Mr. B's Bistro

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$31 to $50
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Creole
Mr. B's Bistro, a New Orleans restaurant famous for its Creole cuisine with a focus on fresh regional products, is located in the heart of the French Quarter at the intersection of Royal Street and Iberville. This corner is a New Orleans landmark and celebrated food corner. Considered the original New Orleans gourmet bistro, Mr. B's Bistro is owned and managed by Cindy Brennan, a member of the legendary New Orleans' Brennan Family.
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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our food and service. It was a bit loud and crowded, but overall a pleasant experience. The service great. The only issue we had was that a salad we ordered was never delivered. We didn't mind so much since we had ordered plenty of appetizers.

DW
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure I have ever been in a restaurant that was so efficiently run and still able to provide warm and friendly service. Amazing! The food speaks to your soul.

N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was delicious! From the salads (wedge and house), to the entrees (shrimp & grits, filet with truffle sauce), to the dessert (pecan pie & coffee), the food was phenomenal! The service, not quite as good. The quality of the food outweighed the service, hence the 5 stars. We booked on Open Table a few days in advance and walked right in to our table. Worth a trip if you are in New Orleans.

A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mr. B’s feels upscale but without the pretension. Good New Orleans food and a great vibe. The food took a little longer than expected, but it was worth it. Only real complaint I would make is they asked if there was a special occasion, and two of our friends were celebrating their birthdays. At the end of our dinner, they asked if we would like dessert, and we declined. They brought dessert anyway—one for each of our friends celebrating birthdays. However, they comped one dessert but not the other. It wasn’t a big deal but it was annoying that they’d charge us, even though we declined the dessert initially. But overall, great place.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner. Great evening.

g
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed. Service was excellent for such a busy day. LSU Vs Florida. Geaux Tigers

MW
Key West
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been going to Mr. B's for years and always look forward to the Gumbo and their burger. This trip the gumbo was good as always but the burger was awful. I ordered it medium rare as always and had to send the first one back because it was way overcooked. the second one came out burned on the bottom and well done. I ate as much as I could but it was dry and hard to swallow. I didn't want to send it back again because my friends were almost finished eating. Such a disappointment!!! should I try again?

ML
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyed the grilled fish of the day, asparagus and red potatoes
It was well prepared, enthusiastically served, and at the right temperature. Delicious.

p
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Old and established restaurant that is holding it own.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service second to none. Obviously a Brennan restaurant. Had lamb shank and it was perfect. Crab cake and jumbo scallops appetizers were very good.

AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always efficient and helpful service, fab food and lovely cocktails!

P
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, as usual. Crab cake, Gumbo Ya Ya and salad were outstanding. Service was excellent. Never disappointed at this restaurant.

GH
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service (Clarence!) were great. Seafood gumbo and pasta jambalaya was delicious!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but overpriced for what it was ....shrimp and grits. Our waiter was stuffy and a bit condescending
Probably won’t be back.

J
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Meal was fine, but wait staff kept coming by to pick-up the check before we were finished. Very annoying and unprofessional, guess they are only interested in turning tables. Least favorite dining experience in NOLA!

MC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in NOLA!! I have eaten there many times and every meal is outstanding outstanding

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, awesome service, beautiful ambiance - highly recommend! Only disappointment - the crème brûlée was fired, best guess, hours before it was served. I don’t think that after a fantastic meal that the dessert should be an after thought. HOWEVER, the meal and service overall was fantastic - please go!

SP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are few experiences like dinner at Mr. B’s. It has become my favorite restaurant in over 20 years of traveling to New Orleans, and I can’t wait to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was excellent. We started with the Duck Springrolls, had Gumbo YaYa & Seafood Gumbo, for dinner we had BBQ Shrimp & Bacon wrapped Shrimp & Grits. Alllll so so yummy! Can’t wait to go back

SL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The drinks were superb. The service was amazing.

D
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We always start our stay in New Orleans with dinner at Mr. B’s because it’s always good, except last Sunday. They must have had an extra busy night because the food, service and ambiance were all significantly less than normal. We were seated in a small room but the noise level was off the charts - couldn’t hear each other without yelling. The bacon on the shrimp in the grits was burned and crunchy - usually it’s done perfectly and moist. The shrimp were tough because they were overcooked. The other meals at our table were about the same - off quality. We did get an apology from the Manager but beware of weekends when there is a game or major activity in town. We’ve never experienced the noise level that we did last week- avoid the small room off the kitchen.

CB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was over cooked. Shrimps and pork chop were dry and hard.

HA
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Jazz Brunch at Mr. B’s is one of my all time favorites. All the staff was on point except for our main waitress. She seemed disinterested. This is normally not the case at Mr. B’s. The jazz trio is always fun. The food was awesome. The desserts orgasmic. And Lordy, the milk punch! Highly recommend.

M
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent New Orleans fare. Especially impressed with the grits. Great ambiance with the jazz band in the background.

AL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brett was our server with Larry making our delicious cocktails. Excellent service.
BBQ shrimp were delicious!. Overall great evening 👍

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous evening we had celebrating my son’s 21st birthday! Everything was amazing; service, drinks, delicious dinner and all of the extra special touches from staff at Mr. B’s. Thank you so much for making it a truly special evening!! We’ll be back from California next year and will be back!

DH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and staff was friendly and professional.

RM
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and setting. Definitely will be back soon!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday experience was excellent!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner at Mr Bs did not disappoint. I hadn’t been here in over 5 years so was a bit concerned my expectations would not be in line with the experience. I should not have been worried.

Food was as good as I remembered. I’m a big bbq shrimp fan. Drinks were good. Comp dessert wonderful. Service was exceptional. I remember Otis as being exceptionally wonderful. Can’t wait to return.

R
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Mr B's since the 1980's. It is our go to restaurant in New Orleans. We love it and the food is always to die for.

F
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, food & service. Truffle fries are the best anywhere.

F
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a great spot and the bbq shrimp is outstanding.

h
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Baloons were at the table. Service was great. Food was excellent

a
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Food was excellent. Short rib was the best we’ve ever had. BBQ shrimp was as good as everyone says. The desserts were totally worth the extra money AND calories! Service was impeccable with many servers helping out with wine and meals. It can be loud, but since we had a group of 6, and we can get a tad loud ourselves, it was wonderful. One of the best spots in New Orleans.

o
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The previous night we dined at Tommy’s Cuisine and it was unbearably noisy and food was disappointing. We were so relieved that your service, food, ambiance were excellent and most of all noise level was bearable and you could have a conversation without straining our vocal chords. We will definitely be back!

GB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had wonderful dinning experience. Food and service was excellent. I highly recommend Mr. B’s to anyone visiting NOLA.

M
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in old school setting

KF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food.

JE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My third visit over five years. Always a great experience. Traditional and local dinner and dessert choices. Wait staff is extremely attentive and doesn't miss a beat. Have had good luck with and without reservations, but recommend having a reservation. As a tourist, I'm pretty casual in the warm months, but even then, you see lots of people dressed up. So, wide range of attire is appropriate. Take an appetite and plan on a good time. October 2019.

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