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“Jazz Brunch - amazing and less expensive than dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commander's Palace

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
+1 504-899-8221
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Ranked #10 of 1,535 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $30 - $80
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Garden District
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.
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Jazz Brunch - amazing and less expensive than dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

You could easily drop $100 a person at Commanders Palace for dinner yet the $42 three course brunch comes with a bloody Mary and live music! We ordered off the menu as we wanted other options. The shrimp and tasso appetizer was my #1 fave item (better than bread pudding even and that was incredible!). My husband's quail was terrifiic, I'd order that next time! This restaurant is a "must" for any trip to NOLA!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Excellent Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I went to New Orleans for my Bachlorette party (10 girls total). My maid of honor made lunch reservations at Commander's Palace after reading so many great reviews. They were all spot on. (Note: there is a dress code so be sure to check that out). The service was unbelievable and the food was even better! I had the turtle soup and the shrimp & grits. Both were fantastic - I also tried a few of the other girls meals. Everything was delicious. We split a few of the dessert - those were also excellent. The best part of the lunch were the cocktails ;) 25 cent martinis! You really can't beat that. They limit you at 3...but let's be honest, you probably don't need more than that. If you are planning on checking out the cemetery across the street I recommend doing that prior to lunch. Attempting to be part of a respectable group tour after 3 martinis is a tall order. Hah - lesson learned.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Global
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“A treasure...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Worth a trip! Excellent food and service.
The restaurant is beautiful, and the food is delicious.
We strolled through the Garden District before dinner and it was lovely.
Ask the wait staff about the ghosts that live in the space

Visited January 2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“Sunday jazz brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Well, let me start by saying several of our party of six were significantly under the weather after too much fun/drink the night before. But the small jazz ensemble was super, going to each table and playing requests. Place was packed. Most all brunch entrees available were egg oriented. All food was great.

Visited January 2013
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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Had Lunch There”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I had a 1:30 walking tour across the street from the restaurant so naturally I planned on having lunch there. It was a Tuesday and they weren't busy at all. They asked my name at the front desk and from then on I was addressed as Mr. -------. I was seated on the second floor in the room with lots of windows and it was light and pleasant.
Everyone says how formal it is there but to me it was very comfortable and relaxing.The three or so waiters that covered my table were young and friendly. They made sure I was aware of the 25 cent martinis,so of course I had a couple.
Lunch was fine but in New Orleans it's hard not to find good food. It was another very good bowl of gumbo!
If anything, I'd like to tell you to rest at ease, lunch at Commander's was fun, relaxed, tasty and surprising affordable. Have fun.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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