Commander's Palace


Chef Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace - New Orleans, LA

1403 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 899-8221
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Mon-Sat 6:30pm-10pm; Sun 10:30am-1:30pm; Sun 6:30pm-9pm

The regal lady of the Garden District, Commander’s Palace is still a commanding place in New Orleans’ dining scene. The dining room is an exercise in subdued elegance, with softly lit chandeliers, grey upholstery, and song birds perched and ready to enchant from the walls. A cadre of waiters flurries around each table—you, the diner, are the center of the universe. And the extensive wine list, assembled by Sommelier Dan Davis, has a big California Cab or subtle Burgundy Pinot to suit your tastes and budget. Under veteran Chef Tory McPhail, Commander’s thrives in its dedication to the classics (the idea of dinner without turtle soup is preposterous), while the “Chef’s Playground” menu gives McPhail a chance to pour on the luxury and creativity he’s honed over the last decade.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Turtle Soup
  • Andouille- and Cornbread-stuffed Quail

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