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Commander's Palace

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Garden District, New Orleans
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  • D. D.
    D. D.October 7
    Had the shrimp/c-salad/apple custard desert. All was great. Thank you..
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CabreraSeptember 27
    They have 25 cent martini's, Come for lunch. Very famous restaurant. They have a strict dress code, check the website
  • Rahul G.
    Rahul GuptaAugust 15
    Soufflé and the fish must try
  • Idierys A.
    Fantastic food, great service, fun brunch spot.
  • Harry B.
    Harry BousAugust 8
    Filet mignon
  • Ariana V.
    Went here for lunch with my mom while visiting and the .25 martinis and 3-course pre-fixe option were a great deal! Amazing food, service and location.
  • Aaron R.
    The chefs playground
  • Richard C.
    All the traditional items
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Casey R.
    Casey RaeJune 22
    good place for brunch .25 cent martinis - jazz brunch
  • David L.
    Awesome dining experience. Go for the three course meal special.
  • Connie C.
    Come for the vibe and era. Wasn't as impressed by the food. We got the shrimp apps, gumbo, ham and bone soup, white bean soup, and beef tenderloin tostada. The baba bread soufflé was amazing tho.
  • Laila H.
    The place is authentic. It is nice yet it doesn't have the luxurious way of service. Food is ok.
  • Tino B.
    Tino BoehmApril 15
    That's the place to go if you search for great service and awesome food. Our waiter was out of this world. Food and desert where awesome We even tried a small cup of the turtle soup. Steak/ fish👌
  • Diana D.
    Ponchatoula Strawberry Shortcake
  • Crystal C.
    Amazing food and service. $0.25 martini's at lunchtime.
  • Frohli
    FrohliFebruary 19
    Everything. Just delicious 10/10 on all accounts!!
  • Genesis F.
    Genesis F.February 10
    The srvc & srv'ng sizes exceeded expectations. I kept hoping that the issues I encountered with the meals would improve with the next item, it did not. Mostly overcooked, cold, or overly rich items.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela Z.February 7
    Beyond impressed with the hospitality and the delicious food! The attention to detail and near perfect everything was exquisite. Turtle soup and soufflé for the win. Shrimps appetizer also very good.
  • Jose S.
    Jose SifontesFebruary 3
    One of the best restaurants in Nola. A tad expensive but worth it IMO. The turtle soup and the BBQ shrimp are signature dishes.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulerFebruary 3
    I didn't have an amazing experience at Commander's, but it's an institution. Jazz brunch is an experience, but if you're already doing Preservation Hall you can skip it.
  • Porter M.
    Porter MasonJanuary 29
    Cocktails ("whoa Nellie" and Bloody Mary)were great, shrimp and Tasso henican was spicy and amazing, redfish and tails was incredible. Jazz brunch music was a delight!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 6, 2016
    Commander's Palace was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience. Read more
  • Elle F.
    Elle F.October 6, 2016
    Try the Turtle Soup.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 16, 2016
    Just EAT IT (the Surf&Turf that is) here! Read more
  • Victor L.
    Victor LowJune 29, 2016
    In institution in Nola. Order the Soup 1-1-1. You'll never get better soup than here. Dress appropriately too or you'll feel out of place.
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerMay 29, 2016
    Jazz brunch on Sunday with people dressing up in fine clothes for the occasion.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzMay 12, 2016
    Very traditional upper-class Southern venue with dress code & many awards. Carefully prepared dishes. Weekend jazz brunch with a 3-course prix fixe around $42 is a good intro. Need reservation.
  • John J.
    John JacksonMay 8, 2016
    Turtle Soup.
  • Stefani
    StefaniApril 20, 2016
    Not worth it... We wanted to go for a cocktail and dessert and they wouldn't let us in until 6pm even though every single table was available .. Really for a slice of pre made cake ??
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerApril 6, 2016
    Beautiful restaurant with a lot of charm, very friendly attentive staff. EVERYTHING IS GOOD here. Loved the eggs Benedict, and the soufflé, great seafood dishes 😄
  • Dinah H.
    Dinah HutsonApril 1, 2016
    Make res. Ask for garden room. Great for bdays. $0.25 martinis and prix fixe lunch are all you need to know.
  • Cory B.
    Cory BangertMarch 25, 2016
    Amazing service! Top notch food
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BredholtFebruary 28, 2016
    Wait staff is awesome. All the comments here about the food recommendations are correct.
  • Mina R.
    Mina RFebruary 24, 2016
    Superb service and first-class food. Even the bread was the best I had in NOLA
  • Naomia A.
    Naomia AlbertFebruary 17, 2016
    Amazing atmosphere, exquisite menu options and expert staff!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PattyFebruary 12, 2016
    Sheer Perfection
  • pierce d.
    pierce d'artFebruary 11, 2016
    turtle soup is fabulous!
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AlbertFebruary 7, 2016
    Anything with crawfish!
