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Great Jones Cafe

Boots Nov 11, 2004 06:16 PM

Their menu on menupages doesn't list prices. Is it cheap? Pricey? In-between? Any good?


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    Matt Nov 11, 2004 07:21 PM

    I checked Menupages.com and their Great Jones Cafe menu also did not list any prices. But this review at New York Metro says

    "Recommended Dishes: Blackened Catfish, $14.95; Jambalaya, $9.95; Creole Wings, $6.95; Hamburger, $7.50." --Sounds pretty reasonably priced to me, being in Manhattan! I haven't eaten there so can't comment on their food's quality.

    Epinions.com says their price range is "$20 to $30"
    so that's not bad. Seems like their fabulous jukebox and drinks outshine the food from the NYT review.

    Link: http://www.newyorkmetro.com/pages/det...

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    1. re: Matt
      xavier Nov 11, 2004 09:09 PM

      Definitely cheap. But also deafeningly loud most of the time.

      1. re: Matt
        K. McB. Nov 12, 2004 01:02 PM

        I would agree. Always excellent drinks, and I've always liked their cornbread -- it kinda has a layer of what might be honey & jalapeno. Otherwise their food has never done much for me, so I haven't eaten there in years. A recent rainstorm got me in there for brunch, which was not tasty and, like most brunches, left us feeling cheated.

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        Simon Nov 12, 2004 02:07 AM

        Cheap and satisfying. It's not chow to rave about or anything, but if you're craving some fried catfish and collard greens, it's a good call. They also make a fine Bloody Mary.

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          DeeDee Nov 12, 2004 10:01 AM

          Cheap,very small but fantastic drinks (especially the bloody mary's).

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          1. re: DeeDee
            newsjoke Nov 12, 2004 12:16 PM

            It's been over 15 years since I've been there (yes, they and I have both been around for that long), but I seem to remember the "highlight drink" there being the Cajun Martini.

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            evg Nov 12, 2004 01:48 PM

            I'm a fan. Fantastic red beans and rice, well-prepared fish for the price, and good burgers.

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              tennisboy Nov 30, 2006 09:36 PM

              It's AN AWFUL place. Don't go. See my other posting.

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                sukedc Oct 18, 2007 09:42 AM

                If you're going for brunch or burgers, you're OK, although the brunch has been inconsistent lately. If you're going for Cajun food, do yourself a favor and order a burger. I don't know whose idea of Cajun food this is, but they must have never heard of New Orleans. The gumbo was as thick as molasses and as rich as motor oil. The blackened catfish had no seasoning and had a horrible metallic taste. I guess they are catering to people who have never tasted Cajun food and don't know any better.

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                  arugala Oct 18, 2007 02:28 PM

                  I bought the grilled tuna ? (I think, or some fish) salad on the bartenders recommendation (who, by the way, was very cool) and it was delicious. My boyfriend got some southern Ginger and Whiskey drink he was raving about. For music fans, the bassist of Pavement has bartended there for years. BTW., I dont remember anything being close to $30.

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