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Jacques Imo's lost their lease =(

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I've had a lot of fond memories there with mardi gras celebrations to eating their yummy fried chicken. Apparently, their last night is Oct 20th. I'm so sad they're leaving!

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  1. This place never got the respect or traffic it deserved. Cajun/Creole doesn't do that well in Manhattan, it seems. And the fried chicken, though no match for the original in New Orleans, was excellent. Supposedly the ownership will be reopening with a similar menu under a different name in Long Island City. I wish them luck - they will need it.

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    1. re: Michael Ambrosio

      Agreed on the chicken and I heard the same about LIC but why change the name?

      1. re: guttergourmet

        So where do you go now for similar fare?

        1. re: Geo8rge

          i am curious to hear where others go. i don't like delta grill at all.

        2. re: guttergourmet

          I have it on good authority that Jacques-Imo's will not be opening anywhere in NY in the foreseeable future. Maybe some folks who worked in the restaurant may open a place, but the owners won't be involved.

        3. re: Michael Ambrosio

          I haven't had their fried chicken there, but I've been pretty disappointed the three times I've been there. Didn't even come close to the one in New Orleans. When Jacques found out that I've been to the one in New Orleans, he actually apologized for the food.

          1. re: Miss Needle

            The food is really mediocre there....it is considerably worse than the N.O. original which itself was not all that good...

            1. re: Cpalms

              Exactly. It's a poor imitation of a mediosre N.O. restaurant. I'm actually glad it's going. I just hope the space doesn't become a bank or a Duane Read, because Jacques-Imo's sucks, but it's better than another bank or Duane Read.

              1. re: fgf

                ugh! never tried it but it added a unique touch to this nabe outside of the banks, cleaners, nail salons and duane reades. does anyone know if a restaurant is slated to open there?

                1. re: fgf

                  The bloody mary's are good and its a lot better then that crappy restaurant thats on the opposite corner.. It certainly isnt amazing but, I can name 20 restaurants that should go before this one.