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“A very good NOLA restaurant in a city with tough competition!!”
Review of Jacques-Imo's Cafe

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
Ranked #25 of 1,991 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
Reviewed November 17, 2013

+ Pleasant setting and atmosphere
+ Excellent fried grits, and gumbo starters
+ Entrees were excellent in their presentation
- $25 for a plate of crawfish etouffee seemed a bit stiff as it was nothing special

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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We ate at many fine restaurants during our long weekend in NOLA and this was the best overall experience. It has a great atmosphere, creative decor, great vibe and nice menu. Make the trek out here, and have the cabbie drive you past all the beautiful mansions.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our son introduced us to Jacques-Imo's many years ago.
1. Easy to find and you get the experience of riding the St. Charles Streetcar! Due to construction on the rail lines, we had to switch to a bus, both drivers knew where we should go and would have left their jobs to go with us!
2. How many times do you enter a unique place like this! Walking thru the kitchen! Don't get uppity on them and give it a try. The atmosphere is so casual and welcoming.
3. Service was great. We did arrive early in the evening, but that allowed plenty of time to visit with the very friendly staff.
4. Plenty on the menu to choose from. We started with the fried green tomato with (?forgot), both of us had shrimp entrees with 2 sides and were stuffed. Said we were too full to order dessert but what should appear shortly but a sampling of coconut bread pudding!
We highly recommend this cafe for the food and atmosphere. We are going every time we get to New Orleans!

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Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I've only been once but I can see why it was on the 'do not miss' list. Excellent food, excellent service, and for the price...you can't beat it!

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Thank GeeBee80
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is a wonderful place. The food is excellent. This place was built up in my mind, and delivered on my very high expectations.

We arrived right at 5 pm on a Saturday and were seated immediately. We were welcomed with the most delicious corn bread I've ever had and proceeded to order the:
Alligator & Shrimp Cheesecake - One of the most inventive and delicious things I've tasted (never had anything like it)
Crabmeat filled-shrimp - Delicious, but be aware that the shrimp is deeply fried
Pan-fried rabbit loin - Very good, but not that unique assuming you can get rabbit loin elsewhere.

For our main courses we had the white/dark combo fried chicken, which is not that fried, making it more delicious. The dark meat is definitely better than the white (breast) so go with the dark meat. The other main course we had was the stuffed, bacon wrapped quail which was also excellent.

Our only complaint would have to be the sides, which got cold at our table relatively quickly.

We had no room for dessert but figured why not and got a combo of creme brulee and coconut bread pudding. The creme brulee was executed perfectly. But the real highlight was the bread pudding, which was the best bread pudding I've had!

Service was attentive, helpful, and great.

The restaurant is pretty casual and the food presentation is not formal and the prices are actually quite cheap for the quality. However, the quality and taste of the food would fit at any world-class restaurant.

I eat at high-end, fine dining restaurants regularly where tabs come to about $200 per person. The fact that this menu can fit the budget of most Americans is the most remarkable thing about it. For me, the uniqueness of the menu was also a real treat. It really takes advantages of the foods NOLA has to offer, something that even at $200 per person cannot be found where I live (NYC).

Go to Jacque Imos.

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Thank Ali J
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