About Degage Jazz Cafe & Fine Dining and Degage Express: Soups, Sandwiches & Such
"I want to show people the depth of Maumee's food culture and to be able to share and gain new perspectives on the food with them. All of our food is born locally. It's the foundation of what we do."
A true devotee to the local food movement, Native Toledoan and Chef Joseph Jacobsen has been revolutionizing Maumee's & the surrounding areas culinary scene since he took over Degage Jazz Cafe & Fine Dining 4 years ago. He shares his passion for connecting local farmers and consumers with monthly cooking classes, seasonally-changing menu, locally-grown & sources produce, meats & dairy. The International Culinary Institute-alum brings his farm-to-table passion fruition at Degage & diners love the spot's refined blend of locally-grown produce and use of fresh costal seafood as do local foodies.
French American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm-1:00am
River Road & East Wayne Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Listed on the National Historic Register and located in one of Northwest Ohio's oldest commercial establishments on the first floor, the Dégagé Jazz Café features an intimate club setting and an outdoor patio with live music 5 nights a week!!
Select from our newly updated martini menu and a delicious menu of signature plates while you relax and enjoy great live jazz!
Extended seating outside the main café, including our River Room, Wine Room, & Levi Room are also available with large screen viewing of the evening’s live jazz entertainment.
Parking available in our private parking lot as well as along East Wayne Street. Free valet parking available during special events.
Private Party Facilities:
Langley Hall is the ideal location for a guest list as few as 6 up to 120 guests. The Hall may also be divided to accommodate smaller groups of guests. We pride ourselves on customizing your experience while remaining affordable! All room fees include set up / clean up, tables and chairs, uniformed servers, use of our in-house centerpieces, silverware, glassware, and china, white linen tablecloths and napkins and skirting of appropriate tables.
Located on the second floor of The Historic Commercial Building, Langley Hall can be reserved for seated dinners or grazing and cocktail party events for:
• Rehearsal Dinners
• Birthdays Parties
• Work Parties
Call today for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Monica Fowler: 4197948205x3
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Degage Jazz Cafe & Fine Dining and Degage Express: Soups, Sandwiches & Such Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I chose this restaurant ...
My husband and I chose this restaurant for a rare date night away from our 3 young children. The live jazz music and ambiance were pleasant, but the food was unimpressive for the price. The waiter we had did a good job, but somehow our meal got placed on someone else's table and the recipient didn't realize they got the wrong food. So they had to re-cook our food, which took a solid 20 - 25 minutes extra. Again, if the food tasted great, we wouldn't have cared because we had the time. But my salmon was undercooked and our sides were lackluster. We were so bummed because we have been looking for a great restaurant in the Toledo area, and this was definitely not up to our standards.
Dining experience was very pleasant for ...
Dining experience was very pleasant for a family celebration. Menu accommodated a variety of life styles and tastes (adult and child). Service was excellent!! Would definitely book a reservation again - many thanks!!
Every time we dine here it is a wonderfu ...
Every time we dine here it is a wonderful experience. The food is superb and always a delicious twist on dishes. The building and atmosphere are charming and we love the live jazz. The wait staff are knowledgeable and attentive. We most recently had a private room for a wedding celebration and all 16 people throughly enjoyed the experience
I LOVE this place. All the food is extr ...
I LOVE this place. All the food is extremely good and well-pesented. Staff is excellent. Prices are very reasonable. FRENCH FRIES are to die for!!! And any time you have Grant Flick playing his violin, I will try to be there. He is an amazing kid. This place is a gem.
Degage Jazz Cafe has a terrific ambience ...
Degage Jazz Cafe has a terrific ambience, but what's even better is the imaginative menu. Everything that we tried was delicious, and the service that we received was quite impressive. We will certainly recommend Degage to others who are looking for a fine dining experience in the Toledo area.
We had never been to this establishment, invited friends for a night out, wanted to try somewhere new. Unfortunately our service was very poor. Our drinks sat at the bar, the waitress kept disappearing. Food was so-so, nothing remarkable mentionable. Jazz band was the best part.. breaks seemed a bit long. Unfortunately we will not return :(
and were a bit embarrassed to have invited our friends.
Not overly impressed
I can't say that I will be back. The food was alright. The service was excellent. The prices were a bit high for what I got. Even though we arrived for dinner at 630 and the band started at 730, they automatically (and without any warning) added $8 per person to our bill for a cover charge. For the amount we paid, there are better places to go.
Expensive and disappointing anniversary dinner.
Went for our anniversary. The service was average, which was disappointing for the amount we paid. Another table next to us appeared to be VIP's as they got very different service than we did. Food was overpriced for what it was. We had perused the online menu and were well aware of the prices and prepared to pay them for high quality food. But it didn't deliver.
Expensive But Good...
The food was good but if I go there again I would order an appetizer and salad. Not a whole meal. It is supposed to be French but I have been to France 7 times and never saw BBQ on the menu. So be aware. We did enjoy our evening but I think we all liked it but did not think it was worth the money. The music was good. Not many tables.
