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Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
+1 504-899-8221
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (681 reviews)
“souffle” (538 reviews)
“turtle soup” (1,300 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
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Reviewed yesterday

I have traveled the world and eaten some seriously phenomenal meals but I have to say that the jazz brunch at Commander's Palace has to rank in my top 5 favorite meal experiences. Maybe it was the classic New Orleans cuisine that I adore so...More

Thank jennlovesfood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for Sunday brunch (make a reservation!) during a girls' weekend. Fine dining at its best. Food is off the chart, and so is the service. Jonathan made us feel like the only people in the restaurant. There were three in our party, and...More

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I, along with our adult sons and their wives, enjoyed lunch on our recent trip to NOLA. The food was amazing! So were the 25 cent martinis!!! Make sure to save room for dessert! Well worth the price!!

Thank scottvicki24
Reviewed 3 days ago

Assuming you like a great food experience - our Sunday Brunch visit to Commanders Palace is better described as a culinary adventure. Our service was provided by a well trained, professional staff, from beginning to end. The jazz band trio created an atmosphere I can...More

1  Thank kc5253
Reviewed 3 days ago

I came yesterday for Brunch at 11am. I have been to this restaurant one other time and the food and service was superb. However, this was not the case, yesterday, with the service. We were a pretty of 6 and reservation were at 11. We...More

1  Thank snowconebliz
Sam F, Public Relations Manager at Commander's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear snowconebliz: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your visit to Commander's Palace. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. I'm so sorry to read that your server was not as kind as he should have been....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here for Father's Day Brunch with family. The dining rooms were adorned with colorful balloons for the occasion, and the clientele, because of the dress code and hot summer month, wore seersucker suits and colorful dresses. This combined with the sharply dressed waitstaff, mostly...More

Thank MatinicusRock
Reviewed 4 days ago

Commander's Palace was the highlight of my trip. We were at the cemetery, and it was hot so I was a bit underdressed (they have a dress code of no shorts), but they sat us in the beautiful Garden Room for lunch. It did not...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I spent a week in NOLA celebrating our 42 wedding anniversary and ended our stay with an exceptional dinner at Commander's Palace. This is a beautiful restaurant in the Garden District, which prides itself on excellent service and great cuisine. The staff...More

Thank Roseann S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been dining at Commander’s Palace for over 45 years, and over 25 times, in those years. I think that our first visit was in 1969, for my, now wife’s birthday. For the next eleven years, I think that we celebrated her birthday, every...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 5 days ago

I chose this restaurant based on the history and the reviews. We were sadly disappointed. I guess I was expecting a very upscale traditional restaurant and that was not what we experienced. The first disappointment was the dress code. We were told, at multiple points,...More

3  Thank kristainco
Sam F, Public Relations Manager at Commander's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear kristainco: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Commander's Palace. We take all of our guests' comments very seriously and will do the same with yours. I'm very sorry to read about your frustration with the dress...More

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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dianne A
Can women wear sandals
12 June 2017|
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Response from rhonabpaul | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Sandals are fine. The website says that men should wear jackets. That is really not necessary, as long as the man wears a button down shirt. Women were wearing nice casual clothing when we were there on a... More
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 493Ron | Reviewed this property |
Commander's Palace is in a residential neighborhood. It is in the Garden District, an upscale area. CP has valet parking or some people just park on the street. I have always taken a cab or Uber.
Barbara H
Do men have to wear jackets for lunch
5 May 2017|
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Response from Cindy F | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, they do not. Much more casual now than the web site would lead you to believe.
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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.
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