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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (935 reviews)
“souffle” (525 reviews)
“turtle soup” (1,480 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 13:30 Hours
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

I have always wanted to visit this restaurant as it is considered a classic of New Orleans, So when I found myself in New Orleans I took my opportunity. The staff were very welcoming and had me seated with drink in hand very promptly, after...More

Thank El_Greenholio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Words cannot describe what an incredible experience Commanders offers in terms of food, southern hospitality and a bread pudding soufflés to die for.

Thank 553Capegirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is an overdue review but 6 months after our lunch there, we still can't get over it. The meal was delicious and beautifully presented. I ordered trio soup (turtle soup, gumbo and chicken/mushroom soup). Followed by a big portion of grilled shrimp. The service...More

Thank Trisha_in_DC
Reviewed 2 days ago

I ate there for my birthday, and it didn't disappoint. It actually exceeded my expectations! Probably the friendliest, funniest, & most interactive staff I ever had at a restaurant. I had arguably the best steak I ever ate! It was cool to get a full...More

Thank Dano H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Commander’s Palace is known for their turtle soup, which is almost entirely why we went. The recipe is the same as it was when it was originally dreamed up. In all, we had turtle soup and the commanders salad to start, the pecan encrusted...More

Thank Micah N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Commanders palace was an incredible dining experience. The professionalism and menu reminded me of dining on a cruise line. Johnathon Bigger was our waiter and made the experience so special for my whole family. He took time to assist us with both our day and...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quintessential atmosphere with excellent food accompanied by a jazz trio that moves around during brunch. Special brunch menu is very affordable, 3 courses for under $40 is possible. I had the turtle soup, bayou brunch crab cake thing, and pecan pie, while the wife had...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to New Orleans a few times and did all the big name restaurants, but never went to Commander's Palace. So went this time with 3 of my girlfriends. Service was good, but very limited menu. What we had was good, but I was disappointed...More

Thank lbezec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time guests. Service was pretty darn good. It was very full and busy. 😁 Well done menu . The Louisiana crab and corn soup was very tasty and the Louisiana white shrimp was my entree. We had a hard time with the sour dish...More

Thank SuzyQ154
Reviewed 4 days ago

Okay let me start with the good. We were greeted and felt welcome. We had a nice table by the windows facing the courtyard. They had balloons at my table for my birthday and the owner came by and said hello. I ordered the special...More

1  Thank donna n
Garden District
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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
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8 August 2018|
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Response from geistmutter | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know.
Jeremy S
26 March 2018|
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Response from CoastalDog | Reviewed this property |
Other than an honest to goodness service dog, I doubt they would admit a four footed animal. Just my thought.
26 March 2018|
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Response from CoastalDog | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn’t reply earlier - just saw your question...... As someone has said, CP is old style New Orleans. They might let a man in who is not wearing a blazer or other coat, but they won’t let a man in wearing shorts... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
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11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
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11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
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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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