M bistro

4.3
583 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Farm-to-table and authentic New Orleans cuisine come together in the French Quarter at M bistro, where the chefs take an indigenous approach to the preparation of meats, seafood and produce from farmers in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. Three velvet-draped semi-private “Cheater’s Booths” and a private Wine Room offer additional venues for a special meal.

Our restaurant and lounge are conveniently located on the third floor lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Parking is validated with purchase.

We welcome Walk-In Reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Sunday through Wednesday.
Reservations for MBistro are recommended for Dinner Thursday through Saturday.

Safety precautions

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CraigC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas day dinner at Mbistro was wonderful. My family all agreed that the food was some of the best we had ever eaten anywhere. The ambience was lovely and the service was on point at all times. The 4 course menu was so good that I would happily have paid double, which made it exceptional value.

Thanks to all at M bistro for a making Xmas a truly memorable family occasion.

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ElisabethH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Mediocre experience. I understand and appreciate the COVID safety rules- we were glad that only vaccinated people allowed in. That being said, the experience was not great. The place was almost empty, but somehow they had us down as a party of 2 instead of 4 and were not friendly about it. They stuck us in a corner with two place settings and it took a long while to get additional plates, menus, etc. The wait staff were fabulous! The food was amazing! But, it is very overpriced, especially with no buffet and limited food. And the management people were not friendly. Would definitely NOT RECOMMEND to anyone for a holiday. And never heard back from anyone at the restaurant. Terrible customer service.

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melvinam
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Not what I expected or have had at this restaurants. A Christmas Eve dinner not worthy of the money $600 had to cancel my Christmas dinner thank god we when last night.

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Foodie
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Christmas prefix menu- very unimpressive menu- no hint of creole food and there was no posting of the menu prior to Christmas Eve dinner.. . The bottomless champagne was a poor quality and I would have enjoyed having a glass of a top quality champagne rather than an endless supply of a mediocre one. It was overpriced as well.

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EmilyT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Gingerbread house building. Our 3 or 4 th year. Not as well organized or “nice” as previous.

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PatriciaC
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love going every year with my grand daughter. She loves the chicken and fries while building her big gingerbread house. Coco and DZIADZIU love the drinks and food as well as enjoying a day building with our sweet girl. We have been doing this for years and also did the building once at Halloween time which was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 year anniversary dinner for my wife and I. Experience was amazing as always.

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StephenG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We tried MBistro because of it's proximity to the Saenger Theater and the reputation of the Ritz-Carlton. It was a disappointment. The service was okay with timing, things moved quickly, if not too quickly. But, the service was difficult because the server was an international that did not have a good grasp of the English language. We had to point to the items on the menu that we wanted. He also did not have a good concept of the steps of service. He did not offer drinks when we were seated, I had to ask for drinks. The drinks were the best part of our meal. My old fashion was great, as well as, my wife's Pimm's cup. He wanted us to order all of our food at one time and I had to ask to order just the apps first then come back for the entrée order. The utensils were cleared after the appetizers and new utensils were not presented, we had to ask for a new set. We asked a busser for knives and forks and instead of getting individual knives and forks and placing it on the table in their respective positions, she simply grabbed a set at the empty table next to us and handed us the rolled up napkin utensil set in our hands. So, we now had two napkins each of different colors. Food quality was average to poor. The burrata app was not good. The pizza/bread base was cold and dry with little flavor. My wife had the pork dish, which she enjoyed. I had the snapper, which is my favorite fish, and they took a beautiful piece of snapper and ruined it. It was over cooked, rubbery, and tough. It should have been flaky and moist. It was not the service and food quality that you would expect at the Ritz-Carlton. We did not have a good experience.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The restaurant "could-have/should-have been a quality one; and the appearance certainly lends itself to such. But the menu list had a minimal number of entree selections,... far too few to be a top notch restaurant.

The food itself was very good food, but preparation was nothing special; just "okay".
Service was perfect.
Needs a wall or something between the extremely noisy lounge and the "what should be tasteful" restaurant. The noise from the lounge was overwhelming and distracting for the restaurant.

At Christmas time (Dec-10) we had difficulty getting a reservation at any of the top-name restaurants. So I was surprised that it was so easy to get a reservation for M Bistro. After having dined there, I suspect the locals in New Orleans know that it is a very expensive charge for only a moderate dining experience.

