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Cafe Degas

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3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
+1 504-945-5635
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Monroe, Louisiana
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Enjoyed breakfast there with wife & grandson last week. He must have been starved to eat a filet w/eggs for breakfast. My wife had the omelet with shrimp; it was delicious. I had the fluffy Belgian waffle, also delicious. Excellent service; get a reservation.

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

My girlfriend and I celebrated her birthdate at the this amazing French Bistro. We sat outdoor and ordered a bottle of wine with a "Le Plateau De Fromage". The main course was excellent and I highly recommend the red fish and the fried veal parmesan medallions. This amazing place is fine dining at its best The low lighting at night... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The escargot and boudin were my favorite parts about this meal. The escargot was flavored with garlic and good size. The boudin reminded me of something from my past growing up in southern Louisiana. The french onion soup was good as well, my only complaint was that the cheese was so thick I was almost afraid of choking. My entree... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Three of us were enchanted by the appearance of Cafe Degas as we drove by in the evening. The outdoor tables and the lighting beckoned us to stop. We settled in at our table and ordered a glass of wine and an andouille and crab cheesecake, fried oysters and onion soup. They were all excellent. For the main course we... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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606 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Having specifically identified all the restaurant venues in New Orleans that offer outside dining out path to the sculpture garden took us down Esplanade and we decided to try this out for a late lunch... Perfect!! Three page menu, two regular and one special made me think that I should spend another week in NOLA so I could sample all... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We eat at Cafe Degas every few months. Tonight the food was very very good. Only one complaint. One waitress had a nose ring. I am not a prude but its just nasty and does not belong in a "high class" French restaurant. Another waitress had tattoos showing on her arms and her chest because she was wearing a sleeveless... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Cafe Degas is one of our local "go to" places. The neighborhood feel, friendly and consistent service and reliable French Bistro menu keep us coming back. The wine list is quite a good value too.

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South San Franc
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We just happened upon this restaurant and what a lucky find! Highly recommended for delicious food at reasonable prices!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I love Cafe Degas - probably my favorite lunch place in New Orleans. The food is consistently good and the ambiance is superb. On this occasion we started with a pate' plate which was very good. This was followed by our appetizers - crab and andouille sausage cheesecake (yum) for me and their fabulous French onion soup for hubby. My... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

this small restaurant/bistro in mid-city is worth the effort to find. when the weather is nice half of the seating area is in an open-air porch setting. the menu is limited but offers plenty of options for the real deal in "left-bank" bistro cuisine. service is friendly. the kitchen is steady and consistent. the flavors follow the original french recipes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds
  • Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
  • Phone Number: +1 504-945-5635

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?