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Desi Vega's

4.9
1637 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1637 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th birthday dinner! Love this restaurant! The staff is fun and professional at the same time. EVERYTHING on the menu is wonderful!

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BrianH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star services all around the board. Need I say more? Nope.

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vipFoodie23
Mobile
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everyone’s steak was over cooked. Potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. Overall unimpressed. Will not be returning.

Desi Vega's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Foodie23, for choosing to dine with us. We are certainly disappointed to receive your comments and your ratings as we strive to provide a 5 STAR level experience in every way! We will share your comments with our team and hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

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SonjiaJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The drinks were delish and the service was fantastic. I can’t wait to go back and try some other items on the menu. My crab cake was delicious and my steak was cooked perfectly.

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vipKimmy
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Desi Vega's
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks, Kimmy, for celebrating your special day with us! We feel so honored and also so grateful for your 5 STAR rating! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon! Happy Anniversary from all of us!

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vipSebm
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual. Our waiters Kevin & Trevor are the best.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 19, 2021

Awesome, Sebm! Thank you so much for dining with us again and for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your experience! We thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR review! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Kala
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING! Impeccable service and delicious food with very attentive staffing! Will definitely visit again!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 19, 2021

Kala - your words mean the world to us! Truly! Thank you so much for your kind comments and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you soon again! Thank you for dining with us!

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vipLeslieL
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and overall everything was amazing!

Desi Vega's
Responded 2 days ago

Terrific, LeslieL! Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your kind comments and 5 STAR rating! We love serving you and hope to welcome you back soon again!

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JoeM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thanks so much, JoeM, for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us with your kind words and 5 STAR review! We are so appreciative! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you soon again!

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RandyG
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome environment, friendly service, great  menu choices and really decent food  and at affordable prices

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 17, 2021

Thank you, RandyG, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! It means the world to us to know you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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JazlynR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and and service was AMAZING!
Must visit and revisit!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 19, 2021

Awesome, JazlynR! We really appreciate your kind comments and 5 STAR review! We can't wait for your next visit! Thank you again for dining with us!

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KimmieC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing . Tried almost every appetizer and all had different steak cuts all wonderful. Staff was fun , accommodating and great! Will recommend to everyone I know .

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 17, 2021

Wow, KimmieC, we are so happy to hear you tried so many of our offerings and that you enjoyed! We are thrilled to receive your 5 STAR rating and kind comments! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipDanny
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All GREAT. FOOD , SERVICE,ATMOSPHERE.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 17, 2021

Thanks so much, Danny! We are so happy you dined with us, so thrilled you enjoyed, and so thankful for your feedback. We really appreciate your kind comments and 5 STAR rating! Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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ROBINB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit, I love the atmosphere ambience. I will recommend it to friends.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thanks so much, ROBINB! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and thrilled to know you enjoyed your first experience! Thank you so much for your 5 STAR rating and for recommending us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipAngelaB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, as usual. Love the steaks coming out on sizzling plates!! The fried green tomatoes are everything. Dennis and Derone were AWESOME!!!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you so much, AngelaB, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your experience and we really appreciate your 5 STARS! We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The service was wonderful however the food was just “OK” steaks were cooked nicely but the sides were just bland and tasteless.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and thanks for your feedback, Amber. We will be sure to share your comments with our team. We strive to provide the very highest level of food and service and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the customer service was outstanding.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2021

Awesome, Jenn, and thank you! We are so thankful to have served you and to receive your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much for that one word! It means everything to us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and sincerely appreciate your 5 STAR rating! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipAmandaF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is this is simply the best steak restaurant we have ever eaten. From Vic and Anthony’s to Ruth’s Chris, to TruLuck to ChopHouse this steak stood out as the best I have ever had. The most tender, the best flavored, perfectly seasoned. Every aspect of this meal was perfect. Highly recommend.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 10, 2021

Awesome, AmandaF! Wow! Thank you for your VERY kind words and 5 STAR rating!! We really appreciate your positive feedback and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you soon again!

