All Hail! Commander’s Palace throws the doors open on Friday

Commander’s Palace may have shut down in March during the initial shut down but they kept the lights on and stoves ready to make sure everybody knew they would return.

Friday, the bon temps roll again as Commander’s Palace throws open the doors for dinner and their famous weekend brunch. 

The paced reopening should be the start for the restaurant to expand service from there as demand signature plates pick up.

"This starts with our people," Commander’s Palace’s Ti Martin told the Times-Picauyne/New Orleans Advocate.  "There's a faint hint of hope that fall is approaching and things will get better. So we're giving this the college try. We’re trying for our team, for our city, and we’re trying to survive like anyone else in the business.”

Martin and her cousin Lally Brennan operate Commander’s Palace together. 
As usual with many of the eateries, there will be changes to the tables are spaced further apart, to achieve 50% capacity and all rooms will be put into regular service.  Other measures to ensure safety are implemented. 

A new wrinkle for the restaurant is the addition of Le Petit Bleu, which features take out selections from the menu along with wines from the wine list and its Wednesday virtual wine and cheese parties which are a big hit online.  Le Petit Bleu is located in a small annex cottage on Washington Avenue. 

"We have some very entrepreneurial people here who came up with these businesses," Martin said. "We want to keep them going, and we think we’re going to need them considering what restaurants are up against now."