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Commander's Palace

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Garden District
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came to this restaurant with very high expectations. I have worked in fine dinning for several years and early in my life worked for a Cajun chef. These guys made my night very special. I have a great deal of gratitude to them, for their warmth and hospitality, let alone the quality and presentation of the cuisine. Thank you... More 

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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Commander's Palace the last morning of our trip. The atmosphere was nice and formal but comfortable. The prices a bit expensive but expected. Food was good but not the best of our trip. Glad we got to experience it, but would probably try somewhere else on our next visit.

Thank Wacoans
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take the trolley from the French Quarter to the Garden District. It's a great area to walk the neighborhood and visit the above ground cemetery. Be sure and make a reservation at the Commanders Palace for lunch. Ask for the upstairs room which is glass on three sides. Very lovely. Attentive wait staff.

Thank Esme L
North Royalton, OH
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First rate atmosphere and 5 star service. Food is always exceptional and truly of of the finest wine lists anywhere.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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241 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted to try the famed Commander's Palace for their Sunday Jazz Brunch on our trip to Nawlin's. Never sure what to expect when you go to a restaurant that is a prime tourist draw, regardless of ratings discovered on the Internet. Well, we were very impressed with how the Commander's Palace continues to keep such a high quality of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Set in the beautiful Garden District, this is a great destination. The service and attention by the staff is excellent. We enjoyed a special meal of pan seared drum (similar to red fish and light and tasty) with farro, eggplant, tomato etc. it is almost mandatory, and certainly a good idea to order the famous souffléd bread pudding with whiskey... More 

Thank Jane M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night as part of a large party. (40) we had the creole tasting menu which was, turtle soup, romaine salad, pecan crusted fish, filet steak, and finally a bread soufflé. Each course was absolutely delicious, my favourite was the pecan fish which was one of the tastiest fish courses I have eaten in a while. Service... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner there one night but was not thrilled with loud atmosphere and environment. Food is ok, but have had better in the smaller joints than this place! Don't think we will return again, but everyone needs to try it then you can judge for yourself. Maybe i am too picky!

Thank Sherry M
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four stars because it's a historic landmark and the service is absolutely impeccable. The food, however, was underwhelming. My partner and I shared our lunch...a wonderfully delicious romaine salad, Cajun bbq shrimp (meh), and a supremely underwhelming bread pudding souffle. I think this was the biggest disappointment because of all the hype in reviews about it. Bread pudding is probably... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a party of 4 and went for my husband's 50th birthday. The service was excellent, but the food was only average. Three of us had Grilled Tournedos of Creek Stone Farms Beef and all all three of us agreed that all it was salty. Extremely disappointing. The last dinner had the Gulf Fish and said it was delicious.... 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, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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