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Cafe Degas

4.6
4.6
2220 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

11:30 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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

Experiences

  • Tribaut-Schloesser Champagne Dinner

    $105.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 20, 2022 only
    Tribaut Champagne Dinner with the proprietor of the House of Tribaud-Schloesser family of fine champagnes, located in Romery, France. In association with Swirl Wine Shop. Tribaut Champagne Dinner Amuse Foie Gras Amuse Bouche Bacon fig compote served on crostini Appetizer Seared duck breast Salad Baby arugula – spiced pecans –red onions - cherry tomato – green apple BlackBerry balsamic vinaigrette Champagne Sorbet Entree Filet of Beef Wellington Potatoes au gratin- sun-dried tomato and Madeira sauce Dessert Chocolate mousse and tuile cookie

Popular dishes

What 2,220 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. l

    lala

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    1) Cafe was out of toast 2) No eggs benedict 3) There was no need for reservation because anybody who lives here avoids this place
  2. BM

    BrianM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We love the restaurant but this time the waitress was a bit scattered and my skirt steak was cold. I did not send back because it tasted good and did not want to wait.
  3. CN

    CurtisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Degas is a favorite of ours. Highly recomend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always, and Kenzie took great care of us!
  5. N

    Nola4luv

    New Orleans

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We usually adore Cafe Degas. At brunch this Past Sunday, they had no coffee, no iced tea, no eggs Benedict, no Quiche Lorraine. It was kind of a let down for the guest we brought after we raved about the restaurant and service. We will try again but really hope the “machines” and “supplies” are in better shape.
  6. R

    Remy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Not to be missed. Extraordinarily romantic, delicious food, high quality service that is not pretentious. Vous ne regretterez pas.
  7. SW

    SaraW

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was phenomenal. We especially enjoyed the duck and lamb! Will recommend to friends/family and come back when we get the chance!!
  8. TC

    TimC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant when ever we’re in New Orleans
  9. p

    pilot

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with family. Service was cordual and unrushed. Even though they were busy we never felt like they wanted to get rid of us. We had plenty of time to talk, eat and visit. everything we ordered was great. The only thing that was not up to par was the fries. They were a little limp.
  10. f

    fussy

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Disappointing. We usually really like this place. But we were seated at a street table despite having made my reservation long ago and asking for the terrace. It was not lovely. The chairs are old plastic cane and are very uncomfortable. Food was average Service was excellent
  11. MC

    MichelleC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe, food and service at Cafe Degas! A local favorite that never disappoints.
  12. JF

    JulieF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall, everything was really good. They were out of one item we wanted and it was a little warm in the area where we were seated.
  13. PH

    PatrickH

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in New Orleans. A hidden gem
  14. SE

    StevenE

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time last night at Cafe Degas. Tyler, our server, was terrific and right on time with everything. Loved the ambience, which included an amazing music playlist that we thoroughly enjoyed. Our only regret was that extra dessert, a piece of chocolate cake that was so rich and delicious that when I got home I needed a tall glass of milk.
  15. MP

    MicPic

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Loved the brunch menu😋
  16. MP

    MichaelP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. A bit pricy, but never disappointing.
  17. DN

    DonnaN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We usually eat diner there but wanted to try the Brunch and was very disappointed with the qualify of food. The crawfish ravioli's were not cooked all the way. The shredded duck crepes had no flavor, with very little sauce that was actually good but not enough to make up for the lack of flavor on the crepes. I would recommend but for diner and not the brunch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was lovely. Beautiful atmosphere- just a bit hot, but they do have fans. Food and service fantastic! Will definitely be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great as was food and drinks. Overall a very nice evening
  20. t

    twis

    New Orleans

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was very expensive and the portions very small. I don't expect to pay over $40 for a small crab salad and a cocktail
  21. LL

    LouLou

    Boise

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Degas is always a lovely experience. I have gone many times through out its history
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant!!! Service was impeccable and food is always delicious! Perfect for indoor outdoor dining experience
  23. H

    Havespoonwilltravel

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lunch
  24. b

    birminghamboy

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food was too salty. Birthday not recognized. Service was great. Flank steak was tough - too much gravy preventing experiencing taste of one of the most tasty meats in the market. Frog legs batter was not tasty and too salty.
  25. f

    flor

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food not as good as usual. Two of the things I wanted to order were not being served that day.
  26. DM

    DanaM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Brady was a great server! She picked out a great Pinot noir to compliment our meal and made the evening memorable.
  27. r

    redrev1

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a lovely family brunch.
  28. CT

    ChrisT

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Both our meats were well done on the sides and bloody rare at the bone, it was not medium rare. For a place that is supposed to be the best french restaurant in town they should know how to place specific cuts on their grill so they cook more evenly. Crawfish andouille cheesecake tasted like it was made with freezer burnt ingredients, I understand it's not crawfish season but there are better quality frozen crawfish available. Ravioli was delicious and beautifully made, super thin and delicate pasta that didn't break and was perfectly cooked. Wine list is nice with a lot of variety among French wines, but not having the vintages of Bordeaux, Burgundies, CdR, etc. is unfortunate. A French cafe with paper napkins is sad, what you'd expect at Epcot. In the end it didn't seem like a lauded French cafe in a city with centuries of French heritage and tradition but one you'd find in Tulsa on an episode of some rescue show.
  29. LC

    LoreleiC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cute romantic French restaurant. Food and cocktails are delicious.
  30. AD

    AllenD

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic Atmosphere. Great Service . Great Food. We appreciate what goes into the preparation of the food. It’s obvious that they take great care in the the attention to detail in the preparation and presentation.
  31. s

    searchin4foodgasms

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute place and such good food.
  32. C

    Carol

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was great. While all the servers were helpful and friendly, we had to flag them down to get waited on. They forgot one of our entrees so that the other person at the table had finished theirs before we were able to find out what happened. It was just an accident but there just were not enough servers.
  33. MM

    MichaelMac

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Wife and I went for lunch. Very cute little restaurant and was sitting at a good table (recommend reservations). However, the food was just all right. We ordered the mussels and escargot for apps. Both were just all right. Sand in the mussels and rubbery escargot. When our waitress came back to clear the apps she said our mains would be out soon even though she never took our order. They need to try harder! Too many great restaurants in New Orleans to pick from. Most likely won’t be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Degas never disappoints and is one of our favorites! Jeff and Lisette
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A date night for my husband and me. We go to Cafe Degas several times a year. Excellent food and service … a beautiful atmosphere… and a nice neighborhood to take a walk after a meal.
  36. EH

    EmilyH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with consistently excellent food and a great vibe!
  37. s

    sdvance

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for brunch and everything was delicious, as always!!
  38. RJ

    RonnieJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Soup of the day was mediocre--no flavor whatsoever. Tasted like simple vegetable broth. Grilliads had no actual meat in the gravy. Grits were okay. Eggs were okay. Bloody Marys were lame. Server was sweet but easily distracted from service area. This place used to rock. What a disappointment.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive. We had a reservation and we were sat quickly. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. We would come back again
  40. P

    Phil

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove in from Lafayette for a day trip. I made new customers for Cafe Degas. My friends loved it! Food and ambience were top-notched.

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 2220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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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