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Cafe B
Cafe B

Cafe B Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafeb.com
  • Email: info@neworleans-food.com
  • Phone: (504) 934-4700
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cajun, Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chris Montero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life.

    Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget. Our passion for quality ingredients, innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines. We are dedicated to servicing a seamless, professional and above all memorable experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Café B is the perfect place to party! Be it a wedding brunch, bridal shower, anniversary luncheon, baby shower, or association dinner, café b is the perfect place to gather with family and friends.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Montero (504) 934-4700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Labarre Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: FREE Valet Parking Available
A word from Cafe B
In New Orleans proper, St. Charles Avenue connects uptown with downtown and plays host to the towering oaks, sprawling mansions and glittering Mardi Gras festivities for which New Orleans is known. In neighboring Metairie, home to Ralph Brennan's café b, the oft-traveled Metairie Road's vibrant cluster of locally-owned businesses, mix of modest and ritzy residences, and family focused amenities merits its inclusion among such iconic streets that are the lifeblood of their community.
Located at 2700 Metairie Road, Café B is a casual eatery offering locally influenced "elevated neighborhood" cuisine, custom built for Metairie's multi-generational clientele. Designed for a discerning, family, and food-focused audience, café b promises informally chic décor alongside comfort-driven food, service, and hospitality. Its brief, confident, and straight forward menus offer refined American comfort food at reasonable prices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I always enjoy Sunday Brunch at Cafe B. Food is exceptional and the staff are pleasant."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Spring morning and tasty, aromatic, hot Crayfish Beignets! Who could ask for anything more. Well how about fixed to order Endless Mimosas? Portion sizes here are large so be prepared to share. Our waiter Michael was one of the best we've ever had at ANY restaurant in NOLA. He knew the menu items and could speak intelligently as we asked our questions since this was a first visit. Wonderful Sunday brunch treat. We will return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend to Cafe B for Anniversary Dinner. Brennan's restaurant with a nice location on Metairie Road. I did b4 sunset menu which was a great deal for three courses, you just have to eat order before 615. Food portion was decent size for upscale restaurant. Atmosphere was nice, but not as upscale as they would have you believe. I was in a button up shirt and nice pants and felt overdressed compared to other patrons."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had reservations at a steak house but after driving down to the steak house we could not find a place to park because valet was not taking cars due to a certain fest in town. We were very happy things worked out this way because it turned out to be a much better evening. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent choices. Food is well prepared. Staff is very attentive. Definitely would recommend to others. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was my first time eating at Café B. Went there for lunch and the food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends. Even had free valet parking."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner with great service. They were around enough to serve your needs but not intrusive. Food was very good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food , adequate lunch choices ! Did not feel rushed"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Easy and casual. Nice menu - not very large, but adequate. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and nice atmosphere. Food good - not "over the top", but tasty. Would return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Good upscale dining in Metairie. Good food, nice atmosphere and good service. One of my favorites."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Healthy and indulgent choices on the menu. Perfect restaurant for lunch or dinner with friends or a date night. Nice selection of cocktails and wines by the glass"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was great as usual. Haven't ever been disappointed in what I ordered. Service was a little slow (maybe a new waitress?) not usually the case. The usual here is equal to the other Brennan's endeavors. In fact the only thing I can find wrong is that when the AC is on it sounds like a helicopter is landing on the roof. The building is relatively new so I don't really know what that's about! Overall this is a wonderful dining venue."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cafe B continues to be a beacon of superior cuisine in this this ritzy New Orleans suburb. Four of us started with the garlic fries with house made ketchup. The gumbo was dark and rich. The Diver scallops with kale were cooked perfectly. The grilled romaine with fresh blue crab was delicious and generous. The pulled pork sandwich got a thumbs up. For dessert the house made Apple Strudel with a dollop of house butter pecan.ice cream plus a separate full serving of the house butter pecan was generous enough for 4 of to share. The lunch 10¢ martinis that started our lunch were tasty too. The house rolls are layered and flaky like little round croissants. Cafe B is another Ralph Brennan hit. Our waitperson was efficient and pleasant."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Worth the trip out of New orleans, especially is you have a car. The service was awesome. My kids loved the kids menus and delicious fresh healthy kids choices. Our fish was amazing. This place combines a lovely atmosphere, attentive service and gourmet food with a kid friendliness not usually seem at "high end" restaurants. Highly recommended for foodie families!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We are in town for Mardi Gras and as you can imagine, eating, more eating and celebrating. We decided after a long day of parades that we wanted to find a quiet dinner with 'comfort food" near our friend's home. Cafe B is just down the street. We were greeted warmly and the service, led by our waitress Darlene, was perfect. The food was imaginative, wonderfully presented and very tasty. Just about everyone should find something to like on the menu, although it might be slim on vegetarian options. In a town full of great restaurants, we will definitely return to Cafe B."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Cafe B is exactly what's missing in Metairie. And it seems that they get everything right: cooking, preparation, portions, and pricing. There are other nice restaurants in Metairie, just not enough."