Café Degas

French in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

A pecan tree thrusts through the floor and ceiling of the enclosed deck that serves as Café Degas’ congenial dining room. A rustic, romantic little spot, Degas warms the heart with first-rate French fare. Meals that sound familiar on the menu – steak frites au poivre, parmesan-crusted veal medallions – are arranged with extraordinary beauty on the plate.

Brunch is gorgeous; the crab crepe with hollandaise is decadent.