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Cafe B

4.4
815 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cajun
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Voted a Top 3 Best Metairie Restaurant 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Gambit readers, Ralph Brennan’s café b is a casual eatery offering locally influenced “elevated neighborhood” cuisine, custom built for Metairie's multi-generational clientele. Designed for a family and food-focused audience, café b promises informally chic décor alongside comfort-driven food, service, and hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cajun, Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 934-4700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Uddo
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Private party facilities
Café B is the perfect place to party! Be it a wedding brunch, bridal shower, anniversary luncheon, baby shower, or association dinner, café b is the perfect place to gather with family and friends.
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Private party contact
Michael Uddo: (504) 934-4700
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Catering
For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life.

Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget. Our passion for quality ingredients, innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines. We are dedicated to servicing a seamless, professional and above all memorable experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Labarre Road
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Parking details
FREE Valet Parking Available
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch
What 815 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was wonderful. The obnoxious man at the table next to us telling his friends what they all had to do when they visited Italy was not wonderful.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Had the hanger steak, it was a very small portion swimming in what tasted like a bad gravy. Worst hanger steak I've ever had. Other guest had the tuna had a good taste but was over cooked The other two in the party had redfish, which was fair a best, poor use of seasoning, flavoring. Had the crawfish biegnets they were ok. Desserts were fair. Can't believe this is a Brennan restaurant! I'm generally not a tough critic, but this just was not good. 4 cocktails, lower cost bottle of wine dinner for 4 $300. Not happy.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

All good except side order of Brussels sprouts - they were undercooked

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had brunch with son who was visiting from out of town.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Started off with the crawfish beignets and eggplant sticks which both were pretty good. The ladies both had the hangar steak and both entree’s came out on the cold side, I got the paneed veal, the taste was decent but very tough. The dessert was very good and the service was good but expected more from a Brennan restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious! And the stuff was attentive and pleasant

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great evening as usual at Café B, no special occasion although it's always special at Café B. We shared the spout salad which was really good. Susan had the drum chef special while I had the crawfish pasta seasonal special. A good dining experience!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food, good service, good place to eat for casual or evening dining.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall Easter brunch was fantastic! Only concern was how crowded it was. Tables were so close together wait staff kept bumping chairs.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was great as usual but the server kept typing to serve dessert while one person at our table was still dining.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I took my mother to Cafe b for an Easter Sunday dinner. We both ordered turtle soup as an appetizer then I had shrimp and grits while my mother had grillades and grits. Our soups and entrees both came out cold. The turtle soup was overly citrus tasting and very bitter.

On the positive side the service was wonderful even though we had to send our food back 3 times before it came out hot. The maître d' offered to bring out something else when I told him about the turtle soup, so I suppose it's my own fault for not getting something else. Also, the desserts were delightful and hot. I had bread pudding and my mother enjoyed the peach blueberry cobbler with ice cream.

I have been to many Ralph Brennan restaurants before and I've been delighted by the food, ambience, service and atmosphere. Cafe b was a big disappointment on a special occasion I will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Cafe B.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have had Easter brunch here for several years and plan to continue this tradition. We have also been for brunch on non- holiday weekends and it's just as good.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Staff is friendly and helpful. My husband and I both have birthday's in the same month, so chose Cafe B to celebrate. We enjoyed our dining experience. At the end of the meal, we were each given a generous gift certificate for our next visit. We returned to use our certificates (which by the way had expired, but they were still honored). Unfortunately, the return visit was less enjoyable even though they were not busy on a Saturday night. Service was good and again, staff was friendly and helpful, but the food was just not as good. My husband had the veal over pasta, he reported that the sauce on the pasta had a funny taste. My fish was OK, not a lot of flavor. Because we love the atmosphere and the fact that its a quiet neighborhood, restaurant, we'll give it one more try.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

First time there and the service and food was wonderful. Turtle soup, soft shell crab and creme brûlée was the makings of a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great wine list!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great spot for meeting to have lunch with friends. The drinks are good, food is great and service is done well. No complaints

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I very much enjoyed our dinner. The food and service were great. I only have one complaint. We drink water with our meal and at this reataurant water is served without ice. Most establishments serve water with ice. Upon request, our server did provide ice so, to be fair, this is not a major complaint.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Been to Café b many times, and am never disappointed. Food consistently good, along with the service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great Brunch!

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1.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We had heard it was a hit or miss place to go. Shannon was awful as a server. Seemed like she was mostly on break and no one else helped us. Food was okay but pricey

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Chef prepares interesting dishes. Service is always excellent. Parking can be a problem but they do offer valet.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We come to Cafe B for Sunday brunch periodically. The food is always good. There are brunch selections and more lunch-y choices. There is an amuse bouche of little blueberry muffins which my daughters love. The kids menu is reasonable and good. On the adult menu, the grits are fantastic, and I'm generally happy with what I order. The weak spot is service. We never have the same server twice. Which means that sometimes service is wonderful and sometimes it leaves a bit to be desired. The host is great, and if I'm having a problem with service, he will usually take care of it.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love my waiter Adele.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and service always consistently good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always a great dining experience, service is great , the food Awesome.. I love going with my daughter

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food was great as usual

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My in-laws from out of town wanted to take me out to brunch for my birthday. The server, Angelle, was sweet. She was very attentive. My in-laws have serious food allergies and we picked this restaurant because their menu was accomodating. It's so difficult to find a place where they can eat! I ordered the Salmon and eggs (benedict). It was amazing! Perfectly cooked. The donut holes are amazing! They taste like apple cider donuts and they are house-made! We will be back because I loved their brunch (and endless mimosas)!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service and food were excellent! Great menu selection !

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very nice , comfortable place.Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Another great meal at Cafe B. The food is always consistently good. The waitstaff is always knowledgeable about the menu and the specials.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful dining experience for a nice Valentine’s Day dinner! We always enjoy our dinner at cafe b. We chose to eat off of the regular menu and it was perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A great time, as always!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service great food Mr David was awesome will look for him
Next time

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a great meal!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I love their hanger steak as well as their hamburger. Their gumbo is also very good.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

All the menu selections are a notch above the ordinary and very tasty w/ reasonable pricing. The atmosphere is simple but tasteful w/ outdoor seating available. In addition, complementary valet parking is available.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I booked here for brunch for my wife birthday via open table and there was no mention of that at our brunch. We've been there a lot of times. It was just ok this time.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Gabby was our server and she was great! I dined with 5 others and we were all unhappy with our food... food came out ice cold, bland to the taste and 2 of us ordered burgers medium well, but the patties were so thick that the only way to achieve this temperature was to basically char the outsides. We chose this place for the bottomless mimosas which we enjoyed. We would likely not come back because of the food.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was amazing, we have always had good experiences at cafe b!

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