Jacmel Inn

4.7
712 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 Josh Garic 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.
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susanh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner outside on a lovely lit patio. Service and food and ambiance were excellent. We will definitely go back.

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PeterB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful evening. Good food, good service, love the ambiance, plus entertainment in lower level by the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great! Would definitely come back and eat here again soon!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The service was a little slow. We thought the food was going to be fantastic based on the appetizers and soup (oyster appetizer and potato soup- delicious!) but the steak was overdone and not really seasoned and the shrimp and grits were mediocre.

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MichaelP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was great, food was good and enjoyed dining there .
Will go back again

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SROFBR
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with terrific service from Trace !!
Will be back .. for sure .

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and music was fantastic. Service was lacking.

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GeneP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our appetizer crab cake was very good. We had four entrees three of which were very good. One, the veal paneed, was slightly dry and over cooked to my taste but I didn't want to wait to send it back. Our group still enjoyed our evening very much.

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DonnaE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacmel never disappoints. Trace and Trent are a dream team! We always enjoy the food and ambience.

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WendellAandLyndaT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent!! Atmosphere was very romantic!! Waitress wasn’t as good as normal, but overall it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious.

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Cullen
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for myself and several clients. The restaurant was closed but no one bothered to let me know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, from cocktails and appetizers to dessert. Everything was absolutely phenomenal, great anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal at a reasonable price.One of my go to places. Lunch specials are really a great choice

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Kevin
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak night.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

My date's shrimp and grits were excellent. My snapper special was good. The waiter was having a rough night.

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WendellAandLyndaT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere!! Most enjoyable dining experience I’ve had in a while!! Loved it!!

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erwin1953
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Originally had a reservation for outside dining, but weather made that impractical. The reached out to us earlier in the day and let us know that they could accommodate us with inside dining. Wait staff was always there when we needed them without hovering. Great as we have come to expect.

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NoahS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to go every week for steak night for family gathering. It's a great value. We had Tyler as server last few visits, excellent service. Last visit (this week) turnout was low for steak night. I hope this does not end it soon. We drive 50 miles for steak night.

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LeonardS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, pleasant atmosphere, superb service. Our go to place for special occasions.

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KellyB
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 15th anniversary and they went out of their way. They made it so memorable for us

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vipTripO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We went for my Wife’s birthday, which I mentioned in the Open Table remarks when making reservations. There was never a mention of the celebration from the restaurant at all. Steak was overcooked and had to be sent back.

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Howard
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

food, service, ambience all very good; not pleased with the table spacing as being in compliance with social distancing; everything was going well - - we had a 6PM reservation on Tuesday, 10/6, were seated and were the only ones present until about a third of the way through our meal, the waitress seated a couple immediately next to us within3 or 4 feet and there were more than 10 other tables (probably 4-5 for couples) available. By the time we left which was within an hour of arriving, more tables had filled with 4 or more persons but there were still at least 3 tables still open for 2 persons. Not pleased with that at all.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, and the social distancing was very good. Very nice place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, especially for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very friendly and food was good. Especially the quail gumbo. Only thing about the food my wife wasn’t crazy about the filet as the grill marks were alittle dark so those spots tasted burnt. Maybe cooked filet on the side of the grill that was too hot...

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BlakeF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Can’t believe I didn’t know about this sooner. The biggest surprise was how good the steak was.

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TaylorB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend steak night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Table in active walking path indoors. Very poor selection
Plenty help on duty but out waitress was rarely seen
Not enough options for sides or substitutions of sides
Menu limited vs what was shown on webpage

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service it just needs some interior updating

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Richy
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to meet the Chef and his wife! Plus happy late birthday Chef

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Crab cake was, excellent. Shrimp and grits, delicious. New York strip with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and good food. Great spot for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, I sat here for 30 mins trying to think of an improvement and I can not think of one. I’ll definitely visit again!

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Ro22
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly welcome followed by exceptional service and food. The fish stew was incredible!!

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TabithaW
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local restaurants. I’ve been dining at Jacmel for 30 years and I have received an excellent meal and service every time. The cozy feel and ambience especially over winter when the inside fireplaces are going is beautiful. The specialty drinks are always fantastic. Every meal is always delicious!

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BrettC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Food was outstanding and the desert was even better.

FAQs

Jacmel Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 542-0043.

Jacmel Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 712 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.