The Full New Orleans Experience
Bringing clients to Commander’s Palace is a no-brainer if you’re in the Big Easy. The iconic teal-and-white building is such an institution that it’s landmarked by the city.
The local treasure is known as one of the longest operating restaurants in the country, however it’s received a few updates in its over 100 years of business. While the kitchen still serves traditional Creole fare, like rich turtle soup and gumbo, chef Tory McPhail updated the dishes with artisanal preparations and fresh flavors. His efforts recently won the restaurant a James Beard Award, and its wine list consistently ranks with Wine Spectator. Still, their wines are modestly priced and there’s something for every budget.
Be sure to eat in one of their many dining rooms, and try to get a quick tour of the kitchen. It’s fascinating to see the precision they put into their dishes. If you have some time either before or after dinner, a short walk around the Garden District is well worth it. The restaurant and nearby hotels often supply walking guides who share the history of the area.
Menu Highlights: Turtle Soup, Gumbo, Pork Belly, Pecan-crusted Gulf Fish, Rack of Lamb, and Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé.
|Address||1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans|
|Hours||Weekdays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sa 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Su 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.|
|Great For (size)||2-12 people|
|Attire||Jackets Required, Avoid Jeans|