Have been going to Great Jones Cafe for years. Must have my wonderful Great Jones Sazerac and fried oysters every so often. That's classic New Orleans fare but Great Jones is a lot closer than New Orleans and just as good (if not better). A tiny place that is a true New Yorker's secret. Some call it a "dive," some call it a neighborhood gem, I call it always good, always friendly and always unusually reasonably priced for NYC these days. It might not be right for everyone, but I recommend it to everyone anyway.