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Cafe Degas

4.7
1741 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 1741 people are saying
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is always a delightful experience! Quintessential New Orleans food and ambiance. I’m a local and always bring out of town guests to dine here.

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JonasO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great, the service was great and the Onion Soup was fantastic.

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NanciaS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A positively delightful brunch experience! The service was so warm and welcoming. Brady was fantastic! The food was so wonderful, and the ambience so charming. We will definitely be back!

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Abby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (who's name escapes me- he is the one that makes the soaked cherries used for the old fashioned--which are fire..) was amazing! wonderful suggestions through and through. I highly recommend cafe degas for a date night or intimate gathering with close friends or family, the ambiance is just magnetic. The food was wonderful- you can tell the chef works with what is fresh in the area/seasonaly. They timed everything pretty well- the only ONLY issue we had was in between courses other waiters would bring the food with the table full of dirty dishes/no room. but besides this one small thing- everything was great! Get the lamb...and the meat/cheese board...

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vipNicoleR
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! Food was exceptional, service excellent and atmosphere wonderful. My wine pairing was perfect!

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vipMerg
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I thought it has missed a step since my last visit. The onion soup was weak> and the Fish portion was small.

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LisaR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great service from Sebastian. Love the mussels.

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SallyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Cafe Degas! Makes me feel I’m back in Paris!❤️

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Love! Food, service, atmosphere. Will be back!!

GK
vipGKJE
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Front patio covered is cramped and crowded. Servers all pleasant but not to be found after meal arrived

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LynnO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and meal. Unfortunately, a massive storm took the power out before we finished, but it’s still one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently very good. Atmosphere always pleasant.

GG
vipGabbyG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t get served after 20 minutes of seating and after trying to get a waitress. Very disappointing.

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kew9
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Usually when Notifying celebrating birthday, you get dessert. Nothing was mentioned. Also, after overhearing server at another table that Thursdays was a discount on wine, I asked server and she said oh yes it’s 30 percent off. We were not informed about this, however did buy a bottle to go with30 percent off.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Service (Brady) EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!!

KT
KayTee
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always!! LOVED the trout —perfectly cooked and our server was fun and adorable. We were there for parents anniversary and he made them feel special.

AM
AnneM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bastille Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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David
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner of good food in a casual atmosphere filled with romantic ambience. We shared appetizers that included a pate plate and escargot. For entrees I had the hangar steak cooked perfectly at medium rare while my wife was a bit disappointed that the rack of lamb ordered medium was underdone but tasty nonetheless. Add in two bottles of wine moderately priced and we were plenty full for less than $200 plus tip. It was past 9:30pm and thus the Cafe was out of creme brûlée. Server was great with pleasant conversation to end a very nice dining experience. We’ll bring our two teenagers next visit and skip the wine at a similar cost.

JC
vipJanC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Burnt food. Poor service. Was told it was authentic French restaurant-NOT! Terrible place, too bad for our first experience in New Orleans!

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vipEddy
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is one of the better values I have come across. The food was all delicious and the portion sizes are generous. The setting is rustic and very different from most modern places which was a wonderful change. The flavors were classic French and the execution was excellent.

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vipConcierge
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and Outstanding

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Sarah
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Degas many times, and this was one of my tippy top experiences there. It was literally perfect. I have never cleaned my app, entree, and dessert like that before! Service, food, and ambiance (as always) was superb. One of my favorite restaurants, and I am lucky because it is just up the road. Also, bc Covid, quality has understandably been inconsistent across the board. Degas, however, does not suffer from this. Consistent as ever!

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vipCharlesH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our waitress brought 4 appetizers at once. That was our whole meal. The pasta was luke warm. This used to be our favorite restaurant.

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Outandabout
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always found Cafe Degas to be a top choice for us over what is many decades now. Never been disappointed.

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NolaLady
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have always enjoyed dining at Café Degas but my brunch experience fell short of the dining experiences I have had before. My friend very much enjoyed her order of mussels followed by the brunch crepe. I ordered Eggs Benedict and will definitely not do that again. The Hollandaise was thin and only mildly flavorful. The English muffins were woefully over cooked and hard around the edges. I had trouble cutting through with a knife. The ham/Canadian bacon slice was almost see through and again, so overcooked. A disappointing meal for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Lively atmosphere, delicious authentic French cuisine, excellent wine and top notch service! Highly recommend.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Cafe Degas. It was as good as always!

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Anon
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, without question, my absolute favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

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vipsdvance
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was excellent, classic French cuisine prepared with care and quality ingredients. In a city where most French food is a fusion of creole/Cajun (which is also great) — it was so nice to find a classic French restaurant that brought me back to Paris. Best moules frites I have ever had, escargot was amazing, and the duck confit is a must try. Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was perfect. The ambiance is so cute too! Cannot wait to return.

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VictoriaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Beautiful food and excellent service…the best neighborhood gem our city as to offer. Don’t skip out on the lemon ice box pie. Actually, just order one of every dessert to cover all the bases!

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vipLakeOaksFoodie
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very disappointing.

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vipfrankiec
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was very warm inside and the food was just ok.

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DenisM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our food at Cafe Degas was excellent, but the portions were on the small side. Wine list was good without being too expensive. Service was good, I had to call the server only once. Tables are a bit too close, you have to talk over your neighbors, so the whole restaurant is noisy. Parking is on the street, but space was easy to find. The "open table" menu is not particularly good valve - essentially you get a free desert - you are better to choose from the good a la Carte menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great love the tree in the restaurant

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BillieB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant, we come from all parts of the city and beyond to meet here. The muscles with fries are outstanding.

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Professor
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambience is fun - food was excellent - we have gone here regularly for years, and we are delighted to see it roar back after the Pandemic shut downs and adjustments.

JA
JohnA
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience

MC
MelissaC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great , along with the food and ambiance!

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 1741 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.