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Mar 31, 2014 10:20 AM

Commander's Palace Brunch - a la carte?

I have reservations for Easter Sunday but looking at the menu I think, despite the reputation, it might not be right for us. It looks like you can only order entrees that come with both an appetizer and a dessert. That would be way too much for us, and we don't even really like sweets.

Does anyone know if there is an a la carte menu for Commander's Palace at brunch?

Thank you!

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  1. Don't be afraid to call and ask them. They're very accomodating.

    1. Yea, my husband claims to not care for dessert.....Commander's changed that line of thought. BTW, skip the famed bread pudding souffle. Shortcake is excellent as well as the cheesecake and parfait.

      As for the rest of the meal, you can split a prix fixe and make several selections from the "add ons" to round out your meal. However, it's likely too late to reserve by now.

      11 Replies
      1. re: JazzyB

        DO you really think we could "split a prix fixe" and add "add ons" because that would be perfect, but i also don't want to do something that would be considered disrespectful to the restaurant, servers, or chefs.

        1. re: sufficientlybuttered

          As noted above, they are quite accommodating. I cannot imagine it would be a horrible problem. Maybe they have a policy for Big events, though. If I am in town for Easter I just put on the white linen and go to Galatoire's where I can pick and choose and linger.

          1. re: hazelhurst

            So it wouldn't be a faux pas to share a prix fixe with add ons? We will probably order a nice bottle of wine. Going Sunday at 1:30.

            1. re: sufficientlybuttered

              I can't see as how it would. I don't know that they have any minimum but I've never tried that in there. I don't think I have ever spent less than $50 alone in there in my entire life.

              1. re: hazelhurst

                I suppose since our concern is just having wasted food, and not about cost, we should just both order the prix fixe and do our best (long, long walk or bike ride before).

                Any recommendations from the the brunch menu? The flatbread with smoked fish sounds incredible, as does the pecan crusted gulf fish, and the shrimp and grits. But all the mains looks incredible!

                1. re: sufficientlybuttered

                  Those are both good..the turtle soup is the best one commercially available. The Griliades are very good (if a little difference from the home version).

                  I don't know if they fixed it but their coffee has been burnt on several occasions. They might think that this is "traditional New Orleans coffee" but it's not

          2. re: JazzyB

            while i really do like the creole cream cheesecake, i myself couldnt recommend skipping the famed bread pudding souffle on your first visit. it really is special and chances are you havent had something like it before. love cheesecake, but hey, it's cheesecake.

            1. re: kibbles

              Honestly, neither of us are into desserts, so we will probably just have a bite or two. May even decline one of the two desserts.

              Thanks for the input!

              1. re: kibbles

                Ever since my husband likened the bp soufflé to oatmeal, it's never tasted quite the same. I have ordered cheesecake only once in a restaurant...ever... b/c yes, it's just cheesecake. I ordered it at Commander"s b/c in all the times I've dined there, I had never tried it (oh, and no shortcake on the menu). It was very good.

              2. re: JazzyB

                I think buttered already has the res.

              3. I assume it will be your first time at Commander's?

                My suggestion would be to shrug off that loooong TO winter, head to NO, keep your wonderful Easter Sunday res at Commander's and simply ENJOY yourselves.

                Don't let any worries, founded or not, get in the way - let yourself go and savor.