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by Amber Autumn
May 20, 2005
Antoine's had been family-owned ever since it opened. I knew the Queen of Shangri-La 31st, so she was hosting a party in one of its dining rooms. Antoine's is known for its superior service. There are six dining rooms. My favorites are the Japan Room, the Mystery Room, and Roy Alciatore Room. The gumbo the waiters served was great! The food was New Orleans-style, with gumbo and seafood dishes. And the staff is more than happy to give a free tour of the restaurant, which I highly recommend is a must to-do in New Orleans.
To get to the Roy Alciatore and Japan Room, you enter from the front room. The room is bright and has reflecting mirrors on both walls. A slit on the right-side wall is a staircase where you walk up to go to the dining rooms. The Japan Room had lanterns and was decorated in an Oriental flair. Roy Alciatore hadn't been used, since it was December of 2004, so it contained a large picture of one of the family members and views of the street where the Kesto Club was. Downstairs, if you go straight back and take a right, there's a ladies' restroom and the Mystery Room behind it.
Ladies, during prohibition, would go into the restroom, go through a secret tunnel to "the Mystery Room", and get drunk. The men never knew what was going on, thus the Mystery Room. Sadly, the tunnel is boarded up, but the Mystery Room is there.
Other dining rooms like the 1840 Room (where the family ate on Sunday), the Comus Room (of the Krewe of Comus), and other rooms are near it. Despite having to pay very much, the food and service is excellent, and so is exploring this restaurant.
From journal The Big Easy
August 12, 2002
There are two types of people that go here: the very rich people, and the wanna-be very rich people. I got suckered by my wife and her friends into going. The food is out of this world good!! However, it's all a la carte and the portions are small with a HUGE price tag. I had some type of fish that I don't remember, and some spinach, with one glass of wine, and it was $75. This place has been in N.O. forever, and at those prices they'll pay rent for a while to come. There is a lot of history to the place and your waiter will give you a tour after you pay the bill. Too bad they don't call it what it is... a very expensive museum.
From journal New Orleans Balmy Summer