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Cafe Degas

4.6
4.6
2186 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Voted Most Romantic Restaurant in New Orleans, this Faubourg St. John Bistro offers simple, yet artfully executed, classic French cuisine featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a fine dining experience in a casual outdoor cafe atmosphere on the beautiful and historic Oak-lined Esplanade Avenue.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed, Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 945-5635

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Joe Turley

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events either by buying out the restaurant or using the space on a closed day or time. Please contact info@cafedegas.com with any inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Degas never disappoints and is one of our favorites! Jeff and Lisette
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A date night for my husband and me. We go to Cafe Degas several times a year. Excellent food and service … a beautiful atmosphere… and a nice neighborhood to take a walk after a meal.
  3. EH

    EmilyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with consistently excellent food and a great vibe!
  4. s

    sdvance

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for brunch and everything was delicious, as always!!
  5. RJ

    RonnieJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Soup of the day was mediocre--no flavor whatsoever. Tasted like simple vegetable broth. Grilliads had no actual meat in the gravy. Grits were okay. Eggs were okay. Bloody Marys were lame. Server was sweet but easily distracted from service area. This place used to rock. What a disappointment.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive. We had a reservation and we were sat quickly. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. We would come back again
  7. KE

    KarenE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant and food are consistently good! Overall great experience!
  8. P

    Phil

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove in from Lafayette for a day trip. I made new customers for Cafe Degas. My friends loved it! Food and ambience were top-notched.
  9. s

    sdvance

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was impeccable - the experience is classy French from start to finish without ever being stuffy— it’s a true casual fancy affair no matter what the occasion. The food is soooo delicious. So much care in each dish!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Our server was amazing and the food was fantastic. The food runner was rude. Never going back.
  11. n

    nolamannc

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about this restaurant. From the tree growing through the ceiling to the true french dishes like escargot and floating Island. The notice level is treating allowing you to visit with your table companions. The crab meat salad contains enough meat to almost make a full meal. I had the Grits and grillades and the grits were creamy and the grillades cooked very tender.
  12. MM

    MyyaM

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance were wonderful! Such a beautiful place! The food was delicious and prepared to perfection.
  13. 5

    5eaux4girl

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was welcoming and extraordinary. Black bass was prepared magically to create a divine crust and at perfect temperature. Best salad anywhere, Maison. Our delightful server was charming and attentive. Great night.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous French cuisine
  15. CW

    CandaceW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the BEST place we ate over a week in New Orleans. Oh what a difference a little drive makes. We thoroughly enjoyed every second, even the unexpected downpour.
  16. NH

    NadiaH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal
  17. JD

    JudyD

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both off on Wednesday and lovecgoong to lunch. Coolinary meal was fantastic! Elizabeth was very attentive and engaging !
  18. AM

    AnneM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating 2 birthdays
  19. KG

    KatieG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great overall experience. Chilled cauliflower soup, fries, duck crepes, grits & grillads, salad, fresh bread, & waffles all delicious. Friendly server and we live the ambiance. Bloody Mary yum too!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent. I gave 4 stars for food only because the dessert I had was ok. Its quality was not as good as the rest of the meal. Everything else was perfect, including being able to seat us 45 min early. My main dish was delicious and portions were a good size.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helen our server was pleasant, efficient and a wonderful attentive server.
  22. MM

    MichaelM

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service !
  23. AS

    AmyS

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite. A must when in NOLA. The food is amazing!
  24. S

    Sean

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating there, and will definitely be back! Great food, drinks, & service!
  25. SO

    StephanieO

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server went above and beyond; even went across the street for mustard in the middle of the typical New Orleans afternoon monsoon!
  26. TD

    ToastmanDyl

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and I loved it. Our server was excellent, wish I could remember her name to shoutout. The portions were more generous than I expected for the price and everything was flavorful and well-prepared. Ok, I did get their fauxito mocktail and it tasted like pure rose’s lime juice but that was a minor player in what was otherwise a great experience.
  27. R

    Reviewer55

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As my lunch companion remarked, how great it is to be in a restaurant where everyone is so obviously having a wonderful time!]
  29. N

    Nate

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I always love Cafe Degas. Never a bad meal. The ravioli was superb, swimming in butter, and the salad nicoise (sp?) was tops. The tuna was perfectly cooked, and a nice peppery cover. The onion soup was typically good. Loved the service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyable lunch with friends. Drinks were wonderful. Best dish of the day was the Frozen Lemon Pie!
  31. MO

    MatthewO

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    the food exceeded already high expectations. The pate plate was the standout of the evening, much larger than I thought it would be and all the selections were incredibly delicious, especially with a bit of caramelized garlic with each bite.
  32. CD

    ClareD

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday at their Sunday brunch. From the moment we arrived it was wonderful - from the hostess to the waiter and service. The food was delicious and the desserts were outstanding. Can’t wait to return for dinner!
  34. JC

    JoelC

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Degas never cease to impress. We took out -of-town guests for brunch and they raved about the food and excellent service. Our favorite New Orleans restaurant!
  35. CR

    CynthiaR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was lacking and food was not to the standard of past experiences.
  36. A

    Annabelle

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always reserve a table at Cafe Degas everything I visit New Orleans. The atmosphere is charming and the staff are very attentive. The food is excellent!
  37. RW

    RobiW

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Exceedingly noisy but then again, Friday night. Service was hit and miss but I am glad they are open and thriving. Like most NOLA restaurants, they are doing their best. I appreciate it very much.
  38. RH

    RichardH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cordial atmosphere with friendly and professional wait staff. The food was delicious! A nice perk is the 30% discount on a bottle of wine on Thursdays. We will definitely be back!
  39. S

    Suzanne

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menus of entree items was more limited than it used to be, so I didn’t have quite as many options that I was interested in.
  40. SJ

    StevenJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places but we had one Niçoise salad which one guest couldn’t eat. My dish had undercooked fish and overcooked vegetables. A rare miss for still one of my favorite places.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Degas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 945-5635.

Cafe Degas is rated 4.6 stars by 2186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon St.

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed, Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Joe Turley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 945-5635

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events either by buying out the restaurant or using the space on a closed day or time. Please contact info@cafedegas.com with any inquiries.

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