Cafe Degas

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$30 and under
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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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vipRobertW
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-prepared salmon dish for Sunday brunch, always love coming back here.

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craigb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The escargot and pate plate was iIncredible along with a bottle of sencerre. He steak and fries was as usual over the top however the crawfish quiche was not to flavorful. But overall awesome food awesome service.

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NOLArr
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe my favorite restaurant in the city. The server was so warm and friendly.

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vipClaudetteB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Degas never disappoints, you service, food, ambiance remains consistent which is why it continues to be tops on my list. Thank You Luca for your gracious service it was a delightful brunch because of you.

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vipAnnabelle
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our mom so 90th birthday on an exquisite spring afternoon. The food was fabulous and our waiter was attentive and helpful.

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SallyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and delicious food. Great atmosphere! Very chic!

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

Merci Beaucoup. We are so happy you enjoyed, Sally.

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Kajuncook519
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambiance was awesome — food was meh— overvalued!!! Disappointed

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

We are surprised to hear our dishes didn't impress you more. I will message you and try to find out more details of what might have gone wrong.

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vipCoquetteaddict
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food very good as usual. We had a poor waiter. Never saw him from the delivery of our food until he brought the check. Needless to say, the tip was commensurate.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

Oh no, we hate to here this happened to you. Merci for your feedback. I will message you for more details. We definitely want to resolve this issue.

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vipTylerA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oldie but a goodie! Cafe Degas's food is always delightful and its atmosphere is consistently charming.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

Merci, Tyler.

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vipVilleFranche
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent venue and food. Great location. Enjoyed meal. Will come back.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

There's nothing we love to hear more. Reviens bientôt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food, marvelous service.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

Merci Beaucoup!

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Julie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Cafe Degas never disappoints! The hanger steak meal is always delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and were delightfully surprised with a candle in the creme brûlée. We shared a bottle of the St. Emillion Bordeaux and it was exquisite!

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

Merci for your kind words, Julie, and for spending your special day with us.

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AMERK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we felt welcome! It was like we were transported to a peaceful oasis. The restaurant was intimate, tables comfortably spaced, service was paced perfectly. We had reservations, and waited less than a few minutes to be seated after we arrived.
We had dinner on a Wednesday evening so had our choice of the pre-fix menu (3-course) or the regular menu. My husband decided to try something from the pre-fix menu. You can choose your appetizer, entree, and dessert from the day's selections; he chose a seared pork dinner and flash-fried frog legs for his appetizer. I ordered off the regular menu and chose the wonderful La Salade de choux de Bruxelles (brussels sprouts salad) and the L’onglet de Boeuf (steak). What wonderful flavors!! We had a slice of cake for dessert with a cup of coffee.
The meal was delicious and cooked to perfection. Prices were reasonable for the food we were served. Our food without drinks cost about $35 for each of us.
We would love to return again on our next trip to New Orleans!

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 13, 2020

We adore your lovely description of your dinner with us. Merci Beaucoup and we look forward to your next visit.

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AnitaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious.

The trout was a special on the menu. It was “heavenly”. When my fork pierced the first bite my mouth started to water because I knew it was cooked perfectly by the feel of it. I had not even tasted it yet... which was wonderful

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 4, 2020

We are so happy to hear we made you happy, Anita. Merci Beaucoup.

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KennethS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One great place amoung some of the greatest restaurants in the New Orleans area. Don't miss it. You won't be disappointed.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 4, 2020

Merci Kenneth for your very kind words.

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vipBB50
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

While we still miss the pan-fried veal which the restaurant previously offered (other diners near us during our recent visit expressed similar misgivings), we very much enjoy Cafe Degas, its menu, service and ambiance. The food pricing is very fair and the restaurant is extremely courteous when it comes to splitting dishes and adjusting to special requests. The atmosphere is superb, particularly when you can get a table on the front terrace to enjoy a great view of the Esplanade Ave. neighborhood.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 4, 2020

Merci Beaucoup, for your review, feedback, and long time patronage. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French food got the French onion soup and there hanger steak and fries.

Theres a tree in the middle of the restaurant

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci Beaucoup.

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SallyI
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Cafe Degas. Such a lovely setting, attentive service, delicious food.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci Beaucoup, Sally. We love serving you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great location and concept just not enough to lure back this solo, female traveler.

I love French food yet found theirs rather flat. I ordered the crab salad which had ample crab but the dressing was lackluster. I complemented my meal with asparagus which again was ample and perfectly cooked but lacked real flavor. I don’t usually add salt to food but needed to enhance it with both salt and pepper.

The waitress seemed rather flighty, example being I asked for a glass of their Fume Blanc which she replied, “we don’t have a Pouilly-Fuisse.” Not sure how that got lost in translation. I also asked about the Mirliton soup, being unfamiliar, she said it was Cajun but really couldn’t properly describe all the ingredients. I later researched it and based on what I read, may have ordered it.

