We just returned from a long weekend trip to New Orleans...not the first...not the last.
I wanted to report back on Commander's to comment on what so many people already know.
It's just terrific!
All I can add to the volume of reviews is how much fun it is.
I had wondered if the atmosphere might be too stiff and formal to my liking...not in the least.
Service was exemplary and we enjoyed chatting with our waiter.He in turn, suggested
a cocktail to me that was unfamiliar and delicious..a scotch based *blood and sand*
Highly recommended by someone who doesn't usually care to dilute good scotch!
The bread pudding topped with whisky was remarkable...again strongly recommended.
The atmoshere took a lively turn when a *second line* of young women dressed in Saints
colours marched through the Garden room behind a life size cut out of Drew Brees and the jazz band.
I guess to reiterate..don't worry about not having a tie or polished shoes at Commander's.
(I had one,not the other) I suspect you will be made to feel every bit as welcome and comfortable as we did..
Other minor notes...We tried to go to Charlie's,after reading that it was owned by Brigsten,and found it closed on the Monday following the Superbowl..call to make sure they're open.
Dick and Jenny's was recommended to us by a local...We didn't try it this time,but we did locate it and it looks promising. At that time we enjoyed a 1/2 hour wander through the
Rouse's across the street...a fine, inclusive grocery store..
We also visited the outdoor food market open one day of the week out by Audobon Park..
I would surely if I patronize it if I lived in NOLA..greatbake goods, pasta sauce, and friendly vendors operating out of the back of their cars/trucks. The selection of greens and vegatables
was very appealing..
Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130