Dick & Jenny's
Dick & Jenny's

Dick & Jenny's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dickandjennys.com/
  • Phone: 5048949880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday Dinner 5:30 PM - 10 PM
    Friday and Saturday Dinner 5:30 - 10:30 PM
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stacy Hall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Abe D'Aquin 5048949880x
  • Special Events: Call 504-894-9880 for information on booking special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jena
  • Public Transit: Located one block from the bus stop, and 10-12 blocks from the Street Car.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dick & Jenny's
One block uptown from the corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, where century old live oaks shadow the famous music club Tipitina's, sits a mid-nineteenth century barge board cottage with burgundy clap boards and yellow shutters. Dinner plates line the walls and bear the names of Dick and Jenny's founding customers. Originally a grocery store, and later a po-boy shop, this funky New Orleans original is a gathering place for those who seek fine dining cuisine in a casual, comfortable setting. A small hand painted sign on the building hangs above the flower baskets and simply says "Dick & Jenny's."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
Dick & Jenny's reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (49)great for brunch (23)special occasion (22)romantic (18)good for groups (16)great for lunch (7)hot spot (7)notable wine list (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Solid Southern/ Cajun / Creole
    KendallG
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After sending clients for years, I finally made it myself! I was wonderfully rewarded. Dined with friends from Oxford, UK who had - to date - suffered poor excuses for Classic Southern / Cajun / Creole food in typical NOLA tourist-oriented places. They raved about the quail & cornbread-andouille stuffing and braised short ribs, which were delectable (black eye peas a little under cooked but not bad). We had a bottle of wine that we felt was not ready or almost corked. It was replaced without question. Hint: 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir is NOT ready. House cocktails are tasty creative expressions of Southern themes. The rose by the glass is a perfect expression of a classic rose - get it! I'll be back and plan to try Marrinique restaurant next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the relaxed atmosphere
    debmomVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is the place to go for a relaxed meal. The walls are filled with plates. Read the story if the plates painted by customers in the menu! The salad and seafood were fabulous. The steak just ok. Will try again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice in One Week
    Pistache
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food, twice in one week! Terrific vegetarian entree, a welcome addition to any menu if only to give everybody a real choice. The pork loin and the scallops were also delicious and the desert selection is well worth saving room for. The well-stocked bar offers a first-rate Sazarac. The room exudes funky old uptown charm. Great service and a personal thanks from the proprietor were appreciated. Definitely worth coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific out of the way spot!
    Visiting
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    It's a bit of a cab ride from the Quarter area, but boy was it worth it! Every dish was better than the one before it. Great starters, soups and entrees. A very affordable wine list. Will be going back on the next trip to New Orleans. Great job guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer dinner
    LoungediningVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I took a small group of South Americans to this place, it was one of their first experience in USA. I LOVED that we could talk as long as we liked before even ordering. Friendly staff, great food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    live2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The seafood frittata was the star of the show. The shrimp and grits were also very good, as was the cornbread that starts every meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had heard a lot of good things about Dick and Jenny's but this was our first chance to try it. We are from the coast of Mississippi but our daughter lives uptown in NOLA so we get over there often to enjoy good food and the vibrant and ecclectic atmosphere away from the typical tourist draws. We have eaten at many local spots in the uptown area and Dick and Jenny's did not disappoint. The savory cheesecake appetizer was outstanding and the ribeye was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten out and I've eaten out plenty over the years. We will definitely return to Dick and Jenny's and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quaint, comfortable eating atmosphere with food that is second-to-none.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    As always with Dick and Jenny's, the food was great as was the service. This restaurant has all the benefits of any fine dining establishment in the city without being pretentious. We always like going to D&J's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    Wa6y0ne
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our group wanted to try a new place and this entry came up in open table. We were so happy with the choice. Great food that you know and love but also wonderful new creations that are very tasty! Try the seafood cheesecake!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Tradition
    Sanhil1313
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food, the staff, the vibe and the funk of D&J's makes it one if our top 5!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came back for another time
    Spinner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We liked it better than any other time we were there. The food was well prepared and very tasty and nicely presented. Like the fact we went on a nite when we brought our own wine and there was no corkage
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ambitious and delicious
    lefty
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The menu is really inventive and they put their own twist onto most every dish. Even classic southern or Italian entrees are treated individually. Their version of pasta Carbonara has little to with the classic dish. They served a fresh housemade pappardelle pasta with pork belly in place of guanciale and added fried oysters on top! It had little resemblance to Carbonara but was excellent. It was a carbonara in name only, well worth trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great at Dick and Jenny's
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always love the food and service at Dick and Jenny's. The best casual place around.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understated elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had been to Dick and Jennie's once before but my husband had not and we always said we needed to go. Finally I took him for his birthday and the food was incredible. Service was great, everyone was friendly. He loved the crayfish risotto and fresh fish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent service from the moment we were greeted at the door and constantly throughout our dining experience. I felt like everyone who worked at the restaurant showed a vested interest in our dining experience, regardless of the fact that the food is amazing and speaks for itself. My friends and enjoyed our "ladies brunching/lunching" experience but I can't wait to go back with my husband. Ambiance fits a variety of occasions. Food was piping hot and savory.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went back - great again
    localres
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After having been to Dick and Jenni's a week earlier, we decided to go back with friends from central Louisiana to celebrate a birthday and and an anniversary. All four of us loved our entrees. After bite-sized taste testing, the dish deemed extraordinary by our group was the Veal Saltimbocca - lovely variation from the dish prepared in other restaurants by the use of fontina cheese. However, the stuffed pork tenderloin, flounder, and shrimp dish were all excellent as well. The only disappointment of the evening was the bread pudding. It was very heavy and dense and almost tough. Crème brulee was exceptional. Tiramisu was also good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A jewel
