Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks

4.7
779 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 779 people are saying
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DeonL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Accompanied by extravagant ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service from Nicole and Kamryn.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great and the service was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very good service.
Only down side parking was a little wierd

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Dette
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took our niece and her family who were in town for the holiday. Everyone enjoyed everything from appetizer to dessert! Great experience all around!

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Ucantbuyclass
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The location has a different menu than the downtown location and we had our hearts set on the lamb chops.

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SaraP
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service was great, but the food was not. The escargot was tasty, the lobster bisque was salty and arrived barely warm, the ribeye had almost no marbling nor flavor (but it was cooked to a perfect medium rare), and the lobster was waaaay overcooked. It was too pricey for what we got. Service was attentive and fast and the servers were fun. The kitchen just needs work.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was our first time there. Food, and service was amazing

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PKSSpate
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

well worth it - everything we had was D'licious :)

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vipOdell
New Orleans
545 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, but excellent tonight. Lobster bisque was wonderful. Steaks and crabmeat appetizers very good. Sides of cream spinach and Mac and cheese always good. The service is better than any of the famous restaurants in New Orleans. Don't go down town. Come here where the food is great, the service is the best and they are glad you came. Not so downtown.

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vipTristanM
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and steaks were impeccable!

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KenR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipPap70005
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Jefferson and arguably in the top 5 in the metro area. Safe convenient parking. The service and food are perfect. Managers always attentive to each customer
Great menu and food is always right on the mark.

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MackenzieT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING SERVICE (from the host, to the woman who filled our waters, especially our waitress!) everyone we came into contact with was EXTREMELY friendly. Our waitress was amazing! super helpful & offered mouthwatering recommendations! Hands down the BEST meal I’ve ever eaten out.. maybe eaten ever. Filet mignon melted in my mouth!! Will be back, more than once! Thank you Desi Vegas for an AMAZING experience with an UNFORGETTABLE dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Waiters were awesome. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second dining experience here, celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. Absolutely enjoyed it !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food1service1ambience1

Did not enjoy

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DustinC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks was excellent. All the staff wished us a Happy Anniversary and the food was great!

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vipRonald
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was GREAT food and service was outstanding and will return soon
Ronald Altobello

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were very attentive and friendly .

The food was delicious!

The ambiance made a great dinner a very special night to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as it always is.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, Food, Servers, everything was amazing!! We had steak, sea bass, King Crab. We had several people check our table the entire time to make sure we had everything we needed. This was my first time there, and I most definitely will be back!

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Paul
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately very disappointed- first time at Desi Vega's Metairie for my girlfriend's birthday. We were sat without menus, didn't receive them for about 15 min after asking twice. Place was busy but our service was off almost as if we were an afterthought. Had two steaks, sides and a bottle of wine which was half off on Tuesdays. Has to continuously salt everything because, although the right temp, everything was rather bland. We were not checked on at all until we were just about finished. Asked for the bill and the wine was charged full price (not surprising given the service). This was credited for the half off and when I paid the server asked "are you sure you don't want your dessert- it's free?" This was not mentioned until after the bill was paid. We we were asked three times what special occasion it was (girlfriend's birthday) but this was really not acknowledged. We were not asking for special treatment or anything free- normal service at what we assumed was a high end restaurant (based on price and reputation) would have been fine. Unfortunately it was not and I highly doubt we will return when there are other steakhouses in this city which are superior in food and service- at least based on my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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MalloryC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service! Cant wait to go back!!

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, HOWEVER, When I made the reservation I had noted that this was an anniversary celebration .Other patrons around us were acknowledged about their anniversary dinner. That was the only disappointing remark for the evening.
Regards,
Steve Bedford

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Charp
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Tuna appetizer & Butternut Squash Soup were outstanding as was Steak with Oscar added!!

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vipJennyC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent from the minute we sat down to when we left. The food was great as usual. The butternut squash with Tasso is a new favorite of mine. The scallops with risotto and their meatballs are other favorites. We will be back.

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mdpick
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and choices. Only knock for the evening’s food was the steaks. Temperature correct, but outside over-charred. Nice surprise with a shrimp tail remoulade pre-app. Pricing is high, but expected. The meatball appetizers are the bomb! I need that sauce for my pasta. Get the debris mac ‘n’ cheese as a side.

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kayjay
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never fail to deliver in every way. They are the best!

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vipRaoul9466
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Desi's is a nice place. Always a nice vibe going on. Food is good but the atmosphere is better.

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MindiF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We didn’t realize that the menu for this location was totally different from the one in New Orleans so we were a little disappointed. We waited a long time for service but the server made up for it in the end. Food was good but the cocktails were fantastic.

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Tallulah
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter recommended appetizers for the table and we chose the oysters and bar-b-que shrimp. Both were delicious and enough for four people. It was Halloween night and some of the staff were dressed up which was fun. Main entrees were delicious and looking forward to another dinner in the future.

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AliciaS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Although the decor and the staff are always pleasant. I felt the food was rather mediocre compared to the location on St Charles St.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!!! Wonderful way to say goodbye to my 50’s! Service and food was on point! Thank you

CAROL LORIO

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

First day on the job for the waiter. Which I understand but no steak knife, no water, etc. drinks took 20 minutes but the steak came out 5 minutes after we ordered it.
He told us wine was 1/2 price but then charged us full price.
Someone needed to be looking over him. We won’t go back.

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly good food - much improved over our last meal. The rib eye and the sea bass were excellent, as was the service. The selection of wines by the glass was also very good. The food was slightly delayed due to a large crowd at another table. Overall, it was a very good meal and an enjoyable evening.

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KenT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks is simply an outstanding dining experience. The wait staff is professional and service is the same. The presentation of food is done in classy fashion. The product is as good as, if not the very best steak product to be found anywhere in south Louisiana.

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DavidH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food ! Always on point👌

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday! Staff and service, food was wonderful! We will be back for sure!!

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Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks is rated 4.7 stars by 779 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.