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Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks, Metairie, LA

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks

4.8
4.8
1157 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 28 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 1,157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Steakhouse

  • New Orleans

    Steakhouse

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  1. NN

    NickN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine, service was fantastic. We only had 2 of us and we were seated in the lower level with the bench seats. I wasn't thrilled. But everything else was great.
  2. PA

    PATRICKP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was hot, fresh, and presentation was outstanding
  3. CS

    CindyS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The food and service were wonderful. We had an outstanding anniversary celebration. Can’t wait to go again!
  4. RM

    RachelM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charles, Jai and Courtney made the dining experience so fun!! Service was incredible and the food and drinks were fantastic as well!
  5. KS

    KyleS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too many questions in this survey
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, everything was fantastic!!
  7. FS

    FlaviaS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  8. JP

    JaPnove

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It made my fiancé birthday the best!! The food was great! And the service was the best we have ever had.
  9. CM

    CharlesM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are return customers… for a reason. Great service and food! Aaron and his assistant made sure we were cared for all evening.
  10. MH

    MichelleH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everyone was happy with the food and wait staff.wish you would change up your wine by the glass from time to time….definitely a great upscale place for delicious food and a good time#
  11. TD

    TroyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife and I's anniversary. I decided to make reservations. We arrived an hour earlier that expected and was seated right away. The service was phenomenal as was the food and atmosphere. This will not be my last time here.
  12. R

    Ronald

    New Orleans

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great time at Desi Vega's - food and service was GREAT - will return soon Ronald Altobello
  13. SG

    SamieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!!! Our favorite spot! Desi’s Bucket is our absolute favorite!
  14. O

    Odell

    New Orleans

    587 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    587 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service every time. The seafood is always the freshest. My wife loves the lump crab appetizer. Trout almondine is very good. Steaks are excellent as well.
  15. F

    Food

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Every single dish served had two things in common, served hot but once cut into - no taste. Daughter took two bites and did not finish entree. Curried soup should have been described accurately, it was a sweet curry. Mashed potatoes were glue like. Creme Brule should have been allowed to set vs. being somewhat runny. Cheesecake again, no hint of cheesecake flavor. Good coffee. We joked in car about rating and decided food was a 5/10. Think there are better options in this area for dining
  16. CP

    CPalmer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our wait staff, Team 4, was excellent - attentive, professional, knowledgeable, fast - I could go on and on! Next time I’m at Desi Vega’s Seafood and Steaks I will request seating in their zone.
  17. MK

    MartyK

    Tucson

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance was really nice. The service was great. The food was good. The snapper was especially well prepared and flavorful!
  18. CM

    CarloM

    New England

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I was really disappointed this evening. The Caesar salad was soggy. The brussels sprouts did not taste well. The oyster appetizer was not fresh and my bone in ribeye was extremely salty.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Anniversary , was out first time but won’t be our last time. Great vibe and experience. Waiter was excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cory was great and so was our waitress, Wendy! We had the best meal ever and will definitely be back!
  21. TP

    TeriP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but very good. The service was excellent as always.
  22. RE

    RichardE

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch for a birthday celebration. The oysters were superb, the filet tasty and tender and the potatoes perfection. Our waiter Jai was fantastic providing the right amount of attention. I always love this restaurant; the best in Metairie.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our food was delicious but the the table service was extremely slow.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jai was amazing! I’ll be back and ask for him.
  25. DH

    DeanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Good food, service very slow, good wine , however our reservation @ 7:30 and did not leave til 9:45 pm and no dessert or dessert menu. Poor attention to service. Sat us at 7:30 pm on time.
  26. L

    Lynn

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    I received a burned potato. When I asked for a replacement, I was told they all are like that. Really? The asparagus was also over cooked. The steak was good and the service was amazing.
  27. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  28. j

    jimh

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Overall a wonderful time.
  29. R

    Ronald

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Desi Vega's is the BEST steak restaurant in the city - we go once each two months or sooner and always enjoy - will return soon Ronald Altobello
  30. BA

    BAMBirthday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved the red snapper dish!!! The service was impeccable. This is a great restaurant for a special occasion.
  31. TS

    TamikaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Khalil and Brandon serviced my family and I for my dad’s birthday celebration. Khalil was very knowledgeable about the menu and his patience was incredible. Khalil’s description of menu options were on point as well. Brandon did so good. He was attentive and ensured that our drinks stayed filled. I loved the lobster!! I tried it fried. The mashed potatoes...I would’ve liked them to be more on the creamy side and my shrimp was kind of cold but other than that the service was EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!! Like the best I’ve had...EVER!!!!! The ambience was fine. My family enjoyed their meals too! My son loved, loved, loved the Filet steak. He said that it was seasoned well and tender!
  32. SS

    SusanS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. However we had a desi Vega gift card which my mom said she obtained from the Vet restaurant location. That’s where we ate. Server said it can only be used at the in town location. A little disappointing that both locations do not take gift cards.
  33. 1

    12345eat

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and fantastic server.
  34. S

    Stevew

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but we had 8 people and the table was too small
  35. JM

    JenniferM

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Escargot was delicious! Filet cooked perfectly and flavorful. I can always count on Desi Vega's for a wonderful dining experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to Desi Vega was a wonderful experience. We had a reservation. We were seated promptly and waited on immediately. Our waiter was great. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The atmosphere had moderate to low lighting which provided a very nice dining experience. The food choices were great and everything tasted great. Overall a great experience. We will definitely dine here again!
  37. RS

    RaymondS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in , till the moment we left, everyone and everything was great. The food we ordered was delicious and cooked to perfection. The wait staff was very attentive. Will be back soon to celebrate the Holidays.
  38. S

    Smgmaher

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We had a group of 5, went after saints game. Our first sever was nice and greeted us & started our drink order. 2 of us was not that Hurley so we split the trout, which is big. We had appetizers as well. Mid service our waiter was replaced not sure what happen. New waiter was nice, food came out promptly. When we received the bill, because we had 5 people, we did not think to look for a gratuity added and gave 20% only later that we were charged a gratuity and added to that. Distasteful on the waiters behalf, usually they say something or they leave it out. In addition they charged us for splitting the food, I would’ve just got the meal and have my husband get a different meal and split it ourselves. Not happy with the deceiving us. We just feel that that was just rude we regular customers go on a regular basis go to happy hour there, etc..
  39. CH

    CarolineH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great meal! We will of course be back again!
  40. TS

    TerryS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is ALWAYS top tier. Desi Vega's is my absolute fav.

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 4.8 stars by 1157 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 28 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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