Every neighborhood in every city should have a charming, casual French bistro that serves a perfect salad Niçoise and has a tree growing in the middle of the indoor/outdoor dining room. But only Faubourg St. John can claim it. Cafe Degas is darling, perfectly suited to a romantic dinner or a gals’ lunch. Traditional favorites like escargot, hanger steak, and rack of lamb are straightforward, flavorful, and generous; a delicate roast quail starter was tempting to double as an entrée. It’s a popular spot, particularly for brunch and the $18 two-course prix-fixe weekday lunch, so reserve ahead. Check the website for coupons. Reserve ahead during peak periods.
New Orleans› Restaurant
3127 Esplanade Ave
Our Rating Neighborhood Mid-City Esplanade Hours Wed–Sat 11am–3pm and 5:30–10pm, Sun 10:30am–3pm and 5:30–9:30pm Phone 504/945-5635 Prices Main courses $12–$18 lunch/brunch, $14–$31 dinner Cuisine Type Bistro/French Web site Café Degas
Map3127 Esplanade Ave New Orleans
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