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May 24, 2010 06:34 AM

Best Jambalaya in NYC?

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to put together a surprise gathering for a big New Orleans food fan. Can anyone recommend the best jambalaya, etc. in New York?

Many thanks...

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  1. I was pretty happy with my jambalaya at Great Jones Cafe

    Delta Grill is entireley skipable however.

    Great Jones Cafe
    54 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

    1. I hate to be cynical but don't bother. If your fan has eaten Jambalaya in New Orleans you'll both only be dissapointed by New Orleans standards by any place purporting to serve New Orleans cuisine in NYC. None I've ever tried is much good,. Go for pizza, we do that well in NYC.

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      1. re: johnindabronx

        I am in agreement. If the food isn't good by any measure locally, it's not worth searching high and low for the closest approximation. I can't speak from experience about Great Jones, but Mara, Delta Grill and Acme have been huge disappointments.

        Delta Grill
        700 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

        Great Jones Cafe
        54 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. Go to Dinosaur BBQ on Fridays is usually a special & good.

          Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
          777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

          1. If you are a New Yorker and a food fan and you went to new Orleans would you want to go for Bagels, Pizza or Pastrami? I bet he woulld be much happier with specialites from NYC then covers of his home town staples.