7:30 on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is packed. The Dan Sumner Trio is playing on stage.
We had reservations and were seated immediately near the stage. Yuri (sp) was our waiter. He was Great! He was very well acquainted with the wine list. After ordering our wine, we browsed the dinner menu. There were many tempting dishes including chicken, shrimp, salmon, pasta, duck and an ample selection of steak. As both my date and I are fans of great steak, the decision to have the filet was not a difficult one. While we were waiting on our entrees we each had a bowl of the tomato crab soup. It was a large bowl with ample amounts of crab and the right amount of mushrooms. It was great. When the entrees arrived, the steaks we perfectly cooked, wonderfully seasoned and came with the best roasted greens and vegetable combination I think I have ever had. The pommes frittes and béarnaise sauce were a great addition as well. For desert we shared a serving of Bix’s Pick. It was sliced bananas, Haagen Daz ice cream with butterscotch and Grand Marnier sauce. It was the perfect ending to a fantastic dinner.
We stayed for another hour or so and listened to the Dan Sumner Trio and enjoyed our wine. The band played a wide selection of traditional New Orleans jazz. The volume of the band was just right. It was loud enough for everyone to hear but no so loud you couldn’t have an enjoyable conversation, and we were 3 tables from the stage.
I would highly recommend taking the time to enjoy some great food and great music at Jazz at the Station.
As a side note, I do not know the owners but both came and introduced themselves independently during our stay. A very nice touch.