While visiting New Orleans for the 4th of July we decided to try out Commander's Palace. We were not disappointed! From start to finish the experience was perfect. Making reservations was a snap but we had to reschedule twice and the staff was completely gracious about it. We let them know that we were on a tight schedule for dinner and were told to simply let our captain know and they would make sure we were out on time. Upon arrival we were greeted by the most pleasant staff! They definitely make you feel welcome there. The restaurant itself was beautiful. Once seated, our team took very good care of us. Everything was prompt and the servers were polite and helpful. I liked that the restaurant offers several ways to enjoy dinner: 1) a la carte, 2) a full tasting menu, or 3) if you are strapped for time (like us) there was a 3 course menu to choose from. All 6 of us ordered the 3 course menu and everyone was very pleased. For me, the food was perfect. Everything I had was flavored well and presented beautifully. There were plenty of ooohs and aaahhhs when they brought out the blueberry shortcake and souffle desserts! They are not stingy with the dessert portions and we probably could have shared but we managed to clean our plates ;) The only negative thing I have to say is that I was not impressed with the cocktails. I expected much more from the L&L Collins (like the presence of lavender, as it suggests) but really it just tasted like lemonade. My husband didn't care for his either, so that was disappointing. However, everything else made up for that. They timed the meal perfectly and we were out the door right when we needed to be. I highly recommend Commander's Palace for a romantic night out, a celebration, or if you just want to be treated well and eat delicious food. It is pricy but deservedly so. Enjoy!
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