Anaheim >Food & Dining > Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
1590 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA | Directions 9280233.808974 -117.923596
Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 04:00 PM Sunday To Thursday From 04:30 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 04:30 PM To 11:00 PM
Overpriced, Bad Food and the Service was horrible. – My family and I went on a Thursday evening for dinner - our waiter actually came to our table and told us he was really busy and would get to us as soon as he was done with the other tables. We waited 20 minutes for him to come and take our order, another 10-15 minutes for our wine (which he brought the wrong bottle) and no water was served. Then we waited another 30 minutes for our entree's - the shrimp creole was absolutely terrible - the shrimp was of low quality and overpriced, my hubby had the jambalaya that was equally bad. My father and step-mother were not impressed by thier shrimp scampi which they said was possibly the worst meal they had eaten in long time. My husband and I were sick the next day from the food we had eaten and my father and step-mother were not feeling well either. We will not be eating here again and would not recommend it to anyone. Bad food is bad enough, but to get ill from the food is another thing entirely. From ther reviews I have read about this restaurant have been either really good or really bad - which indicates this place is inconsistant (food and service) which does not make a great restaurant. The only good thing about the place was the bar and the music other than that if you want New Orleans-style food go to New Orleans.
I'm all for great service and great food and this is the place – WOW ! Amazing, Me and my husband came to this restaurant for the first time. It was are anniversary and we just loved it . The environment itself was incredible it really gave an impression that you were actually somewhere else it was just romantic. We were seated outside and it was actually raining that day so everything was very amusing simply because we were outside and very well protected and warm from the rain.Need I paint a perfect picture it was amazing being serve this wonderful food and watching the rain fall. I had the lobster ravioli and oh my god it was so rich and savory I recommend it highly. The appetizer was wonderful but if I were to recommend an appetizer it would be the coconut shrimp simply because we ordered the variety appetizer platter.Now I know the next time I go I would order plenty of the coconut shrimp it was just perfect and it melt in our mouth.Oh yeah if the waitor asks if you wanted to order the chcolate bread pudding for desert I recomend that you do.
"A New Orleans classic" that's definitely still a work in progress. – The Scene
With its wrought-iron balustrades, airy green courtyard and crisp white linens, the Jazz Kitchen is decidedly more upscale than the name implies. Brought to Downtown Disney by Ralph Brennan of New Orleans' Bacco and Red Fish Grill fame, it's not quite ready for prime time. Come for the fine live jazz or to drink in the atmosphere but wait a month or two for the kitchen to catch up with its heritage.
They say it's impossible to have a bad meal in New Orleans. Please note that the Jazz Kitchen is located in Anaheim. For the best value, stick with basics like the pasta jambalaya or fried green tomatoes with shrimp. The bananas Foster brings the house down with its flaming floorshow. At a tableside burner, brown sugar, rum, banana liqueur, fresh bananas, ice cream and nutmeg are ritualistically transformed into a pillar of fire.
Best Holiday Meal in Orange County California – I was at Jazz Kitchen on Nov 25,2006, and we did not see any cheeseburgers on the menu, so we decided to order the Traditional New Oreleans Holiday dinner. Turkey Ducken or something like that, we started off with a Sweet Patato Puree with Suage in it. ( that was realy a great dish) then we ordered the main course turkey Ducken something, we neded up spiltting that as it was to much for 1 person. It came with Turkey Duck, chicken dressing, and turkey breast Garlic mashed patatos, carrots, and then for dessert we ordered Bannnan foster, the server ws great, the Jazz band that was playing was fantastic, automosphare was perfect, people was enjoying here self, the place was clean, service was friendly, I do suggest making reservation as at night during summer and Holidays they get very busy.
good new orleans food – I went here specifically to try out their beignets and they were very good. We got the plain beignets and I would be very interested in trying other more of their food. My boyfriend grew up with New Orleans food and he said that their beignets were very near what he remembers as a boy.
