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Café Sbisa

4.6
4.6
1106 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
Café Sbisa, established in 1899 and the third oldest fine-dining establishment in the French Quarter, is proud to re-open under the direction of a new team to once again offer the highest quality French-Creole cuisine in a welcoming, historical setting that both locals and tourists will appreciate. Spearheading the new Café Sbisa are Mr. Craig Napoli, who successfully ran the notable restaurant from 1992 - 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and Chef Alfred Singleton, who met Craig when he started working for him at the former Café Sbisa as a prep cook.

Now, the unique venue will once again open its doors to serve classic local fare like Turtle Soup, Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes and BBQ Shrimp using the freshest, locally-sourced seafood and produce. While many restaurants tout “fresh and local”, Sbisa means it, as the Napoli family owns their own seafood dock and distribution business in Hopedale, Louisiana.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Regional American (Southern), Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 522-5565

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alfred Singleton Jr

  • Private party contact

    contact@cafesbisanola.com: (504) 522-5565

  • Neighbourhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross Street

    St. Phillip St.

  • Parking Details

    Street parking

  • Entertainment

    We feature live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to a weekend jazz brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,106 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. RB

    RandyB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Do not pass up the courtbouillon. Best anywhere.
  2. CS

    ChelsiS95

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome and food was spectacular. We will definitely be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, would highly recommend and the food was absolutely fantastic!
  4. DD

    DougD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Our server Cici was great. Knowledgeable and checked in with just the right amount. Food was excellent, not too loud, overall a great time.
  5. KP

    KathyP

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Came in for the fried oysters and they were supposed to be served on creamed spinach and they weren’t and the oysters tasted doughy
  6. TN

    TheNichols

    Mississippi

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice old elegant NOLA restaurant. Charming and staff very friendly. Food is amazing. I had turtle soup as an app and was to die for. Husband ordered shrimp and grits and have to say the best I have ever eaten anywhere in the quarter. I ordered veal emily good but very rich. If your into rich food this would be the ticket it was delicious. Definitely would recommend and we will go back on another visit.
  7. n

    none

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A fun evening - cheerful service and good food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great music, great food and impeccable service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Great ambiance however I did not enjoy the food(I got the jambalaya pasta).
  10. JW

    JoanW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Went to this place because of YouTube review about lambchops & corn pudding. Neither option was available. Had veal instead. Meal was good. Pasta jambalaya with pasta was awful. Too much penne pasta. Fried oysters were just ok. Video looked much better than actual place. Won’t be back
  11. NH

    NancyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Not a big menu, and the $13 salad I had was good, but very small. Six bites to be exact. Drinks were very good.
  12. CS

    CoreyS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Awesome!!! Great place to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!!!
  13. LH

    LeslieH

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were great! Jazz was fantastic & love the atmosphere! Will be back!
  14. JB

    JonBlum

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch. Food fabulous as always, only disappointment was the Champaign bottle we wanted that was on menu was not available
  15. O

    Ozzy

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the bouillabaisse.
  16. K

    Katelyn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. The location is great if you don't have to find parking. If you do have to park, give yourself an extra 15-30 minutes to find a spot and walk there. Service is good. We went for Sunday brunch and the jazz music was great. It is definitely loud, but we loved it.
  17. AE

    AdonisE

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Great. Cionne was the BEST
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience on all level. I’m going back this weekend
  19. CF

    CutieFoodie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waitress was a bit rude and made several smart comments when asked questions about the menu. Hostess at the door was extremely pleasant. Would’ve been a better experience if waitress provided friendlier service.
  20. CB

    CrystalB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My friends and I decided to try out brunch at Cafe Sbisa and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing and so was the staff.
  21. DC

    DartanionC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is number one on my list. Atmosphere is like no other.
  22. BM

    BridgitM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time going to Cafe Sbisa and my first time for brunch. Both experiences were wonderful and the food and service was great. I can’t wait until my next cheat day to endulge!
  23. LT

    LisaT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The atmosphere and food was very nice. The service was not in sync with everything else. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was my husband’s birthday. After we finished our dinner we were immediately served our bill. I assumed the restaurant did not serve dessert since we were not asked if we would like something else. The waitress never acknowledged my husband’s birthday. We found out after we left that there is a desert menu.
  24. DT

    DestiniT

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. It’s the first time I’ve been able to snag a dinner reservation. It’s usually booked up. I usually do brunch here, and I loved it. There was smooth jazz playing that created a relaxed environment. The food was amazing the ambiance was there. It was a great Friday night out dinner with my partner. Will be back .
  25. NF

    NikkiF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a beautiful night all around, food was delicious atmosphere was superb! Waitstaff could not have been more welcoming. A must do while spending time in the Quarter.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    It took my waitress at the bar far too along to get to my order then far too long to make the order. She spent more time casually chatting with other employees. As a paying customer and great tipper I didn’t feel appreciated. Then, someone else of another ethnicity came up and she changed how she treated them. It was very disappointing and my first time experiencing that. The host at the front was great. The drink was great. The bartender was not. So, I just ordered one drink and chose to dine elsewhere.
  27. R

    Ritz

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was the staff. We had a great time at brunch!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall, it was great. Our food did take a long time to come out, BUT it tasted amazing. Other than that, everything was good. My parents and wife enjoyed the live music, but I thought it was a tad bit loud.
  29. n

    nolabelle83

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic experience. The food was fantastic! Service was great and personable. I can’t wait to get back.
  30. MH

    MarthaH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. The food was divine!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The history of the restaurant was amazing as well as the service. Only reason for an overall 4 star was the crab cake was mostly breading and filling with not a ton of crab. The barbecue shrimp was amazing as well as the gumbo.
  32. SB

    SaraB

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing! The only reason not full stars is due to our server. She was not very pleasant and then never put our entrees in until we had waited close to 30 minutes after our appetizer. She was not attentive while we watched other servers knocking it out of the park. We would still recommend the experience. The food and atmosphere more than made up for it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Excellent Food. Friendly service. Awesome music.
  34. LP

    LouisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable! The food was scrumptious! Brought four other people with us. It was there first time. Hopefully, they will do what we did and bring other friends on their next visit.
  35. HA

    HeatherA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal and from the time we hit the door it was absolutely amazing service.
  36. KW

    KhairahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely adore this place. The food is magnificent as is the service and band. Had some drink issues but all was eventually sorted out. My friends were first time visitors to your beautiful city and loved the resto!! Will always be back 🔥
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is 5 stars.. From the time we were greeted until we received our bill everything and everyone was on point.. Will definitely have to visit this place again
  38. LM

    LoMc

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Everything on the menu is a 10!
  39. DF

    DanaF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Music and staff were great.
  40. SC

    StaceyC

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Me and my sister dined here on a Thursday night. We were seated right away. The staff was amazing. Everyone was kind, helpful, and professional. I recommend Sbisa and would dine here again.

FAQs

Café Sbisa is rated 4.6 stars by 1106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Café Sbisa

1011 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    St. Phillip St.

  • Neighbourhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Regional American (Southern), Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alfred Singleton Jr

  • Entertainment

    We feature live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to a weekend jazz brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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