Everything was a better than
Everything was a better than good, although not great. Everyone liked what they had- and bites of what everybody else had. There were also a lot of things on the menu that I'd be interested in going back to try. Very good service as well. I'd like to sound more enthusiastic about Cafe B, because the food and service were quite good, there just weren't any "wow, you have to try this" moments. But I'll definitely go back, and I guess that counts for something.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seated near emergency exit.
Seated near emergency exit. Sun was streaming in, covering half of our table, also glare was coming off a car windshield. Very uncomfortable. Could not face my guest because sun was directly in my face.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The special craysfis menu
The special craysfis menu was ok, but we missed the regular normal menu.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was truly a wonderful experience for my out of town guests and myself. The food was as good as I had in a long time with the Veal Scallopini over the top for me. I would eagerly recomend Cafe B.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
WOW What a Find!!!!
I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The gumbo was amazing and the Strawberry Greens salad was refreshing. Soft-shelled crab and the eggplant parmigiana were delicious. The only reservation related to the blandness of the scallops. Everyone loved the rich desserts. Service was well-timed, friendly and not overbearing; wines were affordable."
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch
This was my first time at Cafe B's. To start off, the manager was absolutely helpful. He was able to accommodate my reservation and helped out my good friend with her last minute reservation. The service was great/friendly. But the food was incredible. Me and my husband said we will definitely be back for a Sunday Brunch and Mother's Day. Thank you so much for making my Mother's Day a memorable one.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice spur of the moment decision
we decided last minute and made a quick res through OpenTable...had a great meal and nice bottle of wine
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Happy Tummies
Crawfish & Tasso Linguini was awesome and a very very large portion. Wedge Salad and Filet entree were delicious, but small portions for a hungry man (more of a portion for a woman). Specialty cocktail was divine on a warm summer night - Ponchatoula Mojito. Very refreshing. Waiter seemed a little scatter brained and not on his game. Expected more from the service end for a Ralph Brennan restaurant. Restaurant was loud and Tables very close together and tight, not suited for an anniversary dinner if you want a little privacy for conversation. Overall a great experience and we will be back.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fantastic place to dine!
My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at CafeB and we have enjoyed it so much! Service was excellent and they made us feel we're special. Food was so, so good and the location was fantastic! Close to New Orleans! We would go back to CafeB over and over again!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Crab fest!
The "Crab Fest" items were amazingly tasty...lots of lump crab meat in all that we enjoyed. Hubby and daughter had the filet mignon for entree and it was melt-in-your-mouth!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Trigger Fish!
I went against the waiter's recommendation and went with the Trigger fish. So glad I went with my gut, because my gut was thanking me! We had the crab biegnets which were yummy and my husband had steak. They have a decent wine list and bar, would be great to bring out of town guests or business associates. The restaurant is clean and welcoming - it's a definite must!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Great! Service Weird
Cafe B's brunch is amazing! Great dishes and bottomless mimosas make for a superb time! The server was not knowledgable about what the kitchen could/could not do and wasn't very clear. She was also wearing jeans, which seemed informal for the type of bistro that Cafe B is. However, the atmosphere ad complimentary valet parking were crucial to our special time there!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favorite every time!!
My friends and I have been to Cafe B several times. After getting the grilled amberjack the first time we went, I have decided to have it each time I've gone back. It's DELICIOUS, and the spaghetti squash is wonderful!
I look forward to our meal each and every time I go!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall nice experience.the fish entrees are very big and delicious. I would not order the hanger steak again. It was very small and not enough food.also the barbecue shrimp that the waitress recommended is very very small not worth getting. They were wonderful for a birthday celebration. They gave a little gift and free dessert for a birthday girl! the service was wonderful the waitress very friendly.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Son came in town and stayed in Metairie. Needed to find a place for Sunday Brunch to fit in before a flight out. Could not have been more pleasant. Soft shell crab special was over the top. Crab omlete was stacked with fresh lump crabmeat and more than my son could eat, when does that happen. The shrimp and grits were special with marcopone cheese, a nd my wife had the crab and Creoles which she said was fresh and very tasty.
