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New Orleans Jazz Cafe
Ranked #793 of 1,998 Restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I had trouble understanding the employee's when they described the food items. I didn't get what I thought I was getting.

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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We had passed by the Jazz Café on our way to the French Quarter and decided to give it a try since it was raining. Bad idea. This is the second time we went into a place where someone was outside tried to get customers and we won’t do it again. We were promised live music and good food at reasonable prices. The music was a songstress who was actually pretty good, but too loud and accompanied by guitarist who did not know the songs; playing from sheet music and still made mistakes. The bartender took our order; said he’d put it in so we would not have to wait. We ordered crab cakes as an appetizer and jambalaya. The crab cakes were okay. Had to wait for the silverware in order to eat it. The jambalaya was terrible. Very little meat and the rice was dry and not seasoned. I ordered baked macaroni and cheese. It was ziti not macaroni. My husband’s side salad was served on a tiny plate, luckily we still had the plate form the crab cakes to use. The sweet iced tea was very good and the prices were reasonable. There are much better places to eat in hear goof music in New Orleans.

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Reviewed 8 July 2011

I had dinner at the Jazz Cafe the first night I arrived in New Orleans. This food was excellent. The ambience was very nice and I also met the owner who seemed nice as well. I stayed in New Orleans for a week and I tried to eat at the Jazz cafe on another occasion. I arrived at the restaurant around 2pm. My friends and I had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. Once we were seated we had to wait another 20 minutes for a waiter to come to us. We ordered ice tea and one order of gumbo and it took FOREVER to get that! We ordered entrees and we waited for almost an hour...we were never served. We put the money that we owed on the table and we walked out of the restaurant. While we waited for our food we watched three separate parties seat themselves and left is disgust because a waiter never came by. Also I need to mention that they played At your best by Aaliyah repeatedly for over an hour NON-STOP!!! How annoying is that?????? The waiter that we had was very sweaty and he quit after he took our order!! The party that was seated next to us was so disgusted with the service that they told people that walked in the restaurant to go somewhere else.

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1  Thank NEZ630
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

We visit New Orleans about every two years and love the place. One of our favorite things to do is to try different restaurants of which there are plenty in New Orleans. Anyway, we passed this new place on our way to the French Quarter and we decided to try it out after being invited in by Bill, one of their servers (who also ended up being ours). The service was great - very attentive and accommodating.

I ordered the Crawfish Monica which was a penne pasta dish with mushrooms and crawfish in a tomato garlic cream sauce. It was amazing and ended up being one of my favorite meals. My husband ordered the gumbo which was also good. We ordered two specialty drinks (called a Stress Reliever) which were excellent, but at $13.25 a piece, we thought they were pretty pricey. However, because they had a live jazz musician by the name of Manny Burke playing that night, we considered it part of the cost of the entertainment. We went to many other restaurants during our week, but this one remained a favorite. We would highly recommend it - especially on Friday and Saturday nights when they have live entertainment.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017
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