M bistro
M bistro
  • Address:
    The Ritz Carlton New Orleans
    921 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    Neighborhood:
    French Quarter
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

M bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewOrleans/Dining/MBistro/Default.htm
  • Phone: 5046702828x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am;

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;

    Late Night: Friday - Saturday: 9pm - 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Frank Gray II
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact Marco Fanelli, Assistant Restaurant Manager, at 504-343-4260 or 504-670-2828 with questions about catering or large parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: We accept large party reservations with 48 hours advance notice for parties 12 or larger. Large parties may be required to choose between our limited menu options and depending on special arrangements or requests, a facility fee may be involved.

    For smaller groups that require complete privacy, we offer several cheater’s booths which can seat up to 8 guests. We also have the exclusive Wine Room dining experience for an additional fee and can accommodate up to 12 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Fanelli 504-343-4260x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Featuring Jeremy Davenport:

    Known for his unique jazz style. Jeremy Davenport specializes in the storytelling standards and an entertainment style associated with the Rat Pack.

    He has been the featured musical guest on Food Network`s Emeril Live and has appeared on The Today Show several times along with The Travel Channel and E!.

    Wednesday - Thursday - Jeremy Davenport (5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
    Friday - Saturday: Jeremy Davenport (9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.)
  • Special Events: Special Holiday events and menu options change for each holiday. Contact M Bistro at (504) 670-2828 for more information or visit our website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewOrleans/Dining/MBistro/Default.htm .

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burgundy and Dauphine
  • Public Transit: Located along Canal Street and available by Canal Street Streetcar, RTA City Bus, and Taxi Cab Services.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking provided with the purchase of an entree.
A word from M bistro
Ranked as one of the top Farm-to-Table hotel restaurants by Travel + Leisure (January 2011), M bistro’s menu is an indigenous approach to the preparation of the finest meats, seafood and produce from farmers throughout the Gulf Region.

