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Cafe Degas

4.6
4.6
2112 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Voted Most Romantic Restaurant in New Orleans, this Faubourg St. John Bistro offers simple, yet artfully executed, classic French cuisine featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a fine dining experience in a casual outdoor cafe atmosphere on the beautiful and historic Oak-lined Esplanade Avenue.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed, Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 945-5635

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Joe Turley

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events either by buying out the restaurant or using the space on a closed day or time. Please contact info@cafedegas.com with any inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Neighborhood Gem

  • New Orleans

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. JF

    JimF

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Fairly priced for traditional french bistro fare. Nothing remarkable but generally good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forgot to tell them about reservation when seated. But had a great experience!!
  3. A

    Anon

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent server
  4. B

    Buck

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dinner was very good—celebrating a special event. In all honesty, their breakfast/ brunch really sets this restaurant apart. We have been many times for brunch and would go again in a heartbeat.
  5. EL

    ElizabethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we have been there for brunch. It was excellent. This is the closest to authentic French cuisine in all of the south. A must! Quaint, delicious, charming.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my husband’s favorite things was on the menus. In fact, there were 3 of his favorites, which he couldn’t get all. I had the duck crepes and they were unbelievable. I had gotten a salad and it was too much. They were over stuffed with delicious duck. The crepes melted in your mouth and the sauce was delicious. My husband had the bleak current sorbet. It was most delightful. We enjoyed the Champagne flight too. Our waiter was very attentive. We always have a great experience there even when it isn’t a special occasion.
  7. G

    Goodfoodgoodlife

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely champagne tasting with brunch dishes and enjoyed our time thoroughly at Cafe Degas!
  8. NO

    NOLAvisitor

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely happy atmosphere and very kind and attentive service. Someone in the kitchen may have been having an off night. The vegetables were either under or over cooked, salad soggy, steak overly salted, and the wine warm. Pretty spot if you don’t mind those things!
  9. C

    Cccc

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not nearly as good as they used to be.
  10. N

    Nola4luv

    New Orleans

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a great choice for dinner. Our server, Elizabeth was simply THE BEST EVER!!! She wanted us to have the best experience and went out of her way to make sure!!! We adored that she was covering our table and will ask for her EVERY TIME!! Thank you Elizabeth!!!❤️
  11. MM

    MonicaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We came for the French onion soup and were unimpressed. It was served hot with a thick layer of cheese over the top, but we found ourselves adding salt to the soup itself. The hanger steak was cooked perfectly, and the eggs Benedict had a creamy hollandaise and perfectly poached egg. I do not recommend making a reservation close to closing time. We arrived for our reservation and were rushedly greeted with the information that the kitchen will be closing soon, so essentially, hurry up and order. We were offered bread that never came and when I asked about it, our server returned with an almost rock hard bread loaf. We were overcharged and had to have our final receipt modified. Overall, we would recommend a different restaurant to travellers coming to New Orleans.
  12. BN

    BradNola

    Sonora

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Definitely worth checking out for the Pâté plate & board. Drinks and service were a tad slow.
  13. LM

    LeeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to eat at Degas! They have done a great job to create a wonderful and comfortable dining space at a restaurant in the summer in the deep south (we were there on a 100 degree day for lunch). Also had great NA cocktails as well as full bar.
  14. L

    Lisa

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our table was too small...cramped in the corner with small round table for 3 of us. Otherwise, all good
  15. CG

    CharlieG

    Savannah

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant never disappoints! Food and service (Brady) was outstanding...Father's Day lunch was the best ever...Started with escargot (my favorite in the whole city), filet served over mushroom bread pudding and asparagus all cooked to perfection, followed by creme brulee (also my fav in NO). Can't wait until my next visit!
  16. SD

    SheilaD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Escargot was yummy and so was the Salade Madison.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Worst dining experience ever at cafe degas. We’ve been coming here for 16 years and have never had such bad service. I will not go into the two hour ordeal to get our food, but needless to say it was mostly late, wrong, and the server was absolutely unable to deliver. They ended up comping us the meal but we went home hungry, angry, and disappointed. It will be a long while until we return. No management on site able to deal with any problems. Very sad.
  18. G

    Gillslits

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience! The food was so amazing, we had escargo and muscles along with other things and everything was delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was off base. Ususally hanger steak melts in your mouth but was a bit chewy. Ambiance was great as always.
  20. CD

    ChristopherD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday. Amazing food. Nice atmosphere. Very good service
  21. NM

    NicoleM

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great dining experience. Exceptional service, meal and drinks. Jason was such a great server!
  22. MK

    MKLB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time. Enjoyed the authentic French influence in the food and cocktail menus. Food was great. Will definitely go back.
  23. F

    Frankasauras

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The server needed to work more on his skills as a server and lose his silly accent. Food was great service, not so much.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Favorite go to brunch
  25. JD

    JulD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the experience, great staff and cocktails.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful meal, service and ambiance. Love this “familiar friend” of a restaurant!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are return customers and have always had a wonderful meal and experience at Cafe Degas. It is almost like you are dining in France.
  28. LB

    LibbyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    They really fumbled my reservation. We arrived and they had us down for 2. Open Table had us down for the correct 5 people. Guests came later and were told that there was nothing under my name. Chaos ensued.
  29. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance, food and drinks were incredible! The service was good as well
  30. GW

    GailW

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    What a disappointment. The service was very bad, the menu incomplete. We came for the duck confit, it was on the menu but it was no longer available. The hanger steak had a good taste but was tough. I would not recommend this place. It did not live up to the reviews.
  31. k

    kaed

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience4
    Very nice ambience and our server, who's name I don't know, was excellent. Lady with dark hair who came back and checked on us even though restaurant was full. Most of the orders came with roast vegetables which were not very good and non of us ate them. However, the eggs Benedict were excellent as was the hanger steak and omelette. We had an enjoyable lunch
  32. AG

    AnneG

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to Café Degas for birthdays have been a tradition of our family for years. We are never disappointed. We love this gem!
  33. CR

    CarolR

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Table P6 - ideally located - and a great waiter, and the food was yummy.
  34. JF

    JeanineF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. Relaxed yet elegant. Wonderful French food.
  35. l

    lilbanjo

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exactly what it should be...great french bistro food in a very friendly atmosphere
  36. s

    sailneworleans

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a step away from the usual. Romantic setting, great libations and food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. MD

    MDMD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A French Bistro under the oaks in the heart of NOLA! One of the most romantic places to eat in the city. One of my favorites for 30 years
  39. GD

    GeneD

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just walking or driving by, it's easy to make a presumptuous judgement about this gem of a restaurant. Didn't see any readily visible sign with the restaurant tucked away in the trees and landscaping. But OMG, what a great find. The service was attentive and genuine. We felt like we really mattered to them and they were happy to host us. Our reservation was immediately at the 5pm opening time. We knew we had found something special when the restaurant was full by 5:15. The menu was not overwhelming and the food was DELICOUS !! We were lucky to have Jason be our waiter who is from France, so together with his french accent, we felt we were in some gourmet restaurant tucked away in a some small town somewhere in France. A nice get-away from the busyness of downtown New Orleans. Highly recommend
  40. R

    Rachel

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a special place to catch up with friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Degas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 945-5635.

Cafe Degas is rated 4.6 stars by 2112 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu
Google Map for Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70119

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon St.

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed, Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Joe Turley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 945-5635

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events either by buying out the restaurant or using the space on a closed day or time. Please contact info@cafedegas.com with any inquiries.

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