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Dress codes a delicate balancing act for New Orleans restaurants NOLA.com

All gentlemen should wear a jacket at Commander's Palace, in the opinion of Ti Martin, who helps oversee her family's elegant Garden District restaurant. But they don't have to. Commander's used to require jackets, but after 9/11, when business was down, it relaxed the dress code.



 Summers are hot in New Orleans. People, particularly tourists, are more casual today. But New Orleanians still like to dress up, and many locals want to see other diners dressed up as well. Fine dining restaurants in New Orleans struggle to strike a balance between decorum and customers' desires. Read more via nola.com