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were exceptional, manager JD was very friendly. The Who Dat shrimp and ribeye was amazing! Possibly the best meal ive ever eaten!!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2021

Wow, JeremyB, thank you! Thank you for choosing to dine with us and thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR review! We are so thrilled to know you enjoyed every aspect of your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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ChanelleH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Highly recommend this place to eat

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you so much, ChanelleH, for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! They truly mean the world to us! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope you'll come back to see us real soon!

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vipRichardD
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was good. Service was ok

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you, RichardD, for dining with us and for letting us know about your experience. We strive to provide the very highest level of food and service. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again soon! We want to be sure you to receive the 5 STAR level service you deserve!

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AlexR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. It was a very special date night.

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thanks so much for celebrating your special date night with us, AlexR! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed and to receive your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Customer service was good too! I'm visiting and I will go back when I come back again!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 4, 2021

Awesome! We're so thrilled you had an enjoyable experience and we really appreciate your 5 STAR rating! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We can't wait to welcome you back when you return!

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TaraS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our entire experience! Food and service excellent~

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you, TaraS! We are so happy to receive your kind words and 5 STAR rating and we're so thankful you chose to dine with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipErinM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a work retirement lunch. It was honestly the best I'd ever had. The steak perfectly cooked and the creamed spinach was amazing...it was better than the last time which was a couple weeks ago! Just wanted to give y'all a shout!! Making my next work lunch there again. Sorry I missed you...Richard was attentive and service was superb!

Desi Vega's
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thanks so much, ErinM! We so appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review! Thank you for choosing to dine with us again and again - we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Skyward
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was top notch. I had the house salad and it was fresh and the dressing was wonderful.

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you, Skyward, for choosing to dine with us and for your kind comments and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy to know you enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipClaudetteB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great energetic restaurant with great food and drinks!

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 29, 2020

Awhh thank you so much, ClaudetteB! We love receiving your comment and your 5 STAR rating! Thank you for dining with us again! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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MiancaF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Food and drinks. Would definitely visit again!

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you, MiancaF, for your positive feedback and 5 STAR rating! We are so thankful you chose to dine with us and so appreciative of your kind comments! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it great food and service!

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 29, 2020

Awesome!! We are so happy to have served you and to receive your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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ReneC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great dining experience one of the best restaurants we have dined at. service was impeccable.

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thanks SO much, ReneC! We really appreciate your kind comments and 5 STAR rating! It truly means the world to us! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
245 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. Food and service was wonderful. Delicious meatballs to start with, and the onto the incredible steaks cooked perfectly. Thanks so much for a great meal.

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you, NewOrleansFoodLover, for choosing to dine with us and for your very kind comments and 5 STAR rating! Wow! Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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RandyG
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Very attentive from all the wait staff

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 18, 2020

RandyG - we are so thankful you chose to dine with us and to know you enjoyed your experience! Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing as always. Dennis was on point the entire night!! First time I’ve had the chance with him as our waiter d he didn’t disappoint. Will definitely request him again.

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you very much for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon again!

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Tina
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lance and Victoria were outlet servers. The went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed everything from the atmosphere to the delicious food.

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you, Tina, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so thankful you chose to dine with us and thrilled you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday Dinner was amazing 🤩 The Ambiance and Service were Awesome! The presentation and food we’re phenomenal!!! 😋 I will definitely be returning 😊

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks so much for celebrating with us!! We are so thrilled to know you enjoyed your special day! We appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make a point to dine at Desi Vega’s each time we visit New Orleans. It is the best steak we have ever had, no question. How many restaurants bring you a steak on a sizzling plate that is too hot to take a bite, but cooked perfectly?!

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you so very much for choosing to dine with us again and for your very kind words and 5 STAR review! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your recent experience and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Nola!

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Ki1234
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to be for a good steak
Hands down! I always receive the same quality of service each visit .

Desi Vega's
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you, Ki1234, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We can't thank you enough for choosing to dine with us again! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4