Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of Louisiana homeland with today’s deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of Creole cuisine and drinks at Marigny Brasserie, located on the corner of Royal and Frenchmen Streets.
Originally a New Orleans coffee house, Marigny Brasserie rapidly evolved into a full-fledged restaurant serving up well-executed Creole creations to French Quarter diners. Sate spice cravings with starter plates such as the crawfish quesadilla ($10.95), an innovative fusion of Cajun marinated crawfish tails packed within the tasty confines of a toasty tortilla and served with smoked salsa, or the heat-packing garlic Tabasco hot wings ($8.95) served with blue cheese dressing. Po’ boys please in a variety of fillings, including veal parmesan ($8.95), pork debris ($9.50), and alligator sausage ($8.95), and the house favorite Café Marigny #1 sandwich ($8.95) bundles oven-roasted turkey, crispy cucumbers, avocado, havarti cheese, and a sprinkling of sprouts within a case of multi-grain toast, obediently waiting for incisors to unravel layers of multi-talented flavor. Reward your mouth's red carpet with the A-list crispy Southern-fried chicken platter ($10.95, served with one side and choice of sauce), the fried soft-shell crab platter ($17.50, served with one side and choice of sauce), or the jambalaya-stuffed bell peppers ($14.95).
Wooden trim, soft lighting, and an open, airy dining area contribute to Marigny Brasserie's casually chic character. Also open for brunch daily, you'll find Marigny Brasserie is an ideal space for assuaging grumbling stomachs at any time of day, year, or theremin-filled light year. Book reservations online to avoid the crowds of teeming apparitions currently in town for the invisibility convention.
As chefs simmer authentic New Orleans shrimp étouffée and watch gulf shrimp blacken, chicken and andouille-sausage gumbo bubbles in a pot nearby, filling the kitchen with a spicy aroma. Marigny Brasserie’s menu earned a "good to very good rating" across the board from Zagat, thanks in part to its menu of creole favorites and its wine list. Diners at the bar can peer over at a stained-glass inset of the Marigny Triangle, while those who choose to eat outside can catch a glimpse of Frenchmen Street in person. On some nights, guests can taste spicy shrimp while listening to musicians tune guitars and fill their maracas with fresh bees.
640 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116Get Directions