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Eddie was awesome...beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and ambiance
Our waiter Mike was fabulous! Very personable, knowledgeable on menu items, and funny! Really enjoyed being at his service area, will ask for him again!
Service was terrible. Our waiter, Bryan, was disinterested. We had to ask about any specials and he was extremely bored with us. It was busy, but there were plenty of people scurrying around. I felt like I was at McDonalds. When we went to order a baked Alaska for dessert he told us we needed to that earlier, but he had never informed us. My daughter and her friend ordered steak. My daughter's was so rare on the inside it was inedible for her. She sent it back and the second one they sent was even more rare. (We are from Texas and she eats medium rare steak all the time) At this point we gave up. Love coming to Antoine's when I am in New Orleans but I will NEVER go back. They are living on their glories of the past and must only have tourist traffic. I cannot imagine anyone in the city going there when there is such good food and friendly service elsewhere. The only redeeming things of the evening were the Cherries Jubilee and the shrimp appetizer, he brought the wrong one but we ate it anyway. There was an extremely loud bachelor party behind us doing shots all night. No big deal but the guys got up and sat at our table and talked to our 17 year old girls. It is New Orleans and it was funny, but a little weird, like we were all hanging at a bar. Sad to say this restaurant has declined so much, because it used to be worth a trip to the French Quarter even if I was not staying there, but NEVER AGAIN.
Very good experience, nice white tablecloth restaurant very historic in the middle of the French Quarter. Food was OK but not great. Service and ambience were great.
The consensus among 8 diners was the food and service was average. Food came out in a significant time gap between diners. Servers often mixed up the dishes.
In my opinion this has become a restaurant good enough to satisfy a tourist but not good enough to bring me back in a town with so many great restaurants.
Great NOLA tradition. Hermes bar was fun and classic. Our bartender knew his craft and was excellent! Food and wait staff were both exceptional.
WE had a wonderful experience. Our server, Stirling , was knowledgeable, friendly and really seem to enjoy his work. He explained the menu, answered our questions, took us on a tour of the restaurant, recommended excellent choices for our appetizers, main course, vegetables, our wine and our dessert. He made sure our glasses were full, brought delicious, warm bread as needed. He attended to our requests and made sure that we were happy. And we were very happy and pleased with our dinner. The next time that we travel to New Orleans. we will be sure to dine at Antoine's.
We made our reservations months in advance and were told we would have a tour first! There was no tour and no bread! The rest of the food and beverages were delicious!
The food was excellent. The lunch specials are the best - I had Oysters Bon Femme and will definitely order it again. Thanks for having an affordable lunch - I bring my friends here for their birthdays, our book club had a wonderful time. Our Mardi Gras group had a ball, we even came in witches costumes the day before Halloween. Just keep treating us locals like welcome guests.
We love baked/fried oysters but Oysters Rockefeller was not to our taste. The pompano dishes were good as were the vegetables. Service was somewhat heavy on recommendations. The service was overly fast. We’d prefer a bit more time between starters and mains. Wait staff were otherwise courteous and helpful.
Has gone down hill since we last ate here years ago. Service hit-and-miss and the restaurant was not full. Food not nearly as good as remembered. Fish dry and over cooked. Served on small plate
It started off as any other night in Nola and as first time visitors in this great city, We set off to try this legendary restaurant. It’s hard to know what went right, so I will start with the beginning. They lost our reservation but quickly found us a table. Our waiter came over to take our order but said he would only take the cocktail order and nothing else and that someone else would take the water or soda order. We got the drink and he took our order and appeared annoyed when we didn’t order an appetizer or extras for our food. The waiter was very dismissive of our food allergy of shellfish. Our butter for the bread was brought out with our water about ten minutes into the service, but the bread didn’t arrive until after our entrees. We only saw our waiter 3 times: once for the first order, once to bring our food, and the last to bring the check. Very poor service and so loud in the restaurant that anyone talking had to lean forward to hear what anyone was saying. We were rushed through once we placed our order and we were out the door in 30 minutes. To say it was a disappointment would be an understatement. The food tasted fine, and the hostesses were pleasant. I think if I want this quality of food and better service I will save some money and go to my local apple bees.
Top quality food & drink, excellent tradition, attention to detail staff, memorable history, unique food, smiles!
I was VERY excited to come to Antoine's, but it came in a bit under the hype. Our food, while decent, wasn't a match for its price. The server and bussers were definitely attentive, but I was greatly looking forward to the Antoine's 'tour' at the end of dinner (which many people had told me we should do), and it was not offered to us. I asked a busser about it, who tried to find us a willing server; they all said no. The host told us they could not accomodate it, as well. Sadly, the tour was a major part of why we came - so we left very disappointed about that.
Also, if you'd like a Baked Alaska, you have to order it ahead of time, which was a fact that fell thru the cracks for us as well.
Antoine's certainly an institution, and cool to say you've gone, but that sadly was most of the extent of it for us.
Antoine’s seems to be coasting on its considerable reputation. Because my husband had dined here with his family back in the 60’s, we decided to take a trip down Memory Lane. What a disappointment! The Oysters Rockefeller (a recipe invented here) were topped with a strange-tasting and leaden mixture of spinach and flour. One of my oysters was definitely spoiled. The waitress insured us that the manager would come to apologize. He never appeared.
Our main courses were equally disappointing. The gulf fish (red drum) was overcooked. My husband’s soft shell crab was heavy and greasy. Enough said. We won’t be back.
We enjoyed the variety on the Winter Lunch Special menu. Made a memorable experience affordable - thanks!
Elegant evening...but overall not as special as in years past. A sentimental favorite is perhaps getting a bit tired....
I hate to give this a bad review as I have had amazing times before at Antoine’s but our wait service this past week was the worst experience I’ve ever had in New Orleans. In fact, this is the first negative review I have ever posted about a restaurant. It took him literally 10-20 min between visits. The meal came out wrong but I went ahead and ate it and was completely done with it for 10 min before he returned. Didn’t greet with a smile and looked annoyed from the get go. Maybe he was just having a horrible day but I was in shock with the service as I have never had a bad experience here before.
The atmosphere and friendliness was great.
The service was excellent except very very fast. I sat down, ordered, got water, got mixed drink, got bread, appetizer, entree, check and paid in 30 minutes! Felt very rushed, though the staff could not have been more attentive and nice.
The food was not prepared as requested (undercooked steak) and overall was OK and not particularly special. Too much sauce on broccoli with very little taste. I think it gave me a stomach ache too.
fantastic food and service! Excellent atmosphere
Great food, atmosphere, service. They had specials for lunch which made it reasonable, also.
My sorority sisters and I had a wonderful experience. There was a lot of laughter and catching up. The 1840 Room was perfect for this, and Sterling, our waiter, was the best!
Great place, traditional and simple elegance it is a must for any visit to New Orleans and take the tour.
We heard it was a quintessential NOLA experience, but it did not live up to the hype. The service was very good. The staff was attentive and friendly. From there, it went downhill. Our entrees were underwhelming at best. I had the fried soft shell crab, which was mostly fried batter with little crabmeat that was not the highest quality you’d expect from this kind of establishment. It was definitely not worth the high cost. The creamed spinach side dish was the best part of the main course. For dessert we did the famous baked Alaska. This helped redeem the experience. It was delicious, but was huge. Too big for even two people to finish. Overall the value you get for the quality of food is very low.
Worst Service. Let them know it was my husband’s birthday! Did not acknowledge it in any way. Food was bland. Highly overrated.
Classic New Orleans - a must for any dining list
Price is great. Food is good. Service, just depends on who you get. Very different experience depending on which dining room you are seated in. Great for small groups of 9 or less if you get a private room. If you have a large or really small group, you will probably sit in the big warehouse type dining room. Very noisy and rushed feeling.
POOR FOOD, ARROGANT AND RUDE MANAGER. DO NOT GO!
We were REALLY looking forward to this experience. WE GOT SO DISAPPOINTED. Honestly, one of the WORST restaurant experiences EVER.
Starters; crab in mayo and shrimp in "unique" remoulade sauce. We all found it hard to understand how BAD the food was.
