While a long walk up fun Franklin, this Cajun joint is a longer one up Nostrand. Best to take the 2/3 or 4/5 to Franklin Ave and walk to Prospect and one block over to Bedford. This nabe once deep in the cut, is undergoing serious changes- check out ILoveFranklinAve.blogspot.com for more info. At Catfish, with 16 beers on tap you have plenty to choose from and enjoy. I went with a 1/2 of Doc's pear cider- sweet & tasty. The woodsy interior is inviting. I am sometimes confused by Cajun/Creole, but no dispute about the great grub on tap here. Warm cornbread with honey butter tastes very good. The lemon pepper shrimp with Cajun mayonaise is a nice fresh start. The Gumbo File was the star of the show with a rich, dark, dense soup of crab, shrimp and some Andouille sausage for smoky flavor. The vintagey bathrooms with sliding doors held closed with a jimmy-rigged iron piece is mad-cool. The spot was filling up nicely for a Sunday. Would try the Cherries Jubilee next time if I wasn't full from the gumbo.
Native New Yorker, girl about town and culture vulture. Five borough foodie who will travel to the edge of another borough for that one boom bangin' meal. Finding those special places is my specialty. I dish urban adventures. Can despign custom food tours for visitors and locals alike, My brief stint at WOR with Joan Hamburg was an inspiration to start blogging. Franny has a penchant for all things NY urban glam.