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Cafe Sbisa

1011 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
+1 504-522-5565
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“trout” (11 reviews)
“turtle soup” (15 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1011 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Sbisa. The surroundings were wonderful and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed the seafood gumbo, crab cakes, and would definitely recommend trying the courtboullion as an entree. Service and food made it an all around great place to...More

Thank MillieNess1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing service, with 2 servers helping our table of only 2 people. Reservations are recommended. The food was fantastic. Enjoyed turtle soup, veal and crab with lemon, and a delicious dessert. We were seated on the second level. It was a bit noisy, but fun...More

Thank Erica F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met here for a Friday night dinner. Service was excellent! The food was wonderful. It was the best meal that we had in New Orleans. The lamb shank and the trout Eugene were spectacular. Good wine selection and great pre-dinner cocktails. I would skip...More

Thank sara j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no shortage of restaurants to chose from in NOLA, and historic ones too. Our research lead me to Cafe Sbisa, the third oldest fine-dining in the area. I love how the restaurant looks, you can see the history. They are supposed to have...More

Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is cute and decoration is pretty cool. While waiting for our table to be ready, I ordered a Moscow Mule drink at the bar and it was delicious! The bread was yummy and the waitress was super helpful. The chef also came to...More

Thank Natalia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant in a really cool old space with an ancient old bar that sells great food. We were there for the Jazz Brunch, the music was terrific and the acoustics were excellent, everyone could hear the music and we could still...More

Thank jimbo973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good- service was abysmal. We had one drink- never got asked if we wanted more. Shared an entree we had to eat off bread plates as dinner was tossed on table with no extra plates. Discussed our poor service with the host- who...More

Thank mkw06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, prime location over looking the French Market. Great Sunday Jazz Brunch wirh friends.

Thank brenda f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little place in the Quarter! We had Sunday Brunch with friends. Unfortunately the friends were running a bit late, but the restaurant was very accommodating despite the busy time period. The Jazz background was so nice and the food excellent. Hubby says...More

Thank Staci V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was outstanding and our server Patty was great. We arrived a little early for our reservation which was set up by Sally one of the concierge's at the Hilton. We were seated and greeted by by Sally at our table. on the first floor....More

Thank l0v3_2_travel
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Erik L
23 May 2017|
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Response from kickdog | Reviewed this property |
There is not a dress code. A jacket is not required for brunch but you can feel free to wear one. Business casual is fine if you are more comfortable that way. We were there on Saturday and the gumbo which changes daily was... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
    (St. Phillip Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-5565
  • E-mail
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 BBQ Shrimp using the freshest, locally-sourced seafood and produce. While many restaurants tout “fresh and local”, Sbisa means it, as the Napoli family owns their own seafood dock and distribution business in Hopedale, Louisiana. The Sbisa team has been diligently working to renovate the notorious building directly across the street from the French Market while ensuring its old-world charm is maintained, including a hand-carved mahogany bar dating back to 1903. Patrons will still be able to view famous artist and one-time Sbisa regular George Dureau’s painting above the bar; the mural of French Quarterites including Sbisa employees, regulars and Dureau himself has shined for decades and will continue to be an artistic centerpiece. We look forward to meeting you during dinner or weekend brunch and are confident you'll walk away feeling pleasantly satisfied, having just had one of your most memorable dining experiences inside our four walls.
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