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Cafe Degas

4.7
1692 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1692 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Julie
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but was VERY VERY hot
Need better and more fans

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Ricrod
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Cafe Degas!

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MargaretF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was most exceptional! She added pleasure to our experience. ⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Degas never disappoints… we ordered the escargot, which by far, is THE best I’ve ever had. I dined on the Drum fish, which was grilled and served with potatoes and asparagus. It was cooked to perfection! My husband ordered the pork chop, and he loved it, too. I highly recommend the Lemon Ice Box Pie for dessert followed by some Chartreuse Vert. It was the perfect end to a perfect evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is a 35 year old New Orleans culinary gem on Esplanade Ave. The service and food were nothing short of first class. The ambiance was intimate yet tropical, giving you the feeling of being one with nature. The outdoor dinning was comfortable thanks to personalize, table centric A/C units.

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Angela
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. It was the perfect place for a leisure lunch with a nice cocktail!

JR
JenRandolph
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special anniversary dinner while vacationing in New Orleans. The vibe was great, service was top notch and food was excellent. We enjoyed everything about this dining experience. The rack of lamb was AMAZING!

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gvdwitt
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to desserts everything was over the top flavorful. The escargot and the mushroom/crawfish ravioli were delicious; lamb rack was prepared perfectly as were the roasted veggies and sauce sides, fried soft shell crab was fresh and served over a watermelon radish salad that was a great combo of flavors. Lemon pie and the banana pistachio cake were both delicious. Service was not rushed, but well timed. Definitely will return!

JM
vipJimM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old favorite, back open again for lunch on the weekend. Super friendly, professional service by Tyler. We had crepes, onion soup and quiche, all excellent.

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Pinkie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Cafe Degas for many years....never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Everything was perfect

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BrandonB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. I’m so glad to finally get to go again

JA
JANB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful french menu with excellent service. The food is delicious.

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vipNana
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite anytime restaurant! ❤️❤️❤️

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vipJohnH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This restaurant was always one of my favorite stops on my trips to NOLA. I don’t know if they have a new chef, but the food was not as good as in previous visits. The salad Nicoise was not prepared in their usual terrific style ,instead now slathered with a mayonnaise dressing, not tasty or appealing. Also missed their delicious French bread, now replaced with a flavorless roll. The service remained high though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Great ambiance for date night. Server was not knowledgeable and seemed over his head. Restaurants are having difficulty hiring and getting back into swing if things so I don’t want to be too critical. I would definitely go back!

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emmao
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was a blend of quirky and romantic, very French. Overall very charming, and the food was great. They also have an excellent cocktail menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere! Very fun

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HouseTiger
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the atmosphere at Cafe Degas. The food and service are always reliable.

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JackieL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The lamb chops were amazing, and so was the restaurant environment. The service and other food needs a bit of work.
Fun experience!

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Britt
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

So disappointing, good was cold and soggy. We wanted to ask the chef questions that the waiter couldn't answer but he refused to talk to us.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! It is a jewel in NOLA. Service and food are exceptional; totally recommended.

MB
vipMemphisBob
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we loved this quaint little neighborhood restaurant - definitely a favorite with the locals

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and waiter was very knowledgeable !

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frog
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

A delightful experience and we really enjoyed the food!

OG
vipOscarG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful except for our table was adjacent to the work station! Birdseye view of the dishwasher and salad and pastry chef at work! As well as every dish scraped by the wait staff. Despite a reservatipn for our anniversary!

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JanetG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious menu, great ambiance. A must if you only have a few nights in New Orleans.

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LeahL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience dining out since pre-covid, we were very comfortable in the space. Service & food were great. We love the ambiance at Cafe Degas!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first luncheon out with my friends since Covid. I felt safe the food was outstanding our waiter was very accommodating. I would not hesitate to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant a breath of fresh air in a bustling city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I met my son’s girlfriend for the first time Sunday at Cafe Degas. She was lovely and so was the ambience and the food at Cafe Degas.

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AnneG
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Degas is my favorite place to brunch. The ambiance and food is always fantastic, service was impeccable and I love the people who dine there on the weekends. You almost always see someone you haven't seen in a while and everyone is smiling. Good vibes and a great way to spend a Sunday.

MP
vipMichelleP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The sewage and water board broke a water main and shut off the water so we were turned away because of it. I was so disappointed because we had a birthday/engagement lunch. I voiced my disappointment and wondered why no one called me. The hostess screamed in my face that she wasn’t going to get paid so it wasn’t just my problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and atmosphere.

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RobynN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat - garden-like atmosphere, attentive service, delicious food!

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vipb8sics
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had an amazing birthday dinner, underwhelmed by dessert but the overall vibe was excellent!

MD
MequonDiner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was just so so. Must have lost their chef that gave them high ratings.

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MichelleF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outside tables - beautiful! Ambiance a plus! The wine selection is spectacular. The mussels (from PEI) were humongous & tender with a very good "sauce."

Wish the waiter hadn't (I think) forgotten about us /to take our order! Busy night. Wish the fried soft shell crab had been cooked thoroughly. The frying batter tasted great, though.

Apart from that, fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was t ty ke best yet on this trip! Service was awesome and friendly. We had a great experience!

FAQs

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

Cafe Degas is rated 4.7 stars by 1692 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Degas does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafedegas.com/gift-shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.