Great Jones Cafe

Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
NoHo, New York
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  • TG W.
    "Get the Huevos Rancheros with the cornbread and home fries!"(22 Tips)
    Ariel S.
    "The gumbo and jambalaya are to die for!! Very authentic Cajun food."(8 Tips)
    Gavin B.
    "At Great Jones Cafe brunch, Bloody Marys are mandatory!"(17 Tips)
    Mindy Y.
    "Wings to die for & the best bloody mary in the city!"(44 Tips)
158 Tips and reviews
  • chicken wings
  • cornbread
  • Bloody Marys
  • spicy food
  • gumbo
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  • EArchitect
    EArchitectJune 9, 2016
    Most would pass by this divey cafe & not realize what they had missed. It's a hidden gem with lots of character serving authentic Cajun food. Try the Jambalaya & Gumbo w Andouille Sausage & Shrimp!
  • Eater
    EaterJune 15, 2017
    Since the 1980s, fans of this NoHo favorite have been geeking out over the restaurant’s creole wings. The spicy wings are consider to be some of the best. Read more
  • Sue A.
    Sue ApfelbaumFebruary 7, 2014
    love this place so much, where to begin? the chicken, shrimp, andouille gumbo is my #1, but blackened catfish, fried chicken, and burgers score high too. if Mark Ibold is tending bar, all the better.
  • Marius W.
    Marius WatzMarch 21, 2017
    Jambalaya, blackened catfish, cornbread and spicy chili - it's all tasty in an unassuming setting that's a respite from this area's overly styled alternatives. It's been a favorite for a long time.
  • Marius W.
    Marius WatzMarch 21, 2017
    Jambalaya, blackened catfish, cornbread and spicy chili - it's all tasty in an unassuming setting that's a respite from this area's overly styled alternatives. It's been a favorite for a long time.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMay 14, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Hole in the wall spot in an area where high-end restaurants are the norm, just south of the very touristy St. Marks. Best wings around.
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce SpencerJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great if you want good creole food and and just good food in general get this drink called the shaggy it has this really great spicy ginger ale called Blenheim get it with goslings rum
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 30, 2011
    Filled with true Mardi Gras character - beads cover the walls and a jukebox plays in the corner. There are limited choices but huge portions. You need to try the jalapeno cornbread and a bloody mary.
  • Leslie T.
    Leslie TAugust 6, 2013
    Brunch is $12.95 and comes with choice of sides and coffee, tea or juice. The andouille omelette is my favorite. Cocktails are separate of brunch cost.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarApril 14, 2016
    Love it here. For brunch, hit the Tulum eggs, huevos rancheros and definitely a side of cornbread. Bloody marys are spicy and good.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GorczynskiJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    above the jukebox there's a high powered heater. If you turn the back of your head to it while you're waiting it's like a cozy shower of air blowing on you. Very therapeutic.
  • Leonardo U.
    Leonardo UrbinaFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The chili never fails. The wings are some of my favorite in town and the fried oysters are yummy. Be careful not to over order because portions are generous.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 3, 2014
    Southern type atmosphere, small. Po Boys are delicious as well as the fries, great beer selection if you just want to grab happy hour. Kind of loud
  • Corey C.
    Corey CragoJanuary 4, 2014
    One word: biscuits and gravy. Reasonably priced, very filling, and the mood/decor is just right. Could easily be on the South or the Midwest.
  • Nancy N.
    Nancy NDecember 3, 2012
    Really yummy sausage gravy and my first Bloody Mary - got the Cajun one and am def in love!!! We stayed and talked for hours and no one seemed annoyed!
  • Darren
    DarrenFebruary 23, 2016
    Small place but big flavor. One of the closest to actual Cajun/creole cuisine in the city I've found thus far. The wings are Definitely a must try
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerAugust 17, 2014
    The gumbo and jambalaya are to die for!! Very authentic Cajun food. Also the hot wings are a must have. You can't go wrong here
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LatorreJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the vinyl. Last 45 jukebox in the city. Start off with 123, 126, 131, with a side of 166, 168, 173, and finish with 119 and 128.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistNovember 15, 2016
    Chow down on jambalaya to the sweet sounds of Nina Simone, The Ramones and James Brown while sipping on a happy hour half-price pint. Read more
  • Urania M.
    Urania MylonasOctober 29, 2017
    The eggs Tulum and the cornbread and the spicy Bloody Mary are amazing! Love this place, and no, they are NOT closed!
