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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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Today
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 287
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  • 108
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  • 59
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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 must😋

This came highly recommended by the locals, as well as, reviews. Not disappointed! Went for brunch on Sunday with siblings and spouses. The food, service, and atmosphere was perfect. Be sure to make reservations for brunch way ahead of time. It fills up quickly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
TandSadventures
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Seal Beach, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Seal Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This came highly recommended by the locals, as well as, reviews. Not disappointed! Went for brunch on Sunday with siblings and spouses. The food, service, and atmosphere was perfect. Be sure to make reservations for brunch way ahead of time. It fills up quickly.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

An institution of New Orleans!!!! One of the best places and service ever in the entire US, the food is really good, they need to improve a little bit the recipes but overall don't hesitate to come here and live a NOLA foodie tradition.

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Columbia, MD
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants, and we always try to have dinner here when we are in New Orleans. (To make sure we can get in, we may make a reservation before we leave home.) The restaurant is large, with many different rooms. Last time we were there, we ate in a downstairs courtyard where the tables were... More 

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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I had heard this was the best restaurant in New Orleans, so we went there (2 families) for a celebration dinner. It really is a great experience. The pecan-crusted gulf fish was excellent, and everyone else in our group also liked their dinner. We had been told that we just had to get the Creole bread pudding souffle for dessert,... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is an example of the best dining experience New Orleans can offer, the ambience, the service, the food and cocktails all excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We took our children for a much talked up meal at Commander's Palace. We had been 20 years earlier and had such great memories. My daughter was dressed in a romper and heels and looked like a million bucks. She definitely was the best dressed in our family and one of the best dressed in the restaurant. When she walked... More 

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Winnsboro, Texas, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Very gracious dining. Excellent service and outstanding food. These folks have table service down to a science - and a lavish science at that. The food is wonderful. A great selection of traditional favorites and "spinoffs". Also a great wine list - so it's easy to run up a huge bill by enjoying that wine list! Frankly, it was almost... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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398 reviews 398 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a classic place in New Orleans. Even if the food is not very innovative, the best chefs of the city have worked there and the menu has great classic options. Don't miss the turtle soup, great flavor. Also save some space for dessert, specially the shortcake with strawberries.

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Bradford, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Nice that some place still has a dress code, beautiful surroundings, get courtyard if you can, no table available when we went. Also make a reservation ahead of time. We had late lunch and I loved my three course meal. Have to have the bread pudding dessert. So light. Also check out their martini specials.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Actually, this a 4 1/4 for this institution in Nola. The host led us through the kitchen to our seats in the dining room ( as they do for everybody). Every employee greeted us warmly. The place is very well decorated and attractive. The staff is cordial, courteous and efficient. This is old school dining at its best, plenty of... More 

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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: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?