And to top it off our excellent waiter Michael made the day.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent. Staff was very attentive to our needs. Would recommend to anyone who likes a good food experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blueberry and goat cheese
Blueberry and goat cheese salad was excellent. Main course size was abundant for a lunch. Refilled the lemonade without being asked.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
10 cent martini at lunch,
10 cent martini at lunch, Chef's special was excellent, good service, nice ambiance and is tucked away from high traffic areas.
Meall was served with fresh crisp bread and butter. Accomodating staff, Quite charming. Will go again. There is valet parking
Another Ralph Brennan winner.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent. Knew
Service was excellent. Knew the menu well and could make good recommendations. Was responsive but did not hover. Meal was very tasty. Not heavy but filling. Will go again soon.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
So glad I finally made it to Cafe B. It was a SUPER busy night and our server had a hard time keeping up with our party of 8 and the many tables she was covering but she did her best and was very friendly and polite. Crab dip was good but a bit runny;wouldn't order it again. The drum with crabmeat and pecans was phenomenal! All other entrees (swordfish,pork,hangar steak and lobster ravioli) received double thumbs'up approval. Kids' meals come with a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit. Bread pudding dessert was a hit but skip the doberge...a huge, dry disappointing letdown (but the coffee was good!). Great choice for locals and visitors who want to branch out to non-touristy "real" New Orleans (rather, Metairie!) neighborhoods.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ralph Brennan scores again
Love Ralph's new addition. Yummy food. They even sent a great surprise chocolate cake out to help us celebrate a birthday. Every thing was yummy. We will be going back soon. Love the new place.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice hidden gem!
This well known restauranteur but a gem in a not so travelled section of town. Excellent food and service. Great for a "not everyday to event" but just shy of a "special event". My wife and I went to the Bryan Adams concert and ate here before the show.
David was an excellent waiter!
Fantastic food, from the complimentary bread down to the dessert!
Main courses of filet mignon and my linguine were to-die-for!
We will be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed your restaurant very much. The atmosphere was inviting and not overly formal. The service was helpful and attentive. The food was really good and apportioned well. We were not overly filled up by dinner and had room for desert. There was no course that we did not thoroughly enjoy. The price was reasonable for the quality.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Go Wrong
This was my second time dining at Cafe B. The first was a birthday celebration at lunchtime, and then dinner with a friend. So far, everything that my friends and I have ordered has been wonderful. We had the Crabmeat beignets which were very good. I also had a large fried soft shell crab that was cooked to perfection. From the young smiling man at valet to the various wait staff, all were very professional yet down-to-earth friendly. I would consider this a fine dining restaurant based on the prices that I find a little high, but perhaps that's what it takes for perfection! I say fine dining, yet a few people were dressed for a neighborhood "cafe" and they didn't seem out of place.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe B excellent again
We had the great pleasure of attending one of the wine seminars, and then dining afterwards. As always, the food was delicious and the service wonderful.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was reasonable and delicious. Wait staff cordial and knowledgeable. Maitre'd so very welcoming; made you feel special and at home.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe B is a wonderful restaurant, I can't wait to go back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a regular
We regularly go to Cafe B's for dinner. We are never disappointed! The food and service are always excellent. Try the blood orange margaritas... yummy.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place! Service
We love this place! Service is always excellent and the food is always scrumptious!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We did the Live to Eat menu
We did the Live to Eat menu - it was very good and different. Service was very good. Very pleased with dining experience.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My colleagues and I were in town on business and staying at the Marriott. We were looking for a place that had great local food but was not all the way downtown. I see the Redfish Grill sign every time I'm at the airport and have always wanted to try it but never have the time to get downtown. When I noticed that Cafe B was the same ownership I decided to try it. I went there for the Oysters (a must have) and was pleasantly surprised by my whole meal. The Redfish with mushrooms and spaghetti squash was OUTSTANDING. Atmosphere was quiet (tue) and the server very polite, friendly, and attentive. I'll definitely go back. I highly recommend you give this place a try before you hike all the way downtown.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, slow service
Reservations were for 8:30, restaurant was mostly empty but service was extremely slow. Food was great once it arrive and staff was courteous.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night out with some friends
It was great service as always. Darlene took good care of us! Thanks again for another great experience!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly, Comfortable Quality
Cafe B doesn't disappoint. The Brennan's touch is evident in many ways. From arrival to seating, ordering, and departure, the staff is attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Menu items start with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to yield choices that are interesting and varied; special requests are fulfilled without any push back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true gem - wonderful food
A true gem - wonderful food in a beautiful but casual atmosphere. So nice to be able to enjoy the Brennan's experience without having to go into the city. The crab dip was excellent as an appetizer - great complement with wine. Very nice looking bar area as well.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My only complaint was the
My only complaint was the Bourbon list. For a restauraunt that prides itself on offering a variety of bourbons, to find that one on the printed menu was not stocked was disappointing.....
