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Jacmel Inn
Jacmel Inn

Jacmel Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jacmelinn.com
  • Phone: (985) 542-0043
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Doyle Orlando
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Jacmel Inn will cater any event within a 50-mile radius of Hammond anytime. We will custom design a menu to fit the customer's budget, food preferences or creative requests. We specialize in wedding events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Jacmel Inn is available for private parties events using part of the property or the entire restaurant. Film companies have used Jacmel Inn for their movies and TV shows. The upstairs dining area can seat up to 50 people. The side porch area can seat up to 20 people. The bar dining area can seat up to 30 people. With a brick privacy wall, the patio would make a great location for a private party if weather permits. Other features of the patio are a covered pavilion, umbrellas, fountain, and bar area that has music. The features create an ambiance found somewhere in Europe.
  • Private Party Contact: Chanc Kinchen (985) 542-0043
  • Entertainment: Blended stereo background music is always available. Three TV screens located in the bar and adjacent dining area quenches the thirst of Louisiana sports fans.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: U. S. Highway 190
  • Public Transit: Currently Hammond, Louisiana does not have a public transit system.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: All parking is on the property with the main parking in front and adjacent to the restaurant on Morris St. (Hwy 190). A circular drive allows drop off and our lot can handle motor coach vehicles. The rear parking lot off of Thomas St. (Hwy 190) can handle 30 cars and customers can access the front door via a brick walkway through the cane landscaping.
A word from Jacmel Inn
Jacmel Inn began service in June 1977 after six months renovation to the former residence that was built in 1888. This historic 2-story property sits on 2.2 acres and 9 blocks for the center of historic downtown Hammond. The lush landscaping, new patio, and the ample parking help make Jacmel Inn a culinary oasis worthy of a 60 miles drive from New Orleans. The menu has evolved over the years while always using fresh Louisiana Seafood, cooking techniques and dishes derived from traditional Louisiana culture and for 31 year serving great steaks from Iowa corn fed beef. Our executive Chef Doyle Orlando creates our menu, which evolves seasonally. Our dinner with a winemaker series is very popular with our customers for the past 20 years. Our ambiance is a blend of Caribbean, nautical and New England Inn. Guests will feel comfortable dressed casually or dressed to attend a symphony.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Consistently good food and fresh fish. Good wine list. Quiet enough to have a conversation. Nice comfortable old home….and the patio is great when the weather is pleasant."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "We visited for the first time and found that it is extremely over priced. I ordered a seafood pasta and it was very small and seemed old. Defiantly not a good experience or worth what we paid and will not return or recommend this place. If a meal is going to be $30 and least serve it fresh or enough to fill 1 person."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "wonderful gem. we ate on a friday night at 6:30 and found it odd that due to the large size of the establishement we were seated next to the only other 2 occupied tables in the enitre resturant. Even though in August, I brought a sweater, glad I did because extremely cold due to vents blowing air out of the floor next to our table. We play in a couples golf tournament every August in McComb MS and it is about an hours drive but well worth the trip. Will do it every year."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Have been frequenting this establishment for 30 plus years, always good food and service with an evolving menu - old standards and new choices. Quiet and relaxing with good service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I like the ambience at Jacmel's.. it's warm, comfortable and romantic. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We just found out about this gem of a restaurant a month ago from our neighbors! Since then we have brought other friends and never had a bad meal. By southern standards, the quantity of food is small but it was awesome! Even the bread was the best ever. Dessert were great a well."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had brunch at JacMel on Sunday August 3rd. The service was outstanding. The food good was very good with the only exception being the turtle soup with was tasteless and watery. However, the waiter, most graciously, returned that soup to the kitchen and came out with a substitution -- a roasted eggplant and brie (?) soup which was outstanding. I'm almost glad we had to send the turtle soup back because we would have missed out on the eggplant soup! We started with the lamb meatballs and then finished with the brisket - both were very good. I would highly recommend JacMel. It's been consistently excellent for years and I've never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "One of my best dining experiences. Attentive, courteous staff, delicious entrees, comfortable ambiance. We met Paul Murphy, Owner who inquired about our dining experience, which spoke volumes. Great place...Can't wait to go back this fall and enjoy the beautiful patio areas."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent but overpriced. Portions were small. Service was lacking. Took more than 5 minutes before our server even showed up to the table."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Nice quaint restaurant, with a good atmosphere. Food was good and there is a nice selection of wine. Most of staff pleasant but our waitress did not have much personality and seemed a bit overwhelmed."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We recently took a visiting guest to dinner at Jacmel. As usual, the food was very good and the service excellent. Although fish is usually a favorite, our guest's fish was extremely salty. I tasted it and was surprised that it was so salty. The dinner was very enjoyable except for the fact that it was very, very cold in the restaurant. Despite these minor issues, we will continue to frequent Jacmel."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to Sunday brunch. Upon arriving, there was no host. What greeted us was a amplified-guitarist who strummed and wailed songs that were loud and irritating (more like a 60s coffee house). We asked for a table away from his music---it hardly solved the problem. I had baked crab cakes, which were tasteless. My wife had grillades and grits; the grits were like a bland polenta, the grillades were chunks of pork with sausage added. I suppose this is the chef's interpretation of a classic creole dish. The white bean soup was very good--we should have stopped there. Jacmel has very limited wine selection, which is strange for an upscale place. The wait staff was very good. I've been to Jacmel several times before, but this was my last."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is by far the nicest and best restaurant in town. Perhaps the most romantic place in Louisiana. The food is almost always very good at times superb. Our service and meal Friday night was excellent. I had the fish special with the house salad. It was cooked perfectly and the sauce was complimentary and not overpowering or too heavy. We had the new amazing Basil, cucumber, lime martini. It is a perfect refreshing summer cocktail. Very highly crafted and a generous portion. It is a bargain for the prices they charge. Every entree comes with a side vegetable and a choice of salad or soup. That is a deal!