Mr. B's Bistro

4.8
3247 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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pieguy41
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday night dinner at Mr. Bs....grilled redfish and gumbo yaya were fantastic...very quiet. Small crowds. Definitely get the brandy milk punch...out of this world. Dinner here is never a disappointment! Will be back soon. Remember to tip your server well.

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vipBrentH
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is top notch! Service is first class! Restaurants like Mr. B’s is best reason to live in NOLA!!! Never disappoints! Chicken Pontabla on brunch menu is best in city. Mr. B’s BBQ shrimp is NOLA’s gold standard!!!!! 🏆🥇

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mr B’s! I ate with friends at Mr Bs 20 years ago. This was the 2nd time eating there & I ordered the same thing-Gumbo! The best! Nice staff, great atmosphere & I will return sooner rather than later!!

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DeeLou
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome from the time we walked into the door from the time we left, simple but great menu would definitely visit again!!!

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vipvictor
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have a drink at the bar . Great bartenders . We will be returning just for drinks when eating near by at Galatoires . Everyone was pleased with their meals . Great service by Brett and JC . One of the best restaurants in town from a local lifetime living citizen .

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent!!!!

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vipTorrieJ
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best service in New Orleans. Loved it AGAIN!

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MikeP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gumbo ya ya and bbq shrimp are required. Lamb chops were very good!

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ChrisM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Asked for nice table in Rez and at door
Sat us in probably the worst table in the place - asked to move to better table -
Waitstaff was good - we ordered duck spring roll which was great - it came out in 5 seconds -
Table next to us was eating a salad, then they brought the duck rolls to them while they were still eating the salad, then to top it all off they brought their steaks to them while half way through duck rolls - he wasn’t happy and asks them to take them back - but instead they put covers on the entrees on a rack next to the table where they sat for 10 minutes while the guy and his family finished their apps.
all of this happened between my first glass of wine and ordering our duck rolls - so like 15 minutes - for fear of “fast food” for us, I immediately asked for the check, walked over to GW Fins and we had the meal of our life....
Will never step foot in Mr Bs or recommend to anyone ever....
Fast food is best served at McDonald’s

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ncreviewer
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Very reasonable pricing. You must try their pecan long grain rice. Please save room for the butter pecan pie.

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LissetteW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing shrimp and grits in New Orleans. I loved everything. I cannot wait to go back. The Gumbo was great, the fries were great, the bread was great. The drinks were great. It was an all around fabulous experience. I cannot believe I waited so long to go.

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vipGeorgeP
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meal was outstanding. One of the best in NOLA. We def be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious as usual, don’t miss this restaurant if in NOLA.

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Mimi427
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite restaurants and it was amazing. We had their New Years special which was a pork chop, black eye peas, cabbage and cornbread. Had great service as well. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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ElliottL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun ambiance. To be fair didn’t try the right dishes. Service was excellent

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LiPi
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I have been there many times. This time was not a good experience. Inattentive staff, rubbery, overcooked shrimp and cold bread pudding. Really a bad experience this time.

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Parker
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mr B’s never disappoints! Great food, beautiful atmosphere, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we got was excellent. Great meal.

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WilliamP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been going to Mr B's for 30 years. Consistently the best food and atmosphere for special occasions. The pork chop was phenomenal!

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RonnieR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and affordable! We will be back! Staff was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We are here from Chicago and wanted to eat at a nice restaurant in New Orleans. We loved the shrimp!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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JorgeC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great value

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CamelaZ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

On Christmas Eve we had a 7:30 reservation and at 7:45 we were informed we needed to order right away because the kitchen was closing. Why did you even take our reservation if you were just gonna hurry us out on a celebratory occasion? Will think twice before booking again.

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Glen
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. Atmosphere, food, service were outstanding

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KimC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

It was for me but the steaks were less than stellar. Don’t know if it was the Christmas eve crowd or what, but the steals were mediocre to say the least. The crabcake appetizer was excellent and my son’s fish was good, but three of us of had steaks and we rate them - meh.

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vipnolafoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Balanced menu includes excellent seafood and meat choices for apps and entrees and great desserts. Consistently high quality food and service with lively ambiance. If you haven't been before, you'll want to go back and try other selections.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve holiday lunch

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Luann
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was excellent however tables were too close.. table next to ours was at arms length- we left earlier than planned because we were so uncomfortable

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Rene
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of friends having a Christmas Eve brunch. Everything was totally lovely, great service and great food and a festive fun atmosphere!

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vipKsantiquer
New Orleans
95 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been years since I’ve been in Mr Bs , that said it won’t be long till I go again! This was probably the best meal I’ve had in New Orleans in a while. The crab cake appetizer was full of lump crabmeat and not too much breading. Served with lightly dressed greens. Outstanding. Then came the kicker, the veal over hand made pasta vert with crabmeat and a bacon smoked tomato sauce. Let’s just say, HEAVEN!
It recalls the early 80s in New Orleans when things were creative and delicious. Then there is the impeccable Brennan service , which is better at some restaurants than others. This is on point. Run don’t walk to eat at this restaurant!!!!! Trust a local foodie. It is worth it!

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BeeGee
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful, classic New Orleans experience.

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viplouiseh
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great bbq shrimps and lamb chops , kids could share burger but with extra charge . Expensive but great food and service

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KyleB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in the city of New Orleans. Food is always delicious and the atmosphere beautiful.

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vipMsingle
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

My family has gone to Mr B’s for years and really enjoyed it. This past experience was very disappointing. The waiters were excellent, but management significantly understaffed the restaurant. The worst part of the evening was when I let the manager know there was an issue his only response was we are all dealing with Covid. I understand Covid is impacting everyone but not letting us know in advance or attempting to make things better is not acceptable. He clearly did not want to listen to me and gave me the GM’s contact info. I will be contacting the GM. The manager needs additional coaching on how a manager should make a bad story a good one. He failed. I will not be returning anytime soon and can not recommend this restaurant at this time.

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vipScottD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, even amidst restrictions, Mr. B’s does an amazing job of maintaining their great sense of style and taste! Their signature dishes are as great as ever and the team is all class. Dwayne and Michael made our evening very special.
Always a favorite.

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NolaKAOS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Service is still spacey which I have a hard time with accepting lately. At 50% capacity, it seems like this is a chance to focus on customers. Everyone is moaning about the struggling dining industry right now, but the industry hasn't stepped up to make a 100% experience at 50% capacity. Mr. B's is fairing much better than other Quarter institutions that are soley surviving off of name recognition. But I hope this feedback can bring the inspiration for stellar service expected in a dining experience, especially in a restaurant of this caliber.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love MrB’s and go there every trip to New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clarence our server was awesome

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

Mr. B's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3247 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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