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Cafe Degas

4.7
1786 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
What 1786 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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alison
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful meal in a wonderful place

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12345eat
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere

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marh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
25 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
92 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
6 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 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
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChickyJo
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for well-prepared delicious food in a casual atmosphere.

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Jerry
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

J'adore ça, c'est un endroit unique de la ville de la Nouvelle-Orléans

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vipGKJE
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Lovely band, food and drinks all excellent!! Great spot

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved our food and the ambiance, and server were awesome!

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CherylC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest French restaurant in town! Love.y for brunch.

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WilliamH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pate and lump crabmeat salad. Everyone properly masked. We plan to go back

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Tracy
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was not great.

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PeterD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great little spot, we enjoyed the unique designs and little decorative flair. Quiche Lorraine was very fluffy and full of flavor, my wife enjoyed her walnut butter waffle and the amazing fresh whip cream.

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KennethS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i"ve eaten at Cafe Cegas many times and it is always very veru good. The Matini I had was a bit on the watery side. I've had much better, but the overall experience can't be beat.

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STEPHENC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really had an excellent time. There were three couples in our party. At the beginning of service we did ask if the server could separated on three checks but she told us that it wasn’t possible. Check is quite a bit of time to separate the check at the end where she could’ve had a table back. If a guest pass on the front end to split a check, it shouldn’t be that difficult. That was the only thing that was a negative. I’ve been in the restaurant industry over four years. I Go out of my way to accommodate every guest. We were one of the first tables in the restaurant so would not have been that hard to have three separate checks especially if you have a computer system. But I won’t throw on this since everything was absolutely wonderful as usual. The rack of lamb was absolutely divine. Keep up the great work you love having you all in the neighborhood.

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vipNWLAtravelers
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice clean place. White tablecloth, comfortable, interesting menu, all okay. Recommend the sweetbreads, house salad, and redfish. Some of our order was just okay but most was very good

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Gray
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe degas has been so good for so many years. Our waitress was great and funny. The food and wine was amazing. A great relaxing date night place

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and service. The food was disappointing. Appetizers were nice (escargot, beet salad, onion soup). The entrees were a let down. The crawfish and spinach quiche was very salty and inedible. Hangar steak and grilled salmon were ok, but not worth a return visit. Won’t be going back.

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viplilbanjo
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable. The best authentic french bistro in New Orleans

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great, but before you bring the check … ask if anyone wants desert or coffee .

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Nolafille
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Degas has a wonderful French café atmosphere. It is a great place for a leisurely lunch or dinner. The menu has a great selection of French favorites and the wine list is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came as first time diners as part of Coolinary New Orleans. We left as satisfied fans of this small, friendly, quaint neighborhood restaurant with international flair. The food, even from the fixed-price special menu was outstanding and the service, top notch. It was an all together satisfying experience sure to make us want to come back again.

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EarlC
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything 👍
Made for a lovely lunch

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mikes
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My wife and I are regular customers.
My wife ordered salmon and was served wahoo
I ordered lamb and it was served cold
Had to go find a steak knife on my own
Asked waiter if there was any mint jelly for the lamb, he said no, but he had dejon mustard.

No I know things are bad in the industry, but this was really not good

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Jesse
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a very pretty spot. My partner and I loved the look and feel of the restaurant.
The escargot was lovely, but the main courses were a bit challenging with high salt levels throughout.

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vipLizStelz
New Orleans
73 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. First time we had the duck crepe.... outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice!

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vipLynnM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe Degas. We go often on weekend afternoons for the moules frites. Best in town! On the rare occasion I can break away and order something different, everything has been outstanding. Nice staff. Very charming atmosphere.

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Virginia
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we will definitely be going back!

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JohnT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent as always but the waiter was terrible. He did not check to see if anything was needed and we had to look for him to ask for something to drink or refills. We you order desert you should be asked if you would like coffee. Another thing we had to ask for. Maybe this person was not experienced but he should know to at least check back to see if everything is okay or if you may need a drink refill.

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 1786 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.