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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MindiF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The steak just melted in your mouth. We had the porterhouse for 2, Mac and cheese, onion rings, and the bread pudding and I would go back and have all of those things again. Great service and very pretty restaurant.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you very much, MindiF, for dining with us and for your very kind comments and 5 STAR REVIEW! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you in again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I’ve ever had!! I had a party of 5 and everyone was thrilled with their dinner. The service is top notch. I can’t say enough good things about Desk’s. You will not be disappointed. The room was loud, but it didn’t brother anyone in my party. I’m a teacher and I give Desi’s an A+!!!!

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your very kind words, 5 STAR review... and A+!! WooHoo! Thank you!

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vipKarenB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding.! We will definitely go back!

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you, KarenB, for your 5 STAR review and very kind words! We really appreciate your dining with us and your positive feedback! Thank you!

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chrisa
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I had the bone in Ribeye and turtle soup, both of which are the best I have had in this city.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 15, 2020

Chrisa - we really appreciate your kind words and are so happy you enjoyed your experience, especially your ribeye and turtle soup! We love receiving 5 STAR reviews and really appreciate yours! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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DominickR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious service terrific can’t wait to go back soon

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 13, 2020

DominickR - thanks so much for your very kind words and 5 STAR review! We're so happy you dined with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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TommyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Desi’s experience. Went for a business lunch with a Opentable reservation. Had a last minute addition to the reservation, no problem for the team. They adjusted our table and knocked it out the park!
Thanks!

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Terrific, TommyB, we are so happy to hear this! We really appreciate your coming back to dine with us and really appreciate receiving your 5 STARS! Thank you!

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vipluvnapa
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trevor was awesome to match our food. The steaks were perfect and the Oreo cheesecake was outstanding

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much, luvnapa, for your very kind words and 5 STAR review! We really appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipSusie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, our waiter was very helpful and attentive in choosing from the menu. The food was scrumptious! We enjoyed our dining experience!

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks so much, Susie!! We really appreciate your 5 STAR review and your very kind comments! Thank you for dining with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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IngridD
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Desi Vega did not disappoint my dining experience. This was my dinner companion's first time in NOLA. After the great service from our server, Lance and the wonderful dinner my friend thought he died and went to heaven. Thank you giving my friend the experience of a lifetime.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 8, 2020

Wow! Thank you, IngridD! We really appreciate your 5 STARS and great comments! We are so happy you and your companion enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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DTWilson
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both great. I will definitely eat there again when I'm visiting New Orleans.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 9, 2020

DTWilson - thank you for dining with us! We are so happy to hear you will come see us again when you return to New Orleans! Your comments mean the world to us as do your 5 STARS! We can't wait to welcome you back!

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WesH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ive had Steak this good at other Establishments for ½ the cost. Its great food, dont get me wrong however for the price and what you get its a bit over rated.

Ill go back only if the company pays ... for this price it should be considered a corporate write off.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, WesH, and thank you for your feedback. It's very important to us! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was perfect, beautiful restaurant with outstanding service. The food was ok.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We really appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share your comments with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again!

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TamraH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fantastic! 5 star service and food!!!!

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 3, 2020

WOW! Thanks, TamraH, for your 5 STAR review and positive feedback! Thank you for dining with us! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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NoraL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Topnotch all the way around. Will def being going back & sending my friends there also.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you very much, NoraL, for your 5 STAR review and very kind words! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I was not impressed with the food. Service was amazing and so was everything else, but I left unfulfilled.

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 1, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It is very important to us! While we are happy to learn that you were pleased with your experience, we are disappointed to learn you left us unfulfilled. We will be sure to share your comments with our team and we really hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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 on February 23, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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 on February 22, 2020

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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vipNolaguy1
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Marco and Andre are the best! They always make our experience outstanding.

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 28, 2020

Nolaguy1 - we are so happy to read your comments and so appreciative of your 5 STAR review! Thank you for dining with us again! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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NWashington
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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Queen
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 on February 19, 2020

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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vipwillB
New Orleans
20 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 on February 19, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
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 on February 19, 2020

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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RandyG
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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CalvinD
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 on February 19, 2020

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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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CDMXsantafe
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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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vipCaliB
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time!

Desi Vega's
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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 on February 19, 2020

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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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vipLharrington74
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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OpenTable Diner
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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GlennR
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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vipJDNOLA
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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vipBrownbear
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.

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MaryB
Dallas
7 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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MelindaS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best dining experience I've had in memory. I honestly can't think of one I've enjoyed more!

Desi Vega's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Wow, Melinda! Thank you SO much for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you dined with us and elated that you enjoyed everything about your experience! We can't wait to welcome you back soon again!

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JohnB
New Orleans
2 reviews