NYC’s 5 Best Restaurants For Mardi Gras 2013 Dinner

February 12, 2013 6:00 AM

Celebrate Fat Tuesday NOLA style with New Orleans-inspired dishes and strong cocktails. Bring Bourbon Street to the Big Apple by booking your Mardi Gras dinner at one of these five venues, serving up everything from collard greens to jambalaya. By Sarah Shaker.

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(credit: Sugar Freak)

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This New Orleans-inspired venue is offering a Mardi Gras prix fixe option. Start with Gumbo, followed by a “Taste of New Orleans” dish, featuring Collard Greens, Crawfish Etouffée, Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage, Jambalaya and Potato Salad. Finish this hearty meal off with thieir King Cake Bread Pudding for a true Fat Tuesday celebration. While you dine, enjoy Au Privave Jazz Quartet from 8-11 p.m.

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(credit: L’Amant)

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For a chic Mardi Gras party hosted by some true Francophiles, head to L’Amant in the West Village. This French colonial-style cocktail lounge and restaurant will host a February 12th bash complete with masks, beads, and a specialty cocktail made with white rum, lime, honey, and sparkling wine.

(credit: Bourbon Street Facebook)

(credit: Bourbon Street Facebook)

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Want to party all evening long? Join in on the extravaganza at Bourbon Street Bar & Grille. Nothing says Mardi Gras quite like Hurricanes, po’boys and beads – and this Midtown bar has got it all. Beginning at 5pm, enjoy festive music, fun giveaways and a $20 all-you-can-eat Cajun buffet. Fatten up at Bourbon Street this Tuesday!

(credit: Great Jones Cafe)

(credit: Great Jones Cafe)

Starting at 5pm, Great Jones Café will be offering everything you need to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Dig into a Crawfish Boil, sip on Hurricanes or Abita, indulge in King Cake and toss on some beads! Their New Orleans menu and jukebox will get the party started right. No reservations necessary, so stop by for your Mardi Gras dinner anytime that evening.

(credit: Brother Jimmy's)

(credit: Brother Jimmy’s)

Enjoy a $35 Prix Fixe Menu with unlimited Hurricanes, Bud/Bud Light Draft and Well Drinks for 2 Hours starting at 8pm on Tuesday at four of Brother Jimmy’s NYC locations. Choose from Cajun Shrimp, Fried Okra or Rib Tips to start. Entrée options include Po’ Boy (Catfish, Chick or Shrimp), Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Sandwich (all served with a side of fries). And for dessert, bite into an Ice Cream Sandwich. Collect some beads and join in on a beer pong tournament for a weeknight of fun.

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Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.

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