The main dining room at Antoine's as it appeared in 1951. Even at that late date the gas chandeliers provided the only heat for the room during the winter months!

[Louisiana Photograph Collection]

Only in the food of New Orleans is the Gallic influence unmistakable. Food is a major topic of conversation in New Orleans as in France, and the newcomer is overwhelmed with advice on what and where to eat.
[Sarah Searight, New Orleans (1973), p. 56]