Though it’s located in the heart of Bricktown, those at Jazmo’z Bourbon St. Café pride themselves on providing a kick of New Orleans flavor and atmosphere to everyone who comes in.
Open for nine years, the restaurant is on the bottom floor of its building and is split into several rooms. While the full-service bar is a little more laid back, with TVs showing sports, the entire restaurant is comfortable — no matter what you’re wearing.
“Sure, we get people in suits and ties and some in shorts and T-shirts,” General Manager Andrew Wilson said. “But we’ll serve you however you come in, as long as you have some clothes on.”
While it’s casual dining most nights, Jazmo’z does host black-tie events and birthday parties for larger occasions. It’s also great for a one-on-one date, Wilson said.
The average price for a meal at Bourbon St. runs about $20, but diners can get in and out for as little as $8. And while burgers and fries are available, the real draw is the Louisiana-style cuisine.
From Cajun classic to Creole, Bourbon St. offers a wide variety of spicy, flavorful dishes with an emphasis on seafood. jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etouffee are big sellers, Wilson said, but the specialty dishes are the real hot items.
“Probably our best seller is the Satchmo Salmon, which is a blackened salmon with a white wine cream sauce,” he said. “Another great one is the Black Magic, which is blackened catfish covered with crawfish etouffee and served over dirty rice.”
Since not everybody loves seafood, Bourbon St. also offers a wide variety of steak and chicken dishes, so nobody leaves hungry. One favorite is the 10-ounce grilled rib eye for $20, which Manager Daniel Slabotsky said is the best he’s been able to find.
“We’re really just a fun, wholesome Deep South Cajun kitchen,” Wilson said. “But we try to have some fun with it, too, which is why we have live blues and jazz on the weekends.”
On weekends, there also is brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and including a blend of breakfast favorites with a Cajun kick. The Jazmo’z Omelet includes crawfish, andouille sausage and Creole sauce for $8.95 and the Napoleon, at $10.95, inserts a crab cake and andouille sausage into a traditional Eggs Benedict.
But if you’re looking for something really unusual, Wilson recommends the alligator bites — an appetizer that fries up real alligator tail meat and is served with a spicy cocktail sauce.
It’s a little different, but it’s a real taste of New Orleans.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday