Cafes >Great Jones Cafe
54 Great Jones St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.726620 -73.992282
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoHo
Who knew that this edgy Cajun-Creole eatery had a fantastic brunch as well? After a hard night of partying, this is the perfect place to rid yourself of that hangover with some zesty southern bacon and eggs!
Perfect spot. – a little rustic and not too pretentious. It was not crowded on a weekday afternoon when I went, but I assume it is crowded on nights and weekends based on the excellent food.
Overpriced,sketchy college place – Went there because we heard they have good cheeseburgers but at the time we went they were serving brunch so we ordered something off the brunch menu and it was extremely spicy and overpriced. This place was not my cup of tea, but if your into that kind of thing you might like it. I personally don't recommend it.
southern style, filling food – Great relaxed brunch scene, always crowded with a good scene. The food is filing and hearty, even maybe a bit heavy. But altogether a great place!
What about the wings? – I've read a couple of the reviews here. Some good and some bad but what I didn't see is anyone commenting on how good the wings are at Jones. I know that every Wednesday night I start to crave that sweet, spicy sauce and Friday can't come soon enough. A couple of orders of those wings and a side of cornbread accompanied by a bottle of Chimay and life is good.
GREAT BRUNCH - HORRIBLE SERVICE! – I have been to this place for brunch multiple times and consistently go back for the amazing huevos rancheros. But every time I go, I become extremely frustrated with the terrible service. The waitstaff takes forever to take your order (the food comes very quickly, though). They are completely apathetic and seem like they couldn't care less about being at work or helping the guests. Today, I had to call the waitress over multiple times just to refill the coffee and give us water; she was apparently too busy eating her own breakfast to help us. The hostess took over 10 minutes to process our credit cards and when we asked for our receipts, she brought them back with a "Here you go, now you can leave." The one plus is that leaving a 10% tip for such terrible service keeps the bill low, but if it wasn't for the food, I would NEVER go back. I wish the management would take note because this hasn't been a one-time experience; this is EVERY time.
Fantastic Place – I think this place is fantastic.
Modern, delicious seasonal food, EXCELLENT service.
The menu is full of unique dishes ( I wanted them all).
Try the house salad, roasted chicken, cajun fried oysters.
I truly think this is one of NYs must eat restaurants.
Come here, you won't be disappointed.
In need of serious attitude adjustment – Unfortunately for me, I have been to this place several times. My wife likes a drink that make here called the "Shaggy." If it wasn't for that, I would NEVER go here again. The staff has a terrible attitude. They make you feel like they would be so much happier if you would just go away- except they need your money.
I don't think it's particularly clean, either. Go if you frequent tiny, dirty places where the staff feels they are "cooler than you."
great food,greta service and atmosphere – Great food, great service, great atmosphere. I've been going here 3 times a month on average for several years. What is wonderful about this place is that it is consistent!
There were a few times it was off, but I was patient and all my good experiences far out way the negative ones.
A Cajun-cool eatery with an Elvis bust in the window and Don DeLillo's eponymous novel on the wall. – This unassuming Cajun restaurant stands apart from its glitzier Noho neighbors--a shabby-chic alternative for residents and the shoppers who frequent the area. Show up without a reservation and plan to order without a menu, as the un-fussy eatery's offerings are simply listed on the chalkboard in back. An old-school jukebox elevates the already buoyant mood among bustling waiters and diners craving good food in casual environs. Favorites include the fried catfish po' boy and the jumbalaya, both served in heaping portions with fries or sauteed kale as a side.
Hits: Fast and cheap, it's one of few of its kind in an otherwise gentrified area.
Misses: Though the menu options are solid, the choices are limited.
Glad we didn't eat! – We've passed this place on several occasions & wondered why we never stopped in (now I know why). We arrived in-between their Brunch & Dinner service so they were not serving food - that's OK because we just wanted to check the place out & have a drink. Well, I suppose not many people just go in this place for a drink, because the staff acted as if we were intruding on them. We asked to see a menu (just to check out the food/prices etc...etc..) this would be about the 3rd time we were informed they were not serving food - OK we get!! We got our drinks & the bartender immediately gave us the check (even after asking him to run a tab) and then proceeded to act irritated that we hadn't signed it right away! 2 other people came in & ordered drinks (which are not cheap - $9/avrg) they moved from the bar to a table & we're told promptly by the staff they could not sit there - the customers proceeded to get up & just leave their full Bloody Marys on the table - we would've done the same had the drinks not been so expensive! Final thought - this place is way overrated - and as stated before, I glad we did not eat here. There are too many places in the city that have great food /drinks & service - this place is a waste of time.
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