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Commander's Palace

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American Restaurants, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130


Today: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Nova K.


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From the front, we could see a long line of people waiting. We thought about going to a different venue, but fortunately we were called. Food and the atmosphere at Commander's Palace is terrific!

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Commander's Palace

We ate here last Thursday.
The food and drinks were very good.
Extensive wine list (perhaps too many to choose from).
I'd suggest dressing up for this place- no jeans, and most men wore blazers.
One person at our table of 8 had to send his steak back for being cooked a bit too long, but the waitress agreed with my friend and was very cool about it.
The bill was high, but not much higher than expected as it was a fine dining establishment.
I rank it at 4 stars, but very close to 5.

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Chip H.


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My favorite New Orleans restaurant. Not just excellent food, a unique dining experience.

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Debbie D.


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Very classy...greated warmly by the whole staff. Food and service were excellent. Recommendations made by the server were fabulous from cocktails to dessert. Turtle soup, fois gras, veal tenderloin, pecan crusted drum fish, bread pudding souffle, apple crisp. Yum.

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George H.


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Excellent food, atmosphere and service

The best place for an occasion or just awesome meal. The food was excellent. It is very consistent and has a great selection of Cajun and New Orleans specialities.

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John H.


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As good as it gets for fine New Orleans food. Professional staff and the prices are not too bad for high-end food. Lots of good menu choices, both for dinner and dessert. Good idea to go for lunch.

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Oh man this is one of the best places i have EVER eaten. Beautiful atmosphere, delectable food,delightful servers. A must have experience for all romantic getaways in New Orleans. Thanks to Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast for recommending a place to put the cherry on top of our stay.

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Jimmy Shanks


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Best Restaurant in New Orleans... Period.

I love this place. Best food and service, hands down.

Sadly, it's quite expensive and not everyone will be able to experience this great cuisine. The service is also great and they'll give you a suit jacket to wear if you didn't bring yours. ;)

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matter of noisy children NOT handled well by servers

We enjoyed the food and service, but at $100 per person cost we would have expected the servers to better handle a table who had brought very small, very noisy children for a 2+ hour late dinner.
We left immediately after paying our check because the children, who had driven off all of the other diners after 2 hours of noise, were all we could bear.
When we complained to the host, he responded that we should have asked to be moved! (Actually we had)
Clearly, although the servers were aware of the noise, did nothing to hurry the family's dinner to spare the other diners the commotion.
Bush league service in my book.

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Rouge Chefs INC


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5 Best Restaurants of Uptown Rated No. 1

For those avid readers who have been following our most recent reviews, this restaurant is a prime example of how the art of cooking is held at the highest standards possible by Uptown New Orleanians. This is the Uptown restaurant that has set the bar internationally for New Orleans-style creole and changed how the world looks at New Orleans' cuisine forever. The greats have walked the lines and dining rooms of Commander's Palace.

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Clt Foodie


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CP's BRUNCH is a HUGE VALUE when in NoLa. Best meal ever and a great price!

WoW! What an experience! Awesome Staff, Great Bloody Mary. Daily Specials, and AMAZING DESSERT!

I had a triple pork gumbo and eggs benedict made with shredded pork, and dessert was a bread pudding soufflé. WOW!

Most Chef food is samplings of flavor and bite size portions. Everything on the brunch menu was a standard fair with brunch being 3 full courses for $30-$50. Best meal I've ever had.
Everyone must eat hear at least once for brunch.

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great spot but is it NOLA best????

My experience was that the food was good but way too much attention from staff...i know it sounds weird but it was uncomfortable attention. everytime I tried to look at the wine menu some sub-waiter would approach or a super waiter/sommelier would approach table ...awkwardly in the mist of conversation as if they were told to approach table if some one PICKED UP the MENU... not an organic experience for me

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Don't be Cheap; this place is Worth It!


We enjoyed a spectacular dinner for five at the Palace. The dining experience start to finish was 100% outstanding.

Upon entry we were promptly and kindly greeted by the front of house, our coats were gently whisked off and checked in and we were escorted to a private and spacious table.

Our server Moriah was TERRIFIC. She was on the ball all the time, knew the menu inside and out, but on top of being an excellent professional, she was also incredibly personable. We loved her personality just as much as the service she provided!

The Food: the shrimp appetizer was delicious and had the tanginess of a good buffalo sauce, the lamb shank was fork tender and incredibly hearty meal, and the dessert -- the strawberry shortcake was to die for. I can't remember the last time I had such an amazing dessert. The cooks in the Commander's kitchen know their food and their dessert!!!!

Finally, we were there for a celebratory New Year's Dinner. The restaurant never rushed us or hinted that it was time to leave -- our entire meal took 4 hours because the staff indulged us.

Thank you for an amazing meal, terrific service, and the best dining experience we had in New Orleans.

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Nice Place but Really Not Worth the Price

It's a beautiful place. Very classy and the epitome of uptown New Orleans charm. The garlic bread was amazing. My and my husband's entrees, however, were just okay. I had the crab cakes which were mediocre at best, and my husband's gumbo was really bad. The bread pudding souffle was just as wonderful as everyone says it is. My husband had some sort of ice cream in a sweet crispy little shell. Ice cream was just okay, but the shell was quite good. The price of this meal (lunch) was $88 which seems extremely high given the overall quality of the food and the fact that it was lunch. Overall, I'd have to say it wasn't worth it.

