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Mar 24, 2010 04:56 PM

Brunch: Commander's Palace or Galatoire's?

We wanted to do dinner at Galatoire's, but it is booked solid when we are there in april. I had a brunch reservation at Commander's palace, now I also have a Galatoire's lunch reservation. which should we keep?

or, should we go all out and go to Galatoire's for lunch, and Commander's palace for dinner?

thanks for your help!


Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. I have done both in one day on occasion but I don't recommend that for non-natives...if you do not know the restaurant I do not think you can take the measure of either of these in just a quick hit n' run. Commander's operates on the traditional open-for-lunch, close down, open for dinner. Galatoire's is open all day long. It cannot be booked solid because there are no reservations in the main dining room, which is downstairs. You can arrive at an "off time" and get in easily. Lunch there is a separate matter than a brunch at Commander's. Two different things entirely. The Galatoire's menu is also the same throughout the day

    Galatoire's Restaurant
    209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130