Commander’s Palace
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Commander’s Palace

1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 | (504) 899-8221, United States
Commander's Palace Restaurant in New Orleans
Bryce Duffy
Price range
Haute cuisine or molecular gastronomy, Eclectic, French, Cajun or Creole
Romantic, Foodie magnet, Notable chef, Tasting menu, Perfect for a special occasion, Exceptional wine list

For more than a century, this white and turquoise Victorian building with striped awnings has graced a quiet corner of the Garden District. The restaurant is now owned by the Brennan family, who oversee this high-end but somewhat whimsical place, with its gingerbread detailing and painted wooden birds downstairs, and glass walls upstairs. There is a litany of alluring reasons to eat here, from the signature dishes including the turtle soup, pecan-crusted gulf fish, and bread pudding souffle to the jazz brunch and lunchtime 25-cent Martinis. The surrounding locale, including the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, is a perfect spot for a post-meal stroll.

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