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“A romantic cozy fine dining restaurant, great for good conversation or an intimate evening”
Review of Cafe Degas

Cafe Degas
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Ranked #234 of 1,997 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fairgrounds
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Very much enjoyed our evening at Cafe Degas, a charming converted house with a covered open air porch which overlooks a small park with a canopy of live oak trees, ferns and flowers. As several other reviewers have mentioned, the quarters are a bit tight, but we still enjoyed an evening of intimate relaxing conversation. The ambiance of the restaurant was very soothing and the service was top notch throughout, just the right amount of solicitousness, and frequency. A very nice wine list and the food was uniformly excellent from the crusty country bread that starts you off, to the dessert of creme brulee and a mouthwatering raspberry white cake, which was just the perfect match of sweetness and smoothness.
The mussels were truly excellent, worthy of the raves mentioned by others, I found the steak frites to be very nicely done as well, in our case, a true medium rare, with perfectly steamed broccoli side dish. Others at the table, had the veal parmesan, which looked more like a piccata to me, and tasted likewise. But the veal was cooked perfectly. Most of us had a mixed greens salad with Gorgonzola which was delicately dressed. One in our party had the French Onion Soup, and thought it heavenly.
We had a 7:00 reservation, but arrived about 20 minutes early and was seated with no delays. In fact, I would say that the reservation was on the early side, as the restaurant filled up around 7:45pm. Reservations would seem to be a must.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Eat at Cafe Degas several times a year. Like the wine list. Food can be excellent, but the kitchen can be inconsistent. Avoid the hanger steak. Mussels are always good, though. Recommended for couples.

Thank Victor S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food here was very yummy. I love escargot, and theirs was as good as I was hoping for. I had heard so much about the French Onion soup. If you like strong cheeses then you'll love it. The quail was delicious though small (like any quail dish). The entrees were suprisingly a very good size. Tables are a little close together but not so much that you're on top of each other. The ambiance is very nice overall.

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Thank MelLandsPate
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

i love small cozy restaurants...i just went here with my boyfriend for a sunday brunch and loved it. the soup of the day tasted home made I could have had another cup...i ordered the quiche which comes with a salad and both we so fresh and delicious...my boyfriend ordered the eggs Benedict and liked them as well...although he did say his all time favorite are were not these... we shared crepe suzettes for dessert...i am 100% coming back for lunch & dinner...their menu looks 'frenchy' tasty and ALL the entrees coming out of their kitchen looked great!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went to Cafe Degas for Sunday Brunch and were not disappointed. The restaurant was cozy and full of diners, yet we were able to be seated quickly without a reservation because we made it in just before the noon crowd arrived. The menu was French brunch fair and all our food was delicious, especially the mussels. The service was good, and the staff very friendly. Overall, it was a very nice experience and a good value for the quality of food and service. Make reservations if you have more than 2 in your party for Sunday brunch - the restaurant filled up quickly by Noon. The restaurant is on Esplanade Ave under the oaks, very close to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art - great location!

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Thank Lyle L
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