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AlbertFebruary 7, 2016
    Perfectly executed Louisiana dishes. Wonderful evening with my wife!
  • Brian E.
    Brian EricksonFebruary 1, 2016
    Go during restaurant week during the first week in August and it's super cheap. 25 cent martinis at lunch (can't confirm dinner).
  • Leemor Y.
    Leemor YuravlivkerJanuary 26, 2016
    Completely worth it. Great food and staff. Recommend the grilled fish and shrimp n grits
  • Abbi L.
    Abbi LoCastroJanuary 17, 2016
    Pork Belly & Honey appetizer was amazing!
  • Ruben F.
    Ruben FloresJanuary 8, 2016
    If you are skeptical about turtle soup, this is the right place to order it. You won't regret it!
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeJanuary 4, 2016
    Our highlights include the Winter harvest salad; cheese plate, pecan gulf fish and strawberry short cake. The complimentary bread is great. Reservations are a must
  • Amol U.
    Amol UtrankarDecember 29, 2015
    If you can, do lunch. The 25-cent martinis are 👌👌.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacDecember 25, 2015
    This place is steeped in history, hospitality, and perfectly finessed cooking. A really great treat for when you're ready to spend on a fancy dinner (you're expected to dress up for it).
  • Adam
    AdamDecember 18, 2015
    Go with someone awesome. The turtle soup is amazing. Have a wonder in the old cemetery across the road afterwards.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HenryDecember 16, 2015
    This place is over-rated and over-priced! Waiter was loud and condescending, made us feel rushed, interrupted conversation. NEVER AGAIN!
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LeeDecember 14, 2015
    Skip - stuffy atmosphere, food isn't good, their famous turtle soup is overrated
  • Katie C.
    Katie CongletonDecember 8, 2015
    $0.25 martinis, the turtle soup and the bread pudding soufflé - all things this place does incredibly well!
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaNovember 22, 2015
    25¢ martini lunch is excellent, with amazing food and service. The gumbo and turtle soup were all table favorites and the risotto was delicious.
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 27, 2015
    The turtle sherry soup, everything was divine though, especially the service
  • Brian G.
    Brian GibsonOctober 26, 2015
    Great dinner and dining experience. The quail was outstanding
  • Paige C.
    Paige COctober 15, 2015
    Shrimp and Tasso
  • Dick R.
    Dick RiveraOctober 4, 2015
    Bloody Mary, Shrimp and Tasso Henican.
  • Kev W.
    Kev WilsonSeptember 8, 2015
    Sheepshead pecan fish- the best thing I ever ate!
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 27, 2015
    Didn't eat here but the building itself is really pretty and worth a visit.
  • Angélica A.
    Angélica AyalaAugust 18, 2015
    Awesome food and drinks! You better visit this iconic NOLA Restaurant!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LAugust 3, 2015
    Outstanding service! Try the bread pudding soufflé and/or the pecan pie. Yum!
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossJuly 29, 2015
    Great food experience in this milestone spot in nola!
  • Denette
    DenetteJuly 28, 2015
    Historic place! Dress code so be aware. The food is okay for the prices.
  • Jill L.
    Jill LawsonJuly 12, 2015
    I mean, the service is impeccable.
  • Eduardo O.
    Eduardo O.July 12, 2015
    Turtle soup, chefs specials, and desserts. It was a veritable cornucopia of sensations!
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BruceJuly 2, 2015
    Splurge on the chefs tasting menu and wine pairing. Worth every dime
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoJune 29, 2015
    Their soufflé, gumbo and seafood are definitely worth the short ride from the French Quarter. Better reserve ahead of time. If price is an issue, try it for lunch.
  • Alison P.
    Alison PruettJune 16, 2015
    Jazz brunch is amazing!
  • Ben K.
    Might be a tourist trap but the food is delicious. Get the turtle soup and any creole entree. Bananas foster and chicory coffee for dessert. Head through the kitchen to check out the garden out back.
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BruceJune 11, 2015
    Amazing... The chef taste menu is absolutely delicious. Add the wine pairing for the most memorable meal of your life
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauJune 9, 2015
    Excellent service. Eating here was an experience. Go for lunch but adhere to the dress code. 25 cent martinis were a hit!
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 28, 2015
    "Chef Tory McPhail...blends varied local influences in dishes like pan-seared Gulf fish with Louisiana citrus... and an earthy seared duck breast with Cajun dirty rice..." -concierge.com on TripExpert Read more
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 28, 2015
    Without a doubt, Commander's is the best in New Orleans.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾May 14, 2015
    An amazing, classic southern dining experience. The service is impeccable and that bread pudding soufflé is killer! And don't miss the $.025 martinis!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BerkowitzMay 14, 2015
    Don't just get seduced by the cheap martinis. They have a great wine list!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 2, 2015
    Get the turtle soup and bread pudding soufflé!!!
