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Palm Court Jazz Cafe

French Quarter
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Address: 1204 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
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+1 504-525-0200
19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 23:00

A stylish jazz spot in the French Quarter, which serves Cajun and Creole...

A stylish jazz spot in the French Quarter, which serves Cajun and Creole dishes.

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A good evening out

We had a very enjoyable evening here as a coach party of about 20 UK tourists on Sunday 20th Nov 2016. The food was excellent, tasty and in European portion sizes (not US... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

During my first ever visit to New Orleans, me and my colleagues decided to eat by Frenchman Street. We literally stumbled across the Palm Court Jazz Cafe, welcomed by a hostess from Nottingham! Although we had not booked, managed to get a table for three on arrival. After a quick drink at the bar we were shown to our table... More 

Thank joglall
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a fabulous evening, the food served was plentiful and tasty, the owner was as entertaining as the musicians, mixing with her guests and encouraging them to dance, but the highlight of the evening were the musicians, words can't really describe what a great band they were, the goose bumps were testament to it!! 3 hours of shear joy WOW!

Thank Peter G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a very enjoyable evening here as a coach party of about 20 UK tourists on Sunday 20th Nov 2016. The food was excellent, tasty and in European portion sizes (not US Supersize) and . . .WITH VEGETABLES that were cooked to a T (steamed broccoli, I recall). I think the owners are ex-pat English. The music was very... More 

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying the music is wonderful and makes his place a must visit for any jazz enthusiest. We has the pleasure of hearing a 6 piece band. They were lively and clearly enjoying playing. They play a long set before taking a break. The food was average at best. I had jambalaya that had a nice flavor,... More 

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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is one of the rare place downtown where they aim at preserving excellent NOLA traditional jazz .We were there on wednesday night where we had the honour to see Mr Gregory Stafford on stage.The staff of this restaurant are very kind .This is another place not to miss in New Orleans.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

On a war, muggy New Orleans evening, we reserved a table at this venerable establishment. We ordered appetizers and dinner. The food was very good, New Orleans classics. The service was congenial and efficient. The real star of the evening was the music! The jazz ensemble was terrific. They played authentic New Orleans favorites. They seemed to truly enjoy making... More 

Thank Psamob
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had heard good things and read reviews but left feeling disappointed. The food was okay, pleasant but not quite value for money; the service was excellent and the music terrific. Disappointment came with the bill. We knew we would pay for the music which was ironic as the music was what prompted us to eat there but to be... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We decided to do dinner at the Palm Court on a Saturday evening and were very pleased with our decision. The classic New Orleans Jazz music was great and the food equally enjoyable. We had the Jambalaya and the Chicken Ambrosia. Our waitress, Tiffany, was most attentive and responsive to our requests. We definitely will return here on our next... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

What an amazing experience! The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the Jazz was such an enjoyable backdrop. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for that quintessential NOLA experience.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

The food was average but the music and atmosphere was wonderful. We sat for nearly 3 hours of food and music. The owner is a quirky little lady who just added to the ambiance. Never felt rushed to leave and our waitress kept bringing tea, water and drinks. Be prepared - they do add a music fee on the table.... More 

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