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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” (923 reviews)
“souffle” (513 reviews)
“turtle soup” (1,451 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5798
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband, a cousin and I dined at Commander's Palace for lunch. We were seated in the Garden Room upstairs, which was airy with windows overlooking the trees. The food was classic and well prepared. But after 2 excellent 25 cent martinis (yes you can...More

Thank 19Regina
Reviewed yesterday

While this place has been a famous part of New Orleans for a very long time, we've heard review ranging to "must-see" to "over-rated". After our visit, we are very much in the "Must See" camp for Commander's Palace! The food was fabulous and the...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed yesterday

This is a special restaurant that most people go to on special occasions. The rooms are beautiful. I sat in a quiet room with only a small number of people so we could hear each other talk. They are good about sticking to reservation times...More

Thank lynne g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came off a cruise and decided to have lunch at Commanders. They were very accommodating for our large group of 11. Celebrating a friend’s birthday so wanted something special. Food as always was superb. I’ve visited MANY times but my friends hadn’t and they were...More

Thank mlmcmurray
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had been trying to book a table at Commander’s for a few weeks for our weekend trip to NOLA after our original reservations were canceled at another restaurant due to remodeling. The booking hostess was fantastic and worked to get us a table on...More

Thank Kgrzyb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Since coming to N.O. in the mid-Fifties & graduating from LSU in '63, Commander's has been one of the best restaurants in my additional 50 years of traveling for a living. It did not disappoint with the one exception--The Bread Pudding Sofflee was hollow and...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Evidently you need a reservation. We were lucky as we were part of a tour who booked our lunch. We didn't have the full menu to select from, but certainly enough choices to please everyone. My shrimp were excellent. I had gumbo, the best I...More

Thank joanmaxine
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group of 4 was seated promptly at table upstairs overlooking courtyard; there are many dining rooms but this one was quite pleasant - bright and cheerful! Started with drinks and glad to see the wine list that was quite extensive had a separate list...More

Thank allysun2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

We experienced impeccable service at this restaurant. The food was very good but pricey.The ambiance is quite extraordinary. The turtle soup was very god as was the filet mignon. The drinks were very good..

Thank drrobjb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high but my dinner at the Commanders Palace this week was mediocre at best. To begin, after taking our drink order, the waiter arrived promptly with my two companions’ drinks but took another 20 minutes to bring my glass of...More

Thank Cycle2eat
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Jeremy S
27 March 2018|
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Response from nick b | Reviewed this property |
We have been there numerous times and I can not say I have ever seen an outside patio, but knowing the restaurant I would say no.
26 March 2018|
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Response from LongIslander49 | Reviewed this property |
No. I believe their dress code requests trousers and collared shirt. I did see men without jackets at lunch.
Kelli R
26 February 2018|
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Response from Bike-Chaplain | Reviewed this property |
Sport Coat/Jacket: yes. Tie: no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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