Good selection of vegan choices, great spices
Fantastic Deacon John show in an intimate setting
Great, enthusiastic crowd who resoected the music
Cook too much fat and not really creative
Big plates but not a very fine cuisine
I would say « basic »
However, good music and good musicians
But... people standing up were very noisy and speaking loudly ... without seeming interested by the music ,,, not very cool
This place is horrible we arrived at 6:30pm for a live show that started at 7:00pm. It took over 40 min to order and receive a drink the show was due to end at 8:30pm we placed a food ordered well with our drinks THE GOOD NEVER CAME AND THE SHOW WAS ENDING. I SPOKE WITH THE OWNER AND HE COULDN'T OFFER AN EXPLANATION OF WHY DOES IT TAKE OVER 2 AND HALF HOURS TO RECEIVE A FOOD ORDER. The waitress and staff seems like they are accustomed to this behavior. I'm from nola and was embarrassed if this is how the restaurant treats tourist ....DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE KERMIT RUFFIN PLAY MUSIC YOU CAN SEE HIM AT HIS CLUB YOU WILL BE TREATED MUCH BETTER.
When the owner treats you like you're not important NO ONE SHOULD GO TO THIS RESTAURANT
Excellent wait staff!!! Great jazz! Food excellent.
Our food was good, what we received of it. They were overbooked and had some issues with the staff that had walked out. Our waiter was so nice and apologetic. I will give it another try as the food we got was very good.
This was my first time here. The waitress was amazing but the food took a very long time to come out and getting drinks took a while. We were there for the Bayou Country Music festival which caused them to stay open later than their normal hours. It was crowded but the entire time we were there only four tables including ours received food. My friend ordered the burger which came out first but it was very burnt. He still ate it because we were all so hungry. The rest of the food did not come out until after he finished his whole plate. The remainder of the food was good. The waitress had discounted our meal without us saying anything because of how long it was taking. I hope to return for brunch during their normal hours.
We really couldn’t wait to have brunch here and listen to little Freddy, I booked a table on OpenTable for a seated table and we were set at a hightop instead. We ordered the bloody Mary bar which was substandard and only offered a few slim pickings for your bloody Mary. My husband and I ordered off the breakfast menu and after an hour and 20 minutes of waiting and having to hunt down our waitress to see why it was taking so long we gave up and left without getting our food. Nobody Could explain to us why the kitchen was taking so long , the music was superb and the only reason we stayed for so long, the management needs to overhaul their kitchen service and customer service !!!
Went to listen to Little Freddie King over brunch time.
Spent a fantastic three hours 11-2pm and a good breakfast
Service was 100%
Great music and people.
Loved the Kermit Ruffin show!
We dined there on 2 successive nights. The live music was great especially the second night which included a lot of audience involvement. Food was good, choices were limited. Service was slow. Wait staff served food but forgot silverware. These issues were minor compared to great ambience and entertainment and shouldn't deter anyone from enjoying this real "gem".
Near N.O. Superdome and Arena so convenient prior to attending concerts,games,etc. Band good but way too loud for such a small venue while people trying to converse during happy hour. Need more bar happy hour options: all offered were $5 martinis as far as beverages.
We had the Sunday brunch listening to Little Freddie King-it was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The Little Gem has been beautifully restored, it has a great ambiance.
Only issue was when one of us ordered the okra, waitress came back and told us she didn’t want to serve it because it “had gone bad.” Ewwwww. We appreciated the honesty but it has us wondering about the overall food handling in the place... do they really keep their dishes beyond a reasonable expiration date? Not to mention, it was quite an unappetizing revelation.
Despite that the food we did receive was quite good.
We had a great time! Food was excellent! Little Freddie King was playing and it was a great show. Our server, EB, made it a really great experience! We’ll definitely be back!
Mother's Day Brunch 2018 was AWFUL...
The A/C is was BROKEN....☹️😐😡👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽
Impeccable service and good food right nar our hotel.
Everything was top notch, great music great food...the cocktails however were terrible. Three of us sent them back. Like bad. I’d love to go back, they need to get someone who knows what their doing behind that bar though.
We were fortunate enough to see Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers at the Little Gem Saloon. The show was fantastic, the food was good, and the atmosphere was fun!
Date night for my wife and I great music, good food, great service
Great venue to see Kermit Ruffins. Some service problems, though I liked our server's personality and service in general. Got my beer order wrong. Took a while to get a fork.
