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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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

AC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and we were seated right at our reservation time. The food did not disappoint!

C
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in the French quarter
Always reliable

GG
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Everything went right. It was perfect. Thank you.

EA
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was edible but certainly did not live up to the standard of Mr. B’s. My trout almondine was not well seasoned, at all. Service was exceptional, however.

MJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. It’s always busy when we are in town, but neither the food or service suffer. The grits are wonderful.

T
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very fancy. Maybe more than I was expecting. Although we only wanted gumbo and a crab cake, they still provided top notch service. Everything on the menu is a la carte. Thus it can get a bit pricey. Kind of an old fashion place, like a fancy steak house. The food we had was top notch.

JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great! The food was top notch! The waiters were unbelievable!

SN
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the barbecue Shrimp and was excellent!! Best I’ve ever had!! The service was wonderful too!!
Highly recommend and will be back!!

RF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I would recommend this spot, but our waiter forgot my wine for what was a long time. They seemed rather impersonal, the water attendant was the nicest our actual waiter wasn't great if you're paying that much it should be much better, and they spilled soup and water when they served us

Water dripped on my purse, they never poured out my gumbo from the tin - it didn't seem that professional with lots of great restaurants to chose from it should be a better experience

MM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My belated Valentine’s brunch. I absolutely love the 3 piece jazz band that plays there on Sunday. The gumbo is excellent as are the duck spring rolls. Their homemade sorbet is delicious and dairy free! Mr. B’s is my favorite place to brunch

SH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I live in New Orleans but whenever we have out of town guest visiting or when we just want a special New Orleans experience we head to Mr Bs Bistro for Sunday brunch. The food and service are wonderful and we adore the music-especially Mr Joe Cushenberry-a New Orleans legend. Thanks again for the memorable experience! Sarah Holt

DC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience and great food! Highly recommend. The fried oysters are great! Busy place!

OT
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect high quality food and service in such a nice atmosphere. The cocktails are the the best in NOLA. It's why we've been coming here for over 20 years.

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Pasta jambalaya underwhelmed. Sauce tasted mostly of water. Pasta and shrimp was good, portion was for a child. Bbq shrimp was good and messy (to be expected). Servers were very good. Value was meh.

JN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We waited way to long for our appetizers and had to ask twice where our food was. We were told to relax and enjoy, not to worry.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best barbecue shrimp period.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I chose this as our Valentine's Day spot and it did not fail to impress! The space itself has a great evening vibe with dark wood and cozy built-in booth bench seating. The food was delicious and a great mix of New Orleans classics! We left filled to the brim, but well worth it and a memorable experience!

BD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Mr B’s Bistro for our Valentine’s Day dinner. It was the perfect meal for a special night.

R
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love Mr.B's. Really great if you have reservations but also nice to pop in and eat at the bar. Duck spring rolls are always a must along with a Sazerac. Great salads. If you feel like getting a little messy, the BBQ Shrimp are great. For those of you not from South Louisiana, it is not like Texas BBQ. They are cooked in a spicy butter that is delicious to dip your french bread in. We eat here everytime we are in town and have never had a bad meal.

CH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere.

N
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good. Noise level more than desirable. Service was not as polished as usual at this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines dinner

W
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Mr B’s Bistro is fabulous!!! We were in New Orleans for my husband’s birthday and had an extraordinary meal. My husband started with the Crispy Fried Oysters which were flash fried and fabulous. I had the Gumbo Ya-Ya and loved it. The Trout Amandine was lightly sautéed, moist and flavorful and the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Grits were to die for! Our server was friendly and funny and we really enjoyed him. We loved our meal so much that I checked Open Table while we were still eating to see if we could have another fabulous meal at Mr B’s. Sadly, but understandably, it was booked for the rest of our stay in New Orleans...but we will definitely be back!!!

AS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unobtrusive but attentive service. Pleasant no-nonsense decor. Well-executed reliable dishes. Some outstanding recipes. Attractive dignified casual atmosphere.

LB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Their signature dish of barbequed shrimp didn't disappoint. Profiteroles didn't disappoint either.

l
Nashville
52 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food,wine,and ambiance.
This restaurant is a do not miss in Nola.
Fantastic!!

MT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorites in nola. chill atmosphere great people. rabbit and ya ya are killer. JC is the best.

R
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trout almandine was wonderful as was the wood grilled redfish. Great service by JC made for a enjoyable dining experience.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ shrimp are so delicious

J
Orlando
113 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Used to be one of my favorite places but was just underwhelmed this trip. The desserts are very good (all homemade), the place is very nice and I love the banquettes by the window. But my meal was just OK ...

DD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had family visiting for jazz brunch. Several meals were just ok. Worst eggs benedict ever. Gumbo was good but for the price food not up to par of others. This used to be my favorite place to take clients 5 yrs ago. Was a little embarrassed. Wife will not go back.

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner and our service was what I always anticipate...outstanding. It is my must got to restaurants whether for me and my family or when we have guests visiting. Thank you for always being amazing and consistent!

CG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there 20+ times. They set the bar high and continue to meet it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Came for a birthday and the had balloons waiting at the table. Multiple people helped to make the night great.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We reserved a table but ended up sitting very close to another couple and to the right of a very rowdy bachelorette group. Not the atmosphere we were hoping for

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Everything was delicious, as always! Only complaint was portions were pretty small. My teenage son was still really hungry, after app, entree & dessert. Esp for this price.

RT
San Francisco
144 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bbq shrimp was messy but delicious as well as the lemon tart which tasted like a key lime pie. The pork loin was tender. Gumbo yaya was a little burnt tasting with bits of black burnt bits on the bottom of my bowl.
The Orange Julius cocktail was great.
When they get real busy and packed, staff doesn’t give you as much attention even tho it looks like they are well staffed.

l
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was excellent! Very attentive and informative waitstaff

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq shrimp and bread!
Pork chops are the best ever!

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