  • Lorenzo
    LorenzoApril 21, 2015
    Disappointing on all levels. Service was rushed and unfriendly. Food not at a level I expect from a restaurant of such pedigree. When you ask your guests to dress for elegance, you should deliver it.
  • Cathy Z.
    Cathy ZhangApril 9, 2015
    Their bread pudding soufflé will ruin you for any other dessert forever
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The praline Parfait is my new favourite dessert
  • Paula M.
    Paula MaddoxMarch 18, 2015
    The best meal and service I've ever had! Coat and tie a must.
  • James
    JamesMarch 8, 2015
    Delicious, try the pecan crusted fish and the turtle soup! For dessert, the pecan pie is fan-freaking-tastic.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to treat yourself in NOLA then this is the place to go
  • Tina J.
    Tina JainFebruary 28, 2015
    the wait staff is SO attentive and nice. you will never hD an empty glass of water. beautifully decorated indoors. ask for a walking tour map for after!
  • Theron E.
    Theron EverageFebruary 26, 2015
    Amazing place!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchlossFebruary 21, 2015
    If you don't finish your meal, you get a purse.
  • David E.
    David EbertFebruary 20, 2015
    24 oz Rib eye, the gumbo was outstanding, as was the bread pudding (20 min. Waiting time)
  • Jo L.
    Jo LafFebruary 20, 2015
    Gumbo, red fish
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 20, 2015
    Collared shirt required
  • Chasing N.
    Chasing NationsFebruary 18, 2015
    Beautiful atmosphere, yummy food. The Strawberry Cheesecake is worth the 20 minute wait!
  • kevin k.
    kevin kiernanFebruary 10, 2015
    $0.25 martinis at lunch!
  • Carol R.
    Carol RoseFebruary 5, 2015
    Wasn't a big fan of the brunch but the Bread Pudding was very yummy!
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherJanuary 21, 2015
    Surprisingly good food ($.25 martinis, turtle soup, gumbo, Oyster Gratinée, Creole Cochon de Lait “Cassoulet,” duckfat potatoes), but go to Galatoire's for atmosphere
  • Bonnie R.
    Bonnie RJanuary 12, 2015
    Turtle soup!
  • Bonnie R.
    Bonnie RJanuary 11, 2015
    Everything!! Today my v favorite was the fig & duck pancake.
  • Germán S.
    Sunday brunch
  • Dom W.
    Dom WongJanuary 4, 2015
    Make sure you where a collared shirt...bread pudding was amazing...old school and traditional
  • Sandra
    SandraJanuary 2, 2015
    Great bloody marys and jazz brunch!
  • Rob H.
    Rob HDecember 31, 2014
    Gumbo was the best I've had. And Hannah took care of us in the libations department
  • Rain M.
    Rain ManDecember 29, 2014
    Try the Pork Shoulder And Creme Brûlée !
  • Ricel A.
    Ricel AlmadovarDecember 24, 2014
    Order Duck Confit Creole, Chicory Coffee Lacquered Quail, and Creole Bread Pudding Souffle! Don't forget the 25cents martinis & make sure you have reservations! Wonderful culinary surprise!
  • Christin "X1" L.
    Christin "X1" LDecember 12, 2014
    Everything was impeccable and delicious.
  • Yukie T.
    Yukie TakabatakeDecember 6, 2014
    Fine Dining option
  • Alex C.
    Alex CompanioniNovember 29, 2014
    Turtle soup and creme brûlée are great!
  • Rogelio F.
    Rogelio FernándezNovember 29, 2014
    The bread pudding is absolutely incredible.
  • Kelsey A.
    Kelsey AndersonNovember 29, 2014
    Incredible service. Try the turtle soup, the all of our entrees were fantastic, drink an Evening in Barbados and have Creme Brûlée or the Bread Pudding Soufflé for dessert.
  • The B.
    The BullNovember 25, 2014
    Really@good food. Get the turducken Quail.
  • Katie Q.
    Katie QuiltyNovember 23, 2014
    Everything.
  • Alana C.
    Alana CadizNovember 17, 2014
    Favorite restaurant of all time!
  • Beth & James A.
    Beth & James AdamsNovember 10, 2014
    Bread pudding soufflé and the seafood tamale...
  • Adam S.
    Adam S.November 8, 2014
    So fancy, they put out black napkins if you wear dark clothing. Don't miss jazz brunch and the bread pudding souffle, soft as a cloud.
  • Kris
    KrisOctober 28, 2014
    Tasting menu is a must
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy CrookOctober 22, 2014
    Best wine selection I've ever seen. Wow.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LOctober 18, 2014
    The service is top notch and the food is outstanding. Highly, highly recommend this restaurant.
  • DJ H.
    DJ HarreldOctober 16, 2014
    Absolutely outstanding. They take shrimp & grits to a new level.
  • Winnie N.
    Winnie NgOctober 15, 2014
    Swan doggy bags!
