Reviews of The Jazz Kitchen (Catering)

5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220, United States

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Tom HaaSE

Always a great place to go and food is always good.

LaNetta Alexander

Love the intimacy of the place. Great sound system. Food and drinks good too!

Amandine Pohardy

Great music. The food and drinks are very expensive.

Tanaka Jackson

This was my first time here and I had a great time. Live music, very good food, good service. Will be returning soon

Nathan Hancock

The Jazz Kitchen really is a hidden gem of Indianapolis! We saw The Directors Jazz Orchestra, who were really fantastic live entertainment. The menu is plentiful, diverse, and priced well. The food was delicious; my wife and I both chose the filet mignon, medium rare and medium, and both were cooked near perfectly. The sides we received, one with a corn dish and the other with a green bean and carrot mixture, were cooked and seasoned very well. We ordered some merlot, which was incredibly smooth and mellow, whiskey sours, and a beer from the tap. Also, our server Jasmine was great!

Gee Sewell

It was awesome. I'll be back.

Sheila Head

I HAD A BLAST! At the Thursday Night Salsa Party! Great music fun people, good drinks! Whenever I come back to Indianapolis I'll make sure I'm there on a Thursday night!

Saquara Fields

Good food and music

Josh H.

First time going very friendly atmosphere the band was amazing!

Kristopher Barringer

A great place for some live Jazz music. Parking is easy and the menu is solid.

Kerry-Ann Maddox

I love going dancing at the Jazz kitchen and also their tribute events.

Tyrelle Collins

Had a great time good food and drinks

Carlo White

WONDERFUL experience here!!! I loved it! The atmosphere was great, & the energy was really positive. The food was really good, although a bit pricey. But it was worth it. And the live music was OUTSTANDING!

Zack Johnson

Staff are friendly. I liked the overall experience. Food was a bit pricey for we got, although I loved the desserts!!! 3/5 stars because the music was way, way too loud. The space isn't big enough to have the volume turned up so high. I support the musicians but not me having to get ear plugs just to tolerate the noise. You literally cannot talk to the person sitting next to or in front of you unless you yell at them or bring their face directly next to yours. I'd be willing to try again but first experience was that I paid money for a headache.

Emmy Cha

Great place to eat and enjoy live music

Thomas Cockrum

Wonderful menu selections! We had the Sachmo's Ettouffee and the Not-So-Cajun Chicken after a delightful sampler appetizer. The band was great, Serenade Jazz Orchestra, and played a variety jazz tunes and big band pieces that were very entertaining.

Phil Ridarelli

Seriously. So good. Great music. *Great* crowd. AND THEY SERVE FOOD! I didn’t eat here cuz I’m an idiot but the menu is Spanish/New Orleans and everything that I’ve seen come out looks and smells amazing. Don’t be an idiot.

michael waters

Great music, great food, and good fun

Reginald MaGee

Featured artist was Grammy award winning Jeff Loerber Trio. Ordered Sampler appetizer platter, entrer Walnut encrusted salmon, and bean soup.

Muffy Cakes

Definitely Love being there and Love performing there! Try the Not so cajun chicken, it's THEE BEST!

Bob Allman

Intimate showroom with great food and drink. One of Indy's premier live music venues.

Wyatt Lucas

Lively music, food was excellent. Minimum $15 order per person. $15 event tickets, available online with a $4 service charge, entry received at door. Small cozy atmosphere

Lakeisha Brown

The food was great. I loved the Jazz band that played. Great place to go.

Dakota Welker

Food is a little pricey but I enjoy the events and music here.

Denise Allen

It was crowded and we shared a table with another couple we didn't know. Clint Breeze and his band were Fantastic! The Not-So-Cajun Chicken and Capellini was perfect and had just the right amount of kick. Wait staff hustled to make sure everyone got what they needed. Overall, the evening was a resounding success. I have been many times and will continue to go.

Rojen Jacob

Food and service is great, but good luck finding street parking. Music has never disappointed me.

kenneth mathis

Great intimate setting.great music

Trina Webb

The sever was curt and unfriendly, my dirty rice tasted like it was made with catsup. The dance segment was on point and I had a blast participating

Samantha Allen

Great music and performance as always. Food wasn't that great tonight but I'll be back.

Sandy Benson

Great concert!

Larry Brown

Great food, great music


The Jazz Kitchen is a cool little spot. It has all the feels of a jazz bar in the likes of Chicago or New York. They do a good job of getting big name jazz artist in as well as some of the lesser known artist that haven't quite been discovered yet. Ticket prices are usually spot on. The food is very good, I have not been disappointed by anything I have ate there. It is a little pricey and usually for a concert they require you to spend money on food or drink so keep that in mind. Overall it's a nice little intimate spot for jazz and if you want to get down, come after hours for a hip hop set with djs and dancing.

