Antoine’s Restaurant, Mena’s Palace to reopen this week after temporarily closing due to COVID-19 restrictions

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The French Quarter is coming back to life as two more restaurants are slated to reopen this week following months of closure due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Mena’s Palace, located at 200 Chartres St., is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Sept. 24.

The restaurant, which opened in Exchange Alley in the mid 1950s, relocated to the corner of Iberville and Chartres streets. Mena’s announced its temporary closure on March 20 following shutdowns related to the coronavirus.

Antoine’s Restaurant, located at 713 St. Louis St., announced on Friday that it will reopen its doors to the public on Sept 25. Antoine’s temporarily closed on March 16.

The restaurant will open for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and brunch on Sunday.

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Antoine’s is offering a limited menu for the fall and will including a three-course lunch special for $20.20 and a three-course dinner special for $42 in the main dining rooms.

For lunch and brunch, the restaurant will offer bottomless mimosas, sparkling wine and rose for $15 per person.

All private dining rooms are open and the restaurant is actively booking for future events. For private dining reservations, customers are asked to fill out the online inquiry form and a restaurant manager will follow up.

A la carte reservations can be made through OpenTable or calling the restaurant at 504-581-4422.

Antoine’s was founded in 1840 and is one of the oldest family-run restaurants in the U.S. It’s known for the birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller and other dishes.

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