Commander’s Palace


Nestled in the middle of the tree-lined Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893.


Known for the award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of this famous restaurant offers a glimpse into New Orleans’ storied past and has been the go-to destination for Haute Creole cuisine and whimsical Louisiana charm. Winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander’s Palace has evolved into a culinary legend.


When Ella, Dottie, Dick and John Brennan took over personal supervision of the restaurant in 1974, they began to give the splendid old landmark a new look both inside and out including painting the outside the iconic “Commander’s Blue.”


Now under the watchful eye of co-proprietors Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, the Brennan family’s dedication to perfection has never wavered. A steady parade of renowned chefs – Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, Tory McPhail, and now Meg Bickford – have made Commander’s Palace the world-class restaurant what it is today and its leading-edge Haute Creole cuisine reflects the best of the city.


Commander’s Palace has been featured in the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Southern Living, The Today Show, Eater, Chicago Tribune, Zagat, People Magazine, Restaurant Insider, Food Network, Garden & Gun, Vogue, Bon Appetit, Huffington Post, Travel Channel, Travel & Leisure, The Cooking Channel, Saveur, Food & Wine and Business Insider.


Reservations are strongly suggested. But there is plenty of seating so there should be no problem. We suggest getting a table a the Garden Room, which is upstairs with big picture windows over looking the garden.


What separates Commander’s from all the rest is no only the great food but the excellent service. Ella Brennan pioneered their service protocol that made an impact on upscale restaurants across the country and the world. And nobody does it better than Commander’s.


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