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kevans4

01/02/09

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Great local joint, authentic food.

I have been for brunch, lunch and dinner and been pleased each time. Great french onion soup and mussels. Precious place and very ""new orleans."" Always had good service and never waited over 10 minutes but watch when you go. There may be a wait.

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behtypa

01/02/09

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Average joint, cheap interior, small menu

First, let's face it: There is not many Brunch places left to chose from in New Orleans after Katrina. The Cafe Degas is a good attempt to have one in a residential area.
Other than that the cafe is an average joint (to my Houston-based habits) with nice artists and fun people atmosphere, but almost non-existent interior design (wooden frame of the old house) and patio turned into a mansard for a few extra tables. The menu is small. Not enough waiters, we waited for ours every time for a half-hour. it's not too bad, but dining in any place in French quarter would be a bit easier.

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NCwavemom

10/09/08

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Terrible customer service

My son and I visited for Sunday brunch and had the rudest waiter we've ever had in a restaurant anywhere. The food was delicious, but in no way made up for the hostile service. A complaint to the manager produced a shrug and ""Thanks for the news."" Clearly they satisfy a regular, local crowd. Good thing - I'd never go there again.

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afolse

03/01/07

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Wonderful French Cuisine without the snobbery

I have lived in New Orleans all of my life and love the food and dining scene here. I always attempt to try all of the new places in town, but there are a few places that are simply so wonderful that I can't help but frequent them and Cafe Degas is one of those places. Located in a unique part of town, by City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art, Cafe Degas sets the atmosphere for a lengthy indulgent meal that you can enjoy with friends or a romantic partner. Most recently when my boyfriend and I were dining there a man proposed to his date right next to us (it's just one of those special places). It is hard to say what to order because everything there is splendid. As mentioned in another review, the French Onion Soup is one of the best I have ever had. The cheese plate is delectable and always changing and the staff gives good insight on wine pairings. I always like to see what the specials are, but the menu changes seasonally. Degas definitely changes their menu seasonally but stays true to true French cuisine. I even had my first veal cheek there, which was amazing. Basically you can not go wrong at Cafe Degas the food and price of it are all to be desired.

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thomas10

09/18/06

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Great French Onion soup.

Great food, great atmosphere, experienced wait staff. I haven't had a bed experience yet and I've been numerous times.

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noyburger

08/24/05

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Cafe Degas has become one of my favorites, since moving to the neighborhood. With a pricey wine list, I was surprised they sat my boyfriend and me with our own two bottles of wine. There is a corking fee of $10/pop. Overall, we still saved about $30 and spent some on escargot and vichyssoise. Now how about that? I'd say, they're pretty smart and flexible for just popping bottles..

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jacquart

05/31/04

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In my neighborhood

A neighborhood joint you never tire to go to. they have Wonderfull specials and the prices are right too.

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jledet

07/06/03

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jledet

Cafe Degas is a treasure in New Olreans. An open French Cafe that serves GREAT food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere and service make this one of the best ""small"" restarants in a city of ""BIG"" names that are over-rated. Emerils' comes to mind... BAM...

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lindsey835

06/13/03

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Absolutely Perfect

During our visit to New Orleans, we stumbled across Cafe Degas. Wonderfully romantic and reasonably priced, it was, by far, the best meal we had during our vacation. The waitstaff was extremely friendly, the food was incredible. Although it's off the beaten path, it's definitely worth the trip.

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Rapier504

02/19/03

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Not Romantic At All!

The food wasn't that good and the place wasn't in the least bit romantic, being so crowded and all. The service was lacking also, with my date and I waiting 45 minutes for out main course. That was my first and last time going to Cafe Degas.

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flashchristy

08/23/02

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ALMOST LIKE PARIS

A wonderfully intimate restaurant. Consistantly excellent food. And appropriately named, since it is in this neighborhood that Degas painted when he lived in New Orleans.

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Governer

07/25/02

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Decent Neighborhood Place

After hearing so much about the cafe, I was expecting it to be more than it was. I had a so-so duck, fine for the money. My wife had a chicken dish, which turned out to be the best at the table! Creme Brulee was also very good. I would return, but would not consider this place for special occasions...Fine for a Tuesday when you don't feel like cooking.

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mfrost

06/29/02

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A little bit of romance...

I love sitting on the patio in the rain. My husband and I have enjoy Cafe Degas for 12 years. Their prices at dinner have gotten high, but it's still well worth it. Pepper steak, escargo, lamb (when they have it) are always fantastics. I've been disappointed in pheasant. Their cheese plate appetizer is great.

Lunch is the real deal. Dinner is a bit on the pricey side. Many people who are going to spend $120 for dinner and wine, might prefer something fancier for the price.

If you go regularly, the staff will become very friendly, and extras (lagniappe) appear. Since I've moved out of the neighborhood, it more of a treat now days.

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Named after the 19th-century French Impressionist Edgar Degas, who once lived further down the same oak-lined avenue, Cafe Degas established in 1986, is known as one of the most intimately romantic places in the city. Offering classic French cuisine with a creative touch of Creole, and a regularly handpicked selection of the best wines. You might think such an establishment would be better suited for the starchy old buildings of the French Quarter, but think again, this is casual dining for families, friends, and lovers.Named after the 19th-century French Impressionist Edgar Degas, who once lived further down the same oak-lined avenue, Cafe Degas established in 1986, is known as one of the most intimately romantic places in the city. Offering classic French cuisine with a creative touch of Creole, and a regularly handpicked selection of the best wines. You might think such an establishment would be better suited for the starchy old buildings of the French Quarter, but think again, this is casual dining for families, friends, and lovers.
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Fax: 504-943-5255

Hours
Regular Hours
Wed - Sat:
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Categories
Coffee Shops, Restaurants
Payment Options
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Fairgrounds, Mid-City
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: No

Cuisines: Cafeterias

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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