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Desi Vega's Steakhouse

4.8
1905 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Voted Best New Restaurants "Class of 13" by New Orleans Magazine. Desi Vega is the restaurateur of Desi Vega's Steakhouse and Mr. John's Steakhouse. Both restaurants are consistently outstanding and locals' favorite place to "see and be seen." 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. The Who Dat Shrimp appetizer and Andouille-crawfish Mac & Cheese are favorite dishes of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans players. We hope you'll visit to see for yourself!!
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  • Prime Time in the Lounge at Desi Vega's Steakhouse

    Nov 17 - Dec 30, 2021

    Tue - Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Tuesday - Friday, 4pm-7pm $6 Maker's Mark and Tito's Cocktails $4 Well drinks and Import/Specialty Beer $6 Select Wine $3 Domestic Beer. Chef's Selection of Small Plates

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1905 people are saying
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vipKevinR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is always awesome. The staff is spot on

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JenniferB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, every moment of our experience was exceptional. I'm pretty sure this was the best steak I've ever eaten. And you cannot beat their impeccable service!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our servers were friendly and attentive! The food was ok, but I would only go again for the WhoDat shrimp. The steak wasn’t as tender as I would have liked it to be, the drinks were strong, the setting was nice, and overall it was a decent experience.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our team as we strive to provide the very best in food and service! We hope you will give us another chance to serve you!

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vipapajimg
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Desi Vega’s made our birthday celebration a memorable event. Highly recommended!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Happy Birthday, apajimg! We are so thrilled you chose to celebrate with us and to know you had an enjoyable and memorable experience! We thank you so much for your kind words, recommendation and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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Erich
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was excellent but our server was less than personable.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Erich - we are so happy you dined with us and that you took the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our team as we strive to provide the very best in food and service. We hope you will give us another chance to serve you in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Harmonica
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine food with an attentive staff makes for a first class evening in downtown NOLA. The potatoes au gratin were delicious. The peanut butter cake was a delectable desert.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Harmonica - thank you for dining with us! We so appreciate your very kind words and 5 STAR review, and just knowing you enjoyed every aspect of your experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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DavidS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect!!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Awesome, DavidS! Thank you! We are so happy to have had the pleasure of serving you! Thank you for your 5 STAR review! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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vipLuv2go
Birmingham
122 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and expectations were very much exceeded by Chef Muggsy & his team. Kevin & Louie were excellent with there service with menu recommendations. The cuisine was excellent as were the cocktails, wine and dessert. Can’t wait to go back!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

We are so thrilled to hear this, Luv2go! Thank you so much for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating, and for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your first experience with us!! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint! Every time we come to NOLA this is a MUST HAVE !

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us again! We really appreciate your positive feedback and 5 STAR rating! We love serving you and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience!!!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your experience in every respect! Thank you for your 5 STAR review and very kind comment! We are thrilled to have served you and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved Desi Vega’s. Food and service were Amazing . There was a little concern of how loud it was. Difficult to carry on a conversation.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our team and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents weekend

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks for being with us and for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed every part of your experience! Thank you for your 5 STAR review! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again!

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vipGregS
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Kevin, our server, was first class as usual .

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

GregS - we are so happy to have welcomed you back! Thank you for choosing to dine with us again and thank you for your 5 STAR rating! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed and we appreciate your kind comments. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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DiningwithHubby
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was pretty perfect, but there was a woman sitting at a table right next to us and she had a horrible cough. She kept coughing and clearing her throat and it never got any better the entire time we were there.I guess we could’ve asked to be moved as there were only two of us but we didn’t want to make a big fuss about it. I don’t know what your staff could’ve done about her coughing. She was not alone she had two people with her at the table. This has never happened to me before at Desi Vega’s and I hope it doesn’t happen again. It truly is what made the meal less palatable. Thank you very much.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for dining with us again, DiningwithHubby, and for taking the time to share your 5 STAR review as well as your feedback. We will share your comments with our team. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adrian and team were terrific, from cocktails to appetizers to entrees and wine; our Petite Filet and Ribeye were perfectly cooked as requested. We are locals and always enjoy our visits to this fine eatery. One minor complaint: a large and fun table of customers raised the noise level (no problem for us) but drowned out the background music, leaving just the louder bass sounds coming through the speakers (bam bam bam). Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you, Easyliving, for dining with us again and for your kind words and 5 STAR review! We love serving you and really appreciate that you took the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our team and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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vipFoodpatrol
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as well as the food. Will return again and again. Valet parking staff was terrific!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on November 19, 2021

Foodpatrol - thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your kind, kind comments! We appreciate your 5 STAR rating and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again and again!

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Restrooms need an overhaul

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, PeterG, and for taking the time to share your feedback! We really appreciate your 5 STAR review! We will share your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back very soon!

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vipWilliamC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Could not have had a better server with Hope and the meal was better than ever.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Hi WilliamC! Thank you so much for your 5 STAR review and kind words! We strive to provide the very best in food and service and we are thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to welcome you back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation after the Saints game. Everything was on point! Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but it’s a steakhouse in downtown New Orleans!!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your 5 STAR review! We strive to provide the very best in food and service and are thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience in every respect! We hope to welcome you back very soon!

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StevenL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The quail appetizer was awesome and was best part of the meal. The creamed spinach tasted sour and was not good. The lobster was great and the steak was great. The wine I wanted was not available. Ended up having to fill my own glasses of white wine out of the chiller and ask for water. Where I was seated, was bumped into a lot near the bar. For the most part it was good.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, StevenL, and for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. We will share your comments with our team as we strive to provide the very best experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again!

