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Commander's Palace

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Classic Bloody Mary
Our award-winning house made Bloody Mary mix Spiked tableside with “ice block” vodka
Turtle Soup
A Commander’s classic spiked with a splash of sherry
Eggs Cochon de Lait
Two farm fresh eggs over slow smoked shoulder of pork with warm buttermilk biscuits, mushroom fricassee, and spicy tasso hollandaise
Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé
“The Queen of Creole Desserts” Finished tableside with whiskey cream sauce
Saint 75
St. Germain, Tanqueray Gin, basil, and sparkling wine
Alabama Peach Bellini
Fresh peaches crushed with sparkling wine
Brandy Milk Punch
A brunch favorite
Classic Bloody Mary
Our award-winning house made Bloody Mary mix Spiked tableside with “ice block” vodka
Prosecco Poached Crabmeat
Warm Buttermilk Biscuits
Sugarcane and Black Pepper Bacon
Truffle Scrambled eggs
Garlic Wilted Spinach
Goat Cheese Stone Ground Grits
Turtle Soup
A Commander’s classic Finished tableside with a splash of sherry
Commander’s Creole Gumbo
Rich stock slow cooked with regional ingredients, spiked with Louisiana hot sauce, toasted garlic, and Creole seasonings
The Commander’s Salad
Hearts of romaine, Parmesan, pressed egg, house made bacon, French bread croutons, grated Gruyère, and creamy black pepper dressing
Wild Shrimp Remoulade
Chilled Louisiana white shrimp over marinated hearts of palm and Creole tomatoes with limestone lettuce, ripped tarragon, and spicy lemon vinaigrette
Autumn Pumpkin Salad
Whiskey soaked cranberries and pumpkin bread croutons over Covey Rise farm greens with a crispy pumpkin seed tuile, pumpkin-honey powder, and sugarcane vinaigrette
Soup du Jour
Varied​ cooking techniques combined with Chef’s selection of farm fresh produce
Braised Cinnamon and Apple Pinwheel
Brown sugar and whiskey braised apples rolled in a flakey French pastry with Maker’s Mark honey and foie gras royal icing
“Bacon and Eggs”
Abita root beer braised pork belly over crispy hash browns, grilled Vidalia onions, and a sunny side-up hen’s egg with cayenne ketchup
Oyster and Absinthe “Dome”
Poached briny Gulf oysters with bacon, artichokes, tarragon, cream, and a splash of Parisian absinthe Presented under a flaky pastry shell
Additional $+3.00
Shrimp and Tasso Henican
Wild Louisiana white shrimp stuffed with spicy Cajun ham tossed in Crystal hot sauce with pickled okra and five pepper jelly
Price of Entrée denotes Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert
Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish
A Commander’s Palace Favorite Prosecco poached Louisiana crabmeat, spiced pecans, and crushed corn sauce
Louisiana Shrimp and Grits
Wild Louisiana white shrimp over goat cheese stone ground grits with melted leeks, roasted mushrooms, concasse tomatoes, and sauce forestiere
Truffled Lobster Frittata
Herb marinated Maine lobster, spicy arugula, torched shallots, Creole baby tomatoes, mushrooms, and Laura Chanel goat’s cheese with spiced white truffle oil
Blue Crab Stuffed Flounder
Oven-dried tomatoes, confit shallots, and local kale over butter roasted flounder stuffed with melted leeks, wild mushrooms, brie cheese and local crabmeat
Banana Foster’s Pancakes
Warm buttermilk pancakes with sliced bananas, candied pecans, white chocolate crumbles, Baileys Irish whipped cream, and Jameson spiked sugarcane syrup
Eggs Cochon de Lait
Two farm fresh eggs over slow smoked shoulder of pork with warm buttermilk biscuits, mushroom fricassee, and spicy tasso hollandaise
Candy Apple Lacquered Quail
Spiced pecan crusted quail with apple brandy and breakfast sausage dressing over bacon wilted cabbage and apple jack jus
Creole Beef Tostada
Smoke house beef brisket over a housemade tortilla, Creole red bean puree, charred chili boudin, grilled tomato, avocado, and tomatillo salsa with a poached egg and chipotle pepper hollandaise
Abita Root Beer and Granny Smith Buckle
A Southern cobbler layered with braised autumn apples, rolled oats, candied pecans, and honey streusel finished with artisanal ice cream
Must be ordered 20 minutes in advance
Tortuga Rum Cake
A rich vanilla cake laced with Meyer’s dark rum, crushed candied pecans, and spiked caramel sauce
A Tasting of Swiss Chocolate
Frozen dark chocolate terrine with espresso caramel, white chocolate cookie crumbs, melted milk chocolate ganaché and campfire smoked sea salt
For a complete meal $+3.00
Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé
“The Queen of Creole Desserts” Warm whiskey sauce added tableside Must be ordered 20 minutes in advance
Pecan Pie
Warm pecan pie and vanilla bean ice cream with melted chocolate, candied pecans, and sticky salted caramel sauce
For a cpmplete meal $+3.00
Creole Cream Cheese Cheesecake
House made Creole cream cheese cheesecake with a honey graham cracker crust, chocolate lattice, and sticky caramel sauce
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.
$30 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole
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
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Reviewed today via mobile

