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Commander's Palace

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Garden District
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-899-8221
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Commander's Palace welcomes everyone but we do have a dress code. It's a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A NOLA Classic

Well worth the trip and money. We had a fabric meal. The food was world class and the atmosphere is romantic. The wine list is very extensive and the sommelier is happy to help with your selection. The service was outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a better overall experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Markle, Indiana
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Markle, Indiana
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth the trip and money. We had a fabric meal. The food was world class and the atmosphere is romantic. The wine list is very extensive and the sommelier is happy to help with your selection. The service was outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a better overall experience.

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Brampton, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful dining experience. The Restaurant that gave the start to so many famed chefs over the years. Always inviting...charming and so exciting to dine here.

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Dallas, Texas
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157 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With all the great reviews we were expecting fantastic food, but instead got tasteless excuses for food that was barely edible. The service: They kept bugging us to order and when we eventually caved into their demands, the food came at us at hurricane pace. Will not return.

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Thank marlew76205
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great, high end service at comparable prices for the area. Wait staff was very prompt and proper. Will have this restaurant on our "must do" list every visit to yhe Big Easy..

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Cocoa, Florida
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had brunch at Commander's Palace on Monday during Mardi Gras. We had made reservations several weeks prior to Mardi Gras. We were seated quickly at our reserved time. The service and the food were excellent! As someone else mentioned, save room for dessert! The bread pudding was excellent! A great atmosphere with a little jazz band that moves throughout... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

CP is supposed to be a NOLA institution. Tucked away in a beautiful part of the Garden District...it's old, and starting to feel dated. Food was very good...gulf fish was outstanding. Just feels like every part of the restaurant has probably seen better days. For a special event you are better off with Emeril's.

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Philadelphia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here during the Mardi Gras festival busy season but still able to find a table the same night by directly calling the restaurant. When we arrived, we were promptly checked in and seated at our table. The ambience was great and service was exceptional. The food was good too. My wife is a vegetarian and the chef customized... More 

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Thank Vamsi N
Kent, minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch and WOW is the only way to explain it! The food, service and atmosphere were all second to none. Oh yeah, and the 25 cent martinis were fabulous also! Highly recommend. Will definitely come back again if in New Orleans!

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Thank Jackie M
Grass Valley, California
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the BEST Jazz Brunch in NOLA. You need to book months ahead of your visit and you won't be disappointed. The service is the best you will ever experience...absolutely top notch. The food is awesome and will delight you with every bite. The ambiance is extraordinary and the jazz trios are exceptional. You will love this. You will... More 

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Thank GregBulanti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the blackened drumfish and the bread pudding that were both amazing not to mention the 25 cent Martinis. This may have been our best lunch ever. The service was flawless. I can't recommend it enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-899-8221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood 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.