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Mr. John's Steakhouse
Mr. John's Steakhouse

Mr. John's Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (504) 679-7697
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Robert Bruce
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Josephine
  • Public Transit: St Charles Avenue Street Car
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: If the valet is not in front of the restaurant, please park there and bring your keys to the hostess stand and we will have your car parked.
A word from Mr. John's Steakhouse
Desi Vega, Rodney Salvaggio, Paul Varisco and staff, invite you to join them for a "memorable dining experience" at what food critic Tom Fitzmorris calls "The Best Steakhouse in the City." With regular visits from the Saints players and owners, most weekends are sold out. Mr. John's convenient location on historical St. Charles Avenue and valet parking makes for a pleasurable evening in the city!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Well worth the expense. Cooked to perfection and wonderful service."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, staff very attentive. Could not have asked for a better experience."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Mr. John's is one of the best if not the best steak destination in Net New Orleans. Great food, great service, dining with a view of St. Charles' street cars. On the upper price scale but we'll worth it for a special occasion. Highly recommended; you won't regret it and realize; "Once is Not Enough"!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great Steak once again... we were a small party and out reservation was honored at exactly the time set... no waiting. The food again was outstanding and the service excellent as we have come to expect"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Abosultely the very best steak around! Service was excellent, and the ambiance is awesome definitely a place to take the girlfriend or wife for a great romantic dinner"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent. I had the veal Alyssa and it was great."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The staff was exceptional. The food was awesome. We had steak, smoked tuna, sweet potato and creamed spinach. Service was great. We had Patrick and Jimmy. The food was hot and one of the best steaks we've had. Great ambience. Located on beautiful St Charles Ave."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My first time going was last August, and it instantly became my favorite restaurant. I literally have yet to try anything from this restaurant that isn't good. This is a place where you won't go wrong trying something new from the menu. The ribeye--to die for! The sizzling crab cake-perfection. All their sides-creamed spinach, sweet potato soufflé, garlic mashed potatoes, EVERYTHING! And the tiramisu & brownie. Amazing. Not to mention their exceptional service & gorgeous atmosphere. I'm ready for my next visit. This place never disappoints. Best steak in NOLA. Beats Ruth's Chris & Mortons any day."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had an 8p reservation. I called to see if we could get in earlier, only 7:45 was available. Asked about dress code,"can my husband wear shorts?""we prefer business casual, but if you have a reservation we won't turn you away" Got there at least 20 tables were empty. host dressed like she was ready for Bourbon. Guy in front of us had on jean shorts with sneakers and ball cap. Had to walk through the kitchen to access bathroom. kind of cool for me, but staff must be so annoyed with it. Ordered the Porterhouse for 2, it was huge and very good, had left overs for the next night- now for the sides.....broccoli au gratin, steamed broccoli with cheese whiz- really? crystal marinated onion rings- where's the hot sauce? just not approp for $$$"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Once again service and food was great! Thanks Aaron you were great!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "As always , steak was delicious. Special fried artichoke salad with crawfish and crab was outstanding! Lobster was a little tough. Should never order if Lobster is more than 1 1/2 pounds because if you do it will always be tough."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything about Mr. John's Steakhouse. The valet parking is a plus on St. Charles Avenue. We were greeted by the nice manager & shown to our table. We had 2 birthdays to celebrate so our celebrants got their amuse bouche with candles (delicious meatballs in marinara). The meal including appetizers, salads, & steaks with sides was terrific. We had a good Pinot Noir & enjoyed the entire evening."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the ambience was wonderful. We enjoy the experience everytime we go."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We've been dining here for a few years and it's still as wonderful as it was the very first time we did. I have two favorite steakhouses in New Orleans and this is one of them. Gindy and Jimmy are the best servers!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Best steak I have ever had... I've traveled around the world and have had steak in numerous countries but Mr.John's is the best I ever had! Definitely go if you have the chance!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Let me start by -" I love this place"!!! It's always been a very classy pick! Being a personal friend of the late Mr. John Santopadre (R.I.P.). My daughter & I dined this past Sat eve. We Reminisced back to when she was 4, used to go into the kitchen w/Mr. John, have special steak bites made for her- she would run upstairs to his office to take him pictures she’d made. She’s now 16 & said,"it’s just like I remembered it"! I admire & respect the fact- new owners have'nt changed Mr. Johns a bit! The steaks still come sizzling & melt in your mouth- cooked to perfection! I prefer service/food (especially steaks & prime rib) way above Emerils, Brennans, Ruths Chris ANY DAY!Good Job Guys! It a GEM- I HIGHLY recommend it!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I took my fiance here for his birthday hoping to surprise him with a fine dining experience, and Mr. John's delivered. The staff were prompt and friendly, and we were sat immediately. The wine list was extensive, though not enough white wine selections in my opinion. The food was amazing. I got the filet, and he got the surf and turf. Both our steaks were cooked as ordered, and they came out sizzling. They even surprised my fiance with a candle in his bread pudding. It's pricey but a great place to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "It was our first time at Mr. John's Steakhouse and it was a delightful experience. I have friends who have eaten here before and have never heard of one of them having a disappointing meal. When I stated the type of wine I would like, the server offered 2 wines, house and an Italian and then went on to explain the difference. Very attentive, but not obtrusive."