Mr. B's Bistro

4.7
1259 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 523-2078
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michelle McRaney
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Iberville
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Parking details
Discounted Parking is available in Solari's Garage at 721 Iberville Street.
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Entertainment
Mr. B's offers Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Joe Cushenberry trio.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1259 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food, great service!! An early enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful meal, love the ambiance & food.
Best bourbon old fashions!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We took some out of town guests to Mr. B's for what was supposed to be their jazz brunch. The problem was we hardly heard any jazz. The band did not play very long and when they did they gathered at one table at the far end of the dining room and never came near us. The food was average - no one finished their entrees. We had at least three different servers during the course of our meal - the first one disappeared after taking our orders and we never saw her again - a bit confusing. Our guests were not impressed.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Mr B’s is our gonto restaurant. But on Sunday 8/12/18 it was bad. The food was cold, they didn’t set up for the BD occasion, it was JUST not what it usually is. I’ll let it slide. Because I know normally this is a 5 Star restaurant all the time!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent New Orleans Food! Really authentic! And we're from Metairie!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a fantastic meal & evening on the edge of the Quarter.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food, we have always made Mr.B’s a definite stop when traveling to New Orleans.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Enjoyed a meal here in New Orleans. Excellent service. My shrimp was very overcooked but my wife's meal was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The table service was excellent and our meal from the appetizers to the main course was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food was tasty - the bread in a bag was hot and crispy which is great. Starters - crispy oysters and mushroom ragu were good. Mains - Grilled fish and salmon were nice. Dessert - bread pudding and creme brulee - bread pudding was lovely. Front desk/entrance staff petite lady on the desk and the taller chap with a jacket and tie) really could work on their welcome of diners as their demeanour and tone left a lot to be desired. So this didn't actually kick off the evening well and we thought we had made a mistake coming to Mr B's especially when compared to all the other hospitality we had experienced in the area already. Waiting staff were better.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Not my usual experience at Mr. B’s.
Waiter forgot my drink and when reminded brought it after the salad. The entree also had a salad on the plate, so he could have warned me about that since I didn’t need two.
I live this restaurant and will go back but hope it was just an off night.
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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Mr B’s is one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. The food is delicious and the service is always good.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Loved the bacon wrapped shrimp and grits! The Jazz trio was mellow.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This is a family favorite restaurant that we always go to whenever we are in town. We love having Sunday Jazz brunch here. As always, food is great, service is exceptional and atmosphere is lively!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We came back to this former favorite for the first time in many years. Nice room, great waitstaff, spotty food and obnoxious crowd, Some folks were just absurdly loud and few people noticed the website's suggestion of upscale casual dress. Like most Brennan places these it is all about moving the tourists in and out in a mass scale.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great experience with great food.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Poor service. Had to repeatedly ask for iced tea refills. Ordered coffee and dessert at the end of the meal. The coffee came but we had to wait over 10 more minutes for a piece of cheesecake. For the price it was the smallest piece of cheesecake I have ever seen.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

It’s always 5 star. Service and food is exceptional.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The pork chop was excellent. Food was overall good but the service was terrible. We would have gotten another drink and dessert but or service was so slow and never came back we decided to go somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! By far one of the best places I have eaten. Would recommend it to anyone

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Always great food and service is top notch.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The Appetizers were excellent! We did not enjoy the style of Gumbo offered by Mr. B’s. However, the service was excellent. Shea and Otis took really good care of us. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I have been going to Mr. B’s for over 20 years. It is always amazing! I have brought three of my children here once they reach 18 and they all agree it is one of the best meals of their lives. We are obsessed with Mr. B. ‘S barbecued shrimp. You cannot go wrong here.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Mr. B's Jazz Brunch is, and always has been the best Jazz Brunch in New Orleans.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food and the service was great. Our waiter, Ishmeal, was very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Mr. B's Bistro was excellent, and I speak as a connoisseur of ethnic foods! I was born in New Orleans, but I reside in CA, and cooking is one of my hobbies. My specialty...Creole food. Our meals and desserts were delicious, plus the service and ambiance were pristine. Thanks to Mr. B's chefs and staff my daughter's birthday, plus my wedding anniversary, the trip to NOLA were superb.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Bbq shrimp was amazing and the creme puffs were outstanding dessert best restaurant in New Orleans in my opinion

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Birthday dinner and everything was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Mr. B’s came highly recommended by the staff at The Roosevelt, where my fiancée and I were staying while in New Orleans. We inquired about BBQ shrimp and they said, hands down, Mr. B’s is where you must go. They were 100% correct. Everything we tasted was top notch. We will be back the next time we are in NOLA!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Mr. B’s was the highlight of our stay in New Orleans! We first enjoyed drinks at the bar, getting some friendly tips on the menu from the bartenders, before moving to our table. The tips - crispy fried oysters, shrimp and grits, and pecan pie were spot on! Loved the old-school service and ambiance of Mr. B’s! We can’t wait to visit again!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Fantastic! As always! As a New Orleans native, I have dined at almost every restaurant in the city! Mr B’s ranks at top of the list! Can’t beat the Barbour shrimp and hot French bread! Nothing better !Cant wait to go back soon! The best!

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The restaurant was very nice, The server was not knowledgeable with the menu. Every time we ask a question in reference to the menu. It felt as if we were bothering them.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent staff, service, pacing, and food. So good that original group going grew threefold from arriving to departing.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We brought friends from Atlanta to Mr. B’s because we love going there!! They thoroughly enjoyed it as did we!!

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Not my favorite for sure. The filet mignon was over cooked, and not a fan of the butter topping. The sides were just ok, and just covered in more of the same butter. Wait staff was great, but not a place I will go back to when visiting New Orleans.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Arrived early but was seated immediately. Excellent waiter (Wade). Food arrived promptly and was excellent as was desert. A very fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food was excellent , great taste and the service as always is on point. I've been coming here for over 20 years and they have never disappointed me. It a must visit when In New Orleans.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Overheard a local telling another tourist about this - so we tried it! It was amazing and well worth it. Oddly, when I mentioned it to several of my colleagues from the area, they had not heard of it! I told them to try if the next time they were in NOLA. Very very good.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

One of our favs!! ❤️ Their crab cakes are amazing!! There steaks are so tender and cooked perfectly! Pork chops are great as well!!

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