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.