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Dinner and Live New Orleans Traditional Jazz

Dining at 7PM
Music 7:30 - 10:30PM

Dinner and a New Orleans Traditional Jazz Show!

The Palm Court Jazz Café is located in one of the fastest growing areas of popularity in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Decatur Street is where it's happening these days and the Palm Court is one of the focal centers of interest.

We provide an atmosphere and a service which is not available anywhere else in the city. "Where can we dine and listen to live traditional jazz?" is the question most often asked at the Concierge desk in the hotels, at the tourist information centers.

We fulfill this need with quality food and quality music in an elegant but relaxed period atmosphere. Our cuisine has an impeccable New Orleans pedigree and includes recipes dating back for generations. This is fine creole cooking in its most subtle and authentic form.

The Palm Court Jazz Café, housed in an old French Market warehouse, has become something of a traditional Jazz Center in New Orleans. Nina Buck opened The Palm Court in 1989 to provide an enjoyable and interesting jazz atmosphere with live music, dining, music information and a collection of jazz recordings which can be played on request.

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Experience the soul-stirring magic of live jazz at the Palm Court Jazz Café. Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies and rhythmic beats that have defined New Orleans jazz for decades. Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or a casual listener, we offer an intimate setting where you can immerse yourself in the timeless allure of this celebrated musical genre.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of live jazz at the Palm Court Jazz Café and let the music transport you to a world where every note tells a story.

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William VanDame
William VanDame
May 26, 2023
Wonderful place. Good music and food. What else is there in life?
Vero Guiral
Vero Guiral
May 15, 2023
Merci Corinne pour cet accueil, le groupe était top et l'ambiance excellente.
Totte Malmström
Totte Malmström
May 6, 2023
When in NO don't miss Palm Court - the best jazz in town!
April 26, 2023
Un restaurant incontournable si on aime le Jazz et si on a envie de découvrir la cuisine créole. Nous y avons passé une soirée magique. Les Jazzmen sont grandioses !! Le tromboniste et le batteur sont des virtuoses et ont des voix extraordinaires. Quant à la cuisine, nous avons découvert des plats typiques cajuns. Il y a un menu unique qui est très goûteux. La soupe est delicieuse. La patrone est très gentille. Le service est parfois brouillon notamment quand la salle est complète. Spéciale dédicace à la seule serveuse française qui arrondit les angles et qui est très très gentille.
Barbara Retz
Barbara Retz
April 22, 2023

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The Palm Court Jazz Café

Reservations: (504) 525 - 0200

1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans LA, 70116
Phone: (504) 525 - 0200 | Fax: (504) 523 - 2629

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Photos: Don Keller
Website // The Sprinter

From Nina Buck, Palm Court Jazz Cafe

I am very sad to announce that Palm Court Jazz Cafe will permanently close it’s doors on June 2 after 35 years of music, food and fun.

The initial concept of the Palm Court was to create an atmosphere reminiscent of a time gone by when dining and listening to music could be enjoyed and appreciated together.

My husband George Buck was instrumental in supporting me in this project.  Without George Buck there would have been no Palm Court.  George established the Jazzology/GHB Jazz Foundation to insure that the many areas of American music would endure in perpetuity.  His legacy lives on with Jazzology/GHB  residing in same building as Palm Court.

Over the years the Palm Court has featured many of New Orleans greatest musicians and vocalists. Performing in a room inspired by the 30’s and 40’s.  A mahogany bar, Steinway piano, historic collection of photos.

We are proud to have created a venue and atmosphere which in it’s way is unique.

A feeling of family exists among the musicians, staff and patrons who have all made the place very special. However I would like to make special mention of Kathy Edegran for her loyalty, business acumen, public relations and her tenacity to never give up.

Another special mention is to Bobby Davis my excellent Chef who has been with me for many years and created  fine food in the kitchen and trained many young people over the years

We regret this decision but we have had to make it for a variety of reasons financial and rising costs which have made it impossible for us to continue and maintain our high standards

So thank you all for your love and support of the Palm Court Jazz Cafe over the years.

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