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

Mr. John's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5046797697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Steakhouse
  • 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
    RTA
  • 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Mr. John's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (112)romantic (70)notable wine list (46)fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (25)scenic view (24)hot spot (13)great for lunch (11)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Best Steak in New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Greg was me and my wife's waiter and he was exceptional. The service is actually a bit to much. I don't need a water or wine refill after only taking a sip or two. Who Dat Shrimp was delicious. After appetizer a homemade meatball was brought out. This was a great/unexpected treat. The filet was cooked perfectly and the hollondaise was a great compliment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak house in New Orleans
    UnbiasedNOLA
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The filets are consistent and perfect. Service is always professional yet welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Nola
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food, service, and presentation are memorable for all the right reasons. Porterhouse for two was attractively sliced to share. Mr. John's salad is one that will be enjoyed again. French onion soup and turtle soup were both very good. On the St. Charles streetcar route, dinner at this restaurant is a nice New Orleans event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NissaG
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was great, pretty noisy for @ lunch time. Pleased with waiter and quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service!
    theGfamily
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our family celebrated our son's 25th birthday at Mr. John's. We had a great time and enjoyed the food- as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prototypical steakhouse
    Taylor
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is your "run of the mill" steakhouse, but there's nothing wrong with that. Right? I agree with Tom Fitzmorris in his assessment of Mr John's being "the best steakhouse in the city." The food is wonderful with quality cuts of beef, the service was great, and the restaurant is beautiful. Fantastic location on St Charles Ave to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another sublime evening in Nola
    RoachesFL
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love this place. Mr. John's is always on our list of places to eat when we go to Nola. The folks who own this restaurant really understand how to develop a client-centric strategy, and then execute on that strategy of preparing a top-notch dining experience. From the moment we walk in, through their warm, genuinely-friendly greeting, then being seated at a great corner spot due to our special anniversary - they really deliver the goods. And the food is magnificent. The steaks are always perfectly medium-rare, the salad cold and crisp, the sides hot, the bread fresh, and the extensive wine list seems to always show us something new and different that we haven't had before. These folks really deliver. Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary
    Cfoodeatit
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We chose to try Mr John's Steakhouse for our anniversary dinner. We had been given a gift card for the resturant for Christmas and decided to save it for our 44 anniversary. My wife and I have decided that this will be our go to resturant for all our special occasions. The wait staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful as we selected each course of our meal. I have left the best for last, the food itself. I chose the Cowboy Cut Ribeye and my wife had the Petit Filet, both could be cut with a fork and were full of of flavor and cooked to perfection served on a sizzling hot plate. The appetizers, side items all complimented the meal and the desserts sent it over the top. Can't wait for the next occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nolatolatonola
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Well worth the expense. Cooked to perfection and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary/Birthday Dinner
    The2Floridians
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, excellent service, staff very attentive. Could not have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second time going to Mr John's and it was just as good as the first time. We had the Surf and Turf and the Filet Mignon. The service is excellent!!!! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone! I know a lot of people like Ruth Chris, but this isn't a chain restaurant and that's what makes it even more special!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Steak House
    Othay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Mr. John's is a classy, New Orleans-style steak house. A picturesque view of the historic St. Charles Avenue while dining on a tender, juicy Grade A steak and great sides is hard to beat. Friendly service makes you feel at home. Highly recommend this place for special occasions or just a nice dinner any night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak
    Miataluvr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As always the steak was great! Sat us not in main dining area which was greatly appreciated. The main area is quite loud whereas this area was peaceful. Never a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • THE BEST STEAKS IN NEW ORLEANS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    JUST AS THE HEADKINE SAYS, MR. JOHN'S, QUITE SIMPLY, HAS THE BEST STEAKS IN NEW ORLEANS. THE SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING, AS IS THE AMBIENCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE "BOARD ROOM." YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once is Not Enough
    Boggieman
    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"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Jackson
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our entire meal was delicious. Everything was prepared to order and the water gave us time between each entrée.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr johns steakhouse
    Steaklover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    john
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent. I had the veal Alyssa and it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner
    lovedthisplace
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My absolute fav place! Best steak!
    Only1KC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse Blues
    chewla
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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 $$$
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never let's us down
    Steaklover4VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Once again service and food was great! Thanks Aaron you were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Luvsteak
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Lise
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT
    HDANG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    RESERVATION RECOMMENDED, HAD A VOUCHER, EXCELLENT SERVICES, AND PHENOMENON FOOD!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent and the ambience was wonderful. We enjoy the experience everytime we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Go Wrong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak ever
    Love2dineout
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess with the most-ess
    Fishface
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Restaurant, Amazing Food
    LadyDee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rnc479
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food great service
    Wrmnfzy
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steakhouse in the City
    YankeeFan4Ever
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was like butter. :)
    FamilydinersVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent! Hands down, the best steak house in the city. Excellent Service, Food and Beverage, Ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. John's
    enjoygreatfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food on the Avenue
    NOLAGG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great
    nolaangel
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate