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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was very good, cooked perfectly and plated nicely. Romantic atmosphere.
I have been patronizing Cafe Degas since the 1980s and I love it. It has had its ups and downs over the years depending on the chef in the kitchen but I am very loyal to the restaurant through thick and thin. Our recent meal there, however, was the most disappointing I have ever had there. I hadn't been there since COVID, but was craving it and went last week. The French Onion soup was not rich, as it usually is. The onions were al dente. It was almost like they opened a carton of Swanson's chicken broth and put some onions in it and a crouton and cheese on top. The bread was different, not the French baguette that we are used to. The food lacked seasoning, particularly, salt. We loved out waiter, but didn't buy his explanation that because the clientele consists of a lot of older people, they don't put any salt or seasoning in the food. This is New Orleans, after all. I am hoping this meal was an anomaly.
Great as always
Four of us went for brunch. Food was outstanding, love the setting but... We had reservations and had to wait 45 minutes for our table. Once we were seated the service was very friendly, and slow. We’ve been to Degas many times and the wait/service problems are unusual. Definitely going back, but maybe for dinner instead of brunch.
Had a fabulous lunch with 2 clients who come in town from Monroe, La.
The ambience, food and service were spot on... can’t wait to go back!
Very nice meal and service.
We celebrated our anniversary and it was simply wonderful. Outdoor dining atmosphere was quaint and felt European. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended
Amazing food, service, and ambiance! Would highly recommend!
Food and service always good
Good was horrible there are out of everything even fries! When we ask they said we limited the menu bec of covid meanwhile the whole place is packed. The menu is downgraded and doesn’t have quality food anymore
Anniversary dinner, sat outside due to weather being so nice and a full moon. Beautiful ambiance and waitress was wonderful and food was great as always. We live in the neighborhood and frequent cafe degas often and never had a bad experience .
This was my first visit to Degas since the pandemic started. The food was excellent as always and I liked how the restaurant was completely open. I’m glad the weather was nice the day I had lunch there.
mussels not as good as I recall; frites not crisp enough.
A great romantic place to eat with exceptional food!
Hadn't been in years. The ambiance and atmosphere is a main reason why I choose this spot. The food has always been consistently good. However, this time I was disappointed in the french onion soup, which I always order. It wasn't as good as I remember. Everything else was great, especially the creme brulee', which I have always said is the best anywhere.
A perfect meal, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Thank you!
The restaurant was closed. My reservation was for noon and I did not receive the message on voice mail until the evening. So we went to the restaurant and found it closed
Wonderful service and great meal!
We sat outside, listening to the live music. Our entrees were delicious and served at the right temperature. We shared a bottle of wine, priced appropriately, some cocktails, desserts and after dinner drinks, all were great. The creme brûlée was excellent.
Our server Sarah was fabulous
Delicious brunch items; service was good & we did not wait very long for our order.
Place never disappoints. Was great
This is one of our favorite places in town.
The early seating at 5:30 let us enjoy the foot traffic on Esplanade, a nice dusk, and get on to a great Ricky Graham play at Rivertown.
Cafe Degas is one the best in New Orleans and one of our favorite. Food always great and service is always spot on.
Perfect open-room dining to celebrate during COVID. We felt safe and enjoyed everything so much.
Food is delicious, but service is spotty. We had to wait on everything we ordered. We went for restaurant week but were not offered the special. We had to ask for it. We waited for refill on wine at least 15 minutes. The escargot was brought without bread. We had to ask for bread twice. By the time it got there, the escargot was cold. I never saw a manager checking on tables or service. We probably will not return. There are too many other great places with much better service. When I pay $144 for 2 people before tip, I expect good service.
We eat here routinely, but not frequently. Over the years the experience is always fantastic and each time, we wonder why we don't go more often!
Their menu is now more limited than pre-Covid.
Server seemed very out of his depth, perhaps very new to his position. He was polite, but whomever his superiors are ought to refresh his training as far as steps of service, ordering, and general demeanor. While I understand that service is very hard when you are wearing a mask, some major issues made my birthday dinner very awkward and sometimes even unpleasant. Dishes were not coursed properly, silverware was not replaced between courses, waters rarely refilled, and when it came time to present my birthday cake, he had absolutely no idea that there even was one. The kitchen did not cut or plate the cake for us, candles were never used. Entree dishes weren’t cleared from the table when the server brought the entire cake out, in its box, and asked if we “wanted to cut it ourselves or...?” Just an incredibly disappointing experience for my 30th birthday.
We had a lovely brunch at Cafe Degas on Sunday. We all had Eggs Benedict with appetizers. Delicious. Great service.
Great! Felt safe!
I absolutely love this place, but I’m not sure what was up with the waiter today. There were very few tables due to restrictions and still we had to go get him a few times and get our own salt/pepper and would have ordered more drinks but he was nowhere to be found or was always with his back towards us. Other tables in the restaurant actually made comments to us also when we had to get up to get our own things about how awful the waiter was. I split the bill with someone who refused to leave more than 15% but I come here all the time so I wound up leaving the difference of my 20% plus theirs. I’ve had this waiter before and he was bad but never this bad. Hopefully he just had a rough night but he’s honestly never great. The food was still good though I don’t find anywhere is the same as it was before COVID. BUt as always the ambiance of this restaurant wins me over and whisks me away to a little tucked away cafe in France. Unless something really egregious happens, this will always be my go to weekend lunch spot.
Cafe Degas is one of our favorite places! It has superb food and lovely ambiance. It’s like a little trip to Paris. The quiche is always delicious!
Had to wait 20 minutes, but at least there were benches outside for the elderly people in the party.
Bloody Mary -AMAZING. French Onion Soup-fabulous! Hangar steak-not all pieces were cooked medium-some overcooked, and veggies were underdone & underseasoned, such as the big chunks of carrots. Entrees were not hot whatsoever, and became cool quickly- not fun for the Eggs Benedict.
Crem Brûlée- stupendous! Overall lovely experience though, and server was great!
The ongoing hurricane weather has led to shrinkage. Everything was great as usual but two dishes were about half of their usual volume. Otherwise, staff and taste were up to the standards degas have made for themselves.
Everyone was very nice and helpful. The vichyssoise was amazing as always and both lobster and crab salads was nice and light. My mom’s English muffins did come out burnt initially (not a little to scrape off but totally blackened). We informed the waiter, and a new plate was quickly brought to replace it. We always enjoy dining with Cafe Degas and will return again soon.
Cafe Degas is one of our absolute favorites! It’s delicious and consistent quality!
nice breeze flowing through the restaurant and a relaxing, enjoyable dinner ensued.
the bayou st. john and martini began the small plate dominated fare crisply. the always sublime escargots and vichyssoise along with the french onion soup were perfect choices for the reduced menu offerings. something i hadn't seen before at CD was the poached lobster tail. frankly the best example of this relatively bland effort was the nicely shaved asparagus and carrot garnishings. the larger preparation was the veal dish paneed with a delicious sauce and greens. the shrimp and mushroom ravioli were done in a wonton paper wrapping and were the top dish this night. we finished with one of the better lemon ice box pies around.
the beauty of cafe degas is that each experience there reminds you of the reasons that you love to go out to dinner
Cafe Degas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 945-5635.
Cafe Degas is rated 4.6 stars by 1512 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.