A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without a dining experience at Antoine’s Restaurant. Antoine’s is located on St. Louis Street in the French Quarter. It is one of the oldest family owned restaurants in the whole country.
They serve world class French Creole cuisine. Their specialties include, Pompano Pontchartrain, Cafe Brulot Diabolique, and Chateaubriand to name a few. It is widely believed that Antoine’s created the famous recipe for Oysters Rockefeller. Furthermore, the recipe remains a closely guarded secret.
“Krewes” In For Great Food
The restaurant, established in 1840, has survived three wars along with the The Great Depression and Prohibition. The family of Antoine Alciatore still owns and operates the restaurant. Antoine started it all when he opened his boarding house/cafe.
Antoine’s restaurant has multiple rooms, all with their own themes. Several of the rooms are named for Mardi Gras Carnival krewes. For instance, the Rex, Proteus, and 12th Night Revelers all have their own rooms. The decor matches the colors of those Carnival krewes. In addition, the family can give you a guided tour of the restaurant’s museum quality display items if requested.
Famous In More Ways Than One
Antoine’s has even been the setting of a mystery novel, Dinner At Antoine’s, published in 1948. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. However, if you are feeling your groove, they have a Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 11am until 2pm.
You will need to leave your t-shirts and flip flops at the hotel for this meal, business casual is the dress code. Above all, make sure you fit Antoine’s restaurant into your trip to New Orleans. After that, let our experienced tour guides take you on one of our French Quarter tours. We can’t wait to show you around!
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