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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewOrleans/Dining/MBistro/Default.htm
  • Phone: (504) 670-2828
  • 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: Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • 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) 343-4260
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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........"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The best crab cakes I've ever tasted, and the chefs came to our table to share their secret recipe!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great idea to park at the Ritz, have dinner, and walk to the Saenger. Just wish the food was better. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. The Davenport Lounge was fantastic. Great ambiance, great atmosphere, great service. Overall great!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Overall I would rate my experience as awesome. I would recommend this restraunt to all my family and friends."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I found the price to be a bit expensive, but the food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "It was excellent and there attention to us was above board. Food tasted awesome and Jeremy davenport was the bomb!!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We had a delightful meal from start to finish. Cocktails were great. Food was delicious and dessert was sinfully good. Service was impeccable"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Nothing special at this restaurant. The food was acceptable. Portions were small, and not just based on typical New Orleans restaurants."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Great food, Great service! Can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Too expensive. Too elegant. Expected more choices. We were informed that the dining attire was casual to dressy. A few people were dressed in shorts. Loud, inebriated folks in the bar area."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "The service could not be beat our server Amy was great"
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "While dining at M Bistro, you overlook Davenport Lounge. Named for the ultra talented Jeremy Davenport, an amazing jazz player. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy exquisite cuisine while listening to live, world class jazz. Truly a New Orleans gem. The icing on top, all of this is located in the Ritz Carlton Hotel where you are taken care of by the best staff money can buy."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "Food was good and the staff was very flexible in granting our special requests."
    Dined on 4/29/2013
  • "Wasn't sure exactly what the place was.... Reservations did not seem to be needed on a Sat night. It was a very nice hotel coffee shop"
    Dined on 4/27/2013