Cafe Degas in New Orleans

Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119

This restaurant is on the smaller side but it was fine. It wasn’t like our neighbors elbows were in our food small. It was a cozy small. The parking was convenient on the st. and lots of it. My fellow foodie and I got there at 6 PM and it was quite empty but got full super fast. We started off with the cheese board. They brought out 4 cheeses with figs, blueberries, strawberries, grapes and garlic crisps. The server also brought out a basket of bread which went really well with the cheeses. My fellow foodie is a vegetarian and because there were 4 salad choices, we asked the server if he could ask the chef to make up a special vegetarian plate for her. I figured since he was heading to the kitchen anyways, I asked him to ask the chef to combine the soft shell crab with truffle parmesan risotto (two items on the menu I saw that were not part of the same entrees). The waiter came back and said usually the chef does not allow substitutions, but he said yes! i was soooooooooo excited! The cheeses were alright, nothing spectacular but nothing gross either. I am no cheese expert, but I do know that there are some better choices out there. The soft shell crab was great, flash-fried and tender. The parmesan cheese truffle risotto was good too, it had a very strong flavor to it. I thought it would be a peaceful blend but I think the two flavors clashed. We ended the night with a yummy, cold creme brulee, I thought a warm or hot one would’ve been nice. But cold was fine.


cheese board

delicious cheese board

special vegetarian plate

flash-fried soft shell crab

soft-shell crab w truffle parmesan cheese risotto

creme brulee

Café Degas on Urbanspoon


About julia521

I'm a food aficionado with an interest in photography. Most of my restaurants will be in New Orleans as I will be here over the next few years. Every now and then you will see a post from Boston or Philadelphia too!
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