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Commander’s Palace

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#1 of 3101 restaurants in New Orleans
#1 of 4999 places to eat in New Orleans
Average price: more than $50
Opens at 18:00
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1403 Washington Ave, 70130-5751
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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The view of Garden District from the window of this restaurant leaves a great impression. Commander’s Palace serves Creole cuisine. This place boasts of fantastic rich gumbo, brandade and tasty garlic shrimps. Try yummy bread pudding, strawberry soufflés and fascinating pecan pie. Visit this spot for wonderful gin martini, prosecco or terrific fino sherry. It's nice to order wonderful espresso, ice tea or tasty fresh juices.

Come to this restaurant to celebrate an anniversary, wedding, or a birthday party in a beautiful interior. Most guests are happy about the accommodating staff and the spectacular service at Commander’s Palace. A lot of reviewers mark that the dishes are offered for reasonable prices. When you enter this place, you feel the comfortable atmosphere. But Frommer's 3 stars show that this place is highly appreciated by experts.

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Sometimes when you go to a popular restaurant that all your friends have recommended for a must visit, you already have high expectations and most likely you won't be super-impressed. That's not the case with Commander's Palace for us. Having just eaten a big breakfast at the French Quarter, we decided to take the streetcar over to the Garden City area for a stroll. Receiving a tip from a streetcar passenger couple that we could get three 25¢ martinis with our lunch entrée, we decided to drop in to check out the menu. We were quickly roped in to sit down after receiving jingle necklaces on our neck by the very hospitable and lively hostesses welcoming visitors for the holidays season. Despite insistent warnings to our waiter, Argyle, that we were not hungry and would like to split our order, the level of service by him and his crew (Julien & Jamie Lynn) remained as courteous and attentive as ever. We observed a very well-organized and well-communicated operations by the restaurant staff on the second floor. Our split orders of turtle soup and pork loins lunch special were tasty and plenty for us to share. Best of all we got to try all three of our 25¢ (melon, cosmo & commander's) martinis with our lunch order. No wonder this place is an institution in the beautiful Garden City residential neighborhood.
Love it every time I go!  Love the menu and wild game.   25 cent martini's.  Must have the bread pudding souffle.  Make reservations.  The service is priceless. The best service you'll ever get.  Great view, beautiful gardens, great food, great service and great atmosphere.
My partner and I chose Commander's Palace ate at Commander's Palace as a part of a two week trip from Toronto to New Orleans at back, and it was arguably the highlight of a trip consisting of a great deal of fantastic food. I made my dinner reservation several weeks in advance and was pleased to receive a friendly telephone reminder a day or two beforehand. They also mentioned the dress-code, which, for those who are unsure, is no big deal. Put on a jacket, tuck in your shirt and enjoy yourself. This restaurant really makes an effort to make your meal (and the entirety of your experience visiting) very special, through attention to small details that, while not strictly necessary, are not commonplace in many "high-end" restaurants. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and seated upstairs. The room was beautiful and the attention to detail in the table and plating was apparent. We both ordered the chef's tasting menu and wine pairing and were not disappointed. Every course was fantastic, with highlights including the foie gras and wagyu beef. The tasting menu seems to change seasonally, so without going into detail I will summarize by saying that the preparation was perfect, and the individual dishes, while at their core mostly traditional, all had interesting accents and consistently delighted us. The tasting menu was not inexpensive, but for the quality of ingredients and the attention to preparation it was a fantastic value. Our server was friendly, attentive and openly enthusiastic about the restaurant's offerings, and was visibly thrilled to be serving us a glass of Royal Rokaji that was as incredible as promised. The pacing of the courses and our drinks was flawless, despite the fact that we might have been somewhat slower than anticipated. At no point did we feel rushed or pressured in any way, but rather made to feel as welcome as possible. The Commander's Palace is absolutely deserving of the accolades it receives and I would return without hesitation.
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70130-5751 Get directions
Opening hours
MondayMon 11:30-13:30, 18:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 11:30-13:30, 18:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-13:30, 18:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-13:30, 18:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:30-13:30, 18:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-13:30, 18:00-22:00
SundaySun 10:00-13:30, 18:00-22:00
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