Desi Vega's

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Steakhouse
Voted Best New Restaurants "Class of 13" by New Orleans Magazine. Desi Vega is the restaurateur of Desi Vega's Steakhouse and Mr. John's Steakhouse. Both restaurants are consistently outstanding and locals' favorite place to "see and be seen". Desi grew up in the restaurant business and was groomed by Ella Brennan at Commander's Palace, Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Emeril Lagasse. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence makes for a truly memorable dining experience. Our USDA Prime steaks are carefully selected, hand-cut and aged for tenderness, then seared to perfection and served on a sizzling plate. The Who Dat Shrimp appetizer and Andouille-crawfish Mac & Cheese are favorite dishes of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans players. We hope you'll visit to see for yourself!
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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one can top their service. The food and drinks were awesome too! The steaks are always wonderful but the lamb presentation was special! Wish we had room for dessert! Perfect vantage point to watch the parades!

Desi Vega's
Responded 16 hours ago

We are SO happy to receive your 5 STAR rating and very kind comments! We will be sure to share them with our team! Thank you for joining us and please do come back soon! You have to try dessert!!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third consecutive year eating here during Mardi Gras. One word — consistent. The steak flavor and the wait staff. Best steak ever! And our waiter is the same waiter for the last three years—Dennis. Love him. Had a fabulous ahi tuna on avocado appetizer and a wedge salad before our medium rare ribeye. Then peanut butter pie for dessert. Looking forward to next year.

Desi Vega's
Responded 3 days ago

THIS makes us so happy! Thank you so much for your dining with us again! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review! We can't wait to welcome you back next year!

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NW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been to steak melts in your mouth

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Awesome, NWashington! Your words are music to our ears! Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for your 5 STAR review! We hope to welcome you back and serve you again soon!

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Q
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Valentines Day , February 14,2020
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Kevin is a Excellent Server . The food was succulent. Thank you Kevin. Hubby and I had a amazing time . It was different seeing the flats pass while eating. However , it was Beautiful. The Staff is great . Thank you Chris and Amy .

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much, Queen! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review! We will share them with our team! We're so happy you celebrated Valentine's Day with us and that you enjoyed being able to see the parade pass while you dined with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

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B
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Special of the day salade with hearts of palm and the turtle soup were both outstanding. The presentation of the gulf fish was excellent but the mahi mahi was not the best choice for the beurre blanc and lump crabmeat; however, the vegetables were delicious. I regret they did not have drum or snapper that day. The fish choice kept the stars to four vs five for the food.

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

WillB - we really appreciate your honest feedback! We will be sure to share your comments with our team! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not impressed with my dining experience. Everything was just ok, but nothing was Great!!

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and for your honest feedback. It's important to us! We will be sure to share your comments with our team. We hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you at some point in the future!

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RG
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lance Victoria and Degio were all awesome very attentive to our table.

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us and for your 5 STAR rating and kind words! We will be sure to share them with our team! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Desi's for lunch on our Anniversary. The wait staff was top notch. The food was cooked to perfection. I can't say enough we had a fantastic time. It was our first experience at Desi Vegas but it will not be our last. Maybe my new favorite restaurant.
Calvin and Kim Duvalle

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks, Calvin! We're so glad you and Kim enjoyed your first visit! Thank you for choosing to dine with us on your special day and for the taking the time to provide your feedback and 5 STAR ratings! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Food was fantastic and the service was superb! Have tried multiple restaurants across the city-this by far, is top of the list!

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 14, 2020

Wow! Thank you so much for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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CD
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Steak perfect choice but service took our drink before finishing them a

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you, CDMXsantafe, for providing us with your feedback! It's very important to us. We will be sure to share your comments with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Please ask for Kevin for exquisite service!

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your 5 STAR rating and kind words. We're so happy you chose to dine with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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CB
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time!

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Awesome, CaliB! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5 STAR review! We're so happy you always enjoy your experience and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind comments and 5 STAR review! We are thankful you chose to dine with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waiter seemed like she didn’t want to be there. That was the only disappointment!

Desi Vega's
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5 STAR review and for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! It's very important to us! Thank you for dining with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak and lobster!

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5 STAR rating and kind comments! We're so happy you chose to dine with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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L
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food were great! Nice place but on the smaller side and much louder than we would want for date night. Would def dine again though.

