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Café Sbisa

4.7
4.7
1065 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun

Café Sbisa, established in 1899 and the third oldest fine-dining establishment in the French Quarter, is proud to re-open under the direction of a new team to once again offer the highest quality French-Creole cuisine in a welcoming, historical setting that both locals and tourists will appreciate. Spearheading the new Café Sbisa are Mr. Craig Napoli, who successfully ran the notable restaurant from 1992 - 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and Chef Alfred Singleton, who met Craig when he started working for him at the former Café Sbisa as a prep cook.

Now, the unique venue will once again open its doors to serve classic local fare like Turtle Soup, Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes and BBQ Shrimp using the freshest, locally-sourced seafood and produce. While many restaurants tout “fresh and local”, Sbisa means it, as the Napoli family owns their own seafood dock and distribution business in Hopedale, Louisiana.


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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 522-5565

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alfred Singleton Jr

  • Private party contact

    contact@cafesbisanola.com: (504) 522-5565

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    St. Phillip St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Entertainment

    We feature live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to a weekend jazz brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,065 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful brunch! Live band, delicious food, and $15 Bottomless mimosas.

  2. J

    Jazz

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice historic eatery. Food and service were great. Would go again.

  3. CS

    CharlesS

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    Their online menu offered Rack of Lamb for $32-$33. I ordered it, it was good, but.... I was charged $55!!!! Be aware of their menu prices vs what you are charged. The service was good, food OK, but being overcharged by $22 was not OK

  4. TL

    ThatLadyDJM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. The live music at Sunday brunch was an unexpected delight!

  5. NB

    NiaB

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVED the jazz brunch here! Bottomless mimosas & good music. Can’t beat that. The crab cakes and shrimp and grits were so satisfying

  6. MG

    MonicaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for brunch and as perfection- the food, server, ambiance!

  8. TJ

    TemikaJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fathers Day

  9. AM

    AnitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Help was extremely friendly and accomodating and the food yummy

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We’ve been here several times and it’s always delicious. This time, I tried the Court-Bouillon and it was out of this world. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is friendly. One of me favorites in the quarter.

  11. LL

    LorieL

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner experience while on vacation. Nice friendly service, delicious food in beautiful ambiance. Would dine here again.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food, cocktails and service at Cafe Sbisa was outstanding!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a New Orleans style brunch. Very nice . Very fast, hot and delicious food. The service was wonderful. Very friendly staff. Music was also nice.

  14. c

    cliffordp

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great Food and Service - Thanks!!

  15. NA

    NickA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food in great setting. Gumbo was delicious!

  16. S

    Stubbscrew

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our visit to Sbisa. The BBQ shrimp was delicious. The trout dish was delightful too. The jambalaya pasta needed more flavor. Shrimp and Grits were great. Service and ambiance was perfect. Next time we would book on a night with live music. In general it was very good, and worth visiting.

  17. Z

    Zinman

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had a delicious dinner at Cafe Sbisa. Both the Seafood Gumbo and the Turtle Soup were very tasty. The Trout Eugene was outstanding and the Seafood Jambalaya was no slouch. Be prepared for large portions but leave some room for the fabulous Crème Brûlée.

  18. KT

    KayandTheo

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service with great attention to detail. Food was amazing and full of flavor. The live band was spot on. VIP treatment from the time we walked in. A must visit while in Nola. We will be back.

  19. b

    brownisallpurpose

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing place for a date! The food is top notch, and the service was lovely.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the time we walked in until the time we left was top notch. The best end-to-end dining experience I have had in an extremely long time. The hostess, waiters, music ... all perfection. The FOOD. THE FOOD was absolutely phenomenal. My cocktails were perfect and my water glass stayed full. Zero complaints. Nothing but praise.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked a reservation at this restaurant to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary and everything was amazing! The food, the service and everything in between was excellent. The interior was very romantic, we were pleasantly surprised. We’ll definitely be dining here again soon. The Gumbo and Shrimp and grits was so good!!!

  22. SB

    SteveandBob

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful brunch experience! The staff is to quality as is the food! Never had better crab cakes. Wish we could have tried dessert. Jazz was wonderful!!!!!!

  23. RC

    RonnishaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I chose Cafe Sbisa for my birthday dinner and it was nothing short of amazing! The food, live music, service, and cocktails were top notch! Definitely recommend and we will be back very soon! Do yourself a favor and try this place!

  24. KW

    KevinW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible spot, known well by locals but not touristy. Great food, drinks, and service. Big portions, so come hungry!

