713 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
We were three well-dressed middle-aged people accustomed to good food and good restaurants around the world; we booked a table in advance and were shown to something in the back room, no charm or style discernible. I suspect many of the rave reviews for Antoine's are either phony or written by people who dont know anything about food, because honestly, this place surely has seen better days! The waiter forgot to bring bread and knew absolutely nothing about food or wine. We speak French well and he didnt. My husband has worked in the wine trade, so was not taken in by his hyped-up suggestions. Shrimp remoulade-- shrimps overcooked, remoulade sauce very pedstrian, could have come out of a bottle, served in a very unattractive way on a flat plate of shredded iceberg lettuce. Beef tips -- extremely peculiar: soggy, floppy, and smothered under a truly disgusting sauce. Inedible. My dessert was nice. My two friends said their fish dishes were tired and overcooked. All in all, a memorably terrible meal.