  • Yurij B.
    Yurij BryndziaOctober 11, 2014
    The less rich 3-courser was perfect. Pumpkin Seed Goat Cheese soup followed by the Pickled Lobster & Avocado Salad and finished by the delightfully refreshing Margarita Mint Sorbet. Just. The. Best.
  • Bain L.
    Bain LaPlantOctober 4, 2014
    Request St James Infirmary at Sunday brunch
  • Dina K.
    Dina KimSeptember 27, 2014
    Best bread pudding I've ever had.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WellsSeptember 12, 2014
    A must visit restaurant - one of the best meals I've eaten.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CombelSeptember 1, 2014
    Great for special occasions, although I had a birthday dinner ruined by the wait staffs attitude towards my wife's raw duck breast.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LoochAugust 30, 2014
    Recommendation from the camastas
  • foodforfel
    foodforfelAugust 26, 2014
    The bread pudding soufflé is a must.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Commander's Palace as seen on America's Best , Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Jessi D.
    Jessi DexAugust 21, 2014
    Don't allow shorts (even dressy/trendy women's shorts) at any time
  • Aica
    AicaAugust 18, 2014
    Quail .......
  • Missy
    MissyAugust 17, 2014
    Got the lobster & brie frittata, the gumbo, and the Creole cream cheescake. I regret nothing. It was all perfection. 👌
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaxtonAugust 17, 2014
    Had super high expectations but was disappointed. After eating at August, Peche and Cochon this place felt very average. I would liken it to a wedding banquet hall. Service was fine. Meh.
  • J F.
    J FAugust 12, 2014
    Go for lunch! Lunch specials & cheap drinks make for a fun afternoon.
  • Marisa E.
    Marisa ErinAugust 7, 2014
    Turtle soup and both gumbos were amazing, as was the foie gras. Skip the salad--way too salty.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MaAugust 7, 2014
    eggs lafrouche includes awesomely tender pork belly and poached eggs
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MaAugust 7, 2014
    bread pudding soufflé is one of the best desserts I've ever had!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MaAugust 7, 2014
    shrimp and tasso henican is great!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    House specialties: turtle soup au sherry and bread pudding soufflé. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    The family behind Commander's Palace seems to have written the rulebook for leisurely lunching: attentive but nonhovering service, an optional cocktail course accompanied by buttery garlic bread. Read more
  • Cosssette G.
    Cosssette GarciaJuly 26, 2014
    Absolutely incredible! Ask for The tasting menú (wear a nice outfit). Truffled egg royale and Crispy pork belly and oysters
  • Phil T.
    Phil ThamesJuly 17, 2014
    One of the greatest meals I've ever had, this restaurant started my foodie obsession. Foi gras gumbo will change your life.
  • Mischief O.
    Mischief OJuly 9, 2014
    Red fish blue fish! Bread pudding, pecan fish and shrimp. Mmmmmm
  • Desiree
    DesireeJune 18, 2014
    Amazing food, excellent service. Start with the Turtle Soup and Pork Belly.
  • Alexa M.
    Alexa Megan TillieJune 16, 2014
    many a great chef began here. including emeril.
  • Heidi V.
    Heidi Votaw-AmblerJune 10, 2014
    Definitely go if you can everything was outstanding - food, service, wine - it was first class!
  • Ken S.
    Ken SMay 18, 2014
    Definitely a special treat spot!!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonMay 18, 2014
    This formal dining experience is everything it's cracked up to be. Go wild & get Turtle Soup, Hot Buttered Rum, Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish, Praline Lacquered Texas Quail, & Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé. Read more
  • Grishma G.
    Grishma GovaniMay 15, 2014
    Best bananas fosters!
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Chef McPhail highlight the nuances and variances between Cajun and Creole cuisine through one big, beautiful, bountiful dish of Gumbo, at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 – June 1. Read more
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GomezMay 5, 2014
    Great service and great food but you will pay for it!
  • Jude M.
    Jude MaltaApril 24, 2014
    Rude staff!!! Just because I'm short doesn't mean you have to patronize me....heard it was good but denied at the door.
  • David L.
    David LongoriaApril 24, 2014
    Wearing shorts will not get ya in.. Regardless if it's 100 degrees outside..
  • Casey S.
    Casey SiaoApril 24, 2014
    Good food, good service but all in all its over rated.
  • Janet C.
    Janet CarterApril 11, 2014
    The turtle soup with sherry and bread pudding with whisky! Just about anything here suits my fancy, but the soup and pudding makes me very happy. :-)
  • Tanya W.
    Tanya WilliamsApril 7, 2014
    Now I understand why everyone raves about this place. Everything I ate made my eyes roll back (especially the Cochon eggs Benedict). And the jazz brunch is the icing on the cake! Do it. DO IT NOW
  • Scott W.
