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Cafe Degas

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3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-945-5635
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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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Covington, Louisiana
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been reading reviews before we went to Cafe Degas, and thought I had decided what I would eat. However, when we got there, the specials menu had so many more choices, that I got distracted. I normally LOVE soft shell crab, but their version was not very good. The batter was heavy and not seasoned. Thankfully, my husband... More 

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Lovelock, Nevada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got into NOLA late and were looking for a place to eat. We apparently didn't look like we belonged, because the waiter looked down his nose at us. He finally seated us in the back corner of the room. We were "overlooked" by all of the waiters and never did get our order taken. We finally left and went... More 

Thank didums30
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to come here! Onion soup was awesome as well as escargot!!! I ordered small plate of lamb and spinach ravioli. It was not my favorite. But tasted others hanger and veal chop and it was delicious!!! Wish I would have had time and room for dessert!!!! I will go back!!!

Thank Decoyqueen
Houston, Texas
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183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Four of us dined here and enjoyed the great Prix Fixe menu and a discount on wine. We started with our waiter's recommendation (from the regular menu) the Le Ravioli which was sparerib the night we dined. The ravioli came with a lemony sauce, it was surprisingly good with the beef, you always think of fish with lemon... We all... More 

Thank peripatetictexan_12
Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

They have a Prix Fixe meal that is well worth the price. I had a potato leek vichyssoise for an appetizer, pork loin with wild mushrooms and a lemon icebox cake for dessert. Nom Nom

Thank Jeni S
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My wife and I came here to celebrate my birthday while on vacation from the UK. We were received in a brusque and impersonal manner and placed at a table in the midst of a gangway. Our server confused obsequiousness with good service: gushing and fawning whilst at the table but otherwise inattentive. The mussels I had as an appetiser... More 

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Washington, DC
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This charming long-time favorite is a beautiful place to enjoy brunch. Eat on the porch overlooking the sidewalk and be surrounded by lush greenery; the fish with asparagus, mushrooms, and lemon beurre blanc was the best thing I ate during my entire trip. Walk it off by strolling over to the New Orleans Museum of Art afterwards.

Thank DCEllenH
Baton Rouge
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We attended this splendid N'Awlins restaurant treasury recently on a Friday after a niece's graduation from UNO as a Physical Therapist. The food and service noted below were superb, including the Mimosas and Beer - see my notes below. As an aside, I have passed Cafe Degas many times (but had not gone to) when attending the annual Crescent City... More 

Thank ThereseLittleFlower
Plano, Texas
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a lovely, neighborhood cafe near City Park. We were here for Sunday lunch/brunch. Four of us shared the large cheese, pate, and charcuterie board - deliciously served with fig mustard, cornichons, dates, grapes, and the meats and cheeses. Then 2 of us had the corned beef with poached eggs, one had the omlette with petite salade, and one... More 

Thank Leeanne H
Hammond, Louisiana
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

What can I say! Ooh la la!! True French Food and restaurant and ambiance beyond expectations. So French, food so good and really unique place to be especially when the weather is pleasant!! Such nice authentic French place in New Orleans! Yummy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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