Garden Historic Disrict of New Orleans
Commanders Palace Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana. Commander's Palace, a turquoise and white Victorian mansion nestled in the middle of the Garden District at 1403 Washington Avenue, has been a New Orleans culinary institution since 1880. Currently owned by the Brennan family, it has long been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the country.
It was established in 1880 by Emile Commander. In 1974 the Brennan family took over the restaurant and redesigned it. In 2005 it suffered extensive damage due to Hurricane Katrina, but reopened after full renovation in 2006.