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21 of the Most Legendary Restaurants in America

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By Danny Klein February 06, 2018 Flavor
These iconic institutions have dominated the country's dining scene for decades—sometimes even centuries.
Commander's Palace's famed teal exterior stands proudly in New Orleans.
Commander’s Palace

New Orleans


OWNER: Ti Adelaide Martin, Lally Brennan, Ella Brennan, Dottie Brennan, Brad Brennan

CUISINE: Haute Creole

AVERAGE CHECK: $60 to $65

When I spoke to the venerable Ti Adelaide Martin a few months back, I asked her about a typical night at Commander’s Palace. When she left work the night before, Ti Martin said she joined her 92-year-old mother, Ella Brennan, one of the country’s most iconic restaurant figures, for an Old Fashioned before heading home. If that doesn’t blare “New Orleans” I don’t know what does. You could say that about pretty much every detail regarding the white and teal castle, which by the way, is so renowned you can buy its famed blue color at local paint stores. The food has remained consistently excellent thanks to some megawatt chefs. Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse were followed by the late Jamie Shannon. Now, Tory McPhail, winner of the James Beard Best Chef: South award in 2013, runs the kitchen. He continues to drive the restaurant’s menu forward while paying homage to its past.

Commander's Palace
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