Antoine's

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Antoine's Restaurant, October 2007
Restaurant information
Established1840
Food typeLouisiana Creole cuisine
Street address713 Rue St. Louis (St. Louis Street)
CityNew Orleans
StateLouisiana
CountryUnited States
Coordinates29°57′24″N 90°04′00″W / 29.9567°N 90.0666°W / 29.9567; -90.0666Coordinates: 29°57′24″N 90°04′00″W / 29.9567°N 90.0666°W / 29.9567; -90.0666
WebsiteAntoine's official website

Antoine's is a Louisiana Creole cuisine restaurant located at 713 rue St. Louis (St. Louis Street) in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is one of the oldest family-run restaurants in the United States, having been established in 1840 by Antoine Alciatore.[1] A New Orleans institution, it is notable for being the birthplace of several famous dishes, such as Oysters Rockefeller,[2] Pompano en Papillote, Eggs Sardou and Pigeonneaux Paradis. Antoine's Cookbook, compiled by Roy F. Guste (the fifth-generation proprietor) features hundreds of recipes from the Antoine's tradition. It is also known for its VIP patrons including several U.S. presidents and Pope John Paul II.

Antoine's features a 25,000 bottle capacity wine storage and 15 dining rooms of varying sizes and themes, with several featuring Mardi Gras krewe memorabilia. The lengthy menu (originally only in French, now in French and English) features classic French-Creole dishes. By tradition, it's closed to the general public on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Mardi Gras. It can be reserved for private parties on these "Closed Days". Advance reservations are required for dining during Mardi Gras and on weekends. The executive chef as of March 2020 is Rich Lee.

  1. ^ "Antoine's is her family legacy, but is she ready?". Molly Hennessy-Fiske, The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Local outfits battle for hot wing supremacy". Bryce Crawford, Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved 13 April 2010.

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