Commander's Palace

Row 1

101 Best Restaurants in America
1403 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
Southern / Soul
Cajun / Creole
Mon–Thu: 11:30 AM–2:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–2:30 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

A slice of New Orleans dining history — it opened in 1880 — this culinary landmark has long been collecting accolades for everything from its service to its wine list and of course its "haute Creole" cuisine. Two of its alumni, it might be noted, are Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse — but with chef Tory McPhail at the ovens for over a decade, Commander’s Palace is still going strong. Come hungry and ready for such dishes as the sous-vide five-hour egg with roasted shiitakes, spiced truffle, and chicken cracklins; cast-iron seared foie gras with Bocage honeycomb, cornbread, pickled strawberries, and candied pistachios; or tangerine sorbet with a vanilla pastry cream, candied blood oranges, banana olive oil cake, tarragon, and lava salt.

— Maryse Chevriere, 101 Best Restaurants

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Ignore anyone who says not to spoil your appetite on the bread basket: The free buttery garlic bread at Commanders Palace is absolutely justifiable. Via
Food Network
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:26
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!
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 07:54
The bread pudding is outstanding.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 13:45
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.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 09:15
Dont miss traditional treats like turtle soup laced with sherry or bread pudding with whiskey sauce at the famous Commanders Palace established in 1883. -Travel Editor
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 13:25
Bravo for winning "Best New Orleans Restaurant", "Best Brunch" and "Best Lunch Specials" in Gambit's 2011 Best of Poll.
Gambit New Orleans
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 10:04
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.
Food & Wine
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:34
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.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:51
Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: "Best New Orleans Restaurant", "Best Brunch", and "Best Lunch Specials"
Gambit New Orleans
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 14:01
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.
Monday, June 4, 2012 - 17:01
The bread pudding soufle is incredible
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 17:06
get the .25 cent martini!
Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 15:24
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.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 10:09
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.
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 14:22
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.
The Daily Meal
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 06:15
get the hibiscus martini! its so unique.
Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 17:10
If you have enough advanced notice, you can request the "Chef's Table". It's a great experience.
Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 14:16
"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
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:27
Gambit's Best of New Orleans: Best Brunch
Gambit New Orleans
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:11
Bread pudding souffle
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:45