Special reservations are available at one of three velvet-draped cheater’s booths or the semi-private Wine Room. Jackets are not required.
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M bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Romantic
    karfista
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was a little skeltical when I was able to walkin on a sat around 730 and my wife and I where the only two people there. Waiter was pleasant. Food was really good until one oft stuffed shrimps was falling apart. It seemed old , overlooked , it ruined my plate. Desert was not good ( bread putting ).
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch stops at 12 FYI! Everything was great! The service was good. It was empty when we went, so we were catered to nicely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
    Healthy2dine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hostess went out of her way to get us the perfect table and decorate it appropriately :). Food was fantastic but portions were large. We did not eat all of our meals to save room for desert. Service was excellent. The waiter completely understood the menu and customized recommendations for each of us that matched well. He was attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Hifibry
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I had lunch at M Bistro, along with our daughter in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was sublime, the setting quite beautiful and the service outstanding. We were treated wonderfully well and it was an experience to remember with immense fondness.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the special Coolinary menu
    NOLAprofessor
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner there recently. We ordered from the special Coolinary menu in August and added salads. It was a delicious dinner. I especially liked the crab and shrimp roumelade appetizer - lots of delicious lump white crab meat. The snapper was very good too, but a bit salty. Our motivation for coming to M Bistro was to try the Coolinary menu, and that worked!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understated Elegance
    TBBestDishesVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We dined almost every night at M Bistro while staying in New Orleans for the 4th of July weekend! The chef is creative and captures the essence of cuisine that is authentic to New Orleans! Located right beside the restaurant is the Davenport Lounge that is named in honor of the hotel’s headline entertainer, Jeremy Davenport. You can hear New Orleans jazz while enjoying the hot beignets bites that includes vanilla, chocolate and caramel sauces! It is definitely a repeat fit for any foodie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dinning experience
    Outstanding
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    From the moment my husband and I want into the dinning room until we left everything was wonderful. The hostess was friendly and most helpful. Additionally, the wait staff, especially our server, he was outstanding and very accommodating. Our food was brought out in a timely manner. The food was hot and delicious. The Chef prepared the food perfectly. The Chef is a keeper, the food was delicious and very tasty. Our anniversary was very special because of the fine group of people working at M Bistro. Everything was exceptional........
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wonderful music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The lounge has comfortable seating . . . more like your living room. Music was wonderful. We moved to the restaurant, which really is just an extension of the lounge. We could see and hear the musicians well from our table. Excellent service. Food was great -- even by New Orleans standards. We'll return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 177 reviews are from the M bistro reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The best crab cakes I've ever tasted, and the chefs came to our table to share their secret recipe!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theatre and dinner
    GottaknowVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great idea to park at the Ritz, have dinner, and walk to the Saenger. Just wish the food was better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day & food was amazing! Only problem was our waitress had no personality whatsoever. She was not friendly at all. Won't stop us from going back though. Hopefully we'll get a different waitress next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glood cholce
    lunchtime
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Visited this restaurant last time in New Orleans and went back this time with friends. Delicious lunch. Very nice atmosphere. Quiet surroundings not noisy like other place in the French Quarter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I won't ever go back.
    BeGood
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    It was a very different experience from my first time there two months ago. They cannot afford to be so dramatically different and charge $150 a couple. The gumbo was very good. 48 minutes later our appetizer AND entree arrived. The slider buns were dry and the slider salty. We had them the last time and they were great...but at $18 or $6 each you can't be inconsistent. The entree of blackened fish was stiff and chewy and unremarkable. My wife's steak was chewy and lacked taste. I wasn't aware that there was live music on Thursday nights in a lounge attached to the restaurant. We had to literally shout to communicate. Either you are a music club or a restaurant. You can't charge $150 a couple for such an experience.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not as good as rating!
    FrankC
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Dining room was empty so they seated us for dinner in bar area -- which was noisier than Bourbon Street! Acoustics seem to have worsened a few loud bar guests. Dinner was good but not up to the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    Babs
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our brunch was absolutely superb. The food was first class and the presentation was not like a typical brunch, it was very impressive. But the icing on the cake was our server, Amy. She made the meal special-attentive, personable, focused, knowledgable, yet she wasn't imposing. The next time we're in New Orleans, we will definitely eat at MBistro but only if Amy can take care of us!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The service was outstanding. The Davenport Lounge was fantastic. Great ambiance, great atmosphere, great service. Overall great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow night
    RedRaiderVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    salads were the starters and they were pretty good. My heirloom tomato salad was green tomatoes. Surprised but they worked (kind of like son of a cucumber tomato green tomato. Mac and cheese held everything up and they came out running from the milk the kitchen must have used to make them less salty. They were running and salty. that delay caused our plates to stay on the warmer which took away some heat on the redfish and potatoes. My lukewarm redfish was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dining at M Bistro
    trappe21VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The dinner at M Bistro was awful all the way through. Even the butter tasted as though it had been left open in the fridge for days. The bread was stale. The pork shank had no taste and was a $32 entre. It tasted as though it had come out of a restaurant supplier's plastic bag and reheated. The red beans and dirty rice were still cold on the plate. This is corporate food at its worst.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but loud
    Anne
