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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
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From start to finish this was sheer excellence. Thoroughly enjoyable. Staff were welcoming and friendly but not overly intrusive. The 25c cocktails were limited to three per person but anybody venturing beyond two should exercise caution! And so to the food...I had the turtle soup with sherry to start and the ribs for main. Exquisite was somehow too short a... More 

Thank exaisle
New York
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the iconic NOLA restaurant and for good reason. The service is impecable- as is the food. It is not cheap but well worth it. We visit at lunch- they have wonderful 2 or 3 course specials and did I mention the 25 cent lunchtime martinis? Kudo's to Ashley who took care of us today but we have never... More 

Thank Becky B
Apple Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful historic restaurant in the heart of the Garden District in New Orleans. Lunch was reasonably priced for a combo of appetizer/salad and entree and no kidding, 25 cent martini's (limit 3)! Very high quality service, food and atmosphere. Note: there is a dress code. I went solo but was made to feel very comfortably and attended to. This was... More 

Thank Susan B
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had brunch and it was the ultimate New Orleans experience. The food was to great, every bit was perfect. The service was very upscale. They never let the ice melt in my water. And the entertainment during brunch was excellent. I recommend this spot if you want great treatment and great food.

Thank Jisquianne T
Perdido Key, Florida
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most consistent dining facilities in the US. I've been there several times over the past twenty years or so and the service and food continues to stand out. We had the pris fixe menu offered during NOLA Coolinary Week and it was outstanding in terms of quality and value.

Thank Denis B
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this famous place for dinner recently, after hearing numerous recommendations. We had turtle soup, shrimp carbonara, bread pudding souffle, fritters, soft shell crab and "Fudge Sheba." All were delicious, but the last two were unforgettable. My partner said she had never had crab like that in her life. The dress code means people are somewhat decked out,... More 

Thank Manhattan T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 120 for dinner in the garden room. They did a first class job. Space was amazing with windows all around. Chef came out and presented our menu. Fried oyster appetizers was fantastic. We had a delicious fish and incredible beef entree. The cuisine was 5 star. We had a housemade cheesecake to close out. Service was exceptional for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for lunch on a Friday and got 25 cent martinis. The food was great. The have different 3 course lunch specials available. The turtle soup is amazing. Woody our waiter was great!

Thank Actingman03
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this beautiful establishment our last night in NOLA. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing! Thank you to Thom, our server, and the rest of the wait staff. Will be back again on our next trip. The Lamb was divine.

Thank KPDandCo
San Francisco, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Long story, known about the place for years, two years ago, got a chance to re-visit New Orleans (during the Jazz Festival -- that's a separate review), but did not have the proper attair. Luck has it, got to be in New Orleans again this year, during the same Jazz Festival week; finally got to try -- well, we went... 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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.