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Cafe Degas

I'm looking for a restaurant near City Park and someone on tripadvisor mentioned this - anyone have an opinion? Is it walking distance from the park?? Thanks so much

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Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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  1. a short walk. Take advantage of the fall weather. This is time of year to visit this french bistro

    1. Definitely walkable from the park, and very good. Their website has their menu: http://www.cafedegas.com/menu.htm and they're pretty good about keeping it updated with the specials each day.

      1. Cafe Degas? Meh. I'd go across the street to Lola.'s

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        Cafe Degas
        3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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        1. re: BayouTeche

          really??? I'm a "meh" on Lola...hasn't been great my last two visits. Degas on the other hand, has been fantastic.

          1. re: nolapark

            Agree with nolapark, meh on Lola. Boring garlic soup, boring gazpacho. My group agreed that the shrimp tasted like Taiwanese. Disappointed. Try Galvez for Spanishy.

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            Galvez Restaurant
            914 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

            1. re: Hungry4Good

              Rue 127 (next door to Doson Noodle on Carrollton.across from Venezia) is a nice little rest. They've only been open a month or so. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Mussels/frites come with enough delicious housemade parmesean fries for two.

              IMO, the only good thing about Galvez is the view. Lola's paella greatly improves with the addition of their mojo. I like Madrid's tomato bread (yeah, easy to do at home), garlic shrimp and shrimp pasta. I always bring minced fresh chilies from home to add to the paella. I haven't been impressed with Degas. Since they have gc available on restaurant.com, I'll venture another try.

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              Galvez Restaurant
              914 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

              1. re: JazzyB

                Ooh, must check out Rue 127. My husband loves mussels and frites and I work nearby.

                1. re: JazzyB

                  JB, is that the old Arabesque (?) location?

                    1. re: JazzyB

                      moved to Eureka Springs, AR in March, we have a great food scene here, but I do still keep up w/the comings and goings of NOLA. hope to be visiting soon and often. thnx for asking~

          2. Walking distance depending on where in City Park you are. Definitely go there. And if you go to their website, you will find a coupon.

            1. I know this sounds strange. But the broccoli at Degas is out of this world. What do they do to it?

              1. I would definitely recommend it.

                1. It's been a few years since I've been but I do remember Cafe Degas being superrior to any of the other alternatives mentioned below in the thread. Service was good as was the food. I look forward to hearing about the experience.

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                  Cafe Degas
                  3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

                  1. I give Cafe Degas an enthusiastic thumbs up. Last time there, I had flash-friend oysters on a spinach salad, which I believe might have been a daily special. I still rave about it - most perfectly done fried oyster I've ever had.