Explore New Orleans
Cuisine: American, Creole, European, French, Local Specialty
Price Range: $$$
Antoine's, the city's oldest continually operated family-owned restaurant, has undeniable pedigree - Oysters Rockefeller originated here in 1889, and the menu hasn't changed much since. Expect rich... Read More
Antoine's, the city's oldest continually operated family-owned restaurant, has undeniable pedigree - Oysters Rockefeller originated here in 1889, and the menu hasn't changed much since. Expect rich French Creole cuisine and Gulf seafood including tasty fried oysters on buttered toast with foie gras. Local gents still wear jackets for dinner, but it's not required. Diners can enjoy choices like potato souffle or Poulet Rochambeau, a boneless half-chicken served with a creamy cheese sauce and tangy bearnaise sauce. Their reasonably priced lunch special is a favorite among locals. Be sure to check out the bread pudding or the baked Alaska when it comes time to choose dessert.
- Best for Creole Because: Serving traditional Creole fare for more than 180 years, Antoine's menu and Mardi Gras themed private rooms add up to a true New Orleans experience.
- Best for Lunch Because: The oldest restaurant in New Orleans is open for lunch Thursday through Monday.
- Best for Group Friendly Because: Multiple private dining rooms can handle groups in a traditional New Orleans setting.
- Best for French Because: Antoine's was established in 1840 and is the country's oldest run family restaurant.
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