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Cafe Degas

4.8
1874 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 1874 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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ScarletK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new waitress was phenomenal! She was prompt, attentive but not overbearing, available when needed, knowledgeable of the menu and her pronunciation was beautiful. :)

Scarlet

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just having Sunday dinner out. We love to come to Café Degas it is always delicious service is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and enjoyable dining experience!

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BarbaraAnn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far exceeded our expectations! Excellent service, delicious food and well priced. Really lovely place.

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DarrylP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time Ambience was terrific, beautiful day, outside. Food prices were better than expected. There were 5 at our table we had appetizers, entrees, and desserts. All were excellently prepared. Our server was very knowledgeable and very helpful.
Great meal, great prices, great service. We will be back!

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ClareD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always! So glad to have Gustavo back. He and the entire staff were pure joy.

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vipMaxzan
Puerto Vallarta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Muy buen lugar, un poco lejos si te estás quedando por el área de Bourbon St. Sin duda lo recomiendo.

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Hank
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

It was probably the worst and poorest presentation of our salad nicoise!
Looked like the salad came out of the box from Costco. The hunks of potatoes unappetizing. The beans all 5 of them ( we think there were 5?) did not appear fresh.
If we served this and presented as yours we would be embarrassed and so should you!
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knw1
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Degas is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is always good. The atmosphere is so pleasant and the service is friendly.

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RalphS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience.

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vipCameo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are back!

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JoelW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an overall phenomenal experience. I choose Cafe Degas because the last time I was there was 32 years ago when my grandmother worked there and the quality hasn’t changed. I highly recommend experiencing this gem in the Crescent City

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vipTipnBits
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, fantastic food plus we were able to visit. We all loved it. Will definitely return.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and great energy--a must!!! Cannot wait to go back!!

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely, intimate restaurant. Elizabeth was a fantastic server, checking on us without being obtrusive. She saw to it our Rose wine was kept ice cold. The escargot was served with a sublime sauce. My friend had the Hanger steak and raved about it. I had the veal cutlet served in a very tasty Charon sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with a dinner at Cafe Degas. It was 5 star all the way. The food was excellent, the staff all very friendly and good at what they do. The music was perfect and the ambiance was sublime. We will be back! Thank you Cafe Degas for making our anniversary very special.

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5eaux4girl
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb presentation of generous portions of gems like lamb chops, oyster salad, mussels. Proof of vaccination required, bravo!
Lovely evening, charming eclectic ambience and savvy service.

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SHELLYL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical! Excellent food and service! Ambience is lovely.

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Allygator
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was disappointing in regards to seasoning and complexity. Not their usual higher standards and not worth the $$.

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john
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quaint brunch! Food was fantastic and able to accommodate my wife aversion to gluten. Sat sidewalk side and had a wonderful experience. Will definitely go back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food!

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vipAnnabelle
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is one of our favorite dining spots in New Orleans. The service is superior and the atmosphere is unique and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Atmosphere is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGumboqueen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
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

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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
7 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.

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 1874 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.