David Wargo Gallery

Commander's Palace

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Commander's Palace is located in the Garden District of Uptown New Orleans and is owned by the Brennan family.
It has long been one of the best regarded upscale restaurants in the city. Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse are two
of its most famous alumni who have worked in its kitchen through the years. In 1880, Emile Commander established this restaurant patronized by the distinguished neighborhood families of the Garden District and by 1900 Commander's Palace was attracting gourmets from all over the world. In the 1920s, riverboat captains frequented it and would rendezvous with women in the private dining room upstairs while the downstairs with a separate entrance remained a respectable family establishment.