  25. LN

    LindaN

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    When I booked the reservation, the restaurants website said they had live entertainment from Thursday through sunday. We went on Friday night and there was no live entertainment. The service was quite good and the food was slightly above average. My wedge salad was starting to brown on the edges.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was a little slow, but not extremely. We had a reservation and were sat immediately. The food was delicious. Everyone had a different entree and each was really good. Be sure to ask about the heat level of each dish. I had the trout and it was not spicy at all (which was great for me) but my daughters shrimp and grits were extremely spicy (which was not great for her). I would eat there again if someone wanted to go there, but there’s so many great places in New Orleans that I would pick somewhere else new to try.

  27. V

    Vance39

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was very nice. The waiter and waitress were attentive and made sure we had what we needed at all times. The food was delicious and we had a lot on our plates for the cost. I will return again.

  28. SA

    SANDRAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best kept secret in New Orleans! Wonderful food and service!

  29. b

    booskitchen

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and good food. We were there for brunch. Catfish was fantastic. Good coffee. Old New Orleans ambiance.

  30. J

    Jenn

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service and a wonderful band!

  31. SJ

    StevenJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time eating a Cafe Sbisa - the food was fantastic for our group of (4) later in the evening on a particularly swamped Friday night. We all enjoyed our food - and while service took a while to get moving, once it did - the food made up for any delays. The seafood gumbo was terrific - the barbecued shrimp was bold in the best of ways - the drinks were perfectly served (that perfect blend that makes them so easy to drink they feel dangerous when they ‘hit’). Terrific food!

  32. l

    librarychick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. Great jazz. We forgot our "to-go" box when we left and our server Kevin came out and found us on the street to make sure we still wanted it-way to go above and beyond!

  33. MV

    MakivaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Nice place to go on a date. The environment was nice and the food was great.

  34. l

    loisb

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had trouble parking..your staff was understanding and told us they will hold our tables. Turning away people wirh no reservations I was afraid ill lose my spot Best staff...delicious food...excellent band...and excellent all around.

  35. D

    Drtchris

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Worst meal in New Orleans by far. The service was non existent. The hostess tried to seat us at a table right in walkway and gave me a bit of hard time when I asked for one out of the early more. I said I have had this reservation for 2 months who is possibly ahead of me? Well the table that got preferred table near us was surrounded by servers and got Thor wine way before we did it took more than 40 minutes!!! Then we ordered and got a salad. They refused my friend an appetizer with onion strings. I get it but zero accommodation. Then the wait for the food. Thought they forgot about us. My jambalaya pasta was over spiced. Like dry spice dumped on top before they brought it out not mixed in and cooked in the sauce. Wtf? Others food was better but no one raves about their food. We asked for more bread during wait and of course they brought it to other table. And we were without water so long I almost went up and got the picture myself. Just horrible and rude service all around. Don’t waste your money.

  36. JC

    JudithCoMo

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    This was very good food. I would describe our entrees as quite rich but generally well-seasoned. My favorite was the crawfish beignets but the soft shell crab was fun too. The trout entree had a seafood gravy and the pasta and shrimp and grits were spiced toward medium hot but flavorful. Lovely atmosphere. Located near the French Market. Perhaps not worth a special trip but great if you are staying near this area! Wait staff busy but attentive.

  37. L

    Local92

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great jazz brunch! The pasta jambalaya here has been mud favorite meal so far! Seafood gumbo was also a hit. Definitely plan to return on our next visit to NOLA.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Hostess was very accommodating after Open Table changed my reservation without any notice. Unfortunately they were understaffed and had several large parties. It took a long time to get our food which was okay. I ordered my filet medium rare and it was more of a medium. The shrimp and grits was so spicy one of my guests could barely eat it. The crème brûlée was heavy and not very good. My guests enjoyed the chocolate cake. Our server was as attentive as he could be with us, a table of at least 8 and another one with 18. The ambiance was cool, but I don’t know if I’d go back again based on the food.

  39. V

    Views

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fabulous, authentic NOLA restaurant! It never disappoints. The Chef/Owner Alfred Singleton is often out and about in the restaurant or at the door welcoming folks. The staff is so nice at every level and the food…..fantastic! I had the veal and crabcakes both wonderful, my husband the special porkchop which was almost a small roast, shrimp apps for friends and chicken entree which everyone raved about. My friend has celiacs and diary allergy so Chef Alfred came out to work with her on how he would prepare her meal and she loved it! Our server Gregory was amazing, Mia at the bar was lovely, music was great…..an all around wonderful dining experience! This is our most visit place when we come to New Orleans!

  40. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    I didn't stay because the menu didn't have much too offer I'm sorry.

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Café Sbisa is rated 4.7 stars by 1065 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Café Sbisa

1011 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St. Phillip St.

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alfred Singleton Jr

  • Entertainment

    We feature live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to a weekend jazz brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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