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About Fulton St. Bistro & Bar
A bright and upbeat New Orleans casual and approachable restaurant and bar offering bistro style fare in an eclectic designed environment that is reminiscent of a vintage street bistro and bar that one could find in New Orleans or Paris.
Please note that a credit card is required for parties of 8 or greater
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bistro, Creole / Cajun / Southern, French American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:00am - 11:00am Daily
Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm Tuesday - Saturday
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Tuesday – Saturday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Call today to speak with Ren French for private meeting space, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, or any other special event needs.
Complimentary Valet parking at the Omni Riverfront Hotel.
Located along Convention Center blvd, a short walk from St Charles Street Car.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Easter Brunch Special 11am-3pm on Sunday April 16th!
Fulton St. Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Upon arriving the hostess informed me that they no longer take open table reservations. After the manager said they would accommodate us anyway, it took 10min to get water and another 10min before anyone came to take our order. My salad entree was delivered to the table 40min after we were seated.
Could not handle a big business crowd for breakfast led to chaos around our reservation for a business breakfast in which our table was given away to 3 parties without a reservation. Was embarrassing and led our meeting being cut short. Service was also poor due to busy crowd.
Restaurant was clean and part of lobby area of hotel. This restaurant is close to the convention center. The hostess was unfriendly and short with us when we asked questions about menu. The menu was decent and the meal arrived promptly. My overall recommendation is 3 Stars.
Nice ambiance and service was good. Food was less than acceptable. Gumbo had absolutely no seafood in it, and was extremely salty. My friend's french onion soup had no croutons, and was truly tasteless. The spinach salad was excellent. We had a groupon, so value was good. I would like to try this restaurant again, maybe for lunch or an early dinner. We dined late, so this could have influenced the quality of the food.
At first I was very skeptical when I saw the restaurant, as it is directly in the lobby right behind the bar. It honestly feels like the area where you would eat a complimentary hotel breakfast except that it has a podium for a host/hostess. The service was great, however, and the food was excellent, particularly the Croque Madame. I'm not sure that I would be as satisfied if I had paid full price but I would definitely go again with a Groupon.
In a word, terrible. We spent the holidays in NOLA and made reservations in advance for Reveillon dinner for Christmas day at the Fulton St. Bistro. It turns out that it is located in the Omni Royal Orleans hotel. This may have been the cause of our trouble since the good reviews we found were probably for the hotel and not the "restaurant." The "Bistro" has the appearance of the type of place where you would typically find the free breakfast waffle and powdered eggs if you stay a Courtyard Marriott. In fact the potatoes that were served were clearly Sysco frozen breakfast potatoes that you find on sub-par buffets. All the food had the characteristics of frozen, processed cafeteria food. This would have been disappointing for Christmas dinner at any price, but the bill for 2 people came to $160.
As bad as the food and ambiance were, the service may have been even worse. If I were a betting man I would place money that the server had been field promoted from bus boy when the regular wait staff failed to show for their holiday shift. Service was slow and unprofessional. After offering water several times, and accepting each time, and later asking, we never received water. He asked if wanted the soup and appetizer courses separate (which we accepted) after which he brought them both together.
FIRST COURSE: Tuna Tartar - I love sushi, especially tuna. This was completely and utterly devoid of any flavor whatsoever.
SECOND COURSE: Shrimp and Butternut Squash Soup - Had the exact flavor and texture of pumpkin pie mix that was slightly diluted with cream.
THIRD COURSE: Grilled Venison Chops - Actually not bad, but tiny.
FOURTH COURSE: Egg Nog Crème Brûlée - They were out of this, but offered choice of Chocolate Pecan Pie or Cheesecake. These were both clearly thawed food service desserts (Sysco?).
Overall a very disappointing experience. Although we were there on Christmas night, with reservations, the restaurant was only lightly populated when we arrive, yet the manager had to wait our table because the 2 wait staff were too busy. Once receiving drinks and finally ordering, it took for every to be served salads and longer for the entree. Service was poor, food below average and prices well above what was expected. Don't bother until the management has changed!
Nothing on the menu on Christmas Day reservations that were for kids. Nothing my daughter likes. Food was kind of plain. The first waitress said she wouldn't make pancakes specifically for my daughter. But the waiter guy that began waiting on us (for some strange reason they changed) said they could accommodate a waffle. That was super nice of them to do that. The chicken and pasta is what we ordered without chicken since my other daughter didn't like the menu, and they still charged us for the whole dinner. I didn't notice until we left.
