Café Sbisa

4.8
878 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff at Cafe Sbisa delivers a top notch experience. Why we keep coming back and our friends who joined us were so impressed they will be back as well.

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BarryF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the French Quarter . Best food . Best service . Best waiters .

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IKMC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner experience there! Food was good,service was amazing. Highly Recommended.

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vipMikeA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and the restaurant’s first night open after Ida. From the greeting we received at the door to the impeccable service Thomas provided to the best meal we’ve had since moving to Nola in June…5 Stars all around!

We’ll be back often.

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vipfoodie1908
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, and the staff are super attentive. We went for brunch but will definitely be going back for dinner!

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vipVieuxCarre
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time and time again Cafe Sbisa proves what a treasure they are to the city. The food is incredible, the service wonderful, and the ambience is quintessencial French Quarter New Orleans. What more needs to be said? We have been eating here for years, and each and every visit we are impressed by the consistency of our experience. Alfred Singleton (Chef and co-owner) runs a tight ship. Restaurants this good have someone terrific at the helm, and he is IT. As an aside, we always bring out of town visitors here - they take it all in and love it as much as we do - going home hoping to return here again. Finally, Sbisa is doing a tremendous job during this Covid time and are taking any and all precautions. I applaud them for that. They are following guidelines, doing what needs to be done and keeping everyone safe. Thank you for another great time!

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JimeseV
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked thru the doors and met the staff until the time we left after dining in everything was AMAZING & EXCEPTIONAL. My sisters and I will definitely be back soon.

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vipJoeC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a large group dinner at Cafe Sbisa and it was excellent! The food was tasty from starters through dessert and the service was on point. Will definitely go back again and highly recommend it.

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Nikk
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience, like always! The food was delicious and the staff was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! The service was outstanding from beginning to end. The food was amazing and the band was great. Normally don’t venture to the FQ but was worth the trip!

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vipNolalover
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time that I’ve been for brunch this summer and it was fabulous again! The food is very good, well prepared, and comes out hot! The service is incredible. Everyone is very welcoming and attentive. And as a bonus, there was a jazz trio performing and they were terrific. Highly recommend!

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DanielleW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends were in town so I took them to my favorite restaurant. Service and drinks were excellent as always. Many thanks to the team for the 5 star service and creating an amazing experience for your guests.

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SarahD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was crowded with large parties. The service staff was less than normal because of illness—our waiter was handling nearly all tables. The food was actually not good at all.
I had looked forward to this dinner as I have lived Sbisa in the past. I was extremely disappointed.

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JRK1
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I can recall. The service was impeccable. We had at least three very fine people attending to our every need. Spot on service. And the food was simply amazing. Live this. The Court Bouillon- to die for!

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Nurse504
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word: Deliciousness

Let's start with the ambience of this restaurant, impeccable! The decor and table setting is so intimate for any celebration: date night, anniversary, proposal, birthday, graduation, etc. Upon entry, the owner welcomed us and has someone seat us. I did make reservations in advance via open table and someone called me 3 hrs prior to arrival to confirm our reservations. It made it feel so personable! Our waiter Thomas was very attentive to our needs and provided us with drink and food menus. The drinks are definitely top shelf premium alcohol ok, nothing watered down. The crab cakes were pure deliciousness and the crawfish beignets were good also. Our entrees were delightful and no gratuity was added to our bill, I appreciated this.

Please note: The balcony area upstairs is under renovation if you are looking for the scenery aspect.

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Bella
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find for us. Quiet with great ambiance. Cocktails were outstanding as was the food. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch with my family for my birthday a couple weeks ago. We immediately were greeted by kind and professional staff that clearly cared about their jobs. We sat at the bar for a few minutes before our table was ready. The bartender explained a lot of the history of the restaurant and the paintings behind the bar which was fascinating. Meanwhile, the manager also greeted us at the bar to welcome us to the restaurant.

Once we were seated, the wait staff was incredible. Not one of the seven of us at the table ever had to ask for a refill or to have an empty plate picked up. The service was impeccable and even better than I could have imagined. The jazz band also played happy birthday while we were there. Truly and incredible experience from the drinks, the service, and the FOOD!! Highly recommend the bananas foster french toast!

Thank you to the wonderful staff who made the entire experience one I’ll never forget. If you have a chance to try this place, do not hesitate! Book ASAP! It’ll be so worth your time.

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vipDecoy
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Crab cake was great!! Service was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant! Enjoyed the while experience. Very happy with my birthday dinner.

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Peaches
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything about this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and very attentive to needs . Best spot for a group dinner. Would definitely come back again.

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Bambi
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional from being greeted at the entrance, seating and service. The food was amazing and delicious. This was a great choice for date night . Cudos to Scott for great hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was absolutely amazing! We will be back!

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SherillD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, service and food was impeccable! Definitely a place to go to!

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the ambiance and customer service were top notch. Perfect for a night out ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anjelique, Kevin, n Jack were phenomenal. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Thanks for a wonderful time. Can’t wait to come back.

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SallyI
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, and service was polite and well-timed. We were happy to find that the Sunday Jazz Brunch included live music, which really added to the ambiance.

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Monique
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch. The food was beyond amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm missing Cafe Sbisa from CA tonight.... dinner with Scott and his team was one of the best parts of our trip to NOLA. We each had a delicious meal, the freshest tasting seafood and the best filet mignon I've ever tasted!! We tried 3 desserts, and my favorite was the chocolate cake. It was so rich, but also light, absolutely delicious. I just can't say enough about how wonderful our dinner was. The service was top notch, some of the best we've ever enjoyed. Next time we make it to New Orleans, this will be our first stop. Thank you so much to Scott and all of the wonderful team at Cafe Sbisa for helping make our trip that much more amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our time here was so lovely! The service was great and the food was delicious - especially the crab cakes. It definitely had a nicer atmosphere but was perfect for a fun outing!

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loisb
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding..we where celebrating a friend's birthday 🎂and she loved the food and planning on returning 😍.
The music was on point 👉..social distance was perfect...service excellent 👌and our food choices was soooo delicious. Thank you for hosting our perfect evening 💕.

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MoniqueF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the portions were huge. The ambiance was very Nice and the staff was very friendly. My husband and I really enjoyed this place.

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NitaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The food is ah-mazing!! Can’t wait to return.

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Andrea
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted by two friendly hostess. Our server Tommy was very attentive even though his section was full. He offered suggestions that were spot on. We loved everything.

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vipCherylL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When for Sunday brunch with a large group and had a great time! Good jazz music and excellent food. The fried pickles are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was impeccable! Service, atmosphere, incredible food. Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will return!

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Quiana
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sbisa was Amazing! I definitely will be back. The customer service was A++!

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LeckyC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Staff was lovely and the food was superb. The cocktails were also spectacular. Will be glad to return but I’m going to have to convince myself to not get the court-bouillon every single time.

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Café Sbisa is rated 4.8 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

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.