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Dick & Jenny's

4.5
794 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Dick & Jenny’s embodies the historic, welcoming ambience that makes New Orleans special in our 120 years old creole cottage. Our Contemporary Southern cuisine uses our trusted local food providers and seasonal ingredients. Our venue is perfect for special events-both reception style and seated dinners.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed, Thurs, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00-9:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 894-9880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rita Bernhardt
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Private party facilities
Dick & Jenny's has served New Orleans our eclectic take on Creole and Southern recipes since 1999. Each year we host a wide range of events from weddings to corporate functions and we have long been a destination for graduation and bachelor parties.
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Private party contact
Mary Dixie Anderson: (855) 549-0161
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Catering
Catering options are available. Please call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jena
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Parking details
Parking is available on street and at the grocery store across the street.
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Public transit
Located one block from the bus stop, and 10-12 blocks from the Street Car.
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Special events & promotions
Call 504-894-9880 for information on booking special events.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We recently dined at Dick and Jenny’s and has s wonderful meal. We read about the happy hour so we came early for that. We shared grilled oysters, boudin balls, and fried oysters for happy hour. For dinner we tried the fish and even though they were out of drum the fish was delicious. We also tried the shrimp and grits which was some of the best we’ve ever had. We truly enjoyed our dinner and even though we had not been here in years we were glad to see the food is just as good as ever.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wait staff unfamiliar with the wine selections

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This meal was one of the best ones I have had in New Orleans. I am surprised that it was not as full as it used to be, it may be off the beaten path but it is an extreme favorite!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great meal. Very attentive and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Y’alls Oysters to Share are a hit!!
Blackened Fish also a hit!
I’ll be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Dick and Jenny's is my favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Their food is consistently excellent

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome place with a unique feel. Great food.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Creative well-prepared food. Staff all great. Special dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Dick and Jenny’s was awesome. We were seated promptly in back area and it was quiet and intimate. The food was amazing- fresh, flavorful, and delicious. You could tell the food was high quality and it was a perfect blend of southern flavors while being healthy and not too heavy. I would highly recommend D&J’s and will definitely return.

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Not a big menu but everything was excellent. Chair-broiled oysters out of this world. Best meal we had in New Orleans this trip. Will return every time I'm there.

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Not near enough wait staff led to spread thin service and stressed-out people scurrying around the dining area trying to keep up. Some of the food was real good, while other dishes were disappointing. Spent a good chunk of change and did not get good value.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I have been bringing visitors to this place several times now, and it is always a big hit!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Loved this restaurant! The menu is not extensive, but what they have on there is delicious. We had the fried green tomatoes (good to share for two people). Our entrees were the Drum Fish with crawfish rice, and BBQ shrimp and grits. Both portions were plenty and the flavors were abundant. Service was great. The place is a little house with quirky decor. Would definitely try it if visiting NOLA

