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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, New Orleans, LA

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

4.2
4.2
221 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole
For over 30 years, Snug Harbor has provided the best in live jazz & great regional cooking at reasonable prices. Snug is located in three rooms of a renovated 1800's storefront located in the Faubourg Marigny, just outside the French Quarter. We have a dining room, a bar, and a music room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    The Marigny
  • Cross street
    Between Chartres St & Royal St. Parking: Elysian Fields & Esplanade
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    The Riverfront Streetcar (Red # 49) last stop at the French Market / Crescent Wharf / Esplanade Ave is just a short few blocks from Snug Harbor. There is a Taxi Stand / Uber/Lyft Pick-Up stand on Elysian Fields Ave at corner of Royal St, in front of Washington Park. There is a public Blue Bikes station near the New Orleans Jazz Museum off Esplanade Ave, as well as bus lines that run on Esplanade Ave and Elysian Fields Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Hot spot

  • New Orleans

    Hot spot

221 Reviews
  1. LoriC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They accommodated us though we arrived an hour before our reservation. A good place to sample traditional NOLA fare. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and professional. There is an outdoor artists market across the street that opens at 7:00pm- a nice thing to stroll through after dinner. Lots of places on the same street with live music; less crazy than Bourbon St or the French Quarter at night.

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  2. ElizabethB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish they had at least some jazz music playing while we ate , but the food and drinks were delicious.

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  3. velmau

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The gumbo, fried mushrooms and seafood platter was all delicious. Would order it again.

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  4. YvetteC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a lot of food, service was great. Prices are reasonable. We were there for a concert so it was convenient as well. Definitely recommend and will be back

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  5. SusanC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fried green tomatoes and BBQ shrimp if you like a little spice!

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  6. GeorgeG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Especially my entree with grilled chicken and rice and beans. My wife's fried shrimp dinner was superb. The shrimp was fried to perfection and well seasoned. Our server seem a little detached. Maybe my Northern charm turned her off. All in all I think the place is a cool spot to hang and have good food and music.

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  7. marionm

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La serveuse était absolument adorable et prévenante malgré la longue attente. Un show de jazz vraiment top.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe it was the wrong day but they seemed to be understaffed and very long waiting time for food and drinks.

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  9. Ddub21

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were good. The service was great.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner there which food was not bad, it was ok but service was exceptional and liked the esthetic. What we mainly went for was the jazz show and that was exceptional. Highly recommend going to watch a show!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing portions were a little off for price but still so very good

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service wasn’t awful but it wasn’t “make my experience” great. Food was not enjoyable, at all. The music was great.

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  13. lucindag

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Apparently, redfish is not for me. But the sauce on it was incredible. I’m certainly glad I was a little adventurous and tried it. I would definitely try something else next time. Staff was very friendly. We liked the fact that they had jazz going on upstairs. Great venue. I would go back again!

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  14. Christine

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shrimp was not as good as I had before. The butter wine sauce tasted like wine only. Disappointed.

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  15. scotty

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    snug harbor was the only restaurant we visited in the quarter all week that offered soft shell crab. That made the trip most excellent.

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  16. BarbaraK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Best dishes were the gumbo, shrimp stuffed with crabmeat appetizer and bread pudding. Also loved the jazz that followed.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our service was fantastic. They let us take as much time as we wanted to enjoy our dinner date without rushing us for the next guests.

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  18. JohnM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s really convenient to go to the jazz club. Staff is great. Fun neighborhood.

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  19. EmmaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered a nice bottle of Chardonnay - but the waiter brought a cheaper bottle of white. At the end, we were still charged for the original, more expensive chardonnay. By the way - the bottle came after our meals arrived at the table. Worst part - every other restaurant on the street offers live music that you can see. The musicians in Snug Harbor were around the corner in a separate room. After dinner, we peeked our heads in to listen. A bouncer rudely put his hands on us and made us step back. When I tried to explain that we just wanted to hear them for a moment since we had just eaten there, he said 'nope. You can watch them from the tv at the bar.' Poor service, rude bouncer, no live music experience. Please spend your money ANYWHERE else on Frenchman street and I promise you'll have a better experience.

