Forks, like forklifts, transport vital cargo and cause alarm bells to go off when approaching in reverse. Deliver delicious shipments with the greatest of ease with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Creole fare and drinks at Marigny Brasserie.
The chefs at Marigny Brasserie tend to a menu composed mostly of fresh ingredients from local farms and fisheries replete with the signature flavors of Frenchmen Street. Owner Roland Adams orchestrates consonant harmonies between Italian and New Orleanian cuisine in ensembles such as garlic shrimp and crawfish served on a choice of penne, linguine, or angel-hair pasta ($17.95). Po boys clad in lettuce, tomato, and mayo cradle overflowing bites of fried oyster ($11.95), grilled veggies ($8.95), or the ham-and-chicken Hot Mess version ($10.95). A catfish plate marries feline and piscine paradigms with surprising ease alongside jalapeño hush puppies and a choice of side ($14.95).
The brasserie, whose early years were spent disguised as a coffeehouse, now hosts an extensive wine list and colorful interiors evocative of the bustling thoroughfare just outside its doors. An online reservation system ensures that seats and hush puppies are not diverted from their destinies.
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