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We booked here for a birthday dinner, arrived almost a half-hour early and found they already had our table ready and waiting. Service was attentive throughout the meal. The menu is not especially expansive (which is a nice change, actually) but everything we ordered was fresh, creative and delicious. Solid wine, beer and cocktail options, too. We appreciated the cozy atmosphere inside the cottage and the quieter location Uptown -- definitely enjoyed the experience -- thanks again to D & J's.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The menu is small but the food is incredible! The fried green tomatoes are a must. I had the black fish and it was excellent. The service was superb.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was outstanding. The grilled oysters and the roasted beets were perfect starters. The blackened drum was perfect. Geneva, the server, was very attentive and very sweet. All in all it was a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for Valentines day. The Prix Fix menu included 4 courses plus a drink and was a great deal. All the courses were very good, although the dessert was a bit underwhelming. Servers and staff were friendly. Like many NOLA restaurants, Dick & Jenny's is in an old house. The decor is unique and fun. This is a great date spot, although there is plenty of room for people out to enjoy a good dinner as well. This was my second time and I would certainly come back for a third.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Early reservation. Seated right under freezing cold AC. Would have been nice to be offered a more comfortable seat elsewhere. Otherwise, great place.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Really good food and nice atmosphere, just very very expensive.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good especially the roasted beets with goat cheese and pot au creme dessert. Valentine's Day special was good value and tasty as well...had one of each entree.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for a Valentine’s Day date and all courses were delicious. We especially loved the beets- they had an awesome and surprising kick! Also recommend the sous vide chicken. Will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's day so I expected it to be busy, but the dinner took over 2 hours. The food was delicious and the server tried to appease the diners as best he could. We were seated in a row of two tops that were about a foot apart from each other. This was a very uncomfortable situation as we could hear and felt a part of the conversation of the tables next to us. As we were leaving there were about 5 tables waiting for their reservation, my guess is because the previous reservations had run so long. My suggestion would be to not squeeze in the two tops, take less reservations and you will make more money because your customers will be happy and you won't have to comp items. I truly love this place and will definitely dine here again, but most likely not for a day like Valentines Day.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lots of problems w service. Took one hour to get our meal from the time the order was placed. Restaurant was woefully understaffed .
Fried oysters were way over salted.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always....consistently.....fantastic! Very friendly staff, wonderful chef.

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1.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The chef changed and the menu changed but neither was reflected on the website. The service was subpar and the food was ok. Desert was terrible and not properly cooked.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Was a great find. We live in the area. We had not been there before. It was a favorite of our visiting friends from out of town.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was great BBQ shrimp chicken great!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Spectacularly delicious meal! Great service and really just so tasty :).

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Small menu, but well executed.
Never overly loud.
Very good service.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The menu is very limited, but do start with the chargrilled oysters - they were delicious! The chairs on the concrete floor made a lot of the noise over the patron voices, but food & service were good and we would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great drum and bbq shrimp. King Cake great!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We arrived in time for their happy hour appetizer and drink specials. We ordered several appetizers and shared an entree and dessert. Bill came to around $75 including tip. It was a great way to sample their specialties in a relaxed setting. Delicious food and great service.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

My friends and I were the last seating of the night and there was an initial miscommunication with a server that we were in their table. Instead, the manager took care of us. He quickly corrected things, gave us free roasted oysters (which were fantastic) and throughout the night was attentive and helpful. This restaurant is out of the normal path of a visitor to New Orleans, but will be added to my favorite list due to it’s comfort. We ended up being there visiting among friends well after most of the staff left, but never felt rushed. Everyone enjoyed the food ordered (oysters, boudin balls, gumbo, shrimp and grits, a special of the night) and though the menu is not long, it had a good variety for a few different dietary restrictions. Thanks for a great night!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our second New Year's Eve at Dick and Jenny's and yet another meal to remember!!!!!! From the service, to the drinks, to the food, everything was amazing! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was outstanding with fresh, in season ingredients front and center on a strong, focused menu. Service was outstanding, as we enjoyed a casual, wine-and-dine, much-needed date night.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We came late in the evening about an hour before close. We ordered the tasting menu and the food was fantastic. Even though they were close to closing time- the service was wonderful and we were never rushed. The drink pairings were very good and it was a great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous meal, not too heavy. Exquisite bottle of Lisamarie pinot grigio, and I could eat an entire plate of the boudin scotch eggs!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Being that our names are Dick and Jenni we had to try this place. The food was excellent!! Everything was absolutely delicious! Our waitress though, needed a night off or an attitude adjustment. She was slow, almost rude at times and just plain not friendly.
But the food was so good she won't deter us from coming back!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great prefix menu and wine pairings

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great for a family birthday, even better for an anniversary (note the plates on the wall celebrating customer couples), but we also love Dick and Jenny’s for a regular weeknight treat. Grab a seat at the bar, and enjoy some banter with the charming staff, some of the best chargrilled oysters in town, one of the lovely wines they serve by the glass, and you got yourself the happiest hour you can imagine.

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