Lafayette's Music Room Memphis

4.8
543 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Some 40 years after going dark, the legendary Lafayette’s Music Room returns to the heart of Memphis’ revitalized Overton Square. Once again, Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar is the spot to enjoy great food, good local conversation, and some of the best live music in town, seven nights a week.

The original Lafayette’s Music Room was short-lived but still vividly remembered. During the 1970s, it was a small but influential venue rooted in the most happening corridor of Memphis. A key stop on the showcase circuit for up-and-coming touring artists, Lafayette’s played a significant role in launching the careers of such music superstars as Billy Joel, Big Star, KISS, Barry Manilow, J.J. Cale and Leon Russell, to name a few.

Today’s Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar evokes that storied past. It boasts live bands seven nights a week, from local and touring acts playing rock ‘n roll to jazz to blues and everything in between.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 543 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LanceS
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Wasn’t blown away, we had the crab dip, loaded fries, Mac n cheese with blackened chicken, and the pasta.... loaded fries were good, crab dip was decent..... we will be back for a show though :) the southern hurricane was good as well

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lafayette’s is one of my favorite places to hang out in Memphis.

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Connie
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, wonderful food and an all around great time!

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CharlieW
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, amazing music, and refreshing beverages - Lafayette’s is consistently top-notch across the board!

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Rick
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great menu and beer selection, live music. What more could you want?!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful the food and service.

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TraciB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creole Omelette was amazing great jazz band for burnch

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Lindsey
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Shared a pizza and a bucket of beer -- good place for listening to music if you can see from your table.

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KenH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been in some time and was really impressed with the variety on the menu. We had a terrific meal and will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great music… Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the band, and had a great time! Food was delicious

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go see Sam at Lafayettes! She is one of the best bartenders in Memphis.

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SabrinaC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lafayette’s. Always a great time! Food is delicious

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cebmemphis123456789
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

music was awesome. don't go there to eat. food is alright

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with husband everything was wonderful. One of our favorite places to go.

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MarlaP
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our blackened salmon salad and shrimp tacos were, as always, excellent. We LOVE Lafayette's!! We recommend it to everyone and try to go as often as we can. Just love the live music! Can't wait until the dance floor opens up again!

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KathyE
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great music, good food, good service. Highly recommend.

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HaleyP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! We LOVED our time here!

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ArmandoV
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a friends birthday and went out for drinks and they had a live band great atmosphere and vibe always

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MarlaP
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Lafayette's is sooooo good. Our favorite is the house salad with their home made ranch dressing and blackened salmon. Outstanding EACH time! We love the music and the ambiance. I highly recommend Lafayette's!

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Willow
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed the experience of having a meal here. The food is fantastic ...lots of different things to try and the atmosphere was fun and relaxing . I highly recommend.

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the cajun selection was over the top, and the band was rocking! Planning another visit soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great & the staff was absolutely wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch business meal. You can’t go wrong!

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vipMarcieS
Tallahassee
38 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent brunch! Our server, Erica, took wonderful care of us!

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AquetaW
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and great entertainment.

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vipImaniJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On weekends there is a cover charge for the live music. But the music is great as is the food. It is a little dark inside though

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HeatherB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I went to see my favorite local band. What a nightmare! We are in the middle of a pandemic! There was no social distancing, most people were not wearing a mask, and people were so drunk they were dancing on top of tables! In addition to those issues, our service was slow and inattentive! I enjoy this local restaurant so much, but this was such a disappointment! I'll be back when they get it together again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hear live music with friends and have a really good meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove up from Louisiana to see a couple bands play there, particularly the Chase Tyler band. The food was outstanding and the staff’s service was top notch! We never had to wait for the next drink it seemed like. This is a great place to watch live music and get some great food, not to mention the acoustics inside are perfect and the sound guy has each band dialed in flawlessly!!! We will be back, worth the drive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s concert and a celebration of a new marriage.

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Jasonk97
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue. Must see in midtown !!!!’nnnnnnnnmm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice brunch spot.

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GermantownFoodie
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food has improved so much since the last time I ate there. The salmon was delicious!

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AshLeigh
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool place although a bit loud for any conversation. I had a bit of a plumbing issue while their but the staff and the manager handled it very professionally. I would love to go back but will ask for a table a little further away from the stage. FYI the fried chicken salad is huge and very good!

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TerryB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best venue for drinks and dinner and entertainment.

Better chairs needed. After 3+ house in one metal chair one could hardly walk.

Chef Jody's creations were outstanding. Appreciate his attention to everything.

Keep it up as we will be back.

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ShannonHM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here regularly. Live music, service and food are excellent.

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DebB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music is always fabulous and great selection of food with fabulous patio options.

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HeatherC
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always great! The music and food are always on point as well!

FAQs

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lafayette's Music Room Memphis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 207-5097.

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis is rated 4.8 stars by 543 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.

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