Going out for dinner mixes up the routine of eating at home, where you have to cook for yourself and strange people in blue uniforms constantly drop off magazines and envelopes at your door. Stamp out boredom with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $11 for $20 worth of Cajun food
- $20 for $40 worth of Cajun food
- See the menu.
1682 French Louisiana
There's something about the French Quarter that reminds Jimi of a movie. It's distinctive and recognizable, like the set of a classic film. His partner, Mina, is drawn to it for more obvious reasons: she's originally from Paris. The two of them created 1682 French Louisiana as an homage to their beloved city of New Orleans. And it's easy to see the resemblance. The exposed-brick walls recall the sidewalks that wind past French Quarter establishments like Arnaud's French 75, and the swirling piano keys drawn on the chalkboard bring to mind the jazzy riffs tinkling their way around Bourbon Street corners.
And that's exactly Jimi and Mina's intention: when you approach 1682, they want you to leave the streets of New York and step into a New Orleans state of mind. To that end, their all-day menu starts with strawberry beignets and cafe au lait before transitioning to muffalettas and seafood gumbo. Fridays feel especially transformative thanks to jazz musicians that play during dinner, or as some people call it, Lunch: The Reckoning.
48-19 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, New York 11101