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Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

With this restaurant, famed New Orleans restauranteur Ralph Brennan brings his authentic New Orleans/Cajun tastes to the Disneyland Resort. Decorated to appear as a hidden courtyard in New Orleans' French Quarter, all the staples of Cajun cuisine are offered and if you're there in the evening you're likely to have some very good jazz playing live in the background. If nothing else, stop by in the morning for a cup of chicory coffee and beignets and pretend you're sitting at Cafe Du Monde in the Quarter waiting for Mardis Gras to begin.

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  • Location: Just on the Disneyland side of the overpass over Disneyland Drive.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor tables and patio
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: Yes
  • Sponsor: Operated by the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Reservations:
 
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There are several options for trying the food at Ralph Brennan's. The quickest is the Jazz Kitchen Express counter, a quick service adjunct to the main restaurant. In the morning, beignets and coffee are the primary draw. Later in the day you can get po-boy sandwiches as well as individual servings of jambalaya and gumbo.

In the main restaurant there are separate menus for brunch (weekends), lunch, and dinner. Each menu offers the Cajun staples as well as some more unique dishes for the more adventurous (perhaps Drunken Chicken, a chicken breast marinated in rum).

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5
Number of Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Reviews: 21
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   December 26, 2010
Reviewer: Andrew (andrew@mouseplanet.com) Palo Alto, CA     January 03, 2011
We went to Brennan's to try their N'awlins Brunch Fest and Bloody Mary bar. The latter turned out to be more of a "you call it, we'll make it" than the implied do-it-yourself, but that's probably for the best.

What we had:
Southern Garlic Cheese Bread (shared appetizer) - fresh bread with Basil, mozzarella, roasted garlic & olive oil puree. Luscious, cheesy, garlicy.
Bloody Mary Bar custom (Jennifer) - with broiled spicy shrimp and Absolut Peppar vodka; Cajun Bloody Mary off the menu (me). The Marys were both really good. We each tried them both but I preferred mine, which was authentically Cajun flavored.
Pork Debris and Eggs (Jennifer) - this is basically a Benedict with pork and portabella mushrooms. I didn't try it (nonmammaltarian) but she loved it.
Crab cake & eggs (me) - again, a Benedict but with a fabulous crabcake substituting for the english muffin. Quite good but the potatoes included tiny bits of diced pork, which was not mentioned on the menu and which I had to pick out. I did leave a comment suggesting they mention the presence of meat in items which appear to be solely vegetable (potatoes).

We finished with a small order of beignets, which were wonderful as always. Fresh, hot, covered in powdered sugar.

Service: Pretty good. We were seated outside, which turned out to be a good thing when the very loud live band started playing inside, but did mean that our server had to remember to come out to check on us occasionally. It wasn't really a problem.

Would we go back: Oh my yes. Planning to do so after disembarking from the 2-night Cruise to Nowhere later this month.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   July 12 & 14, 2010
Reviewer: Cyberkang Canby, Oregon     July 22, 2010
Didn't actually go in and sit down at Ralph's - only picked up a family-size beignet each day in the morning. They were by far the best I'd ever had, and have a hard time imagining that they could be done better than that!

Breakfast of champions!
 
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   10/2/07
Reviewer: Sussya Phoenix, AZ     October 06, 2007
This was one of the worst places we ate on our entire trip. We ate on the Express side of the restaurant. The food wasn't very good, and the service even worse. We ate salads, and the kids had kids' meals. It took the cashier forever to acknowledge us, and he was rude when he took our order. It took way too long for the food to arrive, too. The bill came to $45 and the food wasn't even very good. We decided to experiment a bit more on this trip, and were sorry we did. Next time we'll stick to our old stand-by favorites.
 
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