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Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (673 reviews)
“souffle” (528 reviews)
“turtle soup” (1,281 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
Neighbourhood: Garden District
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Reviewed yesterday

Commanders you have a reputation for Great Food and Impeccable Service and you demand a price for both. Your food is still Great, but the last three visits I have experienced service that is living on a reputation. There are other establishments in NOLA that...More

Thank Gasdoggie
Reviewed yesterday

Made reservations to celebrate my wife's birthday at Commander's. When we arrived we were brought to the lovely 2nd floor garden window room. Excellent wine list and extraordinary food. As we enjoyed the last of our wine, my wife asked if they had a specific...More

Thank HikerTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We eat there every time we visit new orleans. Make reservations. You will not be disappointed. The best food in new orleans. The service is esquisite.

Thank debrajohnson2011
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

New Orleans must experience restaurant! Excellent food and excellent service! Enjoyed the jazz band also!

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to lunch at Commander's Palace on our recent visit to New Orleans. The food was very good and the service was exquisite. We enjoyed every bit of their fantastic ambiance. We highly recommend their stuffed lacquered quail and creme brulee. This is a...More

Thank Margo M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a formal dinning restaurant in the heart of the Garden District of New Orleans. The view to the gardens from the second floor is spectacular. Request a seating by the window on this floor when making a reservation. The service is outstanding and...More

Thank oscari995
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved it. Had lunch with my family here and the food, ambiance, service and 25 cent martinis were great.

Thank rm03777
Reviewed 3 days ago

Commander's continues to be the dependable elegant choice for a special evening out in NOLA. It is expensive of course. But that is to be expected. Then there is the $20 taxi fare each way from and to one's French Quarter hotel. Having said that,...More

Thank Dungan
Reviewed 3 days ago

I called a couple of weeks ahead to make a dinner reservation. Sunday was already all full, so I made a reservation for Monday night. We were seated promptly. It’s a bit weird to walk through the kitchen to get to our table. Once inside,...More

Thank maymay w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Commenders Palace. Service was excellent as were all the entrees. For appetizers we had the soup sampler-3 Demi servings of gumbo, turtle soup and the crawfish soup of the day. The big decision was desert. Strawberry shortcake, flaming bananas...More

Thank Michaelbirmingham4
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
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What is the parking situation near the Palace? I'll have high value items in my car. Dinner Wednesday 7 June around 8 pm.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Balticlight | Reviewed this property |
Not great. There is valet, or was, which might be your best bet.
Barbara H
Do men have to wear jackets for lunch
5 May 2017|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, jackets are not required but "encouraged" When we ate there we saw a mix of jacket and nonjacket folks.
Are reservations recommended for Saturday brunch?
11 April 2017|
Response from mark w | Reviewed this property |
I have never eaten there on a Saturday but I would recommend a reservation for any meal, simply bc you don't want to miss out on this place. I will say that our reservation was for 1230 but they sat us right away when we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-899-8221
  • E-mail
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.