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vipEmilyA
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family evening with our grown children

Great food and fun times

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 STAR review, EmilyA! We strive to provide the very best in food and service and we are thrilled to know you and your family enjoyed your experience! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to welcome you all back very soon!

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GlenettaB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the food and wine was amazing. Pricey But worth it.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, GlenettaB, for dining with us! We sincerely appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We strive to provide the very best in food and service, and are elated to receive your feedback. We hope have the pleasure of serving you again very soon!

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thereall
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late and was still accommodated. We also had more people than we reserved seating for, and was still accommodated nicely. So I'm very appreciative. Everything was great from the service to the food! 20/10

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Wow, thank you so much, thereall! We are thrilled to have had the pleasure of serving you all and we really appreciate your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon!

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Angie
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis and Josh were great! The food, cocktails and service were absolutely perfect! Great experience before a Saints game - Who Dat!!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Angie, for dining with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review and hope to welcome you back soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at your restaurant.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! We are so thankful you chose to dine with us again and that you took the time to share your 5 STAR review. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon!

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EvaO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived @ 11:30, everyone very atentative and pleasant greeting at the door.
Enjoy seating and eating at the bar. Great cocktails and service was excellent
at the bar. Enjoy not being rushed.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

EvaO - it was our pleasure to serve you! Thank you very much for your kind words and 5 STAR review! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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ChefMartin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a home run... its what you would expect from a mid-to high end steak house. The food is not garnished...the flavors and quality of the mis-en-place is allowed to speak for itself. The Crab Cake comes out on a plate with a little brown butter and its one of the best Crab Cakes I've had... NO fillers...All Crab perfectly seasoned. the French onion soup is perfectly balanced and served in a traditional manor. The Filet served with Crab meat and Hollandaise is a classic winner .. Order a steak with the Foie Gras and you'll find that the Fois is perfectly prepared with its traditional hard sear and raw center...

Our server was on his game and you can tell he was classically trained and didn't miss a beat.. from offering just the right amount of attention to crumbing the table before entrée service (Which is a lost art in service in my opinion).

Great Wine list... Great Food...Great Service... Plan to spend about $150 per person to have the right experience...but you'll leave presently surprised, well fed and a little poorer... Enjoy

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

ChefMartin - it was truly our honor to serve you and to receive your 5 STAR rating and detailed feedback. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of serving you! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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KristenP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Kelly was a great server and had a great experience. We even saw a Saints football player at the next table. Very cool.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

KristenP - it was our honor to serve you! Thank you very much for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are thrilled you enjoyed and we hope to welcome you back soon again!

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SeanyK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A fabulous evening for a special occasion or to get out and have some great food! First time for my family to visit and everyone was so well pleased with the experience! Not sure what could have been done to make our evening any better we thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks, service and desserts! We be back!!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

This is so awesome, SeanyK! We are thrilled to have welcomed you and your family for the first time and to know you all enjoyed every aspect of your experience! Thank you very much for your kind words and positive feedback. We can't wait to welcome you all back soon again!

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vipKKNOLA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Hi KKNOLA! Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and thank you for your 5 STAR rating! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Lack luster food for price

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to provide the very best experience in every respect so we will be sure to share your rating with our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future!

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vipBrendaB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment!!!

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, BrendaB! We are so thankful you chose to dine with us again and that you took the time to share your positive feedback and 5 STAR rating. We really hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon!

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vipDanny
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS USUAL THE ATMOSPHERE, FOOD, & SERVICE WAS 5-STAR-PLUS.

MY WAITER KEVIN WAS ON THE SPOT AS ALWAYS.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Danny! We really appreciate your positive feedback and 5 STAR review! Thank you for choosing to dine with us again! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Rick
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were outstanding. A great experience overall. Will definitely come back.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you so much for being with us, Rick! We appreciate you! Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback and 5 STAR review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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andyk
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was awesome. She suggested drinks and because of her we tried something new! Love the Second Line drink. The steak was amazing. Our bread was refilled several times without wait. Overall a fantastic experience.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you, andyk! It was truly our pleasure to serve you! Thank you so much for your very kind words and 5 STAR review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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AmieR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was perfect service was excellent and the sides were excellent.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Awesome, AmieR! We strive to provide the very best in food and service and we are so thrilled you enjoyed every part of your experience! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! Thank you for your 5 STAR review! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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AmyB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The first time I'm writing a negative review. Dinner was disappointing. Taste is a 5 star. Quantity for the price 1 star. I'm sure it has to do with the shortages going on; however, if that's the case, I'll save my money and just not go out. I'm now on a mission to dine at other steak houses for comparison purposes, if their product has also dropped. I ordered the fried oyster salad, taste was awesome; however all I received were 3 dime size oysters, it was all lettuce. My friend and I ordered the Filet, both his and mine were half the size from what we always had, again the taste was on point. I hate saying I would not recommend Desi Vega, but at this time, no I can't.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Hi AmyB - thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so sorry you were disappointed with your experience! We strive to provide the very best in food and service and will be sure to share your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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DemequisG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and everything was great! The staff was extremely nice and friendly.

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Awesome, DemequisG! We are so happy to have served you for your first visit! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We so appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you enjoyed and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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CarlosR
San Francisco
1 review