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Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the biggest concerns that I have is that this incredible restaurant is ranked 20 or 25 in the city when it should be not only number one in the city the top 10 in the United States. The team of waiters that attended...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vonschmidt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We come every year in December and stop in for lunch. Make reservations. We have tried most all of the nice restaurants in the French Quarter but always take street car out to Commander’s. This is always the highlight of our trip and this year...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Snoopbo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having been recommended to us by restaurant owner friends, we chose this as our splurge in NOLA. The food was beautifully plated and presented, delicious and inventive. The prices were sky high, which we knew going in, but the portions were incredibly small given the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RUCP
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited New Orleans with my close friend who was having surgery there for a condition that required she only eat liquids. I called ahead,and explained the situation to the staff at Commanders Palace, and they were super nice—said their chef would consider our request as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sabard307
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything you’ve heard about this place is true. The service is impeccable along with cordial treatment. We loved it all! They brought us the most delicious garlic cheese bread...OMG! So good I started with a gumbo, soup of the day, which was absolutely delicious....my wife...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank printer125
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When planning to make reservations, it was highly expressed to us how important dining here would be since Anthony Bourdain recommended this restaurant. When making reservations they expressed the importance of dress code. Upon arriving we were quickly takin to our table, however it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Corissa R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Upon arriving, you are greeted by many friendly faces ready to escort you to your table, assuming you have a reservation....which is a must Having grown up dining here, the atmosphere has changed, non the less, it is still a beautiful dining experience. The waiteres...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cuteabg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I come here again and again because they never disappoint. We met friends here that were visiting from California and hadn’t been to this restaurant. I love to bring people here who haven’t experienced fine dining. Everyone LOVED their meal. The food is just excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mlmcmurray
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the finest restaurants I have ever been to. Well organized. Wonderful, delicious food. Great value. The waiter/sommelier was the best! Right on target with suggestions. Not noisy

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Madelyn P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Much less formal for lunch than dinner but the experience is just as nice. Of course, the food is subperb and The service perfect. What makes it so special is how nice the people are- from the Valet to the Owner. One of the Great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Garden District
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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
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from Lewdel | Reviewed this property |
smart casual, I saw people in shorts, if by dinner jacket you mean a tux, he'll be mistaken for a waiter.
Charles M
November 7, 2018|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
10vet0tra has it exactly right. They will remind you when you reserve or when they call you to confirm. It is a fun, lively restaurant, but not the kind of place you would feel comfortable in wearing shorts.
Charles M
November 7, 2018|
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Response from Chipper428 | Reviewed this property |
It was mostly business casual but I did see a few very well dressed diners
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$30 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, 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
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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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