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NOLANative
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great location, but the service was poor and inattentive. The food was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the gingerbread house decorating experience. It was literally one of the best days of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in New Orleans, I love the atmosphere in the restaurant, music was fabulous.. service very attentive.

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RandyT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our experience at M Bistro. The table was great, the food was very good but the service was not what I expected. It might be that because we told them we needed to be out in an hour because we had theater tickets but from the time we ordered til we got our food we did not see our wait staff. Several people wanted drink refills but no one was available to take them. Usually At this Type of restaurant there is no confusion as to who ordered what and if there is they ask. Several plates were set down in front of people that were not what they ordered. We got it straightened out easily but it just seemed odd. The wait staff was personable and we have no complaints about them. We just would have liked to see them more.

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Sandi
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet dinner in the bistro and could hear the live music from the lounge, the best of both worlds. The food was great, we had shrimp and grits and the short ribs. Would definitely order both again. We also loved the beignets. Service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was excellent & so was service. Nice to be treated for Thanksgiving.

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Dani
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I don't normally leave reviews but I was pretty disappointed with the level of service coming from a Ritz Carlton. Our waitress never introduced herself and was pretty cold. She did not smile or make eye contact until I asked for the birthday beignets since I brought my boyfriend for his birthday. I put this request in with my reservation but she clearly wasn't aware. It was comped which I was appreciative of though. She also did not bring us bread and we had to ask the food runner for some. The food was delicious but the lobster ravioli my boyfriend ordered was hardly enough for an appetizer. Overall, not what I expected and I wouldn't recommend it as there are better restaurants to try in New Orleans for the same price.

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vippm71
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

While everything was fine, we were expecting more of a "Ritz Carlton" experience. This is our first visit to this restaurant but not our first visit to a restaurant on Ritz property. So slightly disappointing.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was beautifully decorated for the holidays.

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vipGreat
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was pretty terrible, at times it felt like they had forgotten about us. Tables with different serves seemed to be getting way more attention. We had an appetizer of fried green tomatoes but they were cold and overcooked. The only bright point was the entrees, frenched chicken and lobster ravioli. The table bread was also delicious, only problem was that every table except ours got it. We had to ask.

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vipricky
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ignored for 15 minutes as a single diner but service improved subsequently

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Dining room just a tad too dark.

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MoniqueC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant located in a beautiful hotel. We had no idea how to get to the restaurant, but staff is very helpful upon entering giving you directions. The buffet is set up very nicely. Made to order omelets are delicious. The seating is very comfortable. We enjoyed our first time dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipTracy
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day. All the food was delicious. Had small plate of seafood appetizers, salad, and salmon. The dessert platter was amazing and gave small sampling’s of their desserts. Staff very friendly and glad to be serving.

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vipRetired
Atlanta
103 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I called hotel in April to make Mother’s Day reservations. The clerk said reservations for brunch are made on Open Table. Made reservation, but when I arrived from out of town I was given a regular breakfast menu not brunch. Had to ask for jelly for toast, asked for cheese in eggs & saw little to no cheese. Very disappointing & mediocre food.

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hatch
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Best beignets in NOLA! Beautiful hotel and atmosphere.

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DannyW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Music and the atmosphere was great. I'll visit the establishment again.

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VincentZ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and an enjoyable time spent at the Ritz-Carlton.

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ChristopherV
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice jazz band , atmosphere and food pretty good. We enjoyed the venue and recommend for the fifties and uo

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DavidB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Menu was limited. Live music contemporary jazz and old standards. Ambiance was upscale informal. We enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dinning at this place. I brought my wife for our anniversary and it was beyond good. I did mention it was our anniversary and they were so nice to give us free beignets!!

I highly recommend!!!!

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vipTammyT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a mortgage conference

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RickL
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We let them know we had theater tickets when we made the reservation. Everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were seated right next to the low wall separating the dining area from the club area so noise was a factor.

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ColtonB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Had a great time with great service. The steak frites were perfect. Cooked exactly how I like.

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vipJamesB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Jerome is The-Best-Of-The-Best with respect to service within the City of New Orleans. Fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Galentines dinner with my best friend

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vipChrisB
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a first-class breakfast. The setting, the service, the menu options were all excellent.

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M bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

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