Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar
Jamaicans have been embodying the Natural, Local, & Slow Food philosophies for generations – without even trying! That’s why Pimento is so committed to product purity, seasonality, and mindful preparation. These are the cornerstones of our cuisine.
Family recipes meet French technique in all of our authentic Jamaican dishes.
Please no reservations Monday and Tuesday’s
Happy hour 4-7pm
Half price Drinks , Food Specials
(Light Background Reggae Music, nice atmosphere & time for Family meal or Dinner meeting) FYI on Fridays at 7pm Live dj will start his show. Seating is limited due to covid compliance. Masks are required!
RUM BAR EVENTS
Multiple dates available
Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Thu - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMHAPPY HOUR 5-7PM ( CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED UNTIL 7PM) NIGHTLY EVENTS 7-11pm The evening event are adult atmosphere could include either a live band,live dj spinning music, drink specials and specialty menu items and fun. Outdoor Patio access is available when weather permits. $5-$10 cover charge at the door for weekly events. Prices may vary according to special booked events. 21+ (NO CHILDREN) *club/lounge atmosphere* mask are required , temps are taken before entering.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
I wasn't aware of an extra cover charge before I arrived. DJ music was loud but we were able to go around the corner where it was a little quieter. Food was excellent.
The food was delicious! Definitely a place to try! We ate on the patio which was much larger than expected.
I waited at least an hour before I was even spoken too
Love this spot!
Great Jamaican food and music. Little confusing how to get food (multiple doors/ entrances for take out, dine in, bar etc. and to order you use QRC instead of waiters). Once you know though, it's easy. When I went it was pretty crowded so service was slow- to be expected. Music was great; volume was inconsistent (like one minute you had to shout over it, the next was more of a background volume... maybe different tables were requesting different settings?)
Overall, will go again.
It was 85+ Degrees and the AC was out, they had 1 maybe 2 fans in the whole place and when I inquired with staff about the Lack of Air Conditioning, the guy very nonchalantly stated, “ well, all I can say is we have fans”; his demeanor and lack of care was not a good representation of the establishment at all.
The food was amazing and our server was awesome! The part we didn’t like was mid-way through our meal, the manager informed us that there would be a comedy show starting in 5 min and we would need to pay the $15.00/person cover to stay. We were disappointed this wasn’t communicated when we arrived. I’m sure the event was wonderful, but wasn’t in our plans when we
We had a great time. The DJ was excellent, the food was delicious and the cocktails were not tasty and strong! Overall a fabulous experience.
As a long time guest I'm just sad to see what used to be a chill laid back bar where you could come and get a cheap drink turn into every. Other. Bar in uptown. Expensive drinks. Poor service. The bartenders last night were crabby af and it wasn't even that busy! The food, while still delicious, seemed sub-par last night. Servings seemed a little smaller than usual and the rice was hard (either under cooked or old). And what's up with Top Flight Security taking photos of our ID's? I'm super uncomfortable with that. I don't know what's popped off at the Rum Bar that they need a guy walking around in a big ol' vest looking like a Fed, but it seemed overkill and definitely killed the vibe. The Rum Bar from 2019 is definitely dead and gone. Sad.
Loved attending Verzus by Bad Boy Entertainment. The adult drama free adult crowd was everything! And the Rum Punch.....ooowwee
The food and atmosphere was spectacular I believe they were understaffed So the wait was long to start but ultimately a fun spot
I Love this place. I try to come every Thursday.
Food and drinks were good. The Mai Tai had a nice quantity or rum and was tasty. We came for an early dinner around 5:15. It was a bit of an awkward ambiance in the dining area because they were setting up for that night's event and the place was essentially empty. Their QR code ordering system wasn't the greatest, but the servers were eager to help us solve our problems. We requested to move to the outside patio and enjoyed that ambiance much more. We both had the Jerk Chicken and thought it was delicious. We will come back another time for an actual event to get the full Pimento experience.
Great food, Fantastic DJ, Patio was beautiful.
Dj Sound of Fujun
Food was tasty and a good value. Wish the drink menu that you order from had descriptions of the rums, felt like we were flying blind just randomly picking a rum and mixer. Also had to pay a $5 cover per person to listen to the radio rather than a live band which we thought was odd.