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  20. amandac

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation for our 2 year anniversary for 6. We arrived at 6:03 as was seated immediately. We received our water immediately, however, someone did not come take our order till 6:47. We sat there waiting for well over 30 minutes before our order was received or we were even acknowledged. Another couple was experiencing the same problem and got up and left to the bar. Order’s from two different tables, who came in after us, were taken before us. When they finally did come to take our order, they didn’t even acknowledge or apologize about the wait-as if we had just shown up!! Food arrived at 7:05 before we were about to leave to Dat Dog down the street. We had to inhale our food because we had tickets to the band for 7:30. Wish I could give an honest review or the food but we ate so fast I don’t know if it was actually good or it was just because we were hungry and had somewhere to be. Would recommend the music but not the dining, AT ALL.

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  21. Bill

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent etouffee. Excellent scallops. Good salad

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  22. PaulN

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal followed by when of the beat Jazz shows ever. We would highly recommend

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  23. Craig

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the music and Alexey Marti and Afrogumbo were brilliant. But the food was very good and service was great in the restaurant. Making it a package deal makes sense.

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  24. Englishguy

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal ahead of the jazz concert. The fried green tomatoes and crawfish stew were great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Skip the restaurant and just go for the show. There is no reason to eat dinner here…you won’t be missing anything.

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  26. Momac

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and excellent services and great ambiance overall. Be aware that the live jazz band plays in a room with stage in the back of the restaurant starting at 7:30pm. You need to buy ticket in advance, otherwise you can listen to the music in the restaurant dining area but can't see the stage / band.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Would definitely return! Trumpet Mafia was great…

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  28. johns

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a perfect meal of salmon and loaded potato. The salmon was tender, perfectly seasoned and melted in my mouth. Excellent service. Extra bonus is the performance venue for amazing music

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  29. AdamG

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food good service damn good band we would come back

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  30. Miki

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was superb!Jazz artists were phenomenal! Food very delicious!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They were out of almost everything on the menu. Waist of money I felt

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  32. CDRTB

    Dallas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host took care of us, making sure our table was ready and seating us quickly. Our server, Colby, stole the show. He’s fantastic, personable, efficient, funny and kind. The potato, sampler and stuffed shrimp are so good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and fun place. Service was v good, as was the food.

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  34. LindaF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A musically memorable D. Marsalis performance was made even more superlative preceded by a wonderful, classic New Orleans menu ......our outstanding waiter Patrick guided us to fish marigny & other specialties. Snug Harbor on Frenchman Street is a must experience.

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  35. SparcleJ

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place for jazz, but the food is mediocre for New Orleans.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Burgers were dry, food cold. Blackened Fish lacked any flavor more of a charred tasted then blackened seasoning. Have dined there in the past as well as Port of Call something has changed.

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  37. SteveC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy location for a light meal and some authentic New Orleans jazz. It has a nice laid back vibe if you want to get away from the bustle of Bourbon St.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not miss when in New Orleans !!!! We also enjoyed the music set in the back room . What a treat😀

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  39. KellyC

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the meal and the jazz club after dinner. .

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  40. TamyF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent NOLA experience. Historical charm, music, food.

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FAQs

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 949-0696.

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Chartres St & Royal St. Parking: Elysian Fields & Esplanade
  • Neighborhood
    The Marigny
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    The Riverfront Streetcar (Red # 49) last stop at the French Market / Crescent Wharf / Esplanade Ave is just a short few blocks from Snug Harbor. There is a Taxi Stand / Uber/Lyft Pick-Up stand on Elysian Fields Ave at corner of Royal St, in front of Washington Park. There is a public Blue Bikes station near the New Orleans Jazz Museum off Esplanade Ave, as well as bus lines that run on Esplanade Ave and Elysian Fields Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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