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 1391reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The environment was beautiful and the food was great. The service was very well timed for us. Oct 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was excellent and service was great!It is unbelievable how well the chefs cooked in such a small kitchen. Oct 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The atmosphere and food was absolutely to die for. A cute young couple came in after just being married and we bought them a bottle of champagne. It was a very nice night. We will be back Oct 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delicious!! Oct 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful atmosphere, attentive and friendly staff and excellent cusine!We came here 12 yrs ago on first date then married and keep coming back Good Mojo. Sep 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cafe Degas is one of our favorite restaurants....the food that comes out of that tiny kitchen is AMAZING - consistently tasty and visually appealing as well. Ambiance and staff make it a fun experience always! Sep 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Our meal was good but unfortunately our vehicle was towed from the lot next-door. It cost us $187 to retrieve our vehicle. What a disappointing night. It would have been nice if the restaurant would have posted a large sign warning customers of the feud between them and the business next-door. If we'd have known we would not have parked there. Sep 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food is excellent. Great service-nice atmosphere. Sep 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by service, food, decor was excellent. Sep 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice ambiance. Really great food and service. Not run of the mill menu so go on line and see if it sounds appealing (I'm sure it will be) to you. Generous well made libations Sep 15, 2014
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