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Café Sbisa, New Orleans, LA
Café Sbisa, New Orleans, LA
Café Sbisa, New Orleans, LA
Café Sbisa, New Orleans, LA
Café Sbisa, New Orleans, LA

Café Sbisa

4.4
4.4
1307 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
Café Sbisa, established in 1899 and the third oldest fine-dining establishment in the French Quarter, is proud to re-open under the direction of a new team to once again offer the highest quality French-Creole cuisine in a welcoming, historical setting that both locals and tourists will appreciate. Spearheading the new Café Sbisa are Mr. Craig Napoli, who successfully ran the notable restaurant from 1992 - 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and Chef Alfred Singleton, who met Craig when he started working for him at the former Café Sbisa as a prep cook.

Now, the unique venue will once again open its doors to serve classic local fare like Turtle Soup, Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes and BBQ Shrimp using the freshest, locally-sourced seafood and produce. While many restaurants tout “fresh and local”, Sbisa means it, as the Napoli family owns their own seafood dock and distribution business in Hopedale, Louisiana.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cajun, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 522-5565
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alfred Singleton Jr
  • Private party contact
    contact@cafesbisanola.com: (504) 522-5565
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Cross street
    St. Phillip St.
  • Parking details
    Street parking
  • Entertainment
    We feature live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to a weekend jazz brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,307 Reviews
  1. TeresaB

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect place for a Sunday brunch. They have a great jazz/blues band playing during the brunch hours. The food is top notch!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing !!! The food, the drinks, the ambience, the live band, and the service. Everything was amazing. We didn’t want to leave. I highly recommend the food at this establishment.

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  3. JonathanG

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience for a first time visiting Cafe Sibisa! Nice discovery in a city full of great food

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  4. JamesP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Meal was yummy. Not sure why they were not busy on a holiday weekend.

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  5. ToddR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great! Would definitely go back!

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  6. Disappointed

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was terrible. The ambience was shabby. The service was spotty. The tables were not good. All in all, we will not return

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  7. Bbbb

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The waiter fought with us on how our salad with brown edges was fresh, we all know brown veggies ain’t fresh. He offered us a remake and brought the same plate out, brown again. After the back and fourth of sass and unprofessional words, he left us without service for the rest of the evening. No water refills. No check ins. No apologies. Luckily the food runners brought us our entrees. When he finally came back he brought the check and again came the rude comments and belittling remarks about how he has been nothing but professional. Some would called it cringe worthy… The guests beside us also walked out after no service and food. The saving grace is the chef. Hats off to them as they cook a mean redfish, 10/10 on that.

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  8. CandiceV

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Beware- Bad overly salty turtle soup. Inedible wedge salad drowning in bad Bleu cheese dressing, no bacon. Crab cakes at market value had crab juice and a quarter inch square piece of crab- embarrassing. Oh yes and after being told repeatedly that our hot bread was coming- we were finally told there would be no bread because they didn’t get any. …at 9 pm? We had been there since 8! Last but not the worst was the rude surly bartender- also to top it off 20 per cent tip added to all bills.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was perfect and the waiter was very helpful, giving candid reviews on the dishes, ensuring myself and the other guest ordered just what our tastebuds were searching for.

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  10. Michkie

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening! Our server Chris was amazing and the whole staff was very helpful and accommodating! We so enjoyed the band and had a blast singing along!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here during our weekend getaway in New Orleans. The atmosphere was very quaint and nice. We sat on the second floor near the painting. Service was excellent, and the food.. the food was amazing. I ordered the courtbouillion and my husband got the blackened fish. Can I just say my meal was probably one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life? His was also delicious. Would 10/10 recommend.

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  12. OriS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is excellent. Jazz playing. Friendly staff. Amazing food. I'm still craving the meal I had!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing and the staff here were courteous and accommodating.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves Jazz music! It’s a vibe all the way around!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, I had the trout and it was bomb! Everyone else in my party of 9 loved what they ordered too! Kevin our waiter was amazing! And always smiling.

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  16. Kindered

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great. Nice little place. Good little jazz group played smooth jazz, not too loud, and helped create a friendly atmosphere. I wish we could have stayed in New Orleans longer so we could try some of the other yummy items on the menu.

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  17. MyiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The food and drinks was wonderful

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  18. AlexanderM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was next level amazing. Throughout the entire dinner, someone was ALWAYS by to refill or top off our water. The food was a little slow to come out but MY GOODNESS. The catfish pecan was absolutely amazing and paired with a French Quarter 75 left me beyond satisfied. The catfish was nice and light and not too heavy of a friend food. Our waitress was so kind and genuinely made the dining experience that much better. I cannot wait to come back to Nawlins to dine here.

