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Jimani Lounge & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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141 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2311
+1 504-524-0493
11:30 am - 8:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to eat after midnight during the week, and my husband found Jimani's through a search for something open late. I was a little hesitant when I walked in because it looks like your typical bar, but on the side they had a grill and the cook was grilling up burgers. So I tried one, and... More 

Thank lisadd_10
Keller, Texas
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160 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

This place is always a blast. A bunch of really great people and it's open very late. The food is great - which probably drives the patrons here. Any trip to New Orleans is not complete until you hit Jimani.

Thank KellerWags
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We were in New Orleans over the Christmas holiday and as always has to stop in the Jimani. This place is a great bar to get away from the tourist traps in the French Quarter. Lots of sports on TV, trivia and great music. The beers are cold, drinks are strong and the bar food is great. This is the... More 

Thank MarkMel2
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

GREAT food!!! Eat late, eat early, eat the spicy crab po boy!! Red beans and rice, burger, and the best drink prices close to bourbon street. A real hidden jewel with great friendly staff.

Thank Ranee S
Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We ordered Pizza to go. Taking it back to our Hotel to enjoy. Good Pizza. It was good enjoyed the crust not to thin good flavor

Thank Mary M
Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

wen't in for a quick drink and the service was quite good. However, there was an even better story having to do with the history of the bar.

Thank dj34dj34
Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Decided that I needed to just escape and enjoy watching a Saints game away from the tourist destinations. A friend suggested this pub - it's a local hang out. Wasn't exactly what I expected but it was great. Had to go up to the bar to order, they were out of the usual staples ie: wings. All in all the... More 

Thank Jacky Q
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

So I went there one night to watch the Cubs game in the World Series and I loved it. The staff was good and the crowd was fun. The bartender turned the sound on for those of us who wanted to watch. So the next night we went back and it was a totally different story. It was the same... More 

Thank M D
Columbia, South Carolina
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Usually stay at the N. O. Hilton and have a couple of drafts at Jimani's. Not sure why - music far to loud, but good draft beer and edible pub grub

Thank Rich T
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I've been to New Orleans several times and I realise some places are dingy dive bars but this dump takes the cake. The bar tender was nasty, drunk and inattentive. It was impossible to get service, when she did come over she was surly and messed up the order several times. Rolled her eyes every time we asked for something.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-0493

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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