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Cafe Degas

4.7
1812 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We are offering a Prix Fixe Menu for New Year's Eve. There are 5 courses and a glass of sparkling wine for $90 . No other menu will be available.

What 1812 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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JefferyH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been visiting Cafe Degas for years and it never disappoints!!

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MattH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, somewhat funky, neighborhood cafe with a happy vibe. We started with the pate plate and moved on to steak frites and grilled swordfish. Excellent, homey French cooking. A lovely contrast to the hyped up and often disappointing restaurants of the French Quarter.

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MichieB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great wine menu. Enjoyed every bite and sip.

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MelindaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Love the beautiful garden like atmosphere, superb service and the food is always consistently excellent!!!

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Paul
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience as always. Lunch table outside was great!

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NOLAMuncher
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. Each person in my party of 4 ordered different appetizers, entrees and deserts and we all wished we could have eaten them all. Service was top notch.

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vipNana
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always trifecta of atmosphere, food and service!

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OlgaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

we had a nice lunch outside. food was very good. i would recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience!
Great food, great ambiance, and great service. This restaurant is consistently amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re slowly getting back into eating out again and the Cafe Degas, an old favorite, is our second outing. I had a squash sweet potato soup and a lovely roasted beat salad. My husband enjoyed the grits and grillades. Both of us enjoyed our cocktails. It’s good to be back!

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JamieH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food - server was wonderful although there were a few communication problems with the second-tier staff. Our server comped one of the glasses of wine that were delayed. SO MANY wonderful new additions to the menu. Don't miss the crab salad.

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viplilbanjo
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, reliable and top-notch service. Wednesday are a dream with wonderful music

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CynthiaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite celebration locations. The food is excellent, the service is attentive without hovering, and the environment is casual. Love it!

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DavidP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Elizabeth, was wonderful. She was very helpful and friendly. We will return to Cafe Degas for both the food and the great service provided by Elizabeth.

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BranNOLA
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience is SO Special here! Love Cafe Degas! We’d never been to Brunch, only Dinner, so we were glad they have really excellent options. I loved the quiche. Crepes were super good too. We are going back for Brunch ASAP!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the city. Great atmosphere, great service, and amazing French food!

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GretchenB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You, open table, told me I could not eat at 12 o’clock I could only eat at 11:45. That was not true in the lease they had only four tables of people at 11:45 and only four tables of people at 12:30 there were at least 12 or more empty tables the entire time we were there so telling me I had to be there 1145 was rude. That was you not the restaurant.

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vipI10driver
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service. Love this place.

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Timmy
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious. Server was kind, attentive, efficient and pleasant .

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place to eat

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Drstuff
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and perfect outdoor dining!!

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DebJ
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe at Cafe Degas.
Waitstaff are personable & attentive.
Kitchen does listen to customers request even on a busy Friday night.
By far one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans.

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PattyK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best thing about Cafe Degas is the ambiance…no, it’s probably the pate board, well maybe it’s the mussels or the delicious desserts. I give it 5 stars for the overall dining experience with superb food, service, and value. I actually was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

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AnnGNOLA
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Degas! Everything was delicious. The muscles were small in size but still very good. The rack of lamb, The duck and the hanger steak were great!

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alison
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful meal in a wonderful place

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner experience!!

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12345eat
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere

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marh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. One if my most favorite restaurants

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Ricrod
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, wonderful meal

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SGLapin
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and waiter were just fabulous!

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vipBobby
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful house turned into a restaurant. Good food, service. Nice and quaint.

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
94 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always a delight. We tried the cheese board with a mix of cheese and pate. FABULOUS! So much so that the table next to us decided to order it as well!
Our waiter, “BC” set the perfect tone of “welcome” and “fun”. It was a delightful evening with good food and friends and a venue that is so comfortable and has great food and service. One of our favorites year after year for get togethers with friends and family.

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RedStickRefugee
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since Covid, and boy, they haven't lost a step. Food, service, ambiance--already planning on going back. Adrian was a great server, and his recommendations were spot on. Do your date a favor and take them to Degas.

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BengtH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just fantastic. Great salads. Excellent entrees. Super desserts. Nice people

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JosephB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true gem of NOLA cuisine. I love everything about Cafe Degas. Can't wait to go back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant and tasty brunch in a charming environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a good experience. Food was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Cafe Degas is one of my favorite restaurants. The outdoor seating is so lovely especially at night. The food is always spectacular.
I highly recommend the French onion soup and Hanger steak and frites. The Vichyssoise (Chilled Potato and Leek Soup) was the best I ever had! Super creamy, flavorful and refreshing.
The escargot is divine.
If you have room for dessert, definitely try the Floating island!!
My only complaint is, the service. My last server was very friendly but would disappear, which had me leaving my table to go looking for her for water refills, condiments ect. The server before that was a bit snippy (I understand we all have bad days but leave it at home please).
The restaurant itself is absolutely charming and the food is fantastic, I will definitely be going back.

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vipGKJ504
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas was great as usual. The red snapper was delicious and the French ambiance was magnifique!

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 1812 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.