Ladreana Scott

Great music and atmosphere as always. Service was not the greatest last night, but will support again. Maybe she was having an off night.

Tamara Deak

Fun place and great atmosphere. Drink prices are reasonable but they charge $3 for water. I find this rather ridiculous given people are paying $10 cover just to listen to a DJ. If that's all you're drinking I get it but if you're drinking alcohol and want to pace yourself by having a glass of water in between drinks I don't think you should be penalized for trying to be responsible.

Laquinta Salary

To be fair, tonight's visit was during the jazz fest. I would normally visit outside of these special events, but, today was different. The music was great and they are finishing strong with this last act, Badiri Asad. The food was from Yats. While not my favorite, it was okay. I did have my heart set on the JK's paella though. I will stick to visiting on non-event days to get my JK fare.

Garry Bradley

Had a great time the entertainment was awesome

Ikuka SEN

Great meal, great jazz music performance!! Everything was just wonderful!

Jonathan Drifter

was a bit over priced. music was great, food decent

Amy Maierhofer

Good food. Jazz is their thing.


Great food dancing and live band

John Pappas

Great food and great show!

Denelsia Walker

Excellent Service and AWESOME entertainment! Keep it up!


Great place for Salsa dancing

Alvin Walker

I've lucky enough to play here a few times over the past 10 years. It always has great audiences and the staff is always friendly. My only complaint is that I'd like to have a two or three night stand there, in order to hang out in "Naptown" a bit more. This place is a national treasure!

Pastor Jim Moon III

The Jazz Kitchen is one of the most amazing spots in Indy! I highly recommend it! You won't be disappointed!!

Ben Phelps

Great place to see live jazz. Food is very good as well.

Lisa Fox

My food was very tasty especially the Veggies, Awesome food & drinks

Erin Callahan

Amazing music and food!! I will definitely return when in Indianapolis.

Mark Byrd

My wife and I visited there Monday night for the first time. We had a very good time. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice. I was looking for some place to just relax and this was excellent. And the food...oh my goodness...excellent. I shared what my wife ordered with everyone I knew. it was definitely worth the 1 1/2 drive to get there. It was our first time there..but it will definitely not be the last. Thank you for being so attentive and a great atmosphere.

Joel Helms

It was a magical experience!

Michael Piper

The Jazz Kitchen is a nationally-known jazz club with a wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food. The music, of course, is always top-notch, no matter what specific genres might be of interest to you. For a night out of good food and music, this is definitely the place. Most of the shows are reasonably priced and the menu prices range from a low end of $5-$10 to upwards of $35-$40 for more high-end items. There is a $15 minimum food/drink purchase.

David Catalano

What a great place to eat and see live music. Go here!

Dave Martin

Great music tonight! Good little venue. Street parking only. Go early to get seats closer to stage. You will stand in line outside for the 2nd show. Good food & service but the music is really what does it. We'll go back, for sure.

Jeff Ricks

Next Monday, with a 2nd finger of Bourbon, I hope to have the courage to give my best attempt at the Jazz experience. #GreatJam

Julie Ward

Loved the music, the dancing, those who asked me to dance and we're awesome leaders. Music was on point! Thursdays are so much fun!

Gladys Mason

A great show. A great price to see the show. We had great seats. Food choices were limited for a place that requires you to purchase food with each ticket. Plus the food cost a lot for what you received.

Lynn Boll

Music Wonderful , food GREASEY


Good service, Not So Cajun Chicken was excellent! Band performing was awesome!

Janice Blair

Nice place to host your special events -Birthday Party

Craig Harden

Best show club in Indy. Great menu, atmosphere for days. Be up front in the show, relax in the bar, book a party or sit on the patio. One of the few places that attracts the whole cultural rainbow. Skip St Elmos and the Slippery Noodle when you come to Indy and go here.

Jacob Darling

Awesome spot for live jazz.

Marla Butler

Another wonderful evening at the Jazz Kitchen! 25 years of great music!

Diamond Jones

The best place ever. Great food amazing talent and excellent people. I would love to go back there again.

rainbow club

Good music, good food

Philip Brandin

Good service, phenomenal food and stellar entertainment!

Andrew Wilson

Great food, service and if you love jazz music this is the place

Robin Powell-Lee

First time there and enjoyed the food and entertainment.


