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Cafe Degas

4.8
1853 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.

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 1853 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing. Service top notch. Food and drinks excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Atmosphere is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Degas has been my favorite restaurant for almost 20 years. ♥️♥️♥️

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vipGumboqueen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very unusual and fun place. Can eat inside or outside.

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vipMoose
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Onion soup was only fair, broth was lacking in flavor. Steak frite-tough meat, more veggies then meat. Wahoo was very good. Very slow bar service. So disappointed

MC
MaryC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas has great service and a really nice atmosphere. The food is consistently good and I love their dessert board! I go there frequently and would highly recommend it to locals and tourists alike!

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Brandi
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love the aesthetic of this place -your literally eating in like a fairy tree house or something. The food is on point & moderately priced. And BC is a damn funny waiter!

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winben
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and staff! Great place to catch up with longtime local friends.

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vipFoodFan
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe Degas for brunch to celebrate my daughter and her fiancée! It was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding!

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Dosh
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always pleasant and a good value. Consistent quality

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MarciS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans! Great food, ambiance, cocktails, and service.

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DeanM
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional except they do not offer separate checks.. that’s hard when you have a larger group of diners.

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vipallaz
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fun place to be , stuff if very pleasant however not very attentive . After we we served we could not find anyone to
Order another glass of beverage until it was time pay .
Food was good arrived on time , my companions enjoyed their rack of lamb . Duck was ok however sides were horrible , purple sweet potato tasted like cardboard
Overall fun place

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vipElfesso
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Too much butter on everything

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool place. Kind of small and very tightly packed but has a ton of character. Great service and fantastic food. Recommend highly!

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viplilbanjo
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch rustic french bistro cuisine. A true neighborhood gem!!!!

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is incredible, service is a little condescending.

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Outandabout
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Cafe Degas. Took an out of town person there for lunch because I know it will be a good experience. Also, I find their prices reasonable compared to some other places of equal level.

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Earl
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Our waiter acted as if he didn't want to be there, or he didn't want us there. I'm not sure. The food came fast and he didn't check when our drinks were low and was less than enthusiastic when we turned down dessert and he had our check at the ready not two seconds later. He wasn't unpleasant and did his job, but that was all. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was pretty cool.

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vipTwo2dine
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night for the wife and I. Food was delicious, the service was great. Wonderful restaurant in Mid City. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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AngelleV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow this established bistro dropped off of our restaurant rotation awhile ago. So we were quite excited when we got to experience the same fabulous authentic French cuisine we recalled from past dining experiences. It’s all correct from the menu to the atmosphere. We are blessed to have a true taste of France right here in our Crescent City.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lots of plants, food was good, area nice. Parking was a little tight, and table was a little small, but overall really nice place. I’d recommend it and go back.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great setting, friendly and professional staff; food needs some freshening up, so may be fine for some people but foodies may want to look elsewhere right now.

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GiseleC
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our Russians who just got off the plane so so happy to experience this great dining in the most amazing atmosphere of the outdoor lighting cafe!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service has gone downhill since COVID. New staff is not like the great staff before COVID, Gustav and the bartender were great before,!

You just feel like a number or that you are at a fast food restaurant. Ambiance is great, music should have been better. This is sad because it is one of the best restaurants in the city for locals. I will go back hopefully service improves.

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Quasilocal
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! French onion soup was wonderful; the grits & grillades were the perfect comfort food for a chilly day. Server Maya was knowledgeable, warm and very informative. What a great place to spend the morning - highly recommended!

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WilliamH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pate and grilladesand gritsWe will come back!

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Sammy
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always exceeds my expectations! Everything was perfect and what you expect from a nice night out for dinner. The food was creative and delicious. We sat on the expanded outside deck area and it was wonderful. All of it topped of by our waiter, Gustave. He was patient, knowledgeable about food and wine pairings and a delight! Will be back more often!

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LadiesJ2
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, spacious, great servuce

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Becca
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was wonderful. The Crawfish ravioli with the dill Buerre Blanc sauce was outstanding! Entrees were a little pricey for the value, and we loved the bread and butter. Should have asked for more. My Steak (with Pomme Frites) was cooked to perfection!

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vipDBrL
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful ambiance. The escargot was delicious, along with the quail salad. The French onion soup would have benefitted from a more robust flavor, but was still yummy. The speckled trout was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb was amazing

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every aspect. Easily the best meal I had in New Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!

DH
vipDeniseH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and fresh just delivered fish!

EC
vipEarlC
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always constant in every respect.

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LauraJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Professional service. Nice atmosphere.

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Selena
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service but I had low-expectations on this aspect going in. It was my partner’s bday and they thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Honestly, I went for the creme brulee and was not disappointed.

FAQs

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

Cafe Degas is rated 4.8 stars by 1853 OpenTable diners.

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.