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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

4.6
4.6
1351 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 14 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 1,351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,351 Reviews
  1. chanel

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Jazz Brunch. The service was great. Our server was fast and very attentive. The food was hot and delicious! The band was great. We would definitely attend again!

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  2. LamiaE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ask for Chris when you get there. He is outstanding. My kids loved the food he suggested for them. Enjoyed our Sunday brunch to the fullest.

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  3. YvonneJ

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty and came out very quickly. Cool spot.

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  4. AiannaP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe was so nice we went for our anniversary And it was very intimate and romantic will definitely be returning

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our waiter Chris! He was fantastic and incredibly helpful. We highly recommend it for a night out for tourist. Definitely try the oyster sbisa!

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  6. JordanW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was so kind and helpful. The food was amazing and the ambiance of the place was so cool. Definitely recommend.

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  7. LemonDropLover

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. The lamb was cooked perfectly. Our server was full of energy and charm. I would definitely go back in a heartbeat.

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  8. SusanM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and friendly staff. Would absolutely recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They close the kitchen at 8 pm and didn’t tell anyone. That seems crazy early. The shrimp and grits were fab and so was the veal, pork chop and Caesar salad. The gumbo was blah and so was dessert. It the phoned it in. The manager was rude to the table next to us… horrific. And the we think the olives in our martini made us sick. Very weird meal experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, flavor, and service. Oysters are to die for!

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  11. Jess

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious oysters, turtle soup, BBQ shrimp and courtbouillon. Lovely service and atmosphere. Really a hidden gem.

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  12. Lovesgoodfood

    Los Angeles

    141 reviews

    3.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I am always disappointed as a single female, to get the worst seat in the house. Especially when the restaurant is empty and was pretty much empty for my entire lunch. 

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect ! Will recommend to everyone !

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  14. heatherh

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and live music were AMAZING! Thank you! We really love the crabcakes and steak frites!

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  15. KaraK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eaten here before and it was good. Last night was not good at all. I got the BBQ shrimp and it tasted burned with too much Worcestershire in it. The chocolate desert was like a brick and too dry. Overall I was disappointed.

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  16. MarisaM

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here for brunch and it was just as good as we remembered. Definitely recommend.

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  17. Davids

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Everything tasted great, and everybody was friendly and helpful.

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  18. MargaretK

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service very attentive and knowledgeable about menu. Will definitely go again the next time we are in town. Excellent!!

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  19. sueb

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin, our server, was outstanding. He was so attentative. We had a great brunch and the music was great too.

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  20. BarryN

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great about our meal. Our server was terrible. She must have been having a bad day. Took forever for her to come to our table, gave a monotone run down. Every time she poured coffee, it ran over and left no room for cream. A real mess. Interestingly, there was another server (not our table) that was very friendly, gave suggestions on what to get and even checked to see how we liked everything. But we loved the food, the atmosphere and the music.

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  21. kaelas

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was ridiculous for the price. burger way too salty, salad was absurd- literally 3 tomatoes some lettuce and bread too hard to eat.

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  22. Simplegurl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience! From the service and the live band to the delectable food and drinks! Will definitely return!

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  23. Planner

    Jacksonville

    254 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best catfish I have ever eaten. Everything was perfect, food and service. Our server was attentive and made sure everything was perfect. We will be back!

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  24. CP4444

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. Impeccable service Better than some more famous NOLA eateries.

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  25. CaydenG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The hosts were very welcoming, the menu was cohesive, food and drinks were great. Our server was definitely a little awkward and hard to get recommendations from, but we were very happy with what we selected. This ended up being our favourite restaurant in the French Quarter.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch while enjoying live jazz music. The cheddar biscuits were absolutely fantastic!

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  27. CGSam

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Everything 10-/10 From surroundings to food to staff! Make a reservation. Don’t miss out

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  28. Justlu

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, steak was tender, red fish melts in your mouth. Salad was a bit salty but didn’t bother me. Kevin was a pleasant and knowledgeable server. Nice light jazz music, overall a very pleasant experience

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Main course was AMAZING! Red fish and trot was the best we have ever had. The crab cakes were just okay probably because of the sauce. Service was great and the music was on point. Love this place definitely on the to go list!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the BEST creole food I’ve ever had in my entire life!!! Everything from the food, the fantastic live music, and phenomenal service makes this gem a true treasure that must be added to your list if you’re ever in New Orleans!

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  31. JohnR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    When we made our reservations weeks ahead, we requested table with a view of the bar from upstairs. This was my preferred location from previous visits. When we arrived, we were told we couldn't sit upstairs and were then walked passed several empty tables, and sat in the back next to the kitchen door. The view we wanted was tauntingly out of sight. We were very, very disappointed. My favorite NO restaurant is now just a reminder of a very bad experience.

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  32. Slim1973

    Baton Rouge

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Today was my birthday and I so enjoyed the atmosphere. The owners wife is every engaging. It was everything I thought it to me. The has the blackened fish as amazingly phenomenal.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a must! The food is fresh with large sized portions, a variety of options to choose from, and flavor was on point. The service was great and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Would absolutely come here again and look forward to doing so!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We started out with barbecue shrimp & cheddar grits. Then I had filet of trout topped with Louisiana shrimp, crawfish tails, and crab in a champagne cream sauce. And we also had Creole Bouillabaisse with fresh fish, gulf shrimp, crawfish tails, and mussels simmered in a spicy creole sauce. The food was amazingly good! Server was an older gentleman and was just plain rude. Acted as if everybody in his section was a bother and would just cut you off when speaking or tell you to ask somebody else. They include 20% gratuity, so I guess the rudeness was because he was getting his tip regardless.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding, the only drawback I could find was our food. Nothing in particular to criticize just over all not as great as the rest of the experience.

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  36. ElainaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time here; my first time was amazing. The service was very nice; I ordered the redfish, the oysters, and cheese cake the food was amazing. My second experience was not as pleasant; the service was still amazing. I ordered the lamb chops and the grits were overwhelmingly sweet and lamb chops were overcooked.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just an average dining experience honestly. We had the Bananas Foster and it was average. Nothing to write home about.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The turtle soup was served with sherry already added. I would prefer to add the sherry upon serving. That way I have control over how much to add. Otherwise. The dish was very tasty and with good consistency. The oysters Sbisa were outstanding. Not too much of any ingredient. Delicious dish. The shrimp and grits were soaked in worcesteshire. Too much for my taste. The grits were firm, as fried grits should be, and the deveined shrimp were tender. The Worcestershire sauce was so much it was a distraction The burger and omelette were hits. The omelet especially was carefully made and very tasty. We ordered both desserts - a moist bread pudding and a near-fudge slice of cake. Both were outstanding, and not too sweet.

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  39. NathanS

    Mississippi

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Would not consider this a “find” restaurant in the French quarter. Food was pretty good but not for the price. Waiter really strange and not very attentive at all. They did grant my balcony seating request. While this was my fault, it is worth noting that it’s in a very loud area with traffic and not much of a view. Will not be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Cafe Sbisa. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was amazing. Our server thoroughly explained everything on the menu and the food exceeded our expectations. I had the Pork Chops and sampled my friends’ Veal and Trout. Amazing! The sweet potatoes complimented the smokiness of the pork chop perfectly and the pork chop was perfectly cooked. The sauces that accompanied the trout and veal were magnificent…my favorite being the trout. I had been trying to get to this restaurant for the last two years and am glad I made it! Will definitely be returning.

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Café Sbisa is rated 4.6 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 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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