Commander's Palace

Southern / Soul, Cajun / Creole, American
$ $ $ $
1403 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
6:00pm - 9:30pm
6:00pm - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:00am - 9:30pm
10:00am - 9:30pm

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



  • 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
  • The bread pudding is outstanding.
  • The bread pudding soufle is incredible
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: "Best New Orleans Restaurant", "Best Brunch", and "Best Lunch Specials"
  • 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.
  • 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 hibiscus martini! its so unique.
  • If you have enough advanced notice, you can request the "Chef's Table". It's a great experience.
  • "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
  • Try the Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish - ~ A Commanders Palace Favorite ~ Prosecco poached Louisiana crabmeat, spiced pecans, and crushed corn sauce
  • Bread pudding souffle
  • Try the Bread Pudding Souffle - There are no words. Lighter than air, almost as good as life itself.
  • Classy upscale establishment with chandeliers and everything. Try the turtle soup with sherry!
  • Tried the quail, pecan crusted drum fish, speckled trout, the infamous turtle soup, & bread souffl. Was impressed with the drum & bread pudding souffl. Everything else was edible.
  • Try the Soft Shell Crab - Hands down best soft shell crab I've eaten
  • Go for brunch.
  • get the .25 cent martini!

Nearby places

214 Royal St (in Hotel Monteleone)
623 Frenchmen St (Royal Street)
New Orleans, LA 70130