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Stop #2 - Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave Garden District


This iconic restaurant was founded in 1893, making it one of the five oldest restaurants in New Orleans, and by extension the United States. Though already famous in its own right, Commander's Palace was brought to further notoriety after its aquisition by famed restauranteurs Elle, Dottie, Dick, and John Brennan. It has since earned seven James Beard awards, a Wine Specator  Grand Award, and gained a place in the Culinary Institute of America Hall of Fame. It was here that some of the nation's greatest chefs rose to prominence, including Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, and the current Chef Tory McPhail. The restaurant remains consistently in the top 10 lists for restaurants in the United States, and has earned a place in culinary history for the introduction of the jazz brunch concept among many other culinary innovations.