    Scott WesthovenApril 6, 2014
    Great dinner. Talk to the wait staff about their favorites
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9April 1, 2014
    Experience Old New Orleans fine dining. The bathroom wallpaper epitomizes the experience: padded French toile of Jackson Square. The 25 cent martini lunch is a steal!
  • Jill A.
    Jill AgroMarch 31, 2014
    Very attentive service. Order any meat more "done" than you normally would. And if they have it, get the strawberry shortcake (and skip the soufflé).
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GoodloeMarch 23, 2014
    Get the soup sampler for an appetizer!! All their soups are amazing
  • Johnna S.
    Johnna ShahanMarch 5, 2014
    Lady at the front desk likes to tell all guests, "no, no, no." When we asked for some bread while we waited for 45 minutes they suggested another restaurant down the street.
  • Arlene H.
    Arlene HazeltineFebruary 17, 2014
    You must order the bread pudding souffle.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BuenaventuraFebruary 7, 2014
    Overrated turtle soup. Extreme use of condiments. Good service
  • Juan B.
    Juan BuenaventuraFebruary 6, 2014
    Quail, cut by Negrita
  • Juan B.
    Juan BuenaventuraFebruary 6, 2014
    Smoked pork
  • Chad T.
    Chad TovarJanuary 29, 2014
    Go for lunch 25 cent martinis!!!! Oh and get the turtle soup!!!
  • Thinh N.
    Thinh NguyenJanuary 1, 2014
    Amazing 3 courses meal
  • Brad B.
    Brad BensonDecember 29, 2013
    Incredible Bloody Mary! Bananas Foster pancakes were b-a-n-a-n-a-s! The garlic bread is the best I've ever had!
  • Miguel B.
    Miguel BanuelosDecember 29, 2013
    Highly recommend the Oyster +Absinthe "Dome." Flaky pastry over rich creamy oyster broth. Small in size, huge in flavor.
  • Kira F.
    Kira FisherDecember 24, 2013
    wanna know what turtles taste like? veal! not tough, really tender. turtle soup is topped with sherry which really makes it. gumbo also excellent. finish it w strawberry shortcake
  • Tracey v.
    Tracey van der SpuyDecember 15, 2013
    Avoid the bloody mary's, they taste like peppery water. Service was terrible. Food was good, but it was not so good as to justify all of the rave reviews. Big let down, will not be back nor recommend.
  • Camille B.
    Camille BremerDecember 9, 2013
    Ask for Kathryn to make your bananas foster
  • Tim B.
    Tim BreitbergDecember 6, 2013
    $0.75 lunchtime martinis, they'll only sell you 3, but 1 is enough. The food being spectacular helps too.
  • Tiara T.
    Tiara ThorntonNovember 11, 2013
    Ask for the banana foster, it's not on the menu and it's meant for two but it's so incredible! U get the show and dessert!
  • A K.
    A KariaNovember 8, 2013
    Woody Allen plays the trumpet here .
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaOctober 23, 2013
    $ 25 cent martinis at lunch
  • Diane
    DianeSeptember 28, 2013
    Thought this was over rated. Turtle soup at Muriel's was better and the staff was a little too snooty.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KimSeptember 22, 2013
    The pork belly appetizer was ridiculous. Best pork belly dish!
  • Pavana T.
    Pavana TiriveedhiSeptember 2, 2013
    Expect to get a new glass of ice water in the middle of the meal. A tradition of providing ice twice in a meal when ice was still expensive in New Orleans.
  • Magda M.
    Magda MillerAugust 31, 2013
    Best restaurant in the world! Friday's 25 cent martinis, New Orleans style, a maximum of five per person!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 27, 2013
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans: Best Lunch Specials Read more
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 27, 2013
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans: Best Brunch Read more
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 27, 2013
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans: Best New Orleans restaurant Read more
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoAugust 19, 2013
    Tease your taste buds with Commander’s classic turtle soup, finished with aged sherry. Select fresh fish from the Gulf, shrimp and grits or hand-carved duck.
  • Robert E.
    Robert EnglishAugust 10, 2013
    Classic New Orleans fine dining with remarkable food and service.
  • Bite and Booze
    Bite and BoozeJuly 25, 2013
    Go for the brunch every time!
  • michael n.
    michael nerenburgJuly 22, 2013
    Saw some guy not being let in because he was wearing shorts. Who goes out to dinner in shorts and a Tshirt. Grow up. Food is excellent. Got the pork belly and soft shell crabs.
  • BuffaloJason
    BuffaloJasonJuly 19, 2013
    Wow, deserved reputation. Don't miss the turtle soup
  • Tom D.
    Tom DJune 10, 2013
    The bread pudding soufflé is the most delicious contradiction in terms.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerJune 9, 2013
    Ride the streetcar to the restaurant.
  • Adam E.
    Adam EMay 20, 2013
    Everything was incredible. Don't let the good looking servers recommend a wine for you... it'll be $200 per bottle! Cheers!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HusseyMay 6, 2013
    Try the Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish - ~ A Commander’s Palace Favorite ~ Prosecco poached Louisiana crabmeat, spiced pecans, and crushed corn sauce
  • Michael H.
