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Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119 (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #163 of 1,602 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Henderson, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Call early to make reservations, but definitely worth the wait! They were out of escargot, the tuna main dish and the rack of lamb by the time we got in, but the alternative mussels and lamb t-bone chops were delicious! The service was superb, the outdoor seating was a nice touch. Would recommend!

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Champaign, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had experienced nearly every Creole restaurant and wanted something authentically French. Café Degas did not disappoint! We started with the cheese plate. My husband ordered the veal and was so tender and amazing. Great portion size! I ordered the escargot with grits and a lump crab over arugula salad. Both hit the spot! I was expecting only five escargot... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Degas last night, probably our 8th or 9th visit. We went expecting it to be more than good...they exceeded our high expectations. The crawfish ravioli was absolutely amazing. We also had rack of lamb and soft shell crab, all beyond delicious. All in all it was a perfect bday dinner. Gustavo was perfect, allowing us to... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A romantic dinner was in store for my wife and this was the first place that came to mind. Great food is an understatement. Try a Pimm's Cup.

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New Orleans
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice casual fine dining restaurant in the Bayou St John area on Esplanade Ave. French cuisine. Good service. Excellent food. Reservations recommended.

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new orleans
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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