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 1448reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service & meal was excellent. Mar 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The weather was great and we sat out on the veranda by Esplanade. Very pleasant. However the food is very expensive and I don't think most of it is worth the price. It's good, but not that good. The eggplant terine was tasteless and had fried eggplant strips. I complained and they brought me more asparagus which was excellent. my friend's dinner came with a huge pile of french fries with the "steak" - if I want fries I'll go to McDonalds. My scallops/salmon were perfectly cooked and very tasty. The french onion soup is huge with lots of onions and cheese. very good. One other comment, there was an old house mildew smell in the front. Yes, it's an old house, but I don't really want an old restaurant to smell like it. Mar 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by We went on a Saturday that was pretty crowded. Maybe that's the reason the service was poor. We had to be looking for our waitress. The food was good though. Feb 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great atmosphere, excellent food & service. Feb 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by small quaint place, if the weather permits, sit on the patio area and enjoy the landscaping and atmosphere. Feb 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by love the place tks for the discount because it is rather high Feb 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by The staff/server were very nice -- seating very good.Disappointed in french onion soup--had it before & was great. Lamb was not near as good as in past. It was special occasion -- Valentines. Must have been an off night. Feb 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have always enjoyed this restaurant! It's one of my favorite in the city. The mussels are unbeatable - absolutely divine. Simply put, I am never disappointed when I come. Jan 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by It was a charming atmosphere-- although a little cold. Food was enjoyable and service was fine. Jan 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ambience is good, food is good Jan 26, 2015
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