    Michael HusseyMay 6, 2013
    Try the Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes - Baileys Irish whipped cream, and Jameson spiked sugarcane syrup
  • Michael H.
    Michael HusseyMay 6, 2013
    Try the Tournedos of Black Angus Beef - Whiskey smoked onions, roasted mushrooms,Creole smashed new potatoes and glace de viande
  • Sónia R.
    Sónia RuasMay 3, 2013
    Definitely try the 25 cent Martinis during lunch. The turtle soup is to die for, as is the bread pudding. Service was spectacular.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MillerApril 30, 2013
    No shorts.....
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 25, 2013
    The bread pudding is bewitching. Delicious food and drinks (get here for lunch for the 25 cent martinis), but mind the dress code or they will not let you in: no shorts or t-shirts, no sandals on men.
  • Anna d.
    Anna de JesusApril 10, 2013
    Bread pudding souffle
  • Anna d.
    Anna de JesusApril 10, 2013
    Bread pudding souffle..amazingly light and good! Must have.
  • Anna d.
    Anna de JesusApril 10, 2013
    Ask for the garden room. Great view. Brititini, server, was excellent. Flaky bread on the outside and soft inside. Service is above par
  • Angela L.
    Angela LApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bread pudding soufflé.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink as many 25 cent martinis as you can and you will always leave happy.
  • Trevor J.
    Trevor JohnApril 1, 2013
    Great service, you must come here once in your lifetime.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 26, 2013
    Ignore anyone who says not to spoil your appetite on the bread basket: The free buttery garlic bread at Commander’s Palace is absolutely justifiable. Via CityEats.com Read more
  • James A.
    James AllenMarch 21, 2013
    Not normally a fan of puddingy deserts but their bread pudding soufflé is amazing!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MurphyMarch 19, 2013
    awesome food! try the quail if it's on the menu
  • Cat W.
    Cat WeaverMarch 18, 2013
    Everything about the place is lovely. I'd say, especially the heaven-is-envious lighter than air, draped in warm vanilla, bread pudding soufflé!
  • David K.
    David KaplanMarch 14, 2013
    Try the Crawfish - "It's fun to wrestle the head off," she said. Gulp.
  • David K.
    David KaplanMarch 14, 2013
    Try the Soup 1-1-1 - Turtle soup, Gumbo, cocoanut curry. I've seen the light. Or at least a light. Amazingness to the third power. And yes, we're talking about soup here.
  • David K.
    David KaplanMarch 14, 2013
    Try the Bread Pudding Souffle - There are no words. Lighter than air, almost as good as life itself.
  • Sigalle B.
    Sigalle BarnessMarch 10, 2013
    Get the foie gras and banana bread soufflé - delicious!!
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany Mac and CheeseMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The hours are incorrect.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KuriloffFebruary 23, 2013
    This place is incredible. Don't even think about it, get the fois gras. You WILL NOT regret it.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 19, 2013
    go here for the jazz brunch, turtle soup & bread pudding souffle
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LoyFebruary 18, 2013
    Classic Louisiana elegance at its finest. Their best desert, Bananas Foster, isn't on the menu, but may be ordered. Just ask your server!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BeattieFebruary 16, 2013
    Come for Brunch! It is amazing! Drones block Bloody Mary's and fantastic entrees!!!
  • ashermac
    ashermacFebruary 3, 2013
    Decent. Great wine list.
  • Serena W.
    Serena WJanuary 17, 2013
    Sit at table 550 - best table of the house, and where Bush signed NAFTA. Also, ask for the kitchen/restaurant tour at the end of your meal.
  • Kelly V.
    Kelly VaughnJanuary 10, 2013
    25 cent martinis... Nuf said!
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SumnerDecember 30, 2012
    Really disappointing meal. Terrible service. Multiple courses were cold. Wine pairings off. Sad...
  • Robert P.
    Robert PritchardDecember 30, 2012
    Tasty turtle soup!
  • 🌎Eric
    🌎EricNovember 12, 2012
    Try the Saint 75
  • Christina W.
    Christina WenigerNovember 11, 2012
    Shrimp & Tasso appetizer was delicious we could have eaten 2 servings. Get the bourbon & molasses cake
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WNovember 7, 2012
    Classy upscale establishment with chandeliers and everything. Try the turtle soup with sherry!
  • Cecile M.
    Cecile MaikoNovember 5, 2012
    Tried the quail, pecan crusted drum fish, speckled trout, the infamous turtle soup, & bread soufflé. Was impressed with the drum & bread pudding soufflé. Everything else was edible.
  • Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.
