This undersung hotel restaurant from the Commander’s Palace branch of the Brennan family borrows some of their time-tested aspects, including 25 cent martinis at lunch. They’re even cheaper—as in free—if you wear a hat to Sunday brunch, and optional prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus are such good value that they’re hard to pass up. The regular menu covers the people-pleaser requisites, then goes off script with some winning, whimsical culinary curveballs—starting with the must-have shrimp-and-tasso corndog starter—sweet, spicy, and addictive. There’s a wacky crab po’ boy with brie cheese and babaganoush, and if that’s not rich deliciousness enough, go for the blue crab gnocchi. Their signature dessert, a white-chocolate biscuit pudding, is worth whatever it does to your thighs. Adelaide also benefitted greatly from a smart redecoration in 2014, good happy hour specials, and especially from being next to the splendid Swizzle Stick, one of the better bars in town.