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a great time overall
My husband and I went to Cafe B for dinner in order to celebrate our anniversary. We had a few drinks at the bar along with an appetizer, and then we sat at a table for dinner. The food and the service was excellent. The staff at Cafe B are ready to please, and they even offered us a free dessert to share since it was our anniversary. We will be back to enjoy Cafe B long before our next anniversary rolls around.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and drinks; nice
Good food and drinks; nice ambience; good wait staff. we really enjoyed our brunch and plan to return.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Value and Delicious Food
The food was excellent. Loved the creamy grits. Coffee never stopped coming. The waiters were attentive and very helpful.
Omlet looked realy good, the pancakes were great-the eggs over easy cooked perfectly and the bacon crisp. The grits were
worth getting an extra side. The bread or croissants looked great but I did not eat them but everyone else did and lovec it.
Great service and not nosiy
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, the
The food was excellent, the service great, and the valet parking was smooth. We were there at 7:15 and our table was ready and although the restaurant was full, service and time to be service were normal. Overall a very good experience. We will definitely return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and the waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine + Ride
Enjoyed the Dine + Ride experience. It made my night out to dinner + Sanger Theater so easy. Food + drink combo was good. Waitress was friendly + efficient but didn't rush. Ride to the Saenger was fab! I plan to do this again soon.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Birthday, Mom Brunch
Our family arrived with six adults and three children. We were served promptly, efficiently and by a personable server. The menu offered something for everyone. This was not our first visit and won't be out last.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back!
Excellent find for two city dwellers who don't dine in the suburbs. Pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious & great prices. drinks were phenomenal-bartender knows his/her stuff, obviously.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Metairie Road Gem
Service was excellent from the time you walked in the door. Valet Parking was an added Plus. Had the Mahi Mahi with roasted squash/veggies and it was cooked to perfection. Tasty and light. Fish tasted very fresh and moist. Just what I was looking for for lunch. Had casual and business lunches going on at neighboring tables and a few singles eating at the bar. I will definitely be back.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
So consistently good!
Café B is a go to restaurant. You can always depend upon the delicious food, great service and fun ambiance!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in Old Metairie
Ralph Brennan's new offering is excellent. This was our second visit. The food and service were excellent. What a great dining addition to the "burbs".
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving at Cafe b
For two years now, we have decided to eat out, and we chose Café b because of its location, menu options, and excellent service.
At first we received our starter almost immediately after the hot bread and butter was dropped off; I was afraid we would be rushed. That proved not to be the case, however. We had a leisurely and delicious meal without any pressure to hurry. Another fine Thanksgiving; thanks!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is very quaint. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The restaurant was filled with people but the noise level was very quiet. We could definitely hold a conversation without screaming, like you have to at soo many restaurants now a days. The prices were reasonable for what you got. I would DEFINATELY recommend this to anyone.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early-dinner specials excellent....
Early-dinner specials excellent.....
especially the salmon and all
desserts. We eat there frequently
because of the ambiance, excellent
service, fine food and convenient
location. i recommend it often.
Excellent eatery to conduct business
or to have a relaxing evening with friends.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM