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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.
    CALL FOR LARGE GROUP RESERVATIONS
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Simply the best steak I've ever eaten. Second to none . Atmosphere is fantastic. Will definitely return soon. Thanks to Desi, waiters, and staff."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time! It was refined but not stuffy and our waiter Nick attended to all our needs, especially packing up what we didn't eat. It was my birthday so we ordered everything from appetizers to dessert but ate only a little of each so we could get through the entire meal. We also did not feel rushed and they did not bother us constantly during the meal. Also, the portions were not skimpy."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been in the industry for 27 years now and will say this is hands down one of the best run establishments in the city. The service was outstanding and the food, especially the steaks ( beautiful cuts!). Desi and company run it to the T ! As in TERRIFIC....The management touched every table and everyone was treated VIP. I can not recommend in good faith a better place to have steaks in the city! To die for! Thanks to all for making it such a memorable night!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The venue is in a great location, ample parking and other spots in the area with nice wine bars if you need to pass some time before your reservation. The night we went it was somewhat loud inside the restaurant, but great food, great service, and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was amazing! My husband and I went for our anniversary and we love it. The food was amazing, they wished us Happy Anniversary and gave us a free desert."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a marvelous meal for lunch. Everything was wonderful, but the steak was incredible. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food and service are excellent. Beautiful view of Lafayette Square, and right on the streetcar line. Ms. Bailey is a charming hostess. Bar staff is good, but the bar is not cutting edge in terms of cocktail ingredients."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great steak and appetizers! Had the sizzling crab cake (do not touch the plate after the waiter puts it on the table very very HOT) was very tasty, carpaccio which was a special appetizer not on the regular menu was excellent and in the top 3 I've ever had, bibb salad was also excellent, and then there was the cowboy (bone in) ribeye which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and had excellent flavor!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food is top notch everytime. Service and wine list are great. Love that you can wait in the bar next door if there is a wait."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "WHAT A TREAT! EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS FROM START TO FINISH. THE VOODOO SHRIMP WERE THE HIT OF THE TABLE FOR APPETIZERS. THE SERVICE WAS PERFECT. THE WAITERS WERE EVER PRESENT BUT NOT IN A BAD WAY. THE RESTAURANT WAS CROWDED BUT WE NEVER HAD TO WAIT FOR ANYTHING. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary there. The wait staff and hostess made it a point to congratulate us on our special occasion throughout the night. The food was phenomenal. We consider ourselves foodies and eat out at many different nice restaurants throughout the city. It almost seems as though the more you spend on a meal the less food you get, but that wasn't the case here. I found the potions to be well sized and everything was "yummy" for lack of a better word. One of the best steak I've ever eaten. It will definitely make our list of places to go back to! Oh and the view of the park at night was gorgeous. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A friend suggested that my wife and I try DV's with our recent trip to New Orleans and I am glad I listened to him. The food and service was excellent!! I have already told other friends about DV's and will in the future."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went for my boyfriends birthday because of the great things I heard! Lived up to expectations! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Gr8 food and service; incredible ambience and very welcoming "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Service and food was great! Had the tomato and mozzarella salad (very big and very good) wife had the scallop special(bacon wrapped scallops on risotto. Each had ribeye cooked to perfection. I had blue cheese crust which was a little too much, took away from steak flavor. Split the onion rings but still had to take some home Even though I was stuffed, I forced myself to get the red velvet brownie ala-mode. Worth to too full feeling. Service was very attentive but not obtrusive. Atmosphere is on the noisy side but not obnoxious. Will be back again!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The cowboy rib-eye was perfectly cooked (for me) mid rare and had great flavor and lots of meat. My wife had the petit filet and it was a decent size and melted in your mouth. The cesar salad was spot on, the crayfish and andouille mac n cheese was good but could have used some more crawfish and less andouille. Of all the "good" steak places in New Orelans, (Ruth's, Besh's, Morton's etc. ) I think Desi's is the best."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were greeted, seated promptly and had a plethora of wonderful servers - shout out to Randall & Steve! The steak was, as promised, fantastic. Seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Who Dat shrimp were also delicious. I'd stay away from the soup, but other than that no complaints. We shared a porterhouse between the two of us and had enough leftover for lunch the next day. If you're looking for meat, Desi Vega is a wonderful place to enjoy steak! (Some moderately priced wine options would've been nice . . . just sayin). "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I took my wife for her birthday dinner and we both enjoyed everything about the evening. Excellent staff, food, service, etc... Very high on my top steakhouse's in New Orleans list!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. The food was exquisite. The service beyond our expectations. Love, love, love this place. Worth every penny. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive and courteous, but not smug. The restaurant (The old Mike's on the Avenue/Ditka's) is on a square, in a beautiful old building and is very clean, romantic, and inviting. The food was cooked as ordered and the presentation was simple and elegant. You're going to enjoy everything, but expect to pay the price. I would go back for a special occasion or if I had money to burn. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Beautiful location on street car line with great food"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our first anniversary and we could not have been more pleased. Our server was amazing and funny and really helped to make the night even better. The food was beyond perfect and the wine list had everything we could want. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The steak was cooked perfectly and I loved the salads and apps that were specials for the night. We say in the room on the other side of the bar which is a smaller and more intimate room which we really enjoyed. It was 6 of us and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great food and service. Forget the national steak houses. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Just ate at Desi Vega's and had an awesome experience. Not only was the food superb, but the staff, especially Raymond and Fredo, were amazing. Everyone was extremely attentive and friendly. We had a great dinner and also enjoyed the friendliness of the staff as well. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Desi Vega's Steakhouse, along with Mr. John's is the best steak in New Orleans, hands down."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Excellent! Desi's hands down was one of my best steakhouse experiences in the city of Nola! The service impeccable the food was Devine! I would most def tell my family and friends to try you all out! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had company people in and attended the square then walked over. We had a GREAT time! Food was outstanding, our server went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and did not rush us through dinner. We'll be back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014