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.
Posted: 7/30/2008 • Link to this review
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!
Posted: 6/27/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 6/09/2008 • Last edited: 6/12/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 11/12/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 10/29/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 10/08/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review