We usually try new restaurants on Friday nights, but sometimes we can't help but go with the old trusty. We first tried Great Jones Cafe about a year ago, and it quickly made its way to the top of our list. Great Jones serves delicious Cajun food. The low-key place that is easy to miss from the outside is probably about the size of your living room, so expect a 45-minute to an hour wait during busy times. Don't expect a menu when you sit down - it is printed on the wall instead. Daily specials are written on the chalk board (just like this!).
image from here
My favorites are Creole wings (an appetizer), Jambalaya (the main course) and jalapeno corn bread (a side).
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54 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
If you try their weekend brunch, do let me know how it is. We went today, but the wait was 45 minutes. After trying two other places, we went here instead - but that's a whole separate post!