Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks

4.7
852 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 852 people are saying
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Alanna
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great! Excellent atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipSnikibar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! The steaks were perfectly cooked and the creamed spinach was amazing. We had the white chocolate bread pudding for dessert and it was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had to wait about 45 minutes for our table. Overall. Food was delicious. Our servers were great! We will definitely continue to eat there again.

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vipNolaJen10
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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DaveS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of best steaks we have ever had! Service was excellent.

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Daniel
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Steaks not all that , Ruth’s Chris is way better. Plus Steak Not cooked as ordered.

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Erac932
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, nice setting with very clean dinning room. Will be back. Wish they had more Abita beer products.

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ChiquillaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I read the reviews I was nervous, but from the time we step off the elevator everyone did an AMAZING job!! Spence and Wendy made our large party of 20 dining experience Special! The Manager made sure everything was Awesome. The food was delicious(Bone in Ribeye melted in my mouth). They even squeezed another table for us at the last minute. We will be back!!! Thanks for making my sons birthday Special!

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vipPap70005
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service as always spot on excellent. Allowed time for cocktails and conversation with attentive server but never rushed.
Good was perfectly cooked, all steaks served at temperature ordered. A top 10 restaurant inJefferson and arguably in metro.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience and the food was great!

Unfortunately, the lady at the table next to us was obnoxiously loud and I could barely hear my guest.

On the positive side, the service was tremendous!

The server brought our cheesecake out with a candle in it, since it was my birthday. He was a great server who knew the menu and the perfect wine pairing.

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Kevin53
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Steaks were not done to temp. Good flavor but my Steak was undercooked and my wife's was overcooked. Loud environment. Two of the three servers were very good main waiter was less then satisfactory. Overall a good meal but not great. Probably will not return. Better steak restaurants in the area

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, very attentive! Delicious food.

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WalterZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, crab bisque was outstanding as were the steaks. excellent service.

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PatH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch today.
Great food and service! Thanks y’all

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Birthday
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Me and 5 friends came to Desi for a dinner and small gift exchange. Hostess staff dry. No kind of warm pleasant greeting just blah! Waiter had no suggestions and just cared less. Our steaks was mixed up. And given to wrong person. So when we went to swap it, when picking up the hot plates he dripped the hot a$$ steak juice on my friends leg. Honestly he was rude about it. The mix up was his fault as the dropping the flaming hot steak gravy. No refills when asked honey its like i asked for the world. The manager never came over to see if my friend was ok. He dropped the check and they rushed us out. I wont be back at all. I tipped over the 20% to be kind. But honestly the service was poor… we are a group from the service industry and understand the difference of having a bad day to just bad service. This was a case of horrible service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Actually worst experience we have ever had at Desis. Waited 30 min before we got a drink and then it wasn’t cold. We had to ask for menus after the drinks finally came. They didn’t take order till after a hour of waiting. All the steaks were very under cooked from what asked. Service was terrible. We had to ask for refills, waited for ever for drinks, food and any service given we had to ask for. Thought waiter left bc we didn’t see if almost the entire night. Just a weird experience and very disappointed bc we were happy to celebrate our daughters sweet 16! New Orleans was always first class but the Metairie location was terrible to say the least!

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vipAdrianM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 16th birthday. Excellent service, great food! Definitely will return

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!
Food service and ambiance always top notch!
Bartenders are Amazing
Dex, Keirston, Johnny!

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vipRickL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.

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Themesong
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was outstanding. Great spot.

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JanS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful & delicious, everything! The red pepper soup was soooo good! Loved it

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This was our first time at this location, the interior is very nice, service was great. The food for most part was great, my filet was not very flavorful as I have come to expect with this restaurant. My biggest complaint is our table was right next to server station that happened to be very busy. Almost constantly having a server 12 to 16inches to my back was very annoying and distracting. Another thing were the menus, they were not cleaned and had smudges/finger prints on all of the menus we received. With covid running rampant, this was a big let down, thankfully hand sanitizer and wash room prior to meal. While this wasn't the most pleasant experience we have had with Desi's, I would still recommend his restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I’ve been to Desi’s quite a few times including this location, the cbd, Desi burgers, and Mr Johns for good measure. This time around was pretty bad. It took so long to get menus, we thought we were going to be told to scan QR code. We finally asked and got menus.
Aside from that we were seated so far in the rear and seated next to a table of three that continued to use foul language loudly their entire time. No one from Desi asked them to tone it down or be more respectful. I had my two daughters with me and it was embarrassing to say the least.
Our steak fries were burned and I won’t even get into the crab cake. 3 out of 4 drinks had something floating in it so much so it made no sense to keep asking. For whatever reason, we wanted to end this dinner experience as soon as possible.

Normally I’m even keeled but this was less than stellar as we’ve experienced better from Desi’s before. Hopefully this was just a one off.

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SeanM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday , service and food was great

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Diningdiva77
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and will be back soon!!

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MarleneL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, atmosphere.
We are very pleased with everything.

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Sue2
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish seafood! We went for New Year's Eve dinner and were disappointed with how some other diners dressed for a special occasion at a fine dining restaurant. A dress code would help.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we spent NYE at Desi’s! All staff was exceptional, beginning with Chris, who made our delicious drinks. The food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Greg was most attentive. Thank you to all!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

it was new years eve and we were close to the kitchen. but people kept dropping stuff and the kitchen was LOUD. Food was good. One steak was not cooked properly. It was not the best experience.

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MiriamF
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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1NOLAgrown
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls lunch, food was great, ambiance great, service outstanding.
Also, no rush. We sat after the bill was paid and caught up with no rush.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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SusanM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desi Vega Seafood is always a special occasion!

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RyanF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate

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LouS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Quality food, drinks and service.

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LoriR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had steaks, which were delicious and cooked perfectly. The bie debris mac and cheese was also excellent as was the bread pudding dessert. Great service as well!

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BetsieG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a birthday celebration for my friend. Service was good but would recommend Sending out a birthday dessert complimentary of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks is rated 4.7 stars by 852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.