Jacques-Imo’s is quintessentially New Orleans; the décor is downright funky—you can even dine in the bed of a small pickup truck in front of the restaurant—so go figure that proprietor Jacques Leonardi is originally from upstate New York. Jacques-Imo’s is located on Oak Street next to the Maple Leaf club and the menu is just as tasty and creative as the music next door. Jacques-Imo's is one of the top New Orleans restaurants, especially in their price range, for dining as eccentric and exciting as the city. Shrimp and alligator cheesecake (it’s actually a quiche), grilled duck breast, fried mirliton, rabbit tenderloin, steamed mussels and roasted acorn squash. A few of the unique entrées include paneed duck with sweet potato shrimp sauce, chorizo stuffed redfish roulade and bronzed swordfish with jalapeno pecan meunière. Be sure to get there by 7PM on the weekends because there’s often a wait.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- Feature: Outdoor dining
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes