In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist’s mouth not to water when it says the word “crawfish.” Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Cajun and Creole cuisine at The Alpine Bistro.
Housed in one of the French Quarter’s oldest buildings, The Alpine Bistro crafts a blend of zesty bayou-style comfort foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner diners can begin with the “Atchafalaya” cajun gator sausage ($7) before uncovering the grilled tuna “La Boheme” ($22) from beneath a heaping of barbecue shrimp. The Taste of New Orleans combo ($16), meanwhile, gives diners creole jambalaya, crawfish etouffe, red beans and rice, and a piece of the set of the 1993 film Hard Target. Breakfast bites include the Grand Marnier–battered french toast ($8.99), and midday noshes such as the Olde Nawlin’s barbecue shrimp ($14) lead to satisfied post-lunch naps in the third-floor conference room.
The Alpine boasts a colorful interior highlighted by exposed brick walls and bright, bayou-themed murals of jazz musicians, alligators, and jazz musicians riding alligators like horses. Outside, a brick-paved courtyard seats diners amid tropical plants and a fountain, allowing patrons a serene oasis amid the French Quarter's 24-hour bustle.
Groupons for this deal are now being accepted at Sammy's Seafood Restaurant.