Permanently Closed - Degage Jazz Cafe & Fine Dining and Degage Express: Soups, Sandwiches & Such

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$30 and under
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French American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - "I want to show people the depth of Maumee's food culture and to be able to share and gain new perspectives on the food with them. All of our food is born locally. It's the foundation of what we do."


A true devotee to the local food movement, Native Toledoan and Chef Joseph Jacobsen has been revolutionizing Maumee's & the surrounding areas culinary scene since he took over Degage Jazz Cafe & Fine Dining 4 years ago. He shares his passion for connecting local farmers and consumers with monthly cooking classes, seasonally-changing menu, locally-grown & sources produce, meats & dairy. The International Culinary Institute-alum brings his farm-to-table passion fruition at Degage & diners love the spot's refined blend of locally-grown produce and use of fresh costal seafood as do local foodies.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation


Lunch: CLOSED

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm-1:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(419) 794-8205
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Jacobsen
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Private party facilities
Langley Hall is the ideal location for a guest list as few as 6 up to 120 guests. The Hall may also be divided to accommodate smaller groups of guests. We pride ourselves on customizing your experience while remaining affordable! All room fees include set up / clean up, tables and chairs, uniformed servers, use of our in-house centerpieces, silverware, glassware, and china, white linen tablecloths and napkins and skirting of appropriate tables.

Located on the second floor of The Historic Commercial Building, Langley Hall can be reserved for seated dinners or grazing and cocktail party events for:
• Receptions
• Rehearsal Dinners
• Showers
• Reunions
• Birthdays Parties
• Work Parties
• Celebrations
• Fundraisers
Call today for more information.
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Private party contact
Monica Fowler: (419) 794-8205 ext. 3
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
River Road & East Wayne Street
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Parking details
Parking available in our private parking lot as well as along East Wayne Street. Free valet parking available during special events.
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Entertainment
Listed on the National Historic Register and located in one of Northwest Ohio's oldest commercial establishments on the first floor, the Dégagé Jazz Café features an intimate club setting and an outdoor patio with live music 5 nights a week!!

Select from our newly updated martini menu and a delicious menu of signature plates while you relax and enjoy great live jazz!

Extended seating outside the main café, including our River Room, Wine Room, & Levi Room are also available with large screen viewing of the evening’s live jazz entertainment.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great for jazz, but not great for brunch. Went for Mothers Day brunch, actually didn't realize it was brunch and had reserved just for lunch. Brunch was from 11-6 and we went at 3. However, out several items and was told they weren't replacing. Food served was ok, but a mixed bag of items... limited options for choice and pricy for the alternatives.
Good place, but go for something other than brunch.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Was looking forward to a nice brunch for Mothers Day but unfortunately it missed the mark. It was buffet only and the hot items such as waffles, eggs and sausage were cold. The joke goes that once you become a mom you don't get a hot meal and this remained true fir me even on mothers day. Very disappointing. Service was good though and our waitress even offered to make me a plate while I was calming my baby. That was a very nice gesture.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

My husband and I planned a date night that was well overdue. He suggested Degage and it lived up to its expectation. The food was great as was the service and live Jazz. We plan on coming back for our anniversary in September.

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1.0Dined on May 9, 2017

Went to hear jazz music as advertised, and was told when we arrived that it would start at 7. At 8 we were told that there was no music that might. The food was terrible and way overpriced for this area, steak was 3/4 fat as well as the lamb. Only good thing was the waitress and the historic building it was in. Would never eat there again, might be okay for a drink and to hear music if they actually have it.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

This was recommended by a friend. I was happy the food quality matched the music quality. The service was excellent and Brie appetizer hit the spot. I followed with the salmon which the chef prepared rare for me at my request. Delicious! The mixed vegetables of squash and beans were slightly al dente which is how I like them. Well seasoned too. The sweet potato mash was excellent. I finished with the panda cotta. So rich! Overall the modern jazz combined with excellent service and delicious food makes this my number one go to spot from now on.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Server neglected to tell us one of the items on the appetizer board we ordered was not available. It happened to be the main reason we ordered that item so it was a disappointment when our food arrived without that.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Food was well prepared, presented, and portioned.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

We have dined at Degage' multiple times. The food is always delicious and they make excellent cocktails. We never are disappointed

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Loud, of course, in room w jazz, back rooms moderate. Interesting food, but high calorie.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Degage jazz café is one of my favorite venues for food, music, drinks, and atmosphere. The food is good, the drinks are good, the wine list is nice, and the music is the best.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

It was amazing!! The food was absolutely delicious, the ambiance was cool jazz, and music was professional and spontaneous!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was amazing. You can tell a lot of prep and work went into it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

This was my first time here. Great wait staff, great food, great entertainment. I didn't know there was a $6.00 cover charge to be on the cafe side. It is not reflected on the website, and if it is, it is hidden well. Other than that, I had a great experience, and I will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Overall the night was ok. What was most notably upsetting was the food (chicken too overcooked, lamb pasta not great) and the chilly temperature. Service was acceptable. Won't be back though.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2017

There was one worker to act as hostess, server, bartender, and food runner. She did an excellent job with the situation she was given, but I saw 2 tables walk out because service was a little slower than normal and the fact that the jazz band was cancelled for the evening. I felt bad for her, I have been a server before and know how stressful it can be. I would recommend giving her some help in the future. I would still recommend Degage to others because the food is excellent and the ambiance is generally unlike any other.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

It was so nice to go out for a nice dinner and find an entire vegan menu (upon request). The restaurant was beautiful and the atmosphere was cozy. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Good food, great selection, and amazing atmosphere. Only downside is that the parking is limited and you may have to park down the street. Small price to pay to enjoy the food and the live jazz.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Authentic French cuisine, research menu if you don't have the palette. Great live music and bar scene. Pleasant and accommodating staff. Will return.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

One of us has an onion and garlic allergy. This makes it difficult to eat anywhere. Food was done properly but the veggies had onions. They immediately rectified this! During restaurant week, the place is slammed. We waited about 30 minutes for our table.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Our service was great and the food was terrific. The pork shoulder was fork tender and delicious, The salmon was cooked to perfection. The vegetable sides were equally as good.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We headed out on the town to find a special stop for our celebrated birthdays. Degage is such a diamond on the outskirts of Maumee. Sitting close to the waterfront it would be a great place to visit in the summer on the patio. Both my husband and I were pleasantly surprised with great food, service, and jazz ambiance. It was a wonderful place to enjoy conversation and jazz music. I would recommend this resteraunt to anyone for a special occasion!

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2017

I had hair in my food. My husbands steak was not cooked properly. The chef came out and treated us horribly! We will NOT be going back

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Unfortunately the food was absolutely a disaster. How can a chef mess up a goodbquality cut of meat? Filet mignon...Three (3) times. My husband took his dinner home because he was being nice after the second time. We brought it home and trashed it. It was not edibe. The mash potatoes can't be described as potatoes. The Brussels sprouts were not cooked. The salad was fine. Our server became less interested in serving us after noting the obvious. ( Emily/Emma) she became less and less scared. We had different servers serve us water. We still left a decent tip. We will never have dinner here ever again but we did enjoy the live band.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was superb. The live band and ambience was great.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful dinner and wonderful jazz!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

We've been here before, and the food has always been top notch. This time I ordered the beef brisket. It was one of the best briskets I've ever had, and I lived in Texas for 10 years. The brisket was smoked perfectly and very tender. Served with what I think was a home made steak sauce, the flavor was amazing. It melted in your mouth.
My fiancee had the bourbon glazed wood plank salmon. This too was a great choice, with the plank adding a little smoky flavor, and the bourbon glaze was not overpowering. A perfect balance.
All in all, a wonderful experience.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Seated by busy bar station on tiny table. Both of us ordered medium lamb chops one plate came out medium the other plate came out raw. Server took out more money from gift card than receipt said. I will never go back.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2017

We love Degage ! Food delicious and service always the best ever !

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Chef Mike was great and would definitely go back again

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2017

We were disappointed that the menu had changed so dramatically since the last time we visited. We were excited to order something that was no longer offered. MANY things were no longer offered.
What we ordered was fine....just fine. But it was nothing that would make us rush back for more.
Our waitress was a doll, but the service was incredibly slow. The restaurant was far from full, yet we waited nearly an hour for our food. I know that our waitress felt bad when I jokingly said, "I'm starving!"
We love that it's local, love the location, love the ambiance.
But, man, were we disappointed in the food selection and service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Out with my wife. Jazz, from Mr. Buzzelli, gave a mellow tempo to the night's meal. My wife had a burger, Caesar salad, & spinach/artichoke dip with pita while myself had frites, salad, & pasta of the season which was chicken penne pasta with peanut sauce & pear apple cider to wash it down...Loved it & will visit again once time & finances return.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

We had a great time - nice jazz band playing, extraordinary service and a wonderful atmosphere. The staff was very attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

It was quiet, but that's because the live music had not yet started. The food was outstanding and the service great. We will be returning at some point in the near future, I hope.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

My husband and I went for New Year's Eve dinner and the food was absolutely fabulous. I was a little disappointed that they ran out of creme brulee dessert so early in the evening (8pm). The music was hard to hear at our table, the noise level was too loud to hear through the speaker system until the loud group left. You could see the performance on the screen, but couldn't hear anything but the bass, unfortunately. I definitely want to go back at another, not so raucus evening. I love jazz/blues and the food was really fantastic.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We went to Degage for our sixth weddding anniversary. We did not inform the staff of this and I still feel as though they made the experience great. They were very attentive to our needs and very helpful when we had questions. The food was wonderful and looked beautiful on the plates. Our tradition is to try a restaurant we've never been to for our anniversary dinner. Degage was definitely the best choice we could have made this year.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

We absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Went there Wednesday evening for dinner and had not been there in a long time. They were slammed as Gene Parker was playing. Had to drop off the ladies and park a block away. Since they were slammed, service was a bit slower than anticipated but not bad at all. Food was good. Beer was cold. We opted for seating in the dining room over the bar as we were interested in conversation more than Jazz on this particular evening. Overall a pleasant experience and won't wait so long to return.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Had a lovely Christmas Eve dining experience.. Glad they were open and took reservations...our server was very pleasant, efficient and could answer any questions we had...

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Great service and food. Jazz trio was excellent! Great atmosphere!

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