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We went to M Bistro with a group of old friends. The menu is small but the food was excellent. The only issue we had was with the noise level. The restaurant opens up into the cocktail lounge and the live band was overwhelmingly loud. It would have been fine if we had just wanted to enjoy some music with cocktails but it made it hard for us to converse.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MBIstro
    stuart
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Overall I would rate my experience as awesome. I would recommend this restraunt to all my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit expensive but good food
    fredpadilla
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I found the price to be a bit expensive, but the food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that Ritz-y
    foodlover77
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    My boyfriends and I were in town for Mardi-Gras. We decided to put this place on our list of places to eat since they cancelled our reservation last year because they aren't open on Mardi Gras. He had the chicken sandwich and I had the Crab cake Sandwich. I have to say his chicken was much better than mine. But what really stole the show were the homemade potato chips that came with his sandwich. It was disappointing for me because had the menu or waitress told us they were homemade I would have ordered the same instead of the underwhelming fries. The food was good but nothing to write home about. I would have definitely skipped out on this place and tried something else. The setting it self however was beautiful. Great place for a drink!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday night
    RomanVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We arrived on Sunday night around 5:45pm. There was only one other person in the restaurant. The food was good but not the best you will find in NOLA. The service was some of the best you will find in NOLA. I wouldn't recommend it to a tourist looking to find an authentic NOLA experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, better service,
    1NOLAgrown
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We enjoyed the quiet, yet festive atmosphere and the excellent service but our lunch was not up to participate this time. Overall, the Ritz experience was a good one, I now know not to order that particular meal again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas dinner
    Nick
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had a lovely Christmas dinner at M Bistro! Santa was amazing. He was having a great time with everyone! The dessert bar was over the top!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M bistro
    Anthony
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Excellent dining experience!!! The food is outstanding and the service is top notch. I highly recommend M bistro at the Hilton in New Orleans, La.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre theater dinner
    TheaterGoer
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Had an early dinner before the theater. The food was very good. Adjacent bar with loud live music would be fun addition, if that is what you are looking. In our case, it made it hard to hold a conversation. Check music schedule before you go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ritz and NOLA Emerge
    Jazzy
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    At the M Bistro you get the world class Ritz treatment coupled with jazzy NEw a Orleans night life. Which means great good, music and night life!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience
    TGaF
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Went with a group of colleagues and had a great dinner. We were seated at one of the private seating areas, which was very good for conversation and interaction. The wait staff was attentive, and helpful. The food was also very enjoyable. At 9pm, a jazz band started and that was a nice touch to finish the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem at the Ritz
    FellsFoodie
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Since the main lobby of the Ritz is one level above the street, very few people will likely know of M Bistro. It is certainly worth the effort to get here since the food is great. The bar area at the entry to the restaurant serves amazing cocktails as well. I guess this shouldn't be too surprising... it is the Ritz Hotel Group. We're coming back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice spot for lunch before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Very nice spot for lunch before the matinee at Saenger Theatre. They accommodated our request for redfish in lieu of salmon on the lunch special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service second to none
    Topnotch
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    It was excellent and there attention to us was above board. Food tasted awesome and Jeremy davenport was the bomb!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Choice
    Mimi
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great Food. Waiters were always present, made eye contact and spoke with knowledge of menu. Great night over all. We will go back for special occasions. The only bad moment was when the hostess tried to sit up in the back of the restaurant.... It was empty and we had made a reservation a week prior. I asked to be moved closed to be able to see the band and heRcthe music better. She moved us after a few minutes....but I don't see the point of sitting us by the back near the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    gigi
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    The service was amazing, very warm and helpful. The food was delicious. Went with 6 people and they had a big round table for us, which was great. The room is next to a lounge so we could hear the music and still talk over it. Really enjoyed the whole experience. A great place to get dinner before hitting up the Saenger Theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    We chose this restaurant because of it's proximity to the Saenger Theater and for the valet parking. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the parking garage we were told "lot is full" very frustrating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific night
    Lacouple5
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    We had a delightful meal from start to finish. Cocktails were great. Food was delicious and dessert was sinfully good. Service was impeccable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • After play
    Randy
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Great after play at Saenger. Quick reservations on open table. Food was New Orleans fare without New Orleans taste. (Chef must be from somewhere else. Too expensive for taste of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    NYCTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Nothing special at this restaurant. The food was acceptable. Portions were small, and not just based on typical New Orleans restaurants.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We will definitively return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We will definitively return for another outstanding dining experience. We sat in a booth that had the option of drawing the curtains for full privacy and had a comfy sofa with pillows serving as a bench on one side of the table that could easily seat six. We had unbelievably attentive service, but I am not sure if that was due to the fact that there were hardly any other customers there or not. The food was excellent - the BBQ shrimp and grits is the best we have had in the city. If you time it as a later dinner, you can then just move to the adjoining lounge to hear the nightly jazz show. My only "negative" is that the tables in the main seating in the center of the restaurant could be considered too close together if sitting there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great service!
    taste4fun
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Great food, Great service! Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.