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Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119 (Fairgrounds)
504-945-5635
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Ranked #172 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
new orleans
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After many five star meals at Café Degas, two recent visits have resulted in a less than stellar memories. The hangar steak was chewy and almost not presentable and the quail was dry and tasteless. Both dishes had been superb on previous visits, but after two off-nights, I fear a trend may be developing. We love this place and the... More

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New Orleans
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I have probably eaten at Degas over 100 times in the past ten years I've lived in the neighborhood. I can count on one hand the times I've been tepid about my food. These guys know how to deliver consistently well prepared food. Today, I had the halibut with toasted orzo. I left only the smallest morsel on my plate... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant, located on Esplanade Avenue near the museum in Bayou St John, is a treasure. The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is lovely, and prices are reasonable. While service can be slow when it's busy, if you get Gustavo as your waiter, his warmth, charm and courteousness easily make up for delays. Regular favorites on the menu include... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have had lunch here on many occasions, this was our first dinner experience. Love the menu, will eventually over many more visits eat through each dish! The place was packed,so space between tables was an issue,but the crowded space only added to the ambience & feel of this charming venue. We had a table for three....I shared the Moules(P.E.I.mussels), the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant in the area near City Park. Serving excellent food and traditional french dishes this restaurant is a favorite to take visitors or just dine out with my wife. The service is good and dishes like escargot and a cheese and fruit plate add to the traditional french dishes to make any dining here memorable. Reservations... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

tasty and romantic, french cuisine. Not the ritzy "foo foo, heres a teaspoon of something" place. Quaint location and with fufilling menu items.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Having lived in New Orleans now 20 years, restaurants that can't cut the Creole mustard just don't last. So what does that say about Cafe Degas? Clearly they are still doing well what they've done well for so many years. Cafe Degas doesn't come to mind as a go to restaurant when we've seen such an explosion of restaurants open,... More

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Danville, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a well known NOLA restaurant but I had never actually been there in multiple, multiple trips/stays in NOLA. Very quiet, tucked away location a world away from the Quarter & overdone tourist haunts. Service, main courses, deserts & wine selection were all excellent! Highly recommended , just don't "tell anyone"...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just ate dinner at Cafe Degas with some friends and we all had an outstanding meal. I had the French boudin with sautéed cabbage to start and my wife had the French onion soup. The boudin resembled a blood sausage and not the typical Louisiana boudin but was very good. The soup was very tasty. I the enjoyed the hanger... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have given a three star rating instead of my usual five for this, one of my favorite New Orleans restaurants (see previous reviews). The food, as usual, was excellent but we arrived at 2.55pm and met by the hostess. She had an unwelcoming look on her face and we thought they were closed, even though their website said they... More

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