While we love getting Mickey-shaped beignets at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square, we can’t do that right now while the Disneyland Resort theme parks remain closed. However, we enjoy the beignets from Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen just as much! Lucky for us, Ralph Brennan’s has officially reopened today at Downtown Disney.
Disneyland officially broke the news on Twitter today:
A taste of southern hospitality is back in #DowntownDisney! Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen® is now open and serving all your French Quarter fare favorites…yes, this means beignets! Don’t forget your valid AP for a discount!
A taste of southern hospitality is back in #DowntownDisney! Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen® is now open and serving all your French Quarter fare favorites…yes, this means beignets! Don’t forget your valid AP for a discount! pic.twitter.com/jwyGNALzy6
— Disneyland AP (@DisneylandAP) August 12, 2020
The news was also confirmed on the Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen official Instagram page:
We’re masked-up, socially-distant and… 🎺🎷🪕 … Reopen! We can’t wait to serve you again. Love and Beignets from your friends at Jazz Kitchen! #Rbjazzkitchen #DowntownDisney #Beignets #DisneylandFoodie #DisneySnacks
We’ve covered the reopening of Downtown Disney for over a month now, and we’re happy to see that another restaurant is now available for Guests to enjoy. Depending on your preferences, comfort level, or availability, you can choose to eat at the table service or quick-service restaurant. Both offer New Orleans-style food and outdoor dining.
About Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Have you ever eaten at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen? Below is the official description, courtesy of the Disneyland website:
Experience the Big Easy in a Big Way
Feast on Creole and Cajun specialties in a swingin’ 2-story jazz palace with a beautiful open-air atrium.
Pass under the striped awning and into a romantic replica of traditional French Quarter architecture for authentic New Orleans cuisine. Inside a sprawling 15,000-square-foot space with a wrought-iron balcony overlooking the revelry of the Downtown Disney District, taste the melting pot of flavors that makes New Orleans cooking so unique.
A Parade of Crescent City Specialties
French Quarter fare like Gumbo Ya-Ya and Pasta Jambalaya sing of the bayou, while festive salads and an authentic po’ boy sandwich make for inspired dining choices—and a beignet is the perfect dessert.
In addition, a Carnival of New Orleans specialty drinks is served to revelers 21 and over—from the Hurricane to a refreshing Louisiana Lemonade—as well as draft and bottled beers, many from New Orleans breweries. Ralph Brennan’s also features an assortment of wines by the glass.
Real New Orleans Roots
Ralph Brennan’s family entered the hospitality business in 1943 with the purchase of the historic Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, once the headquarters of the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. During its 200-year-plus history, personalities ranging from Mark Twain to Frank Sinatra have passed through its doors.
To bring an authentic look and feel to the location at the Downtown Disney District, a dozen New Orleans-based artists were commissioned to create original works for art expressly for Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.
Please note: All menu items are subject to change without notice.
Have you visited Downtown Disney since it reopened on July 9? Are you excited that Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen has officially reopened so you can get your beignet fix? Let us know in the comments!