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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
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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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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went there for lunch during our recent trip to NOLA. We were at first very excited to dine there as we heard excellent things about the food. Service: Service was nothing too special specially for a restaurant that received a James Beard Award for Service (1993). One would think that once a award winner, it would... More 

Thank FrozenDiver
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a few trips to New Orleans I heard about this gem of a place. I was not disappointed! Beautiful place, outstanding menu and personal service beyond compare. When we walked in, there had to be a waiter for every table, at full attention and ready to serve. It was truly impressive. At Commander's Palace, they really take command in... More 

Thank Roger M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here for lunch for my birthday and it was amazing! The staff were so friendly and made me feel very special and had balloons put on the table. The two course lunch special was good value and delicious. The restaurant offers a special deal on martinis for 25 cents but they are so strong I couldn't even have... More 

Thank Anna W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't do what I did. Showup sober so the delicate finesse in the dishes will still be discernible to your senses. Apart from perhaps have one too many hand greneades to truly enjoy and perceive the quality I had a great time both with service and food. Service. Commanders rolls out the VIP by having all of it's currently un... More 

Thank Michal F
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the wait staff, swarm, execute and disappear so that you can enjoy your meal. Service is like a well rehearsed ballet, seemingly effortless and orchestrated to the last pirouette. The food is equal to the service. Situated in the Garden District, this restaurant is well worth the trip out of The French Quarter if that is where your hotel is... More 

Thank Kathryn B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ambiance is very appealing and the food is very good. I like to go for brunch or lunch 🍴 I find it less of a crowd and more affordable more but enjoyable .Love to stroll down the streets afterwards and walk off some of the calories I consumed !

Thank Karen L
Lawrence, Kansas
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff is a finely choreographed group working together to ensure a nice experience, although a bit stiff and old school formal. Excellent food in a nice dining room, one of the best by-the-glass wine lists I have come across and signature desserts. I was a bit surprised that the restaurant does not enforce its published dress code - this... More 

Thank 49viaggio
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of us went to the jazz brunch in December as recommended by friends. The atmosphere was definitely fun and the entire place was very cool to see from a historical sense. The service was a little slower than I would prefer, but that is to be expected the place was packed (And this definitely a place to go... More 

Thank Kristin T
Lakeland, Florida
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at the restaurant for our special day. If I could afford it I would've ate here every day on our 4 day getaway. It was that spectacular--food, service, and ambiance. I had the turtle soup, quail, and bread pudding soufflé. I don't normally order turtle soup or quail! But, it was so delicious! I didn't care for... More 

Thank Sunshine31LG
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eventually had a meal here as the first time we booked was cancelled due to hurricane kartrina. It had to be closed so on our second visit to New Orleans we made it. So worth the wait!! The waiter service is excellent, very attentive and very informative. We took a tour of the restaurant and net the chef, excellent... 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
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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