Mr. B's Bistro

4.7
3862 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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ChrisM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, attentive service, delicious entrees. The bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits with red eye gravy was amazing (pic attached).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an untraditional Thanksgiving dinner here! Everyone and every thing was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at Mr Bs was amazing. Traditional, Duck, and BBQ Shrimp were out of this world.

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GDtt
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Entrees were huge but the $18 duck spring roll appetizer is a joke. One skinny spring roll cut on the bias into four pieces. Not spring rolls as published. Spring roll.

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TeriW
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Mr. B’s was one of our favorite places to go - we definitely have not been as impressed with our last two visits.

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VicG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! This is one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett and JC were a great team! Wonderful recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Service wonderful as always. Mr. B’s never disappoints!

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Chipper
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I definitely recommend, having been a number of times on multiple visits to NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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scottj
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service which allowed us to conduct business without interruption

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dkn1952
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We stay at the Monteleone when we come to New Orleans because of its proximity to everything. The trip is long given the lack of non-stop flights from where we live, so we're tired and just need a good dinner when he arrive.

Mr B's Bistro is just across the street from the hotel. It is a great go-to place for a top flight meal and adult-sized cocktails. We started with a pour of Buffalo Trace apiece, and got a generous rock-glass-sized drink that was just the thing to start things off. We shared the pork belly app, a good sized chunk of barbecued meat because who doesn't like bacon, right? She got the pear salad, a nice middle of the strike zone starter. I had gumbo which was rich and thick and full of debris.

For the main course she had the blackened redfish, which she proclaimed was the best fish she has had in recent memory. I tried the duck breast as a treat I can't get at any of the home restaurants. It was a generous portion, perfectly done with a tasty glaze over a bed of risotto.

No dessert. Before tip it was $140, a real bargain given the quality of the food, the white glove service, and the call Bourbon drinks.

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SteveC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The grilled redfish was about as close to perfection as food gets

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good lunch and Stephen was a great waiter…

Everyone enjoyed the lunch and food as always is consistently good!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time back in a number of years (pandemic etc.). Still good, classic New Orleans food. Service is very attentive but not overbearing. Prices are slightly high, but overall worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitstaff prompt but one of them a little snooty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant closes at 8:00. It would have been nice to know that after making a 7:15 reservation. We felt very rushed by the staff. We didn’t know about the closing until the waiter brought us out bill halfway through us finishing our entree’s.

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MurphOC
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A little casual and loud for nice business dinners but a good meal.

LJ
vipLJZO6
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food, as usual, as very good. Although I had a previous experience a day earlier where the service was spotty at best, the service at this visit was exceptional by any measure. The server was attentive, followed throughout the meal and made sure the special requests were followed before the meal was served.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Just not the same food anymore

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vipPotts
Louisville
75 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Absolutely the best Gumbo I have had in New Orleans

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vipSimpleMan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great with a fun “attitude” however having dined here three times before, I thought food quality had slid
All salads ( our group had one or more of each) were totally pedestrian
Entrees were just good, not great and sides did not shine
Still a French Quarter stalwart with personality, but fading reason to go for the food

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JaniceB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Terrence was our server and he was great! Everything came fast and tasted awesome. It’s clear that all of the staff work together well and want to provide an excellent dining experience.

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vipITraveltoEatGoodFood
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A NOLA classic. BBQ shrimp to die for. Great, friendly service. Would highly recommend to anyone - and I have to many friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was extremely disappointing! We were ignored for 45 minutes with dirty plates on our table. We were never asked if we wanted more drinks, coffee or dessert! Had to finally find a host to get us our check. And they never seemed to care how upset we were with our experience at their restaurant.
Too many other great restaurants in New Orleans to visit!!

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vipEvansM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great meal.

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vipJackieC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat at Mr Bs when in NOLA! Food is consistently great, authentic and the service staff is fun, pleasant and knowledgeable! The bbq shrimp is a favorite but the shrimp and grits may be even better! The pork chop was maybe the best I have ever had!! Highly recommend Mr Bs!!

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LiamS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to restaurants when visiting New Orleans. Great service, food and drinks. I’ve never had a bad time there.

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DanaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fresh food. Crab cake is a must. Trout meunière was perfect. Our waiter Ken was charming and service was impeccable. Had not been in many years and happy to see that experience was still great.

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pthrowe
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the BBQ shrimp! The service is always wonderful, we love this place!

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TerriF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended, we're so glad we went because it was fabulous! Team Brett and J.C. were fantastic. Brett made suggestions; we went with many of them and we were very happy! The fried oysters were to die for! The grits were the best we've ever had! We'll be back again! Don't leave New Orleans without experiencing this restaurant!

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

some of the best food I have ever eaten, try the duck.

Lovely attention to detail in terms of special instructions

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Bs was our most enjoyable meal this trip. Every course was perfect.

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Mshrubress
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dinner was good, but not as good but memorable. But the service and ambiance were wonderful. Enjoyed out time there.

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vipBabycakes
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.. everything was delicious and the service was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! I had the BBQ shrimp and my husband had the shrimp and grits. We both had the gumbo ya ya. All of the dishes were excellent. You do have to wear a bib and get your hands dirty with the BBQ shrimp, but it was definitely worth it! Very neat place, good mix of contemporary and old school.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at this restaurant in New Orleans. The roasted duck was incredible

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AmyS
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to this restaurant many times over the last 10 or more years. This was the first time it was less than five star. I’m sure the issues we experienced were due to the shortages in personnel and supplies. None of the soft drink options were available for our teens, my fish tasted more wood fired than fish. My husband’s entree was okay. Side items, salads and desserts were all up to my normal past experiences. Usually there were two attentive wait staff for tables but this trip we had one great staff person and one less visible. I haven’t given up on Mr. B’s. I will go back on my next trip to the city to see if things are getting back to the normal high standards I know from the past.

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Mr. B's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mr. B's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3862 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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