I love this joint. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Consistently good food and great artists. I don't know when I'll be back, but I will be back. Thanks Jazz Kitchen!

Victoria Weyser-Clark

Very pleasant atmosphere, good food and an excellent sound system for live music. The Indy Sax Quartet was very good, great music and a cooperative group that plays well together. Each individual musician is a talented and agile performer and together they have a balanced exciting sound.

Amanda Hepler

Saw a live show there, had dinner and drinks. Was a fun evening and not too expensive. Food was delicious, be sure to try the Blueberry Bread Pudding! As always parking is interesting in Broad Ripple

Kimberly A.

I always enjoy the Jazz Kitchen, amazing performers & good food!

eric burgeson

Great music, the best food, favorite place in town

Josiah McCruiston

As a young performer you look for places that inspire you. This is that place! A place that celebrates traditional jazz and introduces new innovative sound. This is a place where the cool kids sit and listen to some of the best music and eat some amazing food. If you ever need a break or a vacation, this is the place that can take you there.

Carol Patterson

Great time. Great music. Great food and service

DIANE O'Connell

Good food, great entertainment and a great staff

Tyler Sacre

Cool atmosphere, awesome theme nights. I gave it 4 starts because I think it is overpriced for what it is. The food is good but nothing exceptional and the drinks are definitely more than they should be. Overall, had a good time and would go back but won’t visit too often to avoid the price tag.

Theresa Jones

Great crowd, food and services

Holly Garrett

An institution in central Indiana for 25 years, the Jazz Kitchen does not disappoint.

Dennis Evans

Intimate Jazz Supper Club featuring local and national artists. Knowledgeable and appreciative audiences amidst an attentive and experienced service staff. The appetizer platter was unrivaled, tasty and worth every penny. Cocktail menu featured some standard fare along with craft beers. If you want a couple hours of great music and food, by all means, check out the jazz lineup or come by for the Jam Sessions and vittles. We will be back.

David Salamack

The venue is great. The setup and sound are a great experience. The service was lackluster. I had the filet mignon and it was the worst I've ever had. The meat was mealy and had a balsamic glaze on top that was unnecessary. After the meal I ordered a martini. Olives are not optional garnish, they are required.

Dot Dot

Great entertainment decent food. Good atmosphere

samaria hamilton

This was my first time here. I have to say it was a good experience, although if I probably would've liked it more if I had seen people my own age there. It definitely felt like a place for the older generation, but there's nothing wrong with that and everybody seemed really nice. From the customers to the serving staff, they all seemed like a really positive bunch, which gave the place a nice homey vibe. The food was really good...I actually stopped to savor it, which I don't normally do. It's pretty spacious when then aren't a lot of customers around and the decor is a little on the rustic side. I'll probably come back with my godfather sometime since this would probably be more of his scene.

octavia reed

The atmosphere was very nice.

Aubrey's Corner 2

Very nice and elegant


Best place for dancing the best Latin music in Indianapolis

Tanya G

Indy Jazz Festival is awesome!!!

Meredith Harper

Show was was, meh! Too salty!

Josh Price

Great atmosphere, great music, great time

Charles Perkins

Best place to eat great food while listening to great live music. Highly recommended to reserve a seat.

Zenobia Inez

Excellent! Food was great, 2 Girls and the Band were SUPERB! Great time!

Keva Anderson

I had an amazing time! First time there and it was lovely. The music was great and the food was good. A little on the pricey side and the portion was small. However they were doing two shows so you only get slightly over an hour to enjoy...

Feliciano Marron vargas

Great food n music was great overall

Malik Hussain

Very relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The show we saw, Rob Dixon, was amazing. The food was cheaper than Texas Roadhouse but the quality was infinitely better. I do wish they were a bit bigger, though. While it certainly did not ruin the evening, and it was admittedly our fault for arriving just at 7:30 when the show was to start, we had to share a table with other customers. Likewise, I saw numerous others having to share tables with others as well. It was a completely packed show so I'm going to assume that the large majority of people were sharing tables with strangers. As I said, this didn't detract from the evening - luckily we were sat with two very friendly older ladies who did not mind at all that we had to intrude upon them. I feel, however, that if they had a larger space they could do away with strangers having to share space. Other than that, it was very enjoyable and we will be going back.

Oya Woodruff

The shows are always wonderful! However, i'd LOVE to see a refreshed, newer menu at the Jazz Kitchen!

Jade Jefferies

The parmesan crusted tilapia and mashed potatoes was life! Great atmosphere

Kathi Hodson

Great place to listen to live music

Vernon Gill

Good food and entertainment, but friendliness, service, and professionalism could improve. I've been treated rudely there more than once.