    Weekdays at lunch $.25 martinis, limit of 3, with purchase of entree
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiOctober 18, 2012
    Old New Orleans charm and solid Creole classics. Amazing food, go for brunch as its way less expensive than dinner.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RahebSeptember 28, 2012
    Try the "Crescent City Cooler!" You're welcome ;)
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansSeptember 4, 2012
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: "Best New Orleans Restaurant", "Best Brunch", and "Best Lunch Specials" Read more
  • Aby A.
    Aby AbrahamAugust 25, 2012
    Hog Heaven - pork belly, tenderloin, and pork sausage served over spicy boudin. Amazing dish!
  • Ci Ci C.
    Ci Ci CooperAugust 14, 2012
    Try the Oysters - The sauce is AMAZING!!!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 2, 2012
    Buttermilk biscuits are topped with peaches, Chantilly cream and ginger syrup. - Gambit's "Five in 5" Peach Plates Read more
  • Marisa R.
    Marisa RomeoJune 9, 2012
    Highly recommend get Chef Tony's three course meal. The soft shell crab was awesome! And the fresh peach shortcake was the best!
  • Colby S.
    Colby SmithJune 5, 2012
    Eating here was near the top of my bucket list and it did not disappoint. Splurge and get the chef's table. The restaurant itself is almost as beautiful as the food. Easily the best meal of my life.
  • Cenzo
    CenzoMay 16, 2012
    The turtle soup is unlike anything you have tasted before (unless you've had turtle soup, of course).
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzMay 13, 2012
    Try the Soft Shell Crab - Hands down best soft shell crab I've eaten
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzMay 13, 2012
    Try the Soup 1-1-1 - Soup sampler: crab & corn chowder, gumbo, turtle. The turtle was the hands down favorite but all are good
  • Christi H.
    Christi HolmesMay 9, 2012
    25 cent martinis with purchase of entree. Turtle soup was ok, chicken and andouille gumbo was fabulous as was the quail, fresh blackened drum fish and the bread pudding. Ask for the garden room
  • Uriel R.
    Uriel RodriguezApril 4, 2012
    Meg Foran lies when she checks into Commander's Palace.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Don’t miss traditional treats like turtle soup laced with sherry or bread pudding with whiskey sauce at the famous Commander’s Palace established in 1883. -Travel Editor
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinMarch 19, 2012
    I don't think you can go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu, I got the pecan crusted gulf fish which was amazing.
  • Jam Jam
    Jam JamMarch 17, 2012
    Fyi for tourists- there is a dress code. No shorts!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RobinsonMarch 13, 2012
    25 cent martinis are the thing to drink
  • Robert F.
    Robert FloodmanMarch 4, 2012
    Chad is the waiter to ask for awesome
  • Robert F.
    Robert FloodmanMarch 4, 2012
    Amazing Amazing did I say amazing food and service! A must do in New Orleans!
  • John
    JohnFebruary 28, 2012
    The beer selection is very disappointing. Why all the effort on a wine and cocktail list and only carry 5 beers.
  • Miko M.
    Miko MercerFebruary 25, 2012
    Get the Shrimp Henisan and use the extra pepper jelly on your Leidenheimer bread. Delicious!
  • Kalyn
    KalynFebruary 19, 2012
    Ask for Thomas, him and his team are incredible! :) Very fine dining experience. Order the bread pudding soufflé with your entree. And get a tour!
  • Kalyn
    KalynFebruary 19, 2012
    Ask for Thomas, him and his team
  • Greg P.
    Greg PalmerFebruary 13, 2012
    Take a cab out from French Quarter; it's worth it. Very formal service, delicious food (bread pudding), and if you're lucky, Ms. Brennan will stop by your table to welcome you.
  • Eugene S.
    Eugene SongFebruary 12, 2012
    The bread pudding is pretty much everything it's cracked up to be. Get it.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MighellFebruary 3, 2012
    Try the strawberry shortcake
  • Tierra J.
    Tierra JohnsonJanuary 20, 2012
    Love the 25 cent martinis!!!
  • erin m.
    erin mazurskyJanuary 5, 2012
    The bread pudding is an experience you'll never forget.
  • Evan S.
    Evan SamuelsJanuary 3, 2012
    Do not wear shorts. They won't let you in.
  • Andi R.
    Andi RiceNovember 9, 2011
    You have not eaten New Orleans until you have eaten here!
  • Andres M.
    Andres MendietaOctober 24, 2011
    .25 cent martinis (3 limit)
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CanoOctober 13, 2011
    The Commander's Salad is AMAZING
  • Michelle
    MichelleSeptember 16, 2011
    Jazz Brunch on Sundays usually includes a second line around the restaurant. The patio is beautiful, as is any room looking out onto it. And the 25cent Martini Lunch on Fridays is a must.
  • Myra P.
    Myra Palevsky KaufmanSeptember 4, 2011
    Best crawfish ettouffee in the world, but unfortunately only an occasional special.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 30, 2011
    Bravo for winning "Best New Orleans Restaurant", "Best Brunch" and "Best Lunch Specials" in Gambit's 2011 Best of Poll. http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/food-and-drink/Content?oid=1872096
  • Tony P.