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were there for lunch and the food was as good as we had heard and the service was first class. Two of us got steaks and they were perfectly cooked and served on sizzling plates. The smell of garlic butter filled the air. The taste was perfect. I had the lobster, shrimp, crawfish bisque which was delicious. Others had the crab cakes and stuffed shrimp. No one was disappointed."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I was very much looking forward to celebrating my anniversary dinner at Mr. Johns. The restaurant came highly recommended by several friends and family members. To tell the truth from the moment we sat down we felt very hurried and a bit rushed adding to the less than romantic atmosphere. The food was quite good but felt as though I needed to hurry and get it down so the table could be flipped. I suppose I expect a bit more to the whole dinning experience when spending this amount on dinner. Perhaps if I was trying to grab a quick steak, on a casual night out, it would be a good venue."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "You can never go wrong with this restaurant! The service is great and the food is amazing. I always try to plan my birthday dinners here every year! Definitely my favorite steakhouse in the city! The GM and servers always take care of us when we dine there! Definitely a gem!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The filet was melt-in-your-mouth tender and absolutely delicious; the creamed spinach was luscious and the mashed sweet potatoes added a touch of sweetness which made dessert unnecessary. This was a family night out that did not disappoint in any way. All but one chose the filet; our son is a confirmed cowboy ribeye fan - and he was completely satisfied as well. I cannot imagine a finer steak dinner, and we have dined at some of the best steakhouses in the country."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Excellent! Hands down, the best steak house in the city. Excellent Service, Food and Beverage, Ambiance."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The service was absolutely the best. Gindy was our server. He answered any questions we had and his team was great. The food was fabulous. We can not wait to go back and we have already recommended Mr. John's to friends."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food (Who Dat Shrimp, Filet Mignon, Potatoes Au Gratin) and the service where both EXCEPTIONAL. Sit by the windows facing St. Charles Ave. and watch the streetcars go by. Also, a popular place for SAINTS players to eat. Again, I've eaten there a number of times and I'm always impressed!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "While the service and atmosphere were very good, the food was just average or below. I've had better at other local comparable restaurants. The onion rings were the best thing we ate. After the appetizer it was slightly downhill. Onion soup was too salty, rib eye, while tasty was tough, and the potatoes au gratin were off tasting. Tiramisu was average. May return, but it will be a long time."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Terrific recommendation from our hotel staff. Wonderful way to celebrate my birthday!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The steak was very good, but this was not a fine restaurant by any means. And for the price of the food, everything should have been top drawer. The side dishes were ordinary. The atmosphere was ordinary. In New Orleans, the stakes (no pun intended) are higher because much of the eating is so well crafted, and the atmosphere is hip, not tired. I did not see those qualities here. The meal is good, but the price is too high for that."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Mr. John's has the reputation of being the best steakhouse in town. And based on the food and service quality, I would probably tend to agree. Will I be returning? NO! $4 for a little Bernaise sauce and $7-9 for side dishes (if you want anything to go with your steak) is RIDICULOUS!!! I'm sorry, but the ambiance does not warrant that kind gouging. I walked away feeling like I'd been had. It ruined what was supposed to be a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Who Dat Shrimp appetizer was excellent. The Gulf Fish of the Day, grouper in this case, was light and delicious. The Andouille, Crawfish Mac & Cheese was an absolute oily failure. I ordered a blackened ribeye, but received a New York Strip. As the waiter placed the dish in front of me, he said out loud "here's the blackened ribeye." There is no confusing the two cuts -for me, or for a server working in a steak restaurant. He assumed I was ignorant. He intentionally lied about his error. However, the steak was perfectly medium rare."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Mr. John's Steakhouse is our go to Special Occasion restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I celebrated my Birthday and was very pleased. My Lady friend and I thoughly enjoyed our din ing experience. We last came in December to celebrate her birthday. We will come again soon and recommend our friends to dine here!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service and the food was awesome. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our experience, however, as we talked later we both noticed but said nothing about our server Gindy who mentioned my husband's birthday but never asked or offered any specialty item. We also noticed that the table of ladies next to us received some special small cakes because of someone's birthday. We felt put off by his demeanor to us. Not sure why and therefore, his tip was a bit smaller than we usually give."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Mr. John's is consistent! They never disappoint! I love turtle soup, salads, petite filet, and all the sides. Always on point!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The service as was as good as the steaks! Been here many times and never disapointed. What a great steakhouse !"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We've started a tradition with a few friends. Great place to remind yourself what you work for."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I took my daughter, who turned 16, and a few of her friends out to eat for her birthday. The wait staff was wonderful and the food was excellent. The kids had numerous questions about the menu and the waiter happily answered."
    Dined on 6/21/2014