  • Stefano G.
    Stefano GuidolinApril 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best southern food in the area. The jambalaya is pretty good, but the gumbo is awesome!! And always order the cornbread!!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertAugust 5, 2011
    Everyone knows the creole wings are slamming, the cornbread is banging (get them both) but the burger is the deep cut surprise on this menu. Peep that cheese!
  • Adam V.
    Adam V.August 7, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    A super low-key, old school NY type of place. Fair prices, good bar, cool crowd, and solid food. Try the Cajun wings.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJanuary 22, 2015
    Be sure to try the gumbo & jambalaya. Love the Smithfield ham on the weekends. A nice bar too.
  • Sabrina P.
    Sabrina PorterMay 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I liked this place. Buffalo wings were spicy the Jalepano cornbread was yummy, the sweet potato fries where great the garlic mash potatoes good. The only thing i wasn't so found of here was the crabca Read more
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinFebruary 6, 2015
    One of my favorite NoHo spots. Quaint space with friendly staff serving killer chili and jambalaya
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 21, 2014
    creole wings sauce is amazingness and perfect for any tolerance towards spicy food. potato salad has potential to be an addiction you never thought possible upon first bite.
  • Sujan H.
    Sujan HongMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Always end your meal with the chocolate pudding. Also home to a gold medal jukebox and Bloody Mary.
  • Emanuel K.
    Emanuel KarlstenNovember 22, 2011
    Here's the favourite place for the columnist Mats Olsson - writing for the swedish tabloid Expressen. It is often mentioned in his columns.
  • TG W.
    TG WatkinsMay 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For the best brunch of your life. Huevos Rancheros are amazing brunch. Get the Huevos Rancheros with the cornbread and home fries!
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralJanuary 26, 2014
    The creole wings here are absolutely amazing. Dip your French fries into the creole wing sauce
  • Shane S.
    Shane ScrantonJuly 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic burgers, fantastic margaritas, awesome spot.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LinJanuary 15, 2015
    the chili is wonderful, so much in there. good amount of jalapeno spiciness, but not too much
  • Maxime B.
    Maxime BuryMarch 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I always get the jambalaya. They also have the Hitachino Nest white ale, and it's glorious
  • Maleeha
    MaleehaMarch 21, 2010
    Adorable atmosphere and yummy biscuits. Share the pancakes -- while they're pretty great, they're very filling and dessert-like. I could only get through a quarter of what was on my plate.
  • Christine ✈.
    Christine ✈️August 10, 2014
    Came for brunch: Good egg scramble. However they do not do egg whites only! Very good baked potatoes. Service was quick.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WooSeptember 7, 2012
    Their wings are great! It can get a tad spicy so order a glass of beer with it.
  • Susan S.
    Susan S.December 20, 2015
    The vodka lemonade is dangerous! But so delicious. They had great tortilla soup!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MillerJune 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great wings. Great brunch. Great bloody marys. Can't go wrong with this place.
  • Logan F.
    Logan FinlayFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Jones makes my favorite burger in the city. Get it with bacon and cheese and fries if you're feeling sassy.
  • Jacob D.
    Jacob DavisJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty much everything about this place is awesome. The Jambalaya was incredible
  • Dustin
    DustinSeptember 9, 2016
    Very good gumbo in a super-thick roux, with big chunks of sausage.
  • DJ P.
    DJ PerkinsMarch 14, 2012
    Delicious wings, perfect sauce. Chicken Jefferson was also huge and extremely tasty.
  • Rick L.
    Rick LorsonDecember 4, 2016
    The brunch menu is amazing and goes until 4 on the weekends!
  • Gavin B.
    Gavin BeckerMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best brunches in town. Sit at the bar to avoid the wait - it's better than a table.
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidNovember 6, 2013
    Creole wings are absolutely delicious. Just steer clear of the oily sauce.
  • Antoinette M.
    Antoinette M.November 10, 2012
    You must have the lamb sausage po boy. They have daily specials.
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianJuly 16, 2011
    Tasty chili, nice mellow vibe when it's empty (went on Sat. @ 5pm). Nice staff!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PowellDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a Fitz's root beer. So far this is the only place I've found in New York serving it
  • Olof C.
    Olof CarlsonMarch 4, 2015
    Don't miss the spicy creole wings. Very casual. Good beer selection.
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