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lauravk Oct 30, 2010 03:04 PM

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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    glynninnola RE: lauravk Oct 31, 2010 08:53 AM

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

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      culinas RE: lauravk Oct 31, 2010 10:38 AM

      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. BayouTeche RE: lauravk Nov 1, 2010 09:07 AM

        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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          nolapark RE: BayouTeche Nov 3, 2010 09:51 AM

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

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            Hungry4Good RE: nolapark Nov 4, 2010 10:31 AM

            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

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              JazzyB RE: Hungry4Good Nov 4, 2010 11:10 AM

              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

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                noradeirdre RE: JazzyB Nov 4, 2010 06:13 PM

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

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                  edible complex RE: JazzyB Nov 5, 2010 07:53 AM

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

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                    JazzyB RE: edible complex Nov 5, 2010 08:07 AM

                    Yes. Hey edible, where ya been?

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                      edible complex RE: JazzyB Nov 5, 2010 10:09 AM

                      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~

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            expatorleanian RE: lauravk Nov 1, 2010 01:01 PM

            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.

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              CharlieH RE: lauravk Nov 3, 2010 07:27 AM

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

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                gastrotect RE: lauravk Nov 3, 2010 03:40 PM

                I would definitely recommend it.

                1. tbiven78 RE: lauravk Nov 4, 2010 11:21 AM

                  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

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                    Sarah1083 RE: lauravk Nov 8, 2010 02:23 AM

                    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.

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