Commander's Palace, New Orleans

4.5 out of 5 stars 17 Reviews

1403 Washington Avenue, 70130 504-899-8221

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    Commander's Palace: World Reknown

    by jadedmuse Updated Aug 7, 2004

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    Courtesy of Commander's Palace website

    This place is reserved for hallmarking those special times in life - graduation, engagement, debutante, etc...and is considered one of the top 10 restaurants in the WORLD. (The chef was recognized as no. 2 in the world, back in 1999. He may still have that honor).

    I don't know where to start as far as what to recommend menu-wise. Everything here is delicious, period. You won't go wrong no matter what you order. It's a dining experience. Also nice for a weekend brunch, where you can enjoy a Bloody Mary in the charming courtyard while awaiting your table.

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    Commander's Palace: Garden District restaurant

    by acemj Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    This place has been a Garden Distict institution for well over a hundred years. It's situated in a beautifully restored Victorian home creating an elegant atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: They have set menu options which allow you to get a good taste sampling of the Creole specialties. The bread pudding souffle is incredible and a signature dish. If you come for dinner, you should definitely make a reservation.

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    commander's palace: historic restaurant

    by doug48 Updated May 24, 2009

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    the commander's palace is a historic restaurant located in the garden district. commander's palace was founded by emile commander in 1880. the commander's palace has a beautiful decor and is known for local seafood and steaks. the commander's palace was bought by the brennan family in 1974. the comander's palace is one of the best restaurants in new orleans. reservations recommended.

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    Commander's Palace: Famous Food

    by dustmon Updated Nov 16, 2012

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    Commander's Palace

    Famous New Orleans hangout across from Lafayette Cemetery--we walked by around 4 in the afternoon while visiting the cemetery across the street, listening to the band rehearsing for the coming night's entertainment....great local experience...the menu is the best of NO seafood and always the freshest...old style service and first class food make for a rewarding foodie experience

    Favorite Dish: Gumbo and oysters

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    Commander's Palace Restaurant: Commander's Palace Restaurant

    by mindcrime Written Dec 24, 2010

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    Commander's Palace Restaurant

    Commander’s Palace restaurant is a famous expensive restaurant, it is listed on many guides (as one of the top rated ones in USA) but the dress code is formal (jacket required) so we couldn’t get inside anyway. That’s why I will just post the pic we took from outside while we were walking along Garden District, the restaurant is located opposite Lafayette Cemetery #1.

    It was established in 1883 by Emile Commander and used to be a bordel in the 20s! I’ve heard that the food and service is good and of course you have to make a reservation in advance.

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    Commander's Palace: incredible lunch deal

    by jakelorenzo Written Jan 28, 2007

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    Classic creole. Commander's Palace is one of the great restaurants in the world. Sixteen months of renovation after Katrina, Commander's has reopened with beautiful new digs, while keeping the old familiar feel of the place. Commander's can be pricey, but if you go for lunch you can have a real bargain. There are three daily lunch specials from $15-$18. Each includes an appetizer and an entree. Portions are generous. The food is fabulous. Monday through Friday they have 25 cent cocktails. 25 CENT COCKTAILS! A good thing too, because the pricing on wine is absolutely ridiculous and unaffordable unless you are NBM (nothing but money.)

    Favorite Dish: Turtle soup is the best in the city.

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    Commander's Palace: One Of The Older Restaurants in NOLA

    by BigBlueOne Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    Interior was much nicer than exterior (the outside is not much to look at). Overall, service was excellent.

    If you're visiting NOLA, you'll most likely have to take a taxi to get here, but you could easily incorporate an impromptu tour of the garden district if you have time (we didn't, but I wish we had).

    Very impressive wine list.

    Favorite Dish: I had the "Harris Ranch" Black Angus Filet Mignon with truffled buttermilk mashed potatoes. The steak was good, the mashed potatoes were exceptional.

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    Commander's Palace: A Great Dining Experience

    by anderschwan Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Sure, it's a little touristy. But that's ok - because the food and service is top notch - as well as the atmosphere. Make sure to dress yourself up a bit - no shorts and t shirt here. But you don't have to be all fancy schmantzy either. Try to get a spot upstairs in the garden room - it's great!

