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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
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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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location Great service and fantastic food We were slightly underdressed. A great spot for special events . The fixed menu offered more food than we could consume. Each dish tasted like an explosion of amazing complex flavors .

Thank Courtney O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've always heard that Commander's Palace was the greatest place in New Orleans, but I was very unexpressed with the quality of food. The service was decent, but not over the top. They were out of some of the menu options and the creme brûlée which is one of the main things that I wanted to try. The wait staff... More 

Thank Justuck
Boca Raton, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Commander's Palace is a landmark. It's reputation is well deserved. service is flawless and every item was carefully prepared with the finest ingredients. The turtle soup was magnificent and we had an appetizer of sliced duck over orecchiette that was perfect. The main course of Cast Iron Grilled Redfish over wild rice and root vegetables was magnificent and for desert... More 

Thank David T
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated my birthday and booked the Commander's Palace as it was suggested as a landmark of New Orleans. The place is beautiful, service outstanding, food is good. Turtle soup was beyond my expectations, The entree (shrimp) was good and well prepared. Desert-not too many varieties, but good tasted. It got a bit too pricy - on... More 

Thank Alla K
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a 3-year absence, we returned to Commander's Palace with a party of seven who had converged from distant points of the compass to visit one of my favorite venues, the Big Easy. The high point was a Saturday night dinner here. This group of friends has been getting together annually for more than a quarter century. This year, we... More 

Thank Charles R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best culinary highlights of a trip to New Orleans In the garden district in a beautiful mansion. Excellent good, meticulous service and beautiful ambiance and don't miss the bread pudding soufflé. It's worth the cost of the whole meal. Just sit back and enjoy a great night ou

Thank Vincent D
Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having traveled extensively and visited many restaurants we were utterly delighted with our experience of the sunday brunch at the Commander's Palace. Oh, yes, we have been go many fancier places but this mix of pure professionalism and back on the home turf was an absolete delight. The food was wonderful, the excellent cooking met well with the unpretensious but... More 

Thank Kristinhafsteins
san diego, ca
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So on our recent trip to NOLA, we went to explore the Garden District. We had reservations at Restaurant R'evolution for my 60th birthday dinner, but by the time we maneuvered to the St. Charles street car line and got off with the hordes of people, we realized that we were right next to the Commanders Palace. Although nicely dressed,... More 

Thank mimigatt
Miami, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place did not live up to the hype. I felt like since my husband and I are young and we came with our five-year-old we were looked at as inferior from right off. The waiters are attentive but snobby and the room they took us into smelled and was very stuffy. The food itself was just OK. Not what... More 

Thank Ayrika G
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the perfect date night. We were walked through the kitchen to the atrium room. The room was noisy, but the food was outstanding. We had the shrimp appetizer, soup trio, I had the Pecan crusted fish and my husband had the whiskey basted shrimp! The creme brûlée was outstanding!! Everything was delicious!!

Thank Robyn D

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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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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