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Commander's Palace

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Garden District, New Orleans
266 Tips and reviews
  • turtle soup
  • bread pudding
  • martinis
  • fancy
  • good for dates
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  • 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..." on TripExpert Read more
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 28, 2015
    Without a doubt, Commander's is the best in New Orleans.
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