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“Great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commander's Palace

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
+1 504-899-8221
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Ranked #14 of 1,769 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Garden District
Description: 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.
Decatur, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We decided to have lunch on a weekday and arrived when they opened. As we were shown our seat, each server stood in the hallway and greeted us... every one of them. It was like we were royality. Our head server was polite and informative and the support servers knew what they were doing... like how to keep from leaning over my food when filling my glass, etc. It was a little pricey but for great food and fantasic service, it was well worth it!

Visited July 2013
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Michigan
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Dress Code”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were expecting a big white Plantation looking building, not a seaside blue two story building that looked like a former hotel or house. Couldn't go in as since we were doing a garden district walk in 90 degree heat, we couldn't pass the dress code. I understand if we wanted to sit in a dining room, however as famous as it is, it wouldn't be a risk to their 'reputation' to have an outside patio that was lax on the no shorts rule for tourists interested in a 25 Cent Martini. Upscale Business Casual and 25 cent martini's shouldn't be used in the same sentence.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent as Always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We make a point to go to this restaurant every year for our annual visit to New Orleans. Once again, this place is right on with service and quality of food. You will pay more here, but it's well worth it. Make sure you take some time and walk the beautiful neighborhood either before or after the meal. Also, have a drink or two in the bar next to the courtyard.

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

While visiting New Orleans for the 4th of July we decided to try out Commander's Palace. We were not disappointed! From start to finish the experience was perfect. Making reservations was a snap but we had to reschedule twice and the staff was completely gracious about it. We let them know that we were on a tight schedule for dinner and were told to simply let our captain know and they would make sure we were out on time. Upon arrival we were greeted by the most pleasant staff! They definitely make you feel welcome there. The restaurant itself was beautiful. Once seated, our team took very good care of us. Everything was prompt and the servers were polite and helpful. I liked that the restaurant offers several ways to enjoy dinner: 1) a la carte, 2) a full tasting menu, or 3) if you are strapped for time (like us) there was a 3 course menu to choose from. All 6 of us ordered the 3 course menu and everyone was very pleased. For me, the food was perfect. Everything I had was flavored well and presented beautifully. There were plenty of ooohs and aaahhhs when they brought out the blueberry shortcake and souffle desserts! They are not stingy with the dessert portions and we probably could have shared but we managed to clean our plates ;) The only negative thing I have to say is that I was not impressed with the cocktails. I expected much more from the L&L Collins (like the presence of lavender, as it suggests) but really it just tasted like lemonade. My husband didn't care for his either, so that was disappointing. However, everything else made up for that. They timed the meal perfectly and we were out the door right when we needed to be. I highly recommend Commander's Palace for a romantic night out, a celebration, or if you just want to be treated well and eat delicious food. It is pricy but deservedly so. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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Long Island
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Friday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We flew into New Orleans for Easter Weekend and started our trip with lunch on Good Friday at Commander's Palace. The staff was gracious, the surroundings legendary, the service top notch, the food was excellent (I had wonderful shrimp and grits) and the fact that we got 25 Cent Martinis just added a perfect start to our weekend! We expected small drinks based on the $25 cent price but were presently surprised that they were full size. I believe this is a Monday thru Friday lunch special! Great way to welcome the weekend!

  • Visited March 2013
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