Cafe Degas: Sharing our namesake, the French Impressionist Master would never have had the chance to visit this wonderfully French full-service restaurant, and that is unfortunate for our poor Edgar. This neighborhood favorite is in their 23rd year of dining service to the public. Built in the old neighborhood Barber Shop, the interior may be small, but great things come out of their kitchen. Most of the dining area is on an outside deck, although enclosed with plastic sheeting for the various seasons, and climate controlled for the extreme summer heat, your experience at Cafe Degas will be memorable. Whether you dine here for lunch, which is beautiful with the sunshine exposing the park across the street and our beloved Esplanade Avenue, or dinner, where after dark, the atmosphere becomes intimate and very cozy, you will be charmed with the atmosphere and attitude of this Fauborg Degas opportunity.
The menu is excitedly French, with such favorites as duck and fish, indigenous to the region. The fruit and cheese selections are just as Degas himself would have enjoyed while in New Orleans. Finish with a desert board brought to the table by your server, with such favorites as Profiteroles and Creme Brulet, of course.
The wine list is extensive, carefully selected by Jacques Soulas himself, with an emphasis on French Wines. Partner Jerry Edgar is also frequently in the house, so be sure to meet them both on your visit. Remember to ask about their cookbook and have them sign it before you leave.
If you arrive and must wait, no problem, the Cafe Degas Bar is upbeat and friendly, and presents all your favorite adult beverages.
By the way, Cafe Degas and the Degas House, although not formally affiliated in business, have, of course, worked together for many years.
Please be sure to call ahead for reservations, or if staying at the Degas House, we will be happy to arrange that for you, including a coupon for $15 off your 2nd entree!