Fulton St. Bistro & Bar

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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.




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vipMelissaB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We were in NOLA during Mardi Gras, had no dinner reservations and every place was packed. We stumbled upon Fulton St. Bistro in the lobby of the Omni Hotel. It is a new spot. The restaurant manager was our server and treated us like VIPs.

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vipJoyannM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They were out of 3 things we tried to order and made a drink wrong. The appetizer we did eat was delicious but went elsewhere for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheer Convention. Blackened Salmon and Shrimp PoBoy was delicious. Everything was fresh and hot. The best meal we have has since arriving two days ago.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and great service

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vipChippy
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were the only people in the restaurant. Food was good but they were out of a number of dishes on the menu

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Gastro surprise. We ordered the cheese board and charcuterie platter to share and were amazed at the generous portions and beautiful presentation. Our server Jada was so accommodating. We would definitely go back and if weather permits dine outside.

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vipGordonN
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had reservations for the first seating and we were the only customers in the dining room for about 30 minutes. We placed BB our order and was informed approximately 20 minutes after placing the order they were out of salad. This means they were starting their Friday night without salad. Really???? One hour after placing our order we were informed that one of the entrees were not available. At this time we elected to leave. Waitress informed us they were in the process of changing their menu and were out of many of the selections.

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KirkB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic,our waiter Tim made it a great experience!

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vipMiizlovefood
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was empty, promo service, & good food.

MB
MelissaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Had a big piece plastic in my veggies that I discovered after it in my mouth! Ended up paying for nothing although I was charged for my meal. I will not be returning nor recommend this restaurant to any one.

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brianm
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The breakfast here ordered from the menu was very well prepared and tasty. I recommend it for meetings or having a nice breakfast in NOLA.

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vipRagark
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here this time for Saturday lunch. This restaurant has not disappointed. The food has been on point the few times we have been there. Best pecan crusted catfish anywhere. The fish was light and fresh without a fishy taste. The BBQ shrimp are cooked like they are supposed to be, dark zesty sauce with Large shrimp. We WILL certainly visit again. Our server was efficient and very attentive. Great experience all around.

MC
MicheleC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a lunch meeting during a conference. Not busy and excellent food and service at a reasonable value.

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LisaN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

After reading the reviews, I recommended Fulton St. Bistro & Bar to our whole group. One of the evenings we had dinner reservations for 5:00 pm and was informed (after waiting in line for our table) that it would not be opening until 6:00 pm. No apologies! When I said I thought it opened at 5:00, the answer was, "Well tonight it is at 6"! Our Bartender Kurt was AWESOME. The other nights is was clear that the bartender was not happy and very upset, with a lot of slamming of cabinets and throwing things around. Very disappointing experience from a highly rated Bistro/bar! Would never return or recommend again!

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vipFDNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice place very quiet, small. Very attentive and pleasant staff. Food was very good. The oysters Rockefeller were great! Great for lunch but considering mediocre am since not sure if great for dinner if looking for a big lively restaurant. Would definitely go here again.

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JoseG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for Christmas and atmosphere was great staff did a great job with service no wait at all for food being serbed

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JNice
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for a spontaneous Christmas morning breakfast, the food was very good, when we received it.
The host/morning manager seemed very disconnected. He seated us with lunch menus when it was breakfast/brunch, didn't explain the breakfast/brunch was still available-diners around us were eating breakfast food. We waited patiently ( and it was about 50% seated) until one of the servers was able to come to see us and ask if it was still available? They said yes and had to go find menus. Then, brunch items were running low and nor being replenished, items they specialized in such as gluten-free bread, a house Specialty Sausage, fruits Etc.
Would give thema try again next time I'm in town, the fiodvwad hood. Thinkung outliud, the hotel restaurants need to overstock if they're going to be one of the few restaurants open on the holidays in a major tourist destination and during football season when the Saints are trying for a spot in the playoffs.

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vipBobF
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Inside the Omni hotel, very few staff and fewer customers at lunchtime. The food, okay but nothing special, came quickly and then no wait staff attention until we asked for the check and more water. There are numerous options nearby and I would not choose this one again.

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MarcyC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Groupon find we were very pleased with, all in all a nice dinner

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ERICS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The Bistro is located in the lobby of a hotel. When we arrived there were people at the bar, but only three other people in the restaurant. One other table came in during our stay. While the food was adequate, the service was lacking, especially in light of how slow business was. we had to wait to be acknowledged, have our order taken, receive our food, and receive our bill. We chose the restaurant because we had a Groupon. We probably would not return unless we had another Groupon.

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jess20143
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Very disappointed. Located in the Omni, I expected more. Had a reservation but stood at the entry way for several minutes . A customer stayed there was someone to seat us. The bartender then came and sat us. Waitress was polite, but service was lacking, many items on the menu were not available, soup came with first dinner of my guest. My salad never came. After an hour my main meal wasn’t even ready to be served. Canceled the dinner paid our check and left. Not what I wanted for the last experience of a high end hotel, restaurant from one of the best known foodie cities.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst restaurant I’ve ever been to. Orders were completely wrong and even some items missing. And employees are super rude

SJ
vipShandiJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall1food2service4ambience1

There were mice in the seat cushions that would exit onto the dining room floor from time to time and then retreat

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LaurieS
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice lunch venue. easy walk from convention center. Very good menu. Gumbo is delicious as was my salmon on salad. Other in group enjoyed their meal as well. Good place for business lunch as conversation.

JJ
JaniceJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quiet delicious meal. The service was excellent. Although there were only 8 entrees available we had no trouble finding something that we likes. The Seafood pasta with shrimp, crawfish & moray sauce was superb. Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The Gumbo was also delicious. Very low noise level and good ambiance. I especially noticed that the dining chairs were oversized and extremely comfortable. We will return.

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vipRochelleB
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Came here for breakfast and the hostess was unaware the bistro took reservations.??

Service was very good and food was delivered hot and quick!

I was a bit disappointed with the Nutella French toast as I was expecting it to have bananas or strawberries. It was soggy and didn’t have much Nutella. I ordered a ham steak for the savory salt compliment however it was more like leftover shavings than steak.

My husband had the egg white omelet which he really enjoyed and said it was quite tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Disappointed in experience. Expressed that we were on short timeline and ordered easy foods (app was the cheeseboard and we each got a salad). Took >45 min to bring cheeseboard and salads were a minute later. We were the only people in the place. Also waiter could not articulate our drink requests to bar. Food was great but will not return!

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vipTheH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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.

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vipEastcoastfoodie
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I ordered the spinach mozzarella egg white omelette that came without spinach. The server was amazingly gracious but it seems like a basic mistake that can be avoided.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipColonelk
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

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vipPriscillaB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was great, but open table provides the wrong menu. They don't do brunch as we were told.

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Bruce
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fit the bill perfectly. Quiet lunch business meal where we could eat great gumbo and discuss business casually and privately.

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PEP2
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a great Sunday morning spot for a family gathering. Food was good. Service was good. Workers attentive to our needs. Quiet spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was 1 host who was also the only waiter who also had other other tables. The service was not very good. The restaurant is in the Omni hotel which was a surprise. The food was under average for business.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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?).

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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!

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