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  19. GilB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice ambience as we were seated on the 2nd floor overlooking the bar and 1st floor dining area. Only glitch was that my son received the wrong order but they quickly corrected. My catfish pecan was fantastic.

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  20. MiaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    My food came out late cold and not well done SIMPLE

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  21. Theaw

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The service was very slow and the food was bland. We had the steak and eggs & Cajun pasta. The balcony had a great street view but the food wasn’t worth the price.

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  22. LeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Sbisa never fails. Our first brunch - ideal seating on the outside balcony. Very very relaxing - happened upon perfect weather. Food was awesome. Would recommend to all if you are staying in the French Quarter.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Good food. Great love band. Definitely date night worthy

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  24. EliN

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Server was RUDE. Really rude. She was upset that my partner moved his chair to be closer to me so that we could actually hear each other. We asked someone else at the restaurant and were told it was okay. She felt otherwise and let us know it including that we could expect him to be bumped and/or have food fall on him. Since a 20% gratuity was added to our bill we had no way to protest and she evidently felt she had no reason to treat us well.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food here was delicious and very well priced. The ambience is a bit old school and dated but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this gem. The bartender was amazing - she recognized my wife wasn’t a fan of her martini and quickly made another one without us asking. We will be back!

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  26. LarryD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Seever ignored us with mimosa service. only served 3 small pours. Oysters were really good. Bbq shrimp and grirs awful tasted too much Worchester sauce. Turtle soup too spicy. It seems like with the automatic 20 percent gratuity the service has gotten worse

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The waiter charged 241.89 on my card when the bill came to 104.00! The owner son was vibe and we enjoyed talking to him. Food was just ok for me …

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  28. Winelovers

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT, So fun finding out the facts of this Amazing 1820 building, from Mia (bartender/historian) Food was OUTSTANING!!! MUST try Oyster Sbisa, and the trout Eugenia & the veal, Wonderful pasta underneath, Fantastic Service!! Will be Back!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food and live music. Perfect date night and brunch spot. I am going to try and rent the entire place for our family reunion dinner in 2024.

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  30. konesheaS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saw how recommended this place was on tiktok and added it to my list of to do for my birthday trip to New Orleans and my family was not disappointed. Our overall experience was amazing. We will definitely be revisiting once in New Orleans and will recommend our friends to visit as well.

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  31. BeverlyW

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, and service. It was jazz night so a little too noisy to enjoy the jazz.

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  32. BillT

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service in a quaint environment. Dodd was delicious

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  33. wurdgirl

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Sbisa was proclaimed world-famous and it did not disappoint! The decor was low-key elegant with an artistic edge; like a storied Bohemian escape. Cocktails were multilayered and refreshing. Even the Caesar salad was one of the best we've had. We couldn't resist the seafood: oysters Sbisa were tangy and delectable. For entrees we tried the catfish and the blackened redfish—both were excellent but the redfish is the star—temptingly firm and lightly seasoned, a mouthwatering surprise. For dessert, we tried a 'new' addition called Peach Cobbler Cheesecake, which was sumptuous and decadent but somehow not too sweet, with addictive caramelized notes and creaminess. This was our first meal upon arriving in New Orleans, and it set a very high bar. Bravo!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the best tasting food in New Orleans, will be back to finish trying the menu. The entire meal was great from the amazing oyster app and Marinated Chicken to the peach cobbler cheesecake! #delicious

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  35. BeckyL

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food Our server was excellent. Will definitely go back to this restaurant on next visit to New Orleans

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  36. Daneisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t usually review restaurants, but my experience at Café Sbisa deserves to be reviewed! Now granted, it was just yesterday but I’m still thinking about that Courtbouillon! If I thought it could have made it home in my luggage, I would have ordered some to-go. The food was delicious, the drinks were good, the vibe was immaculate, and the service was great! In the same way that I can’t visit NOLA without stopping by Cafe du Monde, I will no longer be able to visit NOLA without stopping by Cafe Sbisa! 10/10

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My all around favorite restaurant. I come here at least twice a month, once for brunch on Sunday and the live music, and once for dinner. I always love everything. And the owners are great!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    engagement dinner

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  39. TiaS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our meals. Cute little cafe right near the French Market. The food and ambiance was higher end, so be prepared to spend a nice amount for dinner. The redfish was delicious; the asparagus was a little mushy however.

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  40. BCole

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE this place…it’s always a stop when we are in town. And among a sea of overpriced and sub par food in the Quarters, Cafe Sbisa stands apart in service and outstanding food. Catch the live music on Saturdays for the full experience!

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FAQs

Café Sbisa is rated 4.4 stars by 1307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Café Sbisa

1011 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116

Additional information

  • Cross street
    St. Phillip St.
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cajun, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alfred Singleton Jr
  • Entertainment
    We feature live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to a weekend jazz brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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