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Commander's Palace

From_Scratch Mar 10, 2008 09:22 PM

Has anyone been to Commander's since it reopened? If so how is it?

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    Tchoupitoulas RE: From_Scratch Mar 11, 2008 05:05 AM

    Personally, I don't think you can beat the ambiance, the service, the fun.....but the food I can do without....and probably will in the future.

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      kimmiethebeadwench RE: From_Scratch Mar 11, 2008 06:29 AM

      Gotta agree with Tchoup here. we went in late Jan for our Anniversary. The ambience, service were extrordinary. The food. ok. Frankly it was more about the experience than the food.

      It's just one of those things you gotta do.

      Then head to Rio Mar or Cochon or Mila..... OR Go to a place with awesome food, then head to commanders for dessert and brandy

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        Bill Hunt RE: kimmiethebeadwench Mar 11, 2008 07:15 PM

        That is sad to hear. I had always enjoyed the full package. When they got weak, it was always on the service end of the equation. Still good, but I expect them to always be great.

        Will miss them this week, but plan on giving them a post-K go in September. Will report on that experience.


      2. N.O.Food RE: From_Scratch Mar 11, 2008 07:13 AM

        I'm going to disagree with the first two posters. Since Katrina, Commander's is the only restaurant I have been to that has consistently had great service and great food. Now, the food there isn't as forward thinking or creative as a Besh or Spicer joint, but I find the dishes they serve to be excellent. To me, it's kind of an upscale comfort food. Like if my mom or dad was a chef, that's what they would cook at home on the weekend. I highly recommend it.

        I would go there before Cochon or Riomar any day, and I like those two a lot. MiLA, on the other hand, is going to give every restaurant in this city a run for its money. However, I would still say go to Commander's, then go to MiLA.

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          ddavis RE: N.O.Food Mar 11, 2008 07:00 PM

          It's been almost a year since we were there last, but brunch on a Sunday last April was outstanding. The food was better than it had been in years.

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          From_Scratch RE: From_Scratch Mar 12, 2008 01:51 PM

          Thank all of you for responding to my post. Just want to check on Tory Mcphail and the boys. I need to get back and check it out myself.

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            SusieS RE: From_Scratch Mar 12, 2008 01:55 PM

            Why was it closed?

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              ddavis RE: SusieS Mar 12, 2008 06:12 PM

              Hurricane Katrina

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              zgwarnki RE: From_Scratch Mar 17, 2008 10:41 AM

              I had a very nice dinner at Commander's last night. Dennis and the other wait staff were great and told me that just this past week were they back to full (ie. 200 people) staff since the storm. I had the 1-1-1 soup trio which is a great idea; the duck and wild mushroom gumbo was dark and earthy and the turtle soup as good as ever. The pecan crusted redfish with crab meat sauce was delicious. The Pontchatoula strawberry shortcake was worth the extra wait. While on the subject of Commanders, does anyone know the secret ingredient in the Adelaide Swizzle? Dennis brought out the book they have on making cocktails - which is very cool btw - and I guessed Orgeat syrup and was wrong.

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