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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 to its "haute Creole" cuisine. Two of its alumni, it might be noted, are Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. It’s still going strong, now with chef Tory McPhail at the ovens. The gold standard of family-run restaurants, Commander's Palace offers a dining experience that could win you over on its Southern charm alone — but you'd be remiss to not order the turtle soup, practically synonymous with the place, or to try one of the over-the-top specialties from the menu section headed "Chef Tory's Playground." An example? Maine lobster and squash blossom relleno, described as "A cracklin' crusted squash blossom stuffed with poached lobster knuckles, butternut squash, Creole cream cheese, and charred chilies over smoked — Maryse Chevriere
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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!
The bread pudding is outstanding.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The bread pudding soufle is incredible
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.
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.
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.
get the .25 cent martini!
If you have enough advanced notice, you can request the "Chef's Table". It's a great experience.
Go for brunch.
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.
You have not eaten New Orleans until you have eaten here!
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.
Shrimp and grits, 25c martinis
get the hibiscus martini! its so unique.
Captain Eric provides amazing service; you'd be lucky to sit at any table he services.
Meg Foran lies when she checks into Commander's Palace.
Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: "Best New Orleans Restaurant", "Best Brunch", and "Best Lunch Specials"
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.
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.
Decent. Great wine list.
Classy upscale establishment with chandeliers and everything. Try the turtle soup with sherry!
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
This place is incredible. Don't even think about it, get the fois gras. You WILL NOT regret it.