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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4.7based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLauraF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! We love Mr B’s, Classic New Orleans. Fantastic food and service. It’s a must do every trip!

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vipgcob
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the entire experience. Food was great and service absolutely top notch.

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vipPatM
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best crab cakes!

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vipwecap1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall good - gUMBO / to dark of roux, tasted burnt. But rest of food good. Waitress was excellent

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GreggH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that I’ve had in a long time

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AnnaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant was fabulous. The staff was wonderful, from the hosts, to the waiters, and bar staff. All were polite and attentive. The food was incredible. We had the duck spring rolls and crab cakes which were some of the best food I have ever eaten. The different flavors were amazing. The veal entree was also superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

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vipCzechgirl
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mr. B’s every time we come to Louisiana we love to spend at least one meal there. JC was the best

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great. The only issue for me and my husband is that we were sat kind of in the middle of the room and spaced very far away from our neighbors… Covid restrictions. the lighting was too bright. But some of the best crabcakes I have ever had and my husband and I both had the veal Oscar and cleaned our plates. The pecan pie with vanilla ice cream was fabulous!

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seanv
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and order the Gumbo Ya Ya. Recommended by a foodie friend, and it lived up to the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great atmosphere great food!!

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Msvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr B’s Bistro...was Absolutely Amazing! We cancelled our last night’s reservations to return to Mr B’s, with our friends from Katy, Texas!
We’re from Chicago and the cuisine was FANTABULOUS!
Thank you,
Ms V &. AJ Manger

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. B's is a wonderful restuarant with excellent service, delicious food and a quiet ambience. Rocco and Karen are the finest servers in the restaurant.

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Griz
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett the best bartender in NOLA! You da man!! Thanks a ton...highly recommend.

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Joel
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The place was unexpectedly quiet with only about 20 customers (Saints game in progress). However the food was excellent and the service impeccable. I had the breakfast bowl --- pork bellies and roasted onions served with red eye gravy over grits and topped with a fried egg. So delicious!!! My wife had the more traditional eggs benedict - but it was delicious as well.
For dessert, profiteroles stuffed with homemade ice cream and I had the buttery pecan pie a la mode. We had constant attention from our waiters and were able to enjoy a nice quiet lunch on our anniversary.

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RickG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Atmosphere Great
Service Great
Glad to be back open again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gumbo, redfish, bbq shrimp and bread pudding were all excellent. The service was a little fast-paced but otherwise lovely.

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SunnyG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our med. well steak was bland. Our gumbo tasted like gravy. We have been year mult. times, and it’s always been delicious. This was our first date since Corona, and it was a let-down. We will go back because we have had other great experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great! A little sparse / strange in terms of the number of people there due to Covid but overall a great experience!

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vipCknott
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Burger was frozen patty. Disappointed with that but everything else was enjoyable.

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CircleCitySweets
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and top notch service!

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reneec
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always beyond expectations, staff super friendly

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vipsusie
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with the BBQed shrimp of the shrimp and grits.
Weekday lunches have $1.25 martinis.

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KimH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!! The staff were very friendly and wonderful. Did not hover but we’re there whenever we thought about asking a question. This made dinner very enjoyable

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my wife and I's favorite place in NOLA. Every time we have been there it has always been terrific. Keep up the great work and reputation y'all have.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to when we are in town

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DavidH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. We booked this restaurant at the last minute whilst in New Orleans and so glad we did. From the starter of duck spring rolls to the selection of main courses, superb! The service was excellent, JC our drinks waiter was charming and efficient, as was our food waiter ( apologies I can not remember his name), but both were a credit to the establishment.

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Eatoutalot
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good, nothing great about the meal, ambiance or value.

JM
vipJaniseM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and great service

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Korri
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was fantastic! Skip the tomato salad though. That was comical. If you want a decedent dinner star with the lump meat crab cakes, move on to the bacon wrapped prawns and cheesy grits. Then end it with the icebox lemon pie and espresso. The service from wonderful, especially from our back waiter. He went above and beyond. I think this is a must visit restaurant while in New Orleans

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jennbrizz
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great. We had only been. For lunch before not dinner. I would have liked it if the lighting was a little dimmer for dinner. It was very bright.

My only issue is that we had a 7:00 reservation. Before we even got dessert they started pressure washing the kitchen in preparation to close. The kitchen is open to the dining area so this was a little distracting and we felt like they were rushing us to leave. Seemed kind of early but maybe they have abbreviated hours because of COVID. Regardless we will be back.

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KATHYL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gotta have Gumbo YaYa as an appetizer. Profiteroles' after dinner are a must too.

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vipScooter1056
New Orleans
118 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mr. B's was great! None in our party had been there for dinner in years. I don't know why. The food was excellent and the service was great! My sole and only complaint is that the lighting is a tad too bright for dinner. I prefer a lower light. It makes us look better. Otherwise, the gumbo yaya was as good as we remembered. The oysters on the fried oyster appetizer were fried perfectly. The jalapeno tarter sauce was great. The heirloom tomato salad was so refreshing. The redfish was perfectly prepared -- moist, smoky and delicious. The lump crabmeat on top was fresh as could be. The chicken sounds like a real throwback dish, and it is, but way lightened up. It was great. We were so happy to be served hot French bread. Too many restaurants are doing away with bread service, which is a travesty in New Orleans. The profiteroles that we had for dessert were great, too. The chocolate sauce tasted like real chocolate and the vanilla ice cream tasted house made. It's a throw back dessert that should be brought back and Mr. B's did a great job of doing exactly that! Thank you, Mr. B's for a wonderful evening!

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WhitneyD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been a birthday tradition for us for over 20 years and it never disappoints. From the service (Clarence and Stephen were amazing) to the drinks, food...I can never say enough.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Birthday. Gumbo roux was burnt. Steak overcooked poor quality meat. Fries soggy.
Drinks were good but very dissatisfied since i picked one of my favorite places to treat a friend to a birthday dinner

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vipcrcom
Tallahassee
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karen our server was great!

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edwardm
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the entire evening. Every step of the dining experience was covered to perfection. The brennan family does well Everywhere .!

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vipRyanB
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was, sadly, pretty disappointed in Mr. B's on our recent trip. I remembered it fondly from years past and looked forward to taking my son there, but I'm afraid the quality has suffered. The quality of ingredients and preparations simply isn't up to the standard it ought to be for a high-quality restaurant - certainly not with those prices and the competition from newer, more-energetic restaurants. The food was not bad, but it's nowhere close to being a top-quality place.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 5 star meal & 5 star service! The team even surprised Mom with a birthday dessert & song!

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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 3136 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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