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Lafayette's Music Room Memphis, Memphis, TN
Lafayette's Music Room Memphis, Memphis, TN
Lafayette's Music Room Memphis, Memphis, TN
Lafayette's Music Room Memphis, Memphis, TN
Lafayette's Music Room Memphis, Memphis, TN

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis

4.7
4.7
1131 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Some 40 years after going dark, the legendary Lafayette’s Music Room returns to the heart of Memphis’ revitalized Overton Square. Once again, Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar is the spot to enjoy great food, good local conversation, and some of the best live music in town, seven nights a week.

The original Lafayette’s Music Room was short-lived but still vividly remembered. During the 1970s, it was a small but influential venue rooted in the most happening corridor of Memphis. A key stop on the showcase circuit for up-and-coming touring artists, Lafayette’s played a significant role in launching the careers of such music superstars as Billy Joel, Big Star, KISS, Barry Manilow, J.J. Cale and Leon Russell, to name a few.

Today’s Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar evokes that storied past. It boasts live bands seven nights a week, from local and touring acts playing rock ‘n roll to jazz to blues and everything in between.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Pizzeria, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Tuesday Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thursday Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sunday Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (901) 207-5097
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jody Moyt
  • Catering
    Entertaining at home or office? Let Lafayette's cater your next special occasion. We offer several delicious options to meet your needs. Contact us today or visit our website to view our menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Lafayette’s is the perfect place to host your legendary party. We make event planning easy with our ability to offer several creative dining and event space to meet your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Kathrine Alexander: (901) 202-9114
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown / Cooper
  • Cross Street
    Cooper St.
  • Parking Details
    Parking available on Madison and in the Overton Square Parking Garage located at 2100 Monroe Avenue.
  • Entertainment
    Our music changes Nightly with Brunch Bands beginning at 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday.To see our Full Music Calendar, check out our website: Lafayettesmusicroom.com
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,131 Reviews
  1. Katie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Do not book Lafayette Music Room through Open Table!!! We booked over a month in advance and were confirmed for dinner for 7 on vacation. I called to see if we could move up our reservation to earlier to find out they don't use Open Table anymore. Management made no effort to accommodate our confirmed reservation or apologize for the inconvenience due to a $20 ticketed event that night. Fortunately, we ate at Central BBQ instead which was delicious! Cannot comment on food, value, or noise (but required on OpenTable for review).

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  2. jons

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good music and food was great! We were there on an off night so not crowded!

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  3. CheriM

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food Great Atmosphere Great Music Our waitress was awesome

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  4. MaryH

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Emily!!! Excellent sliders!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Food was great. Our waiter Jordan was great. 10/10 experience.

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  6. LindseyG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to listen to music and associate with others! We loved hearing Landslide! Next time they play, we’d like to get a group together to go again.

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  7. RonnieB

    Memphis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very courteous staff. Nice choice of seating. The food was very good with the exception of the fried Calamari. Too many peppers and not enough actual calamari.

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  8. WilliamC

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great and a special shout out to Chessie, our server. Sweet, competent, patient and courteous. Really enjoyable in every way including the music.

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  9. BillF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable time with some good friends last night. Good food and a fantastic band. We always enjoy Lafayette's and we always enjoy Devil Train.

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  10. TajmahP

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced charge for condiments. Not what I was expecting.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place to see a band in Memphis! The food is delicious! Thank you, Roscoe, for always greeting us with a hug and smile! We will always choose Lafayette’s Music Room!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow...What a great experience! The service and food was superb!

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  13. jons

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The sliders were outstanding. Clam chowder was slightly on the salty side, the lettuce wraps were great. I thought eating there would discount or eliminate the cover - but I guess in Memphis thats whay they do. I asked if they would add it to my bill and they wouldnt - but again, thats how they do it there. Would be nice if they would add to the bill though. Great cover band.

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  14. EbonyM

    Memphis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely nice, the band definitely did their thang that night. I will be back.

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  15. WilliamP

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bob and Basketcase opening for Twin Soul, what a great line up.

