Mia's Balcony

Lower Garden District

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In a Nutshell

All-you-can-eat jambalaya & shrimp étouffée quell belly rumblings as decorative floats & festive partygoers pass by balcony outside

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Promotional value expires Feb 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like a serial piñata-puncher on the loose, a parade leaves behind a conspicuous trail of confetti. Follow the path of multicolored clues with today’s Groupon to Mia’s Balcony. Choose between the following options:

  • For $60, you get admission for one to the Mardi Gras parade party (a $120 value). Admission includes:
  • Access to all-you-can-eat buffet
  • Two mixed drinks or beers
  • A wristband for re-entry
  • For $100, you get admission for two to the Mardi Gras parade party (a $240 value). Admission includes:
  • Access to all-you-can-eat buffet
  • Two mixed drinks or beers each
  • Two wristbands for re-entry<p>

This Groupon is valid for entrance to the parade party on Saturday, February 11; Sunday, February 12; Wednesday, February 15; Thursday, February 16; Friday, February 17; Saturday, February 18; Monday, February 20; or Tuesday, February 21. Click here to view parade schedule.

From a central post by the St. Charles streetcar line, Mia’s Balcony treats partygoers to a vibrant buffet of contemporary creole cuisine that blends modern flair with down-home Louisiana cooking. Patrons fuel up on unlimited jambalaya and shrimp étouffée while keeping eyes on the decorative floats, lively partiers, and escaped zoo animals passing just outside. Godiva martinis and bottled beers spur on merriment, and included wristbands allow guests to venture down the parade route and return later for eighth helpings of pulled pork, chicken wings, and bread pudding.

Mia’s yellow façade houses a warm, rustic dining room flanked by exposed-brick walls, fireplaces, and local art. Diners can sashay through red-painted doors onto the open-air patio to speed-paint portraits of passing floats.

Mia's Balcony

Overlooking St. Charles Avenue, Mia's Balcony offers Mardi Gras revelers a central view of grand, glittering floats and shimmering beads. But the restaurant isn’t content to host a party once a year; on the other 364 days, visitors cheer on the college, professional, and sock-puppet football games broadcast over the patio's outdoor televisions, and a banquet room is available for private soirees. While watching a Saints or LSU game or just chatting, guests can share small plates of seared scallops on the half-shell or fish croquettes or dig into substantial entrees such as pepper-jelly lamb chops. On weekend mornings, the chefs prepare brunch dishes including creole omelets and veal grillades over grits.

Local artwork, exposed-brick walls, and fireplaces set an inviting scene indoors. Bartenders fill glasses with craft beers, wine, and potent cocktails such as the French 75, a champagne- and gin-based drink based on a vintage recipe.

Customer Reviews

They have a great location, but they also have a wonderful chef and need to publicize their great food--great even by New Orleans' high standards.
Nicole P. · February 20, 2012
Very good.
Haydee E. · February 19, 2012
Very good service, great location
Melanie M. · February 19, 2012

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