About Jacmel Inn
Jacmel Inn began service in June 1977 after six months renovation to the former residence that was built in 1888. This historic 2-story property sits on 2.2 acres and 9 blocks for the center of historic downtown Hammond.
The lush landscaping, new patio, and the ample parking help make Jacmel Inn a culinary oasis worthy of a 60 miles drive from New Orleans.
The menu has evolved over the years while always using fresh Louisiana Seafood, cooking techniques and dishes derived from traditional Louisiana culture and for 31 year serving great steaks from Iowa corn fed beef.
Our executive Chef Josh Garic creates our menu, which evolves seasonally. Our dinner with a winemaker series is very popular with our customers for the past 20 years.
Our ambiance is a blend of Caribbean, nautical and New England Inn. Guests will feel comfortable dressed casually or dressed to attend a symphony.
Contemporary American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
U. S. Highway 190
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Blended stereo background music is always available. Three TV screens located in the bar and adjacent dining area quenches the thirst of Louisiana sports fans.
Jacmel Inn will cater any event within a 50-mile radius of Hammond anytime. We will custom design a menu to fit the customer's budget, food preferences or creative requests. We specialize in wedding events.
All parking is on the property with the main parking in front and adjacent to the restaurant on Morris St. (Hwy 190). A circular drive allows drop off and our lot can handle motor coach vehicles. The rear parking lot off of Thomas St. (Hwy 190) can handle 30 cars and customers can access the front door via a brick walkway through the cane landscaping.
Currently Hammond, Louisiana does not have a public transit system.
Private Party Facilities:
Jacmel Inn is available for private parties events using part of the property or the entire restaurant. Film companies have used Jacmel Inn for their movies and TV shows.
The upstairs dining area can seat up to 50 people. The side porch area can seat up to 20 people. The bar dining area can seat up to 30 people. With a brick privacy wall, the patio would make a great location for a private party if weather permits. Other features of the patio are a covered pavilion, umbrellas, fountain, and bar area that has music. The features create an ambiance found somewhere in Europe.
Private Party Contact:
Chanc Kinchen: 9855420043x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jacmel Inn Ratings and Reviews
We chose Jacmel, as we wanted something ...
We chose Jacmel, as we wanted something really special for special family birthday. The setting was lovely and the food was really, really outstanding! However the service was lacking-slow & erratic. Server was very personable but clearly inexperienced. The atmosphere was overly casual and just not what we expected for fine dining at this renowned restaurant. We were not made to feel special, sort of like we were in the way. We would recommend, with reservation. We will return, but possibly for a quick lunch or brunch.
Jacmel Inn was such a pleasant surprise. ...
Jacmel Inn was such a pleasant surprise. A small intimate former home full of ambiance! From the time we entered the front foot, we felt so welcomed by all the staff! The "Red Shrimp Appetizer" with Vinegarette Marinated Black Eyed Pea Salsa was such a delightful introduction to a perfect entree! We had Herb Crusted Speckled Trout (local) that was the best I have ever had anywhere in USA!
From Beginning to End, Our Experience at Jacmel Inn was an Exceptional Experience! We will return!
My first visit for my birthday dinner. T ...
My first visit for my birthday dinner. The food and atmosphere were wonderful. Had a table of people that were a bit loud but it was ok. Our hostess was cheerful and very helpful, she recommended what is now my favorite wine! Our waiter could've been a little more enthusiastic, he didn't seem to happy to be there, but wasn't rude.
Enjoyed the dining experience: food, ser ...
Enjoyed the dining experience: food, service, atmosphere. Restaurant has a "feel good" vibe to it. Creative menu with a relatively new chef. Excellent wine list reasonably priced. Friendly accommodating staff. Well worth the drive.
The ambiance was good. The server was n ...
The ambiance was good. The server was nice. I ordered the beef filet well done but it was kind of burned along with the asparagus. I think they must have just heated grill and it became too hot and burned the food. The appetizer was not bad at all, quail on a squash pancake. Had I just had the appetizer with a glass of wine and walked out, I would have been pleased.
This is a little gem in the heart of Ham ...
This is a little gem in the heart of Hammond. The menu was perfectly balanced for a Sunday brunch, from almond crusted redfish to shrimp & grits and of course an eggs benedict plate. Each entree came with a soup of the day or salad, making the prices extremely reasonable. Sunday's soup was cream of artichoke and it was divine! This was a special birthday brunch for one of our family, and everyone was delighted with their meals, the ambiance, and the service. The restaurant sits in a woods-like setting, with windows all around to enjoy the view, and there was an acoustic guitarist providing lovely background music. I couldn't have been more pleased.
We went to Jacmel for dinner on Saturday ...
We went to Jacmel for dinner on Saturday evening the 9th. We went with another couple. The food was very good. Service was great! Disappointed the menu had changed- no turtle soup. I was looking forward to eating a bowl. We will be going again! Really enjoyed!!!!
My wife and I have celebrated our Weddin ...
My wife and I have celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Jacmel's for the last 40 years. It has obviously been very good in the past, or we wouldn't have kept going back. Unfortunately, the last few years we have been disappointed. An ongoing problem has been that every time we have been served outstanding dishes and we looked forward to trying them again, the chef would have changed and the food we had loved from previous visits would no longer be on the menu.
This year on our 45th Anniversary we made a reservation through Open Table for a very special table to us, only to be told when we arrived that it was reserved for Special Occasions only. Guess our 45th Anniversary wasn't special enough.
The Heirloom tomato/crab meat appetizer salads @ $17 were too sweet to eat.
The French Onion Soup was terrible - Cheese wasn't even melted and soup was loaded up with sesame seeds. Really! Sesame seeds!
Entrees (roasted duck breast and grilled red-fish) were surprisingly good however.
Charged $37 for a bottle of house white wine with a screw on top.
In summary, next year we will break 40 years of tradition and celebrate our Anniversary somewhere else!!!!
A rainy Saturday night
We really like Jacmel Inn. We took friends who had never been, and everyone enjoyed the evening. We understand that there is a new chef in place, in fact, who started that evening. Very good food, nice atmosphere, an attentive waiter. Only drawback, and a major one, was a wedding reception taking place in the room adjacent to the bar. Our appetizers for the table came out promptly, but the salads and the entrees took forever. Perhaps a 30 minute wait for each. Kitchen was on overload. Next time, we'll come on a Thursday or Friday or for brunch, when no wedding receptions are scheduled.
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