Main: grilled gulf fish with lump crab meat, recommended by our waiter @40 USD - from experience with other dishes priced in this range - we did expect something pretty spectacular.
Sides: asparagus, potatoe-gratin and potatoes in butter.
We were served the smallest filet of fish swimming in butter with a tiny bit of iceberg lettuce. The potatoes in butter we completely identical, indicated product out of a huge bag, and the gratin was so flavourless and embarrassingly served in something that looked out of a industrial kitchen with burned cheese on the sides.
Best word to describe this food it BAD BAD cafeteria food, flavour non-existing, presented in such a poor manner, sizes were so small. Everything was wrong!
When we got the manager to our table, he showed the worst most RUDE attitude, placed our bill on the table, told us that we HAD to pay the bill, turned around before we were able to engage in a conversation. We waived him back and tried to explain our experience. He told us that we HAD to pay for what we had eaten and that he didn't give a s*** about our bad experience. He had been there for 40-something years and this was not the first time he had had unhappy customers, so he didn't care. THIS completely stunned us and left us speechless. We paid and left and just could't shake off this horrible experience. Such a very disappointing experience at Antoine's. Don't go here - everything is horrible and we truly believe this restaurant might have been amazing many years ago, but now with a manager THAT terrible and arrogant, this is crushing this restaurant. DO NOT GO!
Fabulous! We had a wonderful time celebrating our 1 year anniversary!
The fish we ordered was slightly overcooked. The Baked Alaska was beautiful and very . Our waiter was excellent. The crowd noise was unbearable at times..There were times when it was impossible to have a conversation.
Our waiter Paul was wonderful, will be asking for him again. Food was good, atmosphere was great, and drinks and special for lunch was just perfect.
Un-be-lieve-able. Pretty sure this is the top 3 of all time meals I’ve. Ever ever had.
We booked our table with Antoine's based on their reputation and were not disappointed. We enjoyed every part of our meal. Our server was friendly, professional and gave us some great suggestions. We highly recommend this restaurant
Our first trip to New Orleans and we chose Antoine's because it was such an authentic piece of local history with elegance and excellent food. We were pleased with the whole experience.
Love!! Excellent service and staff! Delicious cocktails and dinner. We had so much fun!!
For our anniversary we spent the day in the French Quarter and did lunch at Antoine's. It had been a long time since our last time there, and our first time for lunch. We made a reservation the night before, arrived about fifteen minutes early and were seated immediately. We opted for the $20.18 lunch special, which offered three courses, with three choices for each. I had chargrilled oysters (3) for an appetizer, the fried drum almandine entree and bread pudding dessert, my wife had a salad, petite filet and German chocolate cake. We also had a couple of the twenty-five cent cocktails offered with the lunch: berry-infused vodka with a mixer, which were light and pleasant. Service was impeccable, as should be expected at Antoine's. The food was very good. Was it the same as an evening dinner? No, but neither was the cost. For the quality of what we had the price was extremely reasonable and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable for us both. Perhaps the only negative was that we ordered coffee with dessert, were not offered refills, and the price for the two cups was ten dollars - but then again, our two cocktails were only fifty cents. Our excellent server was Geoffrey, aided by other members of the wait staff. After we finished we made a spontaneous unplanned visit to the nearby Beauregard-Keyes House ("Keyes" is Frances Parkinson Keyes, author of "Dinner At Antoine's") which was a fun and interesting follow-up to our meal. The lunch we had was the "Winter Lunch". We plan to return shortly, after they introduce the "Summer Lunch" toward the end of March.
My partner and I had the best time here celebrating my birthday! We had the $20 winter lunch special of charbroiled oysters, petit filet/fish, and pecan bread pudding for dessert. The $.25 cocktails were a steal! It was also great to lunch at a restaurant with such a rich history and established reputation in New Orleans. I'm not sure I'd return if the special was not in place, as the portions were pretty small, but it was a great deal!
Food was well above average and location is good. Our service was also very good. The price for quality level of food is also above avenge.
The special 2018 lunch menu is a great deal! Delicious food and outstanding service. Can’t recommend it enough!