plates that still had food on them while we were still eating??? We had two expensive bottles of wine (same exact wines)...the first decanted and the second poured straight from the bottle before we had a chance to stop the waiter. When serving the desert, table side Cherry Jubilee, the waiter did not serve half of the cherries and started leaving the table (with the cherries and sauce) when I asked him to please serve all of the cherries??? Inexperienced staff! We were told the restaurant was under new management and it was obvious that their management priority was a ‘number’ game, not about ‘service’. The food was good, not great... not sure what the hype is about on this restaurant other than a very old, historic name.
Love coming to Antoine’s! It was recommended to me at my first visit to New Orleans 13 years ago by my great grandfather . He was stationed here during WW II and really enjoyed it.
Although this is a classic restaurant, I was disappointed that as a vegetarian there was little to eat. We had the spring $20 luncheon special which included three courses. The main entrée was chicken or fish and the waiter said that the chef would not substitute. Antoine’s needs to accommodate people with special needs , in my opinion . For this reason, I would not choose to return to this restaurant again.