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "my wife had scallops and they were great. I had turtle soup that was very good but the filet had no texture at all. I suspect that it had been thawed and refrozen...not what I expect for a $36 piece of beef."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Jacmel Inn is a special place -- great food, cozy ambience, and exemplary service. We always leave completely satisfied and truly amazed at the level of quality this restaurant offers in our small town of Hammond."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "the food was ok, not worth the price IMO. the service was ok, just seemed slow. the tables are small and bunched, everyone's conversations just blend into others. not kid friendly. tried it, won't be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant and others like it would be my restaurant of choice when dining out. The grounds, the interior and the food quality are all first class. Hammond truly has a gem. The food was delicious, as always, however, I was disappointed when I told our server that we needed to eat "heart healthy" and she said "good luck". I thought that she should have at least checked with the chef to see if we could be somewhat accommodated. We ordered the lesser of all the evils, the amberjack, but grilled vegetables instead of a potato cake would have been much better. Because of this, I am not sure I will be returning"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Beautiful old time building with huge bar and very friendly staff. Attentive wait staff and food was served fresh and hot. Comfortable place with no pretension. Easy parking. Handicapped friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Can't wait to go back again. Perfect for my 40th birthday!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "That was my first time dining there. It was recommended by a coworker who frequently dines there. I made reservations online stating in was my husband's birthday and they seated us in a very cozy little section of the restaurant. From the beginning of our arrival the staff took care of us. We will be dining there again very soon. Loved it!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I DRIVE TO HAMMOND FROM BATON ROUGE JUST TO EAT HERE. EVERYTHING IS GREAT AND A-1 EXCEPT THE STAIRS AND RESTROOMS.THEY ARE A LAWSUIT WAITING TO HAPPEN. I WROTE ABOUT THIS BACK IN FEBRUARY. THE STAIR RAIL IS RICKETY!!!! THERE IS ALMOST NO LIGHTING AT THE LANDING AND LITTLE LIGHTING IN THE REST ROOMS. IT IS ALMOST LIKE TWO DIFFERENT PLACES. I LOVE THIS PLACE AND HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FROM BATON ROUGE FOR 20 YEARS. HOWWEVER; IT APPEARS THAT IT IS BEING NEGLECTED."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The menu could have been more extensive. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We were a table that grew and grew the restaurant was still able to accommodate us and was gracious about it . The wait staff was very good and so things went smoothly we were 14 at table. the food was very good and well presented. I have been coming here for over 30 years and the restaurant has had it's ups and downs I am very pleased to report that we are in an up time!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Foot was good. Staff was friendly and accomadating"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was good. Service was very attentive so I give it a five star rating. Plan to visit again when I am in the area."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was OK, but not what I would categorize as delicious. We asked our waiter and bus boy on 3 different occasions to turn the AC down as there was a vent located underneath our table. No one ever acknowledged our request so I would rate this as unresponsive to our needs."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have always thought of Jacmel's as our 'special occasion' place to go. Very nice ambiance, but did not feel like there were very many appealing choices for luncheon on their menu the day we were there. Restaurant was very slow, and unfortunately, so was the service. Food was good, but not great. We still enjoyed our visit, but mostly because of our history with dining there for the last 35 years or so. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went for Sunday brunch. There was only one other table occupied when we arrived. Yet, it took an extremely long time for the entrees to come out. Eggs Benedict had Hollandaise sauce that was so thin you almost could not see it. Good thing, too, because it tasted like almost straight lemon juice. Wife's crab cakes were half the size of the ones from our last visit a couple of years ago. Lack of seasoning, too. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Hammond. We started dining here in 1996, and went at least twice a month for 10-12 years. But the last 3-4 years the place just is not the same. We consistently get bad food. We leave unhappy, wait a year or two, and try again. Nothing changes for the better. :("
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This great restaurant is just a short drive from the Mandeville-Covington area, and well worth the trip. If you have a special request or want a different combination of entre and sides, it's no problem for this team. We always leave the Jacmel Inn with smiles on our faces."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We ate here to celebrate our wedding anniversary . It was nice and quiet, elegant and the food was great!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Always a comfortable and inviting spot, tucked away in the custom bamboo hedges, Jacmel Inn provides the ambience of peaceful dining with the excitement of never knowing who you might bump into from the local scene. Great food, drink, atmosphere and service always prompt and willing to please."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My husband and I had an early Valentine's Day dinner there. Service was good ( server checked with us often, but did not hover), food was excellent! A definite go-to for special occasions! I wish they had a piano bar to make it perfect!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This was one of the best dining experiences ever. From the fireplace and ambiance to the excellent service and wonderful food."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "As alway we had a lovely dinner at Jacmel's. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We always request to be by the fireplace in the winter, which makes for a very romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service impeccable and the meal was outstanding. The ambiance is both romantic and relaxing. Overall, an outstanding dining experience"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Made family get-together memorable, very happy I was referred to Jacmel Inn."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The dining is very good and varied. The service is spot on. great for the special occasion. Fire place going on winter days is great. I will be going back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Service was slow. Nothing tame on the menu for people not wanting to experiment with new foods. Food that we did order was under cooked and had to be sent back. Fiance finished entire bottle of wine before entree arrived. Manager did try to make things right, but we were already unimpressed and ready to go. If you are wanting a nice, upscale restaurant in the French Quarter, I would not recommend Bayona."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at Jacmel. We first dined with a group and our second time with just another couple. The food both times was excellent. Both times were at night and just loved the atmosphere. Can't wait to try it for brunch."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I had a brunch with my bridesmaids at Jacmel. The food was wonderful and the weather was perfect for dining outside. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 11/3/2013