Fulton St. Bistro & Bar

3.9
59 reviews
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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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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

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New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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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FD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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JG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JN
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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BF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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MC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ER
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

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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Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

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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LS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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JJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RB
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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TH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

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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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

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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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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C
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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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PB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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PE
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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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TS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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PT
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The gumbo was not a good Roux and very little ingredients such as shrimp

The Caesar salad with fry oysters was poor. The oysters were WAY over cooked to the point of almost burnt.

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V
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my meal at the Fulton Bistro! I got the fromage plate and french onion soup. Everything tasted great and my waiter Dewitt was amazing at his job gave wonderful service and recommendations. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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J
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance in the Omni hotel for dinner or lunch. Slightly overpriced for food/drinks in a competitive culinary market.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crab Benedict was phenomenal with the fresh fruit.

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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Basic American breakfast, but prepared exactly as I asked (which, sadly, is not that common)- eggs over easy and bacon crispy.
Service was outstanding, even bringing me fresh coffee in a to-go cup when I left.

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The place was empty, which was surprising compared to the rest of the restaurants around the area. considering it we were one of the only few tables the service was slow.

food was good!!!

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M
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service made our night!

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M
New Orleans
96 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our lunch , Crystal was very sweet and did a great job. We started with the onion soup and my wife had gumbo. I had a burger and she had a salad. We will be back.

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