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About Desi Vega's

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!

628 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Hour in the lounge: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
featuring $5 Grey Goose and Crown Royal cocktails
Open for New Orleans Saints Home Games & select Mardi Gras Parades. Please check website for dates and hours.
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Cross Street:
Maestri and Girod

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 523-7600

Website:
http://www.desivegasteaks.com/

Entertainment:
We offer entertainment before and after New Orleans Saints home games and special events.

Catering:
Our cocktail reception menu is priced to fit any budget and includes local dishes as well as some of chef's favorite creations.
There are 3 bar packages to choose from featuring house brands, call brands and premium brands that include liquor, beer and wine.
Our steaks are fetured on our seated menus and available for groups at lunch and dinner.

Parking Details:
There is a $5 fee for valet parking.

Public Transit:
Historic St Charles Avenue Street Car - St Charles and Girod
RTA - Poydras and St Charles

Executive Chef:
Muggsy Beals voted as one of the top 100 chefs in Las Vegas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are open for all New Orleans Saints Home Games and selected Mardi Gras parades
Our Lounge "Prime Time Happy Hour" is Tuesday - Friday from 4 -7 pm
$1 meatball sliders and $5 Crown Royal and Grey Goose cocktails

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Desi Vega's can accommodate all your special event needs.

Desi Vega's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (68)
Special Occasion (60)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Good for Birthdays (45)
Business Meals (41)
Romantic (34)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Scenic View (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
People Watching (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Casual (12)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Simply excellent

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went for our anniversary. The only complaint we had was the table was right up against the bar. My husband was having servers walk behind him bumping his chair throughout the meal. We asked to move tables, but the manager would not allow us. He told servers not to walk behind him, but not all were told and it continued. Again this was the only complaint. Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Kevin and Amanda helped us have a wonderful anniversary dinner and the food was amazing! We will definitely return and we will spread the word.
PS... The 2nd line was deeeelicious 😊

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Desi Vega's gets an A+. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time for dinner. I liked the ambiance! The view through the windows are beautiful and the food is great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday. The food was delicious and the staff were wonderful. We will definitely go again. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were visiting New Orleans and went to Desi Vega. It was outstanding from the food to the service to the ambiance. Highly recommend it to anyone. A bit pricey but we felt it was worth it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I really enjoyed the experience at Desi Vega's. A friend of mine suggested I try it and was very pleased with my decision to try it out.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great meal and was priced as any established steakhouse would be. Nice conversation with neighboring table who enjoyed as well. Food was grea t and as expected.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service, friendly as well. Great specials

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Steaks are second to none! Service was even better - Lance and Adrian were awesome!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Incredible meal
Took a young professional we are recruiting for dinner
Desi Vega just might make the difference in our efforts

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very enjoyable evening! Food and service was very good

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We really enjoyed the steaks, my ribeye was cooked perfectly. We had The Who Day shrimp appetizer that was enjoyed by all.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was exceptional and the food was delicious!! The Who Dat Shrimp are a must here!! Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is by far the best restaurant I have ever ate at the service was great the atmosphere was great and the food is just absolutely amazing

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was Great and the resaurant is in a great location.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great experience. Lance, our waiter was great.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Outstanding food. You can’t go wrong with who dat shrimp and crab cakes. Strip steak amazing. Service was great as well. Will eat here again and again...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Chris and his staff always make sure you have the best dining experience. The Who Dat Shrimp are amazing and the steaks are always cooked perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice restaurant. We highly enjoyed it. Troy made us our special pitcher of tea, sweetened to our personal likeness.

We had...

Shrimp Appetizer
Squash Bisque
Salad (was a special, can’t remember name. It had sugar cane vinegerette.)
Rib Eye
Petite Fillet
Twice Baked Potato with Crawfish
Peanut Butter Ice Box Pie

Overall price with no alcohol - $180

Well worth it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Diverse menu. Excellent service. Wine menu is great. Food was made to perfection. would continuously recommend to others

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went with my brother and his wife. He wanted a steak place and they are it. Fish and other options available. Fine Dining, awesome service and food. Pricy but worth it. We will return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was very good but the service not so great.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Horrible experience. The restaurant is extremely loud. There are TVs playing sports in the bar, which is in full view of the dining room. It's an expensive steakhouse, not a sports bar. Our waiter proceeded to wipe his sweat on his shirt and sleeve. Food came out in good time but was rushed to get out of the door. We finished our $150 (for 2ppl) in 45 minutes. When we asked the manager a question, he plops himself on the window sill and talks to us. Very unprofessional. Not a pleasant night in the least!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Manager comes by to welcome you and ask how your evening is going. Good. Groupon that expired on September 30 is not accepted on September 30 because (even though it is not listed in the fine print) September 30 is a Saturday and Desi Vegas is semi-filled and would rather not accept your money than honor the discount. Bad.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Over rated! The complimentary meatball was delish but room temp. Then our Who Dat Shrimp was room temp and just ok. The chocolate molten cake was over cooked and dry. The white & milk chocolate bread pudding was cold and tasteless! The redeeming quality here is that the steak was hot and good but not the best steak I have ever eaten. The service was excellent! Lance and all of the team were attentive and friendly. Additionally, we had a Groupon that expired on Saturday, September 30th but they would not honor it stating that it had to be used by Friday, September 29th. They did however tell us they extended the Groupon to Friday, October 6 so we come back during the week. Not recommending Vega's to anyone. In fact I told several friends who have wanted to dine here that they should not waste their time and money.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great. Best steak I ever had!!!! Hands down. We had to wait a while after our reseveration to be seated but for the most part everything else was ok. The only other suggestion I have, would be to make both sides of the restaurant feel equal . It felt as if you make a late night reservation you get placed in a over flow section away from the actual restaurant vibe.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my third visit to this place with long months gaps. This place is very consistent & I have not been let down yet. We had a little wait, although we had reservations, but the food was amazing per usual & I was most definitely satisfied. I would reccomend this place to anyone.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food and service was amazing! Will definitely be back! Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing will say it all,from arriving to departing this fine establishment.it is all done so well ,on point.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent! Enjoyed a perfect lunch with my girlfriends at the bar. Food and staff were absolutely wonderful!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Everything was great!! The service was on point and the food was delicious. Ordered the 10oz filet which was cooked perfectly. Only one minor adjustment would be less peppercorn on the steaks. The cream spinach was probably the best I've had in. Also ordered the special side which was the crawfish stuffed baked potato which was amazing. I would definitely recommend Desi Vegas's Steakhouse for all occasions. The noise level is pretty loud therefore so it's not a romantic setting but great date night.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service is outstanding. Food is absolutely amazing!!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Daughters birthday

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We received the best service ever and the food was excellent. Steak on a sizzling plate cooked exactly as ordered, and loved the tuna Napoleon appetizer and cocktails. Good scotch and bourbon selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Tapas, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was fantastic. I ordered the filet which was cooked to perfection topped with a fresh crabmeat sauce. And the twice baked potatoe was a huge hit at the table. The service was impeccable. I will dine again in the near future.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Desi Vega's exceed expectations in all areas. It has replaced my previous favorite as the Best Steak in the City. Delicious! Already looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been here many times. Always a great place to eat. Great food, good service, beautiful restaurant, and valet parking. Appetizer with shrimp is always great. All the steaks and fresh fish are good. The lamb comes with a flaming sauce and is excellent. Good wine selections.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food. Great service. Very happy with our night out at Desi's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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