I’m normally willing to sit and eat at the bar, but theirs has only four stools which were occupied by a group of men, so don’t count on that as a possible option.

Lastly the tables are so close together, when the waiter was serving people to my left, he had his whole backside encroaching my table, that’s just not appropriate in any restaurant let alone a nicer place.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci for your feedback. We are sorry you didn't have a more perfect experience. We do hope you'll give us another chance when you're back in town so we can have a chance to really impress you next time.

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Letseatout
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely perfect as always, but this is actually first time service was not good. Surprised us.
But we will continue to eat there, it’s wonderful 😀

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci for your continued support. I will message you to get more info about your server. We'd definitely like to know more.

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CzeCze
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I like this place. I have been here before and remembered the food being better; however, maybe it was just what I ordered this time don’t get me wrong my was good. I love the restaurant l, the way it’s set up, feel very european and unique yet not pretentious. The server was French and attentive right up until the end when we were ready to pay. Servers when your customer is ready to pay be quick to process it because that means they are ready to leave. Overall a very good experience.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci for your feedback CzeCze. We are happy to hear you still love us.

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vipVictoriaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best neighborhood restaurants for weekday dining to special occasions. The food is always delicious and staff is delightful. Warm + welcoming vibes every time we have a been there.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci for your kind words, Victoria.

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vipDiner27
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite lunch spots. Never disappoints.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

There's nothing we love to hear more. Merci.

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LouLou
Boise
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci, LouLou.

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vipAngie
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Would eat there again. Service was excellent.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci, Angie. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed us.

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PeterM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Degas has a charm unique in the city. The food was great and the wait person was spot on with her reconnendations.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

We are so happy to hear it, Peter. Merci.

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STEPHENC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We dine at Café Dégas regularly. It’s in the neighborhood and we love it. For Valentine’s Day we were upset. We ran a surf and turf special for $42. We got a very flat overcooked tough steak and a very small lobster tail. It really wasn’t worth the price we paid. The food is always excellent but this was not up to any standards. We will, of course, return but this left a bad taste in my mouth. If you’re going to run a specialOn a holiday. You better make sure it’s worth ordering

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Hi Stephen, we hate to hear you were disappointed. We apologize and we appreciate you and your loyalty. I will message you to try to get more information.

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, enjoyed the Valentine Brunch, very relaxing and great service.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 17, 2020

Merci for spending your Valentine's with us.

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PaulS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with specials for Valentines Day. Very attentive server. Food was fantastic especially the charcuterie board.

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci Beaucoup!

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ctd70122
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great romantic spot for date night. Food is always great!

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 17, 2020

Merci Beaucoup.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is hands down my favorite place to every year. Service and food are both impeccable. Every time I try something new in fact this time I learned about their New Year’s Eve spécial and that the locally source product 💗💗

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 17, 2020

Merci Beaucoup. We are so happy to hear we keep you coming back.

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Jan5
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch, service and food were outstanding!

Cafe Degas
Responded on March 1, 2020

Merci Beaucoup, Jan.

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vipMaryM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was a bit disappointing. We had a party of 5 and one’s appetizer was forgotten and requested coffee at the end of the meal was not served.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

Merci, Mary for your kind review and please accept our apologies for our slipups. We hope you will come back again soon and it will be perfect.

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DebJ
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once again Cafe Degas outdid themselves.
Ordered Off the special menu, delicious pork chop with a parsnip purée, haricot string beans, green apple glaze that was absolutely marvelous.
Their kitchen has really stepped up by presenting some awesome entrees.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

Merci Beaucoup, Deb. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was good… Ambience was good, value good… Service was okay.. waiter was a bit slow in getting drinks out etc.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

Merci for the feedback. We're glad to hear you liked the food and ambiance.

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KarenW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had people in from out of town. Food was great. Bathroom accommodations not so great.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

Merci, Karen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A meal at Cafe Degas is like stepping into French bistreaux anywhere in France! The indoor outdoor feel is charming and comfortable. The menu is always inviting but I can’t seem to ever order something new because of the way covet the hanger steak and pomme frites. Delicious specials enticed us. The wine list impressed us. The service was attentive and friendly. Always an easy reservation to make when I find out a friend has never been. Bien Joué!

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

Merci for your many kind words. À bientôt

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was extremely fresh!! Great setting but just a little tight. Very romantic.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed.

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vipBill
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is consistently very good and the atmosphere convivial. This great neighborhood jewel could easily be along some avenue in a quiet Parisian neighborhood.

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 13, 2020

Merci. We love how you describe us. À bientôt.

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Maria
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful mini trip to France - every time!!!!!!!!

Cafe Degas
Responded on February 6, 2020

Merci Beaucoup, Maria.

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

Cafe Degas is rated 4.7 stars by 1392 OpenTable diners.

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