Great beignets! – I've been here a few times and highly recommend their beignets! Their gumbo isn't exactly accurate but I mainly look at this place for a snack rather than for a full meal. It's downtown DL anyway.
so horrible it was comical – WoW! It was my sister's birthday, so my family wanted to celebrate it at a DISNEY restaurant, where the company mission/vision is GREAT customer service. We get seated, and it's obvious that when our waiter takes our drink orders, that he's nervous, and way too stressed about the busy night. My step mother orders a lemonade, how he heard "2 rum and cokes" instead is hilarious. My dad ordered a bottle of wine, but the poor chap brought up the wrong one. When the correct wine finally came, I asked if we could please order (we had been sitting for 1 hr. and 25 min. at this pt). We all ordered entrees, and for appetizers: spring rolls and oyster shooters. After 45 minutes, our main dishes come out; so I remind him that we HAD appetizers. He gets all flustered and blames the cook; another waiter comes over to ameliorate the situation, and says that the appetizers are on the house. Our food was rich but good... our waiter would not know this, because he never came by to check on us. We were so thirsty, that I went to the bar to get 2 glasses of water. 1/2 an hour later, I returned to the bar for 6 more glasses... and I told the bartender that our waiter was too busy to tend to us... so if I could get a tray for the water, it would be appreciated. The bartender promised to have our waiter bring us water, but when we found ourselves partched 15 mintues later, my sister went to retrieve her water herself. The manager at this point, came to apoligize, and said that the dessert would be free. We got 8 donuts sent to the table. Thanks-so we ordered our own desserts instead. The waiter with our water finally arrived, only to stumble to our table and drop the glass on our father's lap. At this point, my dad couldn't take anymore of their horrible service and ineptitude, that he left. I went to pay the bill, but the waiter apoligized profusely, and said he would pay for it all. MORAL OF STORY-DO NOT GO HERE! (footnote: we never got the appetizers)
Don't listen to the "HORRIBLE" people. – The food from Jazz Kitchen is not for everyone, that is a given. If you are looking for corn dogs, churros, and Mickey shaped ice creams, and are in a hurry to catch the next parade, DO NOT EAT HERE! THIS IS NOT A DISNEY RESAURANT! If you would like a classy, flavorful, New Orleans style meal, with possibly some Jazz thrown in, then this place is great. I have been here multiple times, and each time the food is excellent. What is my basis for comparison? Many of the finest restaurants on the west coast, but I, contrary to some people who review here, am a patient and observant guest. The service was slow the last time I was there because they were understaffed, but I could clearly see our server trying her best, and also could see and hear another table being extremely rude, and talking **** whenever she walked away. It could have even been another reviewer on this page! Listen to me, this food is better than Catal, H.O.B., ESPN Zone, Naples, and any restaurant in Disneyland. If you want a quick, in and out dining experience, then come back in the Disney off season, or HEY, theres a take out section of the Jazz Kitchen too! If you don't mind a little wait, like me, then anytime is good, especially for the Sunday brunch. Just a reminder that it helps to make reservations. You can blame yourself if you didn't get your parking validated. How are they supposed to know where you parked? You could be a Disneyland guest, or a hotel guest, or could have walked from down the street. Take responsibility for your own mistakes, and don't try to push the blame on the innocent.
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME...HORRIBLE! – The restaurant itself is gorgeous...very authentic looking to New Orleans. The food however is a whole different story. I ordered the Jumbalaya and I could not have been more disappointed. It was $17 and just awful. It tasted horrible and it was pretty small for $17. You don't get any bread or anything which is pretty lame. The waitress was a little slow...service and mentally. I tell everyone to avoid this place. The food is terrible, terribly over-priced and poor quality.
Lively Jazz with nice entree – It is a very nice restaurant with live jazz; enjoy the crowd and jazz performance with your favorite New Orleans cuisine. We had Oysters Shooters (great with bloddy mary sauce), Tri-Color Spring Salad , Filet Mignon Rockefeller (the steak was really nice), Blue Crabmeat Topped Blackened Salmon ( i loved the crispy salmon skin !) The finger potatoes was a nice touch and so does the crabmeat. The dessert - Double Chocolate Bread Pudding was a great touch, but it could be better; the sauce does not taste like real chocolate at all.., but the presentation was fun. Overall, it was a nice experience with just two or a group gathering!
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