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Commander's Palace

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Garden District
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
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Today
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Hours:
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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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a 3-year absence, we returned to Commander's Palace with a party of seven who had converged from distant points of the compass to visit one of my favorite venues, the Big Easy. The high point was a Saturday night dinner here. This group of friends has been getting together annually for more than a quarter century. This year, we... More 

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Thank Charles R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best culinary highlights of a trip to New Orleans In the garden district in a beautiful mansion. Excellent good, meticulous service and beautiful ambiance and don't miss the bread pudding soufflé. It's worth the cost of the whole meal. Just sit back and enjoy a great night ou

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Thank Vincent D
Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having traveled extensively and visited many restaurants we were utterly delighted with our experience of the sunday brunch at the Commander's Palace. Oh, yes, we have been go many fancier places but this mix of pure professionalism and back on the home turf was an absolete delight. The food was wonderful, the excellent cooking met well with the unpretensious but... More 

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san diego, ca
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So on our recent trip to NOLA, we went to explore the Garden District. We had reservations at Restaurant R'evolution for my 60th birthday dinner, but by the time we maneuvered to the St. Charles street car line and got off with the hordes of people, we realized that we were right next to the Commanders Palace. Although nicely dressed,... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place did not live up to the hype. I felt like since my husband and I are young and we came with our five-year-old we were looked at as inferior from right off. The waiters are attentive but snobby and the room they took us into smelled and was very stuffy. The food itself was just OK. Not what... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the perfect date night. We were walked through the kitchen to the atrium room. The room was noisy, but the food was outstanding. We had the shrimp appetizer, soup trio, I had the Pecan crusted fish and my husband had the whiskey basted shrimp! The creme brûlée was outstanding!! Everything was delicious!!

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Thank Robyn D
Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Today our family of 6 enjoyed the best jazz brunch in New Orleans! From the fresh garlic bread, to the turtle soup, to the stuffed quail, and bead pudding soufflé everything was perfect! As far as our service, Ryker and his team were first class! And the jazz...some of the best old time jazz you will hear in New Orleans... More 

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Thank Jim2344
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most romantic dinner on the latio. We tried the tasting menu. Every dish was spectacular. The service was fantastic.

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Thank 116susan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of us went there for lunch. I ordered the seafood chowder. Had to send it back as it was too fishy and spicy. They brought me lovely salad instead. It was fine.Had shrimp and grits. The shrimp wasn't what I expected so just ate the grits. The creme brulee souffle was the best I've ever had in my... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While spending a weekend in Louisiana with my daughter, we topped it off with a dinner at Commanders Palace in New Orleans. The service was exceptional! The wine list and the menu offered many marvelous options. We both chose the duck for our entre which was served hot and cooked to perfection. It was so tender it could be eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Cuisine
French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
Saturday
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
Description
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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