Great food and entertainment
I had family visiting from out of town one from Los Angeles and other from Brooklyn. We enjoyed everything about this cafe. From the Jazz, the appetizers, I ordered spinach dip (amazing), then the Salmon was ( outstanding) too full for deserts!! Oh and the drinks were not watered down, I was good with one strong drink (foxy .....
Food was expertly prepared and served. People here know food--how to prepare it and how to present it. Emily, our server, made a knowledge wine recommendation and was very professional in how she went about presenting the food. The live music was also a plus. My wife and I are very glad we have a restaurant like this so close to home.
We had a great Valentine's dinner. Start ...
We had a great Valentine's dinner. Started with drinks and the yamstine appetizer, filet and country fried steak entrees with a bottle of wine, and ended with champaign cake and chocolate beer bread pudding. The food was really great. The yams were delicious, and the combination of the smoky filet with the blue cheese and their take on brussel sprouts was fantastic. The country fried steak didn't have the complexity of the other dishes, but it was pure comfort food.
We were in a separate room from the music, so it was not too loud as other people have complained in reviews. We enjoyed it very much. The service was also good, from pleasant conversation with the hostess, to our server giving us the space and time we wanted to make a dining experience.
There is much more on the menu that we want to try and will be going back for sure.
Early Valentine's Day Dinner
This is a unique setting, as you can sit between the bar and the stage, or in separate rooms away from them. The live music is provided with a cover charge. The food was outstanding with unique choices and flavors. The salmon is fantastic, as was the brisket. Service was great and everyone was welcoming. We will certainly try to return and try more of the menu!
I ordered a salad for my entree and for $8.00, the majority of the lettuce was wilted. We were never told of the $6 cover charge upon entering or from our server. The music was so loud, (And I love live/loud music!) that we couldn't carry a conversation without yelling. I doubt that we will be back anytime soon.
The food was amazing, however, our server was a bit less than attentive. I watched the another server who had a large party and several other tables never miss a beat, while my server seemed to pay attention to her other tables but seemed to disappear when ever I or my date needed something. Outside of the service the food was outstanding and I will be going back!
First Time Visit for Special Occasion
It was the first time my husband and I ever visited the restaurant. We've always heard great things about it so we chose to spend our Wedding Anniversary/New Years there. Great choice! The food was simply amazing. Very unique but tasty. We enjoyed everything we tried. I had the duck and my husband had the scallops. We also enjoyed a phenomenal appetizer as well as dessert.
The service was fantastic. The ambiance was great as well. Although we did not sit in the bar area where the live jazz and band were. we were able to still enjoy the soulful jazzy sounds of Ramona Collins in our area. There was also a screen where we were able to view the jazz set as well.
We will definitely return and recommend this place to everyone. I have to try as many things on the menu as possible!
Saturday night fun!
We will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu. Everything was delicious!
We had the spinach artichoke dip: "fantastic!" My husband ordered the filet which came with blue cheese mashed potatoes (to dye for!) and brussels sprouts (also delicious!) and the filet itself melted in your mouth. I had the country fried steak... incredible! Definitely both dishes are must try!
Excellent service as well!
they never got my reservation.
They never got my reservation. So what good are you! You sent me a nice email to tell me my[ reservation was confirmed. Problem is they never got it. Fortunately they had a table. The restaurant was good. My experience with your open table website was not good.
The food was well presented and had a lot of flavor. I was with a friend enjoying dinner and then after dinner cocktails. We had a great time listening to the live jazz in the dining area. It was an added feature to have the band on the tv screen. Unfortunately, when we ordered our after dinner drinks, the server seemed annoyed. About 15 minutes later, a different server had taken over our table. It would have been nice to be informed on the situation.
We had heard of Degage for a while and just hadn't made it in. We'll we decided to go for our anniversary. The ambience is great. It's in an old building, with character. Had a jazz band in the bar area and was not loud out in the dining area. The menu was awesome. Nothing is traditional, all items have the own spin. It is a little pricey, but it is quality food and worth it. Our service was excellent as well. I would highly recommend. Dress can be casual to business, it's up to you. Very relaxing.
Not quite what I was expecting
I went to Degage because of a reference from a friend. I haven't followed back up with him to see where they sat, but we sat as far as you could possibly be from the music.
When I heard "Jazz Cafe", I thought of a much more open/airy atmosphere where the music could travel. This is not the case at all with Degage. Very old building, and still very chopped up. I think I counted 5 separate dining "areas".
Food was fine, service was ok. I'm not sure if I would go back or not...?
I was very disappointed when i ordered scallops on a saturday night at 7pm and was told they were out. I had my heart set on scallops as they are my favorite dish. Instead i ate mediocre chicken served in a metal bucket. The cheese plate appetizer was delicious, but over priced. The martinis were blase. The service was terrible. I was very excited to go, but very disappointed at the end of the night
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