Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks

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Steakhouse
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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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WillisB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Our server, Mike, was great. Out of town guest was very impressed.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you, WillisB, for your kind comments and 5 STAR review! It means the world to us! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon again!

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had both seafood and steaks and all was cooked to perfection. The service was outstanding and we will be back!!!

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Responded on March 10, 2020

We really appreciate your kind words, LynnC, and your 5 STAR rating! Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! As always!!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on March 9, 2020

Terrific! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience! We thank you for dining with us again and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Jackpot61
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun dining, excellent food, service not only impeccable but attentive to small things & fun, high energy as well. All staff, Hostesses, waiters, their assistants & managers all add to the enjoyable dining experience.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you so much, Jackpot61, for your very kind comments and 5 STARS! We are so happy you dined with us and elated that you enjoyed everything about your experience! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipPap70005
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin is everywhere. He passed our table a dozen times not interrupting but observing making sure all was in order
Amazing restaurant. Best service anywhere.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks SO much, Pap70005, for your very kind words and 5 STAR review! We are so happy you dined with us and thrilled you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quick birthday dinner

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks so much for joining us on your special day! We thank you for your positive feedback and we look forward to serving you soon again!

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Pops
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food & Service!! Great Staff! Very Comfortable! Treated you like family!!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks, Pops, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! Your comments mean the world to us! We are so grateful you chose to dine with us and we hope to welcome you back soon again!

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SusanA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining. Had drinks and apps in the bar then met our friends at the table for a very enjoyable dinner. Several different people checked on us throughout the evening to make sure everything was good. Food and waitstaff very good.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 25, 2020

SusanA - we are so happy you dined with us! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review! We hope to serve you again soon!

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TammyW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Desi Vega's on a whim. It was outstanding! The service was friendly and professional. The food was delicious! We enjoyed the atmosphere! We will definitely go back!

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Responded on February 28, 2020

Terrific, Tammy! We love that you chose to dine with us and we love your 5 STARS and kind words! We can't wait to welcome you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. The food was spectacular. A definite favorite. I wish I could remember our server’s name bc I’d give her a shoutout!! She was phenomenal. Thx for a great night!!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you VERY much for your 5 STAR review and very kind comments! We're so happy you dined with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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AnaP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service, not overcrowded even on Valentine’s Day.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you so much, AnaP, for your 5 STAR review and kind words. Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, and service was wonderful. Only complaint- our table was near the kitchen, and it took away from the ambiance. But, it was a very busy evening.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

We are so happy you dined with us and really appreciate your feedback! It's very important to us! We hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you again soon! We look forward to welcoming you back in!

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vipnolamom
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four people dining this past Saturday night and it was wonderful. Alex was so very accommodating and made sure we were happy the entire night, he is exceptional! Our food was delicious, our food choices were: crabmeat salad, outstanding, tuna tar tar, incredible, bone in ribeye and bone in strip, petite filet and fish almondine with crabmeat, I can't say enough how delicious the fish was and everyone raved about their steak choices. We had a side of mushrooms and green beans! All very delicious, great wine list as well, we had the Hoopla Cabernet, I suggest you give it a try if you haven't already!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks SO much, nolamom, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and that you took the time to provide your feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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DanaK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We will definitely come back to eat and drink again.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

We're so happy to hear it, DanaK! It was our pleasure to serve you! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5 STAR rating! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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LonnieandLisa6
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening for my Mom’s birthday. The food was amazing, the drinks were awesome, and dessert was phenomenal. Patrick made sure everything was on par and Alex made his usual visit to catch up and say hello. Thanks for the birthday wishes Alex. They really know how to make your dining experience memorable. We can’t wait to go back!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

LonnieandLisa6 - we really appreciate your 5 STAR rating and very kind words! We are so happy you dined with us on your Mom's special day and so happy to know you all enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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ChrisR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Our new favorite steak restaurant. Service was outstanding.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

We're so happy to hear this, ChrisR!! Thank you for your kind words and your 5 STAR rating! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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QueenP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My spouse and I had a late Valentine’s Day dinner at Desi Vega’s in Metairie. I had only been to Desi Vega’s one time before, years ago at the downtown location. I loved everything about my first experience (except the price lol) so I chose to go back for a romantic evening. Due to carnival season making access to the downtown location difficult, we decided to dine at the Metairie location. We had reservations so we were seated immediately, which was great. The layout is kind of awkward and it isn’t as upscale. It was noisy, taking away from the romantic ambiance. I was surprised to find out that the menus are not the same. Our waiter, who was great, pointed out that this location specialized in seafood. I couldn’t remember what I ordered the first time but I know it was delicious; but I assume it was steak since it’s a steak house. The steak at the Metairie location smelled so good but the food was just ok. My husband ordered the bone-in rib eye, which wasn’t as flavorful as he’d hoped. He also ordered some potatoes which were boiled and lightly seasoned. We thought it odd for boiled potatoes to be on the menu but not mashed or baked potatoes. I ordered the tuna medium well, but it seemed a little over cooked. My lyonnaise potatoes were good and the asparagus was fine. The Pinot noir wine was great! I don’t think my husband was impressed enough to return. I think I may give the downtown location another shot in hopes that this experience was exclusive to the Metairie location.

