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New Orleans's Famous Antoine's Is The Oldest Family-Run Restaurant In The U.S.
In 1840, 18-year-old French chef Antoine Alciatore came to New Orleans' iconic French Quarter and opened Antoine's, a known birthplace of numerous classic New Orleans dishes.
Antoine's has been continuously guided by the Alciatore family lineage. As the business moves into its fifth generation, it still serves as the standard for authentic NOLA cuisine.
Antoine's son, Jules, took his father's place about 10 years after the restaurant opened. Jules invented numerous iconic dishes, like Rockefeller Oysters and Pompano en Papillote.
Jules's son, Roy, led the business through the Prohibition era and World War II before his nephews took over. Roy's grandson has been carrying the legacy since 2005.
The restaurant's interior is often compared to a living museum of sorts, with walls of photographs dating back to the restaurant's beginnings. It has more than 15 rooms.
You'll find iconic New Orleans dishes like Eggs Sardu and show-stopping desserts like Louisiana Strawberry Cheesecake and Baked Alaska on the menu.