We came here because we wanted some music, good food and drinks and to relax as the first stop on a night out. The food was excellent and although our server was the bartender, he did his best to give us as much attention as he could while also taking care of the drinks for everyone. The band that played that night was great as well.
We went for a show. When they came on stage (late which would be fine) the actual show only lasted 45 minutes which is ridiculous for the cover charge.
My brother and I each ordered burgers and ordered them medium well. The first time they came out, both burgers were rare. We sent them back, and we understand that mistakes happen. The second time they brought the burgers, they were both medium rare. So we waited for our waitress to come by so we could let her know they still weren't done. She avoided us, and we didn't see our waitress for 20 minutes. The manager finally came over to take our plates, assuming we were done. We told him the dilemma, he apologized, but only took 1 of the 2 burgers off the bill. The music was fantastic, and the ambiance is very good. The service and the food ruined our experience.
We have been charged $10/pers to listen mediocre music and for 2 songs. The lady at the desk wasn’t friendly. Food was good but in very small plates. We were 2 people and 20% tip was automatically added. I don’t recommend that place
Good Food, wonderful venue and Kermit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A good meal and fun times with friends. Kermit Ruffins and his band were the entertainment and put on their usual great show.
Great music with Kermit Ruffins and band. Best night in NO yet!
Great live music. Amazing service. Loved the bottomless mimosas! While the food was good, it was not inspired. Will definitely go back for the music and atmosphere!
Excellent bar, gumbo is great, service is always stellar, and the live music is very high calibre. Plus the space is beautiful and parking is a breeze.
We were fortunate enough to get reservations the night Deacon John and his band were playing. The atmosphere, the music, the food were all very pleasing. We agreed that $25 to hear a great live band perform non-stop for 2 hours was a great value. The food was above average - I just gave it 4 stars because they ran out of what I ordered. Our server was very busy but also very friendly and accommodating.
Great place for dinner and music. What nice people are in their staff. From the top down.
Our group went for the music, which was fabulous. However, we also had dinner there, and the food was lacking. By 7:00, when we placed our orders, the kitchen had already run out of oysters, which affected 5 of the 7 entrees ordered by our table. They substituted shrimp, but they were small and over fried. Waitstaff were very pleasant and tried hard, but more staff were needed for the size crowd in the restaurant. Overall, we had a very good time, and I'd go back for music and drinks, but not dinner.
Worst dining experience of my life! Actually, I suppose it cannot actually be called a “dining experience,” considering we were overlooked and never served...
On a special trip to Nola from AZ with my handicapped Mother, I returned to Little Gem for a 9pm Kermit Ruffins show on 3/17/2018, which included an 8:45pm dinner reservation. I was assured way in advance via phone that our table would be on the floor, close to the stage, and not a high-top table. We arrived via pedal taxi and the line outside was super long. The kitchen was super slow, so patrons from the 7pm show were still seated and dining when the 9pm show started. They drug out an extra table for Mom and me, only a high-top had come available at that point, but then seated us behind that high-top from which we could hardly see. They gave us menus, but after asking two different employees on two separate occasions to please send over our server to take our order, no one ever did. The owner did give us free wine as an apology, which we had to drink on empty stomachs, because the kitchen had closed by the time they realized what happened. We left hungry and frustrated, 2 hrs later. We would have got up and left sooner, except we’d been anxiously awaiting to see Kermit (I had paid for tickets) and he did not disappoint. Advice? Catch the early show if you also plan on dining, and get there super early at that if you have made any special requests. Otherwise, might not happen. Very disappointed and will not go back.
We have been to Little Gem Saloon on a few occasions and it is so much fun! The entertainment is always a hit!!!
Bien para oír Jazz en vivo y beber unos tragos
Fantastic music spot. Saw a clarinet jazz performance. Very enjoyable venue with good southern food.
Great music venue. Cold eggs benedict. Small portions. Bottomless Mimosas took forever for refills. Good build your own Bloody Mary's. Go for the music if you like the genre otherwise, you're in New Orleans... Eat elsewhere...
Fabulous food and amazing music!!
Kermit killed it!!!
This was my first visit to the Little Gem Saloon, and it was nothing short of amazing. The ability to reserve seats online was perfect, and allowed us to sit right next to the stage. Kermit Ruffins and his band put on a great show, and the food and atmosphere was perfect.