Antoine’s Hours
Dinner (Monday-Saturday): 5pm-9pm
Lunch (Mon, Thu & Fri): 10:30am-2pm
Brunch (Sat & Sun): 10:30am-2pm

Live Jazz Band during Sunday Brunch

Hermes Bar
Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat: Opens at 10:30am
Tue & Wed: Opens at 4:00pm
Sun: 10:30 am–3:00pm

Happy Hour Monday – Friday: 4:00pm–6:00pm


Summer Closure

Antoine’s Restaurant will be closed for summer maintenance and repairs starting June 25, 2024 through July 10, 2024.



Location & Parking

Antoine’s Restaurant

713 Saint Louis Street
(504) 581-4422

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Hermes Bar

725 Saint Louis Street
(504) 581-4422

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Guest Parking

Available at Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

$12 Parking for up to 4 Hours

The entrance to the parking garage is on Chartres Street between St. Louis Street and Toulouse Street. Guests need to show a restaurant receipt when paying for their parking.

Availability is subject to change due to the hotel’s schedule.







Reservations are recommended to ensure you have a wonderful Antoine’s dining experience. Walk-ins are welcome but subject to table availability. Reservations are limited on Opentable. Please call us if you are unable to book online!

Parties of 13+

If you have a party of 13 or more, or would like a private dining room, please call (504) 581-4422 or complete the contact form.


Dress Code

Business Casual: Jackets and collared shirts are strongly suggested for gentlemen. We kindly ask all guests not to wear athletic or beach clothing, baseball caps, or flip-flops.

Antoine’s dress code will be enforced at the discretion of the manager.

Guest Checks

It is Antoine’s Restaurant’s policy to provide only one guest check for any table or party. We are happy to accept no more than 5 forms of payment for any individual guest check. However, we will not issue separate or individually itemized checks.







Rick Blount
CEO, 5th Generation

David Hart
Chief Operations Officer


Callie McLemore & Abby Morgan
Private Dining & Events Managers


Our History




It was spring in 1840, when New Orleans was queen city of the Mississippi River, when cotton was king and French gentlemen settled their differences under the oaks with pistols for two and coffee for one. “Dixie” had not yet been written, destined to become the marching anthem for Confederate forces in the Civil War. This was the city young Antoine Alciatore adopted, after stopping in New York, to establish a restaurant that would endure under his family’s direction for more than 180 years and set the standard that has made New Orleans one of the great dining centers of the world.

It was on St. Louis Street, just one block from the spot the famed restaurant occupies today, that the 18-year old Alciatore started what was to become simply “Antoine’s” as a synonym for fine food. He felt at home in the French-speaking city of lordly aristocrats and their extravagances, an ideal audience for his culinary artistry.

The main dining room at Antoine’s as it appeared in 1951. Even at that late date the gas chandeliers provided the only heat for the room during the winter months! [Louisiana Photograph Collection, New Orleans Public Library]
After a brief period in the kitchen of the grand St. Charles Hotel, Antoine opened a pension, a boarding house and restaurant.

It was then that he made arrangements for his fiancée’ to join him from New York. She came to New Orleans with her sister and she and Antoine were married. Together they worked to build up their pension with culinary emphasis.

New Orleans’ gentility was so taken with the restaurant that it soon outgrew its small quarters and Antoine’s moved down the block and eventually, in 1868, to the spot on St. Louis Street where the restaurant stands today.

In 1874, Antoine being in ill-health, took leave of his family, with the management of the restaurant in his wife’s hands. He felt he had not much longer to live and wished to die and be buried in his birthplace in France. He told his wife he did not want her to watch him deteriorate and said as he left; “As I take boat for Marseilles, we will not meet again on earth.” He died within the year.

After Antoine’s death, his son Jules served as apprentice under his mother’s tutelage for six years before she sent him to France where he served in the great kitchens of Paris, Strassburg and Marseilles. He returned to New Orleans and became chef of the famous Pickwick Club in 1887 before his mother summoned him to head the house of Antoine.

His genius was in the kitchen where he invented Oysters Rockefeller, so named for the richness of the sauce. They remain one of the great culinary creations of all time and that recipe remains a closely-guarded Antoine’s secret, though it has been imitated countless times.

Jules married Althea Roy, daughter of a planter in Youngsville in southwest Louisiana. Jules and Althea had three children: Roy, Jules and Mary Louise. Roy followed in his father’s footsteps and headed the restaurant for almost 40 years until his death in 1972.

The kitchen at Antoine’s as it appeared in 1951. The restaurant’s chefs were still using ancient coal burning stoves to prepare meals for their many patrons. Note the oyster shells ready and waiting to be transformed into Oysters Rockefeller and the row of little baskets, soon to be filled with the delectable soufflé potatoes. Photograph by R. E. Covey. [Louisiana Photograph Collection, New Orleans Public Library]
Roy Alciatore managed the restaurant through some of the nation’s most difficult times, including the Prohibition era and World War II. His contributions still remain vibrant today. The 1840 Room, a replica of a fashionable private dining room, still contains the great silver duck press and is a museum of curios treasures including a cookbook published in Paris in 1659.

Marie Louise married William Guste; and their sons, William Jr., former attorney general of Louisiana, and Roy Sr., became the fourth generation of the family to head the restaurant. In 1975, Roy’s son, Roy Jr., became proprietor and served until 1984. He was followed by William’s son, Bernard “Randy” Guste who managed Antoine’s until 2004. In 2005, Rick Blount, Roy Alciatore’s grandson became proprietor and CEO.

The long line of the Alciatore family members and descendants has guided Antoine’s to continued greatness, through the Civil War, two World Wars, Prohibition, the Great Depression and Hurricane Katrina.

Countless celebrities have dined in Antoine’s dining rooms. Lining the walls are photographs of the rich and famous who have feasted amid the splendor … musicians, politicians, military personnel, sports figures, royalty … the list is endless. It includes George Bush, Bill Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Pope John Paul II, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Kate Hudson, Jimmy Buffet, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Hope, and Bing Crosby to name just a few!

What’s in store in the years ahead? Are there other family members, perhaps too small at the moment to wield a chef’s whisk, waiting to join that long and distinguished line?

Sunday | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday
11am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm

Monday - Saturday | 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday Brunch
10:30am - 2:30pm