For those who appreciate jazz history, this is the motherland. The record books may be sketchy, but most agree that jazz began on this block, and perhaps in this building. The first greats, including Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton, played the 1906 Little Gem. They’d love this restored iteration. It books top local and visiting jazz acts in the brick-walled, velvet-curtained Ramp Room, and more casual acts at happy hour and brunch in the white tile-floored, first-level saloon. The modern Southern menu reflects similar quality and fun-meets-sophistication, with the chicken ‘n’ biscuits and a simple but refined house salad standing out.