If people consider Commanders Palace a tourist trap then take Jfood's foot from Connecticut and stick it in the trap and pull the cord. The room is beautiful, the service perfect and the food absolutely delicious.
On this trip Jfood ordered “The Box”. Each night, the chef choices one appetizer (usually the Turtle Soup), one entrée (tonight was the fish) and a choice of two desserts (always has the bread pudding) that customers can order. And the price is about as great as the food, $39 for all three courses.
The Turtle Soup was fantastic, deep flavor, lots of meat and a good addition of some sherry. The fish with crab-boiled vegetables was perfectly cooked, light and had great flavor. Then Jfood's favorite dessert, the Commander’s Bread Pudding. The addition of the famous bourbon sauce was just great.
The service was also impeccable. Commander’s almost over-staffs the restaurant but does not overstay their welcome at the table. They know when to come, when to leave and the items on the table are always kept current from the bread to the drinks to the utensils to the bringing and removing of the dishes.
So to the Brennans and the staff of Commander’s Palace, thank you again for a great Sunday dinner.