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Desi Vega's
Desi Vega's

Desi Vega's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.desivegasteaks.com
  • Phone: (504) 523-7600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Happy Hour in the lounge: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    featuring $5 Grey Goose and Crown Royal cocktails
    Open for New Orleans Saints Home Games & select Mardi Gras Parades. Please check website for dates and hours.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Muggsy Beals voted as one of the top 100 chefs in Las Vegas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our cocktail reception menu is priced to fit any budget and includes local dishes as well as some of chef's favorite creations.
    There are 3 bar packages to choose from featuring house brands, call brands and premium brands that include liquor, beer and wine.
    Our steaks are fetured on our seated menus and available for groups at lunch and dinner.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our ulta sleek lounge holds up to 125 for cocktail receptions. There are 8 flat screen TV's throughout the venue along with a spacious dance floor. The large dramatic white bar provides the perfect backround for enjoying a great cocktail or glass of delicous wine. Groups of sleek white leather seating and plenty of white leather barstools offer guests intimate conversational spaces. The dining area in the lounge seats up to 60 guests.

    The picturesque restaurant boasts ceiling to floor windows along St Charles Avenue and Lafayette Square. It's dining room has a fabulous space for semi-private dining from 15 to 30 guests or the entire room will hold 100 guests for a seated dinner and 175 for cocktail receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Vicky Bayley (504) 523-7600
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are open for all New Orleans Saints Home Games and selected Mardi Gras parades
    Our Lounge "Prime Time Happy Hour" is Tuesday - Friday from 4 -7 pm
    $1 meatball sliders and $5 Crown Royal and Grey Goose cocktails