The food was great! I had the One Love with both pork and chicken, it was so very tender! Service was very friendly and accommodating! My daughter in law and I had a pleasant dinner and conversation. At the end of our meal the music got a little too loud for conversation, but overall it was a great experience!
We left because the main staff member who was moving around the dining room and coming up to our table was not wearing his mask properly and he kept pulling it down below his chin. I felt uncomfortable with this behavior and, frankly, a bit angry. So technically, we did not stay long enough to experience any of the food this time. The ambience seemed nice, though. I have had their food at the Keg and Case location during per-pandemic times and it's delicious. I was looking forward to having it again, but I made the choice to leave.
The food was incredible and the value was great.
I would only recommend Friday evenings to people who enjoy fairly loud and energetic music during dinner. There are many other days and times for people who would like it quieter, though.
Every time I have been there the food had flavor the drink menu has great choices and if you are a light drinker they still have you covered and staff definitely on point.
Delicious flavors, incredible vibe, good people, tasty drinks, slam dunk.
Me and a few of my girlfriends/siestas went for a ladies night out and we all had such a great time. All staff had excellent customer service . And the Dj was jammin all night playing a variety of music 🎶.. me and the ladies can't wait to go again!
Great atmosphere, service was great. The music was a plus. Really enjoyed myself and yes they have the best wings in town, this is coming from someone that rarely eats wings
It's been a really good experience, during the pandemic. No worries. Good food!
I love to support Jamecia and her team at Pimentos. Great entertainment with VERSUS on Thursdays as well!!
The outdoor patio with a live DJ was a great environment. The staff was friendly and helpful, and it felt like a good option during Covid as it was outdoor, spaced apart, and used QR codes for ordering. Great food and drinks too. There are also happy hour drink options.
We were there for the Versus and we loved it!
Great atmosphere and music. Would definitely go back.
Too much cinnamon on the chicken wings.
I would suggest having a drink server.
First time there, busy night, would come back again, hope the software works better next time. I know how software can be so i get it.
Don’t take kids with you for dinner. I guess it turns into bar only mode because we were told to leave at 9pm because we had kids!
The manager and the bartenders and the door guy were amazing
Soo fun!! They made sure are hands were never empty and they even moved us to a better spot
Always!!! Enjoy my self when I’m there
“ONE LOVE” ❤️❤️❤️
Food, as always, was delicious. Prices for drinks at the rum bar have increased drastically, as has the price of food at the kitchen. Hard to have any kind of conversation due to the loud music, but great music at the same time. Ad on FB for the night does not mention there is a cover charge. Only open table mentions it in the fine print.
Very comfortable and trendy experience. Staff is very helpful and attentive. The wings were on the salty side but cooked well. Love the atmosphere and DJ. Easy to make reservations and order from table with or without server.
Truly a great experience. The excellent food was a substantial amount for the price and the service wonderful!
Great super fun energetic entertainment very authentic food. The ambience so great very cool place would go again and recommend.
PHENOMENAL place. Will definitely be back. Not a great place for a date because it is insanely loud in there but it’s a fun environment. I ordered the rum flight at the very beginning of the evening and it didn’t come out till awhile after I finished my food. Overall though you won’t find better food or rum anywhere else.
Food was certainly the highlight, drinks were good. There were 2 bartenders, one made them perfect, the other made them so stiff that they were like a shot (some like that tho). He vibe was great and like I said, the food was beyond amazing!!
The food was excellent! The owner was very sweet and personable. We are planning on heading back on Valentine’s Day to see her sing in her band.
I understand it is tough to run a restaurant in a pandemic. But I made a reservation for dinner with my mom at 6 PM on a Saturday and there was nothing to warn us about there being a extremely loud DJ or a $5 per person cover charge. Couldn't hear ourselves or our host without being up close and yelling - not the best in the times we find ourselves in. We ended up leaving and taking food to go, and it was also not as good as I had hoped based on the numerous great reviews online. The coconut rice was dry. The meat was well-cooked but not well-seasoned.
To be clear if post-pandemic I ever want to go dancing I would absolutely check this place out again. And I will also give the food another try in the future since this place has received so many accolades. Also, the employees we met were helpful and friendly. But I definitely recommend to the owners that you include information in the indoor dining reservation tools about cover charges and special events.
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 345-5637.
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar is rated 4 stars by 45 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.