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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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Encinitas, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought this place was so old, had been there for so long, and was so big, it couldn't possibly be all that good. It was!!!! They have broken the large spaces into intimate dining experiences. The staff is extremely well-trained and knowledgable. Highly recommended.

Thank TrippyDIane
Saukville, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting the City, find time to enjoy this - great food, nice setting, charming, attentive service and well-presented meals. Dress up. Not a cheap meal, but well regarded menu.

Thank almostalocal707
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. The fried egg plant starter was superb, followed by the seafood kooby. The speciality bread and butter soufflé was amazing. Get a table in the courtyard garden, great setting. Service was impeccable. Would not go to New Orleans without visiting this restaurant. P.s. smart casual dress, jacket not needed

Thank Allan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food, very polite, friendly, and attentive service. There was a team of 4 o 5 servers servicing our table of 5. Short taxi/Uber from the centrally located Hilton Riverside. After dinner, the Uber arrived in 5 minutes

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Malvern, Arkansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is everything you've heard. Wonderful food, incredible service, amazing ambiance, It is well worth the time and money to experience this New Orleans legend. Everything its cracked up to be.

Thank jsrook
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

and boy did they deliver. from the moment you walk in the door, you are treated as if you are one of their high society regulars. the restaurant is classic and lovely, the staff so attentive to every single detail. menu is wonderful, really hard to choose because you really want to order everything. I had the filet, my wife... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I order bread pudding whenever possible and this ties with my top choice of Tartine. Wow. I would go back just to get this. Not that the other food wasn't good. The service was excellent, pricey place, but worth it for a splurge.

Thank Rogan3583
Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic Food with my family and friends from Little Rock, Arkansas... If you need a recommendation, please call us at 501-258-0107...

Thank Popster2
New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very excited to finally make it to Commander's Palace for dinner. The service was ok, somewhat of a wait for appetizer and entrees; much longer than expected but not too big of a deal because I expect service to be slower on a Friday night. The really enjoyed the atmosphere, but the food was just ok. I had... More 

Thank BJH82107
New Orleans, Louisiana
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of those must do's if you visit NOLA. The staff is professional and courteous to a fault. Excellent local food for the discerning palate.

Thank str8nm

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 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.
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