In 1861 my great great grandfather joined the confederate army in new orleans and Antoines was already 21 years old that blows my mind. If Antoines went out of business it would be a horrible terrible thing for new orleans. Having said all this why does it get slammed so much when its name is mentioned I really want to know. I know sometimes the place can be a little snobbish but they have some great food if you know how to order. Love Oysters Foch and chicken rochambeau and I defy any one here to say baked alaska isnt good. Let the comments begin.