What You'll Get
To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Cajun cuisine and drinks at Restaurant des Familles, located in Crown Point near the Jean Laffite Historic National Park.
Situated in a sweet spot along the bayou, Restaurant des Familles sates rumbling bellies with Cajun cuisine, including fresh and local seafood, chicken, and more. The dinner menu starts stomach engines with authentic turtle soup ($5 for a cup, $11 for a bowl), titillating the tongue while saving room for a feast or for the tongue to retract into the stomach. The crawfish-stuffed rainbow trout wears a buttery garlic sauce ($19), and the fisherman's jambalaya ($15) introduces shrimp, chicken, and sausage to one another over seasoned rice. Lunchtime Creole classics include the half po' boy, served with a cup of chicken or seafood gumbo ($12), and the prix-fixe Sunday brunch¬ ($28)—a 5-course menu—comes bearing gifts of limitless champagne (or a non-alcoholic beverage).
Restaurant des Familles' 12-foot-high windows let diners overlook a lush backyard bayou populated by alligators from their white-draped tabletops. Those partial to the patio, which is separated from the real world by a white-picket fence in front and a 75-yard-wide moat out back, can ball up in one of the rocking chairs or hide under an umbrella-clad table.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid toward alcohol. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.