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Commander's Palace-Dinner or Brunch?

I've been scouring the board trying to find out if Commander's is better for brunch or for dinner. I haven't found any specific leads yet. I currently have dinner reservations, but it's far enough in advance that I can change it to a brunch reservation.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I haven't been to either brunch or dinner, but lunch is wonderful. 25 cent martinis. Good food. Lots of ambience.

    1. I enjoy the music at the Sunday Jazz brunch. The best part is that you have all day to digest.

      1. When I think Commander's....I think Sunday Jazz Brunch....

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          1. re: Uncle Bob

            We had a really lovely Sunday Brunch at Commander's Palace. Everything was delicious, but the French Toast (Pain Perdu) was a particular standout. My hubbie was in heaven.

          2. Maybe just to be the contrarian, I love Commander's for dinner best. Yes, the Jazz Brunch is fun, but I think that the restaurant and staff really shine with the dinner service.

            Were it me, I'd opt for Commander's for dinner and brunch at Ralph's on the Park. I'm more a food and wine guy and the "fun" atmosphere, while, well, er-r-r, fun, is down my list. Give me great food, great wine, great service and I am having "fun." However, you have to remember that I am probably older than your parents, so weigh my comments accordingly.


            1. I like dinner better because there are more tourists for jazz brunch. They come in wearing jeans, t-shirts, whatever. There's also more families with kids that come in during brunch. To me, it makes it a less enjoyable experience. However, if you're looking for a less formal experience, brunch may be for you.

              1. Definitely lunch in the garden room.

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                1. re: JazzyB

                  Yes, that's my favorite, too! On a nice spring day...with inexpensive martinis.

                  1. re: Hungry Celeste

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                  2. re: JazzyB

                    Yep, my favorite as well...lunch in the garden room. Was quite dissapointed in dinner....not the service but the food. Perhaps my expectations are lower for lunch but I'm happy with a good soup and salad. Oh, and a good stiff drink.