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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

(504) 861-0886

8324 Oak St.New Orleans, LA 70118   map »

Business overview

Atmosphere

  • Casual
  • Quiet

Features

  • Game Menu
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Parking
  • Reservations
  • Take Out

Average Price

  • $15 and under

Cuisines

  • Southern

Reviews

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Loud, crowded, and the food wasn't that great, 7/30/2008

I know a LOT of people rave about this place, but I didn't find it appealing one bit. First of all, the tables are right on top of each other! I don't find that to be a good thing especially given... the noise level this creates. The food itself was mediocre, and for all the hype I heard about this place, I really expected a lot better. I was so disappointed, I never went back and have enjoyed GOOD meals in a nicer atmosphere elsewhere.

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Can't see what everyone likes about this place, 6/27/2008

I'm going to be unpopular here... but I'm not alone among New Orleans foodies.. this place is terrible. The chef, while trying to be creative, combines so many different tastes and ingredients that... the result is disgusting. The food is pre-cooked, and the entree that I got had stuck to the pan and was burned on the bottom. To paraphrase a review that I read some time ago... someone said that they combined so many good things into one dish.. to witch the reply was.. yes.. and if I were to throw up after having a good meal elsewhere, there would be so many good things combined in there.. but I wouldn't eat it. Not at all worth the hype!

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WoodstockWen

Reviews: 98

Loud, crowded, and the food wasn't that great

I know a LOT of people rave about this place, but I didn't find it appealing one bit. First of all, the tables are right on top of each other! I don't find that to be a good thing especially given the noise level this creates. The food itself was mediocre, and for all the hype I heard about this place, I really expected a lot better. I was so disappointed, I never went back and have enjoyed GOOD meals in a nicer atmosphere elsewhere.

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tvengineer

Reviews: 8

Can't see what everyone likes about this place

I'm going to be unpopular here... but I'm not alone among New Orleans foodies.. this place is terrible. The chef, while trying to be creative, combines so many different tastes and ingredients that the result is disgusting. The food is pre-cooked, and the entree that I got had stuck to the pan and was burned on the bottom. To paraphrase a review that I read some time ago... someone said that they combined so many good things into one dish.. to witch the reply was.. yes.. and if I were to throw up after having a good meal elsewhere, there would be so many good things combined in there.. but I wouldn't eat it. Not at all worth the hype!

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tessiegirl

Reviews: 944

Casual Cuisine

Yes, the restaurant is casual and comfortable, but Jacques-Imo's has upscale cuisine. This is a great place to eat!

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yougorunnin

Reviews: 26

Unbelievable!

You MUST eat here! The alligator cheesecake is unreal. The bloody mary's will be the best you have ever had and the etoufee is awesome! Go early or you will wait...but it is worth the wait. Casual attire is a must.

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ArraGirl

Reviews: 75

Enjoy your company

Although the wait is long with parents of the college crowd, the food here is worth all of the hustly and bustle. Take a cab, enjoy the drive and savor the food.

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TulaneGrad04

Reviews: 6

Great Restaurant

Little restaurant with great food and large portions. everything on the menu is excellent!!!

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stubby8

Reviews: 11

Go Early

I like the food at Jacques-Imo's and the casual environment but I hate to wait a long time for a table. Go really early and you shouldn't have to wait long at all.

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spinodi

Reviews: 7

Worth the wait

The only negative thing about this place is that it is so good, you will often have to wait a while to be seated. EVERYONE wants to eat at Jacques-Imo's so it is not uncommon to wait more than an hour for a table. Saddle up to the bar and have an Abita beer, it'll be worth the wait. By the way, the Oyster appetizer is a MUST have. I don't like oysters, but I eat it everytime I'm there.

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Pickles

Reviews: 13

Worth the Wait!

Close your eyes and point to anything on the menu. It will be the best meal you've had in ages.

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matt k.

Jacques-Imos

I can???t overstate what an experience this place can be. Chef Jacques Leonardi is a wildman who specializes in fun but demands excellence in his kitche...

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