Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 945-5635
Cuisine: French
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    open between 3pm-6pm, Wed-sat. Brunch on Sunday.
  • Amenities Private Party Room
  • Special Needs Organic Menu Items
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Banquet Facilities 10 - 20 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Attire Casual
  • Meal Times Served Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa


Cafe Degas was named after the 19th century French Impressionist, Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, who in 1872 visited New Orleans and stayed for a short time down the street at 2306 Esplanade Ave. French artist and restaurateur, Jacques Soulas, came to New Orleans in 1980, and with his friend Jerry Edgar decided to build a restaurant that would be reminiscent of his homeland, and where diners could experience French Bistro atmosphere (with a New Orleans touch), good food and an inspired Wine List. They chose the current location for old historic charm, the area's artful and picturesque appeal, and because the available space was just right for the effect they were trying to create. Space is indeed tight in this small cafe, and we use the lack of space as an asset. How, you wonder? Well, since there isn't enough space for storage, everything is bought fresh every morning. Through the years Cafe Degas has become a standard for quality of food and service, as we continuously try to perfect the art of enticing the palate with our deliciously prepared daily specials and wine selection. We hope to see you in person soon. Bon Appetit!!!

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1521reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very cool place. Had the softshell crab and was amazing. Jul 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cafe Degas provides a wonderfully fresh and consistently delicious menu with daily specials. The watermelon/feta cheese gazpacho was off the charts yummy and I personally enjoyed the crabmeat and andouille cheesecake appetizer. The hangar steak is wonderful and I could go on and on...The servers are also very attentive and mindful in asking about beverages/another cocktail. I always enjoy myself when I eat here. Jul 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pleasant & relaxing atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food! We also enjoyed the outdoor patio during the short wait for our table. The bartender was also great! Jul 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful atmosphere, great escargot & French Onion Soup! Jul 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always a great selection of fresh ingredients and surprising tastes. Jul 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and a wonderful setting. Jun 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food is delicious, the atmosphere pleasantly calm and quiet, the pace leisurely, the staff attentive----all combined make a charming and delightful dining experience! Jun 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great atmosphere. Great service. Jun 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food had a unique and awesome taste. I was expecting a little more from the dessert menu, but the appetizers and entree were amazing. Jun 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food well seasoned & flavorful Jun 1, 2015
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