Angela Gioe

Great venue for great music

Gregory Boyer

Great place to hear live music. Not a bad seat in the house! Food was outstanding.

Loretta Smith

Fun Latin experience..

Marketta Mitchell

Love listening to Jazz music! Food was awesome very nice place!!

Shawn Goodman

Best place in Indy for jazz and dinner. Try the not-so-Cajun chicken pasta!! ❤️

Camille Cantwell

Great place to enjoy local jazz artists and delicious food. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s a wonderful place to relax and be entertained. Come earlier than the show starts and you can then sip on a cocktail after dinner whilst watching a great show!

Chris Nelson

We were looking for a new breakfast place and came across this place. Good service, simple menu and good food. We will be back.

Shana Cureton

Nice and classy. Get there early for the best table. Saw Bashiri cover Mint Condition. The band was the best part of the show. I love a great band.

Craig Johnson

Great customer service. Love the music. Good food. Lots of friendly people.

Dorinda Cox

Cozy, quant. Excellent artists. Food good.

Rose Loftin-Johnson

Arrived at 6:30pm. No one came to take our order for over 30 min. The bread came out 30 minutes after order was placed. The bread was not warm and we were not given any bread plates. Our party was served and treated separately but we received a bill with 20% gratuity even after we complained to the manager. The waitress had a very nasty attitude. The manager was very apologetic but suggested we make a reservation in the future (which it won't be a future) was absurd because we did not have to wait for seating. Maybe this was an off day, but the service sucks for the customers eating on the patio.

Marc Edouard Jean Marie

The menu is not really exciting but there are good vegetarian and vegan options. Can't go wrong with the shrimp po' boys or steak. Now the music, oh the music!! Few things better than listening to good jazz while drinking french wine

K Johnson

A musical landmark in Indianapolis. Food is ok. Parking is an adventure.

Artist CORA

Laid back fun atmosphere. The best talent in the city comes here!

Desmond O'Sullivan

The Jazz Kitchen is the first club I've ever been to, and I must say, the experience was delightful. I went with my parents, and was able to see my dad play the drums. The food was delicious (I had the mushroom and swiss burger) and the mood was happening. I appreciate the Jazz Kitchen and will most likely go again.

LaToya Chapman

Love the music, the atmosphere, and food is decent

Luciana Scogin

I don't have much to say, because it was so loud that I left 5 minutes in. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to go deaf.

Brandy Appleberry

Great atmosphere, service, FOOD and awesome live ENTERTAINMENT!

Randie Miller

Awesome musicians in an intimate setting. Plus great food

Chad Williams

Great Ambiance

Shondraha Cockrell

An amazing indulgence with amazing food, drinks, and musicians!

Tryphaena Hernandez

My husband and I came here to see Take 6 and have dinner, and it was PHENOMENAL. Not only was the atmosphere wonderful, the service was amazing, and the food was some of the best we’ve ever had! Specifically the Not-So-Cajun Chicken. If I could, I would find a way to purchase stock in that dish and enjoy it for every meal. Oh my god. Seriously, what a sublime experience as a whole. My new favorite place—-can’t wait to return!

Rachel Spudic

The menu is incredibly varied and features delicious options for all diet-types (it is particularly accommodating for those who are gluten-free). The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the live entertainment is top-notch. Wait staff is prompt and courteous, and are well versed in their wine selection.

Nathan Mundy

We went on a week night so it was a little dead but the music was great and the food was good

Trevor Bergman

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our waiter was friendly and attentive without being pushy or overbearing. Definitely recommend a visit if you have any interest in jazz.

Aaron Thomas

The Indy Jazz Fest Block Party @ the Jazz Kitchen was a lovely and intimate evening of great performances with very talented artists.

Johnetta Hudson

It was wonderful. I enjoyed the music and the food.

Aimee Hudson

We came to the Jazz Kitchen for the first time for a special Valentine's show. After hearing so many rave reviews, it definitely didn't disappoint. The food was terrific and the band was amazing.

Justin Chow

I've lived in Indy for over 5 years, and I can't believe it took me that long to find this venue! Monday nights have no cover charge, as it's an open jam night. The music is always fairly good. My pics and videos were from a Sade tribute night that was fully sold out. Food is very decent for the venue. Nothing special, but better than you'd expect. Expect a night out to be a little pricier because of the cover charge and food premium at the venue.

David Rico

Great food, great music, great time!

Ed Staubach

Good music; good food; attentive wait staff.

Denise Clasby

Amazing venue,great food and music!

