Fodor's Expert Review Antoine's

$$$$ French Quarter Historical

Though some people believe Antoine's heyday passed before the turn of the 20th century, others wouldn't leave New Orleans without at least one order of the original oysters Rockefeller—baked oysters topped with a parsley-based sauce and bread crumbs. Other notables on the bilingual menu include pommes de terre soufflées (fried potato puffs), poissonamadine or meuniere (fish prepared in toasted almond or brown butter-and-lemon sauce), and baked Alaska. Tourists are generally shown to the front room, but walking through the grand labyrinth is a must. Be prepared for lackluster service. A jacket is preferred, but casually dressed diners can order most of the classic menu at the adjoining Hermes Bar.

Historical Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$$ Creole

Quick Facts

713 St. Louis St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, USA

504-581–4422

www.antoines.com

Known For:
  • Old-school charm
  • Historic oysters Rockefeller
  • Slightly stuffy atmosphere (dress up or sit at the adjoining Hermes Bar)
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun., Reservations essential, Credit cards accepted

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