Historic. True classic dining can be found at this institution, founded in 1840, making it the country's oldest continuously operating restaurant. Formally attired servers move quickly through the 15 ornately decorated rooms. The somewhat pricey menu, changed little over the years, offers French-Creole classics of beef, chicken and fish. Known for its baked Alaska and the original oysters Rockefeller, the spot contains a bar featuring displays of Mardi Gras history. A jazz brunch is offered on Sundays. Brunch time is 11 am to 2 pm.