Redeemed November 17, 2011
· Redeemed August 24, 2017
· Redeemed December 20, 2016
What You'll Get
Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of gourmet French-Creole and Cajun fare and drinks from The Old Bay Restaurant in New Brunswick.
The Old Bay Restaurant takes diners on a savory sojourn to New Orleans with a menu of Cajun cuisine served in a Mardi Gras-inspired atmosphere. Commence the evening by munching on gator balls—a blend of alligator tail meat, pork, and seasonings rolled into mini meatballs, and simmered in a fiery sauce piquant ($9)—or the boneless chicken, tasso ham, andouille sausage jambalaya ($14). To unmeat any meal, the chefs also combine roasted eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, red bell peppers, and pesto sauce in order to fortify the flavors of the vegetable Napoleon evangelia ($15).
For spirited satiation, diners can couple a toothsome meal with a specialty drink ($4.25–$12) or one of more than 20 wines stocked behind the recently renovated bar. The barkeeps also pour out 22 varieties of microbrewed ambrosial ales, including the Tröegs Mad Elf ale—a ruby-red concoction of cherries, honey, chocolate malts, and a pleasant absence of misfit jack-in-the-boxes ($5.50).
The restaurant crafts it's Creole fare in the former National Bank of New Jersey, which was constructed in 1857 and later renovated with wrought iron railings, gold-framed windows, bright purple and teal walls, and a ceiling that twinkles effervescently thanks to a gravity-defying collection of French coinage.
- I have gone there several times, early evenings before the crowds show up. I really lke their Cajun menu; something completely different. – Jim B., Yelp, 7/17/08
- We go to this place regularly and the food is teriffic. The menu has changed recently and the prices are more reasonable. – iluvtrvl, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid for dine-in only. Valid only for dinner. Must purchase at least 1 food item. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.