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Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
504 899-8221
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Ranked #5 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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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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Dexter, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

As I read through existing reviews of Commanders Palace, it seems that the chief complaint from its detractors is in reference to the dress code. People who cannot handle one night of smart casual elegance probably just shouldn't bother reserving at this type of restaurant in the first place. Stick to Bourbon Street and let the rest of us enjoy... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had heard a lot about this restaurant and was looking forward to eating there. I honestly just felt it was ok. The appetizers were excellent and the wine list was extensive. The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. Very professional in the way we were handled. The ambience to me was tired but I am sure it is very... More

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Orlando, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner there. The service was fantastic. The bone marrow appetizer was very good, although the osso bucco was only average. The deserts, however, were off the charts. We had bananas foster and bread pudding soufflé with whiskey cream sauce. Maybe the best desert I've ever had.

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Dunwoody, Georgia, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We flew in from Atlanta to celebrate my 45th bday. Friday night dinner and Sunday jazz brunch filled us with the most delicious memories. Each dish was better than the next- garlic bread, soup trio, tomato salad with melon, drum fish in cream sauce were a few of the most amazing highlights at dinner. There were balloons at our table... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Commanders is simply an American treasure, a family business that embodies classic New Orleans cuisine while embracing new trends. Too many NOLA legacy restaurants are monuments to what was, serving primarily the typical classics. CP is a fine balance of the old and the new. I'm not a turtle soup fan so I lean towards the oysters with pork belly,... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Speechless. Food. Drinks. Atmosphere. Don't know where to begin or end. Just go. It will be a life long memory. Brunch just as good as dinner. (maybe they still have 25 cent martini's for brunch?)

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St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We went for the Jazz Brunch and it was a true New Orleans experience. The Jazz trio came table to table accepting requests, the atmosphere was amazing. Great variety on the menu, from French toast to Turtle soup. Overall a great meal and great environment.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family and I visited Commander's Palace on a recent trip to NOLA. We made lunch reservations through their website. Though it doesn't look that fancy from the outside (actually almost garish with the bold blue and white awning), the inside of the restaurant is finely decorated and very suitable for special occasions. There is definitely a certain dress code,... More

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Washington State
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had made our reservations a few months ago for brunch at noon in the garden room. It was a very warm late June day and we were dressed up nicely (dresses). Everyone I saw was dressed up as well which made it feel like a special occasion. We took a taxi from our hotel with plans to take the... More

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Indiana en Provence
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are a food lover, you must visit this venerable old place once. And there's no question the food and service are outstanding. However, once is enough for me -- brunch was fine, but excessively long (2 hours for three courses). Food was lovely, but at some point, we were ready to move on -- and service was a... More

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