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  16. MaggieP

    Memphis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so much better than we expected, and the service could not have been better. Really appreciated the jazz band and would love to see more blues and jazz in future.

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  17. MMML

    New Orleans

    174 reviews

    3.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great music, Breeze Cayolle playing clarinet & saxaphone. Food and service average.

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  18. DouglasM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing music venue - family friendly with a great menu, craft beer and amazing wait staff.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon sandwich, with the side of coleslaw was outstanding! Memphis Mojo was terrific! Wonderful atmosphere superb service

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  20. teresaL

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i had a wonderful time. good food ,good service,good show. loved it

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  21. BrianB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place and cool food! Several people from our company went for lunch and pretty much had the place to ourselves since this is a hot spot for dinner and music. We had a great time and our server was excellent! Will definitely be returning for future lunches. The burgers and Chicken Mac & Cheese are fantastic.

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  22. Martymar

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would like the short ribs brought back. Entertainment was nice.

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  23. JenniferK

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The annual Santa Brunch is a fantastic event for kids and families. The menu is perfect, the atmosphere is fun and casual, and all of the staff really go out of their way to ensure everyone has a great time. Santa and Mrs Claus are wonderful, and Mr. Roger's balloons are always a hit with our kids! We look forward to this even every year!

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  24. ThomasN

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A Friday night. No beer available on draft and no tequila! Poor service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the coolest restaurants I have been to, with great food and an awesome vibe.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and music were both amazing. Gluten free options were wonderful as well.

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  27. Campark

    Memphis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best location to see live music in Memphis!! The BEST staff and atmosphere you will find. Excellent drinks and food. A guaranteed good time here!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was outstanding, and the service was top-notch

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular!!!! All of the places we wanted to go to for Sunday brunch were booked, and I’m so glad that they were. This has easily become my favorite spot! Great service and vibe (jazz band played quietly). Family friendly too!

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  30. Ojoliv

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lafayette's Music Room is a gem, seamlessly blending delicious pizzas with a lively musical atmosphere. The diverse menu caters to all tastes, and the live music enhances the overall experience. The inviting ambiance makes it a top choice for a memorable night out.

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  31. KelleyH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at Lafayette’s! We watched our son play drums with his school’s band. Great food and great music! Such a fun night!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to this establishment. Drove in from Chicago for the weekend and decided to get a quick bite to eat upon arriving in town. What a pleasant surprise. Reasonably priced food and drinks as well as great live music! We will definitely re visit next time in Memphis.

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  33. BillM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the service and the amazing band made our Lafayette’s Music Room perfect!!!!

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  34. KurtR

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Show was great. The food we had was well prepared and tasted good. Service was attentive. Over all a great experience to go and enjoy an evening out and see live entertainment

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  35. ShellyS

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Lafayettes. I'm Herr often for lunch, dinner, shows and celebrating birthdays 🎂

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our visit for my birthday the food was awesome.

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  37. SusanG

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our afternoon at Lafayette’s. The food was delicious and the music was Awesome! Hope to see Bruce & Lindsey Kee back again soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Memphis and Lafayette music room ... fun experience with great music. Ty!

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  39. alison

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great live music, enjoyed from outside balcony table

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing the food and band was perfect had a wonderful date night

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FAQs

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lafayette's Music Room Memphis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 207-5097.

Lafayette's Music Room Memphis is rated 4.7 stars by 1131 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Lafayette's Music Room Memphis

2119 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Cooper St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown / Cooper
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Tuesday Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thursday Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sunday Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Pizzeria, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking available on Madison and in the Overton Square Parking Garage located at 2100 Monroe Avenue.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jody Moyt
  • Entertainment
    Our music changes Nightly with Brunch Bands beginning at 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday.To see our Full Music Calendar, check out our website: Lafayettesmusicroom.com
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (901) 207-5097
  • Catering
    Entertaining at home or office? Let Lafayette's cater your next special occasion. We offer several delicious options to meet your needs. Contact us today or visit our website to view our menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Lafayette’s is the perfect place to host your legendary party. We make event planning easy with our ability to offer several creative dining and event space to meet your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Kathrine Alexander: (901) 202-9114
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