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Cafe Degas

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3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-945-5635
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very long wait for excellent food

The food was wonderful, Good vichysoisse. Excellent snails. The fried soft shell crab on a bed of greens was stellar. My companion had the hanger steak which she said was excellent and her fries were obviously fried to order. Baguette was the best I've had outside of France. Now ... will I be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
ParisienRebecca
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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FL
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to Cafe Degas before and absolutely loved it, but our latest foray found the fare lacking.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food was wonderful, Good vichysoisse. Excellent snails. The fried soft shell crab on a bed of greens was stellar. My companion had the hanger steak which she said was excellent and her fries were obviously fried to order. Baguette was the best I've had outside of France. Now ... will I be back? Not sure. The wait was interminable.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Off the well-beaten tourist path, this is a bustling little restaurant that has survived for decades, bucking trends and serving consistently good, mostly classic French bistro fare in a place that always has a good vibe. My favorite time to go is for Sunday brunch: they make a great Bloody Mary and the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had-- anywhere.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had lunch at Cafe Degas with friends after tour the Edgar Degas museum. The cafe provides casual dining experience with very good foods. I had the tomato soup and steak. Both had good intense flavors which I enjoyed. The foods are reasonably priced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We go to Cafe Degas every now and then and always have a nice meal or assorted apps with wine. Good and service have always been very good and we think of it as a bargain since we purchase and use a 'restaurant.com' coupon each time. Such a deal!

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Ucluelet, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went because of great reviews. We were sat quickly but then kind of forgotten. Ordered whole crab. It was breaded and deep fried to crunchy but had no flavour. No sauce to dip, nothing. Came with steamed broccoli and pretty tasty lentils. I expected more quality and something less bland/boring for the price. the price

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Jefferson, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Casual, yet a great dining experience. Food is always fresh and well prepared. We have ordered 3-4 course meals or just a couple of appetizers and salads. We have always been very very happy. Patio setting is kept cool, even in the hottest of summers. I was fine, but others found it a bit chilly. In town often for business... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great meal every time you come. Many specials to choose from. French onion soup and soft cell crab salad today. Parking might not be the easiest but worth any hassle.

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Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I and family have been eating at Cafe Degas about once per month for many years now both before Katrina and after. The food is consistently good to excellent. Try the seafood omelet. Discount coupons are available at the website and at restaurant.com. You can park across the street unless it is time for Jazz Fest. Circle around to find... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I will admit, I'm a bit biased. This is a favorite spot in New Orleans for multiple members of my family and my husband and I have been there several times. The menu is distinctly French (and delicious!), but not intimidating. But the service and atmosphere are the real stars. Some of the best service I have ever had at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds
  • Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
  • Phone Number: +1 504-945-5635

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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