    Favorite Dish: The Bread Pudding is a must. Also, if you're not a vegetarian - try the Turtle Soup. Mimosas are the thing to drink along with a meal.

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    Commander's Palace: Commander's Palace (Four Stars!)

    by NeutralGround53 Written Apr 26, 2012

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    I have eaten at Commander's Palace in Uptown New Orleans for decades. My last meal was last New Years Eve, and I have never been dissapointed. This is a four star, first class establishment in every way. The cuisine, the service, the ambiance, even the mixed drinks are all top drawer. While giving your drink order, tell the waiter that you want the famous "bread pudding souflet" for desert. (Give this order before you order the entree, because it takes time to prepare.) Almost everything on the menu is a winner, but the oysters Rockerfeller and seafood dishes are fantastic. I have never had a bad meal at Commander's in forty years of dining, and I highly recommend the establishment with no reservations. *Locals tip: Keep an eye peeled for celebrities. Nicholas Cage, John Goodman, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp have all been spotted there. (Last New Years Eve I ran into James Carville... oh well... no evenings perfect.)

    Favorite Dish: The infamous bread pudding souflet, and Oysters Rockerfeller.

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    Commander's Palace: Lunch Specials

    by ChicagoGuy Written Dec 30, 2002

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    Commander's Palace is one of America’s most famous restaurants. It is an upscale place, so dress nice and jackets preferred at dinner. It is where many famous chefs got their start. I have made it a habit of going and getting their lunch specials during the week. For a place of this caliber, you cannot beat their price. The fixed price lunch specials have run me about $13-$18. During the summer, for the past two years, they have had .25-cent martinis. WOW!

    Favorite Dish: The turtle soup is wonderful. The bread pudding is the best you will ever have. I suggest you try something you have never had before. This is an adventure for your taste buds.

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    Commander's Palace: Commander's Palace

    by kucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Considered the best restaurant in New Orleans by many, Commander's Palace is a beautiful restaurant with a great jazz brunch. You need (as with most of these restaurnats that I've mentioned) to book way, way ahead -- especially for brunch.

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    Commander's Palace: Commander's Palace

    by lucretia319 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We went for a jazz brunch at noon and were given Christmas bell necklaces

    Favorite Dish: Brunch menu: Eggs Prytania - 2 delicious petite crab cakes topped with 2 perfectly poached eggs and a most unique cream sauce sauce that complemented the rest of the dish

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    Commander's Palace: Commanders...

    by hackenbush Updated Jun 18, 2007

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    If you want to make sure you get a table on a weekend make the reservation at least a month before. The summer is the slowest time of year ,so it may not be necessary then.
    The jazz brunch at Commanders is outstanding. Great music that's non intrusive. The trio travels from room to room so everyone can enjoy.

    It's a little more formal than most tourists are use to but worth the time to experience. It's not unusal to see jackets for lunch (business casual is OK also)and they are required for dinner.

    Favorite Dish: The lunch at Commanders is more than reasonable priced for a world class restaurant.DO NOT SKIP DESSERT. .

    They used to have 25 cent martini's......the pecan crusted drumfish is outstanding, and the bread pudding souffle is worth a flight from anywhere.

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    Commander's Palace: Commander's Palace

    by Liz10052 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Very expensive, but worth it for a special night out. A good excuse to get dressed up. The service was very good, and the staff very friendly.

    Favorite Dish: I had Filet Mignon, and it was delicious, if a little over-cooked

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    COMMANDERS PALACE....

    by mangoblue99 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    COMMANDERS PALACE.
    EVERYTHING ON THERE MENU IS A DELITE AND THE DESSERTS ARE FROM HEAVEN!!!!
    THE SERVICE IS BEYOND BELIEF.. THE WAITSTAFF WAS THE BEST WE EVER HAD. THE FOOD WAS MORE THAN WORLD CLASS, IT WAS IN A CLASS BY IT'S SELF.

    Favorite Dish: EVERYTHING

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