Antoine’s Restaurant


Antoine’s is a Louisiana Creole cuisine restaurant located in the French Quarter. One of the oldest family-run restaurants in the USA established in 1840 by Antoine Alciatore.


Notable as the birthplace of several famous dishes, such as Oysters Rockefeller, pompano en papillote and Eggs Sardou. It’s also known for its VIP patrons including several U.S. presidents and Pope John Paul II. You always know you are going to get a great meal at Antoine’s. The service is excellent and the ambience is one of classic New Orleans.


The current owner, Rick Blount, describes Antoine’s food as “Haute Creole”, characterized as innovative and sophisticated Creole cooking with strong French traditions. The restaurant has a non-seasonal à-la-carte menu that features dishes with regional influences such as turtle, pompano, redfish, and shellfish, with preparation techniques that reflect a French aesthetic.


Throughout its history and changing menus, Antoine’s has had very little Cajun influence, and featured no Italian foods. The restaurant boasts 25,000 bottle capacity wine storage and 15 dining rooms of varying sizes and themes, with several featuring Mardi Gras krewe memorabilia. And the menu which originally was in French is extensive, features classic French-Creole dishes.


Because the place is so big reservations are not really necessary but recommended especially on holidays and around Mardi Gras. We recommend as part of the dessert course Cafe Broulot, a flaming rendition of coffee with alcohol and spices. Not to be missed.


Walk around in the second dining room to see the many autographed celebrity photos on the walls.


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