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!
New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
CALL FOR LARGE GROUP RESERVATIONS
Maestri and Girod
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer entertainment before and after New Orleans Saints home games and special events.
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.
There is a $5 fee for valet parking.
Historic St Charles Avenue Street Car - St Charles and Girod
RTA - Poydras and St Charles
Muggsy Beals voted as one of the top 100 chefs in Las Vegas
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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Desi Vega's Ratings and Reviews
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.
Very nice restaurant. We highly enjoyed it. Troy made us our special pitcher of tea, sweetened to our personal likeness.
Salad (was a special, can’t remember name. It had sugar cane vinegerette.)
Twice Baked Potato with Crawfish
Peanut Butter Ice Box Pie
Overall price with no alcohol - $180
Well worth it
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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