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Palm Court Jazz Cafe

1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
+1 504-525-0200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“creole pasta” (3 reviews)
“red snapper” (5 reviews)
“pecan pie” (7 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2608
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on Palm Court looking for food. Greeted at the door by the owner and immediately seated just to the side of the stage as the musicians set up. Our server was attentive, the margaritas very nice. My seafood pasta was good with plump,...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Some friends of ours, jazz lovers and natives of New Orleans, took us to dinner here on our last night in the city. What a treat! Great food at reasonable prices, plus a world-class traditional-jazz orchestra led by Swedish-born, long-time resident Lars Edegran on piano....More

Thank ericreiss
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I saw alot of mixed reviews on this place - we were, in fact, a little disappointed. On the upside, as many reviews mention, it's rather calm; lots of older folks. In fact, it is a great place if you are looking for some lower...More

Thank Adriene M
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Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
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across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
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any dancing go down?
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
What are the prices like here?
6 August 2015|
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what nights do you have jazz
12 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail