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


Café 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 café, 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 Café 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 1303reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food and service on a busy day without reservations Jul 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by I ordered a soft shell crab salad that noted the ingredients were all local- including corn and okra. I had maybe two okra and canned baby corn. We were never asked if we enjoyed our meal. Then I made the mistake of ordering decaf with our dessert. It tasted 100 years old. I normally would have said something but it seemed that our enjoyment was not a high priority. It bummed me out truly. Jul 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful environment in a very old New Orleans neighborhood. Traditional French food served in an intimate atmosphere. Jul 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice quaint, cozy place. Jul 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by server is attentive and food was good but salty. I ordered the wrong dish, i didn't like the sauce that was put on the fish. Jul 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by We had the omelet and it was very bland. Jul 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As always, the food was great. Jun 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The bread was homemade and the food was delicious. I didn't give it a 5 because I thought the menu was limited with the selections. Jun 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Service a little slow Jun 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food and atmosphere are wonderful at Café Degas. The service was only average to fair. Jun 25, 2014
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