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Commander's Palace

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Garden District
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong Commander's is good but I really think the Lore is more than the actual execution. Food was good service felt more like a cafeteria just very perfunctory.

Thank jazzmantampa
Ottawa, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Commander's Palace exudes old-style charm and elegance, albeit somewhat faded. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable, and the service quality was wonderful. When I told our server about my celiac requirements, she was able to tell me immediately what was safe, what could be adjusted, and what was not an option. The food was elegant, good, with sensible sized... More 

Thank PAfromOttawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience throughout. From the moment we arrived, we were treated very well. The waiter was excellent and friendly. We had the souffle, soft-shelled crab and the shrimp. They were all excellent. We will definitely come back again.

Thank Jason L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dining at Commander's is an experience, one that you should absolutely have if you can. The $.25 martini lunch is an excellent way to experience the top notch service and food without going broke. The service was incredible, from the phalanx of staff who greeted us as we arrived to the parade of servers who attended us throughout the meal.... More 

Thank Nicole N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Great ambience. Above all extraordinarily courteous staff. The way they served us was unmatched. Not to be missed!!

Thank Rajesh K
Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dine at Commander's every time we visit family in New Orleans. It is definitely a special treat; however, I detected several flaws during brunch last Sunday: The dress code is slipping (young woman in very short shorts entered just ahead of us); my dish (frittata) was overly salty (and I always ADD salt to my food); the Lally's Praline... More 

Thank Zipdedoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've wanted to go here, for years! I got off the trolley with a big family, from Illinois, I believe. Since I didn't have reservations; I asked if there happened to be a bar, I could wait at? What a thrill to be led through the bustling kitchen, with a dozen or so rushing around! Then efficient Matt took care... More 

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La Canada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who doesn't want to go to CP when they are in NOLA??? It was a must go to place on my list. We decided on lunch since I wanted to get a famous 25 cent martini, which was great. Elegant with exceptional service all around. We ordered the pre-fixe lunches which I thought were the best deals. Mine was the... More 

Thank eatonl
New Orleans
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Commander's is a must do for someone first visiting New Orleans. The level of service at this restaurant is second to none, which is why it is considered one of the world's best. If you have never been to Commander's, I might save you some embarrassment by saying men should wear a tie, ladies in skirt or dress, it is... More 

1 Thank Corinne C
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fabulous experience. My daughter took me for brunch on Sunday. Everything from the atmosphere to food was fabulous. Wait staff were all very friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. It is upscale I would recommend a dress or dress suit for females and tie with jacket for males. Some things to try would be the Saint 75 to drink. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-899-8221
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.