If I were to open a fine dining restaurant, I would sent my staff to Commander's Palace to learn how to provide a gracious dining experience.
The food here is spectacular; the turtle soup is the best in the city and my wife's fish was not only moist and perfectly prepared, but presented in a fashion that looked like it was fighting on the hook, The enitre menu is award winning but that kind of rating can be deminished by the the serviece staff; that's not the case at Commander's Palace.
The moment you walk in, you are greated by the entire staff. Every table is assigned a waitperson and a wingperson for your table. This results in nothing being ingnored. They are attentive to the point that if the water in your glass sits for more than 10 minutes, they wisk it away and give you a fresh glass.
The restaurant is not inexpensive, and one might expect that the staff would be be rather haughty. This is not the case. The staff is quite friendly, very attentive without being cloying and clearly commited to making the dining experience as pleasant as possible
If you go to NOLA, Commander's Palace is a must. Any fine dining restaurant that can thrive across the street from a cememtary is a must see destination. Don't pass it up.