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BryonR
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding surf n turf. Staff and service was exceptional.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks, BryonR, for your 5 STAR review! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and to know you enjoyed the Surf & Turf as well as the service you received. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience and elated to receive your 5 STAR rating! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to serve you soon again!

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JayV
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, We had left overs that warmed up beautifully the next day. Will go again soon.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you so much, JayV, for dining with us and for your 5 STAR review and comments! We're so happy you were with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon again!

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TammyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Definitely a nice experience. Wait service was very attentive and often reminded us of his name. We had a boiled selection of seafood. It was good but not great as not a lot of flavor. Maybe just not the right selection for this restaurant. I would definitely try them again though. Very nice atmosphere.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are so happy you chose to dine with us, TammyS, and we really appreciate your feedback! It's very important to us! We hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you!

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KathyO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desi Vega is always consistent the food and service always top notch.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 14, 2020

KathyO - thank you very much for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon again!

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LydiaD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Noise level was very high. I realize we were a larger group but it was difficult to have a conversation.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback, LydiaD. It's very important to us! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and we sure hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine there, and GM Kevin is outstanding.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5 STAR rating and very kind words! We are so happy to have served you again and look forward to your next visit!

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ReneE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best service in the city. We come here whenever we are able to

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thanks so much, ReneE! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We can't wait to welcome you back next time!

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vipJRPEM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Desi Vega’s. The service and food were both exceptional! I had the Steak and Lobster, my husband had the King Crab legs. Both entrees were cooked perfectly. We will definitely be dining here again in the future.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 11, 2020

Terrific, JRPEM! We're so happy to read your comments and to see your 5 STAR rating! Thank you so much for dining with us! Come back and see us soon!

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Rosie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers, Brandon and Trevor, made our dining experience a true pleasure! Very friendly, informative and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious, as a,ways! It was a little noisy when we were initially seated because Happy Hour was just ending and the bar was packed. It did quiet down a bit and it did not detract from our lovely evening. Thanks so much!

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vipBeshnomore
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was superb. Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Will go back again!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much, Beshnomore! We're SO happy you chose to dine and celebrate your wife's special day with us! Thank you for providing us with your feedback about your meal and service! We really appreciate your 5 STAR rating and hope to serve you again soon!

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GregB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desi always does a terrific job and offers great value. The service is stellar and the preparation is consistent. I recommend both Desi restaurants at every opportunity.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you, GregB, for your very kind comments and for your 5 STAR review! We're so happy to have welcomed you back and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time on a special date night/early birthday dinner with my Wife! Desi Vega’s Restaurants never disappoint!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thanks so much for celebrating with us! We're so happy you dined with us and really appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your experience! Thank you for your 5 STAR rating! We hope to serve you again soon!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first Desi Vega experience was spectacular. Prompt service. Entertaining wait staff. Amazing lobster and filet (best filet I’ve ever tasted and I’ve tasted a lot of filet!). We’ll be back!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you so much, RobertL, for your kind comments and 5 STAR review! We're so happy you enjoyed your first experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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ErinA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Cannot wait to go back ! Best escargot I’ve ever had!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you, ErinA, for your 5 STAR review! We are elated to receive it and your very kind words! We hope to serve you again soon!

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TRidge
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was on point. The greeting by the hostess, service, food and drink, were all great. This is the second or third time we've had Amanda as our server and she is the best.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on February 5, 2020

TRidge, thank you so very much for your 5 STAR review and for your kind comments! We're so happy to have welcomed you back in and look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was over the top!
Waiter Brandon and Trevor!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your very kind words and for your 5 STAR rating! We will share them with our team! We are so happy to have served you and we look forward to welcoming you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. A+

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 29, 2020

Terrific! We love receiving 5 STAR reviews!! Thank you for yours and for your kind comments! We are so happy you dined with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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mgirl
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful at Desi Vega’s on Vets!!
Service, and food always wonderful!!
Brandon and Trevor did a great job!!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 28, 2020

We love to receive positive feedback, mgirl, and we thank you for yours! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! Thank you always choosing to dine with us - we can't wait to serve you soon again!

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LonnieandLisa6
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husbands birthday at Desi’s and it was awesome! Ariel and Kristin were our waitresses and they made the night special with great care. Alex always visits our table to catch up, and it’s always a pleasure. Our experience was wonderful and I would highly recommend this place for any occasion.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 28, 2020

Wow, LonnieandLisa6! We really appreciate your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you chose to celebrate with us and that you choose to come back again and again! We can't wait to welcome you in again soon!

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vipromybelle
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love. Our perfect date night restaurant and 3 minutes from home. Thank you!

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 28, 2020

SO happy to receive your 5 STAR review and very kind words, romybelle! Thank you! Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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DavidP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was very good. Nice setting -- we liked the layout.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you, David, for your kind words and 5 STAR review! Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon again!

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vipRonJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great seafood, well prepared & presented, in a quiet, clean atmosphere.

Desi Vega's Seafood and Steaks
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback, Ron! We are so happy you chose to dine with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon again!

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