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Palm Court Jazz Cafe

1204 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
+1 504-525-0200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp salad” (6 reviews)
“pecan pie” (9 reviews)
“red snapper” (5 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1204 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Friday night and the band was great! The food, however, is overpriced and average at best. My advice would be to pay the $5 cover, skip dinner and opt for some cocktails instead. Charming spot — worth a visit.

Thank imanifesto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the mixed reviews we thought we could go at least for the Jazz. Started with appetizers of shrimp cakes and crawfish tails. Nothing special. Red beans and rice with garlic chicken was delicious. Pecan pie was great per hubby. I also had one of...More

Thank HurricaneGal_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our last night and we finished a music history tour and I asked our tour guide Keith where we should go for some good music and food. He highly recommended Palm Court and we're very happy he did. We got there at 7pm...More

Thank josephcF4095PU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to hear a real jazz show With a good meal This is the place. The staff is very lovely But It’s inexpensive And the charges for any person 5$ for music cover.

Thank אלה ש
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a choice on our last night in NOLA. Snug Harbor for their Big Jazz Band night or Palm Court for their authentic traditional jazz and dinner. We’d been to Snug (loved it – read my review) so I decided on Palm, and boy...More

Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We love the Palm Court - a must every time we come to New Orleans. Started with the tomato salad - super fresh. The fried crawfish tails app was delicious. I always have the shrimp creole and as always it was super good. The music...More

1  Thank cksrp
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The music made the evening, although the food and service were very good too. Would be happy to return; the musicians were so talented and spirited.

Thank Candy D
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We were told if you wanted jazz from people that play preservation hall, come here. The band did not disappoint, especially the bass player, Richard. We ordered the spicey shrimp appetizers. I would not recommend them. Tasted like steamed shrimp tossed in the sauce. That...More

Thank BowleyTraveler
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Wandering around, exploring the sights and places, stumbled into this Jazz cafe and was surprised at how nice and relaxing it was. Unlike the hustle and busyness of Bourbon street, this place was not surround by competition. I wondering was it was sort of away...More

Thank ronb753
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Locally owned & operated (owner was host & introduced singer), busy servers with lots of tables so service slow but did not mind as came for music

Thank bijoux1919
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Jim H
29 March 2018|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
I thought I already answered this question. If you are looking for the best dixie land jazz in town this is the place to go. Also great food although menu is limited. We have been traveling to New Orleans for over twenty... More
6 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1204 Decatur St, 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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