    localres
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I went there on Saturday night during a weekend visit . Our reservation was for 7:30. We were seated promptly in the front room. We loved the feel of old New Orleans with walls decorated with plates collected by a previous owner. The shrimp dish from the regular menu was a tad saltier than I thought was necessary, but was flavorful. The fried green tomato appetizer was good, but not outstanding. The spinach salad with crispy pork belly could not have been better as was the flounder dish from the regular menu. Our waiter was very helpful and very attentive. We will definitely go back and take friends!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • localopinion
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ordered from both the regular and Coolinary Menus. Both offered great options with variety. Table service was excellent, but kitchen was backed up slightly. Food was very good. Have bee several times before and will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly Nola
    newyorkdoesnola
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dick and Jenny's had a fantastic non-ostentatious Nola vibe, great food, great ambience and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th birthday
    Mom5fiveVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our family came in from the Chicago area to celebrate our New Orleans 30th birthday. We all had a fun time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay food
    MileyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was ok. My dish was served room temp. Service not good. Restaurant needs remodeling. Seems like we were seated in a converted covered patio. I expected quaint. Not even close!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, but the Drinks?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and atmosphere was lovely. But all the drinks were less than par. From the wine list to the barely cold martini to the coffee
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    Ezspike
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our second time here. Food is beyond words, and the Bloody Mary's are a must have. Staff was attentive and friendly. If you go for brunch try the Grits and Grillades
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a large group in from out-of-town. We wanted to take them someplace special. Dick and Jennys was able to meet all of our expectations. The food was delicious! But in addition to that, the service was absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatfine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dick & Jenny's was great. The restaurant staff was accommodating to our needs and request. When in New Orleans will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we loved it-hidden gem!
    Deger
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    such a wonderful dinner with a great vibe inside the restaurant! everything we had was delish and we didn't leave STUFFED-great flavors, great ambiance! would go back in a heart beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CUTE!
    Karohlynn
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    What a charming restaurant! GREAT service too! The chicken biscuit was SUPER yummy! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made reservations and they closed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We made Birthday dinner reservations and get there and they were closed. They called me 2 hours before the reservation to confirm it. Why did they all of a sudden close?? They could have called to say they would be closing for the night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thunderstorm
    Mmmmm
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Due to a thunderstorm the electricity went out. The staff and owners were extremely gracious and did their best. We had finished our appetizers when the electricity went out and that was the end of our meal. The appetizers were delicious and the staff gracious. Will return at another time to complete a meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 345 reviews are from the Dick & Jenny's reviews archive.
  • Change of Pace
    FunandFunky
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are done with the chain restaurants, or want something truly local, this is the place to eat. Great food and service wrapped up in a uniquely fun and funky feel. I had the steak, and my wife the pork dish. Both melted in our mouth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Terrific spot for creatively prepared favorites and new combinations. And two blocks from Tipitinas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always terrific!
    Nola4luv
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Dick and Jenny's is just the place for anyone who wants great food with service that is knowledgable and friendly and a place that doesn't think it has to overwhelm you with flourish. We love going there with "ladies who lunch" as well as dinner at a place for I town guests to give them a " NOLA" dining experience that isn't touristy and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Brunch
    JoeDiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had our Father's Day Brunch here. We ordered several appetizers and shared: Fried Green Tomatoes, Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Savory Philly Cheesesteak Cheesecake, and Lox and Bagel Bruchetta. They were all good. I especially liked the salmon which had a very smoky flavor. Entrees were also very good. My dad enjoyed his Grits and Grillades although he did say it reminded him of a commodity they used to get in the 50s. I guess it was a tasty commodity. My wife and I had the special, a flounder over grits in a crystal based sauce. The flounder was perfectly cooked. I thought the sauce was a little heavy handed with the crystal, but my wife thought it was perfect. My mom had the Eggs Boudreaux, poached eggs and crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious again!
    504midable
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Love this place. The food and atmosphere are always top notch, and the servers are the perfect mix of helpful and politely unobtrusive. My experience there is consistently satisfying and I'd recommend the place to anyone. In particular, the pork loin and Borsette dishes were the highlights of this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • omg
    mjack
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    so good. I got the salmon which was amazing and you should get the oysters for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Consistently good food and good service. This restaurant is a must on our trips to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yum!
    Nolagal
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    love walking into this little house to see such a cozy, fun and romantic neighborhood atmosphere. the food was SO good -- from the frog legs to the gumbo, it was delicious. Also, the cocktails were gorgeous! Our waiter was very helpful, and I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New owners----same great place!
    xxxxxVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    FIrst time back since new owners. Happy to say, ownership is one of the few changes. Food still great, service still great, and lots of fun for diners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels Just Right!
    Judy
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Summer or winter, this place is one of comfort. Looks good, feels good, and staff treats one perfectly. Menu interesting without aging a bad case of the cutes - so common around our town! Most important: plenty of local favor!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I love this neighborhood spot- food is great, service is friendly and excellent, and the vibe is cool and comfortable. Love coming here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.