I come here to NOLA every January for work and always have to get dinner here during our stay. The food is phenomenal—always. You really cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. The creole cream cheesecake is the best cheesecake I have ever had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeneeo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible food. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Live music. Amazing Bloody Mary. Fun for groups couples families. Kids seemed welcome!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NYCLoveFood
Reviewed yesterday

There are a number of bucket list restaurants and Commander's is in the top ten. This is a chef driven restaurant which means the food comes first but when you have the legend in the likes of Ella Brennan who passed away last year service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carling164
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best, if not the best, meal of my life. The service was above and beyond from the moment we hit the door. We sat in the garden, patio area at sunset and it was such a special dinner. Every bite of food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank asmith316
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant was beautiful and very clean but felt a little dated. The welcome was lovely but that unfortunately was the end of the friendly service. There was 15 of us celebrating my friends engagement and we felt very rushed. A couple of uncomfortable looks...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank v1kxk
Reviewed 3 days ago

What makes the legendary Commander's Palace exceptional is how the food, service and atmosphere come together to make your visit special. The food doesn't necessarily stand up to NOLA's best on its own, but the total experience is well worth your time and money. With...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every dining adventure should start with a stroll through the kitchen! That was enough to hook me. Very special experience with service and attention to detail unrivaled (from anywhere I’ve ever been at least)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank J0eyT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having my birthday dinner at Commander's Palace was the highlight of our 5 day trip to New Orleans. My expectations were high and they were not only met, but exceeded. This is an institution with iconic dishes and service that is absolutely unmatched. You feel...More

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

Simply outstanding dinner tonight, there are not enough keys on my computer keyboard to say all the great things I could say about the Commanders Palace. Outstanding isn’t a powerful enough word. Staff were well groomed, professional, attentive, exceptionally well trained and professional!! The food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 207brentb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

25c Martinis at lunch wow! Amazing gumbo terffoc shrimp and cheap lunchtime drinks! The commanders palace needs to be experienced as a part of a trip to New Orleans.

Date of visit: January 2019
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from Curiosity816409 | Reviewed this property |
It really is an nice place and the proper thing to do is dress accordingly. In general I feel people have become far too casual with dressing and unfortunately less inclined to be appropriate. We found most people were... More
January 17, 2019|
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Response from Dreamer612231 | Reviewed this property |
A jacket for dinner is a great idea. . . Long pants are always required for men. . . This is a very traditional place. . .
January 17, 2019|
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Response from Julie A | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch, some people were very dressed, others a little more casual. For lunch he doesn't have to have a jacket a nice shrt will do
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