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Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks, Metairie, LA
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Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks

4.7
4.7
1198 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Desi Vega is the restaurateur of Desi Vega's Steakhouse, Mr. John's Steakhouse, and Desi Vega's Prime Burgers & Shakes. 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. Seafood selections include steamed crabs and lobster, Gulf fish in various preparations each day, and plenty of other seafood.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 293-2490

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Bruce

  • Private party facilities

    Let us help you plan your next Event in one of our Private Rooms!

  • Neighborhood

    Metairie

  • Cross street

    Lake Ave

  • Parking details

    We offer spacious parking in our designated lot on the corner of Veterans Blvd and Lake Ave with a covered area underneath the black awning for drop off. During times of inclement weather, the Heritage Plaza Parking Garage may be used and parking tickets validated in the Restaurant. Handicap Parking is on Level 3 (Lobby level of the Restaurant).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

What 1,198 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Good for special occasions

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Steakhouse

  • New Orleans

    Good for special occasions

  • New Orleans

    Steakhouse

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  1. e

    eatoutoften

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for lunch with delicious choices that are well priced!
  2. RR

    RussellR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The ribeye steak was perfectly cooked but was tough.
  3. L

    Leslie

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb ! Waiter was excellent !
  4. SO

    StephanieO

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food was nice, and the server tried when he had time. It was nice of him to bring a complimentary dessert, but we were just ready to leave by that point. The wine was too old to drink and the steak and lobster were almost cooked perfectly until the blazing hot plate took over. I'm not sure why the table we were seated at even exists, it is in between the kitchen and the main floor but also right next to the walk up to the main floor. I literally had to duck at times to get out of the staff's way when rushing plates to and from tables. Hearing the kitchen yell obscenities was just the icing on the cake... This was a special event so I called in advance for details on the restaurant, mostly because it is on Vets and I've never known that to be a positive in the fine dining arena, I was told it was an upscale restaurant with a dress code. I had hopes this restaurant would be one I could rave about after, but it's just a typical Metairie restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have great service and a great meal!
  6. FQ

    FQ19

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The two servers were excellent. Everything was so enjoyable. Moved from Louisiana four years ago and miss that luxury very much. We drive over an hour to enjoy a dinner at DesiVega.
  7. O

    Odell

    New Orleans

    595 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    595 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food as always. crab appetizer and oysters are great. excellent steak and fish almandine. The service is always very good. easy parking as well
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex is an incredible manager handing situations extremely professional. Angel our waitress was very pleasant and efficient. Our food and drinks were perfect. Thanks for a lovely evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday- We did not bring the birthday cake to Desi Vega’s because last time we did, the restaurant charged us $5 per person to serve a cake we had already paid for. So, this time the birthday boy was offered a free dessert which we all shared. After we left the restaurant, we went home and had birthday cake and saved the $5 per person, which would have been a total of $20. The cake only cost $35.
  10. SM

    SeanM

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great birthday experience, the two Ts were excellent!! Service, food was great!
  11. F

    Fayw

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Did not like where we were seated at a table for two in the walkway next to the kitchen. Missed the ambiance of actually being in dining room
  12. LG

    LisaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service!!!!
  13. K

    Kerryn

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We love Desi Vegas and usually go to the NOLA and Metairie locations. Don’t know what was going on but our visit to the Metairie location was busier than I have ever seen it on a random Thursday evening. Even though the kitchen was backed up and it took much longer for our entrees than it usually would, the waitstaff and management worked so hard to make everyone happy. The level of service is always exceptional at any of their locations.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  15. D

    Dukej

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently good. With all the choices in the New Orleans area , Desi Vega’s is in my top 3 favorites.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great hospitality. Very attentive waiters. One of my favorite places to eat in New Orleans area.
  17. LD

    LynnD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent. Great place for special occasions.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and service. Thanks to Blaine and Brandon for the wonderful experience for our holiday get-together! Pricey, but worth it for an upscale meal in Metairie. Also a great location with easy wheelchair accessibility and plenty of parking in the garage 👍
  19. p

    phil

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, and service. Thao and Micole were great.
  20. DB

    DaBerg

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service once again! Jai our waiter was great and the crab ravigote is a must!
  21. SA

    StephanieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time. Food was excellent. Loved our server! Thanks.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Well tonight I returned for my birthday assuming it was gonna be like my wife's birthday Well it was completely opposite the waiter was pretty bad. Ordered a steak 20 mins later waiter comes back an states they just sold the last steak. Doesn't offer any suggestions I ask how when we placed our order 20 mins ago he blames the kitchen. Then we order dessert he brings dessert walks off they took all the silver wear yeah it was pretty bad.
  23. SP

    StephenP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service staff was outstanding. The wine list was also very good.
  24. PS

    PennyS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Josh is a very good waiter but he is over-worked and stretched thin. He was busy bussing his own tables when he should have been able to see to his customers. When our bottle of Champagne ran out we wanted another but by the time we saw Josh we had changed our minds. Hire bussers and more staff and if you have to pay them more just to get them in the door then do it and raise the prices of the food again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, attentive staff but short staffed for the amount of people there
  26. JL

    JamesL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best menu anywhere, and the food and service were superb. Our server Nicole was delightful, and her team was great as well. Probably the best escargot I've had, too.
  27. VJ

    ValarieJ

    Baton Rouge

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Desi Bucket was pricey but beautiful and delicious. Corey the Manager was great. He saved the day. Limited vegetable options. Would love to see broccoli added to the menu. Waiter Thai was moving so fast he left our table before we could ask questions. The neighboring table said the same. Will definitely visit again when the restaurant isn’t so busy.
  28. JL

    JoeL

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal and overall experience. Was slow going at first, wondered if we were between servers but Kalil stepped up and took great care of us as did Nick and others. Great meal.
  29. CW

    CW435

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Overall the experience was good but left a lot to be desired for an “upscale steakhouse.” The hostess and wait staff were all pleasant and professional. Our waitresses were inattentive which affected the overall experience. They didn’t check in during the meal and it took forever for them to come back and bring us our check. We ordered a steak medium and it was brought out medium well, the potatoes au gratin contained under cooked potatoes and so much oil. The brussel sprouts were salty but otherwise amazing and I’d still recommend them. The creamed spinach was flawless. The scallop dish contained 3 large scallops that were very tasty but the mushroom sauce was very rich and heavy. I prefer a lighter sauce like a lemon butter or beurre blanc with scallops but it was nice to try a different take. Not for me but I can see how someone would like it. Like I said, it was an overall good experience. Lots of minor things to be improved on, but I would go back in the future to give them another shot.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Quantity and Quality of food was superb. If you have to wait for your table, try to snag one by the bar- it’s full service. The noise level overall was palpable but the amazing service and attention to detail made it all worth it. Treat yoself- have the bourbon bramble, bread in a bag, the meatball, oysters and any dessert- you can’t go wrong!
  31. DC

    DamarisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time going there. We had excellent service and the food was amazing. The general manager Corey went above and beyond making our first experience memorable. Our waiter and his helper were great as well. We are definitely going back soon!
  32. GR

    GeorgeR

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service
  33. JR

    JeannelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience at Desi Vegas. Our birthday celebration was made special and everything was awesome! Will definitely recommend to my friends!
  34. CF

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant offers great food and great service.
  35. TT

    TommyT

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service Excellent Food Excellent Atmosphere
  36. N

    Nick

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keep up the good work. Everything was wonderful last night!!
  37. RE

    RichardE

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The service was not as good as usual due to the holiday rush. We were served the wrong desserts and our were billed for 2 extra items. Our server was very accommodating about fixing the errors. We love this restaurant and realize this was an exception to the usual excellent service.
  38. DL

    DodieL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Friendly and competent staff that are fun too- food is superb!! Cannot wait to go back. From the front door all the way through meal, everything was stellar.
  39. P

    Peggyw

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas with friends
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my first experience here. From making the reservations to the end of the night, everyone was so pleasant, friendly and not to mention how GREAT the food was. I’m glad I choose Desi Vega’s to celebrate my birthday.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks is rated 4.7 stars by 1198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 150, Metairie, LA 70005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Metairie

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer spacious parking in our designated lot on the corner of Veterans Blvd and Lake Ave with a covered area underneath the black awning for drop off. During times of inclement weather, the Heritage Plaza Parking Garage may be used and parking tickets validated in the Restaurant. Handicap Parking is on Level 3 (Lobby level of the Restaurant).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Bruce

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 293-2490

  • Private party facilities

    Let us help you plan your next Event in one of our Private Rooms!

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