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Commander's Palace

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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 13:30
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Sun 10:00 - 13:30
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Sat 11:00 - 13:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'll be honest, I avoided this place on previous trips because I thought it would be too cheeseball and/or hidebound. I admit that I was wrong, wrong, wrong. The food was excellent- get the shrimp and tasso appetizer. I don't think I've experienced better service in my life. All that, and 25 cent martinis. Seriously, GO- you'll be glad you... More 

Thank mrsnoracharles
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh, my goodness! This place will Pamper and Cater to your every need! If you want an upscale dining experience, this is it. I came a few days after Valentines Day and it felt like my sweetheart taking care of me. The wait staff and management ask you if you need anything. The food is fantastic. Their Limited-menu makes what... More 

Thank meandthecat C
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Commanders for Sunday Brunch. Overall it was a really good experience. Each of our dishes were really delicious and the three course menu was a LOT of food. I had the seafood gumbo, beef medallions and the strawberry shortcake dessert. Dessert was the highlight, the shortcake was FANTASTIC. I thought the holding area/waiting area was a little strange... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is top notch in the food, wine, and service. My secind visit did not disappoint. The specialty desserts are amazing, I got the strawberry shortcake (my mouth is watering just thinking about it) cant wait to visit it. Charming restaurant. Very friendly and sweet to my baby boy, not all restaurants are.

Thank EmilyDYNG
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A true classic from beginning to end. I had a good time just making a phone reservation with Jimmy :), and then the actual dining experience definitely met the expectations of such a famous landmark. The space is beautiful and comfortable. Staff if top notch and knows how to keep the machine running without making guests feel rushed. The turtle... More 

Thank RTTejas
St. Louis Missouri
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

6 of us a had a wonderful dinner at this historic and classy restaurant. We were treated like special guests during the whole night and I thought the food was some of the best I have ever had. *Do NOT wear shorts. Plan ahead, go to the website and get your dress attire in order. *Plan on having a leisurely... More 

Thank jacksfork1
Tinley Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Commander's Palace has great lunch specials which include 25 cent martinis (limit 3) which come in a choice of colorful flavors or standard fare. This is an institution in NOLA and everyone should dine here once in their lives. There is a dress code, no shorts are allowed, so be aware.

Thank AdvTravlr54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food appetizers great desserts great main meals scrumptious but luxuriousA bit high on prices but service is great with 3 or more waiters assigned to your table. Parking could be problem

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in a quiet neighborhood close to Lafayette cemetery. Service was really good. We tried the 3 course dinner option and found the food to be decent. I had high hopes for the bread pudding soufflé but I found it too "boozy" for my taste but others may prefer that. The portions were pretty large.

Thank Vithle
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An experience - a touch of class - not to be missed. Wonderful setting with professionally trained wait staff. The setting in the Garden District home is beautiful. You will enjoy the martinis. Take time to walk around the area to view the wonderful large old homes.

Thank bisonhk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-899-8221
Commander's Palace welcomes everyone but we do have a dress code. It's a festive atmosphere! Shorts are never allowed. Inventive modern New Orleans cooking coexists with our Haute Creole. Sense the team's professional grace clothed in the warmth of the Brennan Family's brand of hospitality. From your first sip of a Sazerac to your last crumb of bread pudding soufflé, we hope you are pampered and delighted...and go ahead be a little bad...that's what living in New Orleans is all about.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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