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Palm Court Jazz Cafe

1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
+1 504-525-0200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp salad” (6 reviews)
“red snapper” (5 reviews)
“pecan pie” (7 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Don't get me wrong - we really enjoyed Palm Court when we were in NOLA. We were looking for something with real jazz that wasn't horribly crowded on a Saturday night - Palm Court met that need quite nicely. We absolutely ADORED the jazz band...More

Thank jennlovesfood
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Nice little restaurant with the added atmosphere of a live jazz band. Food is good but come to hear the jazz and drink a few Amber's. The band changes each day and there is amusic fee of 5 USD per person added to the bill....More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We came to listen to the music. Wonderful jazz band; accomplished musicians. We got there at 8 pm ( band comes on at 9). We got the last small table in front of the bandstand. Perfect!. Different combination of musicians depending on the song they...More

Thank SoCalovestotravel
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I read about this place before we went on holiday and decided to book. We were not disappointed, We felt like we were sitting in a Restaurant in France. The food was the best we had eaten in New Orleans, Music was great. Do not...More

Thank Help56
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We spent three hours in this Jazz Cafe. I truly enjoyed music and the food was very good too. We had some issues because some folks in our group are vegetarians and the menu for them as limited. However, all in all, a good experience.

Thank DeshiMusafeer
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Palm Court is a beautiful place to take in authentic traditional jazz from the very best musicians. An intimate dining experiences. I always go for the crawfish pie. The chocolate mousse is as rich as they get, a great treat to share. There is...More

Thank kipukahonu
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This restaurant is all about the music - do NOT go here for the food. The owner is a colorful woman who dances during performances and gets amazing musicians. There was a $5 cover charge for the music - well worth it. I would minimize...More

Thank milliegordon2
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

French quarter jazz restaurant. Wonderful Old style interior with good jazz sound stage. Service is poor, had to ask for bread several times, no dessert offered. Food is average, red snapper very fishy, crawfish nantua quite good in heavy cream sauce, bread pudding excellent. You...More

Thank servis
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We approached the door and weren't sure. We met a local who told us best food and music. So we went in. So glad we did. Traditional jazz, what a flashback. Ha seen around for 30 years. The owner Nina was amazing as the other...More

Thank swoopbns
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Opened in the 80s and neither the menu nor the interior seems to have changed since. A sinking feeling when the bread basket arrived; sliced baguette and "in flight" wrapped butter. It didn't get better - shrimps on a bed of limp lettuce with sliced...More

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5 February 2017|
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Response from mexiwonder | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the one night some were dancing. The other night we went we were there for dinner and left to go elsewhere
11 March 2015|
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Response from Abelard1079 | Reviewed this property |
Generally Wed. to Sunday. Their website has a calendar so you can verify that and see who is playing. It also gives you the number to call to make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-0200
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