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Cafe Degas

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3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
+1 504-945-5635
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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North Tustin, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Our tour guide on Haunted History walking tour mentioned that this was his daughters favorite restaurant. We decided to give it a try for lunch. It was really good and the staff was super nice. The atmosphere was very New Orleans, relaxing, not stuffy. Our teenage daughter also enjoyed it. We would go back.

Thank lucybgucy
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2014

our tour guide took us here, since it was his favorite place to eat. we had bloody mary's, french martinis, and old fashions...we had an amazing cheese board. it was delicious. soft shell crabs, french onion soup, unbelievable salads...it was jut great.

Thank Paige m
Key West, Florida
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We walked up to the restaurant without a reservation and the host and the staff were extremely accommodating. We had the pate board and the selection was varied and very tasty. I was looking forward to having something hearty and the veal medallions (huge) really hit the spot. The service was excellent and the restaurant is so low-key but still... More 

Thank Ruben N
New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Cafe Degas is a perennial favorite of ours for a delicious meal in a beautiful, intimate setting in one of the best New Orleans neighborhoods--mid-city, right on Esplanade. Whether you or dining on their cheese or pate boards with a beautiful glass of wine or eating some of the best hangar steak and french fries you'll ever have, it's a... More 

Thank Elaine C
Grand Prairie, Texas
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Wanted French Onion Soup so went here for lunch....out of town visitor from Miss. Soup was good, what one would expect....they use the kind of Swiss cheese which is not very nutty or sweet for the crusted top. Not very rich stock in my opinion but okay. Also had Swordfish with asparagus which was very tasty (about 20.00). Found a... More 

Thank borckman
New Orleans, Louisiana
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290 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

A regular haunt of ours. Although crazy busy the first Sunday of Lent for lunch, the staff coped well and the food was excellent. I had the mussels and fries followed by the grilled tuna fish salad nicoise. The wife had escargots and the crabmeat crepe, loaded with crab!

Thank cockney007
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We became a fan of Cafe Degas during Jazz Fest last year, and during a recent visit to New Orleans, we came back for brunch. We can heartily recommend brunch as well as dinner here. As other reviewers noted, the dining room is semi-open and conveys a sense of serenity with a small park across the street and a tree... More 

Thank TUFish
Cincinnati, Ohio
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Met a friend here for lunch. He lives in the neighborhood and is a regular so he steered us to everything fabulous. Sorry I can't remember specifics, we were in NO for 8 days and all the good food we ate is like a dream you can't quite remember but you smile just thinking about it. Lovely service, intimate setting,... More 

Thank Penny P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

In France there are little corner restaurants everywhere that have the same set menu and plats du jour, and a small bar with coffee and drinks. That's what Degas is. One would think New Orleans would have quite a few places following this ancient formula. We don't. I can only honestly review lunch, which I do quite a bit. I've... More 

Thank worldismyerster
Moorhead, Minnesota
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737 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

This is like dining in the garden. It is semi open and with a knowledgeable and attentive staff. Wine prices are a bit high but the food is good although not stellar. Solid is how I would describe it. Nice change from New Orleans cuisine.

Thank kawidd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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 Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds
  • Neighbourhood: 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?