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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
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We celebrated my mom's birthday. The staff was amazing and the food was great. It's also an experience to come here. It was my first time and I don't want to give away too much, but it was worth every penny we spent on dinner!

Thank Anna M
Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome food! I have food allergies and my waiter was great to help with my ability to order safely, even came back to me after the chef advised that the recipe did include food allergies, helped with alternate selections and the chef even came up with an entrée perfect for me. And of course it was DELICIOUS!!

Thank dmstorie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second time eating here and I of course go for lunch as they have 25 cent martinis, but I digress. If you want true New Orleans food and southern hospitality you eat here. The staff are impeccable and the food will cause you to lick your plate in public. Everything is good so order whatever you fancy.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Commander's was highly recommended by everyone and was my least favorite of all the meals experienced over the weekend. There were 6 of us and we had brunch on Saturday. We were seated immediately and had a beautiful table upstairs. The service was exceptional and it looked like there was more wait staff than diners. We never had to wait... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fancy dinner with AMAZING food. Loved the wait staff and how all of our parties dishes were served at the same time. The food was so so good. No complaints at all!!

Thank Elizabeth D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are lucky enough to get reservations you will taste the best of the best in NO, I still dream of their steaks, fish, cocktails and bread pudding. This is a major experience in southern cooking in full blown quality. I guarantee you will not be disappointed and don't forget to pickup a cookbook for memories!

1 Thank dbajet
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I went there for lunch during our recent trip to NOLA. We were at first very excited to dine there as we heard excellent things about the food. Service: Service was nothing too special specially for a restaurant that received a James Beard Award for Service (1993). One would think that once a award winner, it would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a few trips to New Orleans I heard about this gem of a place. I was not disappointed! Beautiful place, outstanding menu and personal service beyond compare. When we walked in, there had to be a waiter for every table, at full attention and ready to serve. It was truly impressive. At Commander's Palace, they really take command in... More 

1 Thank Roger M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for lunch for my birthday and it was amazing! The staff were so friendly and made me feel very special and had balloons put on the table. The two course lunch special was good value and delicious. The restaurant offers a special deal on martinis for 25 cents but they are so strong I couldn't even have... More 

Thank Anna W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't do what I did. Showup sober so the delicate finesse in the dishes will still be discernible to your senses. Apart from perhaps have one too many hand greneades to truly enjoy and perceive the quality I had a great time both with service and food. Service. Commanders rolls out the VIP by having all of it's currently un... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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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.
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