We ordered two sandwiches, the Cordon Bleu chicken and Croque Monsieur. Both were quite large, one accompanied by lukewarm fries, the other fresh fruit. The chicken was good, the Croque Monsieur would have been much better without the gratin topping, which had to be removed. It was extra heavy and tasted like paste.So overall it was a good ham sandwich. Service was slow, which we liked because we weren't in a hurry, but would be a negative factor if you're on a schedule. Good beer selection.
Just horrible service...had to ask 3 different people for a water refill. Waitress never checked on us after dropping if our food and running from the table...came back as we were finishing up and dropped off the check without even asking if we wanted dessert...such a shame because the food is actually good...service ruined it.
My husband and I were the only two customers in a busy, downtown hotel restaurant, at noon. Considering that, I would have assumed the three staff members would have been tripping over themselves to get to us, and it was quite the opposite. Food took a long time to come out, but was pretty good. Service was sub par to par at best.
We went to Fulton St Bistro mostly because we couldn't find a reservation go Christmas dinner. We walked in and thought we were in the wrong place. It's in an odd area of the hotel and there's little to no decoration. The waitstaff seemed inexperienced and the manager was frantic. We didn't get our drink orders until our second course. Luckily, the food was great. With few options we had a nice meal for a decent price so I can't really complain.
We went here for brunch on Christmas morning. Very thankful that they were open. There was only one server and given that fact she was quite efficient however was somewhat overworked. This of course can be explained due to the fact that it was a holiday. The food overall was very good. The ambience was nice. Both my husband and I had the crabcake Benedict. Unfortunately the soft cook eggs got delivered to me and not my husband when I requested hard cooked eggs. Some of the little details were overlooked but overall the food was well-prepared. My daughter had chocolate chip pancakes and she did enjoy them as well. They served a very nice tea service as well. I would definitely go back for breakfast or brunch.
We had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was pretty underwhelming. Turkey and dessert were great, we tried both the pumpkin cheesecake and the pecan chocolate pie. The sides were so so and the stuffing was really bad (unfortunately stuffing is my favorite part of the meal). Service was OK, not good and not bad. There are many restaurants in New Orleans to try before coming here.
I was in town with several co-workers who did not make a reservation for dinner. So, I used Open Table to find a nearby place the Fulton St Bistro came up as close and the menu looked interesting.
We arrived on time and were seated promptly. We had a party of 7. The server took our orders but kept coming back to tell us the items that we had ordered that they were out of, such as steaks and chicken.
Our Reservation was for 8:30PM and we received our food at 9:30pm. Many were not happy with the wait, as we were the only people in the restaurant.
We were offered free bread pudding in exchange for our wait, but no one took them up on that offer.I don't know if they were having an off night, or if the empty restaurant was an indication of prior like problems/
My friend and I both had the same lunch. Appetizer was three large green fried tomatoes with marinated shrimp on top. Entree was Pepper Jack Chicken Breast..OMG.. never tasted anything like it. Chicken breast was marinated (and tender) with bacon, pepper jack, onions, pepper and a cream (not thick) sauce. For dessert we had the bread pudding which was also very good. Hugh portions -- brought most home. Would go again.
Upon arrival, I was very impressed with the environment. Obviously, the first interaction was with the hostess, who was already anticipating my arrival, as my reservations were for 7:00pm. She was very friendly and seemed to love her job. After being seated, we were introduced to our server "Jansen" who was AMAZING! He remembered our names, and addressed us as such everytime he approached the table. I noted that it was my Sons graduation celebration at the time of reservations, and he acknowledged it with a sincere "Congratulations"! He was very professional and is one of the main reasons we will dine there again!
Thanks to Fulton Street Bistro and their Staff for a Memorable Experience!
I was misguided in choosing this place for a nice Easter brunch. What I thought was going to be a nice restaurant was in reality an area off of a hotel lobby that was serving a glorified continental breakfast. There are way too many spectacular places to eat to bother.
With so many great places in NOLA to eat, don't waste your time here! Limited menu and the food was overpriced and not that good. Fries were undercooked. It also took DAYS for open table to credit my 1000 points for this visit. Not worth - go to ACME instead!
One would expect there to be a limited menu on Christmas night. From the bread to the dessert the food was awful.
The waiter did her best to accomodate us. However, before trying to open on a holiday simply to take in the revenue, I would have simply closed.
The food was freezer burned. The gumbo was thick and almost inedible. I would have a very hard time returning to this location.
7 on Fulton was ok at best. This is 5 steps back and would have been more satisfied staying home.
Food was delicious. The manager, however, was not very accommodating. I arrived around 11:15 and wanted to order a breakfast item that looked delicious. But the manager was adamant about it being lunch time, already. She gave me a lunch menu and made me stick to it. My first lunch item choice was not available, and I had to order an alternative which was good. The manager was gracious enough to put my dessert on the house.
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