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 Doyle Orlando 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: 9855420043
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Jacmel Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
The Jacmel Inn is Always a Special Treat
A dining experience at The Jacmel Inn is a unique combination of excellent cuisine, wonderful service, and a delightful atmosphere. I say this as a "foodie" who dines out often at the best restaurants in the region. I could never get tired of the total dining experience at Jacmel.
This is one of the greatest all around dining experiences in Louisiana and I live in New Orleans so that is saying a lot. I have dined here many times for lunch and dinner. The food and service have always been top notch! The charm and atmosphere of the restaurant are unmatched. Go. You will not be disappointed.
Good service and average food
I had roses delivered to the restaurant to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Food was average and expensive. They did nothing to make the evening special. Nothing like our favorite Galatoire's in New Orleans. They are a little arrogant in their attitude--take it or leave it.
I was a little worried when my waitress told me that they have a new chef at Jacmel. The last chef had been with them for quite some time now, and I have gotten used to his offerings. My fears went away when Chef Po (I hope I got his name right) introduced himself, and assured me that I can have things the way I want them.
Last week, I had drum with a medley of mushroom, onion, and snow pea. The crunchiness of the snow pea was noticeable and brought the whole experience to a new level. It is precisely this attention to detail that makes good restaurants great. The following day, I had hanger steak with another medley that has okra. This may have been a healthier medley, but this could also be the reason why I appreciated the other medley better. I like both medleys, but give me the snow peas anytime.
Yesterday, I had bouillabaisse. It had been a while since I had this dish, and boy, the things that they have done with it. One thing that I appreciated a lot was the broth. I noticed the saffron, and I was in heaven. The drum was perfect, and so was the scallop. The shrimp, unfortunately, was a tiny bit over cooked (just a bit, but remember, attention to details). Not that it wasn't edible. If I had not restrained myself, I would have gulped that everything on the plate, including the shrimp shell, and particularly the absolutely wonderful broth.
Today, I had the Chilean sea bass. Chef Po simplified the preparation, and all I tasted was the freshness of the ingredients (but I also wished that they peeled the tomato), brought together by that broth.
One thing I wish that will happen is that one day, out of the blue, Chef Po would offer the same exact thing (bouillabaisse or sea bass) except for that little hint of pickle that would awaken all of your senses and will make you say, "Ah! Life is truly good."
Have been to Jacmel Inn many times, and it's always enjoyable. Interesting menu selections, notable bar and wine menu, friendly and accommodating staff. Menu items are well prepared and nicely presented. I particularly enjoy perusing the wine list; Paul Murphy always has some hidden gems and great values within.
Beer bottles in the parking lot.
My first impression of Jacmel was that the staff/owners don't care. We arrived for lunch at about 1:00 and there were numerous beer bottles in the parking lot. I will admit, that my hamburger was very good. I also had the turtle soup, which was a little too salty. Our server was nice but when I told her about the beer bottles, she laughed and said that they had a wedding on the previous Saturday. We ate there four days after the wedding. Needless to say, if they don't care, neither do I. I'll never go back.
Great place to eat and visit
Jacmel's is perfect for a leisurely-paced business dinner and is my place of choice within 50 miles of its location. I frequently have colleagues from New Orleans and Baton Rouge make the trip here. Superlative, non-obtrusive service and outstanding food, of.course!
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