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Cafe Degas

4.6
4.6
2289 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 48 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 2,289 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • New Orleans

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. D

    Dottie

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful cafe, awesome and relaxed ambiance! Good incredible…especially the French Onion Soup!!
  2. AH

    AustinH

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice experience, Duck was done well
  3. RM

    RitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They happen to be close to home but I would drive across town for their brunch! Awesome food - great wine (even the house wine is excellent) s service is first class and no - I’m not a relative! They got the review they earned!!! Love them!
  4. r

    robins504

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved the mussels, had the grilled vegetables instead of the fries and they were a bit overdone but the mussels had an au jus/broth with them that probably had fennel and some other aromatics cooked in it that were just fabulous. our server was also amazing.
  5. BA

    BradA

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wonderful and attentive waitstaff, great ambience.
  6. SS

    SandraS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Every aspect.
  7. A

    Andi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful as usual. One of my favorite places to in New Orleans
  8. K

    Kwkw

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Gustavo is a fantastic server. Love this place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They accommodated out group of 16 beautifully. Everything was delicious!
  10. JH

    JudithH

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was wonderful!
  11. AB

    AmyB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a fabulous Thanksgiving Eve dinner here - wonderful meal, yummy cocktails, great service, lively atmosphere. So glad we found this!
  12. K

    Kristen

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite date night restaurants in New Orleans.
  13. KD

    KevinD

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten here many times over the years Sunday night was the first time in a while and we were not disappointed food was Top Notch. Mussels some of the best we've ever had.Waiter Rene was great not once did we have to look for him he was always there when needed
  14. GF

    GinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Rene', was a delightful part of this experience. He explained the dishes beautifully and with enthusiasm! Cafe' Degas has long been a favorite of mine. I have enjoyed many meals and made happy memories there. I always love the French Onion soup and the featured ice creams. We had the pork crepes with an egg on top as entrees and were very pleased.
  15. GS

    GayS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great in every way!
  16. NO

    NOBS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service. 10/10!
  17. V

    Victoria

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you bring a jacket, request to sit outside for a more intimate experience . The heaters are great, the lights are beautiful, service was phenomenal
  18. HH

    HHdines

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Degas is always a pleasure. The food and drinks are top notch and the service is always perfect.
  19. CW

    CliftonW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Trout was incredible, duck dish was slightly salty, but tasty. Pate was a miss in my opinion as it was very stiff and grainy. Overall great meal, fantastic cocktails, but get the recommendation of the server for apps! I wish I had.
  20. P

    Pete

    New Orleans

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service.
  21. BB

    BillyBurk

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delightful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Meat Board Plate should have been returned by it’s Jill
  23. c

    caroll

    New Orleans

    142 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We love Cafe Degas and always bring out of towners to the best French bistro in New Orleans.
  24. b

    bas49

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charming Bistro The atmosphere and service were excellent. The food is very good, but the escargot were way too small. Nonetheless, the overall experience, especially in good weather, is excellent.
  25. JH

    JerryH

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Definitely will return and recommend to everyone!
  26. RS

    RalphS

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasurable experience. Rachael always provides great and pleasant service.
  27. MM

    MoMo

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a romantic and classic spot for a nice meal! Delicious food always, friendly service, and fantastic drinks... escargot is a highlight!!
  28. WC

    WesC

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Service was minimal. First time to eat here. Didn’t see or taste anything that compels me to return.
  29. S

    Spacee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very excellent time. Food was incredible and the service was great!
  30. T

    Tys623

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t been to Cafe Degas in years but decided to visit with friends from out of town. Everyone had a phenomenal time. Escargot & mussels were exceptional as expected especially with bread to soak up the juices. Bottle of red was perfect to pair with. Will return soon!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved our server, Rene, who was not only very competent, but also lighthearted and fun.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience can’t wait to visit again!
  33. H

    Harahan

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Cafe Degas for almost 20 years. It is always enjoyable. Love the food and drinks. We really enjoy the atmosphere. Kudos!!
  34. JC

    JohnC

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seated immediately, thank you OpenTable for the reservation, great service and always works glad to have an account. Food, ambience, service, etc all very good, will return for the Brunch and/or dinner, very enjoyable dining experience
  35. CF

    ChrisF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food and amazing service! One of the best dining experiences in our lives!
  36. MM

    MonaM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cafe is so charming and the food is cooked and presented perfectly. It's a very happy place. Although it was crowded, it felt quite cozy.
  37. E

    Easf

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breezy Oct 29, 2022… leaves falling, Sat by sidewalk. Felt like France. Server, Renee, prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable,. Brandy milk punch, crab salad, onion soup , duck crepe, floating meringue dessert! All Devine and served professionally ! WILL be back!!!
  38. AS

    AnnetteS

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Degas is always lovely. Great food, service and ambiance.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Cafe Degas.
  40. SM

    SkyeM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This group of friends always gets together at Cafe Degas because it is always a treat. The ambiance cannot be beat, the food is consistently delicious, and the service is unfailingly gracious. Our server on this particular visit was especially cheerful, helpful, and cheeky (in a good way!).

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 2289 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 48 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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