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Commander's Palace

Certificate of Excellence
Garden District
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 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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South Carolina
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time to visit and had a wonderful experience. Turtle soup was wonderful and I had the special which was Sheephead fish. Great service and friendly staff.

Thank MTM75
Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I know its an institution--and maybe some sacrifices and allowances need to be made for that--but the food and experience just weren't what i expected after all the hype. We made same day reservations and were seated upstairs, in what felt like a nice banquette room (the downstairs dining room felt much more elegant) The food was quite fairly priced... More 

Thank Carlyn G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything during our visit to Commander's Palace, from the meal to the service to the wine and even the atmosphere, was top notch. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans if they are looking for an incredible, upscale dinner experience!

Thank Evan S
Sacramento, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Special trip to special city and the highlight was the dinner here...My wife took me to New Orleans for my 70th birthday and we celebrated it with dinner at COMMANDER'S PALACE...From the moment we were seated the experience began...Service was fantastic and they had been told of my special occasion, so balloons tastefully adorned the table--a chef's hat was an... More 

Thank edemp46
New York
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We starting by walking through the kitchen to the bar because we were a little early. Then we were led upstairs through several rooms to what seemed to me to be the best room with a beautiful view of trees out of a huge windowed wall. We shared an appetizer and the turtle soup which was delicious. We both then... More 

Thank Bgcglaze
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great time visiting such an iconic restaurant. Turtle soup and the foie gras were exceptional. Will return the next time in LOLA.

Thank Salvador R
Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have not experienced true teamwork customer service until you visit this historic restaurant. Individual members of the waitstaff are on the constant lookout to see if there is anything you may need. More water, bread, etc ? The food quality and presentation are truly exceptional, and I have dined at three/four and five start restaurants worldwide. What truly separates... More 

Thank lunachief
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here for a birthday party. The menu was already picked out and it was a five course. The turtle soup (no turtles harmed in the making!), peppercorn buttermilk dressing salad, pecan encrusted fish topped with lump crab, medallions of beef, then pecan pie to finish. Forgot about the amazing hors d'oeuvre. And the wine... All I can say... More 

Thank RobinBurcell
Washington State
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun place for a nice lunch. While the food was very good, it didn't "knock our socks off" as we had expected, given tv reviews we had watched. But we surely enjoyed our 25 cent martinis! And the atmosphere was great!

Thank LovesBritain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Consierge at the Hyatt recommended Commanders Palace as the finest restaurant the city had to offer. Now I don't want to slam an institution like this so I'll give the highs and lows. The restaurant is in the beautiful garden location across Forman awesome cemetery surrounded by multi million dollar southern homes A + for location. The feeling from that... 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
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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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.