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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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The service was amazing! From the moment we walked in and were greeted by what felt like the entire staff compliment of Commanders Palace. We felt particularly special. The servers were knowledgeable to the extent that they went into detail about the region the wine originated from. It was an experience. We had the tasting menu. I don't think I... More 

Thank meshabs
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I totally hate criticizing Commander's. It has been our favorite restaurant when we return to the city for years. But this time several of our entrees were too salty, and the food, while good here and there, was not all over wonderful on a single dish. It felt fussy and overly seasoned. Maybe it's me. I've come to appreciate simple... More 

Thank 475sandy
Mission Viejo,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Commanders Palace is one of those places where you can find intimate dining or in my case the Garden Room. Beautiful upstairs spacious room where everything is going on that involves food. From superior service to attention to details, from that wine selection, to wonderful descriptions of local food that you may not be familiar with. They make you feel... More 

Thank Travelbee3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited to celebrate the last night of a business trip, and I was incredibly impressed. The service was impeccable, and the highlight of the meal for me was the soft shell crab - genuinely the best I've ever had. Will definitely be back if ever in New Orleans again!

Thank Ozj555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chef Tory McPhail took a classic, gave it a much needed revamp, and has the grande dame running on all cylinders again. It is a restaurant that anyone visiting New Orleans should eat at at least twice- once for dinner and once for brunch. (Please note, everyone from from New Orleans is either in the Brennan's camp or Commanders Camp.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I recently had a late weekday lunch at Commander’s. We have been to NOLA many times, but amazingly never had a meal here. We will return the next time we are in town. As other reviewers note, Commander’s is a NOLA institution, beloved by both locals and tourists. I have spoken to locals who say it’s not... More 

Thank Mycoman
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have dined at some of the finest restaurants in NOLA since 1989. We never have eaten at C.P. until last Sunday. We made a reservation and were told we were lucky to get a table for 5. We remember 3 server service at sister Cafe Adelaide until they cut back and have since slipped. We were told if you... More 

Thank PensacolaTraveler196
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food and service was everything and more than I expected from a restaurant with Commander's Palace excellent reputation. The combination of flavors, both subtle and bold, were exciting and delectable. I chose the seven course Chef's tasting menu with the accompanying wine paring. Each course was unique and better than the last. The wines were exquisite and paired beautifully... More 

Thank AnnieBK58
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are those that will tell you that the "big name" restaurants in New Orleans have seen their best days. Are you kidding me? Maybe that is true of other places but not Commander's. This is one of the finest restaurants in the country. The setting is magnificent and the service is second to none. Top that off with some... More 

Thank rnheath
Blainville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fiance and I ate at the Commander's Palace on a Friday evening. We were celebrating our trip to New Orleans and her birthday at the same time and decided to go all out and have their tasting menu; which means 6 courses with 6 wine pairings. The restaurant is as beautiful on the outside as within. Very elegant. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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.