Mr. B's Bistro

4.8
3509 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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Horseymamma
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service excellent in the beginning with 3 wait staff, then as the meal progressed they weren't there enough to fill water, ask if we'd like another beverage, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious and the experience was amazing! Food came quick and was as expected, or better!

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eppie
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.......as always.
Thank you for another wonderful dining experience.
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AmyS
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is probably the 10th time we have eaten at mr. B’s.

The last time was when we visited New Orleans in August. My expectations were very low since that was just coming off of a lot of the shut downs for Covid, but I can honestly say it was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had there. Excellent service, food was delicious, wonderful night. They even made a nice fuss over my 16-year-old who was having her birthday dinner there.

My most recent visit was a few nights ago, the weekend of Mother’s Day in May. Maybe because it was Mother’s Day that it felt more crowded but restaurant was a LOT more full than I had remembered it even pre-Covid. Our server was fine. Not outstanding but better than decent. We usually have a tagteam and we did not this time but that was OK. I did feel like he was somewhat rushed and perhaps had too many tables. The food was delicious, and the only thing that we did not care for where the truffle fries. They just weren’t anything special.

One last comment would be that the restaurant seemed somewhat bright. One of our first visits there, many years ago was so special and I felt like the restaurant with cozier and had more of a romantic setting. This time it just felt like all the house lights were on and it was bustling.

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vipLindseyM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This is the first time I had a problem. Everything came out cold and they put me right by the kitchen so i keep hearing them and couldnt enjoy time with my family. Very unhappy

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BrandiD
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had a great time, The food was amazing. Will be going back soon

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JoeB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, service and accommodations. Table was ready and wait staff were excellent.
Highly recommend for any lunch or evening event.

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AnnaD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mr B's. Have not been there since before Mardi Gras 2020 and it is still the amazing, go to staple when we visit NOLA. Food, wait staff and cocktails could not have been better. Waitstaff respectfully masked.

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vipMinnie
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong. at Mr. B’s. First class all around. Our servers Clarence, Alton, and Heather were top notch as expected and always. We were treated to the fried green tomatoes and ordered my go to gumbo ya ya with duck spring rolls. My husband always gets the bbq shrimp and is always delighted. My son had the bacon cheese burger and it was to die for. We joined them on Mother’s Day so expected to wait a littler longer for things to come out but they didn’t skip a beat. Can’t wait to go back this weekend to celebrate my nieces graduation. 5 stars as usual 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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StewartZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great experience. There was a bit of a lag between the first and second courses, but not a big issue as we were having a leisurely brunch.

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MariaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent!

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GinaT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Musts” are the gumbo and bread pudding. I eat here every visit to NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch was very good. Excellent service and food as always was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing! My friend fm out if town that the sauces were the best she has ever tasted!

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vipHungryBeast
Houston
76 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our sone birthday. Can’t say I’ve had better food anywhere than this. Service was also exceptional. Above & beyond with attention to details. Can’t wait to return!

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SusanM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mr. B’s is one of our favorites when we are in NO. It has adapted beautifully for the pandemic. The tables are more spaced out and the servers wear masks but the food and service are outstanding as they always have been. It’s a little quieter than I remember but that’s a plus for me.
I had the grilled fish and that grilled drum was perfection as were the accompanying rice and green beans. My cousin said her chicken was delicious and my husband loved his seared tuna salad.
I know I shouldn’t have eaten all my lemon icebox pie, but but couldn’t resist. We all cleared our desserts as well. Great meal

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vipjeffreyb
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr B’s never fails to disappoint. Excellent service food and atmosphere. Eat here every time I’m in New Orleans.

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Duskyman
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Meal was fine. Service left much to be desired

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Staff was not very friendly. Food quality was ok. I wished they enforced the dress code because it felt more of a casual dining than upscale.

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PauletteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had brunch at Mr. B’s and the entire experience was perfect. From the flawless and attentive service to the outstanding food, the meal was wonderful. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Maybe they just had an off day, but I have had better service there before. The service was ok, not what I would expect from a fine dinning restaurant.

I ordered their specialty the BarBQ Shrimp and they were overcooked. Very difficult to peel. The flavor was amazing... just had to work for it.

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ClaudiaZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience & meal. Gumbo YaYa, Fried Green Toms & Crab Cake! Yum! Friendly Service tops it all!

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Katie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J.C. and Kendrick made it with their outstanding customer service! The atmosphere was great and the veal - AMAZING! We can't wait to come back.

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VistaNola
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

While the food was tasty, the rest was not great. I don’t know what has happened to the service. We were left alone during most of the meal. No real follow up to see how we were doing. While the gumbo tasted great, the temperature was on the colder side. It’s sad cause I really used to like the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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JulieR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! It was sweet that they started us off with two glasses of champagne for our anniversary. The service was fantastic, and the food was delicious.

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vipJacquelineH
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terence was great! The food was fabulous, as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class!! Loved it!

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PatA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best food we had in NOLA. BarBQ shrimp are messy but delicious ! Crab cake is amazing ,all crab meat! Gumbo was very good and fried green tomatoes with crawfish were best I’ve ever had ! Service was top notch and very nice ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I wanted a nice meal before we left New Orleans and Mr. B’s Bistro was perfect. From the moment we went through the revolving doors and were greeted warmly at the front desk, until we said our goodbyes, our experience was nothing short of divine. Our servers promptly brought water and hot French bread and the food was cooked to perfection. I even purchased their cookbook so I could have a taste of Mr. B’s at home. I came here many years ago and it was excellent and they have maintained their excellence. Bravo!

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rnbecky20049
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service , Food is fab . We are locals and were so impressed with the elegant yet very comfortable atmosphere . You can dress up or wear shorts ! The Duck spring rolls were amazing and not wild tasting at all if you are on the fence in deciding . The softshell crab does not disappoint !

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deniseh
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Mr B’s Bistro 3 times. It is a lovely restaurant with great ambiance. But what brings me back every time I visit New Orleans is the quality of the food and the fabulous service.

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ChrisL
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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vipDinaE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our server Daniel was not as attentive as I’m used to! Initially, his curt responses to my questions about the menu was a complete turn off. The food and Pear Cosmo was delicious.

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Cynthia
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat visitors to Mr. B’s. Always a wonderful experience.

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Daisy
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My favorite thing on the menu was the fries with garlic. To my surprise, after all these years, they took the garlic off the dish. When I asked why, the waiter said it was due to COVID??

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MikeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Gumbo was cold.
Asked for hot sauce never arrived.
No water refill
Shrimp and Grits lukewarm

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BeaJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. B's gumbo is my boyfriend's favorite by far! We may not be their favorite nor their usual customer but we order what we love and we absolutely love it every time. I get the burger and fries and he gets a double order of gumbo, wash it all down with a couple of beers... one of our favorite meals in New Orleans! Fantastic flavors, wonderful textures, simply satisfying without fail! Service is also kind and gracious, as well.

JC
vipJaniceC
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always visit Mr B’s for lunch when in New Orleans. The food and service are always good. I had the Black Drum fish, and it was so good!

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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 3509 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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