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Café Sbisa, established in 1899 and the third oldest fine-dining establishment in the French Quarter, is proud to re-open under the direction of a new team to once again offer the highest quality French-Creole cuisine in a welcoming, historical setting that both locals and tourists will appreciate. Spearheading the new Café Sbisa are Mr. Craig Napoli, who successfully ran the notable restaurant from 1992 - 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and Chef Alfred Singleton, who met Craig when he started working for him at the former Café Sbisa as a prep cook. Now, the unique venue will once again open its doors to serve classic local fare like Turtle Soup, Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes and
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

Really enjoyed our Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch at Sbisa. Food was yummy (as were the bloody Mary's), great trio was entertaining, very attentive staff and the place just oozes charm.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Food was delicately and uniquely seasoned. Waiter was personal and professional. Jazz trio set perfect mood.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Traditional New Orleans Experience. A nice place to go to experience the traditional New Orleans meal. Service is traditional white linen with good wine list. A bit formal with live jazz in the background. Fried oyster salad and Courtbouillon excellent. This food is heavy but...very flavorful. Great as a New Orleans experience and can enjoy seeing the Mardi Gras parade go by while enjoying dinner, but not a place I’d visit monthly but rather as a tourist visit to New Orleans.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

After reading many, many reviews of the top-rated jazz brunches in New Orleans, I settled on Cafe Sbisa. But make no mistake - this food was far from settling! The 3rd oldest restaurant showed us stellar customer service, delicious, handcrafted cocktails, a spirited live jazz...trio and the best flavors we had our entire trip. The savory biscuits were perfectly hot and fresh and the Shrimp Beignets were tasty, but it was the Crawfish Etouffee Omlette and Andouille Hash and Eggs that stole the show!!! Their Sazerac and Mint Julep (with hand crushed ice) were the perfect accents to my meal as well. Of all the places we ate on this trip, Cafe Sbisa is the only restaurant we will be coming back to when we visit NOLA again... except for Cafe Du Monde - but that is a one-trick pony *wink* Check out that review and my other recommendations before you go to make the most of your time in this iconic city.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

My husband and i had a date night last night at Cafe Sbisa! Absolutely gorgeous dining room and bar. The service, led by Thomas, was warm, professional and attentive. Our meal was the type you read about in books. The presentation of our grouper and...courtbouillon was beautiful and matched only by the flavors of each. Cannot recommend highly enough!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

After having visited Cafe sbisa in the 1980s, it made such an impression on me that I felt the need to come back and try it again. I was thrilled to see that not only as the restaurant survived but seems to be thriving! We...went for Sunday brunch that had a wonderful meal with live jazz music!. I had the crawfish etouffee omelette which was out of this world! The entertainment was relaxing and so enjoyable with a jazz band entertaining us the entire meal. We will come back to Cafe Sbisa for sure!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

This quaint, clean restaurant served superb food. Service, prices, and food presentation were just awesome. The low volume (live) smooth jazz band was a great addition!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020

Went here for dinner during my last adventure in New Orleans-in fact I went twice, once for brunch and once for dinner. It never disappoints! There were bottomless mimosas at the brunch and we never had to ask for a refill. The service here for...both meals was just incredible! I will definitely return on my next trip to the Big Easy! A great place to dine!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2020

Wow, what a place! Not sure why this place doesn't come up on all of the "best restaurants in New Orleans" searches. From the moment we walked in, we knew this was going to be a special meal. Our server, Thomas, took our coats and...placed our napkins on our laps and we were treated to a most amazing meal. We decided to share appetizers, to save ourselves for the main meal. Turtle soup for us, fried oysters for our friends. My plan was to just have a few bites of soup. But when the soup came, I found I had my own bowl placed in front of me. The kitchen had split the apps for us. The 2 apps were delivered by FOUR servers! The 4 servers surrounded our table and the apps were placed on the table at the same time. The dinners came out the same way. All servers in sync. Placed on the table in unison. Very impressive. So not what we are used to. The food was fantastic as well. Blackened redfish, bbq shrimp, courtbouillon, duck a l'orange, veal and crab. Add in superb cocktails and a very talented live band who serenaded us throughout the meal and this was, hands down, the best meal we had in NOLA. Delicious food, fabulous service, great music and a warm & welcoming atmosphere make Cafe Sbisa a must-do.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Spent New Year's Eve at Sbisa and it was a wonderful experience, as usual. Always eat here when visiting NOLA. Our guests had redfish, courtbuilion...the filet mignon was the best steak I've ever had! Service is A+!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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August 21, 2019|
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Response from laurazzzz2014 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code
August 13, 2019|
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Response from 66judyb | Reviewed this property |
You have an option for bottomless or not. I believe it was around 15 a person for bottomless. Well worth it.
Jessica G
July 24, 2019|
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Response from lynnhharrison | Reviewed this property |
Not as such, though they can modify menu items (exclude meat sauce, capers, shellfish, etc) to suit children’s tastes and they have the usual soft drinks.
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