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“A disappointment”

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
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Owner description: A restaurant, bar and jazz club all under one roof.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were looking for a dinner and jazz in the Frenchman Street area (in the rear of the French Quarter) Snug Harbour is a long time landmark in the area I had been to 20 years before. We arrived between sets so didn't quite understand when we were taken into a dining room (obvious with no space for music) After being seated and receiving menus and ordering we learn the music is in the back and impossible to to what we hoped for. Trying to make the most of the evening (i was the only semi-local-others from out of the country) we continued with our meal. The menu was 'old' choice. Heavy traditional things you see on every menu. I got the blackened redfish. The fele' was so thin the meat was very overdone. The others in the party had a shrimp dish that looked like a butter swimming pool. I expected better in food and the music arrangement. We finished before the set started and walked down the way to Blue Nile and heard an awesome band to finish the evening on a high note.

Thank Templedance
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We've enjoyed Snug Harbor 3 separate times in 3 different years and have never been disappointed. Funky blues with Charmaine Neville; an evening with local college jazz musicians; and most recently, jazz with Ellis Marsalis Trio with aspiring young musicians sitting in for occasional numbers. The venue is perfect, a small room where you feel as if you can reach out and touch the musicians. Ellis Marsalis plays a honey smooth jazz piano; the music just flows along with his side men on double bass and percussion. It's a lovely way to spend an evening.

Thank kassie59
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Wonderful sounds. A 16 piece jazz band filled the "room" with great music!!!! Piano, drums, base, guitar and brass. We sat upstairs. I think better sound & a much better view. We were there a little early so got front row - out of 3. Band played for 1 1/2+/- hours for a seating fee of $15 per person. You could buy a drink if you wanted to. Went to their 8PM show. Called that afternoon to book a reservation for 2. Left CC # which they processed when we arrived.

1  Thank tk1410
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Love this area! So alive with outdoor shopping and street musicans. We had dinner here and then saw Ellis Marsalis. The hamburgers are very good. They came recommended and I was very pleased. My friend had the shrimp which looked broiled and bake potatoe. She was not happy with hers. Lacked flavor in the sauce over the shrimp which looked to be butter and few herbs. I would have another hamburger. Loved the show. Very quaint. First come first serve seats. Upstairs balcony and downstairs sitting.

Thank allisouthcarolina
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We snuck away for a couples night to listen to Jazz and see what the music scene was like in NOLA. We were picky and we asked around to Locals and it seemed like Snug Harbor was the place and the area we needed to visit. A chance to see Ellis Marsalis was also calling. Snug Harbor did not dissappoint. It is in a vibrant music area of town and a classic looking bar and performance set-up. Seeing Ellis in a place like Snug Harbor makes a classic and lasting memory of what I see as the real NOLA. Nothing like a live venue and format like Snug Harbor has. We did not eat at Snug Harbor because we had time contraints and wanted a different dining experience but the atmosphere and food looked like you can make a night of it all at one place. I would keep this on the list of places to visit for music while in NOLA.

Thank Christopher D
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