    Tony PenninoAugust 23, 2011
    Go for brunch.
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesAugust 9, 2011
    Sounds fun - Thursday at Commander's Palace - "Fight Crime with a Fork"! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 6, 2011
    There are plenty of signature dishes from the Brennan's family of restaurants (e.g. turtle soup). Ask for creations that are unique to CP or the current staff.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 6, 2011
    The grits as a side item are heavily mashed. Fantastic but unlike the grainier texture you may expect.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 6, 2011
    Skip the standard salads and go for the Alabama Peach Salad... They should just call it bacon salad instead. Mmmm... Bacon.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 6, 2011
    Even the kid's menu has good presentation. :)
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LevmanAugust 1, 2011
    The praline parfait is mindblowing. Get it!
  • Addison W.
    Addison WaltonJuly 3, 2011
    What else can be said about this restaurant? The epitome of New Orleans. The food, the setting, the service. It's all good. Make reservations.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongMay 15, 2011
    The strawberry shortcake is to die for!!!!!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongMay 15, 2011
    Live jazz band is great!
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan O'BrienApril 24, 2011
    EVERY TIME I GO THE BEER IS FREE!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse made his name at this genteel, Victorian-style, classic Creole restaurant in the Garden District. Open since 1880, it's a great place for old-school cocktails.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 17, 2011
    Try for the “Chef's table” in the kitchen (in advance). The chef will talk you through New Orleans cooking and then design a menu tailor made to fit your tastes. Also check out Ms. Ella’s lush Garden. Read more
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealMarch 4, 2011
    This is a dining experience that could win you over on its Southern charm alone. But you would be remiss to not order the turtle soup, it's practically synonymous with the place. Read more
  • Jim C.
    Jim CardamoneFebruary 27, 2011
    Try the carbonara, it is a delicious dish and the poached egg just adds to its richness
  • William S.
    William ShufeltFebruary 18, 2011
    Shrimp and grits, 25c martinis
  • Ned H.
    Ned HastingsFebruary 16, 2011
    The bread pudding soufle is incredible
  • Cameron S.
    Cameron SasnettJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Commander's Palace is the essence of nuevo creole cuisine. Consistently ranked one of the top restaurants in the world, there is no better place than CP to experience the ultimate in food and service.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CurranJanuary 1, 2011
    If you like lobster bisque, get it. Best you will ever have. The soufflé and chocolate top hat are deserts worth every calorie. Also ask to be seated in the Garden Room. Beautiful ambiance. Enjoy!
  • Jess D.
    Jess DDecember 27, 2010
    get the hibiscus martini! its so unique.
  • keidra c.
    keidra chaneyDecember 24, 2010
    get the .25 cent martini!
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    This landmark serves up a Bloody Mary garnished w/ pickled okra, onions, olives, dilly bean and rims the glass w/ its own Cajun red pepper and tops it off w/ a little hot sauce. Read more
  • Keith C.
    Keith CornellNovember 14, 2010
    An incredible experience from beginning to end. A very nice atmosphere, great live music for brunch, food was outstanding. You really can get full off of this brunch. Drinks were wonderful and the
  • Andy L.
    Andy LOctober 1, 2010
    The redfish cake is incredibly smokey and delicious. Couldn't go better with a $0.25 dirty gin martini.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    Located in an old plantation house, the service is formal but the atmosphere is fun. Head over for the best Sunday brunch in the Big Easy - and try the absinthe-and-bacon-poached oysters!
  • robert l.
    robert lecherAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch is a great deal with martinis at only 25 cents
  • Ben F.
    Ben FabianAugust 7, 2010
    The Chef's Playground items are incredibly good and are a great way to experience everything at the Commander's Palace. Make sure to order the bread pudding soufflé, it's out of this world!
  • Jacque M.
    Jacque MoxMay 5, 2010
    The New-Old Fashioned is an incredibly delish cocktail! I'd rec it highly. It's seasonal, so check for it! Also, the bread pudding soufflé is amazzzzzing. Must have.
  • Kat C.
    Kat CorlissMay 5, 2010
    The strawberry shortcake is a must-try! The strawberries are intensely flavorful, enhanced by being cooked in their own juices without sugar being added. So good! It's like a mouth orgasm.
  • Neauxla G.
    Neauxla GirlApril 27, 2010
    Sunday Brunch.. best there is
  • Stacy R.
    Stacy ReardonApril 14, 2010
    Captain Eric provides amazing service; you'd be lucky to sit at any table he services.
  • Rusty P.
    Rusty ProchnowMarch 2, 2010
    The bread pudding is outstanding.
  • Dean_Miles
    Dean_MilesNovember 29, 2009
    If you have enough advanced notice, you can request the "Chef's Table". It's a great experience. Read more
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