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Cafe Degas

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3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
+1 504-945-5635
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience is special- dimly lit porch. Service always excellent and food is reliably delicious. Onion soup is a specialty. Also, love the quail! Soft shell crab is always delicious . Save room for dessert- French pastries !

Thank Josee F
New Orleans, Louisiana
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times- always good. Must haves ( to name a few) French onion soup, Prince Edward mussels steamed in white wine, fennel, herbs and comes with these lovely fries - pomme frites with a roasted garlic aioli salad de chèvre tiede ( beets, apples, blk pepper goat cheese, spicy pecans, a baguette, served over baby greens, hanger... More 

Thank artistwanabe
New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals and being New Orleanians, our choices of great food are endless. We still make a point to eat here several times a year. It is a small, quaint restaurant with distinct atmosphere. Typically we eat here in the spring and fall since it is open to the outside. (For those unaware of our summers, they can be... More 

Thank mandecat
Covington, Louisiana
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 

Thank jlegendre
Lovelock, Nevada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank richardcasselle
Washington, DC
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 70119-3119
  • 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?