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This sit-down, concert-style club and early Frenchmen Street settler is the city’s premier showcase for contemporary jazz. Two levels provide mostly good viewing (beware the pillars upstairs—try to sit along the rail) for the attentive aud. The adjoining restaurant has great burgers and more, making for a one-stop date night. Monitors screen the concerts in the low-ceilinged bar—for the budget-minded, the next-best thing to live. Advance ticketing is wise.