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Commander's Palace

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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0.4 miles from Garden District
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the restaurants I’ve been to multiple times for a reason. It’s ambiance is wonderful and the food is consistently delicious. I got one of my favorites here a pecan crusted sheepshead fish. The appetizers were all delicious. Dessert was great too....I’ve never tried bread pudding soufflé and it didn’t disappoint. The apple crisp was good too.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not typically someone who is interested in fine dining. However, after reading the reviews about Commander's Palace I decided to splurge and go for it. Not to be dramatic but the food at this restaurant was like a religious experience. It was the best...meal I've ever had, no contest. Our waiter was absolutely delightful, although I was surprised at the delay in water getting refilled considering there were three servers to a table. Maybe it's a policy that you have to ask? Dumb water aside, you have to experience this place. It is gorgeous, inviting and once again, the meal of a lifetime.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful meal with amazing service. Everyone made you feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The food was excellent and the wine list is extensive. Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, siblings and spouses had lunch last week at Commander’s and it was a great time. We enjoyed the delicious food, fantastic service and the 25 cent martinis! I had told Nanette (she was very helpful!) when making the reservation that we were celebrating...a sibling reunion and my brother’s birthday. The table was decorated and we received a warm welcome from everyone including one of the co- owners who stopped by our table to welcome us and offer good wishes. Everyone made us feel very special!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to New Orleans for my birthday and this place lived up to its name. Everyone was so friendly and we loved our waiter. Every course was excellent! It's pricey but worth it, especially for special occasions! We would definitely come back!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard of Commander's Palace for as long as I've been a Food Network watcher. Emeril Lagasse used to be the chef here. I made reservations a month in advance to dine at Commander's Palace. It's definitely one of the few places in New...Orleans that you would need a reservation for. We walked in and were asked for our COVID vaccination cards along with the name under the reservation. We were quickly whisked upstairs to the garden room. Our servers Duwayne and Jerryd were outstanding. We started with a few cocktails: Sazarac and Fuzzy Buffalo. I tried the classic Sazarac which is a typical New Orleans cocktail. It wasn't my jam so I traded my bf for his Fuzzy Buffalo. For round two, I opted for the Honey Rush, which was perfect. We started with the 1-1-1 soup trio: turtle soup, gumbo, and soup du jour (potato leek). The soups are amazing and you would have a hard time choosing just one. I didn't think I'd like the turtle soup but it was delicious and reminded me of a soupy chili but in a good way. The potato soup was outstanding with its depth of flavor. The gumbo was delicious and I had plenty of gumbo on this trip. For our entrees, I decided on the Gulf shrimp with greens while he had the pecan encrusted fish (Black drum). The shrimp were big and plump. The fish was delightful. For dessert, we went with the bread pudding souffle which is their specialty. This needs to be ordered in advance because it takes 20 minutes to prepare. I really wanted the Bananas Foster but it's a two-person dessert and my bf isn't a sweets person. The souffle was poufy and they poured a liquor laced cream sauce into it which gave it a boozy flavor. It was light and boozy, much like the ambiance in New Orleans. If you ever get a chance to dine here, do it. You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to New Orleans and knew that on the night of our anniversary we wanted to go to Commander's Palace. A great meal, and awesome wait staff team, and a stop by chat with the owner all added to fantastic drinks and meals that...we enjoyed. Highly recommend for any special occasion.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Notwithstanding the pandemic’s affect and a change of chefs, the quality of the food and service was not diminished. Opening hours for lunch are still restricted because of staffing problems but from the time I made my initial reservations they added Thursday and I’m sure...Monday through Wednesday will follow as staffing permits. Hopefully, shortly they will be able to bring back the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings at dinner as staffing constraints ease. I had 5 dinners and 2 lunches here in 6 days the quality remains what I have come to expect from this fine restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked forward to dining at the Commander's Palace. Such an institution in New Orleans. However our experience was not what we expected. The dining room was unbelievably noisy. I could not hear across the table when our friends were talking. The service was extremely...slow. The only saving grace was that the food was wonderful. I left the Palace feeling that I'd not gotten my money's worth. There are other Nola steak houses that are less expensive and treating their diners much better .More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A New Orleans institution, this restaurant is not to be missed. Start with a Sazarec. And end with the Bread Pudding. YUMMMM

Date of visit: October 2021
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Sule B
March 26, 2021|
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Response from Peggy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Went during lunch 2 weeks ago. Not sure if that's available other time (ex dinner or brunch), but they definitely have it for lunch. Limit 3 per person with entree order
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February 9, 2020|
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They are loosening the dress code enforcement. A jacket is preferred but not mandatory. I wore a collared shirt/no jacket and was fine.
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January 21, 2020|
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Response from billn6464 | Reviewed this property |
Our party did not have sport jackets and we were fine.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Commander's Palace

Yes, Commander's Palace is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Commander's Palace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5