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Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Disneyland at Downtown Disney. No park admission is required and guests can park for free (with validation) at the Downtown Disney parking lot. Keep reading to find out why you should eat at the Jazz Kitchen!
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Disneyland: Basics
Located in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort, this whimsical dining establishment shows off the ambiance, hospitality and good vibes from New Orleans. Open for Sunday Brunch, and every day for lunch and dinner. Eat indoors in one of their stunning dining areas or dine outside under the shade of the patio awnings. Make reservations via the Disneyland app or call the Jazz Kitchen Host directly at (714) 776-5200. View our entire series on best places to eat at Downtown Disney here.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Disneyland: Atmosphere
Ralph Brennan’s family has been in the hospitality business since 1943 when they opened their doors on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter. To bring an authentic French Quarter feel to Disneyland Resort, a dozen Lousiana-based artists came together to create original art you can only find here at Anaheim’s Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.
“Food and music- served up in a whimsical setting depicting the charm, ambience and hospitality of historic and contemporary New Orleans.” This two story Downtown Disney restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, along with a beautiful open air atrium. Enjoy live jazz music Sunday through Thursday from 6-10 pm, & Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11 pm. And don’t miss the live music at Sunday brunch from 10:30-2:30 each Sunday inside the Jazz Kitchen.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Disneyland: Menu
The menu is of course one of the many highlights when dining at the Jazz Kitchen. The menu here is super diverse, so even if you’re not into gumbo or jambalaya, you’ll still find something to enjoy. I dined here during a marketing meeting with The Anaheim Hotel (if you haven’t checked out their new rooms, see my tour here) . . . and when you eat any meal at Disneyland with a Disney writer, expect them to take pictures of your food before you dig in ;).
Above is the Greek Goddess Salad, which was my choice for a lighter fare. It comes with crispy romaine lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, Granny Smith apples, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds and green goddess dressing (add chicken or shrimp if desired).
Below is a seasonal crispy chicken wrap paired with Canjun fries that are irresistible! I may have taken one or two from my colleagues plate when he wasn’t looking.
You’ll also have the chance to experience authentic Jambalaya just the way they make it on the Gulf Coast. Pasta jambalaya is full of shrimp, andouille sausage, roasted chicken, Creole seasoning, accompanied by spinach fettuccine.
Now that your stomach is growling and your mouth is watering, make your reservations and then try out some of these Jazz Kitchen recipes at home in the mean time.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Disneyland: Extras
In a hurry to get to Disneyland Park? No problem! You can stop by Jazz Kitchen Express, just to the side of the main Jazz Kitchen entry. Grab a breakfast sandwich on the go . . .
Or one of these amazing scrambled egg plates to take with you on your way to Disneyland Park for the day!
Let’s not forget fresh, hot beignets served all day long, popcorn shrimp, burgers and more—all made quick so you can be on your way. Jazz Kitchen Express for a Fried Shrimp Po-Boy pictured below.
And you certainly don’t want to forget the Beignet Mix you can purchase to bring home and cook up later! P.S. The fresh ones they sell here taste better than the Mickey shaped ones sold inside Disneyland.
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Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney is a great spot to enjoy any meal. Stop in during a break from the frantic pace of the theme parks or drop in on the night you arrive. When will I see you at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen?
Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.