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Belle of New Orleans

Many great things have been said about the food, service, and atmosphere at this restaurant that I would just like to add my family's applause to the list of those who adore this place. My family of five enjoyed a wednesday lunch, which included the Smoked Tomato & Roasted Pepper soup, Turtle soup (of course), Summer Melon salad, griddle seared Gulf Fish with artichokes, asparagas, pequillo peppers and grilled eggplants, Black Pepper Shrimp sauteed with garlic and black pepper over grilled corn, and Creole Spiced Gulf Fish with galic and leek confit. The dessert of Roast Peach & White Chocolate Bouchee must be tasted ( a written description would not do it justice). We had a special added treat. Lally Brennan was in the house and allowed me to engage her in a short conversation about her book ""In The Land Of Cocktails."" She is southern charm ...as is her restaurant. P.S. One does not co-author a book about New Orleans cocktails without offering an extensive variety of libations...be prepared. On the Wednesday that we visited there was a special of twenty-five cent Martinis with the purchase of an entree...things could get damgerous after a Commander's Palace Martini...or two

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Rude and overrated

#1. This is a cajun/creole restaurant in New Orleans, and is NOT upscale dining.
#2. Most people eat here on their vacation, otherwise known as the time of relaxation and lesiure.
#3. Lunch, I do not care if I am in New York, London, or Paris, should be comfortable.
This restaurant is so full of itself, I am still in disbelief. After walking in and asking how many (causing the hostess to grab the menus), I was then asked for the reservation name. They weren't all that busy for Saturday lunch and although I didn't have a reservation could have sat my party of two. However, because I did not have a collared shirt (nevermind the shirt I was wearing probably cost more than they make in an entire day), I would be denied eating at their most wonderful face-stuffing establishment. Really? So nice of them. I didn't let them know at the time, but called later to cancel my dinner reservation for 8 the next week for myself and business colleagues. Yes, driving away over $1000 of business is EXACTLY the way to run a pathetic establishment attempting to pass itself off as upscale. Their loss. We laughed and headed to one of the many great restaurants in this city that serve great food. We paid more elsewhere, but it was definitely worth it.

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Awsome service

This place is a legend. The food and service is always awesome, but I went here the other day an was reminded as to why this place is an institution. The bread pudding souflee is a MUST. I highly recommend this place.

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Not all it's cracked up to be

This place failed to wow me, and with all the hype about it I never expected it to be so average. The staff is amazing, but they have this old school tradition of bugging you every thirty seconds to de-crumb the table or blather away about their favorite thing on the menu. I felt bugged and then the food fell flat. I also noticed the demographic in Commander's is about 99% old people. I felt like people have given me the wrong expectations of the place.

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Best Food Ever

This place is just incredible. So incredible, that I've seriously considered taking an additional trip to New Orleans just to stop by. It really is that good.
We arrived for our reservation (this was the first week of May) and were welcomed to the restaurant by the lovely fragrance of blossoming trees. The homes surrounding the restaurant are beautiful, and the ambience is top-notch. We were greeted warmly, and were whisked upstairs to our table. Our waiter (named Argyle) was a wonderful gentleman with a handle-bar mustache: he was by far one of the finest waiters I've ever had the privilege of being served by. He knew the menu intimately, and was very passionate about each item. I started with a delectable Brie-Cauliflower soup.... words cannot express... it was just amazing. Following the soup I enjoyed a Blackberry leafy greens salad, which was good but nothing remarkable. We then indulged in a cheese sampler, including: Italian green gorgonzola, Fromage d'Affinois, Carr Valley Mobay, Idiazibal, and Shropshire, all brought together perfectly by a bit of honeycomb, pecan bread with some sort of berry sauce, and blackberries. I ordered the Filet Mignon, and it came with buttery velvety mashed potatoes and a rich brown sauce that transcends flavor and defies description. Dessert was anticlimactic--the strawberry shortcake earned a derisive ""eh"" and a shrug of the shoulders after such a noteworthy meal. If I am ever in New Orleans again, I will definitely be stopping by. Restaurants of this caliber are few and far between.

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Best Sunday Brunch in New Orleans

From the valet service to the maitre d? the service at the Commanders Palace is impeccable--few mistakes are made. We were seated upstairs on NBA All-star weekend. The waitstaff and the headwaiter were outstanding. They checked on us making sure my salad was good and all are need were met. Changing out a used napkin for a fresh one with ease. I started out with the strawberry salad and my entree was the grilled gulf fish and bread pudding souffle is just one delightful combination. The jazz band put a tear in my eye playing Louis Armstrong. This is a New Orleans Classic and is not to be missed. This is a perfect 10 in my book.

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General Info
Commander's Palace, nestled in the middle of the tree-lined Garden District, has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893. Known for the award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of this famous restaurant offers a glimpse into New Orleans' storied past and has been the go-to destination for Haute Creole cuisine and whimsical Louisiana charm. The winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander's Palace has evolved into a culinary legend.
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Garden District, Central City - Garden
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Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: No

Cuisines: Southern, Family Style, American, French, European, Seafood, Continental, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pets Allowed: No

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