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Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club

2167 Third Ave. , New York, NY 10035 40.799222 -73.938673
at 118th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-876-8838 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cajun/Creole, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

creolenyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 116th St.; 2, 3 at 116th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 125th St.

Prices

$11.95-$24.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

112th St. to 124th St., Third Ave. to Lennox Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

In September 2004, Kevin Walters set up shop among the dollar stores and taco shops of El Barrio in upper Manhattan. Billed as a supper club, Creole offers nearly Blue Note–worthy jazz acts on a tiny stage in view of the dining room on most nights. The kitchen plates a mix of Cajun classics and newfangled interpretations of Bayou cuisine like a blackened shrimp Napoleon. Though the music's lively, the dishes lack the same energy. "Louisiana" crab cakes whisper the faintest note of flavor; smothered chicken is doused in oversalted brown gravy; and catfish is swaddled in crispy, deep-fried batter that needs more than its dollop of salmon-colored rémoulade to up the taste. Gumbo is uncharacteristically bland, but revelers on dates and anniversary dinners seem too busy toe-tapping to notice. The décor's as ho-hum as the food; a sad string of neon lights snakes behind the bar, and a few wisps of chiffon droop from the ceiling. A caveat: There are sometimes cover charges on weekend nights (call in advance to find out), but it's worth it for acts like Clifton Anderson and Bobbi Henderson.

Recommended Dishes

Creole catfish strips, $10.95; hot sweet potato beignet, $6.50

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