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My server (Wendy) was one of the outstanding things about the night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had reservations for Valentines Day. We were seated right away, waiter was very pleasant and food was awesome. I was surprised but pleased with the one price menu, appetizer, entree and desert. Sometimes when a restaurant does the one price, the quality of the food suffers, not at Cafe B's. We had a very happy Valentines dinner. We were not rushed or crammed in."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sometimes feel rushed by servers. Dining rooms lack atmosphere & have no real warmth to them seems better suited for lunch than dinner. With all that said, expansion of the menu is great, the food is always flavorful and presentation as usual spot on!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We took a girlfriend to dinner to celebrate her recent marriage. The waiter treated us as if we were his special guests and nothing was too much trouble. He was kind, courteous, informative and efficient in everything he did. We had an unhurried, lovely evening! The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Will be back:)."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food was good but it took one hour oft us to get our lunch. Not sure if we will go back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. We went on a Friday night. It did take a while to get our food though. They were very busy that night. The food is excellent and the service. After all, it is a Brennan's restaurant. So, you do expect the best. It was the first time going there for my son and his finance but not for me. They were pleased and will be going back there again for sure. Loved it."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The Happy Hour is great. Best Dirty Martini ever, and only $5 during happy hour. The specialty drinks were also very good and only $5. The Panko Eggplant "fries" appetizer are absolutely wonderful. The Salmon was good as well. Can't wait to go back. Their $18 three course price-fix menu is a super deal."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Another terrific resaurant for the New Orleans area to enjoy."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had a wonderful 3 course shrimp theme lunch. Started with Pot O’ BBQ Gulf Shrimp, which is one of the best anywhere in the city. Followed that with the special shrimp and crab soup, and the main course - the special of the day - grilled shrimp pasta in a lemon butter sauce. As usual, the food was cooked to perfection, and served skillfully. Looking forward to my next meal at Cafe B."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Nice place but the food definately just ok. Turtle soup was served room temp. and not very good. Had to remind the server twice about receiving a coke."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Gulf fish I ordered clearly sat under the heat lights too long before it was delivered. When I pay $100/couple for dinner, I expect a little more. Next time I'll go to Vega or Ralph's on the Park."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Love Cafe B! Always a great meal and great service. Lunch special was perfect!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The pancakes were incredibly light "maybe the best I've ever eaten" and the toppings were very good."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Was able to get a last minute reservation and felt the service was top notch from the moment we drove up to the valet station. Our waiter was friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable, and the food was wonderful. I have bypassed Café B due to parking concerns, but the valet parking solved that problem for future visits. Another wonderful Brennan eating experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Love Cafe B! Have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and celebration of life after funerals. Has always been extremely accommodating in every manner."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "table was ready when we arrived. the food was good and everyone was happy with their selections. the only problem was with the waiter. everyone felt that he was rude or maybe he didn't want to be there that day. hopefully this wasn't his normal personality, because he really made the dining experience a bit stressed. but the food was good, which is why we came in the first place."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Having dined at Cafe B previously, we expected good food and good service and we weren't disappointed. This was a sane place on New Year's Eve with good service and a solid, well-prepared special menu with many choices. The price-quality ratio was fair, especially given the night. Most of the diners appeared to be neighborhood people who were out to have a good time, but not wear a lampshade on their head and the restaurant fulfilled that expectation."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoyed the meal very much and were glad we chose this restaurant to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The gentleman( I think the owner) greeted us warmly and gave us his full attention. This was very much appreciated. His greeting did not seem business as usual but as though we were very special guests."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Our party of four was welcomed with warmth and we felt the staff appreciated our presence. The staff was attentive and friendly yet they did not intrude on our evening. The food was excellent and the portions were satisfying.."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The eggplant sticks and lobster beneignts are the best."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This is a great addition to Old Metairie. I made reservations for 2 and mentioned to friends my spouse and I were going to Ralph Brennan's new restaurant. It was a very busy Friday before Christmas with several large parties occupying the tables. On our way to Cafe B, our friends decided to join us. Despite being full, the manager and hostess looked at each other with panic in their eyes and said, " Please give a few minutes to make some changes." Within minutes they solved the seating dilemma our table for 2 was changed to a table for 4. The food and service were outstanding. Our lunch special martinis were an extra treat. What lively, fun , delicious lunch. We even got jingle bells to wear."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The house salad tasted like lettuce out of a bag (horrible), the salmon was average and the bread pudding had no taste. Very disappointed with Cafe B and would not return nor recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Thank you so much, we enjoyed every minute! The food is excellent and the famous bread so good, can't wait to try all your entrees!! Butter squash salad the best, gumbo, lobster ravioli , I am ready to go back!!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Impressive food with good service. Active surroundings make for upbeat evening. Valet parking makes access easy. It was a memorable evening spent with good friends."
    Dined on 12/7/2013