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maestri and Girod
  • Public Transit: St Charles Avenue Street Car - St Charles and Girod
    RTA - Poydras and St Charles
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a $5 fee for valet parking.
A word from Desi Vega's
Voted Best New Restaurants "Class of 13" by New Orleans Magazine. Desi Vega is the restaurateur of Desi Vega's Steakhouse and Mr. John's Steakhouse. Both restaurants are consistently outstanding and locals' favorite place to "see and be seen". Desi grew up in the restaurant business and was groomed by Ella Brennan at Commander's Palace, Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Emeril Lagasse. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence makes for a truly memorable dining experience. Our USDA Prime steaks are carefully selected, hand-cut and aged for tenderness, then seared to perfection and served on a sizzling plate. The Who Dat Shrimp appetizer and Andouille-crawfish Mac & Cheese are favorite dishes of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans players. We hope you'll visit to see for yourself!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Desi Vega's to celebrate two years together. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items. Our filets were cooked perfectly, and the potatoes au gratin and creamed spinach were very good. Oh, and the bacon wrapped scallop appetizer special was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had a great time... the food and service were excellent. Steve and Randall were our servers and they were fantastic"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything from the lovely atmosphere to the delectable food. The wait staff was topnotch on menu knowledge and attentiveness. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Every dish we ordered was excellent...apps were Who Dat Shrimp and Blackened Napoleon, Filets for dinner with blue cheese crust, Freddie Mac and Cheese and creamed spinach as sides, bread pudding and peanut butter pie for dessert. Everything was VERY flavorful. Service was most impressive, very attentive but not annoying. One of the best in the city!!!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I brought my husband here for dinner to celebrate his birthday. The restaurant was perfect! The staff was friendly, efficient, and personable. The food was absolutely amazing! My husband used to be a sous chef for years, and for him to say that it was the best steak he's ever had means a lot. When I made the reservations, I put a comment that we were coming for his birthday. From the moment we walked in to the time we left, the staff addressed the fact that it was his birthday. It was really nice and they helped to make it very special."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed the ambience and food. Service was a bit slow. The waiter had to be "flagged" down a couple of times to take the order & bring the check."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Hands down one of the best meals I've had in New Orleans!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outstanding service. Divine buttery steaks and wonderful sides. Can't wait to go back. Love this place!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A great place for a wonderful dinner before the Saints Game."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I brought 2 friends who had never been to this restaurant. One of them had been to Mr. John's Steakhouse with me before. She actually liked her steak better at Desi's than at Mr. John's. Definitely a great place to eat steak. While I may favor Mr. John's, it definitely can give Mr. John's a run for its money. I have a feeling my friend will now want to eat at Desi's vice Mr. John's. The staff was very welcoming and even the owner stopped by our table to say hi. Great atmosphere, great staff, and the best of all, great steaks!!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had 8:15 reservations for my wife's birthday. Very easy to pull up and valet park. They were crowded so we had to wait about 20 min but we enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. Service was outstanding. Food was deliscious. We had just about everything from appetizers to desert and every dish was amazing. The smell of steak when you walk in will make you drool. I highly recommend Desi Vega's and will be returning very soon."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were all having dinner together, Desi Vega came by to say hello. That was awesome, super nice guy. We are all planning another trip back. Food was Devine, service was excellent and atmosphere was gorgeous."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great happy hour at the bar! The Porter House steak for two is an excellent choice."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Raymond, our waiter, was knowledgable & professional. The other servers at our table were as well. The food is top notch, with tender flavorful steaks and appetizers you would not expect to find at a steakhouse."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I was there for lunch, so I did not check out the wine list. Food and service were excelent. The space is large enough for groups, but the noise level could be a problem, if the rest of the restaurant is full. The large, floor to ceiling glass doors on 2 sides makes for a lovely view of the park, but doesn't offer much acoustics to buffer the noise."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The steaks are fantastic and the server was also. Great place for a special occasion with your significant other or a group of friends."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is my third time at Desi Vegas and it just keeps getting better. Cool bar serving very good cocktails. One of the tastiest ribeyes I have ever had, cooked to perfection. Same for the crab cakes. Impeccable service. Love this place!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Best steaks hands down! Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Great recommendations about a few menu items. Chef Muggsy continues to cook amazing dishes."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed it and would recommend if you are looking for a great steak."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "First time eating at this restaurant and was very pleased. Food and service was AWESOME!! Excellent choice. HIGHLY SATISFIED!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was my wife and I's first visit to Desi Vega's; and it was worth every penny. The entire evening and every dish were outstanding. There was a small wait when we arrived even though we had reservations, which caught me off gaurd, but we were able to sample their wine selection in the lounge which made up for it. We were able to find the perfect bottle of wine for our evening with the bartender's help."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Desi's Friday night and was very impressed with the food. After ordering we were treated to a mini meatball, compliments of Desi. It was a great starter to the night. We moved on to the who dat shrimp which were fantastic. We ordered the ribeye and filet. Both were cooked perfect. They came out sizzling from the kitchen. Our side dishes were the asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. The waiter highly recommended the Mac and Cheese, so we ordered that too and it was probably the only disappointment of the evening. We ended it with their bread pudding and peanut butter pie. Desi's menu is similar to Mr. Johns minus the Italian items. The restaurant itself is much brighter and modern than Mr. Johns."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My wife and I ate dinner there on 8/1/2014. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Would highly recommend. We plan on returning."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived this was an awesome experience. The waitstaff, especially Kevin, was on point. We enjoyed the Who Dat Shrimp for an appetizer. Yummy! Our rib eyes were grilled to perfection and the Oscar topping was superb! We enjoyed this dining experience and will return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We stayed at the Lafayette Hotel which shares the same building as Desi Vega's; the desk clerk there shared her thoughts on the restaurant, and we couldn't resist! Two wait staff saw to our every need, and the steak and all the sides were the best we have ever had. This restaurant should be a MUST-SEE or every New Orleans' visitor!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our first time at the restaurant and we were very impressed. We dined with three couples for a birthday diner and brought our own wine, vintage 81,94 and 95 and there was plenty of wine glasses immediately and the sommelier was very attentive and knowlegable. While the waiter was very young he was very good. The food was terrific, appetizer specialty was four large shrimp stuffed with boudin and wrapped in bacon. Steak and lamb was ordered by the table which were all cooked perfectly. The lamb chops were over garlic mashed potatoes and then the whole plate was covered with a reduction with brandy and fired at the table. Impressive. Not your average chain steak house-much better."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was very good and service outstanding. Every team member was friendly and attentive particularly Raymond beware of large parties - noise factor"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, presentation, service! Best steakhouse in the city, by far!!! Very loud table by us or else it would have been just perfect."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Such a beautiful dining room. I've been to this location for several different restaurants and it's always been a great people watching place. The food at Desi Vega's was exceptional. I had the red fish which was delicious, but not exceptional. However the steak dishes are what shine here. My husband had a filet with blue cheese crust and we finished the entire thing. The side dishes are also very good. We tried the mac n cheese and it was good if you like seafood mac n cheese. The grilled asparagus and the sweet potato souffle were perfection. Desserts here are rich and delicious. I was impressed by the wine list whihc had some really good wines by the glass and fair prices by the bottle. Food was delicious, hot and beautiful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was a great dining experience. Excellent food and professional staff!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been here twice and each time it has been excellent! Food is always great. Seafood dishes are also great! I highly reccomend dining here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Add this restaurant to your list of fine New Orleans restaurants. The food is delicious and creative. The staff is professional and totally accessible. A really enjoyable experience. This restaurant is owned by the group who own Mr. John's Steakhouse and Desi Vega's is definitely carrying on a tradition of great food and great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Wonderful location and best NY Strip in NOLA. The staff is authentic and friendly."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Start with drinks at the bar with a wine selection for any occasion. Enjoy generous appetizers. Top things off with steak and other options. Finish the evening with red velvet brownie ala mode."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Gr8 food gr8 service. Owner is always involved too."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The waiters and staff made sure everything was perfect. Waiter was very knowledgable, recommendations were on point. Steaks, redfish were cooked perfectly. Sides (creamed spinach, potatos au gratin, sautéed mushrooms) complimented the meal. Wine was tasteful. Will be back. Thank You for thinking of the customer."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time here, and we will definitely be back!!! Both the service and food were awesome!!! Make sure you try the Who Dat shrimp for your app!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We treated ourselves to a nice steak dinner and we were very pleased. Everything was wonderful and the service was excellent. We had a reservation for 7:30 but decided to go early to have a drink at the bar but were able to be seated right away. We ended up having a drink at the bar after dinner. We had the bacon wrapped shrimp for an appetizer and we split the Porterhouse steak along with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "DV is in the top 5 steakhouses I have been to in the country. Great sizzling steaks, good wine list, and top service. One tip -- "watch the sizzle!""
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Excellent service and food--would rec for friends--will be back again and again"
    Dined on 6/24/2014