A rotating roster of Southern and New Orleanian staples has kept this tiny, bustling space packed with Yanks for 25 years. The chalkboard menu lists the go-to jambalaya, a fiery stew packed with ham, chicken and sausage, alongside more ambitious entrées, like blackened or cornmeal-fried catfish. The always-packed weekend brunch—featuring bayou eats like andouille sausage–stuffed omelettes—draws a crowd, so be warned: The wait is more Noho than Nola.
Great Jones Cafe
|Venue name:||Great Jones Cafe||Contact:|
54 Great Jones St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Mon 5pm–midnight; Tue–Thu noon–4pm, 5pm–midnight; Fri noon–4pm, 5pm–1am; Sat 11:30am–4pm, 5pm–1am; Sun 11:30am–4pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. MC, V|