Jazz Brunch Is Still Swinging At One Of NOLA’s Most Famous Restaurants

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Jazz Brunch Is Still Swinging At One Of NOLA’s Most Famous Restaurants

Check out Jazz Brunch at this New Orleans culinary icon!

Commander’s Palace, nestled in the middle of the gorgeously green Garden District, has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893. Renowned for its award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of this swanky eatery offers a glimpse into the history of the city that it calls home.

To bein with, its menu is dedicated to the authentic taste of New Orleans. This Garden District gem is the go-to destination for Haute Creole cuisine and whimsical Louisiana charm. Currently the winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander’s Palace has evolved into a culinary icon. It’s also home to the hottest brunch in town.

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Jazz Brunch is the Palace’s weekly brunch extravaganza. Sample its extensive brunch menu while enjoying Live New Orleans Jazz by the Joe Simon’s Jazz Trio. You can even enjoy the music on their cute patio, boasting stunning greenery from the Garden District.

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Start your day right, and get out your crawfish fix with their Crispy Crawfish Omelet. The classic breakfast staple uniquely served with Louisiana crawfish tails that have been marinated in ginger-yuzu dressing with shaved mirlitons. You can’t leave Jazz Brunch without trying one of their chocolate bombs. The dessert extravaganza has Piety & Desire chocolate stout cake stuffed with boozy Bailey’s ice cream. Speaking of booze, you don’t want to miss out on their incredible cocktails.

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What’s also great about Commander’s Palace is that it’s a women’s world at the moment. The Brennan family took over personal supervision of the restaurant in 1974, with Lally Brennan and Ti Adelaide Martin both present co-proprietor. In the kitchen, chef Meg Bickford follows the likes of Tory McPhail, Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, and Jamie Shannon.


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Commander’s Palace is located at 1403 Washington Avenue in NOLA’s Garden District. Opening times vary depending on day. Jazz Brunch is every Saturday (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) and Sunday (10:00 am – 1:30 pm).

There is a dress code, so make sure you check and look your best, New Orleans!

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