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Cafe Degas

4.7
1651 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
What 1651 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobearH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I believe they get overwhelmed with Mother’s Day.
Food and service were not at their usual excellent level

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mua2019
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! Great Mothers day. Mussels were perfect!

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Calgal
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a favorite. They had a brunch menu vs a lunch menu on a Saturday which is not my favorite. Nevertheless I ate too much and sadly did not have room for their fantastic Chambord cake. Wish they had not pulled the plastic down over the patio dining area as it was a gorgeous day. Consistently good. Great little French restaurant in an interesting neighborhood. Highly recommend.

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vipsdug
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Hostess tried to seat us at a table we are flies were gathering. I asked to be moved and her response was it’s summertime what do you expect. We did sit at another table and there were no flies. In the past Café Degas had the best quiche I’ve ever tasted. On this day the quiche was over cooked and over seasoned. I will definitely think twice before celebrating another Mother’s Day here

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an overall wonderful time. The food was delicious and our server was wonderful. We were seated very close to a rather loud party which made it a bit hard to hear each other.

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apw9
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique charming restaurant with great pate plate, cheese board, and wine.

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vipfoodlovers
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day, wonderful service, and delicious food. What could be better?! We sat outside and had a lovely bottle of wine, shared the pate plate(delicious), a yummy salad, and the special soft shell crab. Always love Degas.

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Velocity
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was a complete let down. It was undercooked, poorly seasoned and over priced. Very disappointing.

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KathrynM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely fabulous. We were lucky enough to bring some things home... Yummy leftovers are the best treat.

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FredM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Ate here before on a field trip in high school. Lamb chops were outstanding and all vegetables were fresh. Love how waiters address you in French as well.

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vipNiColel
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

JM
JohnM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun place for a casual outing.
Food is above average

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DebJ
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Updated Reno look works.
Loved the expanded specials on the menu.
Chef was spot on..
Waitperson could have done a better job with service.
One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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vipcaroll
New Orleans
138 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Cafe Degas. It is a uniquely New Orleans experience. The food is aways exceptional. It is very much an alfresco dinning experience only you're actually under roof with air conditioning.

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vipJannineS
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music after party- always a romantic evening

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vipLocalTreasure
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. The place to be for great food, drink and atmosphere.

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vipfoodcritic
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Poor and slow service

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Runner6655
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, everyone ordered something different and each was tastier than the next. Service was excellent, Brianna was on the ball. Fun night. Would definitely recommend.

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HouseTiger
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is well-prepared, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is hard to find in other cities.

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jackalope
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Veal entree was excellant,and the steak was very consistant.

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vipAmyS
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Cafe Degas. It is the most romantic restaurant in the city.

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vipDuaineD
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delightful setting. They are struggling with Service during the pandemic like most. The Jazz Trio on Wednesday night is delightful.

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MelissaD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go for both small plates and full meals. Service and food are both great!

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alison
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas never disappoints. It's the restaurant that has it all...amazing food and ambiance.

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LisaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is a gem. Handled our large group well. Food is always incredible and service was outstanding. Recommend the French Onion soup & moules-frites.

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Tanya
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought my parents for dinner who were visiting from out of town and they absolutely loved it. Great service, ambience & food. Loved all the food options and flavors.

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Tuslove
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A real favorite.
1st date, so I forgot the onion soup!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service are the best! We celebrated the life of a great poet and friend whose favorite restaurant was Cafe Degas. It’s ours, too!

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viplilbanjo
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas is perhaps the most authentic french bistro in New Orleans and is always consistently good!

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foodeee
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, charcuterie plate was a treat. Good cocktails before dinner and beautiful entrees.

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vipKenD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice on a beautiful day. Good food, wine and atmosphere

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SaraS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon. Although the restaurant is on a fairly busy street, the traffic was not overly noisy. The food (quiche Lorraine, salade nicoise, creme brulee) was delicious, and the whole experience was very pleasant.

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RayW
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas feels like a special little place that just makes you feel good. Cheers!

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Eric
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food as always. Everything is so fresh and properly portioned.

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zorro23
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Predictable, good quality food at a reasonable price. Very good service. We had eggs benedict, moules et frits, crawfish quiche, escargot... all very good to excellent!

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vipCheckingitout
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The atmosphere was awesome; the entrees were mediocre at best.

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MarthaB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to able to dine again!

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ChadC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are amazing. Very romantic atmosphere. Love it!

KB
vipKristinB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, unique place!

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SarahT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. Friendly service, yummy food and great atmosphere.

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 1651 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.