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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.
CALL FOR LARGE GROUP RESERVATIONS

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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Private Dining

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (52)
Good for Birthdays (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Business Meals (37)
Romantic (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Scenic View (20)
Authentic (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fun (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Casual (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Bar Seating (11)
People Watching (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Live Sports (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time at Desi Vegas. I heard nothing but awesome reviews about this place so I decided to reserve a night to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Everything was great except where we were seated. would have liked a more secluded personal space. The food was great and the service was exceptional. We appreciated the complimentary meatball and sweet treat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service and food.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very attentive and courteous staff. Steaks were delicious. Made my wife’s birthday very special.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic Pre-Saints Hot Spot!!
The Hostess staff is the BEST! They accommodated us even when we upped our reservation from two to six!! THANK YOU!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Steak Great & tender. Very noisy people who were obviously drinking excessively. Hard to hear conversation. Again steak very tender. Crime brûlée very good, but chocolate lava cake was room temp & heavy. The red velvet dessert boy good. Shrimp who dat very good according to those who ate it
Again steak tender &a delicious

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Steaks were excellent!! Service was prompt and very courteous!! Great dinning experience!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Simply put, from appetizer to the main course this meal was incredible! No further explanation necessary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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 (Mobile)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and cocktails were awesome! The managers and Desi made our dining experience a true pleasure.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Best steak I’ve ever had, hands down. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful experience, food was amazing ! We live in New Orleans where all the food is great but Desi Vegas has set a new standard !!! 💯❗️

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful wait staff and the food was outstanding!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Visit New Orleans at least twice a year. Both times at this restaurant the food was undercooked

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinner, and the ambience - the historic architecture, Lafayette Square, decor.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This place seems to be amazing one time and just ok the next visit. Service is always great, but you have to hope you visit in a good night.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Desi Vegas was amazing!! I could not have spent my birthday any better! The service was the best, the ambiance and food was literally top notch! I’ll will be back

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was OFF THE CHAIN love everything about it the food, drinks , atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints! We had GREAT service and the BEST time talking with fans from both sides of the field! ❤️❤️

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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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food5
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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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