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thanks, Lharrington74, for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! It's very important to us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and smooth drinks made it a special outing

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5 STAR review and for your kind words! We really appreciate your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went there for the wife’s birthday. Very crowded. Had reservations but ended up eating at the bar versus waiting until our reservation time. Steak was as good as it gets.
Service was awesome. Pricey compared to some but in my opinion well worth it.
We will be back.

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thanks, GlennR, for your comments. They are very important to us! We're so happy you chose to dine with us, especially on your wife's special day! We're excited to know you plan to return and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

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JD
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as usual.

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 5, 2020

Wow! Thank you, JDNOLA, for your 5 STAR rating and for your kind words! We really appreciate them and are so thankful you chose to dine with us! We hope you will come back to see us soon!

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B
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Charged for an item I did not order. Think this is the 2nd time this has happened. I not catch it and paid for it. Everyone should review their bill before paying.

MB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Definitely feels like a local hotspot, and not a tourist attraction. Lovely views from every seating area. You can tell the owner trained under the style of Ruth Chris, as the steaks were sizzling on the hot plates as they were served. Service was attentive, yet the waiters were fun and kept things light. Their house salad was truly the best house salad I have ever eaten! Will definitely return here on our next trip to NOLA.

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thanks SO much, MaryB, for your very kind words and 5 STAR review! We're so happy you chose to dine with us and we really hope to welcome you back the next time you're in NOLA! Thanks again!

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JB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were outstanding and the service was even better!!

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thanks, JohnB, for our kind words and 5 STAR rating! We're so happy you dined with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desi Vega's is my favorite restaurant in New Orleans. The food, service, and atmosphere are all absolutely amazing.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thanks so much, Cherie! We really appreciate that! Your very kind words and 5 STAR review mean the world to us! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We can't wait to welcome you back next time!

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OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Will be back.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 28, 2020

We are so happy to hear it! We can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for your 5 STAR rating and kind words!

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and great food!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We really appreciate your 5 STAR review and positive feedback! Thank you! We hope you will allow us the opportunity to serve you soon again!

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing and attentive to us. Overall great experience per usual.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 23, 2020

We're so happy to have welcomed you back!! Thank you for dining with us again and for taking the time to provide your kind comments! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MC
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. First time there, but not my last

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us, Mark, and for your 5 STAR review!! We look forward to welcoming you back in soon again!

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AP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the wait staff to the food. Can't wait to go back!

RD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant is always superb. The spinach salad, crab cake and steaks are among the best in the City. But, the primary reason we make this a dinning destination is because of the service staff. Brian treats guest's like family. Well run restaurant in a beautiful setting. Cant wait to return.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 23, 2020

Wow, Robert, thank you so much for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy to hear you always enjoy your experience - food and service - and we can't wait to welcome you back soon again!

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DS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming staff with amazing food. Outstanding experience in the city of great food. Go if you have a chance.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you so much, Dottie, for your kind words and for your 5 STAR review! We are so happy you dined with us and we hope to welcome you back soon again!

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BW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ❤️

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks, Blaine! We really appreciate your kind comment and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you dined with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT ROMANTIC RESTAURANT FOR ANYONE COUPLES OR JUST FRIENDS.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us, for your kind words and for your 5 STAR review!! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again!

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The device was great but the food has been better in the past.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you, JacqueR, for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It's very important to us! We are happy you chose to dine with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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JB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is second to none. Kudos to the leader ship.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you, JohnB, for your very kind words and for your 5 star rating! Thank you for dining with us! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and my server did a great job letting us know the specials which we took him up on. Will be back again.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your 5 star review! We appreciate your kind comments and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s 40th Birthday dinner. Desi’s knocked it out the park. Staff was amazing and the food was great as always! Best steak house in NOLA!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks so much for celebrating with us!! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for dining with us again, for your kind words, and for your 5 star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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YJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Desi Vega’s last night. Our server Victoria and supporting team were fantastic. I had fried green tomatoes with lump crab meat, best I’ve ever had. The filet was cooked to perfection and the side of potatoes had me wanting to lick the spoon. I definitely will return! Simply AMAZING!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 10, 2020

YoloJohn - we are so happy you dined with us! Thank you so much for your 5 star rating and very kind words! We will be sure to share them with our team! We can't wait to serve you again, very soon!

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FM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and is always pleasant. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you, FreeM, for dining with us! We appreciate your kind words AND your 5 star review! Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! #DesiVegaSteaks

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks in town!! Always enjoyable. I highly recommend to any and everyone!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back to #DesiVegaSteaks very soon!

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C
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Best steakhouse in New Orleans

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