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Natchez

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31 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.724719 -73.990527
between 1st and 2nd Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-460-9171 Send to Phone

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

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Prices

$15-$22

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Natchez brings big New Orleans flavors to the East Village, without frills or gimmicks. Stripped of the usual trappings like a voluminous wine list and plush surroundings, the kitchen dedicates itself to the food--inherently rich, intensely flavored Cajun-Creole fare. Consider, for instance, the hearty, compulsively edible andouille-and-duck gumbo: Pleasingly spicy, but far from scorching, it’s deftly thickened with a rich roux to the proper point between soup and stew and fortified with popcorn rice. A bowl of gumbo, a cold beer, and a surprisingly wieldy po’boy of crunchy fried shrimp tucked into a soft, Philly-cheese-steak-style roll smeared with sweet chipotle sauce and served with excellent homemade potato chips makes a fine Louisiana feast. But the rest of Shawn Knight’s short menu, which he tends to tweak almost nightly, offers less-obvious, more-sophisticated takes on Creole-style New York bistro cooking.

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