Lynnette Vinson

This is an awesome neighborhood dinner and jazz club! Staff is awesome! The food choices are awesome! The Cool City band featuring artist Troy Thompson / Thomas and artist Rebbeca was spectacular! I will return 2nd Tuesdays and 2nd Fridays monthly to shake my groove thang ...yeah yeah!

Nick Bartolo

Amazing live jazz. Seeing Dave Weckl preform was well worth the price of the ticket. Otherwise... Meh food (I had the crab cakes, they were OK) and overpriced drinks make the 15 dollar minimum food/beverage order hard to swallow. I didn't spend any time at the bar, but you can still hear the music while throwing back a cocktail. My only real complaint is that the seating in the stage area is very uncomfortable. Cramped, overcrowded and with thinly padded metal chairs one would find at a cheap banquet hall. My body was contorted, stiff and sore after a couple of hours. So in short: Go for the live music, leave as soon as the set is over.

Tracy Zahn

Called ahead yesterday to make reservations, just to eat. Was assured by staff that if we came early and were gone by showtime wouldn’t be an issue. No reservations available for just a meal. Arrived today, right at 5pm and was turned away, because the show was sold out. Disappointed. Was turned away nicely enough, but would have bought tickets had I been given that info up front.


Great live music and cuisine

msrhoyalty 22

First time visiting, definitely NOT my last!!

Tracie Lowe

Had the pleasure of attending an APA performance by Emmett Cohen. Food and drinks were phenomenal, service was excellent (even during the show, when whispering was the rule) and the music was DIVINE. I think I grinned the whole time. We'll be back soon! (Thanks for the list of upcoming performers!)

Darlene Tolley

Always banging. Intimate atmosphere with great food and drink options. The musicians are top notch

Ravindra Kakade

Had a great opportunity to attend a Brian Blade performance at this wonderfully laid back gem...

Biz Acc

This place has the best fries I have ever had, hands down! They have drink specials and offer different styles of dancing. The bartenders are kind and the atmosphere is positive.

candace tatum

Truly Amazing! Latin Dance Night is the best. Live Latin Band. I love this place

Jacques Lavender

Went on a DATE here .. it was amazing

Keith Whitford

We always have a great time at The Jazz Kitchen. Great local jazz and big bands. Food is excellently prepared with numerous unique offerings. Wait staff is attentive and efficient.

Noah Ginn

Was insulted by staff while outside and about to come in. Was told I was "taking advantage of their hospitality" by being in their outdoor area although a large sign was posted that declared that space "open." There are much better equivalent establishments.

Garren Gebhardt

Good food but they made us wait in the hot weather

Remitha Gordon-Woodford

The service is great, the atmosphere is wonderful, the Brie plate is delicious

Dick Luchtman

One of my favorite places in the world!!! Superb food, "over the TOP" musical entertainment, great staff! If you love jazz, THIS is the place!! Thank you Steve Allee.

Teisha Woods

What can I say, AMAZING!!! The music was out of this world. My boyfriend and I went on a date here to see a female artist he knows(sorry I can't remember her name). They sit you with people you may not know, which turned out to be ok. The food was good. We had carrot cake for dessert. The only thing bad was the carrot cake being too cold. Overall experience was an A+.

Lydia Barrett

What a fun place! I do with the ceilings were higher for acoustic value, but otherwise I loved the experience

Kevan McCann

Top of the line food. I believe anything you order off the menu will be unbelievable. I have played two shows here as a working musician. From my perspective, the atmosphere is great and the crew is extremely professional. Many excellent artists are booked here! I recommend experiencing Jazz Kitchen!

Sherry Dunn

I love going to The Jazz Kitchen and listening to all of the talented singers and musicians. It was good to see Larry (drummer) and my aunt's brother who were both playing that night.

CK Hardy

Brings in top notch talent for performances, have never left disappointed with the performance. The food is also really good as well as the deserts. Of course being on college parking is somewhat of a hassle, but you're sure to forget about it once you step through the door.

Lamica Simmons

Loved Latin ballroom night!!

Lainey Bell

This place always has tons of things to experience with music performances and Latin dancing. I recommend checking out the space at least once. There typically is a cover for all the events.

Marcus Dugan

Great place to watch live music. Cool atmosphere, excellent food.

Angenita Williams

This is a great place, good food, and a great atmosphere

Curtis Cabell

Great setup and great acustic


Staff and customer service is exceptional. Oh, the food is great, too. Compliments to the Chef. You won't go wrong choosing this venue.


Great venue for dates; solid food, better music

R Shaw

Great salsa class. Friendly staff. Great food.

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