The likes of Emeril Lagasse and Paul Prudomme have cooked in the kitchen of New Orleans most well regarded, upscale restaurant, Commander’s Palace. You can find this gem of an eatery in the Garden District in uptown New Orleans on Washington Avenue. With its four diamond rating from the American Automobile Association, Commander’s Palace is an exquisite restaurant run by the renowned Brennan family.
Commander’s Palace dates back to the 1880’s when Emile Commander created the restaurant for what was considered the more refined families in the Garden District. Its popularity caught on and by the 1900, the restaurant was drawing the attention of gourmet chefs from around the world.
In the seventies is when the Brennan family took the helm of the Commander’s Palace and turned it into the beautiful eatery it is today. When you visit the restaurant, you’ll find the interior was designed to highlight the outdoor setting, replete with eye catching trellises. Sitting on the outdoor patio and partaking in some of the nation’s, if not the world’s, finest food, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of the South and uniqueness of New Orleans.
While the restaurant, today, is pristine, it did suffer greatly at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. Damage was extensive when the storm blew through in 2005, causing the Commander’s Palace to shut its doors. A complete renovation was undertaken and the restaurant opened its doors again the next year.
When you visit New Orleans, you’re in for a treat when you dine at the Victorian cottage known as the Commander’s Palace. Feast on Creole dishes as well as American fare. Or, take a chance on one of the unique dishes created especially for the Commander’s Palace. Whatever dish you choose, you’ll experience an unparalleled dining experience that’s a must when visiting New Orleans.