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Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
504 899-8221
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Ranked #4 of 1,607 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $30 - $80
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Garden District
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88% Recommend
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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for the latest dining experience this is not the place for you. First I must complement the service - it was pleasant and attentive from the moment we stepped in - truly outstanding. The decor is dated and worn (carpets yuk). The food was good but not exceptional. The cocktails were super - really well constructed and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Took some relatives who were visiting New Orleans to Commander's Palace for lunch. I normally go there for dinner but lunch was a real eye opener! I had a BBQ Brisket to die for. We also had Bread Pudding and Peach Cobbler. Truly the best lunch I've ever had. Needless to say everyone was happy with selections too. Highly recommended.

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Lacey, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We dined here for our anniversary lunch. We were greeted by ten or so waiters standing around. The restaurant was empty. The service was amazing, but it was a little distracting to have several waiters milling about and gossiping around us. The turtle soup was good, but not the best. The quail was fantastic! So were the grits. The brisket... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We made reservations for this fine dining restaurant well in advance and very pleased that we were able to be seated upstairs in a quiet corner as requested. Kathrine gave us exceptional service and her suggestions were very good. Our first time eating Turtle Soup and it was delicious. Our drinks were delicious but pricey and unfortunately, we felt rushed... More

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

From a French Louisiana family since the late 1800's, I know what Cajun and French Creole NO cuisine is at its best. Wanting to share that with my new(France French) family, we were there in August. They ordered the gumbo trios and I just ordered the shrimp gumbo, as first courses. I was very surprised- while the flavors were excellent,... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Commander's Palace, former home of Emeril Lagasse, is resting on its laurels.... the venue is magnificent and worth the time.. .the last trip the food was just average.. presentation was ok.... tasted ok.... very little imagination and the service was not the best.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My husband has stated in the past that the best meal he ever ate was here, and this time it was even better! Must try the turtle soup. Fantastic. I had the Gulf fish, which was served with a mouth-watering cream sauce that complimented the dish perfectly.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. My wife had been once before but it was my first visit. Turtle soup was terrific. I had the mixed grill with beef, veal, and sausage that was to die for. My wife is still raving about the seared fish entrée as being some of the best she's ever had. We had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I had the chance to experience the amazing Sunday Jazz Brunch at Commander's Palace during Mardi Gras and it was everything I expected it to be! We were greeted with crowns and mardi gras beads to kick off our New Orleans experience. The jazz quartet were amazing and definitely created a lovely atmosphere! My friends and I took advantage of... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This trip to Commander's Palace was a weekday lunch. What can you say about a first class restaurant that features twenty-five cent martinis at lunch? Once you get past that the menu prices go up dramatically, but are still an excellent value. We were seated in the main dining room by request because I am not particularly fond of the... More

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